Monday, November 19, 2012

Under Pressure

I am still working on my post for Caleb's first birthday. I started writing on Thursday and had to stop. I couldn't see because of all the tears. It's almost impossible to put those feelings into words. I will finish it this week, I promise.

A quick weekend recap:
Friday night J and I went out for dinner and drinks. My mom was able to come over and watch the boys for a few hours for us. It was so nice to get a little adult time. I had one hell of day on Friday. I'm talking, I didn't get out of my pj's until 6:30 (pm) when I went to shower for dinner. But the day ended on a good note.
Saturday was a "me" day. I had a date with the girls to watch Breaking Dawn Part 2. I am a huge "Twilight" fan. I wasn't until after the first movie. I then read the books. I have re-read the whole series at least 3 times. (I am a big book worm) Last year, when Part 1 was released, I had a newborn. So I didn't get to see the movie until it came out on DVD. I was not missing opening weekend this time around! I told J that I would even go by myself if I had to. Luckily, my good friend, B, had a little girls "Brunch/Movie Date" planned. We met up at BJ's Brewhouse for lunch (and a kid free cerveza) and then headed over to the theatre. Let me just say, "OMG!!!", the movie was awesome. I can't wait to see it again. After the movie I grabbed some Chinese food and headed home to the family. Once the boys were in bed I continued working on birthday party decor. I swear I am going to be working on it the morning of the party. I started about 3 weeks ago but just can't get it done! (part of why I am under pressure).
Sunday, we were up early. We had to meet B for a re-shoot of our Holiday pictures. Yes, I said re-shoot. We had our first session last Saturday. She got one good family pic of us. ONE!!!!! I knew it was going to be that way, too. Seth is just at that age where he will not cooperate for anything. He ran around like a kid with ants in his pants. He wouldn't stop, he wouldn't look at the camera, he was completely out of control. The minute we got in the car I said, "what a disaster!" Poor B, luckily she has one Seth's age so she knows how it is. Yesterday was a little better. We kind of just let him run around and took candid shots. Caleb was more of a pill yesterday. I still haven't heard the verdict though. I think I am done taking pics of the boys until they are older. Except for the annual birthday pics. It will be a good 2 or 3 years before I try to get "family" pics done again. I kind of feel like I'm wasting my money. We went to breakfast at an old favorite of ours in Arlington. Delicious Mexican food. The good stuff. Growing up with a grandma who made the most amazing Mexican food ever has really spoiled me. I am very particular. But this place was on point, as usual. My afternoon was filled with a 2 hour trip to Wal-Mart, a run to Target, and a ton of cleaning, organizing, and decorating. Anyone hate white walls? I do. J would have plain white walls if I would let us. He hates to hang up pictures. I forced him to do it last night. I am still not done hanging pictures though.
Today, my wonderful in-laws and Pawpaw will be coming into town for the week. I still have to clean up my guest room, hang pictures, and clean the carpet. All while chasing after my two wild children. And at some point I have to finish the birthday party decorations.
Caleb~just chillin' on the school bus

First bubble gum ball~it had to be blue!


Doesn't that look better?
 With all that being said, I better get off of this computer and get to work. Have a great Monday!

7 comments:

  1. Happy Monday girl - I love some good Mexican food too - I love Twilight - haven't seen Part II yet and can't wait. However, I have to wait until it comes out on DVD - not a movie theatre fan- LOL. Have a great day.

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  2. I love the art work gallery. I do that over my kitchesn sink-- it's just so bright and happy. Now please go bring us back those birthday pictures!! :)

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  3. Thanks y'all! I am loving the artwork gallery, too! It makes me happy to see what my boys do when they are at school! And it brings some life to my blank walls. :)

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  4. Oh where to start! Do I say that a lot??? ;-) I hate when I am in my PJs until 6:30 pm but it happens to the best of us and I just try and tell myself that I am lucky to be able to do that on a busy day... you know try and see the good in unattractive situation ;-)

    We spent several hundred on our Christmas pics and crewe wanted nothing to do with it, so I think I might be on the same boat for a few years. We didn't get a redo :( Oh and the artwall I love, makes me want to put crewe in school just to have that. Way to be crafty momma!

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    1. You are crafty, I've seen some of y'alls art projects. Just toss 'em in a frame and hang them up.

      Even after the second shoot we still had less than 10 "decent" pics. I am so not doing that again! It is nice to know that it isn't just my child!

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