Saturday, August 31, 2013

"Hair today... gone tomorrow"

I'm just gonna go ahead and put it out there.... but as of late, I have not been paying much attention to the mop on top.  I wake up, I shower, I put clean hair in a ponytail and then repeat.  When you have teeny tiny people, I just think that is the norm.  You pay more attention to the people around you and if you have any strength/ time then you can attempt to make yourself presentable.  Well, my hair has just been a long, big, crazy, dark mess, and it needed some help.....

(you know it needs help when your loved ones say things like...."well, your hair is just to big for your face", or "well, did you run out of hair gel", or "it's just extra curly today... it is just the weather".  I would walk into a room, and the hair is what you would notice first.
So, I messaged Leah...
love her.
I let her know.....
Right now I am looking like this....
front middle... that is me.
I want to have fun Reese Witherspoon hair.

So, she got to cutting..
then cut some more...
then colored some..
then gave me bangs....
then cut a bit more.
5 inches later.....
I refuse to make the "duck face" so today you get the "oooo face" (It is way cooler and I really think that people should be doing their "selfies with this look)! Ha!
I feel 15 pounds lighter, and so much happier.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Leaping Lizards!

Exciting news at our house!  We have a lizard.  Wha?  A lizard?  Yes, a lizard.
So picture it, I'm casually walking away from the three amigos as they have just started eating their lunch.  I am thinking, great... They are busy and I can go to the bathroom by myself, for about a minute.  So, i casually back away (you cannot make any sudden movements away from these people, so my moves are slow) I get through the kitchen and turn the corner look on the ground in front of me and notice all of the toys that I am getting ready to jump over, until I notice the Buzz Light year doll and a shoe, but something is running from the shoe.... A lizard.
This is no regular lizard, it was about 2 feet long (and by 2 feet long, I mean it was about 4 inches long), and it was quick and black (kind of like a ninja lizard)!  I stand there trying not to scream (I don't want to scare the children) and my scream... so I just buried my scream deep in my body, so deep, so deep down that it obviously hit my bladder and caused me to pee.  Yes, for the Love, I peed, right there in the living room.  Once I realized the severity of the situation I darted to the bathroom while "ninja lizard" scurried towards the couch.  I get to the bathroom, change super quick and run back to the scene.
Then I start thinking..... How on earth will I catch this guy?
The thought of touching it makes me want to vomit, and I just don't think it would be humane to just spray Glass Plus at it in hopes that its tiny ninja lizard lungs would fill up and he would die.  Wha?  I know, I'm heartless, so sue me.
Anyways, I start calling all of my ICE people (in case of emergency people).
I call Aron..
My mother (4times, not 1 answer)
my brother(s)
(Richard eventually answered and said he would come, but he did not sound like he was really into this adventure and Jason has since then called and informed me that lizards bite (although it would not hurt and that catching a lizard with oven mits was ridic and maybe I should rethink my situation).
my husband again
and my dad
(my father has called me only to laugh (belly laugh) at my problem and to say.... "he will eventually come out"  umm thanks dad... gotta let you go cause I am fa-reeking out at the thought of this creature making yet another unexpected appearance at my house!)
All of these calls and no answers.
Praise be to Jesus I was not having a heart attack.
(Why even have a cell phone people, if you are not going to answer it!?)
I started looking up animal control, when my friend, Erin called.
I answered in a panic, instructing her to abort any previous plans she had and book it to this "zoo house" I am living in.  Amazingly enough, she was just down the street from our house (totally a Jesus thing)!  So she gets to the house (only giving me enough time to throw my pee pants in the laundry room).  So, I rush to the door, I'm sure she thought I looked crazier than an outhouse rat (because I am wearing 2 oven mits.... Hello, I now call them ninja lizard catchers).  She comes in with her 16 month old little man, and does not bat an eye when I tell her how she must find it and dispose of him.  I let her know how I had lost visual contact with the perp (why ever I'm writing like I'm a lead detective on some cop show), and that it could be anywhere.  Y'all, Erin is so brave.  She asked for a flashlight and immediately started flipping cushions, picking up furniture, and assisting me to move the fridge.  After about 30 minutes of looking, no lizards have been found.
She was even looking online to see how to catch a lizard in your house.  She gave me such helpful tips as...
1.  Lizards like light asnd dark areas (ummm, okasy).
2.  Lizards are good to have around because they would eat bugs and such (oh, well okay then)  Oddly enough, my friend Christie B agrees with this advice and that I should not be alarmed!
3.  Also, if i just opened up my doors and windows the lizard may eventually get out (yeah, he may get out or his buddies may come in!
Erin has since left, and I am just sitting in this house waiting for him to just run across the couch, my leg, a child?
I am just positive when we go out tomorrow, the lizard is going to give birth in this house (under the couch) and we will have a menagerie of lizards.
That's just all I need, a husband, babies, a dog, and lizards. Bah!
He could be anywhere.... Just watching my every move.
Why does this kind of stuff happen to me?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ummm, my dolly is 4!

