Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This and That...and a SURPRISE!

Tonight I am tired (um, yeah, I just spaced out and was staring at a blank Post-It Note on my desk for about the last 30 seconds)...and scatterbrained...so to go along with the randomness in my mind, I'll give you a little bit of this and a little bit of that. :-)

1) I just read this on a blog and laughed out loud because they really are the truth!
I can SO relate!


1. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

2. Was learning cursive really necessary?

3. Bad decisions make good stories.

4. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

5. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - e.v.e.r.

6. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste. (TOTALLY!)

7. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

8. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

9. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

10. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

2) Have I ever told you that having a dad in construction comes in SUPER HANDY when you're doing house projects? Nothing like somebody who can say, "Yeah, sure, I'll just whip over to your place with my Bobcat and dump truck!" Maddie was pretty fascinated with the whole thing...well, until she could stand the waiting no longer and just HAD to get started on the serious business of blowing bubbles outside with Papa! He's always willing to indulge her every whim :-)

When I first saw this picture, I had complete deja vu! It was like looking back in time 30 years ago. My parents have almost the exact same shot of me and my dad on the Bobcat when I was about 4 or 5 years old. I remember how cool it was that my dad was always teaching me how to drive the Bobcat or the tractor or help him with projects. Maddie and James will be so blessed to grow up with the same memories!

3) Some days all your hard work just catches up with you and it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. So all you can do is lay down wherever you are and take a little breather...

4) And now for the SURPRISE!!! I make sure to tell my hubby this, but it always bears repeating: I married the most wonderful guy in the world who is so perfect for me! He does such a good job taking care of me, he always puts our family first, and he works really hard to support us and give us a comfortable life. He works all day, comes home and works around the house and plays with the kids {who both adore him}, and even helps me clean! He knows how hard it is to be a stay-at-home parent and is always supportive of me, even on the days I lose my cool. I'm a very lucky girl. :-)

Today when he got home from work he walked over and dropped something into my hand and said, "Take a look outside." Guess what was waiting there for me?!? THIS...

A new 2009 Kia Optima!

Okay, so granted, this wasn't a total surprise...we'd been talking about getting a new car for months {maybe a year?} and I just test-drove it last night and gave it my seal of approval, but how awesome is that?! Our Jeep has been in the shop {again} for the past week and a half {they keep finding new things wrong with it} and both of us are totally sick of the whole deal, never knowing when it may be working or not. And considering our other car is a small pickup truck that we can't take the kids in, if the Jeep isn't working then I'm pretty much stranded. So Keith found this Kia online {a year-end close-out deal} and got a great deal on it...$4000+ off the asking price. {Keith's haggling skills have come in handy many times during our marriage!} I'd looked at photos of it online and wasn't impressed at all, but once I drove it I really liked it! Reminds me a lot of the Honda Accord in terms of how smooth it handles and how quiet it is inside. But most of all I'm just so relieved to have a car that I know will start every time I need it to and won't leave me or the kids stranded somewhere! Way to go, Hubby! :-)


Christine said...
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Christine said...

{oops . . . I posted and then found a typo :) }

Yay! Congratulations, buddy. What a relief! And yes, you definitely married the perfect guy for you. I'm so glad he takes such good care of you and your little ones. :)

p.s. - the striped sleeper James is in was my absolute favorite! Jonathan wore it for many months beyond the size it says it is (seems to have lots of room to grow, doesn't it?). It's so cozy and snuggly (pictures of him in it are here. I just want to come up there and squeeze him! Hope you're enjoying it as much as we did. xo

Christine said...

Forgot the link to the pictures . . . ;)


Heather Elizabeth said...

YAH! Keith, you are such a hunk.....on so many different levels :) Love you guys!!

Dana said...

Yahooooooo! A new car!! So glad you can stop worring about car troubles now Sis :)