Friday, May 28, 2010


Does it ever go away?? I am SO terribly bored and I have already scrubbed carpet spots and one bath tub....what more can I do?? I have also given myself a wonderful headache...some of it from cleaning fumes, but most of it from my wonderful plight of scalp psoriasis. Who knew that you could scratch your head so much you give yourself a headache?? Well, I am here to tell you that you sure can!

Allergies have been horrible around here, so I am more itchy than ever! I thought humid climates was supposed to make psoriasis better... Anyway, I am at a loss for what to say. I don't even have new pictures to upload, so I am doing this out of boredom.

I did buy a new pool, so when I get it all set up...possibly momentarily...I will post pics of the girls in it. I know Bayleigh will love it, not sure about Jordyn though!

I did have 3 interviews this week. I couldn't believe it! I am crossing fingers, toes, everything for one of them. It'd be great to know what I am going to be doing in August and start planning stuff out. I know even if I don't get one of these that the Lord has something for me somewhere; whether that somewhere be a different school, different school system, or home is beyond me though. I am hoping to have less mental break downs over this issue this summer because I know that we are going to make it no matter what because the Lord will provide.

Bayleigh has asked me all week if she was going to school. I've explained many different times in many different ways that it is summer and school is out. She misses it. I think she misses friends the most though. Guess I'll just hafta be very inventive this summer and very fun. Uummmm, play group anyone???

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's been too lllooooonnnnnggggggg....

So, yes, no new posts November??!!? Sorry. I was super sick during Christmas, so no new Christmas pictures (sorry) and I didn't do special dresses for Easter this year (much like Bayleigh's first Easter, although she had just gotten out of the hospital then). I'm just kinda not too great at this blogging stuff. I'll try to do a quick update...

BENJAMIN--- He has one more semester of college and he will be done! He worked full time and he took like 17 hours this semester. It was hard on all of us...Bayleigh started to just ask if Daddy was working or if he was at school. We just have one more semester of it and it'll be done for him! He can't wait...I'm trying to think of graduation party ideas now cuz all the stuff will be on sale and he'll graduate in ideas anyone??

MICHELLE--- Well, I had many interviews...more than I think I've ever had. None of which resulted in a job though. I figured the Lord needed me home more, to learn. I have learned a lot actually. My mom was never one to shop well. She'd go multiple times a week, buy stuff we had tons of already, and then we'd go out to eat a lot. I was turned onto this website: This website posts all the deals at the local drug store chains and Kroger weekly. I was surprised to know/learn that CVS, Rite Aide, and Walgreens all have programs where you can buy things and then you earn money back! It's ingenious and I love it! :) So, I have learned to shop better, eat out less, and even eat better. :) I have sadly gone into remission so to speak of my bad ways, and I am trying hard to get out of it. I have saved us a lot lately and it has been GREAT! My remission though, has been somewhat painful. I am so hard on myself and I tend to beat myself up over things I know that I am doing wrong...oh the power of Satan! He loves to watch us rip ourselves apart!!

BAYLEIGH--- Bayleigh is just growing like crazy! She is so smart and is learning so much! She started to play soccer...yes, 3 year olds can play soccer...sorda. The kids are on a "team" but are just learning the basics (dribbling, running, "big" kicks). She loves it! She also loves riding her bike. I think she likes things that go fast...I kinda think she's gonna be a runner/sprinter when she gets older.
Here is a picture of Bayleigh riding her bike with a snow hat on. Where she found it or why she decided to wear it with the heat and humidity outside! She is definitely my child though. The things she says and the amount of knowledge she has already astounds me! I can't believe she's mine sometimes!

JORDYN--- So, Jordyn is 6 1/2 months old now. So many people tell me she looks like the Gerber baby. Someone even told me at the Chiropractor's office that I should take her to be a baby model and told me where to find the place in Memphis! She is an easy baby. Well, she wasn't until we changed formula. She was so gassy and in so much pain! I felt so bad for her. Now, she is much better and has been nothing but smiles really. I have been super lucky to have 2 easy babies. There really isn't much to tell of the things Jordyn can do....she can sit up and roll over from her tummy to her back. I hypothesize that the reason she has hated to be on her tummy is from all the gas pains, so I'm gonna try more tummy time soon. I know as soon as she figures out how to crawl I'll never be able to keep up with her! She scouts out everywhere we go to see what she can get ahold of as it is! I am not looking forward to her crawling at all! :)

My girls are the cutest kids around! I don't think they look like either one of us a whole bunch, but Jordyn sure does remind me of myself! She has so many facial expressions, it is halarious to watch her! I love them both so much and so lucky to have both of them in my life. Luckily, Jordyn has only had to go to the doctor for check-ups, unlike Bayleigh who was in the hospital at 2 1/2 months old! So, they are totally different.

Time Traveling

So, since I've been home, I have gotten back into reading. I sometimes watch movies and think, "I wanna read that book!" So, we just watched "The Time Traveler's Wife." I LOVED the movie..I mean, loved it. I think that I cried for like 30 minutes after watching the movie. So, I ordered the book on Well, it took longer for me to order the book cuz I looked in a lot of stores for it, but just didn't want to pay $10+ for it! So, I resorted to

So, I read it...I have to say that I loved the movie version a little better. I just think the author was a bit crude in some of her language. Still though, a decent book. So, here are my thoughts.

If I was to time travel, where would I go if I could choose to? I know for sure there are 2 places I'd want to go back to, maybe not over and over like the book/movie, but a few times would be okay. First, I'd want to see my Granddaddy and be there when he passes. He died 7 years ago while I was at school, during finals week. I had always assumed I'd be there to say good-bye and for him to give me some wise words of life. I just really felt like he had a message to give me. After he died, I thought it would come to me in my dreams, but nothing has come. :( So, I'd go back to be there when he died. I hate so much that I missed that....I missed so much of his last months because I was in denial and I was 5 hrs away at school. So...I want to go back and be with Granddad when he died.

The next part of life I'd go back to is when Nana died. It's coming up on 3 yrs since she passed, but she was so far away. I didn't know she was sick or I guess just how sick she was. I'd want to be the one to hold her hand and to just say good-bye. She was around here when Bayleigh was born. She was annoying at times...a lot of times...BUT, when I was going through things with Jordyn, I just couldn't help to think how excited Nana would have been to be there too. I wondered what she would get for Jordyn and could imagine what the look on her face would have been.

So, if I was ever to be a time traveler, that's what I would want to do. A couple of Sunday's ago in Sunday school (I had just finished the book) a question was posed on whether the things hanging in our homes, music we listen to, and books we read are inviting to the Spirit and help us learn more about the Gospel. So, I am rationalizing some, but Henry (the main character) does not believe in God. He is kinda angry about his lot in life and does many things in the course of his life that gives the reader a sense he doesn't care about living (until he meets Clare anyway). So, of this, how sad it is that the main character (and possibly the author or someone the author knows) doesn't know that the Lord loves them and that the Lord has given them a special mission on this Earth! Sure, time traveling would suck, but what can be done with it for good? What can be learned? Such a sad disposition of life. How could one not believe in a God at all? What a sad life to live, one with no purpose! To me, this book (in my semi-rationalization) is a huge example of why my Heavenly Father does exists, that Jesus is my Savior, and that we have prophets guiding us today.