Thursday, January 31, 2008

I am so ...................

Happy......I have a great understanding HUSBAND, in many ways. He understands me. He has been really patient with me and this pregnancy. He has always supported me in all my endeavors...and there has been alot....even before the gym. I did have to steal an idea from a friend though. We can't actually have a DATE night every week but we are sure going to try. Between basketball, the busiest time at the gym, and 2 kids...we are going to try. We have made plans for this Saturday....I either want to go watch and movie and eat in Altus....or go eat a nice dinner in Crowell...so who knows what we will end up doing... Also I have 2 HEALTHY and great kids. I know that they can have their moments...days...or weeks...but overall I am pretty lucky.

LUCKY........I have had the opportunity to try many different JOB adventures. From working as the PR coordinator for the Amarillo Dillas, Durham Dragons, and the marketing intern for United Supermarkets....I even worked at a great finance company in Dallas....then I got my teaching certificate...I taught for 3 years...no plans of going back...but now I know how much we SHOULD appreciate the teachers of our kids....and now a business owner of a FITNESS GYM....one of my biggest dreams EVER...I got to experience all those fun jobs...but nothing more rewarding than being a wife and a mom...

STRESSED......With the new baby on its way....and being away from my parents has got me worried....I am wondering if I can handle 3 kids and the gym......I don't want to neglect anything...You never know what the future holds...that is another thing that scares me....

DEPRESSED.....This is not the time to be pregnant and work at the gym....Everyone is losing weight and here I am 15 lbs heavier than I have ever been and gaining every week. I just have to be focused on the end and remember I have the rest of my life to lose it...I just want a healthy...HAPPY....baby.........AND I REALLY MISS MY CHURCH in Groom.. going home this weekend just makes it harder...

SAD....A great friend of mine's mother in law is in ICU and things are scary. They have their boat loaded with everything else and now have to worry about this...I wish I could help more...JUST PRAY....PRAY....

STUFFED.....Today Toby got to come home to eat lunch with us...It is always a treat for all of us...especially me...I am been cravin' homecookin' so I made meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, SALAD (that Toby ate...holy cow....some of my prayers are being answered)...and Caden had his chicken nuggets...that kid has no hope...Kaitlyn must have been cravin' it too......she ate about 3 BIG helpins'...wow...and I wonder why I am gaining weight....

HOMESICK.....I miss my church as I have said many times. I also miss seeing all my family....It is always fun to go home and see everyone and just relax at my mom and dad's.

MUCH CLEANER...I did find some time and energy to clean my house yesterday... I know it is always something you have to work on...but atleast I got a good start... I have to make sure I get it cleaned by Thursday night. Girls night out at the Tucker's...

LONELY.... Toby leaves next Monday and won't be back until Friday....if you need someone to go visit...I will always welcome visitors.

HAIRY....I was supposed to get my haircut on Tuesday...but things happened and she got sick...so we had to reschedule for next Friday... let's just say I have had my appointment for 3 weeks....now we are going on 5 weeks....I needed the haircut 2 months ago....TOBY IS READY ALSO. I will have a new do...next weekend...I am ready..

EXCITED....I am going to have a GIRLS NIGHT OUT next Thursday at the house. I love to entertain and I really need to see the girls and relax. I think everyone needs it...with everything that is going around.....SICKNESS.....and the JOYS of everyday life...

(thinks for letting me just write)....Have a great day....

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

What a family....

We have been busy and SICK this past week and present. Kaitlyn is feeling much better...but now TOby and Caden have the junk.

On friday....Toby had to go the basketball game in Littlefield...We decided the kids would not totally enjoy the ride... (3 hours away) So we stayed home and played...and I was supposed to clean house....Didn't get much done. I am ready to get some energy...It is drivin' me and I know it is driving TOby crazy. He hates when the house is a mess and the laundry isn't done. This is the busy time for me at the gym and then add being tired on top...it just doesn't get done....

