Thursday, May 27

What's going on...

{1} This week is our first week of summer break!! HOORAY! We spent Monday and Tuesday running several errands. Today we spent the morning at a local sprinkler park! The kids had a blast!! (and it definitely wore them out just in time for naps!) I'll try to post pics soon. LK is out for the summer, but Ethan goes back to MDO one day a week, starting next week. I am officially a full-time stay at home mom! The fun begins!! ha!

{2} In exactly a week I will be in the ATL helping my best friend prepare for her wedding!!! I am SOOOOO excited!! I have been super busy this week making sure that everything is in order. I've been buying gifts, making bachelorette party decorations, getting my house and kiddos ready for a week w/o mommy... it's been a little crazy!

{3} My monogramming machine came in and wouldn't you know.. Singer did NOT include my software!! Of course, I picked my machine up last weekend and Customer Service is only open Monday-Friday.. So, I had to wait till Monday morning to call them. I waited and called, they sent me the software. I got it today. IT WAS THE WRONG SOFTWARE!!! They sent me an upgrade, NOT the basic software! At first, I was not happy! I have been unable to fully enjoy my machine!! So, I called AGAIN! My mood quickly changed though, b/c they are going to not only send me the correct software, but also let me keep the upgrade!!! (which is $200!!!!) I think I can happily wait another day or two for the software to arrive! ;)

{4} I took LK to a pediatric gastro last week. She's had tummy problems since birth! Poor baby! She never could take normal formula. She had to be put on a lactose-free formula. It seemed to get a little better until about a year and a half ago. She started having a lot of problems again, so we took her to the doctor. They diagnosed her as lactose-intolerance. So, we made the switch to soy dairy products. She was also anemic (not surprising.. I've been anemic my entire life too!), so we started giving her daily iron supplements. We waited for a change.. nothing! So, I finally gave in and took her to the gastro. He now diagnoses her as having irritable bowel syndrome! So, we are sticking to the lactose-free diet, but are also increasing her fiber intake. Luckily, we've already changed our eating habits for healthier eating, but we have to get better!! PROOF THAT HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS BAD!!!! Kids just can not digest it! In our effort to eat better, I went out and purchased all kids of "extra fiber" items, including a $5 box of cereal!! REALLY??! GOSH! But, hopefully my baby will start feeling better soon! I've also embraced my new "job" and have made meals every night this week. (this NEVER happens!! ha!) Monday - chicken quesadillas, Tuesday - organic lasnagna, Wednesday - my grandmother's homemade enchilladas, and today - Turkey meatloaf! I bought pork chops for tomorrow, cooked with a lemon pepper glaze! YUM! And of course, we're sprinkling all of LK's food with powdered fiber.

{5} The other day I came across a picture on Facebook. It's of someone I know, not necessarily friends with, but I know. It's not really even a picture of this person, but you can see him/her in the background. (soo.. really weird that I even noticed it! ha!) In this picture, the person was smoking. I immediately judged this person! My first thought, "Seriously??! That is so trashy!" (If you are a smoker.. SORRY!! Dont hate me!) I then found my husband and showed him. His first reaction.. "Wow! That's real classy!" So, needless to say, you can tell that we both dispise cigarette smoke! haha! Don't get me wrong.. if you smoke, it's your personal decision and DEFINITELY not up to me to judge you for it! It's just not for me! I hate the way it smells and makes everything about you smell.. your clothes, your hair, your surroundings.. UGH! I also hate the way someone looks as their smoking... most particularly a girl! It just looks awful! SOOOOOO unattractive! Pair that up with a canned beer and you've definitely given yourself an excuse for a few comments! ha! So, back to this picture and my judgements.... basically, I dont really like this person to begin with. And considering there are only 2 people on the face of the entire Earth whom I dont like.. you can be rest assured that it's for VERY good reasons! So, I see this picture... I see this person with cigarette in mouth, canned beer in hand.. and I judge! My husband judges. I feel relieved that I am NOT this person and that this person is no longer a part of our lives! Then.... I felt TERRIBLE!! I mean, no matter my opinions about this person, WHO AM I TO JUDGE??! The thing is.. I hate when people judge others! It's my #1 pet peeve. I make it a point to not judge others! You NEVER know what is hiding behind the exterior!! So, why did I do it??!

Part of me wants to apologize to this person! But that would be very awkward! haha! So.. I'm expressing my feelings on here. I have a feeling that this person occasionally reads this blog, so maybe he/she will see this post??! I know I'm probably being silly, but I really do try to be a good person and I just felt so bad for being so mean to this person! Oh well ... at least I know that I feel bad and I wont do it again! :)

That's all for now... I think.. ha! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


Pearls and Grace said...

Happy Summer!

Wanted to stop by and say "Hello!" I love your blog and blog design! Did you create it? It's simple and fresh and beautiful! I see that we share the love of family and faith!

Enjoy the start of summer!



Tiffanie said...

Oh, Natalie...judging is horrible but you're only human. I am judgemental myself...and really try hard not to be. I'm getting better at it, thank God, but it's hard! If you felt convicted by it that in itself shows you are a good person! So I wouldn't worry about it anymore! God knows what's in your heart!!!