Hugs Kym, I hope they feel better soon! At least you caught it before you left!!
I know! THANK GOD! M has to take him back Thursday afternoon before we leave just to be sure he is getting better. I am getting more and more nervous about leaving. Right now, I feel as though I won't have a good time but hopefully, the 1st couple phone calls that I make home will be good ones saying that the kids are fine. Maybe then I will relax.
:bighug: Your going to have SO much well deserved fun & relaxation on your trip! Don't stress about it!
You are going to have a great time sweety! Your kids are going to be ok. Yes they are going to miss you terribly, but what you are doing is so good for you and M and for the kids! Just think of how much you will appreciate your kids when you do get back and hopefully this will rekindle all kinds of wild crazy monkey lovin for you and M! GIRL YOU ARE GOIN TO FLORIDA!!
I knew they'd lose and now I feel bad. They lost the 1st game 15-1 and the 2nd one 17-2. They sucked! LOL!
I have much more to post about but right now, I have to get some work done. The wench is back!
ooops! Double post!
I am glad you caught the illness b4 you left 2. I know you'll worry but you're kids will be in good hands and once you see #8 out there...you'll be great!
BTW, I think I got that shirt like at Sears or Target. That pic was when she was 2 1/2 years old so it was a while ago. I may still have it...but am not sure.
ACK! So much to do, so little time!
We went last night to the outlets and got what we need clothing wise. I got some really cute stuff from Old Navy and spent only $150.00. I got some GREAT deals. M got a pair of board shorts that he looks REALLY sexy in.....*drools* Then I got a couple of bras from the Vanity Fair Outlet and a cute PJ set. We went into Marshall's but they didn't really have anything that I liked. I didn't buy 1 pair of shoes. :shock: M was really surprised even after I went into Payless. At least I have my LV's! I've been wearing them around the house after the kids go to bed, I am scared to go outside with them on. LMAO!
Last night was a disaster getting Lexi to bed. The only way to get her to sleep was that I had to sleep in her room. So I pulled out the air matress and slept on that and she still woke up a few times wimpering. *sigh* I think she had a bad dream or something bc she was screaming for me. I hope tonight goes better. I have so much to do after they get down.
I have packed 2 things so far and that is a few tampons (just in case, you never know) and my razor. That's it and we leave TOMORROW! I still have to clean out the fridge and pantry, go grocery shopping, wash clothes and CLEAN. Not to mention the fact that I haven't been able to get my nails done yet. I might have to wait till we get to Florida before I can get them done. I don't know when I am going to have the time.
I am going to work tomorrow. Not sure for how long but I have so much to do to make sure the temp. isn't bombarded when she gets here.
We are now going down to Key West for a few days with Kevin and Mandi. Her dad has a beach house down there so we are heading down there after the race on Saturday and staying till Monday night. That is another 8-9 hour drive. UGH! We are going to driving so much.
My excitement is starting to come back although my anxiety levels are SO high still. Honey is giving me a Zanax to take if it gets to bad.
I'll try to post tomorrow before I leave! I think Kevin and Mandi have a computer at their house I'm sure, so I might be posting here and there.
Robin ~ You know I'll call you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kym~ Be safe ok! Have a blast and take TONS of pictures ok! I will miss you terribly! I will be thinking of you ok! Have a blast and don't worry about a thing! I am so glad you are doing this! A bit jealous too I must say!
LOOK AT THAT PICTURE! That is adorable! I am going to take tons of pics. We are borrowing a friends digital so I might be able to post pics during the week! We will def. be safe! I plan on sleeping though the night tomorrow and HOPEFULLY I will be out for the light once we go over the Bay Bridge tunnel. It's miles and miles long and you have tunnels you have to go through under the water. I hate it! I am glad M is driving though, I couldn't handle it. My nerves are getting pretty bad, my bowels are so screwed up (TMI I know) I have been in and out of the bathroom all morning.
I managed to find a bathing suit too! It's a tankini so it covers my stomach, I was secretly wishing that I would find a 2 piece that I would look OK but wasn't comfortable in anything I tried on. M said a few of them looked OK but I could look like an elephant and he would tell me I looked fine. That's a man for you. I got a really good deal on it too! Bathing suits are so expensive nowadays!
Have a great time, Kym!
Have a great time and don't forget #24! I'll be thinking of you while I am watching the race! Have fun!!!!
