Monday, September 27, 2010

Picture Day

I am kinda sad. Tomorrow is Lacey's 1st picture day. I didn't realize how stressful it is picking out an outfit. Lacey had a say in what she wanted to wear. There were lots of no's and the one outfit she wanted to wear I had to say no. She wanted to wear PJ's....We eventually settled on a cute dress. I will post them when we get them!!

Yesterday Brandon got off work and we were talking. The kids and I had gone to Wal-Mart and grabbed dinner out. I didn't feel like cooking. Brandon said he hated that he had to miss all the fun things. Who thinks going shopping with 2 kids is fun? I HATE IT!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our Love Story

I am sitting here eating Kix, just laid Miles down and Lacey is finally asleep. As I was checking on Lacey covering her up, I thought about how wonderful my life is. My kids are healthy and happy, my husband is probably one of the greatest men alive. I am so blessed to have him in my life.

I think back 3 years ago when I thought my life was going to end. I found out my husband at the time was having an affair, I had a two month life was falling apart, my world was ending. I thought I was never going to find someone else, never going to be able to fall in love, never find someone who accepted Lacey. I thought I was going to be a single mom the rest of my life. Then to make the wound hurt even more my ex husband and his girlfriend got pregnant.

One day in February in the middle of my pity poor me party my co-worker said "It's time you start dating again, you have been single for 7 months." So I went out a couple times with a guy I met and he turned out to be crazy. A few weeks later in March I went out on a few dates with another guy. I thought he was great, he thought I was great, but his ex-girlfriend didn't think we were great. So back to being single.

On a Friday in April my co-worker said "Today you will give your number to one guy that you think is attractive, a guy who makes you laugh." So my head starts spinning, I know lots of guys and then she said "I triple dog dare you to give your number to the Manager of SS." I looked at her like she was crazy. She knew that I couldn't turn down a triple dog dare, so I wrote my name and number on a piece of paper. The Assistant manager came in instead of the General Manager. PERFECT, I can find out a bit more about him. So I ask the AM, Is he married? Does he have a girlfriend? Does he want a girlfriend? No, No, and an I don't know. So I gave him the sheet of paper and said well tell him to call me.

Friday night I went to a friends wedding and waited all night with my cell phone in hand. No call...I went to bed disappointed, but knew that I would be okay. Saturday morning I got up and went to work. About an hour into work he comes in. Brandon says "Hey Katie, can I talk to you?" And everything starts running through my head, great he doesn't want a girlfriend, he doesn't find me attractive....but instead he said I lost the piece of paper with your number, can I get it again please?" So I wrote it down and gave it to him.

Sunday night he called and we talked till nearly 3 in the morning. We made plans to have lunch Wednesday afternoon during my lunch break. We talked every night on the phone, we made plans for Friday evening. After work he comes over and we watch "Sweeny Todd."

After 2 weeks I introduce him to Lacey. They quickly became inseparable. After watching him with Lacey I knew that there was no way I could let him go. We spent just about every day/night together. His dad flew us out to Martha's Vineyard for our 1st family vacation.

In September my divorce was final!! That meant however that I had to move out of the house that I had been living in for 3 years. Brandon and I decided that Lacey and I would move in with him.

A few weeks after living with him we found out that the company that Brandon works for wanted to transfer him to Ottawa. I knew that I wanted to be with him, and I knew how good this would be for us. I gave notice at my job and told them I would work until the end of January. Brandon had to be in Ottawa by December.

The last week in January we went on a cruise. We had a great time. A nice week spent alone. Doing things neither of us have ever done. Seeing places we have never seen.

We decided after I looked for daycare and a job in Ottawa, that I could be a stay at home mom!! What a blessing. I loved being able to stay at home with my little girl, watch her grow and learn new things.

In April we celebrated our ONE year anniversary. Where the heck had the year gone? Brandon made me the same lunch he made a year earlier.

In late June I found out I was expecting. I was scared and shocked. Brandon said it would be alright. That God has a plan. At 12 weeks we got to see our beautiful creation, at 20 weeks we found out we were expecting a boy! At 23 weeks we got married! At 39 weeks I was induced and had Miles Evan!

In December of '09 Brandon stepped down as GM and became an AM. By doing this we would get to move back to my home town!! By being in my home town I am closer to my family and all of my friends!

I truly have been blessed!!

Every enjoy their Sunday afternoon!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Where has time gone?

It has been nearly 3 weeks since I have updated last!! HOLY WOW!!

It has been a busy 3 weeks. I started working. Only a few hours a week but wow has it been amazing!! I enjoy my 11 hours a week away from the kids. My mommy time!!

I also went to the Dr. I have been feeling really down, mad at the kids, mad at Brandon, overwhelmed when I couldn't get all the chores done, stressing over money. It was finally time to talk to a Dr. Thank Goodness for such a great Dr. I have Postpartum Depression. Getting on antidepressants has helped TREMENDOUSLY!! I feel like a new person.

