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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bring on '09 ~ May it be wonderful

I just wrote a 5 PP post and deleted it ... I touched on all good and bad of our 08. Then I figured I should just shut up ... we are all relatively healthy ... (over weight and runny noses are still healthy right?) We have been blessed with 2 babies ... one that is an angle and the other ... well lets just say he is working on it. (side note- tonight we went to my in-laws for a early evening party and it took us 30 minutes to get everyone ready and packed ... he cried the entire time! Yes all 30 minutes ... he acted as if his head was going to explode ... the second I picked him up ... he was giggling!) So while he is sleeping better at night, he is still crying all the time! ALL THE TIME! I am hoping that things with him will get better SOON! We both have jobs, and neither of us have had to lay anyone off. My husband's business is doing better than ours ... we are starting to really struggle. (He owns a produce company that sells to restaurants ... people are still eating out. I am in Construction ... which you all know is hurting) Our business (mostly commercial) is still busy ... only one problem all the housing and condo construction people are slow so they are coming into my world. Under bidding people and making things on us rough! The work that we have we can't get paid for ... the owners are struggling, watching every penny, paying the contractor less, then them paying us less. We filed 2 law suits this past week one for over $461,000. The other for a little over $80,000. I have a wonderful support group, in real world and in the Internet world. Even though we can fight I have a wonderful husband who really loves me! I can go on and on, but then it would be almost like the last post ... so
Happy New Year to all of you!
May you each have a blessed '09!
May you all be blessed and have wonderful things to come your way!
I wish only the best of the best for all of you ... my dear Internet friends!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Best Christmas Present Ever

Well it all started last Saturday ... Tatum went to my mom's, Bowden went to Angee's. We went to dinner and then to a new bar in town ... Cooter's. They have Wii's set up for the patrons to play. For free. We had never played before and we had a blast ... for about 2 hours. Then Andy let go of the remote and YEP it went "threw" the 60" TV ... yep crash! Busted, messed it all up. About 15 minutes into talking to the manager about what we will do with the tv, my phone rings. It was Angee, she needed us ... Bowden had been crying for 2 hours. She kept saying I am so sorry I called you ... I was like "girl I would have called you a lot earlier than 2 hours." Anyway ... we got home with him from her house at 10 ... gave him a bottle and put him to bed .... OKAY Christmas Present here you go ... he slept through the night. YEP ... 10 - 8. Every night since then he has either slept 8 - 8 or only woke one time (usually around 3) and out of 8 nights he has only woken 2 times. So thank you ... thank you my baby boy I love you, this was the best Christmas Present ever!

I have to admit it has been very hard to love him the way I loved Tatum from the get go ... the night before the night he slept he was still waking every 3 hours ... and it was starting to get to me. Emotionally that is, I went to work Wednesday before the night he slept in tears ... my dad sent me home and told me to sleep, take a bath and rest! I needed it ... mentally I was work out, and while I have loved him from the day I found out I was preggo with him it has been rough loving him the way I should have been!

Anyway ... what was your best Christmas present?!
Christmas Eve with my baby boy!

My real cabbage patch kid!

His name is Bowden!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Body Parts

Several months ago I was so worried that Tatum couldn't point out any body parts ...
Dear Internet you all told me to be patient, that she would get it ...
Well OF COURSE you were right ... here she is showing off and pointing out some of her favorites!
PS the way she says elbow is my favorite of all times! I LOVE LOVE IT!!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Sorry for the lack of posts and the lack of my comments ... I am reading your blogs, but I am swamped! Mommy of 2 under 2 isn't going like I thought! Haha I am exhausted!
So Sunday we were in a parade - Andy's Company (Whole Sale Produce) is expanding ... they are now selling door to door - A & A Produce on the Go!
In Myrtle Beach you can go to the site and order any produce you want on line
then they deliver it to you ... in a refrigerated box! Very nice! Anyway we were promoting it in a parade on Sunday ... Enjoy the pics!

Tatum getting ready for the Parade
Me and Bowden

Tatum liked the hat better then the ears!
Blowing kisses from the float -

Tatum with Nana - take away the cup it would have been a great photo!

This is what Bowden did most of the parade, the rest of it he was screaming!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I Hope You Dance!

