Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Is there no end to their madness?!?

It's only Tuesday & I'm already beat from this week!!!  The kids have been particularly ornery & have been fighting for what feels like constantly & I'm particularly short-tempered.  Not a good combo.  Does anyone else with multiple kids sometimes feel like the yelling, arguing & crying is never ending?

Doesn't Cam just look precious in Reese's fuschia polka dot Minnie dress?!  Actually, after I took this picture yesterday, I felt like they would start saying, Danny, come play with us.  Forever & ever & ever...  If you've seen The Shining, you know what I'm talking about.  Anyway, Cam wasn't wearing this dress because he actually likes it, he only wanted to wear it because he was certain that his sister would shriek, Noooo! That's MY dress!!! And that's exactly what she did. That's basically his MO these day; how to make his sister mad. Sigh.

It's exceptionally rare that Reese & I have an outing to ourselves so last Wednesday we hit the road & headed to Busch Gardens to take advantage of our season passes.

We had so much fun together & I realized just how cooperative & pleasant my Reese Cakes is when she's not being harassed by her big brother!  ;o)

A lady was nice enough to take our picture!

We had an awesome weekend since my parents came up Friday night so they could watch Cam play t-ball on Saturday morning.  They brought Cam's BFF, Mikayla & they all had an absolute blast together.  We watched Frozen at least three times.  I love that movie!

I've been a bit of a decorating rut & feeling overwhelmed every time I hit a store to browse around.  My mom & I hit Home Goods on Saturday & I had so many ideas whirring in my head that it was straight up overwhelming.  Not to mention that everything costs so damn much.  If only money wasn't an object!!  I did snag these three turquoise lanterns & wooden tray & I must say that they look absolutely magical when it's dark & they're shimmering in candlelight.  It's the little things that make me happy!

Speaking of ruts, I've been eating like garbage lately & the scale does not lie since I've gained nearly five pounds.. yikes!  Time to reel it in.  Many people don't agree with weighing themselves often, but it definitely works for me since I'd rather nip three or five pounds in the bud vs. ten or fifteen.

Time to cut out the nightly glass of wine with dinner or occasional Thursday night margarita that Mike whips up!  That's a good 250+ calories (more with the margarita) that I cannot afford.  With the glass of red wine often comes a hankering for some cheese or a piece of dark chocolate.  Now it's time to lock it up & have a mug of tea or allow myself a piece of fruit if I'm feeling like a nighttime snack.  I like having a big bowl of fruit out anyway since it looks pretty & Reese adores fruit.  Wouldn't it be nice if we could just eat whatever we wanted & not gain weight.  That would be nearly as fun as shopping if money was no object.. one can dream!

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  1. they look like creepy twins in that photo!!! remember when we dressed cameron in adelaide's clothes and adelaide in cam's and mike thought adelaide was cameron?? that was awesome. what a cruddy dad! ;) and also, my kids fight CONSTANTLY. it makes me crazy. they are like best buddies and then they hate each other and are kicking and biting and hitting. It's awful. It just started in the past few months. Glad I'm not alone. Also, go to thrift stores, so much more bang for your buck. I get all my accessories there!! And I cannot buy new kids clothes anymore...not when I can get things for $1 or 60 cents at the thrift store! It feels like you are rich when you shop there.

    1. Cam & Reese have been fighting like this for probably six months now, it's so frustrating!!! I feel like I'm continuously breaking up fights throughout our car rides & evenings at home!

      Funny you should mention thrift stores b/c we have a huge, beautiful new Goodwill that I've been meaning to stop in. It's heck to have champagne tastes on a beer budget! ;o) I need to become a suburban picker like you, Lesli!

  2. I remember at one point you talked about doing the envelope system. Are you still doing it if you wouldn't mind sharing your experience with it? Im thinking about giving it a try! Thanks!

    1. Yes, we're still going strong with our Dave Ramsey cash system & it's working great for us! It's such an empowering feeling to finally get control of our finances & know exactly where our money is going while paying down our debt. Initially it was a bit of a challenge to figure out what envelopes we needed & how much to budget per envelope, but after a month or so with some tweaking, it's been smooth sailing. Thanks for the comment! Click here for more information: http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/envelope-system-explained