Miles is crawling, and pulling up on things. WHAT?!?! I am so not ready for him to mobile. Can someone please stop the time? It is going by way to fast.

Lacey is doing wonderful in school. She is blossoming into such an intelligent toddler. She knows WAY more than I like her to. i.e. I was getting ready for work the other day and she says "Mommy, you don't have to go to work to pay the bills." Me "Oh yeah why is that?" She responds very matter of fact "Cause that's why daddy works." Or the other day we had gone for a evening walk and while walking we found Briana and we stop to talk to her. Lacey says "Bri, Bri, you got a carseat in that car?" Bri says "Nope, I sure don't." Lacey says "Well you can take it out of my mommy's car and put it in your car, and I can go to your house. My mommy says we don't have any gas to go to your house." We have no clue where she comes up with some of this stuff, but she makes us laugh. Next week is green week and when I asked her what she wanted to take that was green she said "Daddy's peppers." So I guess we will let her take one of Brandon's peppers.

Monday, September 6, 2010


On Friday my mom and I went to Screen Machine Sports to get new shirts for the football game. I worked there my Senior year in high school, so I was talking to Mary and jokingly asked "Are you hiring? I just need to get out of the house for a couple hours a week." Mary replied with "Actually we are looking for someone to come in twice a week for a couple hours both days!! We just need someone to clean up and stock the floor." HECK YES!! PERFECT!! So I go in tomorrow to fill out paperwork and get started!! I can basically work whenever is convenient for me. I am so happy, a little extra cash, and being able to get out of the house its a win win for everyone.

I got Lacey enrolled at the high school's Early Childhood program. She will go twice a week Monday's and Wednesday's from 9:30-10:30. Her and Aven will be going together. I am hoping I can get her enrolled in dance or tumbling classes. Hopefully it isn't too late!!

It has been a pretty relaxed weekend, Bethany and Adam had Lacey Friday night. I got her back Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening she was ready to go back, so Bethany came and picked her up. I got her yesterday evening and we went out to my parents for dinner!! Today Brandon had to be to work at 6 and should be off here shortly. But today has been one of those days, Lacey refused to nap and didn't want Miles to nap, so now I have two cranky kids. OH WHAT A DAY!!Miles hanging out with Mommy on Saturday cheering on the cats!! I took one of him with his KU gear on but they lost....

Thursday, September 2, 2010


It finally rained today!! It cooled down to about 60*. I turned off the air! LOVE IT!!

Lacey is enjoying school more and more!! She tells me all the time about stuff they do in class. I am so thankful that we were able to get her into a class. She is so cute. She told me today "Mommy, you are bootiful. I wanna be a witsh (witch) for Oween. " (Halloween) It was all in the same sentence. She also told me "OHHH Mommy, thank you for buying my favorite prezels!! You are so nice to me."

Miles fell off our bed today. I am sure Lacey had some help in getting him off the bed. But she says she didn't....I was putting away laundry and had my back turned for probably 3 seconds. I picked him up and within a couple of seconds he had stopped crying. I checked him over and all he has a goose egg on his forehead. We then came out into the living room to play on the floor. Lacey was sitting in front of Miles, Miles was sitting in front of the coffee table, and I was sitting on the left of both of them. I was talking to my grandma and Lacey pushed Miles into the coffee table. He hit the back of his head and started screaming. I think the boy needs a helmet....LOL

In good news Brandon got the pay raise!! YAHOO!! It isn't a lot but it is something!!

On Monday I get up to do my morning walk with Neva, something I had missed all last week because of a stupid cold!! I started with my light jog, it is 6am I am 2 houses down from ours when I trip and fall and skin my knee and elbow. I got up and looked around to make sure no one saw me. Took off walking toward Neva. There is no way that I am going to let a skinned up knee and elbow keep me from walking. We did our normal walk, walk to Webster, up Chestnut, over to Eisenhower, and down Eisenhower back to my house for morning coffee!! I am sad this is the only day we have walked this week. Tuesday's and Thursday's are hard days to walk, with having to get Lacey up at 6:30am for school. Hopefully since the weather is cooling down, Neva and I will be able to walk while Lacey is in school.

As many of you know I watch my Grandma Cooke during the week. I think my mom and I have come up with a good schedule. Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's I watch her from 7:30-12:30 take her to the nursing home so she can spend time with my grandpa, then my mom will pick her up at around 4:30 from there. Tuesday's and Thursday's my mom will take Grandma to the nursing home in the mornings and when Lacey is done with school we will go get her. This saves me the hassle of getting the kids out of the car a billion times in one day and also allows them to take their afternoon naps around 1. Plus it saves my parents roughly $120 a month on feeding my grandma at the nursing home.

Tomorrow is Bluejay football!! I have waited all year for Bluejay football!!