Wednesday, December 22, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas!!

I feel like Christmas just snuck up on me this year!! I have been waiting for it to come all year and now it's here and I feel like I'm not ready! Anybody else feeling this way?? And I've learned that I HAAATE wrapping paper! Lol.
I am AAALLLLL about the gift bags:)
So anyways, I have a large family, so Christmas day is always a little hectic, well now I am adding another house to my list of stops to make! Ay Yi Yi! LOL. But my problem is, nothing ever goes smoothly, so I'm trying my hardest to make this year different and not put so much stress on myself. So my dad's side of the family is having a get together tomorrow night with all the older cousins who are married and have kids now so it's hard for them to go on Christmas day, so it'll be fun to get to spend time with them, and on Christmas eve Jimmy and I will go to his parent's house and have dinner with his (very small) family and then go to my mom's house, then my stepdad's family function, then Jimmy's parents house again on Christmas day and hopefully my dad and brother and sister will come spend Christmas night with us at our house because I don't want to make another trip to Fresno again just for Kendall and Madi. Sad but true. We're traveling so much already. I wish everyone could get it together!! It was hard when we were kids, but now it seems even harder that my parent's are divorced and the kids are split up because everyone's schedules are different!! So yeah, a little annoying, Jimmy and I are discussing the idea of laying down the law once we're married and telling my Dad he needs to come to us, especially when babies are involved! It was no bueno traveling all day on Christmas when I was younger, and I have no interest in doing it anymore! LOL we'll see how that goes over. I'll keep ya posted!
On another note, I go back to work on Jan. 1st and I have to admit that I am a little anxious to see all my co-workers! Oh and 2 of my bridesmaids ordered their dresses for the wedding!!! YAY! I have less than 4 months til my wedding! I still cannot believe it!!

The rain has been nice, but man has it made me laaazy! I have been curled up watching disney movies for the last 2 days. Yes, I said disney. We have a DVD/VCR player and it is sooo much cheaper to buy disney vhs, so I ordered a box of 50 disney vhs on ebay for like $40!! Gasp, right?! So I'm in heaven right now:)

That's enough for now, need to get down to business around here!
Hope everyone has a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
I'll post after Christmas to tell you what santa brought us! I've been pretty good this year;)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Where is my head?!

I almost forgot! I've been feeling especially crafty lately and I have decided to bust out my sewing machine and start.......

that's all I'm going to say for now.

I feel so good right now, my creative juices are flowing and I feel like a good business opportunity could maybe be in the works!
Can't wait to get started and see where it takes me. Now I just need to go get my sewing machine back from my mom's house lol

Where have I been??

Man, it's been a while!!! Sad to say I can't even say I've been that busy, but I have been doing a bunch of stuff around here lately! Well I had a fabulous Thanksgiving with my family and my soon-to-be family! Jimmy and I are so lucky to have so many good people in our lives, we're very blessed! And it was my first day up and walking, and it wasn't bad! So because I survived the day, Jimmy and I decided to tackle BLACK FRIDAY. Crazy right?! But I did great. We did great. Got in and got out and got our stuff done!

So since then, I have still been recovering from my surgery and I started physical therapy last week, and I am doing quite well! I am due to return back to work on January 1st--starting off the new year in good health! Speaking of good health, I found out that my thyroid disorder is back again. Yeah, if you know anything about thyroid disease you know that it affects EVERYTHING! But one thing that it is not supposed to do is come and go as it pleases! It's a disorder you deal with for the rest of your life, you take a pill every day to keep your level normal. The normal level is a 4 and I found out I am at 13!! So I'm back on medication. I feel like I'm feeling better already but I know it takes like a week to get into my system. I'm going to feel so much better! Oh and the BIG plus, once my thyroid level is normal then I will be a little fertile myrtle! LOL YAhhoooooo!

So my last post I was talking about painting and decorating our spare bedrooms. Well, it's a work in progress but we came to some agreements! We kept the pink room as a guest bedroom, we toned down the pink a little by painting some brown on the bottom part of the wall. It looks really good if I say so myself! LOL It's still a little girly but I didn't feel right about painting over the cherry blossom trees so any men that sleep in that room(which NEVER happens!) just need to zip it! And as for the red room, we decided to turn that into the nursery for our future sweet bundle of joy. It's green! Color: Kiwi Splash (Shade in between colors Kawasaki green and John Deere green--a simple agreement for us LOL) I love it! I plan to paint the walls green and accent some blue, yellow, and turquoise. It's going to be neutral for whichever little Cotter comes first. But I am REALLY (and so is Jimmy!) hoping for a boy! So anyways, enough about babies...I'm just working on getting settled now, with painting, hanging pictures, buying throw blankets, decorating for Christmas, lighting candles, and buying new furniture. And it makes a HUUUUGE difference!! It feels like home<3

So, our wedding is in 123 days! We put the deposit down for the venue and my MOH ordered her dress, now I just have to get my bridesmaids sized and get their dresses ordered, we need to work on the guest list, send out invitations, rent a DJ and send the boys off for the tux's....probably other things i've forgotten..but that seems to be the big decisions right now! I need to get it together here! LOL

Anyways, that's a little of what has been going on around here. I need to work on my Christmas craft, cuz Christmas is in 11 days!!! O.M.G.!!