Saturday....was a great day.....We got up and ate our donuts and choco milk... Then I got ready and went to get an 1 1/2 hour massage. Some of you might know...but I have been having some stretchin' pains so I thought it would be good. And it was...She really did help. And if you haven't gotten one from Denise....you are missing out. I have had alot .... and she is by far the best.....give her a call....Then we all took a well deserved a nap...then we all got up and packed to go see Gramz and Grandad....in Groom....

We went to CHURCH...it was great....I miss it so much. I also miss seeing everyone and love the music...Then afterwards....we did our tradition...Go to the Dairy Queen with all my family....Aunts, uncles, cousins, and everyone meet up there.. That is what I miss the most. Then we got to go to the STEW supper that my mom's Christian mother's group sponsored. And it was GOOOOD. We had to eat and leave though...We were off to Amarillo to see Disney Playhouse... It was fun and the kids loved it.. I preferred the Disney on Ice...but this was great. Caden sang and danced. It made it all worth it...

Yesterday I took Caden and Toby to the doctor. Toby got the shot and the Caden just got the medicine. I really wanted a shot...but he wasn't sick enough....oh well....Yesterday I started the new TONE class...it is lots of fun...plus I am getting sore as I speak...I knew it would.... We had a great night with the kids and Toby... He is goign to be gone tonight...so we made sure it was family night...

Today is my big day........I finally get my haircut...I don't know if Toby is more excited or me.....He wants it cut....and colored....so I get to go to my lady in Wheeler. I have been waiting for 3 weeks... LEt's just say she is good...Also a good friend of mine just built a HUGE NICE House and I am goign to get to go see it...The kids are stayin here at a daycare..I know I am a bad mom....but they will be happier there than with me....
I am a little sad about having to cancel my party that I had planned...but we will hopefully get to have it next week....

Thursday, January 24, 2008

We found out some WONDERFUL NEWS

Last night we got some WONDERFUL NEWS. Many of you might know....our adopted grandparents - Tim and Ranae Wyatt - our neighbors across the road....had a daughter be diagnosed with a brain tumor. We have been praying and worrying about this for about 4-5 months.... She has been doing radiation and chemo for awhile now. If you haven't met this young lady...you are missing out. Her personality is one to admire. And I think that is what helped her and everyone around her get through this....

Yesterday they did many tests...and at this point there is NO TRACE of a tumor. Can you say a MIRACLE..... Prayers do work....along with medicine... We has to do chemo for 5 days a month for several months...with check-ups every other month....But the outlooks looks.......UNBELIEVABLE.........

I thought some of you might want to know her update....or you might just need a pick me up....
If you don't mind....please keep her and her family in your prayers...

our first ear ache.

There is nothing worse than when your kids or family is sick. Kaitlyn has had the running nose that most kids this week. I really didn't think anything about it. Just trying to treat it the only way I know how...love, sleep, and some medicine....but after our field trip to the library with Ms. Angie....we came home and Kaitlyn went straight to my bed and started crying....I thought she was just tired...But then she said that her ear was hurting... That flipped me out since she never cries about feeling bad or complain about her ear. So the good Lord was looking out for us. I called the clinic and they could see her today... (I don't say it enough....we are sure lucky to have the clinic and the great doctors here in Childress). Dr Caldwell looked at her ears and said.... Goodness...now we know why she was complaining. So....she got a shot in the buttocks...(she wasn't happy towards me) and then some antibiotics....She was already feeling better last night...She is still sleeping this morning...she needs it... I really want her to feel better because this weekend is going to be great. Toby and I are taking the kids to go see DISNEY PLAYHOUSE..... (mickey, minnie, little einsteins, handy manny) We are SOOOOOO excited...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

It is nice to have GOOD friends

Last night was a treat....I got a babysitter for the little ones and then went to visit a friend. We have been talking about doing something for awhile..and she took the initiative to do it. It was just nice to talk and visit with someone other than my kids....I really enjoyed it...We need to do it again....I am thinking it is time for another supper club...Anyone up for it....I am feeling much better so we can even have it at my house....and so we can all get together and get it started up again....any thoughts on Dates....? Thanks again Charla for a relaxin' evenin'...

Kailtyn lost her first tooth....

