Saturday, November 24, 2012


I don't even know when it began, but it seems like we have all been sick off & on the past month. I keep having that runny nose, drainage with sore throat thing. Eddie has had an ear infection & now a double ear infection. He has never had both at the same time. Ugh. I feel sorry for him. Poor Liam started with off & on runny nose....then the week before Thanksgiving, was diagnosed with herpangina & since Thanksgiving night has been all stuffy nose. Through it all hubby has had stuffed nose, headaches & sore throat.
Overall, we've mostly been well until the past month. It's frustrating that this time of year that I need to be up & out doing stuff, all I want to do is snuggle on the couch. Ugh. At least I've got all but stocking stuff bought for the boys.
I've got other ideas for others I need to buy for, but need to get on it.

Poor it allergies or a cold?? He looks miserable.

Poor Eddie...can't hear right now. I feel bad, but it's frustrating having to yell for him to hear while trying to not wake Liam.

Shopping for that's another post....ugh....

Sunday, November 18, 2012


So I've seen all sorts of FB posts with people writing each day or every few days what they are thankful for.....well, I'm not the best at keeping up with things on a daily basis, so I just thought I'd write a few things here.

Things that I'm thankful for:

My husband...he is a great partner, parent & provider. I love him dearly & am thankful he was put in my life.

My boys, Eddie & Liam....they bring me joy, tears, & frustration every day

My sister & her family...I can count on them for so much...who knew Jamie & I would actually get along when she moved to the same town as me?

My parents...they are no longer together, but they helped to shape the person I am today....good &

My granny....she shows me even today how to be a strong independent woman

Memaw & Powpow...although they are no longer here with us, they were such a strong influence & I find myself thinking of them more in the last few months

My Aunts & cousins...I appreciate all of the time we get to spend together & cherish it

My husband's parents....I could not have asked for a better MIL or FIL...I am truly blessed to have these wonderful people in my life.

Hubby's brothers & their them all, even if they don't all get along these days. I am always grateful for the time we get to spend with them & get to know them more each year.

My nieces & nephews....great kids & love seeing them grow up....from just one (Marie) to the growing numbers of Tydings...6 with another coming along.

Tydings & Wischmeyer families....I married into a great group of people & enjoy getting to know them more when we spend time.

Erin....she gets her own....thankful that she has wanted to & been able to come spend time in Texas!! It's given us an opportunity to know her better & show her some of our neck of the woods. Now, to start thinking of what adventure we can have next summer.

Amy & her family...I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful best friend. We talk more now that she is closer, even if we don't get to see each other as often as I'd like. I know that I can turn to her when I need something. What a blessing she & her family are.

Legacy of Love Mom's group...what an inspiring group of ladies I have become involved with...they are such wonderful, spiritual & creative ladies. I'm glad that I have made the effort to go!!

Personal Renewal Group....this group is really helping me work on myself. Supportive & inspiring. I'm glad that I have become involved with this group.

New moms I've met since Eddie was born...although I don't see many of those first "mommy friends" much, I shared so much with them & learned so much from them...several different groups helped at different time through this mommy journey.

New moms that I continue to meet through my boys....I know that as their friends change, so will mine....but I always hope that there will be a group of ladies that I can share this journey with...

Ladies I work with at church....what a fun group! We have to be crazy to work with 2, 3 & 4 year least it's not every day. These ladies are truly amazing.

Everyone that I worked with in Pflugerville & Round Rock....over the years, I taught with some AWESOME educators. I've kept in touch with some & lost others over the years. But there were some true inspirations over the years that helped to shape the teacher I was.

Friends that I keep in touch with from other stations in my life...I know we are not close, but it's neat to see how we have grown & where we are in life.

FB....ok, so this is weird, but I am thankful my sister introduced it to me & that it is there. There are places I can go to vent frustrations, celebrate accomplishments, ask advice, ask for help, ask for prayers, stay sane, find out that I'm not alone in how I feel & see how friends/family are.

Calendars...and the fact that mine & hubby's are sort of now linked...still trying to figure it all out, but it's getting better coordinating our crazy schedules.

Lunches with Sara...glad we started a while back & glad we started again. She is such a great friend & I'm glad that we have the opportunity to rekindle our friendship. What an amazing woman.

Running/walking/limping....whatever it is I do out there. Thanks to Em, Aunt Barb & Barb G for inspiring me to get out & train for my first 13.1....thanks to my Zooma group, Lisa & Tricia for helping to my second to me to get out there again. It's truly a recharge & way to clear my head. I miss my regular days out there need to find another goal to work toward.

Goals...I am thankful when I set them & work toward them. I'm working on some for the next month & year. I tend to work better with goals or lists, so I need to get with it!!!

Texting...bc sometimes I just don't want to talk on the phone

Online shopping....with 2 boys & a hubby that does not like to shop, I am thankful that I can do much of my shopping online & that I can even ship them directly to NY & even have some elves in NY that help wrap & deliver certain years!!

Nicole & goddaughters. It's been amazing watching them both grow up. I don't get to see them both very often. But I hope they know that they can always call on me if needed.

Timmy the elf....I don't know how out there his antics will be....prob not much, but I hope the boys will behave more when he makes a to figure out how to pack & bring him to NY with us...

God...He is good & I am thankful that he has given my the ability & opportunity for all that I have.

I know there are people or things that I missed...I am so grateful for all that I have & all the people in my life. Thank you Hid for providing for me & my family.