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Monday, November 27, 2006


It's been pretty busy over here in our household. We just got through Thanksgiving, where I brined a turkey for the first time, and we are starting to get ready for Christmas. My hubby was out early on Black Friday to get a few deals. He was up at 3am and he meet my brother at a local store were the line ended up around the parking lot and building. They ended up getting half of what they were after, but I'm happy since they were able to find my Cmas gift there!

We got our family Christmas picture taken on Saturday...and the studio was only running an hour behind! So my hubby had to walk around our nicely dressed son so he wouldn't get bored and I had to hope that the baby would continue sleeping so he wouldn't wake up and want to eat. When it was finally our turn, my son was in a goofy mood and wouldn't sit still. We ended up getting several poses taken, but I'm really not happy with most of them. Of course, I hate how I look in the family picture and the baby pictures look like a child took I won't be buying the proofs when they come in.

I need to get out and finish up my Cmas shopping (I only have a few people left), but we don't have any extra money right now...if only the bills would stop coming! We should really put up our decorations, we neither my hubby or I are in the mood. We just have too much going on and I don't feel like chasing the kids and the cat away from all our hard work. We are hosting a family Cmas here, so I guess we will get the tree out a few days before the 25th. :-)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's just unfair of companies to make us pay bills in December. We should protest!!

November 27, 2006 1:36 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Usually I'm just about finished by now but not this year. I'm way behind! I hope my husbands Christmas bonus comes soon!

It was good to hear from you!

November 27, 2006 2:35 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's a great idea to have a family picture taken, Trin!

November 27, 2006 3:22 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

lots of time to get that tree up!
i'm almost done my shopping and i've even started the wrapping part.

November 27, 2006 6:20 PM

Blogger Becky said...

Well, I'm glad to hear that things are going well for you. As for the pictures, you'll be glad you have them (bad and all) a few years down the road.

November 27, 2006 7:49 PM

Blogger Nancy said...

I think we have plenty of time to decorate... I am hoping the mood will hit me soon too!

November 28, 2006 8:48 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

Oh boy. Those family pics in studios rarely go smoothly. Enjoy the Christmas season. I can't wait.

November 28, 2006 11:44 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

Things happen here really early. Are Christmas tree and decors are already up! :-)

November 29, 2006 5:05 AM

Blogger cube said...

We've been too busy here to put anything up yet. I agree with nancy, there's plenty of time.

November 30, 2006 1:42 PM

Blogger Pete said...

OMG I hate picture studios. They are almost always running late and keeping little ones looking nice is always such a chore.

On top of that, I always feel so dumb for being too dressed up in a Target or something. Even when I go to a "real" portrait studio, I feel dumb because I don't feel like my "dressed up self" is good enough.

Oh well, sounds like I have problems...

December 01, 2006 9:00 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Am glad everything's alright with everyone. I haven't been able to blog lately and I really am missing a lot. I'll try to read your other posts after I go through the rounds.


December 03, 2006 4:24 AM


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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

So Tired

I don't have much energy as I write this...I'm so tired right now! It wouldn't be so bad if I only had to take care of my boys, but watching the red heads is really taking it out of me. They are dropped off at 7:15, so it's hard to start getting ready at 6:45 when the baby doesn't go to sleep till 1:30am. I would love to have a nap time (when the reds are napping), like I did when I was prego, but that's when the baby is awake and wants to eat.

I love caring for my two boys, but I wish I didn't have the watch the other two. If my hubby and I didn't depend so much on the money, I would quit watching them. To put it nicely, I don't enjoy their company right now. :-) They are both sick and I'm tired of hearing them cough around my newborn (among many other reasons why I could use a break from watching them). Don't get me wrong, I love the reds, but they are driving me a bit crazy right now!

On a side note, last night my hubby and I passed the neighborhood where Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is building a new home. Since it was about 10pm, we saw the big spot lights set up, but the streets were closed around the house. We did see part of the home and we passed a parking lot where all the equipment and building materials were parked/stored. My parents church is one of the host churches for the show, so a lot of their members are volunteers for the week. My mom's co-worker is supposed to work over there today and get a free t-shirt out of it! I could of helped out, but I'm just a little bit busy this week. :-) I'm looking forward to the show which should be airing some time in February.

