Saturday, July 9, 2011

Adventures in Toilet Training

Over the last couple weeks Baby Brother has decided to toilet train himself. He refused a diaper and insisted we put him on the big toilet and not that dumb little potty chair (thank God I only paid $7 for it), he wanted big boy underoos and will only wear a diaper at night. All on his terms, the pig headed turd...hahaha.

The reason I feel this is important is to tell you this tidbit of poop humor...

I was doing laundry on my back patio (I hate that my laundry is out there) and my naked toddler, fresh from the bath and not wanting to dress quite yet, is trying to open the sliding glass door. I didn't want him outside in his nude state so I didn't open the door for him, which led to him to try and push the door harder. Well I guess he pushed a little to hard because a pile of poop fell out of him. The expression on his face was priceless! This astonished look of disgust. I ran him upstairs sat him on the pot grabbed my little green carpet shampooer, one of my best investments, and cleaned up what the towel left behind.

Toilet training is crazy I tell ya! CRAZY!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dreaming of Hawai'i Lately

I miss Hawaiian Summers! Maybe, not just Hawaiian ones, maybe I miss the lack of responsibility, and freedom to read and play all day. 
I do miss the soft grass *Texas is seriously lacking in the grass area right now* and tropical breeze. I do miss the soft sandy beaches, and scent of Huli Huli Chicken. 

At this pointe, however, I do believe it is the responsibility thing. I complained about having to wash dishes twice a week and having to clean my room...which was just toys. Now I have to wash clothes for 4 people and do dishes 6 or 7 nights a week. 

I am in a whiney mood though, sorry. Woes

Enjoy some pictures while you are here.
 On our way to the beach 1990
 On the pass, headed to the beach. Had to stop for a soda and the view.
That is me walking down the stairs in my ruffle butt bikini.

I want to go on vacation...just Dustin and I. Hawai'i would be wonderfully romantic. Someday, when money is not so tight, I guess.

I leave you with this: "...I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you..." Romans 1:8 KJV

Friday, June 17, 2011

Why am I up?

1:40 AM CDT, and I sit here in front of my computer, that now sits on a desk...*happy dance*...tired and alone. Not lonely (no heart ache here), the good alone, the alone where you can think and breath, and hope and dream.
After digging deep, and getting through all the medical BS, I found an actual list of side effects for the medications Dustin was taking. Funny trend I saw...the side effects were symptoms of Bi-polar. We did more research and found information about dirty tricks drug makers pull and how medical science has never proven any of these afflictions to be true. Doctors who talk about this stuff are ostracized, and they rest blindly go on and prescribe because these pretty young people come in and tell them about these medications. Seriously go do the research for yourself, it will make you sick.
We don't need medication for stress! We need coping skills, we need to breath, and find a positive outlet. Not something to trow ourselves into to cause more stress! Take up a calming activity, like knitting or sewing, just for you. Collect comic books...write a blog! Like Dustin has started doing. He is The Token Geek Dad! Check him out! He is learning to channel his stress and anger into constructive things. I am so proud of him!
He is Wellbutrin free! And down to 1 Clonazepam half in the morning half at night. He has fought hard and continues to do so. He drives me bananas at time, but he is my best friend! I cannot wait until his body is free of these horrible poisons!
In other news I took the boys to the dentist. Big brother had 4 cavities, so far he has gotten 2 of them filled. He gets 1 cap next month and another soon after. Baby brother has nearly perfect teeth with a slight overbite.
They are growing so fast I can hardly keep up!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hello Blogger My Old Friend

For Mother's Day I got this fancy new Android phone. The Samsung Nexus X, and today it occurred to me that perhaps Blogger has an App....and they do!! I'm blogging in the car on the way to my mom's house. No I'm not driving. Dustin is, I'm not crazy. Speaking of crazy and Dustin ....that's a whole other post. I'm off for now because my phone erased about 10 minutes worth of writing and we are almost to our destination.

