Friday, April 27, 2012

My 2 happy places

My husband thinks I'm a lunatic.  He may be right.  You see, we were driving together tonight, and out of the blue I mentioned to him that I have 2 "happy places" my mind wanders to every once in a while.   You know, the whole "go to your happy place" thing?  Yeah, I have two.  Let me tell you about them.
The first is a little place called Disney World.  Have I ever mentioned that I could live in Disney World and never tire of it?  Well, I could.  I know, I'm a 5 year old.  Seriously though, it really is the happiest place on earth, as their slogan says.  I honestly don't know why I'm so obsessed with it.  I remember when I was around 10 years old,  a friend was showing me videos of when her family went on vacation there and I fell in love.  Really.  Every single time I went to her house, I would always ask her if we could watch the Disney World video.  I'm totally not kidding.  I was obsessed with all things Disney growing up.  My first visit to Disney World was when I was 16.  My best friend's grandparents stayed on the Air Force base for about 6 or 7 months out of the year, so we were able to stay with them for a week during Spring break.  While we were there, we drove to Orlando for the day and went to the Magic Kingdom.  1st Happy Place discovered.  There are 4 main parks (along with many hotels and such) that make up Disney World - Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. (That's for those of you who aren't familiar with Disney World, and if you're not familiar with all things Disney World, 1-get familiar with it, 2-please, please, please plan a trip there at least once in your life, 3- please, please, please take me with you.)  So, it came as no surprise to my mother when Mike and I chose Disney World for our honeymoon.  The fact that Mike's family knew someone that worked there and could get us awesome deals may have had a little to do with it.  So far, we've been there 3 times since we've been married, and we plan to go back, possibly next year.  

Happy place number 2 is the hospital delivery room.  I don't know what it is about giving birth, but I truly, truly love it.  If you're trying to tell me I'm crazy through your computer screen, I understand.  It's definitely not the first time I've heard it.  Yes, I have had a baby all natural (not by my choice...the epidural catheter fell out of my back and no one discovered that minor little flaw until after I had blood-curdling-screamed my baby out of me).  I really think it's that amazing feeling of meeting your baby for the first time.  Maybe it's being waited on hand and foot for 3 days straight, I dunno, there's something about it that I just love.  

So here's what I figure - my ULTIMATE happy place would be to give birth in Disney World.  
Does it get any better than that?!
 Nope.  No, it doesn't.  

Mike's right, huh?  Maybe I should see someone about this.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Easter pics

He isn't here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.  ~Matt. 28:6

I'm so thankful that I serve a RISEN Savior!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

5 down...none to go

Jett is potty trained.
It's so nice to think about.  I've potty trained 5 kids.  Five.  And lived to tell the tale.
I guess it would be more rewarding if I'd had some sort of nightmarish experience with it, but alas, my kids made it SUPER easy on me.  They're kind of rockstars at the potty training.
I actually didn't even want to start potty training Jett, but the darn kid wouldn't leave his diaper on and he kept sitting on the toilet.  What's up with that?
So, I figured I should probably do something about it.
It took one day.
One. day.
He had two accidents the first day, and one the next and that was it.
When we're out and about, he tells me if he has to go and holds it till we get to the bathroom.
Rockstars, I tell ya.
He's still in a diaper at night and during nap time, but so far, he's always kept his diaper dry at nap time, and just this morning, he woke up with a dry diaper.  So hopefully, here in the next week or so, as long as he keeps waking up dry, we'll start putting him in underwear to sleep.
I can't imagine not buying diapers.  I think about how, for the past 10 and a half years, I have never gone one day without changing a diaper and it completely shocks me.  OVER A DECADE OF DIAPERS!
I'm a big kid now!


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