Tia, I got this blog inspiration from your blog. Hope you don't mind. I don't know if I will do it every Friday, but hey, I'm bored and can't sleep. Both of the boys are conked out, so I figured what the hecks. =)
First photograph that I found is of my Mom. I don't know much about it, other than she is really super pretty. =) I think this may have been before I was born, because she is on the beach. She lived in Florida while my Dad was stationed there and that was before my time. That's my conclusion, and I'm positive that I'm correct. HAHA. She is still beautiful by the way.
The next photograph is of me when I was a wee litto one. Probably two years old or less. I think it looks a lot like Skyler if he were a girl. lol. I love this one. I can't really remember this time since I was so young, but Mom has tons of home videos of me playing or what have you at this house. This was in Washington State while my Dad was still in the Air Force. I was born a dork, that's for sure. *And who knew big sunglasses would be cool again!? *
The last photograph is of me in junior high school. Like mentioned above...definition of a dork. =) My favorite memories are from junior high. No doubt about it. Still a kid, yet thought I knew it all. Best friends. Fun times.
Skyler, my son, I love every part of being your Mommy! You never fail at making me smile. When I feel like giving up and giving in to self pity, I just look at your crazy butt and laugh. You are full of so much spunk and energy. I can't wait to see your personality really start to form. I catch myself wondering what kind of music you will like. If you will take after Mom with rock, or Dad with hip hop and rap. You sure do show major signs of going on Dad's side. Bobbing your head in the car to Bizzy Bone cracking the both of us up. Child, you are so amazing, and smart, and perfect to me.
Your poor hair is finally starting to grow back, child! Next time I promise to keep Daddy away from the trimmers. HAHA! We had a pretty good day for Father's Day. It was mainly pretty lazy.
UGH! It got up to 106 today, and has been above 100 for weeks now. The next weeks are looking the same. I took two showers today. I can't stand feeling hot and icky. Brandon had a softball game today, which was torture. Even Skyler was glad to get in the AC after it was over. Today we had to deal with the bank releasing our insurance check to get my suv out of the shop. Annoying. I hate dealing with important stuff like that. After driving back and forth across town two times, we finally were able to go pay the dude and pick it up. I must say, they did an excellent job. They even washed it, including sweep the interior, wipe dashboard, doors, etc off, and to top it off they shined my rims. That made me happy. I was just thinking about how much it sucks to clean my rims earlier, too. Tomorrow, I have to figure out some Tricare stuff, for a medical bill they need to pay...if I can ever resolve that issue, I think we will be back to normal responsibilities for a while. Ever since he has been home from deployment (since jan), things have been coming up one after another. Super annoying.
Brandon's Chantix side affects have been pretty minimal. No nightmares. He had one dream where he was on a killing rampage, but he said he has had dreams like that before Chantix. He gets nauseated for about 20 minutes or so after taking it. He seems to be sane. lol
So, I have totally neglected this blog. I doubt it's that big of a deal, considering I have no followers. What's up with that? Anyway, it appears the last post I made was on Mother's Day, and here it is almost Father's Day. Uh Oh! Skyler has been growing like a wildflower. He's learning a TON. Still funny as ever. His new words are Oww, Hot, and uh oh. That's all I can think of right now, but he may have said more. He has learned to walk backwards now. haha. He got a hair cut. More like a buzz. We were planning on giving him a fauxhawk, just trimming stuff up leaving the top longer.. My lovely husband decided not to put a guard on and before I could ask what he was doing he had already buzzed a nice line of hair off the top of his head. GREAT! I wanted to cry. He looks so silly. Still cute though. It's slowly starting to grow out soon, and hopefully in another week the funny looks from strangers in public will stop. He fell and busted his mouth and ripped his frenulum (not sure if I spelled that correctly or not). That happened a couple days before his well baby exam so I had them check it out. They said it looks fine and probably won't even need anything done to it, but to have it looked at by a dentist. BAD MOMMY. We haven't added him to our dental plan yet. Guess we'll be doing that pronto. Then I guess it'll be time for Skyler's first dental appointment. He still only has four teeth. Crazy little dude. It looks like another one is coming in next to his top left tooth.
It's been really super hot around here. Above 100 for days...I've lost track...more like weeks. I'm missing family. Dad had a heart attack. He is fine now. Had to have three stents put in. Just whtat I needed to hear after Mom nearly died from one back in November. My little brother is going to graduate with his Bachelors in Criminal Justice and working on finishing up his internship at the moment with the police department. I'm so proud of him. Wish I would have done something amazing after high school. But oh well.
Partially because of the heart attacks of both of my parents, and mom literally having to be shocked back to life and airlifted and on a breathing tube and over a week in the hospital with a punctured lung from chest compressions...I am going to quit smoking. Brandon is on day three of Chantix. I am slightly hesitant to start mine...I have always had some crazy, wild, intense, surreal and vivid dreams, and trouble falling asleep and that is the most common side effect. I mean, I guess in the long run it is better to suffer through some nightmares, rather than die from heart failure.. Or Cancer. If I can't quit cold turkey, I will keep this updated as often as I can with side effects, strange behavior or what have you. I've heard a lot of funny, scary, and odd stories about Chantix users. I'm having fun watching Brandon though already. He has been sleep talking, and making out with the air in his sleep. Also, he has had gas so bad I want to burry my head and suffocate myself. Hopefully that side effect would not come to torture me...Poor Skyler. :)
Anyhoo...That's about it. Except...As long as everything falls into place and goes as it has been planned...All three of us will be coming to Indiana for a few weeks to visit this summer. Probably mid August. Not sure if we will fly or drive. Since the tornado hit Joplin we will probably fly if funds are sufficiant. We love to stop in Joplin and stay at the same hotel every time right off exit 8B. So sad. We usually go to dinner and whatnot. But anyway.. We'll get to see family again, and they will get to see Skyler and how big he is now. And lastly but certainly not least...We'll get to meet our newest niece. Don't know her name yet. She is due next month. Sorry it's been awhile. I will try to stay on top of this from now on.