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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Just checking in....yes we're still alive!

I know, I know, I haven't blogged in months. Life has been so crazy around here. I don't have a lot of time to write this post, so I'll do a quick rundown....(gotta get back to school work).

Ok, since my last post, we've had two birthdays, Declan and Lizzie. Declan is now 11 going on 15. That boy is going to put me in an early grave. Sean and I have been trying to find new ways to deal with his attitude problem and smart mouth. Anyone have any suggestions? Sean had to laugh the other day because he said, "Do you know who he reminds me of.....my sister!" He is very outgoing, self-confident, and strong-willed....a little too much. Don't get me wrong, he's an amazing kid. I would not be able to function on a day to day basis if it wasn't for him, but at the same time, he DRIVES ME INSANE!!

Elizabeth turned 4 in October and she has become just the cutest little thing. She is a total "Daddy's girl" and he knows it. She does this really cute little thing with him. She puts her hands on either side of his face to turn his head to her. She clinches her teeth together and says "I love you Daddy, you're so cute". He loves it when she does that and thought he was special...until he saw her do the exact same thing to the dog....lol. I almost peed my pants laughing so hard. (Sean HATES the dogs, for those who didn't know.) Currently, we are in the process of potty training Lizzie. Today was the first day she actually told us she needed to "go potty". No accidents either!!! I am determined to have her potty trained before the new baby is born.

We've had two colds rip through the house since my last post. Currently battling the second. Sean is in the process of looking for a new job. He HATES his current company and needs to get out before he looses his mind. He has an interview on Friday with a recruiter in the IT recruiting field. This would be perfect for him since his major is Network Development. He is currently working full-time and going to school full-time (online) as well. He had hoped to graduate next December, but he found out today the AP exams he took in HS are no longer valid. For some reason, the tests are outdated and can no longer be used for college credit. This is a HUGE setback for his graduation, as he now has to go back and take more History, German, and English classes to get his BA. He won't graduate now for 2 years.

I am currently 30 weeks pregnant and wishing it was OVER!!! I have gained so much weight with this pregnancy, the most of any. I feel like Jessica Simpson looked...lol. I cannot wait to go back on Weight Watchers!!!! I have also developed Arthritis in my right knee and the flare-ups are unbearable. They usually last a week and make it impossible to walk. Apparently the extra weight from the pregnancy has triggered it and until I lose the weight, any day could be a flare-up.

I changed my major and am currently in school for Web Design. I am learning HTML and CSS and I love it! I'm in no rush to earn my degree, so I am only taking 1 class at a time. With the new baby arriving the end of January and the kids starting school back up just after the baby is born, I will not have much time for my own schooling, so one class is all I can handle.

Not too much else to report. Looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas! We will be decorating the house this weekend!!!! I cannot wait to put up all the Christmas decorations. This won't be a huge Christmas, but we are determined to buy quality, not quantity this year. One big gift and several small gifts. Every other Christmas has been far too overwhelming for both the kids and Sean and I. Plus we just don't have the extra funds this year.

Well, I hope you are all doing well. I will try to check in more often. Have a great week everyone!