Friday, August 3, 2012

Let's Catch Up

Jesus Christ, can you believe July is all ready over?  Why do Maine summer's go by so fast (oh, god, I'm sounding so..."Mainer.") A lot of little stuff has been happening, so let's just take a moment and catch up. Grab a cup of coffee, well wait, it's 10 o'clock at night, how about a Gin and Tonic, pull up your computer and let's get started.  In a previous post My MIL is an Alcoholic and It's Annoying As Hell I told all about my obnoxious alcoholic mother-in-law. For an update on that, she is currently sober.  After a near death experience she ended up in rehab and she and my father-in-law are no longer drinking. After weeks of isolation, Josh and his brother, finally went over to their house and had "the talk." Josh got everything off his chest he needed to. The fact that they aren't apart of our kids life, the secrets about her drinking, etc. I am really proud of him for getting it all out there and they totally took responsibility for their actions. I'm still a little skeptical about what the future holds but as in any 12 step program, "one day at a time."
Moving on to my current, "Get Fit, Get Fabulous," attitude, I'm still working it. I have been running (up to 2 3/4 miles #bragmoment.....Josh just read this part and says I'm gay..haha) and am biking when I can. I am still a Beach Body Coach and have ordered Shakeology and TurboFire. I can't wait to receive it in the mail and get started. If I dare I will post before and after pictures. The before pictures might kill me though.
Another post regarding baby fever, is no longer relevant. All baby fever no longer exists. Every day Drew is learning new words and is changing so much and I'm loving it. My biggest problem now is that I need to stop calling him my baby as he is going to be 2 in November! On the other hand, we are going to a BBQ on Sunday and will be seeing our friends, Kara and Michael's newborn, so this could all be a mute part in the post.
In other news, we have been doing the whole fair thing and going to parades.  Jacoby caught his first fish on Daddy and Son day. Jacoby had so much fun. They went fishing, bought a new toy and movie, went out to lunch at McDonalds and went out for an ice cream and went hiking. By the time I got home, he looked completely exhausted.  The Daddy and Son day has been a yearly event that Jacoby gets so excited for that it melts my heart.  He is such a good boy and the way he loves Josh is really, really special.

We recently put Drew on Jacoby's 4 wheeler and he loves it, constantly asks to go on it, which find to be super cute! He doesn't go very far on the 4 wheeler, but he loves just sitting on it!

We have been going to the beach and Jacoby is doing sooo much better in the water than last year. He actually went fully under the water which is super impressive. The kid has no problem squishing the ugliest bug with his bare hands, but getting his eyes wet is like the most terrifying event ever.  
and of course Drew, my little brute, has no fear at all!  He fell under the water numerous time and I had to rescue him by pulling him up by his arm and he would laugh hysterically with his little dimples shining brightly. 

These are just few of the highlights and I really have zero complaints about this summer so far.  Now we are on a staycation and we have some plans to hang out with friends and family and to make some children's museum and park stops.  Then I will go to work for a week and then head to Florida for a week for some training at work. After that I will be busy planning Jacoby's 4th birthday party which is Sept. 6th. Will I learn anything crafty from Pinterest? I always try to, but get nervous about my crafty ability at the last second...
Beyond just life and work and family time, that is pretty much it in a nutshell.
Let me know what you have been doing this summer...


  1. Living in Michigan, I ALWAYS felt the same way. "Where the heck did the summer go?" You get so cheated when you live in the Midwest and Northeast regions!
    Also, I'd like you to know that I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogge Award. I enjoy all of your Facebook updates and your blog, as well. Here's the link:
    Have an AMAZING Sunday!

    1. Hi! Thanks so much for the nomination...what a nice surprise this morning to find out about it, especially on my vacation! Thank you!

  2. thanks for your comment on my birthstory Jenny, have followed back :)

  3. thanks for coming over today and your sweet comment!! love your blog, you have a beautiful family!!


  4. I'm your hundreth follower...woot, woot....what do I win, what do I win...LOL, just kidding! Thanks for the follow and comment.
    Your newest follower,
    Anissa from Chasing Hailey

  5. Hi, I have an award for you at my blog!

    1. How did I miss this?? We will blame it on vacation head. Anyways..thank you so much for the nomination. I have received this award before it possible to get it twice??

  6. My daughter will always be my baby, even if she is getting ready to turn 5. haha! I just don't call her baby anymore unless I want to hear the "I'm not a baby, i'm a big girl" speech. ;)

    Summer has flown by hasn't it? We have just been trying to enjoy it the best we can, despite the crazy heat. We were swimming a lot but this past few weeks it's just been too hot to even go swimming. Figures!


  7. Oh my goodness right?! Where did summer go! Yea for you sober MIL and yea for you keeping up with your running program and sticking with your goals! Awesome lady! I too still call my almost 3 year old a baby because we are done having kids and he will forever be my baby! I see no issues with it. haha

  8. Following from Mom's Monday Mingle!

    Nice pics

    Please stop by & say Hello if you have the chance. (And follow)



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