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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Who wants to party at midnight??


This past Monday, Jimmy was on the phone with his sister, helping her with math homework. And I was on the ground trying to change diapers and get PJ's on. We were all tired and just wanted to end the night early. It had been a long and fun day, everyone should have been pooped.
Since Jimmy was still on the phone, and I was getting tired of my girls screaming at me. I decided to just put them to bed. It was about 8:30, a little earlier than normal, but nothing they haven't done before. I was thinking...we went for bike ride in the hot sun, then went swimming, then went to a fun BBQ, they will just crash! Well I had another thing coming to me.
We put them down and a few min later we hear Sophie playing and Chloe was crying. (Chloe was running a fever and I could tell she wasn't feeling well.) So we decided to split them up so that they both can get to sleep with out one of them waking the other.
Chloe never did end up falling asleep. So then we start thinking, "OK did we forget something? Has she eaten enough? Did she get her bottle? Did we give her Tylenol? Does she have a poopy diaper?
So we get her up (its like 10:30 now) we feed her a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (her favorite) we give her a bottle. I put her in different PJ's. I checked her diaper and made sure we were good on the Tylenol.
We put her back down and....she continues to cry.
Then we decided to put Sophie back in her room now that she was asleep. (Usually nothing wakes her up after she is down.)
Jimmy and I can still hear Chloe but it's just a quiet cry now. So we start to get ready for bed.(11:00)
Jimmy wakes me from a deep sleep...."Sophie is Singing!!"
WHAT??????? (12:00)
Jimmy and I head down to the room to find the light on in the girls room, clothes every where and Chloe jumping up and down in her crib. We look over and Sophie and she is sitting on her bed singing..... BUCK NAKED!!!!!! The first thing she says to us is...."Oh hi!"
Needless to say we put Sophie back in the front room for the night and left her there. So you might be wondering if Chloe finally went to sleep after all that fun! No she did not. The first time she finally crashed was at 6:00 in the morning. She ended up sleeping until I had to wake her up at 11:30am.
Well there you have it folks...we know exactly what type of teenagers we have in store for us! The kind that likes to Party all night long....

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Cruise!!!

Jimmy and I finally went away together. It was our first trip together ever, and we had a fabulous time! We were able to just relax and just spend time with each other. And that is what every marriage needs in order to stay alive. I will just keep this short because its late and my brain is going to bed soon. We were able to leave from Galveston and head to Cozumel and Progresso, Mexico. In Cozumel we were able to rent a scooter and a jeep to get around. We ended up finding a beach and going snorkeling there. In Progresso we headed off to the city of Chitza Nitza, to see the Mayan Ruins. Very cool but very hot! Like I said this is going to be short so I will just have to post more when my brain is functioning properly!

Here are just a few pictures of our fun Vacation!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Acting 23.....

As most of you all know I am 23. Now I do not feel 23 because I have two kids that make me feel older. Not that I should put an age to the way I feel or anything, but I do feel....Just Older! There are times, few and far between, that I get to act my age.

For just one night I felt my age. It was exhilarating! Jimmy and I were fortunate to be invited to a Mitt Romney Reunion with the Beach Boys Party! We were able to meet Mitt and his wife Ann, and have a live concert with the Beach Boys (all 2 of them that are left). Needless to say we had a blast! There was food, fun and dancing. My favorite Combination!!! I even got JIMMY to dance with ME!! (fast and slow dancing) I was impressed!

Here is good ol' MITT ROMNEY!!
Look at us TWO kids!!
There was mini Hot dogs and Mini Hamburgers, Pretzels, Popcorn, Ice cream bars, Fruit kabobs with a Choc. fountain.
We got to sit right next them.
Just showing how close we really were to them.
Me and Ann Romney! She is one tough cookie.
Yay the Beach Boys!!
They were so old!
Just acting 23!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Time out for Chloe

Chloe was put in time out today. It was really cute how seriously she took it. I love that she is catching on so quickly.
You might think that it is mean to put a 10 month old in time out but it's the only punishment that works for us. We start them young so that they are used to it before they really start getting out of my hands. So enjoy this video its really kinda cute and funny! We just love our little drama queen>

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Not to TooT my own horn or anything but...... TOOT TOOT!

