Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Murphy's Law = My Family

"Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong".
First off, i have missed you ladies. I haven't even been able to get on and read let alone write a blog i have been so busy lately. Last week, work was super busy, esp. since we had Monday off (yay). The Lovely Miss Merritt put in her 2 weeks and this Friday is her last day, :( I'm so sad but so happy for her! At home i did nothing but clean and run errands...grocery shopping, bought Ryder a bunch of new clothes & an awesome HUGE red wagon, which i haven't even had time to put together & went to the mall and bought my sister a ring from James Avery for her graduation gift. Let's just say i was so happy when it was 5 o' clock on Friday. During lunch i went and got a spray tan and was having such a good day! Went and picked up my babe and when we got home and opened the door, no joke, it was about 90 degrees in our house. NOT HAPPY to say the least! Turns out, our air conditioner had broke & my mom could not get a hold of Jimmy (our Mr. fix it!). Oh & did i mention that this weekend was my sisters Graduation so we had my Grandparents coming in from Oregon and my Sister and Niece&Nephew from Austin. I could not believe my mother was at home CLEANING with no air conditioning, i couldn't take it so me and Ryder packed our bags and headed to my sisters. Luckily, she lives only 15min away! 
We ended up staying there all weekend because we had to get a whole new A/C unit at the house. My weekend was not crazy at all! My parents ended up getting a hotel room for themselves and my brother and another for my grandparents, my little sister stayed at her friends and me, Ry, Courtney (sister), Alexa (Niece) & Aidan (Nephew) all stayed at Misty's (oldest Sister) with Bryan (brother in law) and Brody (Nephew). Did you get all that? :) Saturday we went to the pool and then everyone got ready to go to my Sister's Graduation. It was Ryder's 1st over night stay with his Daddy, so with all of the stress of getting ready with a million people trying to do the same thing, my baby sister Graduating High School and thinking about my boy not being there in the morning when i wake up. I was a complete mess!!!! I didn't just cry when i dropped him off...i BAWLED and was uncontrollably shaking. Pretty good for his 1st night away i think! ;) On another note, i could not be more proud of my little sister and can't believe she will be going off to college soon (so thankful i pestered her so much about how i regret not going to college). After a while of me flailing my arms around like a crazy person, she finally found us in the crowd (i give thanks to my awesome bright pink dress! which by the way she was wearing the exact same one. We started describing what dress we got and what we were going to wear and come to find out, we went to the same place and bought the same dress. Fortunately, they were different colors) & of course i blew kisses and stood up when her principle asked all the parents in the audience to stand up so they could give thanks. Hey, i deserved a round of applause for putting up with her craziness and telling her what not to do/to do even though she never listened and would come back and say 'You were right!'. Of course i was, that's what big sisters are for!

 my sister in her class of 800 and something :) we found her

 we have such a pretty family ;)
court, chels, mom and me

 my beautiful sister, congrats chels

 <3 my sisters (misty is missing)

Saturday night i went out dancing with some friends. I had to keep my mind off being away from my baby! I had soo much fun and stayed up way too late but for once got to sleep in! That was the ONLY plus to him being away! His Daddy brought him home earlier than scheduled (surprise, surprise) on Sunday but i was more than ex-tactic to see him!!!! Everyone came over to my sisters pool and we BBQ'd and hung out all day! I wanna say it was relaxing and nice but it wasn't @ all. Let's just say my family is a little crazy & never organized! Ryder was a fuss all day, and i could tell he was just not feeling well. Also in part to everything being so crazy around him, he was just on a different schedule with not getting to sleep in his own bed, room and being out of his comfort zone of home for so long. My Nephew Brody had been running a fever all weekend so i was praying that Ryder would not catch whatever it was that he had. Esp. since Ryder likes to pick on his OLDER cousin and take his Paci and put it in his mouth. Oh Boy! Monday i started getting ready like normal but when Ryder woke up i could tell is was still in a funk! Normally he sees me and smiles and i pick him up and hes fine, but not today. He was crying and when i picked him up he laid his head on my should with his eyes closed and was just moaning. Of course i called into work so i could stay home and take care of him! :) My sister also stayed home with Brody because his fever kept coming back, so she took him to the Dr. While they ran out and did that i took Ryder to have some blood work done (9 month testing to see if they are diabetic) & he did not make a peep! They even took it out of arm with an IV and everything. He was either just really not feeling well, or my boy is just a trooper! I think he's a pretty tough boy! My sister called me after she took 'B' to the Dr. with some news she didn't really want to tell me. They took a strep test and it came back positive. I WOULD HAVE DIED IF RYDER GOT STREP!!!!! But the Dr. said since Ry was already on med's for an ear infection, he would be fine! Hallelujah! He pretty much slept all day yesterday and when he wasn't sleeping he was fussing. And even though he woke me up @ 2 in the morning...i think he just wanted to snuggle with mommy...he woke up this morning bright eyed and all smiles like normal! Thank goodness! 
This is just one example of why we refer to our family as the 'Murphy's Law Household'. It never fails. Something is either always broken, someone needs help or his hurt, someone forgot something, someone's car needs fixed or someone is having a meltdown. Thankfully, we got the A/C fixed and we can get back home tonight into our own beds and have a nice relaxing night. Next weekend you can bet i will be doing NOTHING!! 

Hope all you ladies enjoyed your weekend! I'll be reading & commenting shortly! :)


  1. Congrats to your sis!

    I absolutely love your dress!

  2. Your son is adorable! Plus you have a pretty awesome name! ;-)