Have a great hump day everyone!

(Btw, I'm sorry to say that our blogging friend, Princess Jemmers, has currently decided to call it quits. She has deleted her blog (and now can't view anyone else's blog/site), but is hoping to possibly start up again if she ever gets an internet connection at her home. We will miss you PJ!!!)

Blogger Unknown said...

I hope it gets better for you soon. Your little guy will fall into a routine and these days (nights) will be a distant memory!

That is cool about Extreme Home! They were in my county about two months ago. The Deputy worked 80+ hours that week (he assisted in security). It is amazing what they can do in such a short amount of time.

November 15, 2006 10:12 AM

Blogger Jana said...

I wouldn't have been too fond of watching other people's kids when I had a newborn, either. Things'll get better - just rest when you can!

November 15, 2006 11:40 AM

Blogger Nancy said...

I hope things get better soon. I will pray for you. I remember when my 2 little ones were small it was so tiring and I didn't even keep other children. (Plus the extra germs to worry about.) I admire you are keeping them, what a blessing for their parents and I pray that things will get better soon.

I loved reading about the Extreme Home in your area. That would be so exciting.

Things will get better... and that will be a blessing indeed.

November 15, 2006 12:12 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Those first few weeks with a new one are tiring as it is. Throw in some extra munchkins and that's GOT to be exhausting. Take care of yourself. Maybe you could turn in early while the hubby watches baby? Then trade off? I don't know. Just an idea.

November 15, 2006 2:19 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm really surprised you're finding time to blog at all. it won't be long before the baby is sleeping through, in the meantime, can you squeeze in a nap after dinner time, before your bedtime? it's just a matter of finding an hour when you can actually get some rest.

November 15, 2006 3:49 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Sorry that you are so tired and that reds are a handful right now. I wish there was some way for you to get by only caring for your two it is hard enough with a new baby without having to be up to care for other children all day as well. ((hugs))

That is really cool about Home Makeover! make sure you let us know when that episode airs!

November 15, 2006 4:19 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

I just heard yesterday that Extreme Home Makeover was even here! I haven't been by, but it would be pretty cool to see.

Boo, Jemmers leaving! We'll miss her cute and littleness.

November 15, 2006 6:46 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

I so understand what you're going through. Keira sleeps at around 1am as well, but thankfully has adjusted a bit and sleeps all the way till 6am (giving me 5 hours at least to catch up on sleep). Just keep yourself healthy and strong, drink your vitamins! The Reds are sick and when you're weak and your systen's down, the last thing we'd want is a sick mommy! God bless...

November 15, 2006 10:53 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

sorry you couldnt take time off, im sure your exhausted.

November 17, 2006 11:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this is just the storm before the rainbow.

November 17, 2006 11:24 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Trin, you are invited to the Enterprise Christmas Party, due to start week commencing Monday 4th December.

The closing date for submitting your entry is Wednesday 29th November.

For full details, visit my Journal at

November 17, 2006 2:41 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

I hope you are able to get the rest you need soon.

November 20, 2006 11:03 PM

Blogger Real Life in South Carolina said...

I don't know how you do it! I tried babysitting after having my 1st and it was just too much! You are Supermom!

Sure do miss Jemmers' cute & little blog! Thanks for letting us know what happened to her site!

November 21, 2006 11:15 AM

Blogger Shelley said...

Hey girl, Happy (U.S.) Thanksgiving! Hope your turkey makes you sleepy and you have that nap you need! Huggs!

November 21, 2006 2:00 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Hope you're enjoying your new little one!

November 24, 2006 9:12 PM


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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I'm Back???

I really don't know if I'm back or not, but since I'm back at work today (watching the still sick red heads), I actually have time to blog-imagine that! Since I have the extra children that means that I have to put my little newborn down for his naps instead of holding him. :-( But, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed spending that alone time with my boys. I wanted to do nothing else...laundry was forgotten, dishes were left in the sink, emails were ignored, the house was a disaster area...but it all didn't matter since I wanted to spend all my waking time hanging out and holding my sons.

