Monday, March 26, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wanted: Vacation

Dear Addilyn, Your momma really wants us to go on vacation.....somewhere, anywhere.  I just want to get out and drive and sleep in a different bed.  Minus our night in the hospital last month, and our night in the hospital when you were born, I have spent the last 35 months at home without going anywhere.  I'm thankful we have a home...just very very bored I guess.  Lately I've looked up nice places to visit....zoos, campsites, cabins, parks.....I'm not picky.... anybody want to fund a little vaca for this momma????  Probably not.  Oh well....maybe in the next 35 months.  Love you, Momma

Monday, March 19, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012


Dear Addilyn, Today my eyes fill up with tears because I'm so thankful you are healthly.  My heart is so heavy for little Stella Mulhearn.  Lat night I cried myselft to sleep praying for her and feeling guilty for taking you for granted.  You were kicking the wall, flopping around, fighting sleep while wearing your new pink "min mouse" night night clothes and I just kept thinking about what Stella's momma would give to have her sweet baby at home.  I don't personally know this family but I ache for and Stella are both 2..I can't imagine the pain of what they are going through.  There are so many things I could write but basically I just want to say "I love you, I'm thankful for you, and I'm going to do a better job as a momma to enjoy each and every moment we have together."   Praying for Stella...... 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Losing Weight - 1 Week

Dear Addilyn, Ok so in 4 months your Daddy and I are celebrating our 5th anniversary.  Your Momma really REALLY wants to be healthy by then...aka lose the 30 pounds I've put on since we got married.  I'm not a good dieter...there have been 2 times in my life that I've stuck with it and lost some but this time I want to lose it and not gain it back.  I just want to make your daddy proud.  :)   He said (my request) that he would take us camping if I lost it and, we are going camping at Gilbert!!!  So, Momma has GOT to do it this more giving in and eating a whole birthday cake...when it's not even anyone's birthday!! I just got off the treadmill so I'm feeling pretty confident at the moment.  ha!  I walked 20 mins and went about 1.2 miles.  You gotta start somewhere.  I am down 2.5 pounds from where I was 1 week ago...but that probably doesn't count seeings how I totally forgot I was on a diet mid week.  Anyways, here's to week 1... our anniversary is July 27th. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Redneck Purchase

UPDATE:  After we got home and read the consumer reports on this product (and realized some unpaid bills) we decided to return it.  :(  We also were afraid you wouldn't be able to climb up it.  Lesson learned...make sure you REALLY REALLY need/want an item before purchasing it, loading it in your vehicle, and unloading it in your shed.....especially if the item weighs 100+ pounds and it takes a Target employee and a flat cart to do all of this...BECAUSE, if you have to RETURN the item it's a major pain!!

Dear Addilyn, Last night your Daddy and I made bought you this.............we have laughed because your momma bought USED tires for the car recently.....and we bought a USED truck for Daddy with 174,000 miles......BUT, you will have the best backyard water toy around.  We just hope your able to climb up it.  Can't wait for your cousins to come over and try it out with you.  No vacation this year....  :).  (actually, we figured that we could spend the money and go on a small vacation that you may or may not like...or we could buy this thing that we know you'll love all summer long)  We love you!!!  Daddy & Momma

Friday, March 9, 2012

2 Weeks Post-Op

Dear Addilyn, We are now 2 weeks post-op and I'm so happy for you.  I remember thinking in the hospital "I wish we could fast forward 2 weeks."   Yesterday you had your follow up appt and the Dr said you are 80% healed.  Thank goodness!  You ate a corndog, tator tots, and coke on the way to the Dr....he asked if you were eating well......I just said "yes".   (Just saw the title of my last post....uh oh...kinda forgot about the little weight loss plan- can I claim short term memory loss???) I love glad it's Friday!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Losing Weight

Dear Addilyn, Your fat momma has got to do something about this weight issue.  It keeps getting bigger! ha! Today I got up at 5:30am and walked on my treadmill.  Ate a salad for lunch...and a turkey sandwich.  And a...just kidding.  Anyways, I want to do this for you, for your Daddy, and for me.  Lets see where I'm at this time next week.  I love you!  By the way, today I didn't want to take you to daycare since you're still recovering from surgery.  Mamaw came over to stay...she called a little bit ago and said you were as mean as a snake.  ha ha ha.  What? My Baby????  She also said you slept till 9 which is unheard a bunch of Lucky Charms, a pancake on a stick, and were now eating dinasour chicken.  Oh yea, you pooped already too.  :)  Glad Mamaw got that one.   Gotta get to work...Love you, Momma