Monday, February 28, 2011

hectic doesn't even come close to describing...

Last week was without a doubt one of the craziest weeks of my life. Without going into too much detail (simply because it is 2:30 am, and I have to get up in 3 hours to take Andy to the airport) it consisted of Andy getting stuck in Alabama with a broken down RV, me getting a total of approximately 32 hours of sleep over a course of 8 days, Andy getting one of the worst stomach viruses I have ever witnessed (it ended up being the Rotavirus and in a matter of 3 days he lost 15 lbs...all I can say is thank goodness for vaccines or else we probably would have ended up in LeBonheur with Wyatt), and one of the hardest exams I have ever taken after a night filled with Tornado Sirens, Lysol, Pedialite (for Andy), and LOTS of caffeine (for me). Needless to say this weekend was spent catching up on some much needed rest, and of course LOTS and LOTS of homework. I must say, the one thing that makes every ounce of stress dissappear...
I swear he really is an Angel. 

Every time I get a little overwhelmed with life, he looks at me with that goofy crooked grin and my heart melts into a million pieces! How could I be stressed at all with that precious face looking up at me? People at school always say to me "I don't know how you do it with a baby at home" and what I am realizing more and more is, I don't know how I could do it without him. He keeps me sane and constantly reminds me what life is really all about. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"love your neighbor as your self"

well, Wyatt has certainly gotten the second half figured out- he definitely understands the concept of loving himself...

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I tend to get very easily distracted. Ok, that is an understatement, but at least I am self aware. Ever since I have been back in school I have had the hardest time getting any school work done, partially because I have a 7 month old that I am obsessed with, and partially because I am extremely ADD. I'm not sure which part plays into it more but that is neither here nor there. Well, today my wonderful hub-bub, Andy, decided to give me some time alone to study, so he took Wyatt to my dad's house with him. As soon as he left, I shut the blinds, cleared the room (so I wouldn't be distracted), set my computer ACROSS the room (just for the music), and sat down to study. Then I realized my computer wasn't turned on. That was a bit of a problem since I wanted to listen to music while I am studying (silence is much more of a distraction than music if you are ADD, trust me). So I got up, went to my computer and turned it on. I decided I really needed to look at Pioneer Woman just once, so that I wouldn't be thinking about it constantly while I was trying to study (it's an obsession that I am trying to work on...I can't help it though, I think we are soulmates). Anyways, she has posted a new photo contest and it was on love. So I thought to myself "I should enter a picture just for the fun of it AFTER I finish studying" and then sat back down to study. But then I kept thinking "what if there is a deadline?" "what if I forget?" "what if I NEVER finish studying!?!" and at that point I realized...I will NEVER be able to study unless I go ahead and enter this silly contest. So what did I do? Picked the first picture I thought of, edited it as quickly as possible (seriously, I ran 4 actions and that was ALL) and then entered it. So the moral of the story is...sometimes a distraction is more of a distraction if you try to ignore it! My entry is VERY poorly edited, and I am sure I had some better photos I could have chosen, but it's done, and now I can study and not worry about it anymore :)

Oh, and of course I had to blog about it before sitting back down to study so that THAT wouldn't be an another distraction...and NOW I can go and study for the rest of the day :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Snowmageddon 2011

Memphis has gotten quite a bit of snow in the past few weeks, which is very unusual for the Bluff City. Usually it either snows in Arkansas and then moves north before it gets here, or rains through Memphis and starts snowing once it gets just east of us. Everyone was so excited a few weeks ago when the first round of snow came through. We ended up going to Hernando to my dads with several friends and all of our babies to make our best attempt at sledding. The babies seemed to enjoy it almost as much as we did!

Wyatt and me having a grand ole time!

Wyatt in the "sled"...yes its a cooler. A sled is not a common household item around here...Southerners must get creative when we are lucky enough to get 3" of snow.

Here are the little rascals. I have a sneaky suspicion that one day they will cause all kinds of drama with pudding filled water baloons...but for now they are angels :)

Anyways, Snow Day #1 was incredibly fun. Snow Days 2, 3, and 4 were just kind of teases, since we only got enough flurries to get us exited for no reason. But then we heard forecasts of Snow Day #5. Supposedly we were going to get 12" this time, at least that's what I heard...but then again I don't watch the news because it is far too depressing (and inaccurate according to my Mass Media professor in college), so I usually get my weather info from pretty unreliable sources. Well Snowmageddon came and went...we got somewhere around 2-4" which was enough accumulation to provide as much fun as the first Snow Day...except this time around poor baby Wyatt was sick :( So this time, in stead of hopping in a cooler and enjoying the snow, this is what we did...

Sat at the front door and looked at the snow.

"Hey mom! Remember that one time it turned all white like this, and you dressed me up like a bear, and put me in that box, and stuck me in the white stuff and I sat there? Can we do that again??"

"No angel, because you are sick. You need to stay inside and rest. I am very sorry."

"Aw gee mom!"
And that was when our front door sitting ended because I couldn't help but put the camera down and pick up that little bundle of cooties and rock him for the rest of the day. Sick babies make my heart melt. The End.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Guess what my skis are...toenails from a man.

This is now my all time favorite YouTube video. Anytime I am down in the dumps I will watch it... I cant help but laugh every single time!

Here I am...

So after months of deliberation I have finally taken the plunge into the world of blogging. Why months of deliberation you ask? Not because I was scared of who would read it...I didn't have to tell anyone that I even had a blog. Not because I wouldn't have anything to write...I have far TOO much going on that I could blog about. Not because I have too much going on and was afraid it would be a distraction- although that probably should have been the reason. No, the reason it took me so long...because I could not think of a name. That is right. If you know me, then you know how hard it is for me to make a decision. Close friends make fun of me constantly because if there is a decision to me made I will do absolutely ANYTHING to avoid being the one to make the decision. They love telling the story of me being in charge of bringing a bag of Doritos to girls night and showing up with four different flavors. Have you ever looked at all of the different varieties of Doritos? Who could decide on one flavor??? Not me. It takes me forever to even decide on which dental floss to buy. Mint, Cinnamon, waxed, unwaxed,woven floss, whitening floss, thin floss, thick floss, floss picks...TOO MANY CHOICES! And these types of situations at least have some parameters. Coming up with my own blog myself?? UGH!!!! So weeks went by and time and time again I thought, I should blog about that...but I cant...because I don't have a blog...because I cant think of a name for one. Finally yesterday after another "I should blog about that" moment I sat down and was determined to come up with a name. So what did I do? I opened up my trusty Itunes account, set it to "random" and pushed play. I decided the first song that played would be the name of my blog. So there it was- Awake My Soul. My new blog name. Not too bad I guess...and at least I didn't have to choose :)
     So today I sit down to make my blog look cute (yes...I should have been studying for the HUGE test I have next week in Patho, but I needed a break ok? Who am I can't take a break if you haven't started). But I needed to finally get my blog set up, so that when I had another "I should blog about that moment" I could actually do it. Well, after an embarrassingly long time of trying to figure out this whole blogging design thing, I had it set up decently enough that I could be temporarily happy with I finally clicked save and realized...the title did not even show up. And then I messed around a little more and realized the title can be changed. Wow. I would have started months ago if I had known either one of those things....oh well! At least now if I ever can figure out how to get the blog title on there I will have a blog name all picked out for me...and if I decide to change it, I know how! So I am! FINALLY.