It's def taken me a little bit longer to recover this time around. With my first son, we had a ranch, so it was easier to get around. But now we have a two story with the laundry in the basement, so I really had to be careful to not overdo it. Plus, I caught the red's cold right before going into the hospital, so that didn't help things. Do you know how much it hurts to cough when you are stapled together?!

But, the birth went so much better with my second son! The spinal attempt was successful the first time around, so I didn't have a huge bruise on my back like I did with my first. And there was not as much pressure/pain with the birth. However, it did take three ladies to get my son out. My doctor tried to use a vacuum to get him out, but it wouldn't work since he has so much hair. So, she and the nurse had to pull on him as the anethesialogist was pushing on my belly. After a few minutes, my son finally popped out...and my hubby actually watched!

This time around, even though I was in more pain, I was sooo ready to leave the hospital as soon as they would let me. I just wanted to get home and spend as much family time as possible before my hubby had to go back to work. We ended up leaving the hospital on a Thursday, so I only had three days with my entire family at home. I wish it could have been more, but I'm very blessed to have my hubby work so close to home.

Like I said, I'm still not sure if I'm back for good yet. I'll have to make a new schedule for my boys this week, but I have def missed visiting you all!!!

Blogger Princess21 said...

I am glad you are back. At least for this post!

Take it easy girl!!! :)

November 07, 2006 12:01 PM

Blogger cube said...

Don't worry about the house. Don't worry about anything except you & your new baby. Take the time for yourself. You deserve it.

November 07, 2006 12:04 PM

Blogger Jennboree said...

I totally agree with Cube. DON"T OVERDO IT! That's an order! :)

Remember, though your scar heals fast, it takes much longer for the uterus and muscle!

How's your son handling new baby brother?

November 07, 2006 1:07 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Nice to see you update. Take care though, you've got a pretty full plate there! Overdoing it now will prolong your recovery!

November 07, 2006 2:47 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Great to hear from you, Trin!

Make sure you look after yourself, as well as your little ones.

November 07, 2006 3:33 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

He looks so beautiful. The housework can wait, babies and mommies need each other. Congratulations!

November 07, 2006 8:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is alot harder on your body, so make sure you look after yourself. having said that, you'll be amazed how you feel in a month, as long as you're getting your rest!!!

November 07, 2006 10:58 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

oCONGRATULATIONS!!! How amazing. I've been out of the blogging for awhile and have missed it also. My dial-up is at war with blogger. Anyway, I'm so glad I was able to come today and see all your cute pics and everything! How wonderful!!!

November 08, 2006 12:23 AM

Blogger Captain Berk said...

You need a Creche like we have on Starfleet Nursery decks

November 08, 2006 8:14 AM

Blogger Chrixean said...

Take it easy, Trinity! Since this was my first time to have a C-Section, i was pretty surprised with the pain of recovering from it! So i understand how difficult moving around and getting back to work can be. I'm on my 6th week already, but I still feel slight pains way beneath my scar. I hope I will be a 100% soon too :-)

November 08, 2006 10:15 AM

Blogger Becky said...

I'm glad to hear that things went well for you guys and that you're feeling okay. Nice to see you back:)

November 08, 2006 3:37 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

I am glad to see a post from you! I have missed you. I agree with Cube take your time, things will come.

November 08, 2006 3:44 PM

Blogger Father of 3 said...


November 08, 2006 9:10 PM

Blogger Nancy said...

What a special time in your life... enjoy every minute and if you have no time to blog...we all understand!

November 09, 2006 5:28 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

I was so happy to see this post. I had been wondering about you!!!

Enjoy this time! (Sounds like you already know that!) Make sure you take care of yourself to!

November 10, 2006 11:19 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear good things from you. It wont be long befor eyou figure out how to put more blog time in your schedule

November 10, 2006 9:01 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

just checkin in to see how you are doing.

November 12, 2006 11:47 AM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Am glad to know everything is alright with everyone.

God Bless!

November 15, 2006 7:48 AM


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