December 23, 2010

Brain...Where are you??

Oh my, only two more days until Christmas! and they are calling for SNOW! (I will believe it when I see it) but how cool would it be for Noah's first Christmas to be his first WHITE Christmas! :)

So let me just tell you what my post-pregnancy brain did the other day. As most of you know (I guess you do, if not and you didn't want to know skip down a line or two) I really wanted to be able to nurse Noah, but my body would not cooperate and so after 6 weeks we had to make the change and now my little man is getting big on formula.  Anyways so I had just fed Noah that morning and was ready for my cup of coffee, so I went in the kitchen and then went brain dead. I poured my cup of coffee added just the right amount of sugar, went to the fridge added my oh so yummy vanilla creamer and stirred in mug but noticed something was a little different. And then it hit me, I just added Noah's formula to "cream" my coffee! I make his formula 32oz at the time and store it in the fridge until it is time to eat. I have grabbed his formula container before but never actually poured it in my coffee until the other day. No, I didn't drink it. I caught myself before then but how gross! I didn't even notice that I was holding a Rubbermaid container and not the creamer container. Seriously, I was out of it!
I don't know what had happened to my brain though seriously! It must be in the same place my coordination is, I guess but geez! I forget everything and just don't even realize what I am doing half of the time. I really hope some of you are like this too, if anything just say you are so I don't feel so bad :)

Tomorrow starts our Christmas Craziness! We go around 9 tomorrow for breakfast and presents and really don't stop until Christmas night!   So I hope you all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and enjoy the wonderful time with your families and pray for snow ;)

December 12, 2010

12 Drummers Drumming

I can't believe it is only 13 days until Christmas! This year has gone by so fast I can hardly believe it is almost over! I am almost done Christmas shopping though! YAY! I only have to get Allen a few more stocking stuffers and then I will be done! Allen on the other hand...he hasnt even started. I guess it is a good thing he only shops for me these days! I take care of the rest of the family :)   His rule is he will not start to shop for Christmas presents until after his birthday. His birthday is Tuesday (the 14th) so lets see how quickly he gets on the ball after that. :)  I know Christmas is not about the presents it is about spending time with family and rejoicing in the birth of Jesus!
Can I just tell you about the first Christmas I spent with Allen and his large family? at the time there were 14 of them (we have morphed into 18 in the 6 1/2 years Allen and I have been together). They get together at his grandmother's house on Christmas eve morning and have a big breakfast and after that they all pile into one room and pass out presents and everyone opens them at the same time. (No offense but I have always found it awkward when families go one by one to open presents, I guess mainly because that is not what my family did and so it was odd to me. So when I found out they opened presents as a group, I knew I liked their style!) But seriously, that first year that I spent with them literally brought me to tears. My family is great, don't get me wrong but my parents are divorced and there are many members of my family that don't get along with each other so we are rarely in a large group setting with several members of my family together at the same time. Not at all the case with the Jones'! 14 (plus one) all sat together in the same room laughing, talking, and opening presents and having that Christmas that I always saw on TV and envied. There was wrapping paper flying all over the room and seriously I had tears welled up in my eyes. I fell in love with Christmas all over again and we weren't even married, in fact we had only been dating about 9 months. but seriously it renewed Christmas for me to be apart of their family tradition. I am excited for Noah to be apart of this tradition this year and I hope as he gets older he does not take this setting and his family for granted because there are so many that don't have it!

(I light of my blog title today, I thought I would share that Noah is getting a DRUM for Christmas from Mommy and Daddy! I will tell you what Santa is bringing him later! :)

December 5, 2010

Where's my chair??

Well for the second time in two months I found myself on the floor of an establishment that patrons are not generally on the floor of... Yep that's right Mrs. Graceful was back in full swing today!  This time however I was not doing anything physical, I, on the contrary, was about to stuff my face full of a Blue Coast Burrito (YUM!!) All I was trying to do was take the blanket off Noah, he is a hot natured little guy and his cheeks were as rosy as Santa's on Christmas Eve. So I reached across the table to grab his blanket (First mistake)but in order for me to reach him I had to remove my toosh from the seat (Second mistake). So I stood up I grabbed his blanket and like most people, assumed that my chair was still in the place it was when I left it (third and WORST mistake) I immediately sat back down. But instead of my toosh resting nicely back in the chair it had been in only moments before, it SLAMMED into the hard, concrete floor. It took me a moment to process what happened (and I am not going to lie, it hurt!! The pain shot all the way up my spine and my tailbone still hurts a little now) but I quickly realized I was on the floor. I was at a table with four of our friends and Allen , so many were a witness to this casualty AND lets not forget how friggin crowded it was in Blue Coast at lunch today, so even more strangers got to see me on the floor.
I am not sure what happened to me after I had Noah, but I am obviously not as coordinated as I once was. Lucky for me I am getting good at playing off falling on the floor so if you need any tips, feel free to ask!!

December 3, 2010

A new me

I did something yesterday I thought I would never do... I signed up to be a independent consultant! I am a shy person and just didn't think I would ever want to have to be in front of a large group of women (because let's face it, what man is going to go to ANY kind of sales party??) trying to promote a product! I am still unsure if I really WANT to be in front of people, but I am excited at the possibility of meeting new people and doing something very much out of my comfort zone. I am now officially an independent consultant for Scentsy. I am really very excited about it! I had never really heard of this Co. until right after Noah was born. I love the fact that there is no flame on the candles so it is way more safe for little ones! Also the wax does not get hotter than a paraffin wax so it is not going to produce any burns should any little fingers touch it!
This is such a cool opportunity for me and I am excited to get started. I should have my consultant kit next week and then I get to really start things with MY business. It is funny to think that this is my business but it is, I can work as little or as much as I want, and get commission checks! This will be awesome for our family since I am not in the work field anymore and lets face it, any extra money is good!
Feel free to check out my website Have any questions, would like to purchase, or host a party? Just let me know!! Thanks for your support and as always... Thanks for reading my randomness! XXXOOO

 Daddy and Noah hanging out in his Jungle mat :)