I know that I should be really excited...but to be honest....I am a little scared. She is only 4 1/2....everything that I have found on the internet says 6 years old is the average.....Last Friday is when she woke up and showed me. It was pretty lose already. I called every dentist around....NO ONE WORKS ON FRIDAY....so finally I got in touch with my ped...she said there really is nothing that I can do....

So I just wanted to give you an update about her tooth. She lost it.... The tooth fairy brought her 4...!!!! quarters.... she was so excited. And then the tooth fairy left mommy the tooth so she can put it in her scrapbook....That is a really nice tooth fairy...


Also, I am starting to feel lots better...I am still really tired...but some of the nausea is subsiding...thank you lord....I probably have a couple more weeks of this and then it will be totally gone..

Last night....some of you might know....that Toby has started broadcasting the basketball games and other events live on the internet through their website. Pretty awesome...I must say.... He was so excited when he came home...The provider USTREAM picked the basketball game as the feature for the night. He also said that there was 184 views all at once. That is great. They are doing some great things at Childress ISD. You should check it out. Tonight he is going to have the stockshow SALE on live..and next Tuesday at 6:30 pm should be the girls' basketball team...


Right now...Toby is off in Hedley huntin' goofy ducks and the kids and I are cuddled up on the couch watching LITTLE EINSTEINS....There is nothing better...I just wished my house was clean and my laundry was done...that would make for a perfect day.....


Also, tomrrow we are going to try the whole experience at the Methodist church. We finally decided we are going to try this for a while....while we are here. They even sent Kaitlyn and Caden and invitation to join the children's choir...one of my main reasons that I want them to go to this church...things for the youth. I even think Toby and I are going to try the Sunday school class...I am excited about that....Pray that this is a good decision for my entire family...I know that I have prayed and prayed about it...so we should have a good and busy weekend...you have a great weekend....

Monday, January 14, 2008

Can you say it ...... Could NOT have been better.....

I just want to start off by saying... I am so glad my parents were in Vegas this weekend or it would not have worked out. My mom and dad were thinking in the back of the head that this was a possibility but never really thought it was happening. First I thought we were going to be there too early...but pretty much everyone was there...Mom only recognized one car, so it kinda gave it away. But they were really surprised to see everyone there. All the brothers and sisters and most of the nieces and nephews... We had 50 people in total. The meal was great and I really think they enjoyed it. Toby made a video of all different kind of pictures...some were sad and lots were funny. The first set was set to Amarillo Sky. If you haven't heard that song...you really need to listen to it. It was actually written for my dad...and family.... Not exactly....but you wouldn't have noticed it if you didn't know. It really puts a song to the life of my family....and a great one for that... We had a cake made and then everyone visited for awhile and then we had to turn on the darn cowboy game. What a waste of time....But the whole event was GREAT and I really think everyone enjoyed the time and I know mom and dad really appreciated it....

On a sadder note, I did find out this weekend that my best friends grandmother passed away. So I stayed the night on Sunday so I could go to the Rosary (a prayer service that us Catholics do the night before the funeral) and then the funeral today. It was really a nice service and I just pray for her family left behind. I know she is in a better place.....but it is always hard for the people left behind....

Don't take for granted the days you have with your family. Going home this weekend...made me really homesick and realize that family and a small town is not replaceable....

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I am truly blessed

I am truly blessed to have everything that I have today and had in the past....and look forward to have in the future. Tomorrow we are celebrating my parent's 30th wedding anniversary. My parents are truly an inspiration. Not only for their happy marriage but for the parents that have been to 3 very successful and great kids. (if I may say so myself) I just hope I can be 1/2 the parents they were. They supported us with every decision and lead us to make the right decision without being forceful and demanding. Don't get me wrong....my parents were strict but in ways they needed to be. I am truly lucky to have them in my life and my kids life...

Tomorrow we are going to Amarillo to celebrate with the entire family. All mom's and dad's brother and sister....and most of their nieces and nephews and their kids. I was just thinking about 20 could come....but now we are up to 60....WOW.... It should be alot of fun. My parents just got in from Las Vegas tonight....and I told them we were taking the out to eat tomorrow in Amarillo... Little do they know ..... there will be about 50 people waiting for us.... It is supposed to be a total surprise.... Just pray that it is .... My mom is a very busy... Nosy... person....so it was a GOD's gift to me that they were out of town this week....

