Thursday, April 28, 2011

We are okay

I am exhausted. Needless to say, going through a storm like we had last night can take it out of you. But, hey, at least we are ok and safe! I don't know if you watched the news at all or not last night, or the past couple days, but the crazy storms that were in Alabama and Tennessee came for our area last night. If for some reason you didn't know about it, here's a clip from when it hit GA.



It was a good thing I checked my Iphone weather app, otherwise we wouldn't have known about it. Will and I don't have any cable on our TV, so we are never caught up with the news. I randomly felt like we should go online and watch the live weather forecast. As soon as we did they said started talking about our area, "everyone in Newnan needs to take immediate cover. The tornados will pass through in about 10 minutes. It is 5 miles away going 35 miles an hour." Yikes!! We had been watching the news about how Alabama was clobbered... that the death count was up to 70 at the time and that 2 people had already died in northwest Georgia. THEN, our ears start popping... which was scary. You know that it means that the pressure has changed in the area and that a tornado is coming. The lights start flickering and I almost peed my pants. Ha ha not really. I ran in to wake the baby up and get him out of his room. We are on the top floor of a 3 story apartment building so we weren't really in the safest place. Plus, we couldn't get in our cars at this point because it was too late to go anywhere. I think the car would have been the most dangerous. So, we just prayed over every wall in our place and that we would be protected. We took the baby (and even the dog) into our little guest bathroom and sat on the floor while watching a live forecast on Will's computer. We had to stay in there for an hour... that's how big the storm was. They kept showing circles on the maps representing funnel clouds... right over Newnan! I'm still not sure where the tornados hit exactly but we definitely heard some crazy weather outside. Not to mention the lightning was so bright!

So we just prayed since we really had no where to go and God totally protected us!

So far we've noticed that, although Georgia doesn't have earthquakes or Hurricanes, they can get some pretty crazy storms. Last year when we moved here, we heard the craziest thunder and the lightning was nothing like I've ever seen. I remember asking Will if he was sure that we weren't getting bombed... I was serious, that's how it sounded! We heard a HUGE boom and it shook everything in our place and even made our metal bed start ringing. The next day, we went outside about 50 feet from our building and saw that the lightning had struck a tree and there was a huge hole in the ground from where it had burned out all of the roots.

So.... that's something to think about when buying our house, eh? Something with a basement!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cleaning Out My Closet

And, no, I'm not referencing the old Eminem song.

So, I've got a lot of clothes that A. don't fit because of pregnancy B. will never fit because of pregnancy C. I don't have a use for them.

I am giving everyone a chance to "shop my closet" if you will. I put these items up for really good prices with really good shipping costs because I just want to clean out my closet. AND.... I know if I knew someone with a similar style to me and they did this, I would LOVE it! These prices are better than Goodwill. Seriously, I was just there. Whatever happened to 25 cent shirts at Goodwill? Hmmm. Anyway... I'll have 5 pieces up at a time for a week, and then I'll switch them up the next week. So make sure to check back in!

If no one buys a piece, it's off to Goodwill!! Happy shopping!

SHOP MY CLOSET

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How To Make Almond Milk

Figured I would post this video on this blog as well. I accidentally added one of the clips twice, so sorry about that!



Saturday, April 16, 2011

Major Points To Will-I-Am


....not that I'm keeping track. But everyone loves points, right?

My amazingly incredible husband got off work and immediately ran out (while I thought he was taking the dog out) to buy me some flowers. He knocks on the door and he is all dressed up with flowers in hand for our date. How adorable is that? And then he goes on to say all this mushy gushy stuff that made me feel like a million bucks and made me wonder how I got myself such an awesome guy. I don't deserve him. We went to our favorite mexican restaurant, where he proceeded to tell me even MORE mushy gushy things about how much he loves me.

Needless to say, I feel like a beautiful flower... all pruned and fully bloomed today. Not sure what that means... but let's just say that I feel like I can do anything.

Husbands are good for that. :)














Friday, April 15, 2011

Fun, and Not So Fun, Facts


1. Cai has been sleeping at least 10 hours every night. This happened when I decided not to wake him up for his "dream feed"... basically I didn't wake him up at 11 pm to feed him so that he might sleep longer. Apparently this was working against me and I didn't even realize. One night I tried not waking him up and he slept like a champ!