Thanks Girls! I won't forget Jeff Gordon...:roll: Your lucky I like you......:rofl: Just kidding Tara!
Well, this is it! I'm only going to be here for a few hours I think so this will be my last post. If they have a computer, I'll post when we get settled in. We leave tonight at 9pm. I have a temp. to train so she will be on my computer most of the day!
I'll miss everyone terribly! See you soon!
BTW ~ I had a sense of calm pass over me this morning while I was driving to work. I think everything with the kids will be OK! My mom reassured me last night that they will be fine.
XXX's & OOO'S
BIG LOVE SWEETY!!! Have fun!
Have a great time!!
Saw my sister finally last night. Haven't seen her since Mother's Day. She didn't tell me where she was staying but she was with her boyfriend. We were in Wal-Mart with the IL's when MIL said theres Stephanie. I about crapped myself. She held Lexi for awhile before they had to go. She is no deaf in her left ear since she still hasn't had her tonsils out. She went today to apply for medicaid to get this taken care of. She is the biggest dumbass if I have ever seen one! She makes me so mad. She is supposed to call me and let me know what is going on. She said she would call to to come see Lexi more often.
I do miss her, even though she has caused alot of hell for my family, she is still my blood and I would do anything for her. Well, almost anything.
I miss you already Kym!! *sniff sniff* Hope you're having a great time!!
Greetings from Palm Coast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Man oh man is this place great! I'll start with when we left.......
Thursday evening ~ NOTHING was going like we wanted it too. I kept finding things I needed to take care of before we left. I got Jacob down and started bawling since I knew that was the last time I would see him till we got home. I got him down and started to get Lexi ready for bed. By this time, my mother got there with all her stuff and Michael walked in a few minutes behind her. Lexi knew something was going on since M and I had suitcases everywhere which I didn't want to do. It took me almost an hour to get her down and when I took her back to her bedroom, she clung to me so hard and when I laid her in her crib she said, "Love you Mommy" She knew, she knew. I stayed calm in her room while I was putting her down and managed to keep my composure till we left. It's about 9pm by this time and I still needed to take a shower and finish packing. I get all that done and was ready to walk out the door by 10:15pm. We got the rest of the stuff loaded in the truck and was ready to go. At this point I LOST IT! I couldn't walk, I couldn't speak, it was horrible. My mom is hugging me telling me that it will be ok and the kids will be fine :blahblah: but I didn't feel like that. So here I am crying like there is no tomorrow trying to walk out the door. I managed to get to the truck and I left my sunglasses in the house. It's like post partum depression, I started bawling even worse and had to go back in the house to get them. I'm still crying walking with my back all slumped. We leave the house and are waving to mom and Michael all while having a crying fit. :roll:
We stop at Hockers to fill up and off we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I calmed down quite a bit by this point)
Friday ~ We get the Bay Bridge Tunnell at about 12-12:30am. There was no traffic, it was AWSOME! We got the Virginia Beach and I thought of Tara! We drove on and on till about 3am and stopped at a rest stop on I95 in North Carolina. We were making awsome time and M was really getting sleepy. I was trying to stay up with him so he would have someone to talk to so I was escatic when he wanted to stop. We napped till 4:30am and then M was on the road. He didn't wake me up and I was out itill 6 or so. We are still in North Carolina at this point. We drive and drive and found a fireworks store that was OPEN for BUSINESS at 6:45am and THERE WERE PEOPLE IN THE STORE SHOPPING! :shock: We didn't stop but I thought that was crazy. Who the hell would want to buy fireworks that early in the morning?
We are making great time still so we stopped for breakfast right as we got into South Carolina. We needed gas and Cracker Barrell was accross the street. Why is it that NO gas pumps take credit/debit cards at the pump? We went to 3 of them before we found one. We got to Cracker Barrell a little before 8. We did pass South of the Border by this point but it was WAY too early for them to be open so we are going to stop on the way back. We ate a nice breakfast and were on our way. Nothing much else to say about the ride, it went really well. We only hit 2 small traffic jams on 95 and they didn't last long at all. We were in Palm Coast at 2pm just like M wanted to be. We got from Delaware to here in 16 hours. We napped and stopped at quite a few rest stops during the way down as well. We made great time.