Toby made a video to show at the luncheon and it is great.... hopefully I can download it or I will send a link to it somehow...VERY SOON... he just finished it...so I don't want to ask him to do that tonight. I don't want to push my luck....

This is going to be very exciting time.... it all goes as planned... Also, luckily I have some very loving aunts and cousins to help me pull this off...

I am really excited about tomorrow. I will post pictures and details soon.
JUST PRAY THAT TOMORROW is just as SPECIAL to them as THEY are to ME...

Loose TOOTH

It is really scary....but Kaitlyn woke up yesterday morning....with a loose tooth. I am so scared. I tried to call any dentist....I don't think there is a dentist that works on Friday. I finally called my ped. doctor and she sad that since Kaitlyn got them so early it may be a possibility that she is going to loose them early. I am still scared. So I called my neighbor and dental hyg. and asked her what she thought... She thought it could happen but has never seen it... So we are going to go to the dentist for an x-ray. They said there is nothing we could do anyways even if there isn't a tooth there. She said she didn't fall down or anything...so I just pray that there is a tooth and I am just over-reacting....anyone have any thoughts....

What a great day...

The started out alittle on the rocks with Kaitlyn and her upset stomach. But after she decided that she felt better we decided to make our trip to Amarillo. It was one of the best days with the kids. They both took a nap on the ride up there. THANK YOU GOD. Then I had a make a couple of stops for the gym and the party for mom and dad. Then Caden said, "I am hungry". I thought we would go to Braums and get ice cream. Kaitlyn and I got ice cream and only CADEN wanted 2 bananas. So we had a snack and then did some more shopping. Our last stop was Sams... I had to get a flat bed to get all the stuff on it. So the kids sat in the front and Caden was cracking the whole building up. He acted like he was driving with all the sounds and motions. He would even say BEEP BEEP and excuse me to get people out of the way.. It was the funniest thing ever. He was trying to be nice and onry at the same time. Then we went to my parent's house to go through pictures for the slide show. They loved getting to see their uncles. Caden played on the electric piano and made up his own song. It really was pretty amazin'. I just wished I had my camera so I could have showed it to everyone. And to top the day off....they were great all the way home...and went straight to sleep when I laid them down. It was fun day and I am so glad that I decided to take the kids with me. (probably that day won't happen again, so I knew that I better write it down...

Friday, January 11, 2008

How the tides turn....

Kaitlyn woke up this morning with a slight tummy ache. I was at the gym this morning...and then came home with her on the pot.... But I think she was just alittle sick and she is now feeling better. I was supposed to go to Amarillo today to get some things for the gym and somethings for my mom and dad's surprise anniversary party. I guess we will have to do with what I have. Right now we are sitting on the couch and watching LITTLE EINSTEINS... I really need to start doing some cleaning while I have something in my stomach and feel OK. Toby is getting frustrated with the house.... Maybe he will understand all what I have to do....ON TOP OF THE GYM.... Again, we still have our Christmas up...but we are supposed to get that down tomorrow... We will see. We have to though....

The kids are so warm and cuddly.... I might have to enjoy this a couple more minutes and then get to work on the house...hope everyone has a great weekend...have a great day also....

Thursday, January 10, 2008

SONOGRAM SHOWS...........

Everything went really well today. Today Toby and I got the first look at Trae or Kelsi....or whatever we call him or her.... Everything looked great and it was HYPER - ACTIVE. Let's just say they said we are going to have our hands full. We couldn't get it to stop punching and moving to we could take all the pictures. Lupe did think it is a little boy...but he is not for sure. What is exciting about this one..... It really doesn't matter. We are blessed to already have a cute (sometimes sweet little girl) and a handsome fun-filled little man... We are excited and relieved to know that everything is going good.... So we will get to meet this NEW addition either late July or early August....

Thank you for your prayers and like a friend suggested to me.... Not only pray for a healthy but also a happy baby....

