Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ten On Tuesday

1. We have had a lot going on the last few weeks and I just want to take this opportunity to thank all of the people that have been there for Josh and I and the kids during it all! Everyone has offered their help in some way, shape, or form. Thank you to Autumn and Jimmy for really stepping in, your thoughtfulness and help has been SO appreciated. I am so lucky to have one of my besties as my neighbor as well! I bet you never thought we would be this high maintenance! Ha Ha! It's not easy living somewhere and not having a single family member around. Especially going through difficult times. Autumn and Jimmy dropped everything to babysit on several occasions, brought ungodly amounts of ice cream over, made early morning runs to the store to get the kids balloons that they had talked about the previous evening, played endless hours of WII with Malakai, let Leila paint nails, the list just goes on and on. There are no words that could express how much we appreciate them!!

2. Which leads me to Josh and our all night trip at the ER. To make a long story short, we were watching a movie and he started having stabbing pain in his upper abdomen. After HOURS at the ER, it was assumed that he was having issues with his Gallbladder. However, after a HIDA scan and more blood work, his gallbladder has turned out fine. He is feeling a little better, but has to be really careful with what he eats. I think I am still going to make him get an EGD to see if maybe there is something going on with reflux/GERD.

3. I can't believe the time has come for me to turn 30! I really am trying to embrace this new chapter of my life. If you had asked me 15 years ago, where I wanted to be when I was 30, I think I have surpassed my expectations. I need to be proud of where I am in life. I have met and married my soul mate, we have beautiful children, a beautiful home, a career that I actually enjoy, friendships that are irreplaceable, the list goes on. So CHEERS to turning 30!

4. I need to think of a special post to do on my bday. A list of 30 something? Any ideas?

5. A post will come with pics of Leila at dance. It is the cutest darn thing I have ever seen. She is one of the youngest in the class but you definitely can't tell size wise. She spent the first five minutes just standing there taking it all in, but then she participated fully! She is very excited to go back this week and wants to make sure everyday that all her loved ones are coming to watch her at her recital....IN JUNE!

6. We are painting! I will try to take some before and after pics. We are doing the loft and Leila's bedroom, then having someone do the rest of the main level. Leila is SO ready for her big girl bed and furniture. She asks everyday. The problem is, I can't decide on bedding!!! It's SO hard. I have to stick with something that will go with brown because that is the color of her huge rocker/chair that she loves, but I want bright colors to go with it. Here are some I am looking at, PLEASE give me your opinion!!! This is so tough!!

My Favorite

7. I have tried to make it a point to tell Josh one thing he does each week, rather large or small that I appreciate. It's so easy to fall into a routine and overlook the little things. I was giggling the other day because I am a thrower of things when I walk in the door. My mud room is a disaster! I kick my shoes off (on top of an already 3ft pile of shoes), throw my keys somewhere, pile my purses on top of the dryer, etc. However, every morning I never have to search for my keys. Every evening Josh takes my keys and puts them in the designated key holder. This is such a little thing that makes my mornings a whole lot LESS stressful! Thanks J!

8. Back to Autumn, she has me OBSESSED with a certain series of books. I am currently on book four of an 8 book series of The Black Dagger Brotherhood. There is nothing intellectual about these books. They are SO good though. Take Twilight and give it an R (or worse) rating and that is this series. SO GOOD and SO ADDICTING!

9. Chiefs are 1-0!!! Whoo Hoo!!

10. Anyone have any useful hints on washing white uniform shirts? Malakai gets SO dirty!! Help?

PS. I like to ask specific questions in my TonT because I like to get comments and I feel like if I ask questions people are more willing to leave a comment :)



Colleen said...

I like the first bedding. White shirts SUCK, and I have zero answers!

autumn said...

You are so very welcome!!!! I like the first bedding too, it would go really well with the bedroom set you are using. I would do a list of either 30 things you have learned in your life so far or 30 things you are grateful for.

Karissa said...

Of course you guys like the first one...because it is Pottery Barn!!! It's my favorite too!! Even though you have to buy each peace individually where as the others come in 5 piece sets for the price of the ONE duvet cover...Oh boy! Decisions, Decisions! Thanks for the list of ideas Autumn!

the swope family said...

I like the second bedding. I am in love with stripes right now so you should take that into account!!

Lisa Rader said...

You already know I pick the first bedding. As far as the white shirts, I stay away from Bleach due to ruining too many things over the years. You saw Kiera's white school T-Shirt by the time we arrived at your house Friday. I will soak it by hand in the sink with Oxy, rub at the spots, then throw it in the was machine with a load of whites. I don't wash shirts in Hot water, unless they are totally white and really dirty. You could also use the presoak on your machine with Oxy. If it's too late and you have the gray dingy white, I would carefully break out the bleach.