We got our stuff in the house, napped and got showered and we were off to eat and see some sites. We went down to Flagler Beach which is right down from Kevin and Mandi's house. It was so weird, the beach area wasn't packed with people like ours is at home. We ate at this little place called High Tides Snack Shak. The locals just refer to it as Snacks though. Talk about great food! We got steamed shrimp but everyone down here calls them Peel n' Eats and we got snow crab legs. It was so good and really hit the spot after a long day of driving. We ate while looking at the ocean since the rest. was right on the beach. M got coconut shrimp, he isn't a big seafood eater but he thought what he got was really good. We came home and had a few drinks. I think we went to bed around midnight or so.
Saturday ~ We get up around 9am and Mandy makes us a really good breakfast. We start preparing for a LONG day at the track. We leave the house around noon and took the long way through Daytona Beach so M and I could look around. I was amazed at some of the hotels and houses that are still detroyed from the hurricanes. It was crazy. Daytona is crazy! We get to the track and I was just in awe! It was HUGE! We parked pretty far away so it wouldn't be a mess leaving Daytona after the race. Storm clouds started coming in at this point which we find out is nothing unusual for Florida. It rains for awhile every day. So we hauled ass to get across the highway so we could go to the driver trailers and get what we wanted. We decide to stand under the some tower thing to wait out the rain since by this point it has started pouring. We stood there for about 15 minutes or so before heading out again. We got what we needed and just walked around for awhile. (Tara ~ You are going to LOVE the Gordon outfit!) We decided to go get a good meal before the race so we went back across the highway and had a good dinner at Ruby Tuesdays. We were in our seats at the track a little before 6pm and the bottom fell out of the sky. We were soaked! We stood under the seats for the longest time and we were still getting rained on. We went back to our seats at about 7:30 or so way after driver interductions they were starting to dry the track. We kept hearing that they couldn't race after midnight since Daytona has some noise rule. :shrug: If they didn't start by 11 they were going to have to race the next day. The race started at 10:59! Talk about exciting! Jr. did and AWSOME job, I was really impressed with him. He finished 3rd. I think that was his best finish this season so far. I don't like Tony Stewart but he had the car to beat. He race a nice clean race, I will give him that and DAMN, he had a fast car. *shakes head* The race was over at 2 and we stayed for the fire works. We got back to the house at 3:30am. Got showers and took a cat nap....... BRB......by arm is are getting tired.
Sunday ~ We to bed for a few hours till 8am. We had to get everything ready since we were heading to The Keys! We left Palm Coast about 11 and we FINALLY got to Mandy's dads house at 5:15pm. That was another long drive. They took us to dinner at a place called Cabots in Key Colony which is the Key we were at, it is really close to Marathon though. We had some more Peel n' Eats (talk about big ass shrimp) Mandy, Kevin and I got HUGE New York Strip steaks and M for Lemon Pepper crusted chicken. We had another great dinner. The rest was right on the water and I took some great pics. We got back to the house and talked till 1am, we did go down to the water to take some pics of the sunset and walk around. Mandy's dad has a house right on the canal. He just put in a swimming pool, it was awsome! I was really impressed.
Monday ~ We get up at 7 and we were out on the boat and in the water at 8am. We went 16 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean. I did really well going out that far but once were there, I got really woozy and went chumming over the side of the boat. I felt like hell. I am not sure why I got seasick, I've been out thousands of times. It was really rough and we couldn't even get knots in our lines so we headed back in. We docked at about noon. So we took a dip in the pool before getting out to clean all the salt water off the boat. After all that was said and done Donna (Mandy's stepmom) made us rib eye steaks for dinner. We also had fresh tuna filets, red skin potatos, cole slaw and corn on the cob. Man, we have been eating good! We left the Keys at 4:30 and were back for the fireworks at 9:30. We got back to the house last night and got everything unloaded and had a few margaritas. YUMMY!
So here it is 10:30am and I am sitting here while M is watching Maury. We are trying to decided whether we want to go to the beach or not since we got pretty burnt yesterday.
They have this little pitbull puppy named Kira, she is the cutest.
I have been talking with the kids and they are doing fine. Lexi is talking to me like she is 5, she keeps saying that we are in Florida and will be home soon. It's so cute. Mom put the phone up to Bubbies ear so I could talk to him and I heard mom say that he got a HUGE smile on him face and I just lost it. I have been talking with them 2 or 3 times a day and call them everynight before bed. I am very much at ease right now but it is really weird waking up and not having 2 little ones to take of. I miss them so much though.
