Friday, November 30, 2007

Elf Yourself

The holidays are a time for friends and family. Jordan's family lives in Tennesee. Many of our friends don't live here. So to help keep in touch with them this year for Christmas we sent out an e-mail with this cool link. Check it out!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Oh Happy Day!!!

My portfolio for FSU is turned in. My FHE Swap #2 is mailed off. My house is a wreck, but I have two days off!! I am so glad that this week has been better than last week! Today was a half day at school, which really means it counts as a day of school but it is kind of pointless because nothing gets done. I left at 11:30. Mom and I went out to Olive Garden. We used to always go there for mother/daughter dates. The last three times I have been there, the service and bread sticks were horrible. This time they were great! It was nice to have lunch with just mom (Carson was still at day care). After lunch, we ran to Target to pick up some sweat pants for Carson (although the high for today was 78). We were checking out and the cashier handed us a $5 gift card. Apparently when you buy 4 sweatpants/sweatshirts this week you get a $5 gift card. On our way out, I saw Hairspray. I had totally forgotten it came out this week. I grabbed it and ran back to the cashier. With the $5 gift card and a $10 one I got a few weeks ago for buying two ink cartridges, I bought the movie for a whole $2.00. I was so excited!!! Tonight I need to clean, but I may have to watch Hairspray first. Hooray for good days!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Chocolate Milk

Mom bought us some chocolate milk. This is a rarity in our house. We normally have to make Nesquik. So today when Carson asked for chocolate milk he asked Jordan for a spoon. We both watched to see what he would do with the spoon. He stirred his chocolate milk (like he normally does with Nesquik) and then drank it. Every other sip he would stir the milk. It was so funny!!

What a Stinky Week

I can't believe it is already Friday!!! This week has been horrible! Jordan came home sick from work on Monday. He was throwing up blood. So we went to Seawind (the walk-in clinic). We then went to a gastro office. (We went to two doctor offices with Carson...Daycare was closed Monday.) The doctor at the gastro place wanted Jordan to have an endoscopy Tuesday morning. He gave Jordan a prescription for some medicine that he needed to take for the endoscopy. I went to drop it off at Walgreen's (I love the drive through), but the doctor did not put how many he wanted Jordan to have. I explained the ordeal but the lady couldn't do anything. The Dr. office was closed. She said she could call first thing in the morning, but I told her that would be too late. I called mom crying not knowing what to do. She helped me out. Somehow we ended up with the prescription. Then I went to pick up Pizza Hut because it had been a day. I got back in the car to find out my car was dead. I had to call Jordan to jump it off. However, my car did not start. I was exhausted and in tears again. It had been a day. I really needed to work on my portfolio for school that day. I had to call my supervising teacher and tell her what was going on and how I wouldn't be there Tuesday. She is so wonderful because she said, "Don't worry about it. Don't bother coming in at all Tuesday. Get your husband better. I'll pray for you." I went to bed that night thinking the next day would be better. It wasn't. Luckily daycare was open so Carson did not have to come with us. Jordan had an appointment at 10. I left him at the surgery center to grab breakfast. The Dr. the day before said the procedure would be about an hour. It was far from that. I came back a few minutes before 11 with a full belly and a word search only to find Jordan still in the waiting room. To make a long wait short, we didn't leave until a quarter til 2. Luckily Jordan just tore his lower esophagus with his throwing up. They said he had had a virus and that is how it all started. Wednesday I woke up with the virus!!! I had to leave school early. On my way home, the car died AGAIN! I didn't have my cell phone this time. Luckily it broke down right next to the daycare Carson goes to. I walked to Mrs. Karen's and used her phone. At first I couldn't get a hold of anyone. Finally I called Rebecca and she came and took me home. I didn't get to make it to YWIE that night. It was a bummer because we had put a lot of work into it and I didn't get to see how it all turned out. I heard it went great though. Thursday I was still sick. I was counting on this whole week to finish my portfolio and FHE Swap #2. Needless to say I am so far behind. I need a week that no one else gets just to catch up. Thankfully I feel better and so does Jordan, but my mom is feeling sick now. She helped with Carson and dinner while we were sick. Last night she came over with a ton of groceries. She thought that with the week we had had, we hadn't made it to the grocery store. She was right. She was so sneaky about buying us groceries. She said that she wanted to split some chicken with me and asked if we had room in our big freezer. I told her we did. She needed to know this for groceries. This is one of the sweetest things anyone has done. It was so great because she bought chocolate milk, good breakfast stuff, etc. that we normally don't buy because we are tight on money. Then her hubby bought us a $50 gift card for gas. It was so thoughtful! Maybe next week will be better!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trunk or Treat

Every year at church we have a Halloween party called Trunk or Treat. Everyone decorates their trunks and passes out candy to the kiddies. This year we had a great Trunk or Treat. Of course I brought the camera for pictures. I am glad I did because there were some great moments that night. While taking pictures of Carson's costume, we saw a frog.
He chased it in his frog costume. It was cute. Jordan had school and couldn't go, so I made Chance pass out candy. However, he never did pass out candy. He was always running from one place to another.
Mom came too. It was a blast! This year instead of bobbing for apples, the Young Men did a donut tree. They hung donuts from string and the kids had to eat them off of the string. I don't know who came up with that idea, but it was the funniest thing I have ever seen!

Showing off the Costume

When we were in Tennessee last, my sister-in-law gave us a frog costume that the girls had worn. I used to not be big on hand me downs, but as much and as fast as Carson grows I have come to LOVE them. Carson loved the costume because he became a frog the moment he put it on. He would jump and ribbet like a frog. Carson went to Mimi and Papa's to show off his costume. I got some cute pictures.