Monday, March 14, 2011

His Deep Love

So many people see God as against people. We all have sin. A person who judges another is just as much as a sinner as the one he is judging. God loves everyone of us! He loves Osama Bin Laden, He loves the Westboro Baptist Church, He loves Obama, and Oprah. He loves Sarah Palin, he loves GW Bush, He loves me and you! He loves gay people, He loves people who don't believe in him, He loves Muslims, He love people who have ended a pregnancy. He is saddened when people rebuke him, or tell/believe lies about Him, or do things to cause pain to themselves or others, but He is not out to get us. We are not called to judge each other, we are called to love one another. He is for us, on our team. He desires to love us. He sent His Son to take on every single sin past present and future, so we can have a relationship with God. He wants to walk with us. He is on my team, how about yours?

Romans31-36, 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” {Psalm 44:22}

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Monday, February 21, 2011

My Little Loves

They have so much love for each other. This mommy could not be happier kissing any other tiny faces, or seeing any eyes other than these two sets looking up at her. I mean adding to them would not be a bad thing if that is what God has planned, but to replace them would be INSANE! 

Sigh...just thought I would share my love for these two awesome little boys. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Lies I Was Told

Autumn, if you live, you will never walk talk or be able to live on your own. -Drs. at birth
Autumn, you are not smart. -Many of my teachers
Autumn, you are not pretty. -Class mates
Autumn, you are a brat. -My siblings
Autumn, you will never stop wetting the bed. -My Grandmother
Autumn, you are not cool. -Everyone my own age, where ever we moved
Autumn, you are not dateable. -All the boys
Autumn, you are not as good as your brother. -Everyone who knew my brother, before they met me
Autumn, you will never get a good education, you should find a rich man to take care of you. -My dad(in a joking manner...I took it seriously for a long time)
Autumn, you will need a maid when you grow up. -my mother
Autumn, you are not worth it. -Satan

All of it is a lie.

The TRUTH is:
I am alive.
I am smart.
I am pretty.
I am sweet and caring.
I stopped wetting the bed.
My son thinks I am cool.
My husband asked me out.
My brother is not as perfect as everyone thinks he is(although he is pretty awesome).
I am in college and I can take care of myself.
I do need a maid, I am not the best house keeper, I do try. I have improved though.
Jesus died for me. He thinks I am worth it.

What lies have you believed?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I have been slackin' big time!

Christmases were great! Yep we had 2 of them! One with The G Family and one with the D Family. I feel so blessed!

The Family G
Cousins and off spring of them
 Brotherly love

The Family D
The cousins
 My parents are still so in love.
 I love me some waffles!

So that was Christmas. For new years we went to my parents house and blew things up. including nearly blowing up ourselves. Someone threw trash into the fore and a few seconds later small balls of sparlkly fire came at us while we were trying to relax in our chairs and keep warm. Screaming and running and laughter followed. Best part was having my whole family together.

*It is very difficult to blog during a movie!!

Next comes the birth of my BFF to her beautiful baby boy! Baby E is so sweet and was born on Jan 16th. He was welcomed by Boy's BFF CS and Little Sister, who is now also Big Sister. I am thrilled for our friends! 

Baby Brother is 2!! He ran around on his day saying "two", he says "car", "diaper", "peepee", "ducky", "bubbles", "Bubbah" and lots of other words. He would rather watch a movie with real people than a cartoon. So I stream Blues Clues off of Netflix. I am still trying to teach him to be nice to his big brother. 

Yesterday we had the annual Goodwin Boy Birthday Bash. We went with a Star Wars theme. I was quite epic. Our friends Jen and Eric helped us make the cakes, which were inspired by a post on Craftster. That was a fun time making marshmallow fondant and baking cakes. Eric cut out the shapes and Dustin painted them. Lots of work...
destroyed in less than a minute.
The boys and their friends had so much fun making light sabers out of pipe insulation and colored tape.
*Unfortunately Blogger won't let me upload that picture*
So you are caught up...for now.


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