Well, I have some pics that I am going to get ready to post. Give me a few minutes!
Kevin & Mandy
Kevin, Mandy & Micky waiting out the rain at the track
Those big shrimp
M & I at Cabots
That is all I am going to post for right now, this computer is messing up!
Hugs and Kisses to all! Miss you!
Robin ~ I left my cell with my mom so we could two-way each other for free and I forgot to write your cell phone number down.....:(
It looks like your having an awesome time!! So glad to see an update from you!
Didn't do anything today buy lay around and chill. We are getting ready to watch Rescue Me and then we are going to bed. We are headed to Flagler Beach tomorrow and back to Daytona tomorrow night. I want to go to the Harley shop and get my daddy a t-shirt.
Love you all!
:bighug: We miss you! Soak up the sun for me some too sweety!
:woohoo: I was so upset that TS won! Jerk but oh well. I can't stand him. I was happy that Jr nand Jeff both did decent after the last couple of weeks they have been having. Can't wait for the outfit! THANK YOU!!!
Glad you're having fun!
I am extremely busy!
I miss Micky! He has been at work since 7am yesterday and won't be home till late tonight! I had going to bed alone! Atleast it won't be all night!
Lexi was a beast last night! Not sure what the problem was, that was NOT my child, I do know that!
I am thinking about opening a tanning salon. Yea right, as if I had the time...LOL!
Yesterday was fun. M and I didn't get up until 11am so we got up and got dressed and went down to the beach. Once we got on A1A we decided to keep driving. We ended up in St. Augustine which is a BEAUTIFUL place. We went to this beach shop called Wings and got some souveniers. We drove down some more and saw the St. Augustine lighthouse. It was amazing. We didn't go up in it but got some good pictures of it from the road. It was so close to the road, you could actually see the people that were standing on it. We drove around for a good 2 hours or so before heading back to Flagler. I was starved so we went back to Snacks and had some lunch. We never did make it on to the beach. Oh well! We then stopped at Flagler Beach Fire Dept so M could get a tour of the firehouse. It was pretty cool, I was a bit bored. It was just like the firehouses down home, they were run just about the same way which really surprised me. :shrug: Odd! I'm not going to get into that though.
We decide to head back to the house now. I take a small cat nap and we head down to Daytona again. I spent WAY too much at the Harley shop but I am not going to complain. I got some nice stuff and my Daddy is going to be SOOOOO happy when he sees what we brought him back. We were going to go to a restraunt called Sweetwaters but when we got there, there was a sign on the door saying that they had closed up. Kevin and Mandy were pissed...LMAO! So we end up going to this other rest. (I forget the name of it) that served alligator. None of us ordered any of it but I got Jumbalya and a ceaser salad. YUMMMM! The jumbalya was a more spicey than what I thought it would be so I couldn't eat it all.
So we head home and have some more margaritas before hitting the hot tub. Talk about HEAVEN! We went to bed around 1 or so.
I just got up and it's about 10:45 or so. M is still asleep so I guess I will go get my shower and get our stuff ready for the beach. We are really going today! I think we are going tomorrow too and then start packing up! We are leaving tomorrow night around 9 or 10pm. So that should put us home between 1 and 2pm Saturday afternoon.
Once we got on A1A we decided to keep driving.
OK lmao I just have to say that now I have "Ice Ice Baby" in my head. "A1A - Beachfront Avenue!!"
This is so cool, I am glad you are having so much fun!!!!!
oh geez THANKS.......I just got that silly song out from Hit Me Baby!!
"ICE ICE BABY, VANILLA ICE ICE BABY!"
dang, child of the 80's....I know, how about "Wild thing" or "push it" they are both about as annoying when they get stuck up there!
and am glad you have having fun too Kym, you NEEDED it!! now maybe you won't have to kill your boss??
I'm Home! I'll update the rest of the trip a little later. I've got to go through some stuff on my desk. I'm glad to be home!
Angela ~ LMFAO! I thought the same thing when I was typing that out. You know, I went to see Vanilla Ice a few weeks ago :oops: I just wanted to hear him do "Ice Ice Baby" but he wouldn't do it. He told the crowd that that wasn't his style anymore. The crowed boo'd him and everything. LMAO! I wasted a whole 5 bucks on watching him. BORING!
Robin ~ I did try to call you several times but M's cell phone wouldn't put the call through. Louis and I had a GREAT time!
