Friday, October 7, 2011


Target and I have a love-hate relationship. I have always been a Target person. I am not so in love with Walmart as much as I would drop dead if there weren't a Target near my house. When I first moved to California the first thing I did after getting our address is looking up the closest Target. Once I found out that it was 1.5 miles away from the house all my fears on moving seemed to disappear. You can't be unhappy if there's a Target that close to you. Lezzzbehonest!

Target is conveniently right by my neighborhood. In fact I'm almost positive the shopping center is connected to my neighborhood some how. So of course this means at any given moment that I need something I say ok lets go to Target. It's gotten so bad my kids get their shoes on and say "Where are we going, Target?" Thank the heavens this Target that is oh so close to me finally got fresh produce and groceries. Their prices are FAR better than Harris Teeter which is where I was going, only down fall is they don't exactly have everything you would need. When it is just the girls and I, I can get away with shopping there. When my husband is home and I have real dinners planned I have to go to the grocery store.

All Target's have this fabulous dollar section. Most that I've been in put it right in the door way. So you walk straight in grab 8 "dollar" items then get home to realize they were all actually $2.50. If you're anything like me you end up buying the most ridiculous things because it's just a dollar. What I have yet to get through my head is that if you buy 20 $1 items 3x a week, it starts to add up.

 I obviously just left Target because its my school day ritual since I only have 2 kids. I got those gooey window decals for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Now I buy these dumb things every holiday. I think in my head what a fun thing to let Kylie do to help decorate. Then 2 days later she has ripped them off the window, squished them into furniture and/or Delainey has tried to eat them. But for whatever unknown reason I just keep thinking that maybe just maybe I can keep them up on the windows until the actual holiday comes around. This time I decided to put them up my self, I put them up high so maybe she wont be able to reach them.

Have you been to an old Target lately? I can't stand it. You get those old regular looking shopping carts, the ones car seats don't fit in and they sound funny and just aren't sweet enough for this lady to push. It's awful. {Ok little exaggeration but seriously why do they even have those still?}

Can you walk out of Target and spend less than $100? I can't do it. I've tried and I have failed. The best is when you say ok I can't spend money we just need a few things. You get to the register and you have like 6 items and you're like damn I did good we wont spend too much. Your total is $101.01 ma'am. And what do you know you failed again. It's like no matter what you do things just get in your cart that before you walked in the store you had no idea you HAD to have them.

Sitting here staring at this beauty. Target $2.50 {in the $1 section)
I'm pretty sure I didn't need it.
This was 3 Target trips ago and I'm still buying Halloween decorations!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mom where does glass come from?

My oldest daughter Kylie is so interested in where things come from these days. About every minute she has a new question of where did this come from, or how you make this. At times I just want to scream, "God made it all now stop asking all the questions!" But I don't. I think of the shortest and quickest answer there is.

"Mommy, how do you make glass?"


Surprisingly she takes my dull answers. My mom humors her self by actually explaining the process of making things.

"Grandma, where do cups come from?"

"Well men melt down recycled plastic to then shape into a cup."

I obviously made that up because it makes no sense but she draws out the answers to tell her exactly where things come from and how things are made. I'm waiting for the where do babies come from question. I will most likely say the obvious truth which is a stork drops them off at the hospital. She thinks that you just go to the hospital and the doctor just magically pops your baby out. The things she comes up with are hilarious.

One day she told me I was fat. She didn't just say I was fat, it was "Mommy, your stomach is fat." Thank you captain obvious I had 3 children. Then she will proceed to tell we don't need any more babies. As if perfectly good strangers weren't already telling me my hands are full now my 4 year old thinks I'm too out numbered.

I'm enjoying listening to the new things she learns even if she drives me up the wall!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Where have you been?

I don't even remember the last time I blogged. There are so many times I have just wanted to blog so bad but had no energy to even pick up the computer. I want to say my last blog was about my chronic migraines. I had a head ache for well over a month and a half. I could not function and had no time to ever blog. I finally gave up on taking my birth control and got my life back. I feel like a new person. I've been able to enjoy my kids not dread everything we did.

But who seriously stops taking their birth control 4 days before their husband gets back from deployment?! Especially someone who says "No we are NOT having any more kids." This special person did. I was trying so hard to just push through and take it for 3 months and let my body adjust. I sound like a drugy of some sort. And FYI to all you people telling me I'm going to be pregnant, I am in fact NOT! Also my husband wont be home for a while so we are safe! : P

In the mean time of not blogging so much has happened. Kylie started preschool. She has a love hate relationship with it and so do I. She absolutely loves the school part. She's made friends and even a boyfriend, {Who until this morning she would not tell me his name, its Richard.} But she hates the stress of picking out clothes to wear. I shouldn't care if she matches but I can't stand when my kids look like they belong on the side of the road. She is also only allowed to wear closed toe shoes so she wears her purple sparkle converses every day to school. Poor kid. One day I will top avoiding it and buy her some more tennis shoes.

My husband as stated above came home from deployment. Most amazing thing in the world times a million. I was able to fly out to CA for a few days to spend some alone time with him. We got to hang out with some friends which I enjoyed that. We stayed at a super nice hotel and to be honest it felt like he never left. We then flew on an over night flight back to NC so he could see the girls and meet his precious baby boy. I thought it was a good idea to get a tattoo right before our flight, worst idea, don't ever do it. Our plane landed at 7am and the anxiety of getting that man home to his kids was killing me. We finally arrived and Kylie came flying out of the house to greet him. Delainey to my surprise knew exactly who he was and took to him very fast. Bentley didn't cry and let him hold him right away. We were FINALLY a family again! :)
When we first saw each other!

His Banners!

Ryan and all the kids!

The short 10 days that he had home went by so fast I feel like we are still on deployment. People were coming and going every day and I never really got much time alone with just him and the kids. I try to accept the fact that everyone else missed him too but lezzzz be honest he missed me the most. He is now in a course for a while and hopefully he will be home soon! The day before he left he bought me a new car. No more telling you guys all the Has anything you could ever ask for. One complaint would be that it cost $5 to move it from one side of my drive way to the other but hey gas prices are going down right?!

I pray I start to get more sleep so I can blog more often. I miss it!!