Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!  I got absolutely no pictures of my kids on Easter morning with their baskets.  Why is that you ask.  Because I'm lazy.  And tired. So tired.  All the time.  So I slept the morning away while they took care of their own breakfast which consisted of the chocolate goodness the Easter bunny left.  At least the Reese's eggs have peanut butter in them so that has to count for something. (I really did feed them breakfast, I'm being slightly dramatic with how long I slept the morning away. Nate on the other hand really did sleep the morning away.  The only perk of afternoon church.)

I did get pics of us heading off to church. That totally counts as my Easter pictures for the year. 

Easter did not disappoint for Dax.  It had nothing to do with the goods the bunny brought.  It had everything to do with the fact that I made Strawberry Shortcake.  His newfound love. It's a dessert that I rarely make so it was a hit all around. But especially for Dax.

Bay was just in it for the whipped cream. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

We're really going

Well it's official.  We actually booked the trip to NY/DC.  I usually drag my feet about spending money on unnecessary things with 2 exceptions 1- Disneyland 2-eating out (my weakness.  It really needs to stop). But I decided the money would be worth it and the basement getting 100% finished will just take a little longer. 
I'm also having extreme guilt over not taking a family vacay instead. Vacations are few and far between at this house so I feel selfish spending the money on just me and Nate. The kids will start leaving the house in  a few short years so I feel like I need to get the memories in with them. Also, I am abandoning my babies for a week.  I know, cut the cord already.  It's not that I don't trust grandma and grandpa squeaker (who are being super nice and taking them for several days), I'm just afraid of the damage these 4 kiddos may do while the parents are away.  Thank you Scott and Karen.  And good luck.  Seriously, I mean that from the bottom of my heart.  
At least once a day I have the urge to change our plans and head to disney instead.  I need to stop. It will be fun and worth it and me and Nate deserve a little time together after 10+ years of no couple vacations.

I am super excited to head back East.  However, I'm not so sure we will survive in New York.  Nate's pretty good at navigating so I'm leaving that up to him.  He can handle the stress. I, on the other hand, will probably stop in the middle of the street and have a panic attack over which direction I should be heading.   Aside from that I can't wait. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

15 years!

Goodness gracious, you'd think i've fallen off the face of the earth or something by the looks of my blog. It has been awhile.  I just haven't been in a blogging mood I guess.  Plus I've been a little busy.  New house stuff, going back to work stuff, 4 kids stuff, being addicted to facebook stuff.  The list goes on and on and my blog just keeps getting neglected. 
But I will fully dedicate the next few minutes to my blog because today is a special day.  15 years!  I have been with my better half for 15 years now.  I deserve something pretty amazing for putting up with Nate for that long.  He deserves something even more amazing for putting up with me.  So we just may do something amazing and head to DC/New York in a couple weeks to celebrate.  We haven't exactly booked anything yet but we are thinking about it. Everyone says to do it (easy to say when it's not your money that's being blown).  I say that's a lot of money to blow in a few days. Plus the guilt of leaving the kids behind is already eating me up and we aren't officially even going yet.  My brother and his cute family live in DC so we have somewhere to stay there.  If we go all the way to DC we would have to go to New York. It's on my bucket list and I'm convinced we will never be that close to it again.  I have no desire to live in the big apple but a visit would be awesome.  Times Square, Central Park, Gray's papaya -- I'm in!
Plus did I mention its been 15 years!?!  We deserve a little time to ourselves right?  We haven't taken a trip with just the two of us in over 10 years.  But at the same time we only have 6 more years until Dilon will be out of the house.  Couple vacation?  Family vacation?  Shed? Put in a yard?  What to do, what to do.  
I got sidetracked a bit with that.  This post was supposed to be about the past 15 years with my Mr. Wright. It's amazing to me the things Nate has made happen for our family.  We have great kids, a beautiful home, respect, love, fun, ups and downs, non-awkward silent moments, awkward silent moments followed by "lets stop being mean to each other" moments, compromise, compassion, passion (yea baby!), you're driving me nuts moments, what would I ever do without you in my life moments,  and I hope the next 15 years will be this awesome moments.  We are each others strength and weakness. We have seen the for better or for worse and I know through some of the worst moments we have become better. Better people, better parents, better spouses.  
I love your stinkin guts, Nate.  Thanks for putting up with me and my crazy. I promise to keep loving you through all your crazy too.