Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Happy spots in the week...

The week has been a bit busy, but it is going good.  I cannot believe tomorrow is already Thursday!  Where does the time go?  During all of the crazy of the week, there have been so many happy spots, so I wanted to share (because that's my thing).

This should not be my top happy, but it is funny!  Please note, the conversation below is not listed with correct punctuation, because my material isn't Pulitzer Prize winnin'... ya dig??  Back to the story, picture it, I am sitting at work yesterday minding my own business when the phone rings and I answer.... ummmm famous person name pops up on my caller id.
Not like Leonardo DiCaprio famous, but small town NWA famous...
caller id reads Dan Skoff
I was like.... ummmm, play it cool (but y'all know my cool is not cool, at all)!
So... hello.
He's all.... someone called me from this number....
Me... well, did they leave a message? (not in a rude way, just in a question kinda way)
him... no (that is right, short and sweet and right to the point... obvi not a big talker)
What is your name sir, and I will see if anyone in our office has reached out to you....
he was like, my name is Dan... Dan Skoff.
(yes, he said it just like that, just like he was James... James Bond!)
I said, in my most southern twangy loud voice ever (I do not even know where this voice came from.... it came from down deep and it was ridic)
SHUT... THE... FRONT....DOOR!  Dan (super twangy) Skoff, the news guy?!  (duh, I already knew it was him, but I was still excited to have my run in with a famous person for the day)!
He laughed and said, well, I do the weather!
me... I!  Know!
me... Well, what are you doing?  (O, my goodness, it is like I thought we are besties and we would just hit it off with our conversation!)
He just laughed and started talking about the weather  (geez, isn't he ever off the clock)!
For real though, it was so funny to randomly speak with him!!
(I would post his picture, but I do not want to reach stalker status!... What if he knows one of the 10s of you readers... I.  WOULD..  DIE!!

Anyways, on with the week, we have been on a busy extra curricular activity schedule.  Dance lessons, both kids in soccer, and then there is t-ball.  With all of the hustle and bustle of the week, the kids have been troopers going to and fro, and both had soccer games... and scored!!
Sophia is playing so well and is enjoying soccer so much! I love that she is liking sports (just goes to show that she is def my child... since I am so sporty)!  Ha, not really.  She gets that from her daddy
This guy!  He is too funny, he runs, he kinda doesn't run, he kinda throws himself on the ground and acts like he trips (I think he is trying to be funny, and I can appreciate that), but my boy scored at his game too!  The funny thing about it is after his score, he stuck both of his arms out and then acted like he was a flying airplane zooming around the soccer field.  Well, he zoomed up to his coach and his coach tried to high five, but my guy totally zoomed by him.  The coach just stood there with his hand out and no one to high five it (I laughed).

Last night, I was part of a string of text messages discussing my 20 year high school reunion... eeek!  This excites me!  The planning kinda kicked into high gear, and I am so looking forward to October!!  I need to break out the old year book and start remembering some of those faces (not really, they are all pretty much on FB).  Last week, I secretly got out all of my old prom dresses!!  So much fun.  I should do a post of me trying to fit back into those old dresses!  I die!  I am gonna do that... stay tuned!!

This week is my baby brothers birthday!!
We are celebrating him with a Easter Egg-stravaganza/ birthday party!!  Oh, I am sure the pictures will be fun!  I am even bringing a little party game... have y'all played Bean Boozled???
You get two jelly beans that look the same, but one is yummy and the other is gaggy!  Look up the you tube videos, I might have to put one together from the party!  It will for sure me a fun time!!

Tonight, a girl friend of mine shared a few pics from the waaaaay back!  Try to find me!
I love these pictures.  I still have these dance outfits and Sophia and her friends play dress up in them!  I am so thankful that my momma held onto sweet things like this, now I can share them with my Red!  Maybe I should do a post about trying to fit back into those babies!!  (ha, never gonna happen)!

The past two nights, Bray has woken up at 1030 and crawled into bed with us... the time is approaching 1030, so I am afraid he will be here shortly.  I guess I should wrap this up.

However, I should document our convo tonight:
I asked why he keeps waking up during the night, and the response was....
momma, I just love you and I sleep best when I am with you.
(awe.... he is a keeper)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Oh, April...

