Thursday, June 27, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
It's been a whirlwind of a past month! Less than a month ago we found out that my hubs got an amazing new job. He is in the national guard and has been working Full time as tech support for Apple and the pay absolutely sucked and was nothing that they promised in the beginning. Everything came together for this new job in perfect timing. Its with the National Guard but also a Federal job and has some amazing benefits and more than twice his pay at Apple! THANK YOU GOD! The only hitch to this new job is its 3 hours away from our family and the city. We are now in a 'Town', not a super small town but no where near the city! It actually has a walmart and a sonic so I should be good right?
No more living 10 mins from the zoo and going there weekly, no more commissary, no more living around the block from my parents, no more date nights in the city, no more babysitters, no more target, no more malls, no more drive in movies, no more calling my mom and saying can you come over and play every day.... The kids are used to seeing my mom every single day and the hardest thing has been them asking 'Can Mimi come over and play' and me having to say sorry Mimi doesn't live close any more. Heartbreaking!
It is def a bitter sweet blessing. Its great to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city & its the job that will most benefit my hubs career. Today is day 5 in the country and so far its been good except for the fact that our back yard has poison ivy & on day 2 we got locked out and were stuck outside for 2 1/2 hours and in that time I got eaten alive by dang Chiggers! I killed a dozen of them on me and I had no idea what they were. All I knew was these teeny tiny lil red bugs were feasting on me! I now have over 50 VERY itchy bites! Mostly on my thighs, stomach, butt and dang boobs! Eesh! Benedryl and itch cream have been by bffs.
Our small town walmart has been a whole new level of walmart. On my first trip I discovered its okay to wear a bikini to walmart. Oh she had a beach towel but it was only draped over her shoulders. Flyswatters are sold in 4 pks, men often dont wear shirts into the store, you have to bring your cart in from the parking lot bc they dont keep them inside!
On a good note our back yard is huge! There are trees everywhere! All of our rooms are significantly bigger, we have walk in closets and in our room I have an entire closet for my shoes and purses!
Monday, June 17, 2013
Sorry I have been totally MIA lately! We found out just a few short weeks ago my jobs got an amazing new full time job with the national guard! Amazing job and a quick relocation! So we have been frantically busy searching for a new house and packing and on Wednesday we move! 3 hours from the city to a small town!
Soooo much to tell you and not enough time today to go into the details but hopefully by this time next week I will have some time and can get back to a little bit of normalcy!
Such a bitter sweet move and super excited for change! Gotta get back to packing!!!
Monday, June 3, 2013
Friday night was another tornado outbreak and we headed to Yukon for my aunts house because she had a basement... We quickly had to cram my 3 littles, my cousins 3 along with all of us into a stairwell in the basement when they said the path is a mile wide and heading straight for yukon and only 2 miles away...
Thankfully it turned and went the other way and we were safe.. Its hard to say thankfully because though we were safe and sound there were 9 other people who were killed when the tornado unexpectedly turned south.
the kids played ring around the rosey while we watched the news coverage...
Once the storm was over and it was safe to head home I cried the entire way home... Benjamin kept saying 'Mommy why did you make me go under those stairs? It was so scary! Dont ever make me do that again'
4 days later Cloee still refuses to sleep alone and Benjamin is still talking about the scary stairs.
On top of the tornadoes I have had 2 flats, on less than 6 month old tires, had too many days where at the end of the day I just wanted to cry because I felt like it was just another wasted day in survival mode. My diet has SUCKED, stress has taken over I find myself time and time again at the end of the day regretting how much I yelled at my poor babies.
I often feel like I am spending the majority of the days saying No! Dont do that! Quit fighting, get out of the trash, dont eat that, please quit climbing on me, leave your diaper on, dont pee on the floor, leave your brother alone, get out of there, share! .. everything feels like a fight and its never ending! I often wonder if it will ever get easier. We havent been able to sit through church in over a month because Jax just cries and cries in class and isnt quiet enough to sit in regular service so we end up leaving after 30 minutes.
My kids are so sweet and beautiful and precious and I love them more than I ever imagined possible but I need out of this rut! Today I found something amazing! Kara-Kae over at The Mom Diggity launched a brand new adventure called Thrive! As I read through the info on Thrive I had tears! You have no idea how this speaks right to where I am and where I want to be! Thriving with other moms who deal with the same things I do! I am so tired of just surviving and ready to thrive as a mom and wife and woman!
HUGE changes are coming for our family! I am not at liberty to share at this point but hopefully by the end of this week I will be able to tell you the exciting news!!! :)
Oh and in all the chaos I managed to get my hair done and I went back blonde and I love it and it was super nice to have some me time!