2. We switched him to his crib in his own room (sniff, sniff) last night. Good move. He slept from 8:30-7:30 without a peep... and then went on to sleep from 8-11. Sheesh! Victory!

3. I broke my toe yesterday. Yep... jammed it right into the leg of the sofa. It almost immediately turned black and blue and swollen. Of course, right when I start working out again. Apparently satan wants me fat.

4. I have been sick as a dog. First of all, do not, I repeat, DO NOT visit Georgia in Spring time unless you plan on getting attacked by pollen. I did. And then, some cold germs decided to kick me when I was down and completely take me out. So here I am, sore throat, stuffy head, ear infection, sneezing, runny nose... all because some stupid pollen.

5. We bought a new car. Well, not new... but ya know. It's a 2005 Volvo S60. We love it but we kind of had to go through this whole fiasco after we bought it. First of all, the owner wasn't completely honest with us about things (which we found out later). But, then the air conditioning stopped working the day after we bought it. Hmmm... looks shady, right? Well... it happened to be just a small $90 part, thank goodness. But we were freaking out thinking that we had just bought a lemon. Nope... it's great and we adore it. This is not the real picture of our car. This is the vogue version. The one that all of the other volvos look and and think, "she is so pretty... why can't I look like her?" but we all know she's airbrushed and fake. Ours is still pretty. :)
6. Trying to find health insurance again. I just did this. Why do I have to do this again? Why do they have to make finding health insurance like doing brain surgery? Seriously, I'm looking at all the thousands of plans and comparing them to other companies thousands of plans and trying to do calculus while building a rocketship. It's tough. Oh bother.

7. It's Friday. Love me some date night!!!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rolled Over


First big milestone. Micaiah rolled over for the first time on the 7th. Well, he had done it once before but I guess forgot how to do it after that. So we won't count that. Now almost immediately after we set him on his stomach, he rolls right over. He gets so excited to see our reaction because we clap and cheer. He loves it, he's so proud :)

Here's some pics from this past week....
















Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cars, Bleeding gums, and Embarassing moments


Some weekend updates...

Friday - We drove an hour and a half to the other side of Atlanta (yes, it takes that long) to go see a car. We sold our Honda Element a couple weeks ago because the suicide doors were really annoying to put the car seat in and out of. So, we decided we would go check out some cars. We show up and the car totally wasn't what we expected. When we asked the people over the phone if everything was working right and if the tires were good, we expected some honesty. But, they didn't tell us about the power locks not working (annoying) and the tires were completely bald. The car also didn't have cruise control (uh, no thanks!) and was dirty on the inside. Now, this is what I totally don't understand. People need to clean the inside of their cars if they want to sell it. I mean, come on, impress us a little. Take us on a date. Woo us. Ok, maybe don't go that far, but you know what I mean. On top of that, the people offered to watch our kid while we test drove their car. Uh, what??? That's weird. I've heard about those craigslist weirdos that meet up with people and steal their kids or babies. So, instead, they rode with us while we were test driving. Which is awkward because you can't at all talk about what you don't like about the car. SOOO, we ended up passing on the whole shebang and got some not-so-good mexican food and drove another 1.5 hours home. Oh well, it's the experience that counts. Why does Atlanta have to be so darn huge??

Saturday - We had band practice in the morning which is always a blast. Have I mentioned before how much we LOVE OUR CHURCH and everyone in it? We even had two people forget to come and it was still great. Right after that Will and I headed to (surprise, surprise) Trader Joes where we stocked up for a couple weeks. Annnnd.... did I mention how muc
h I love that place too? Ugh, I'm in love.