Well, April has started off with a bang.  Here we are the 3rd, and I have spent over 24 of those hours in the bed or hanging over a toilet.  That is right friends, momma has had the stomach bug (whomp... whomp)!  If you remember, this past week my little guy fell victim to the virus, and I kind of thought maybe the rest of us somehow missed it!  Even though I caught his vomit, let him sleep and mouth breathe on me for a few hours one morning, and accidentally used his toothbrush (yes, was not paying attention... at all).  I should consider myself lucky that I was given so much time to recover from what I saw when he was sick... I mean a 5 day incubation period...
I kinda feel like this is the moment when the stomach bug jumped on me... see how happy Bray is to have it leave his body, and how unaware I was that it was happening...
This past weekend started out pretty fantastic...
Sophia's class got to lead their Friday morning Tiger Rally.  Girlfriend had a speaking part, and she was amazing!  Seriously... shining star when she said her two lines...
1.  The giant fell down to the ground
2.  My name is Sophia Foresee and my favorite fairy tale is Little Red Riding Hood
#OscarWorthy #ShesABigDeal #WeAreProud

 She is so very shy, all morning, she kept saying... "this is so terrifying!"  It was super dramatic
This was the cheering section...

That night, the kids school had their Spring Fling, so we stayed for the big event.  I worked there that night, so we got home close to 9.  Such a long day, but we would be going camping on Saturday, and we were so pumped for the first campout of the year!!
Saturday, we woke up, took lil man to his first soccer practice of the season

The weekend start was a success.  Now, to just make the 1 hour drive out of town to the campsite!  We arrived close to 1, just in time for man friend to fire up the grill for lunch.  We were camping with our friends, Sean and Trisha (and their 6 week old baby.... I know, they are sooo brave for taking a baby camping), I never left my house until the kids were like 2!  (I obvi missed out on a lot!)
The day was good, I was very tired from the night before, but was just powering through.  We fished, hiked a bit (until I saw a BEWARE OF BEAR sign... then I was like, AWWWWE  NO!  I saw the Revenant!)  There was lunch (a hotdog... and I will never have one of those again), a game of Memory, I even held sweet baby cakes.  #memories

Brayden even caught his very first fish!  Today (two days later), he named him Snapper!
So thankful that my friend Trisha took this picture, because I completely missed this moment.
Ya see, I was in our camper.... sick.... as.... a...... dog!  Die!  All I could think was how am I going to escape this place and get home (did I mention I was an hour away from home)!  As I sat in the bathroom living my own "battle of the north and the south", I can hear all of the commotion outside as everyone is cheering for little mans BIG catch!  I was praying they would cheer louder and not hear me... of course that all stopped.  I cleaned myself up, asked man friend to come in, and told him I had to leave.  He encouraged me to leave at that moment (probably so he too would not DIE of embarrassment), so I could make it home while it was still a bit light outside (did I mention I did not even know how to get home)!  Sheesh!
He put me in the car and off I went.
All I could think to do is call my parents... here I am in Mark Twains forest, needing to vomit, and of course I feel I need to call friend!
Ridic!  I know.
So, I call up my parents crying, as if I really thought that they could help me at that moment.... and I should have known they would.  #ParentsWillDoAnythingForTheirBabies #EvenWhenTheyAre37 #OrAmI38?
As I was speeding home (yes, driving 70 in a 50ish area) they were headed to find me.
My 70 mph driving turned into 45.... hello!  Did #JaksWife (license plate call out) not realize that at any moment I was going to throw up some more hot dog or have diarrhea all over myself?
I finally made it to Arkansas... that's right people!  I was not even in my own state!  I finally made it to my state, still trailing #JaksWife (who is still not even going the speed limit), and it happened.   I had to stop the car and throw up!  That is right.  I am sure I would have been every cops dream at that very moment!  They would have for sure thought I was a drunk driver arrest fo-sho!
As I leaned against my car, looking at what was once lunch and snack, my parents pulled up!
My momma put me in the car with my dad and she drove my car home and he drove me home.
I was home within 15 minutes, and all I could do was.... well stomach virus things... and cry.
This lasted until the wee hours of this morning (did I mention today is Monday).  So far I have been much better today.  I was able to shower, clean sheets, and do a bit of laundry.  I am still in bed, but finally feeling like I will survive.
So, how has your month started?