Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Chistmas!

Christmas is almost here! Wade and I have been getting things ready while Clay is in Corpus Christi working hard for us. This has been really hard on Clay. He goes out to dinner and sees families all together and misses us tons. We miss him tons too. While it is really cool that his job takes him to so many great places doing some incredible things, it sucks at the same time because it takes him away from us. Honestly, we are very thankful that Clay HAS a job, and can provide for us.
Here is a picture of what Clay is working on. Clay is involved in the hull which is the part of the offshore oil platform that is in the water. Here it is on a ship in Singapore. The hull is the big hunk of steal (the yellow, gray, and brown thing) sitting on the ship. That ship brought it over here from Singapore.
Here is Wade's picture with Santa this year. He just couldn't believe that I would hand him over to this strange man and just walk away. Maybe next year we'll get a smile.
We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Glad it's over!

We did it! We finally go tubes in Wade's ears. I can't believe how fast it all went down, but I am so glad it is over. We have been talking about this since October. I tried everything to avoid them. I did all I could do and there was still fluid in there, so we did what we had to do. It really wasn't too bad. It took about 15 minutes and he was happy to see me in the recovery room. Here we are right after he woke up.
Thanks to everyone who told me how easy it would be. It really did help to hear that so many people had gone through this and it was so easy. They were all right. I just hope we don't have to do it again.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Getting tubes

Well we finally saw the ENT on Tuesday and it was confirmed, Wade needs tubes in his ears. There is still fluid in there. That makes it since October that Wade has had fluid in his ears. He doesn't always have an infection with the fluid but fluid is in there none the less. He has been on 6 different antibiotics and doctors really don't like to repeat antibiotics, and frankly neither do I. So on to tubes. The doctor had a cancellation and we are getting them TOMORROW (Thursday, Dec 11) morning. I just pray that everything goes smoothly in there. I know this is a very routine procedure, but anytime your kiddo has to be put under, it's SCARY. I'll let you know how things go.

Monday, December 8, 2008

::I've been Tagged::

I was reading my friend's blog the other day and noticed she listed 6 things that made her happy. I thought this was great, then at the end of the post she "tagged" some of her blogging friends to do the same on their blog. I was on that list so here goes......

6 things that make me HAPPY!

1) My sweet husband- I could not ask for a better husband. Clay is so helpful around the house, works so hard to support our family, is GREAT with Wade, and is so loving. Sometimes I don't know how he does it, but he always does. These past few weeks have been a little hard on us. He has been in and out of town since June and will be until at least March of next year. Through all that he still maintains his "awesome husband" status. I honestly think I have the best husband in the whole world (sorry ladies).

2) My healthy, super cute, little boy- Aside from a few ear infections, Wade has been pretty healthy. (Thanks be to God, we are so lucky). I also got really lucky on getting a FREAKEN cute kid. No, Wade has just been so much fun these days. He has been such a joy in our lives. Clay can go from having a horrible day, to walking in the door and seeing Wade run to him yelling "Dada!!!!!" and all those bad day blues go away.

3) My running buddies- As you know, I am training for a half marathon. I run with two girls from Stroller Strides, Ami and Kristy. If I did not have them, I would have already quit. This is one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. Running is not easy for me! Ami and Kristy are so positive and encouraging. They are awesome for just putting up with me. I complain, moan and groan, and get down on my self all the time. I honestly don't know how they are not sick of me by now. It makes me happy that they are there for me and let me try to keep up with them during our runs. hahaha

4) Wade's school- I love that I can drop Wade off and know that he is having fun, learning, and making friends while I go and get some things done. I can shop, clean house, make cookies hahaha, and go to appointments all while Wade is safely at school. His teachers are great and so loving. He has so much fun there and I am soooo happy to take him there.

5) My DVR- I know this sounds terrible but I am a tv-aholic. I love "my shows" and a lot of my shows come on when I am running or giving Wade a bath. But no worries, I have a DVR. I can watch my shows later commercial free. It is the best invention EVER!

6) Baking- I honestly love to bake! I have so much fun making sweet treats for people. I know I will be the cause of Wade's teachers gaining at least a pound over these holidays. I have so much fun watching people's faces light up when I give them some goodies. This last week I made some cookies for a cookie exchange I went to on Saturday. I had to make 65 cookies for the party. Everyone there would go home with 5 cookies from each batch. I started on Monday working on these cookies. I made drawings of each cookie so I would know what colors of icing I needed and how I was going to decorate them. Then I spent a day making icing and the cookie dough (a shout out to my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, couldn't have done it without you). A day was spent just rolling out the dough and baking all the cookies. Then two days on just icing and decorating the little guys. They came out looking awesome so, of coarse, I had to take a picture. Needless to say a few "WOWs" were said at the party, and that made it all worth it.

So there you go, 6 things that make me happy. This post was actually kind of fun, and totally put a smile on my face. One day when I am down, I'll come back and read this post. If you haven't done this before, you should. Thanks Kristy

Monday, December 1, 2008

First 5k

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We changed it up a little this year in order to avoid all the driving we would have to do in the DFW area to visit all the family up there. It was a good Thanksgiving and we had tons of fun.

The morning of turkey day I ran my first 5k with my friend Kristy. I have been training for a half marathon for the past 8 weeks with my friends Ami and Kristy. This was a very good point in the training program to get some "race" experience. Oh man was it a learning experience. I am so glad I did it. I ended up having a little bit of a hard time. It was so humid outside which made it very hard to breath. There were 950 people running this 5k, and the tons of people running past me was a very big distraction. The mob of people kind of made me run at a faster pace than what I am used to, which is not always a bad thing, it just made it even harder for me to breath. (These are all my excuses as to why I had to walk a few times). I was so heartbroken that I had to end up walking some. I have been running 3 miles at around 40 minutes in our training, and I finished the 5k at almost 41 minutes. So tonight's run was 3 miles and I was so mad that I hauled butt (for me of coarse) and finished the 3 miles in 36 minutes. ha!

Anyway, here are a few pictures from the big race day.