It's OVER, Finished, Fin, Finito, Done with,.....and all I have to say is thank you to my lucky stars I am alive. (And I will explain to you why I am happy to be Alive.)
So most of you know this weekend was a big weekend for Jimmy and me. We have been training for this day for a couple of months now. I can't say that the training prepared me for what I was going to expect in the race, but it did make me feel more comfortable in knowing that I have done these three things before individually, and I survived. There were alot of nerves leading up to this day. Most of them came out last night and prevented me from getting a good nights rest. (As to be expected)Also to make matters worse, I got SICK! I couldn't breath and was coughing all night with a bad sore throat. Perfect for racing, don't ya think?

And so now I will give you a little run down of how our day went:

5:00 am- Jimmy and I get out of bed...( I would say woke up, but we were not even sleeping) I felt horrible.. and so the morning went on...
6:00 am- Jimmy and I show up at NorthShore Park. We set up at our bikes, and lay out everything so that we don't forget anything thing during that crazy transition time.
Early morning, don't we look nervous?
Yep 909!
Sexy Leg Hair!

6:45 am- We have a long wait outside the bathrooms
6:50 am- Everyone gets ready for the first wave/group to leave
7:00 am- The horn blows and they are off into the water.
7:15 am- Jimmys wave takes off in to the water.
7:30 am- Mckenzie's waves leaves
7:36 am- All by my lonesome I leave with my wave/group. We were the last to leave.

THE SWIM- Jimmy and Mckenzie did great of course. I on the other hand was dealing with the fact that I couldn't breath. Not just because we were in the water, but also because I REALLY couldn't breath. I started to panic, I started to fear that I would drown or that I was going to have to give up. My internal dialog was this: "mandy if you give up, I am going to be so mad at you. And if you drown you might not be noticed.(there was so many people out there) So if you give up now it will be pointless. Just stay calm, go at your own pace." So I pushed forward. I listened to myself. As I was heading for the dock, where we were to run to our bikes, my fears were suddenly rocked. As I was coming out from the water I was shocked and horrified to see a lifeless body on the side of the dock. Rescue workers were working hard to save this life. They were doing chest compressions until the paramedics arrived. To me it looked like a woman I had seen earlier. But later I had heard that a man had had a heart attack in the water and soon then after lost his life. Hence the remark I made up at the top about being happy to be alive. I am still having a hard time with the images that I sadly had to see today.
If you look close you can see the course we swam. Its just one big triangle.

The Bike- After the swim, with my head still reeling with what had just taken place,and still the race went on. I headed for my bike and took off. The bike was a tad easier, only because I knew I was not going to get kicked in the face by flailing arms and legs. It was still hard, with the wind blowing and knowing that I was one of the last few people out there still truckin along. Each new street was a mile stone for me. It meant that I was that much closer to coming to the end. Even though I still couldn't breath, I kept my legs moving forward and headed for the transition area, ONLY to begin...

The Run- "Why do people do this? They must all be crazy" My internal dialog was talking to me again. It does that when you have no one around you. Jimmy and Mckenzie were done of course! I still had a 3.1 mile run ahead of me. My legs were like lead. They did not want to move forward anymore. My lungs (what I had left of them) were screaming at me to stop! I still could not breath and I needed water bad! I thought to myself " no one will know if I just walk." But then I realized the faster I went, the faster I was going to make it to the finish line. So yet again I pushed forward. There were volunteers every couple of yards throughout the whole course and they would give me boost of confidence in there hoot and hollers. I thank each and everyone of them for every clap and holler they could expense for me. It really did help the pychy. And then there it was......(angels singing and bright lights) THE FINISH LINE!!!! I knew I had done it. I had done everything I said I was going to do. I was FINISHING! Up a head I saw a great was Mckenzie coming to run with me into the finish line. (Something you might not know but, Mckenzie was great for me. When we would run she would always push me harder then I thought I could go) And there she was running next to me telling me to push and to sprint it in hard. Thanks to the Pews, the Harveys and My Husband all cheering me on, I ran across the finish line on cloud nine.
If you look close you can see that both my feet are off the ground. LOOK IM FLYIN!
I can taste it!
We are Done! And we still have smiles!

** A Special Tribute **
I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to some great people. The Griffins and the Harveys! If it weren't for them, Jimmy and I would not have been able to participate. Thank you for watching the girls on such short notice. You guys are awesome!!