For your viewing pleasure ... Tatum Dances with the snowmen!

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thank you S*ears!

We had our family photo shoot today ... it didn't go GREAT, but it wasn't bad either. My hormones are still raging so I was very hot and sweaty and I felt like I was melting. Hated that part, but the babies did pretty well with it. Tatum REFUSED to lay on her tummy and look at her brother, but she did kiss his head a few times. The photographer missed each kiss but got one that was pretty close.
So ... here ya go ...
and really you can tell me how cute they are, but I ALREADY KNOW!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Oh No

Tonight while cooking dinner, Andy put Tatum on the counter. He usually takes her into the kitchen so she can "help" him cook while I play (tend to) Bowdie. When he put her on the counter she started to try and blow out a candle that at the time wasn't even lit. She was blowing and saying "hot." So I told Andy to let me get the camera and you light it .... check it out she is too cute for words!

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Okay so in the past few years at work we were able to give out bonuses. 5 years to be exact. The first of those 5 my mom and dad took a loan out against their house to cover it. Last year me, and dad forfeited our bonuses so the guys could have them. Last year they ranged anywhere from $2000-$150. This year ... we can't do them. We have had to borrow money from the bank on 2 occasions to cover payroll. If you are asking why we can't cover it - we have 3 jobs that had/have extras. In construction extras don't always go as planned ... one extra cost us over $320,000 - we have filed a lien on that job and have also called in a arbitrator. So we are doing all we can to recover that money plus the $141,000 in retainage that they owe us. With just that job alone we could cover all our past due bills, and get caught up on payroll. Anyway I am rambling ... we aren't able to do bonuses this year ... all our guys are complaining about it. I blew up and yelled at all of them that they were lucky to even have a J-O-B ... they all looked at me like I was nutz. ASS HATS!
Okay thanks for letting me vent.
PS Joann if you are reading ... I tried to find your e-mail and couldn't - couldn't find your blog either ... the babies are 14 months apart - One in June 07 and the other in August 08. I don't know if twins wouldn't have been easier! hahaha

Monday, December 08, 2008

SnowBE Christmas 09

Every year - first weekend of December is my college girl Christmas party. This year there were 8 of us. Not to shabby for 11 years of tradition. We were only missing 4 of us, Kim K (yes there are 2 of us) Stephanie, BK and Ashley. Friday I left town at 2, an hour later than anticipated because Andy got stuck at work, he was keeping Bowden until Angee could get off work and get him. I made it to Concord, NC and I get a call from Angee, she can't keep Bowden at all this weekend, her son's class had an outbreak of Fifth Disease, and that can be very harmful to baby. So ... I call Andy to tell him I will turn around ... when I call him he tells me that my mom has strep throat and she can't keep Tatum. I am balling my eyes out, I want to turn around. I pulled in the parking lot of the hospital in Concord and cry ... Andy convinced me to go. Told me he could handle both.

So I went ... I got to Tennilles house around 6:30 Traffic was horrible. I was the last one in for that night. We hung out in our jammies and chatted all night. Saturday we woke up, ate breakfast and waited for Courtney and Amy to arrive ... then it began ... the drinking started! Everyone but Melbel (she is preggers) and Tennille (the DD) I think we started drinking at 10 ... we went to wally world to shop for our angles and then back to the house to hang out out before dinner. After dinner we went to "the club" haha it was so much fun!

I needed the break and to my surprise Andy did really well with both kiddos. They were all alive and very happy to see me when I got home! I love my SnowBE's I love my hubby, thanks for a much needed GREAT WEEKEND!
All of us!
Me and Courtney!
Me and my Naji!
Lisa, Me and MelBel

Me, making fun of a ex SnowBE at "the club"

Monday, December 01, 2008

I tagged myself

Over here ... at The Partins she was tagged to post the 4th picture in her 4th folder. She didn't tag me, but I tagged my self ... so here ya go!
So there you have it ... my 2 boys! Chillin'
I tag Robin, Melanie and Kimmy

News Flash

Andy just called me at work - Monday's are his days to keep Bowden -
He called to tell me that Bowden rolled over -
YEAH! From his tummy to his back!
Way to go big boy!