Sunday - We woke up at 6, got to church by 8, and started practice. This is always really hard for me because of the baby. I have to make sure he's fed and changed all while watching him during practice and then passing him over to someone all ready to go before we start. I had JUST made it... giving him to a friend at 9:55 right before church started at 10. But, I LOVE doing worship so it's really no big deal. Just tiring. Worship went really well... except for the HUGE mess up that I did. Woops. Will lead the first 2 songs... went great. I was supposed to lead the next 2 songs but I got super confused. The whole service I was kind of feeling like my brain wasn't there (not the best feeling when you know you have to lead a big group of people). I seriously had the hardest time and later found out that Will did too. Well, Will ended his second song and started going into some prophetic singing, but I thought he was starting MY song. NOPE! So, he starts using the same piano sound that he was going to use for my song. I just think in my head "ok, he's starting it a new way, whatever..." sooooo I start singing my song in a totally different key and tempo! Will looks so confused, as does the rest of the band, and I immediately knew I messed up. I saw Will panic a little and start to tell the band what to do. The band wasn't catching on. So, through my confusion and what I knew would just be messy through the rest of the song, decide to shut it down and precede to say, "Ok.... sorry. I totally just messed up. I'm not even going to play it off like I didn't just mess up because everyone knows I just did." Feeling like an idiot at this point... and Will's face is beaming red. I just laugh and everyone laughed with me. Then everyone broke out cheering for me, but not in a "oh I am going to clap for that waiter who just dropped all those plates to make him feel like an idiot way".... in a "we love you, Laura, and you are so awesome" way. Did I MENTION how awesome our church is?? The rest of the service went just as planned, but it was kind of my first big mess up in my worship leading experience. I hope I don't have any more. I actually had about 15 people separately come up to me after the service and tell me specific things that God was teaching them while I lead worship. SO AWESOME. I love how God turns things around for good... and also encouraged me afterwards.
Anyway... that was interesting :)
We had a great rest of the day going to, none other than, Moes for lunch. I love me some Moes! And then we headed home to take a much needed nap because we were running around so much during the weekend. We were going to do something that night, but Cai was so off schedule (and so were we) that we just crashed.

Monday - Not interesting enough to share :)

Tuesday - Woke up bright and early to go to my favorite place in the world! Did I say favorite? I meant, most awful place in the world! The dentist. I knew I would hate it. I went when I was pregnant and they told me I had 6 cavities because the baby was depleting my nutrients... but they weren't able to fill them since I was prego. So, here I was, a year later getting them checked out. This hygienist was AWFUL. It makes me want to laugh... and cry... at the same time. You know the cleaning is going to be bad when your eyes start watering and your gums start bleeding even before she starts. She was just doing the periodontal check and pushing that sharp metal torturous tool deep into my gums. "Um, maam? Can you please check my teeth with something else? Say... your soft finger??" SHEESH. So, here I was giving myself the ultimate pep talk, "ok, Laura... you can do this. You just gave birth to an 8 pound baby. Nothing is worse than that" So, I prepared myself. She was the worst. You know the part where they scrape your
teeth with that awful sharp metal torturous tool by the gums? Well, she like DUG and stabbed them. Then she said, "you need to make sure you floss every day. Your gums are bleeding!". No, I'm pretty sure my gums are bleeding because you are sticking that sharp metal torturous tool deep into them. If you did that to my eye, it would bleed too. Does that mean I have to floss my eyes too? I was so mad, and basically crying from how bad it hurt. Then she flossed. Oh the agony. I have never had a hygienist break the floss, much less break it 10 times. She was so rough that the floss kept breaking. And then, because of it, I would get pieces of floss stuck in my teeth. So, she got the heavy duty floss out and flossed as hard and as fast as she could through each tooth (that she already flossed). The doctor came in and gave me the same "6 cavities" talk. I know, I know. But, when I got the bill, I noticed it would be once I paid over a thousand dollars (with insurance!) to get them all filled. Yes, I would love to pay you some of our house savings so you can torture me some more :)
Later that day, Will and I went to Hobby Lobby because I have decided to take up sewing. I'm "sew" excited (haha, I'm sew funny). The patterns were .99 cents. Oh my gosh. These patterns were originally $20 and I was getting them for .99! AHHH! They. Are. Awesome. So, I will be doing those soon. But, my very first project is to make a simple skirt. I will let you know how that goes. We sat in Hobby Lobby for an hour looking at patterns. I love my husband :)

Here is Cai Cai playing drums :)

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And here he is "talking" to me this morning.

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And this was the precious view I had when I woke up today...

I love my boys.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

4 Months Old

The buddy turns 4 months tomorrow. Crazy how time has flown. Just a few months ago, I had a newborn... and now I have a little boy full of personality. Love it. He is one incredible little guy. We have SOOO much fun with him.