I am just shocked at how time is flying by.
I feel like it was just yesterday when we brought our precious baby girl home from the hospital.
It was all such a blur, me constantly feeling like I was over feeding my tiny baby, crying all of the time because I knew nothing about what I was doing (even though I daily referenced that What to Expect book), sad about where all of those stretch marks had just showed up from (I never noticed them before Sophia got here), and wondering if I would ever be able to sit comfortably anywhere (without a doughnut pillow in tow). I was a crazy crazy nut job mess 4 years ago, but the only thing that made me hold on to the hopes of a better next day was my girl (and the thought of Aron being left to do the whole baby care taker thing on his own... it was terribly frightening)!  I was a momma, to this bundle of preciousness, and I just had to get it together
Well, that was then...
 Looks like we made it, it is 4 years later.
Sophia is still as wonderful as the day we brought her home.  She has just become the most spunky, precious, fun loving, smart girl, and each day steals my heart.  Who knew you could love something so much?  She is such a blessing to our family, and I would be forever sad had she never made an appearance in our life.  I truly feel so proud to be her momma, and I thank God everyday for her.
A few weeks ago, we had Sophia's birthday party at Jump Zone, it is just a huge building with a lot of bouncy houses.  This was her request, a My Little Pony jumpy bounce party.  Well, we aim to please.  This was our first time to really have a birthday party with friends, we normally just have a family party, and it was such a fun time!


Happy Birthday to our girl!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Welcome to thought dump Tuesday....

Much to discuss, and feel it would be best to just have a hodge podge post, enjoy!!!
1.  Shut the front door!  Last week, there was some talk/ rumors about a big time movie star moving to B-town.  When I heard the rumors, I was like, "no", and people were like, "yes", and I was still like,"no", but people were doing research on houses being sold and talking to people that know someone who know someone that knows someone who knows her husbands friends trainer (sounds like a lot of hear say, because it is), but the word on the street is that Julia Guglia....
is moving to our town!
Oh, never heard of her, how about....Josie Gellar??
aka Josie Grossie!
Still nothing...
How about Ca-sey (this should be shrieked in a high pitch voice).
(Just a side note, my brothers commented that all of these Scream movies were no good after her character died (FYI, she died in the first few minutes of the very first movie..... Ooops, spoiler alert)!
Okay, game over.
Its Drew Barrymore.

2.  My parents are having a garage sale soon, and this past weekend, I helped go through some old things.  Well, folded up and stuck in a book I found an old doodle page from my younger years.  All I could do was laugh as I read it.  It was my name and my "future" husband's name with our future children's names.... All 19 of them.
Sweet Jesus!
I wanted to be "Mrs. Duggar" long before I even knew there was a Mrs. Duggar! Ha!  
Oh, the things I would tell "young Caryn"...
1.  If you have all of these children, some even with the same name, your uterus will hate you and all of your organs will simply fall out every time you walk.
2.  Really... Stop doodling silly things and read the book that you are going to slide this note into or work on your math homework!
3.  You really wanted to name a child Gentry.... after a town that has the local drive thru safari??  Y'all, I was a weird girl.

3.  Over the past few weeks, I have become addicted to spray tans.  There is just something about having a wee bitta color.  I feel like I look a little healthier and feel better about myself!  It only lasts about 6/7 days, but it is so worth it to me! I will admit, being sprayed is a lil embarrassing, seeing as how the past times I've done it, I did not know which way was the front or the back of the paper pantie you wear (so no telling what the sprayer lady was thinkin' when she strolled into work) one gal who sprayed me told me to hoist up my girls (which I laughed), and then another time my paper pantie only covered 1 side of my buttock, so when I got home and did a once over, I looked at my back side and noticed that 1 side of my hiney was all bright and shiny, and it looked crazy, why oh why did the sprayer not say hey girl, fix that!  I guess I shouldn't have been so focused on sucking in my belly and flexing my muscles like I was on parade at Mrs. Muscle USA!
4.  I am still in love with my cabinets, and am so very excited to get painting on some other things!

5.  I turned 34 on the 27th, and my Moss and Momma hosted a Sunday morning birthday breakfast for me.  I was so excited to sleep until 840 and then go to her house by 9!  I was surrounded by my  loves, and was so happy I could have just wet myself
and from the looks of this picture, it looks as if I did (no seriously, look under the seat, there is a puddle)  Ha!

6.  This is random, thus the reason it is in this post, but this guy was found on my parents doorstep.....
Heebie-fa-reeking-jeebies!!  Biigest bug I have ever seen!  It was like National Geographic big!
now that i look at my photo, i guess it does not look that large!
7.  And, because this is a family blog.... My babies....

Or monkeys.
The other day, the two of them ate 6 bananas..... Before 11.