March 10, 2011

Where does the time go?!?!?!?

I have no idea where all the time goes! Here I sit, over two weeks since the last blog post and I wonder...really....where in the hell does time go???? And, why do I NEVER have any time for anything?!?!?!? Can anyone answer this???

I keep searching...looking...and I mean looking hard...for time. I need it BAD!!! There is so much I want to do....i.e. read more, run more (as my New Year's resolutions state), clean (I really need a good spring cleaning), wash clothes (can't walk through our laundry room without having to first climb over a pile of dirty clothes), shop (I desperately need some new clothes and shoes), work (I never have enough time in my 10 hour days I've been putting in to get everything done), spend more quality time with the kids (they are growing up WAY too fast right in front of my eyes), hang with friends (it's been 3 weeks since I've seen anyone...what?!?!? How did that happen?!?!? I'm placing calls/texts now trying to let everyone know I'm still alive.), catch up on blogs (Not going to happen anytime soon...I so miss Simple Lovely and Pretty Mommy), listen to more music (yep, I don't even have time to listen to my favorite tunes and I would love to catch up on some new tunes too), write Thank You card for all the precious gifts Lo got for her birthday, figure out what's going on in the world (it is INSANE right now...wish I had an update but I don't), do my finances (meaning...figure out how little money we have in our bank account and how much time before I start saying "Clay, I think it's time for us to move to a 400 ft sq foot apartment in the suburbs), spend time with family (coming soon!), get a pedicure (never going to happen), get my hair done (you should see what I look like right now...I do have muchos gray hair...ugh), hell, I would love to even put on a cute outfit in the morning (no time to think about it so the same slums go on day in and day out), clean out my closets (time to put up the winter wardrobe and bust out with the Spring attire)....Oh and sleep...who has time for that right?!?!? this list could go on and on and on....but I'll stop now as I don't really have a whole lot of time on my hands right now....HMMMMM....IMAGINE THAT!!!! Anyway, if anyone out there can figure out how to do it all....PLEASE let me know!

It's time to try to give you a quick recap of what's going on in our world. Or, I'll at least try in this very short time frame I have. Lets start with the most crucial bit of information. I have MAJOR baby fever right now (even though I CLEARLY don't have time for three kids). I know I know...I have a baby! BUT, I want another! I'm ready to add the third to our family. I've been feeling this way for a little bit (which is fairly normal when you have a 7 month old as they are so easy, fun and just flat out adorable...the PER-FECT age!) but it just kicked up another level when I found out someone very close to me is expecting. Now, more than ever, I would give anything to be pregnant. I know, I'm classifiably IN-SANE! But, think about it, if I got pregnant now, I would have someone to share the VERY miserable journey with. Can't wait to announce the mystery special pregnant person!!!

Anyway, I would do it (get pregnant) if we could afford it and if Clay wouldn't divorce me over it. He's not quite ready yet. As a matter of fact, I had a pregnancy scare a couple weeks ago and Clay's words exactly were "If you're pregnant, I'm going to divorce you!". Joking of course but then again not b/c I'm fairly certain he would want to run...and run far. I wasn't pregnant so all is good but oh to have another would be great! I just love these kiddos so much and can't imagine that this is it! With this, I do always think of something a good family friend, Reta (who I consider an aunt and my kids actually think she's an aunt), has said to me more than once when I tell her I want more...Her words exactly are"Amy, You need to stop while your ahead!"

But are a few really good examples as to why I would want more....

My Gainesy...I'm so in love with this little guy. Just can't get enough!

Gainesy is sitting up on his own now! YEA!!! This has changed my life quite a bit as it gives me other options of things to do with him when I need to be doing something else. Lola also likes it. She'll sit and play with him and is really a big help when it comes to entertaining Gainesy. She LOVES her baby brother and wants to be with him all the time.

The boy LOVES to eat. He's now eating cereals, food, the whole bit....loves it all! I haven't found anything yet that he won't eat.

And now here's my precious Lola who although is now a big 3 year old and seems to be all grown up, will ALWAYS be my baby.

Lola and her babies. These girls go with her everywhere. Her favorites are Creepy (of course), LuLu, Sunday, Jack (Jack is a girl) and Jill. Lo has pulled out all her spring/summer dresses and plays dress up with them. Dress up is her new big favorite thing! She'll pull out every single dress we have, dress the dolls and then layer herself with at least 4-5 dresses/skirts at once. And yes, it's mostly the only attire she'll wear (specifically on the weekends) so we hit the town with Lo layered in 4-5 dresses/skirts. It's actually very cute and she always gets lots of complements.

Another pic of Lo and her babies all dressed up. From left to right: Jack, Lola, Sunday, LuLu and Creepy. Where's Jill???

And, here's one of Lo posing it up in some of her layers. It looks like in this pic she only has one dress and one skirt on which is much fewer than she usually sports around.

These little guys are just amazing. I just love seeing them change and grow. Gaines, who was a very laid back infant, has become a very vocal little thing. Like his sister, he also has a tendency to over-exaggerate and take things to the extreme and can be a bit dramatic at times (have no clue who they get this from:)). The other day when Gaines was being super dramatic about something and then Lola started performing some show in the background, Clay said "Good Lord these two! We may have the next Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal on our hands!". Love it!

Anyway, I must exit now as I have a lot of work to get done after being on the road all week. But, guess what!?!?!?! I'm trying to take a full week vacation next week and am SO excited! Will head to Big D for part of the week to spend some time with family and friends, get my hair done, hopefully get some shopping done then we'll head back to Austin and we are ready to partake in all the SXSW festivities! YEA! Really P-U-M-P-E-D up about SXSW this year! Hopefully during this week off, I can find time to think about where in the world I can find more time....does that make sense?!?!?


kristin said...

you should read this immediately... you should feel better:

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