Friday, January 15, 2010

Why I have been MIA

I have sat down at my computer daily for the last 10 days or so and just could not do an update. It's been a really long few weeks for me... for reasons I am not going to go into detail about. The short version is: I have been having a hard time keeping things together with Josh and Trevor. Both kids have had numerous problems going on and it just took it's toll on me. Things are going better now and here I am!

So now I have to do a catch up post!

This picture is from a couple weekends ago when my family celebrated my nephew Parker's third birthday. Since his birthday is the day before mine, we did a b-day party for both of us. My boys had been dying to hold their new cousin, Evelyn and finally got the green light. They were so excited and Trevor was mad at me for taking her back. It was so cute.

We got a new 'grandkid' picture since Evelyn arrived and we needed to get her in it too. It is always quite the process to get little ones to look at a camera. It was fun though and my dad got a couple really good ones.

My birthday fell on a saturday this year. Scott asked for it off like three weeks before so he could get me out of the house. We had a plan to go to a Go-Kart place and dinner, and my mom had Josh and my aunt was going to take Trevor and Jordan. We found out a few days before that Scott's great-grandma passed away and so we ended up attending her funeral instead.
Now the boys insisted I needed a cake since we did the family party a week before my actual birthday. I decided to let the kids pick one out at walmart since they asked a bazillion times. They were a little mad that I didn't agree on a deer hunting themed cake. LOL! But we finally agreed upon this one. I took a picture of them with it since it was the first time they had ever insisted I get to do something for my birthday.

Now onto a little bit about Josh. We have just had some bad days with him and a couple good ones in between. He has spent most of the time since before Christmas sick and not eating at all by mouth. Last week he broke out in hives all over his body the cause of which is still unknown. His skin is sooo stinking sensitive... I really despise it with all my heart. I took this picture tonight to show you what his skin looks like where we have to tape for his feeding tube. This is actually good for him. I just hate how miserable it makes him and I wish I could make it stop.

Now onto the last big project of what I have been insanely doing. We need a new bed. There is just no getting around that fact. We got a memory foam/temperpedic pad for it like 5 years ago..... and that is no longer working. So with our tax return we are going to buy a new bed and upgrade to a King size. Well.... once I started pricing headboards/footboards (which I have wanted our whole married life) I decided that since the cheapest we found was 699$ .... we were going to have to wait. Scott spent hours online at looking for a deal on one. HE FOUND ONE!!!! We got a beautiful brand new headboard/footboard with rails... for 179$ at some matress dealer in SL. I was soooooooo excited! So he went and picked that up this week and we just decided to paint our room that day. It has been alot of work, but I absolutely love it! I just can't wait for our tax return so we can get the matress set.
This is the best 'before' picture I could find tonight. This is right before we moved in actually so my grandparents stuff was still in it. But you can see the horrid valance and the dull walls.

And here is the after! I love the brown... it makes our room not soooooo bright? I guess that is the best way to explain it. If you look close you can our new headboard/footboard behind our current one with blankets over it. I will post pictures when we get it all done. I love it!!!


Tanya said...

I love that your boys insisted you had a cake! :) And that is so sweet that they wanted to hold the new baby! aww!
I'm glad things are getting better and your room ROCKS!!!!! Can't wait til you get a nice, new, comfy bed to help get good sleep! :) That will make a difference i am sure!

Jessica said...

Your room looks great, I love the brown! It is so cute that your boys were so happy and excited about your birthday!

Okay, we both made new years resolutions that we were going to stay more positive. And look at us. Haha, So we both are going to make it through alive! I am here for you, and I so so so appreciate you being there for me. Melissa you are such a wonderful mother and friend. I hope that this upcoming week flies bye and you are able to find lots of enjoyment through it.

Amy said...

I love the way your room looks now. You guys have made that place so much better then when you first moved in. I am sorry the boys are having so many bad days. Between my sick kids and yours I really didn't get to see you very much while we were there. We will have to web cam soon. I hope everything gets better with those adorable nephews of mine!

Heidi said...

I really really like the brown wall color. It might sound weird but I find brown relaxing. I hope things get better for you. Trials are rough but you can handle it.

Scilley Family said...

Your room looks great. I think you will love a king size mattress. We have one a LOVE it!!! That is so cute about the boys and your cake.

Chantel and Brian said...

I'm glad your boys are making sure you do something for yourself! I love that picture of Trevor with Evelyn. And I love how your room turned out! It looks so different. I can't wait to see the finished product with the new bed in a few weeks.

Annie said...

Happy birthday! I noticed you didn't mention your age! Don't worry I wont tell. I hope you have some good days and not so many hard ones! Your bedroom looks great. I am jealous. I don't know when I will ever get around to painting my walls.

Deb and Spence said...

I love the room! I'm always nervous about using colors on walls, but I shouldn't be. Every time I see someone do colors I absolutely love it!

Preemie Miracle said...

I love the headboard. We have the bed but not the rest. I am so glad we got a new bed. SOOO worth it!