Thank you and God Bless....love steph (the preggo)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

First major milestone - 3rd Tucker

Tomorrow morning we have our first sonogram for the 3rd and probably last edition of the Tucker family. We are really excited. I am ready to see if there is a baby and it is not just all the food that I ate during the holidays. We have our appointment at 9:00 and I really pray that Toby can be there with me.

Today has been hopefully the first day that I am starting to feel better. I have felt pretty good all day...just a little queezy tonight with a massive headache. But I can live with that compared to the last couple of weeks. HAHA...

I will let you know how the sonogram goes. Please pray that the sonogram shows just 1 blessing and not 2....haha Wouldn't that be fun... I don't know if I could handle that.....

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Is there anyone out there that takes NO as an answer.....

I know that it is a common problem with most women....saying no.... But in my older years I have been beginning to understand that you have to. I took on president of a local organization...no problem... I have good help and exciting members so I thought it should be fun... But like everything, there is always something that doesn't go like it is supposed to. We decided to create a new position and thought I found the person perfect for the job.... But just found out today...she is moving... No biggie... Well, now I am trying to find someone that can take that position. That should be interesting. Then I have been asked awhile back to help with a great cause. RELAY FOR LIFE. I love the idea... But I mentioned to the person that I was thinking about becoming pregnant and didn't think I needed any extra stress. And now that I am, that person still has asked me to help. I am very honored and I know that I would do it where it would really benefit the cause, but I don't think it would benefit my family. At the point of time....I have no energy...Not only pregnancy...but 2 kids and a family....and a business. I just needed to vent...I know that most people have more reason to complain and to stress...but I really had one of those days. I just need a girls night out... ANYONE UP FOR IT. I know what a good friend of mine is....we agreed to do something this week. She has had someone sick in her family for awhile...and feels like there is no end...At least I can see the end...Women....take care of yourself...and make sure your priorities are in line....

Friday, January 4, 2008

I am lucky to have a great husband

I am not one that really shows TONS of affection...haha.... But I really need to brag on my husband. Since I have not being feeling well and so tired....I have not been able to have energy or stamina to cook, clean or anything. Since he has been home he has become MR MOM and been so understanding. I really feel like I am lucky. I woke up from my nap today...and he started folding all the clothes and all the dishes done...Also he took the kids to go hunting so I could rest and try to get some housework done... Thank you for being understanding...and I hope soon I will be your normal CHIRPY wife....love ya

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

What happened in 2007!

We have had alot go on with us here in the Tucker household.
The kids are growing like weeds. Kaitlyn is learning so much and growing up so fast. Alot of people are wanting us to move her to kindergarten next year...but I disagree... She enjoys going to Ms. Angie's and Ms. Carol's every week. She really enjoys this year her gymnastics class with Ms. Kim... She can do are cartwheel fairly well. She is mom's next cheerleader.....I HOPE....
Caden has changed like crazy. He is now pretty muched pottery trained...the best Christmas present a mom could ever ask for... He is talking so much better. He is obsessed with all the usual boy toys. LOVES TRAINS, CARS, and DIRT....
Toby passed his superintendent test.....huge milestone for his career and the ENTIRE Tucker Family future. He loves his job here in Childress. I really feel like he is making a difference with the PRIDE program and everything else that he and his staff do. He loves it and it shows.
I am still TRYING to hold our household together and the gym. I really enjoy the time that I get to spend and the gym and the time I get to stay home with my babies. I get the best of both worlds. My new year's resolution this year is get more ORGANIZED. I used to be always organized and with 2 kids and one on the way and I am going to have to be organized. That is right....I said one of the way..... The best news of the year 2007 is that we are going to have an addition to the Tucker family in August. (the kids and I have been working on Toby for awhile and our prayers have been answered) The kids are sooooo excited. (we weren't going to tell people for awhile...but a couple of our friends have called us out on it...and I can't lie....we finally got to tell most of our families) Everyone is excited and I will be even more excited when I start feeling better...but that soon will pass....

Let's just say if 2008 is even close to our past 2007, I will feel blessed and loved. I pray that God keeps my family and yours.... Heathly and Happy.... GOD BLESS and wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR...