Yesterday I just went crazy with the craftiness! Thanks Hubby for watching the Pooka Monster while I burned myself with hot glue and sniffed Mod Podge (actually it's non-toxic and not quite as fun as rubber cement haha).
After a little blog surfing and a run to Hobby Lobby, our home is now sufficiently ready for Valentine's Day. And it's not even February yet.
What really inspired this frenzy? Well, I will tell you but I must warn you: the following is not for the weak stomached.
Sunday had to have been the worst day of my life, well in a long time. It started when I woke up around 3 in the morning puking my guts out. Ewww...it was gross! I have not done that since I was in second or third grade. I felt so ill and dizzy. My first thought was that I might be pregnant. Even though I was not at all sick with Asher and we are doing all we can to avoid it from happening again, I cannot dismiss the possibility that it might happen. Anyway, when I was on my third bout with the bathroom sink (Austin was not too pleased that I forgot to use the toilet. Thanks for cleaning it all up babe!) we heard Asher in his crib heaving. Uh-oh. Poor baby was also sick. And he wasn't just spitting up normal baby stuff it was chunks just like mine.
I gotta say, Austin was a great nurse for Asher. Poor guy had no sleep when he went to give his talk for church that day. He also tried his best to help me out but I sure missed my dad. He was always so much help when I was sick. He would rub my back and hold my hair out of my face. I remember him coming in late nights to rescue me with cough syrup or a heating pad. Love youDad!
After trying to sleep it off all day and basically fasting with just Gatorade (me) and Pedialyte (Asher), by evening as quick as the sickness came it left. I have concluded that it was a food poisoning and most likely from that awful Mojo Burrito we ate at on Saturday. Yuck. Don't imagine I will ever go back there. Come Monday, I was so happy to be well and unsick and I decided to use all of my new energy to create with pink and red. Happy early v-day!
Oh yeah, and did I mention that my newly returned monthly friend came for a visit on Sunday as well? At least I know I am not preggers. While we love this little guy in the sink I am not looking for another one any time soon.
It's snowing in Chattanooga today and the temperatures are just right that some of it is sticking to the sidewalks. The pretty falling snowflakes remind me of our time in Idaho and I am missing some things. It's been nearly three years since we graduated college and came back south. I remember our last semester we just couldn't wait to pack everything up and get out.
Being closer to home and family has been great and I don't see us ever leaving this area again. But we hold some very dear memories of Rexburg including....
Saving seats for friends at Tuesday devotionals
Singing hymns under the field bleachers
Laughing at the pond skimmers
Snowboarding in Targhee
Warming up sore muscles from snowboarding at Lava Hot Springs
Floating The Snake River on air mattresses
Swimming in Rigby Lake
Late nights on Macs in the Spori building
Fighting for a study room at the McKay Library
Dancing at Guitars Unplugged
Our 600 square foot apartment for only $450/mo including cable, internet and gym
This year, Austin and I discovered that there really isn't much you can do for New Year's Eve with a little baby. New Year's Eve day Austin drove all over Southeast Tennessee to perform inventory audits on a rent to own business. He came home around 8 that evening. Sadly, there were no fireworks downtown and while I would have loved to hit up some clubs for a little dancing I don't think there are any that offer babysitting ;-)
So, we did the next best thing. We drove to Walmart and walked around. Awesome! In our sweats we looked like the People of Walmart for sure. Once home, we tried our best to live vicariously through the people partying in Times Square. Love Melissa Rycroft!
Somehow, Asher knew he was supposed to stay up until midnight. No matter what I did he refused to go down until 12:05! Then, Austin and I played Monopoly. I was lucky enough to land on all of the RRs first and I ended up winning. It was the highlight of my night!
"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disapear all too soon and that you will - to your suprise - miss them profoundly." -President Thomas S. Monson