Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby!!!

The boy, man now, that I first fell in love with about 15 years ago turns 33 tomorrow! Happy, happy birthday sweetie! I will love you forever!!!

The countdown has begun...

I don't know what the deal is, but the sickness has descended upon the Whitman house. It is not as bad as it could be, though. No stomach issues - to me that is the worst. We have had someone in some stage of illness for two full weeks now. Jack and Jeremy were sick the week before we went to Tennessee for our early Christmas there. Then the morning we left to come back to Kentucky, I woke up with a sore throat. This turned out to be the sorest throat I have probably had in my entire life...and I used to have strep throat about once a year. In third grade I had it and since I knew that the "cure" was a penicillin shot, I decided not to tell my parents. I went to school with a majorly sore throat and a fever for days all to avoid a needle! People who used to know my aversion to needles should be amazed that I have had children. Anyway, Jack's production of green snot has slowed down considerably. Madalynn wakes up kind of yucky, I think mainly because she is so stopped up that she has breathed through her nose all night and it makes her throat sore. Jeremy and I, strangely, feel terrible in the mornings and at night. We feel pretty good during the day, but towards bedtime here comes the stuffiness and sore throats. I am grateful it isn't worse, but I am ready to be better.

We are supposed to go out of town this weekend. We are just going to the Smoky Mountains, but I am looking forward to having him all to myself regardless. We hope to see some movies and I hope to get some sleep. He can watch sports on TV! We only have a few short weeks before breeding season. That's the hardest time of year, every year, for ALL of us. Jeremy's job is like a pressure cooker. No one really understands how much pressure he is under. Wealthy farm owners and horses worth at the very least 10's of thousands if not millions, farm managers that have to make sure they do all in their power to make the farm owners happy, the threat of lawsuits if things don't please someone, and trying to hold on to clients that might be looking for any excuse to hire a cheaper vet; all this while the economy is in the toilet and profits have decreased dramatically. Who wouldn't be stressed?

He and I have had moments of closeness lately though. We went to lunch at Red Robin a couple of weeks ago. It was his idea to get his grandparents to keep the kids here while we got away. Since I got this laptop, I have tried to hang out downstairs with him more. I feel so encouraged that maybe he thinks about trying to make time for us.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas has come and gone and I am now using my new laptop to write my blog entry today. Still working out some kinks, but loving it overall! Thanks to my wonderful husband Jeremy, I can now look up recipes while in the kitchen, instead of running up and down the stairs. I can email teachers from the kitchen while the kids are eating breakfast. I can check the bank account from the couch! I love it.

The kids had a great Christmas. Santa didn't bring everything on their lists. (Madalynn just didn't want to believe that it was simply a suggestion list, not an inventory of exactly what would be under the tree.)Madalynn got a BB gun (Jeremy) with custom painted (with nail polish) initials on the stock. She got a game for her leapster, although she said Diego is a boy's game. She got an Ariel sparkle baby and portable crib. She got a neck pillow, a digital camera, a cap, slippers, underwear, lip gloss, a purse, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and more.
Jack got a custom camouflage BB gun (minus the BBs)He loved it! He has been wanting one like Daddy's. Daddy bought one as a consolation prize for not getting to take a trip to AAEP and Las Vegas. Jack got a big wheel, (very popular), a set of Handy Manny tools, a bounce back racer, a truck, a tractor carrier for all his little tractors, some underwear, a sweater, a four wheeler, and lots more.
This is the first year the kids got us up. Jeremy's phone rang and in just a few minutes we heard what sounded like elephants being herded down the hall.I had been laying in bed thinking this might be the last time I could go down first and get a picture of their faces when they see what Santa brought for the first time. Oh well, they grow up too fast.
We opened all that Santa brought and then I cooked breakfast. We had waffles, bacon, and pigs in a blanket. We have all been sick so all but Jeremy laid around in our jammies all day watching Christmas movies.
I had cooked dinner Christmas Eve and we opened the presents from us to the kids and I got to open this, (my laptop). I had been wanting one, but hadn't had time to do research to figure out what I wanted or needed. Jeremy did a little research and went and got it. I am very pleased. He didn't make out so well. All I got him was a drimmel tool and some accessories. Oh, well. Too many disappointing birthdays will make a person buy buddy Christmas gifts. Maybe since he did well on the Christmas present, he will get a celebration for his birthday. I always try and do birthdays up big, and had almost crossed him off the list, but I think I will make an exception this time! :)