Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hold On Tight...it was a roller coaster today!

Well today was a roller coaster of emotions at the Payne house.  I guess with three females this is a mild one compared to what we will be having in another 12 or so years (poor Brad, he might move out)!  

Our morning started early,  MC was wide awake at 6:15 screaming, "Momma come get me, I am ready to go to the Aquarium."  I did go get her, however we did not venture down to the AQU until 9ish.  We dropped Little R off to my mom and MC and I had went on a momma/MC date, the first one since Little R was born.  The date was great, the fish were great, MC got to see the live feed from the turtle hospital and then we finished off with Dora in 4D.

We then went to and picked up Little R.  I was in desperate need of a strapless bra for a wedding I am in the 2 weeks!  So I decided to go to Chantilly on my way home (this is were we took our down hill spiral).  I talked with MC about using her good manners before we got our of the car, and she said "yes momma, I will use my manners in that bra store I promise.  So here I go into an upscale lengerie store with both my children (I think it would have been better if I had opted to take the 12 week old puppy instead).  My first sign that things were not going to be so great, should have been when MC jumped into the biggest puddle I have ever seen in the parking lot, and started laughing her ass off (lets face it I should have just got back in the car and said well there is always another day, but no I continued in).  The look on the fake blondes' face when I entered the store should have been the 2nd reason to turn around, I could already tell she was annoyed at our presence.  So I get the only 2 strapless bras they had in my size (pretty sure she just gave me two to get the hell out of there faster) and then Little R starts screaming while I half naked in the dressing room, there was nothing I could do than just let her scream while I got my clothes back on.  When I say scream I hope the loudest most piercing scream is what you have in mind, because I want you to multiply that by 10!  I have never in my life heard her make such a fuss.  So I frantically get my clothes back on and pick up her carrier and she shuts up and starts smiling, like the sweet angel she is.  I grab the one bra that I am going to get and head out the dressing room.  MC takes off and almost knocks a huge rack of dressing robes over.  I go to get her and she takes off running through the store, by the time I get my hands on her she is in the front window about to knock the whole damn display down.  I grab her and pick her up as she is kicking in screaming (please keep in mind the whole time I have R in her bucket car seat on my right arm).  Another sales lady had be totaled for the bra, I quickly gave her my card hoping to get out of the store as soon as possible.  When I signed the slip, I looked down, in my frantic uncontrollable moments with my children, I had just purchased an eight-four dollar bra!!!!  I hope it makes me look great, that is an insane amount of money.  So basically I was that mom who could not control her kids that temporarily lost her mind and spent an obscene amount of money on a strapless bra.  To add insult to injury, the nice lady working insisted on carrying R out to the car for me.  I am sure the whole time going, this poor woman she is in over head!

So after a good two hour nap and some good quite time for me, things were looking up.  We loaded in the car to go to a local fundraiser and the girls were angels!!!  Thank goodness since we were around people that know us.   We came home and had dinner together, it was wonderful.  Little R went to sleep and MC and I came back down stairs.  She started talking about the turtle hospital that we had seen on the TV at the aquarium this morning.  She was asking a million questions.  All of the sudden she folded her hands and tucked them in between her legs. I thought to myself, here we go back down hill, she is getting ready to pee on my counter top (we have just started the big girl patty thing, just in case you are wondering potty training sucks)!  When I asked her what she was doing she looks up at me and says with the most endearing look on her face "Momma I am praying", I then asked her what she was praying about, she said "I praying for those turtles in the hospital, that the doctors fix them all better".  All of the sudden the screaming wild blonde monster that took over the bra store was gone, I smiled to myself and thought God gives you those crazy times in life so you appreciate the ones that matter the most like my little girl praying for the sick turtles. 

Here are to the roller coaster days that keep us laughing, loving and living!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In Need of a Change

Have you ever just felt like you need a change?  I am there and I am not sure what I want to change.  I still dig Brad so no new husband for me!!!

I am not sure what it will be a new outfit, new hair cut, new shoes, new jewelry, new sunglasses, or something else.

Stay posted when I make my change I will let you all know!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Dash...

This might sound weird, but I do think about my eulogy at my funeral.  How my actions in life everyday shape the legacy that I will leave behind for my friends and family.  The memories that will comfort them through the times of sadness.  There are three things that I hope I will be remembered for: wife, mother and friend.  The times I have with these three facets of my life are a gift from God and I think it is gift to Him to be really good at them!

This poem/story listed below is super cool, it puts a really neat perspective on the a simple dash on a headstone.

"I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
And spoke of the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
The cars, the house, the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard;
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives 
Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
And more often wear a smile,
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?"

I know this is  a weird post, but I have never claimed to be normal!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Quinby!


Well this past weekend we did it, we got a new puppy! I know as some of you read this you might think I have totally lost it.  Why in the hell would I agree to a new 8 week old puppy when I have a 2.5 year old, a 4 month old, two other dogs and two outside cats?!?!?  I can't blame it on sleep deprivation because thank goodness, R is a great sleeper!  It is plain and simple it was just the right time!

Drake our wonderful 10 year old lab is still kicking it with us, however he has hunted his last hunt as Brad's loyal companion.  This makes me a little sad to say, Drake is an incredible hunting dog, really one of the best out there, however just like a human there comes a time when you have to just hang it up.  After an incredible hunt on New Year's Eve Drake spend the next 7 days hardly being able to move :( So we decided as a family to let that be Drake's last hunt.  I immediately started looking for new puppies before Brad could change his mind, know that once we had a new pup he would not be so focused that Drake could not hunt anymore.

So we found a litter in Dalzel, SC (which is outside of Sumter, SC).  There is not much to the town at all, and I am pretty sure the breeder had never left the town of Dalzel.  She was an interesting one for sure! 

Brad has started to work on her a little with fetching, she is really doing well.  He is super pleased to say the least.
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 So here's to my four legged children that keep me laughing, loving and living!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Little R

Our little princess is growing so fast! It is hard to believe she is already four months old. She has brought so much to our lives, she gives us a lot of reasons everyday to keep on laughing, loving and living.

Each day she does something new. Each new trick she learns and developmental milestone she achieves makes me so proud to be her momma!

MC is such a great big sister and it is so dear to see them together. It melts my heart when MC tells her she loves her and she is her best friend.

I look forward to watching their friendship as sisters grow and hope they stay best friends forever!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hello 2012 and My Blog!

Well it is safe it say that I have been an awful blogger lately, like the last six months.  

So since my last blog, RMP joined the world on August 31st.  She is a beautiful, healthy little girl.  We are so blessed!  


As part of my 2012 goals (not resolutions, I break resolutions, however I like to achieve my goals (this is how I play tricks on myself to keep me doing what I am setting out to do) I am going to blog again.  It was a wonderful outlet for me and with 2 kids, a husband and a job, it is good for my mental health to have outlets for myself. 

I hope maybe once my followers start reading my blog again, that maybe I will get a few more followers for 2012.  So here's to 2012!