Tara ~ PM me your address so I can get that JG thing out of my house.....LMAO! Love ya! Did you see who won the race yesterday?
Well, I have to make this quick, our internet at work is geting really screwed up. We are waiting for a new router so it keeps going in and out.
I'm on nerve pills now and I really don't want to get into it. It sucks! My doc. thinks that it will help me.
I miss Florida! M and I are talking about moving now. :oops: Not sure what will come of it though. Not sure I could leave Delaware.
Okay, so if you move to FL, make it Jacksonville which is where S and I are moving in another year or so. Sorry to just pop in, I will update all tomorrow.... I miss you and am gald you had a great vaca!!!!!!!!!!!!
KELLY! I've missed you girl! I hope you update soon!
*IF* (and that is a HUGE *if*) we move, it would be around the Palm Coast area which is about 45 minutes South of Jacksonville. That would be cool though huh? Why are you moving anyways?
Well, my sister is pregnant......AGAIN! Caleb is only a little over 3 months old. She hasn't old anyone but me and her SIL Kelly. How can she be so stupid? :doh: Her and her husband have been having problems, they don't work full time, they can barely support themselves and now look at them. I just don't know what to say to her anymore.
My cousin is pregnant too. This is another shocker. She just graduated high school and was going away to college. There goes that right out the window. Her father is PISSED off like you would not believe. She is due early fall. *shakes head*
The last 2 nights with the kids have been wonderful. Jacob is so close to crawling and pulling himself up on things. He has started scooting around on his butt. It is so cute. Lexi never did that. She crawled at 7 months and was walking by 9 months. Jacob is so different from her.
GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My big boy slept ALL NIGHT last night. He went to bed around 7:30 and woke up at 6:30 for a bottle and went back to sleep. He was still in bed when I left this morning. I am so proud of him!
BB in a few, Medicom people are here checking out our internet and I don't want to lose this post.
There was no daycare for the kids today. One of the ladies had a heart attack yesterday and they are short staffed. *sigh* Thursday and Friday is there last days. I am so upset.
I went and spoke with a woman yesterday who will watch them out of her house till I can get them into Little Hearts. I feel so bad for my kids. Lexi LOVES it there. Lexi seemed at ease at this new womans house. I am taking both of them there tonight for a little bit and will do the same tomorrow and Friday. Monday the 18th, they will start. Day care gave me 2 books that Lex adores from there. One is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? We read it last night about 10 times. She talks is 8 word sentences now. It's unbelievable. I was giving them baths last night and her and Bubs were playing and she told me, "Get out of my bathroom right now!" I bout' died.
We ordered Papa Johns for dinner. :roll: What's new right? Lexi ate 2 pieces and had a little bit of Coke. She ate like such a big girl.
Well, I better get back to work.
I am in LOVE with this camera! I guess I need to invest in one now.
Here's my little angels at bathtime last night! :love:
Her hair usually looks alot better than that but I didn't do anything to it yet.
I love Iced Coffee's! I am having the best Mocha Chill from Arby's. Just wanted to add that.
Kym!! They are so beautiful!!!!
I'm sitting here bawling my eyes out. The daycare is closed. They don't have enough staff to operate the next 2 days. Lexi didn't even get a chance to say good-bye to her friends. I am devestated. I have to stop by on Friday to pick up a few things that she had there like her extra outfits.
Why does this have to happen to my kids? I might be overreacting about this but it hurts my heart just thinking about my the kids are thinking.
Oh Kym the pics are great!
I am sorry about the daycare. I am sure Lexi and Jacob will be able to adapt to new daycare quickly! Give them a chance! It'll be ok!
OMG! I LOVE this website!
This is what happens when you leave a child alone with markers. :roll:
Sitting in Lexi's crib
He is happy.....sometimes.
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I am on the phone with my sister now who just had her pregnancy confirmed. GET THIS! She is 2 months along tomorrow. Her EDD is 2/24/06. Her kids are going to be almost 11 months apart. HOLY HELL!
that's it, I AM GONNA HARRASS HIM TIL I GET A DIGI CAMERA!
WHAT GREAT PICS
I am going crazy. My incision area from my c-section has been itching like crazy for a week now. I could cry it is that annoying. I look like and idiot scratching down there all the time but there is nothing that I can do about it. :cry: :x :evil:
Maybe some kind of anti-itch cream? Anyone else gone through this? I really need some results and fast!