Monday, October 25, 2010

CHOC Walk in the Park

 On October 17th we joined our good friends at the CHOC Walk in the Park at Disneyland. We were walking with Team "Tiny Dancer", which was was so named because of a precious little princess, Everlee Ann. Everlee is our friend Karlee and Scott's youngest daughter. She was born with Spina Bifida. After undergoing multiple brain and spine surgeries in just the first months of her life, doctors had no idea whether or not she would walk. Now, at 21 months, she is walking, talking, smiling, laughing and most of all, beating the odds! She is truly a walking miracle. I am sure it has a lot to do with how much she is loved by her family and friends. That little girl is AMAZING and has definitely touched so many lives in her short time here on earth.
 Lining up before the start.
Auntie Kendee and Everlee
My boys were super tired, we got up at 4:45! 
 Everlee Ann aka Tiny Dancer
 CHOC has helped so many families, it was an emotional day.
 Go Everlee Go!
 She was all smiles!!!
 Crossing the finish line, walking towards her amazing momma, Karlee
Trying to get a picture of all the kiddos...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

He's Got Moves!

Here is my cutie patootie son showing off his dancing skills. I am really thinking about putting him in dance..haha, not ballet but maybe hip-hop? Hey, maybe he can be the next Justin Timberlake or Bieber? Talan Timberlake? Tally Bieber?

Stressed to the Max

The last few weeks it seems that it is always something and I feel like I have NO time and I am just GO GO GO all the time. Do this, go here, be here, plan this, pay this, clean this, now now now! There is never enough time in the day. 

I have been helping Mark at work as much as I can since his secretary quit in July and it is a bit overwhelming. I wish that I could go in more often and then it wouldn't be so much work when I am there. We have been having to have our babysitter come whenever she has time, which changes weekly. So 1 week I can come in 2 days, the next week none, the next week only 1 day. This makes it very difficult when trying to stay on top of invoicing, banking, bill paying, payroll, etc. Especially when I am the only one in the office that knows how to use Quickbooks. Then, on top of that, I have my ebay store that has been doing good so I have about an hour's worth of shipping a day plus answering emails/questions to fit into my schedule. Then, add to the mix 2 toddlers who rarely nap at the same time and you have a recipe for STRESS.

 I am normally not one to complain because I am very fortunate with what I do have and it is kind of petty to complain about stuff when there could be a lot worse things to complain about. But doesn't it seem like when it rains, it pours? Last week our toilet got clogged, I mean completely clogged where no amount of plunging will unclog it. I think Gavin flushed a diaper down we have to have the rooter guy come out and fix it. We also have a huge infestation of ANTS, um EWWWW! They are swarming in my dishwasher of all places! How disgusting is that? So I have to wait for the bug guy to come. Also, our TV went out and it is just out of warranty so we have to pay to have someone come out and fix it, and last but surely not least our gas was shut off yesterday because they said we didn't pay our bill. Well I KNOW I scheduled the payment to come out, but it wasn't paid in time because BofA takes 2 business days to process. We had to be on a payment plan for our gas bill because we had a really high bill a couple months back where someone I may have left the BBQ on for a week few days. Anyways, at least I have my computer and I can catch up on some blogging. I am sitting home today (in the rain, how fitting!) and waiting for the gas man to come turn it back on so I can take a shower and do some laundry. No gas=no laundry, no cooking and no showers! 

On a lighter note, we went to Tom's Farm last Saturday. The boys had a blast. We rode the train, the carousel, ate some pizza and just enjoyed the day. My mom came with us. Here are some pictures.