Sunday, December 28, 2008

We're Home

And I'm useless.

I have mountains of laundry to conquer, gifts to exchange and misc items to find a home for but I am planted firmly on my couch, snuggled up in my big Blues Clues comforter.

I am so tired I can barely function....add to that, my guts are on complete strike. I am paying a huge price for dinner Friday and breakfast yesterday. I slept the day away as soon as I got enough of the house put back together yesterday (you know my anal retentive self can't rest with the house in too much disarray). And slept all night with no problems. And I'm sleepy now.

I have pictures to post and a recap of our week away. For now, I'm off to watch mindless television.

Hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Status? Already Over It

Let me start by saying I am in no way, shape, form or fashion NOT completely and totally over the moon about our upcoming week out of town. It's the 'getting there' part that has me in a slump.

Thank the Lord we don't have visitors often at our house or else I would have to issue hardhats and have people sign waivers before entering. If you come through the front door you will no longer notice my stunningly beautiful tree but you will instead be greeted by Steven's ginormous suitcase. I am certain this thing is older than me and I could totally fold up in it...yes, it's that large. And ugly. Did I mention he covets this suitcase and we've moved it several times yet this is the only time I can actually recall it being used? I bought us beautiful shiny new luggage just for this trip. I come home to find he's packed. And used the giant suitcase. Don't be looking for any tales of my trying to get that thing anywhere. If it doesn't have a pull up handle and smooth gliding wheels, I don't fool with it.
Arissa was so darn excited about the new luggage she claimed one of the larger pieces, leaving Isaiah with 2 mismatched pieces to handle all his clothes. His shoes? Yeah, she took all the room for those, too. My dining room table is covered in ecofriendly Kroger bags overflowing with baking supplies, spices, and snacks. The bar is being occupied by a large Rubbermaid container that will double as a coffin in a pinch. I have a cooler that will be packed tomorrow. Then there's the big ol' bird to wrangle and booze to pack. MUST. NOT. FORGET. BOOZE.

I should have paid someone to get us there. At this point I am thinking it would have been money well spent.

Let's not even discuss the conversation I had with Steven regarding my shoes. Let's just say they are getting their OWN suitcase. Priorities, people! And where else did you think Arissa got it from?


Is it terribly horrible of me for my biggest concern of the upcoming week being that I may or may not have internet access while out of town?

Nevermind the logistics of Christmas not at home or the laundry that needs to be done or the packing I haven't even started for 4 people over 7 days or the last minute grocery shopping I need to do or the Christmas dinner I am preparing....

You know, a girl's gotta have her priorities in order!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Surgery Off. Surgery On.

My surgeon had a ginormous kidney stone that had to be surgically removed therefore leaving him unable to saw on my jaws. My new date is December 31st at noon. Happy New Years to me!

In other news...Here is the most awesomest Christmas jingle going. I have been wearing it out for awhile now and it was sung at church last week. Seriously, I love some Faith Hill and this song just gives me goose bumps. In 2008 A Baby Changed Everything.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Morning with Baby Hunter

He was laughing at Al Roker on the Today Show

Aunt Anne teaching him the fine art of self portraits

Another try at the self portrait

Ceiling fan man

Aunt Anne put some clothes on me NOW!!!

All dressed and waiting for Uncle 'Tebie to get home

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Basketball and Fiddles

Steven is once again playing men's league basketball at the rec center. Steven and 2 other guys are the only team members who AREN'T PHYSICISTS. Let's just say scientists can't ball. It's going to be a long season.

Let me set up the above photo for you: Jayden (Johnnie & Melissa's little guy) comes into the gym and immediately drops his reveal his 'basketball shorts'. Then pulls off his sweatshirt to reveal his 'basketball shirt'. He watches the game like a hawk always looking for that perfect chance to run out on the court. He watches the guys run to the other end and off he goes, running out just enough to be 'on the court' but not enough to get in trouble. He is always back in his spot in plenty of time, thanks to his 'fast shoes'. Notice in the above picture his stance. He stayed like that until Steven and Johnnie stood upright.

Here is Ms. Arissa at her very first fiddle concert(actually its a violin but he torture her). Her portion was a whopping 10 minutes. Considering they've only been playing since Septemberish they weren't too bad. Of course, that didn't stop Steven, Daddy, Mom and I from cracking oodles of jokes. The Ode to Joy was more like Ode to Death.

And here we have what I like to call 'a lesson learned'. The lesson being that if you don't cooperate with the photographer you will most certainly be exposed on the internets. My advice, Sara Baker? Smile next time. As for Todd, well he was the victim of trigger delay on my part (and is that my finger on the edge?). He was a good sport and tried to take a friendly photo with his wife.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Short and Sweet

Here's the point....

My jaw is whacked out and locks open. Often. And with great pain.

I saw the jaw guru today.

I have surgery (tentatively) scheduled for next week.

He is going to shave my bone down and repair the damage I've done since April after my FIRST surgery for this problem.

If it isn't one thing, it's another and lately it seems to just be piling up.

I am starting to think God skipped over a few people and is double dipping on me again!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

More Disappointment.....

I talked to my GI today.
Latest test results were normal.
I am to wait until January when I see him in the office and to call if things get worse.

I am mad
I am aggravated
I am defeated

I will get over it
I will go on

Tomorrow is a new day
Tomorrow I will not cry about this
Tomorrow I will live
But tonight, I'm sad

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wedding Wrecks

As a past bride who was pretty far from Bridezilla status (well, except for that little incident the day of with the florist) I would have LOST MY MIND if my baker had rolled up with these gems. Thankfully, my disaster was remedied with new flowers and 2 awesome friends making my bouquet 30 minutes before I walked down the aisle. I haven't the slightest clue what these poor brides did.....

Click here for the shock and awe of wedding wrecks....