Thursday, March 10, 2011


I'm sitting here listening to it rain outside. I absolutely love rainy days! There's something about being inside of a warm house when it's cold and stormy outside. It makes me want to curl up with a book. Or in this case my laptop so I can get a blog post written!

This has been kind of a crappy week. I ended up in the ER on Sunday with stomach pains and after doing a bunch of tests that all came out negative (and after leaving a bruise on my arm the size of Texas after trying to insert an IV) I think I've decided that I have an ulcer. The next test they'll want to do is an endoscopy and I'm not super excited about that so I'm eating super carefully, taking medication and hoping and praying that it goes away.

In more exciting news, Shawn signed up for taekwondo last week! He's been wanting to do it ever since the kids started and he finally decided to go for it. It's great exercise and it's a lot of fun! The taekwondo school the kids go to also offers adult classes and family classes, so he goes to an adult class one night a week and he goes with the boys to a family class one night a week and then the boys do two other kids classes per week. Needless to say we spend a lot of time at the taekwondo school these days. :)

It's fun for the boys because they're much further along than Shawn so they like that they can teach him. The boys just tested for their blue belts last week and had their first blue belt class a couple of days ago. I'm so proud of them, they're getting into more complicated kicks and punches now and it's really fun to watch what they can do. Every time they start the new belt class they look at the moves they have to learn and declare them impossible. Then by testing time they're up there performing them like it's no big deal and they're ready to move on to the next "impossible" task. :) They've been in taekwondo for a year now and they anticipate about two more years before they earn their black belts. It's been really fun to watch them progress.

In Clarissa news, I've remembered how much I enjoy two year olds! Everyone always talks about the terrible two's but I don't find two all that terrible. Clarissa is SO cute! Every word that comes out of her mouth is absolutely precious. My favorite time of the day is when she wakes up from her nap because I go in her room and lay down by her for a few minutes and she always has a big story to tell me. I can't understand 90% of what she says, but she talks and talks and it's very animated! Today she was telling me a big story and I could make out something about lunch and bread and then she started listing animals. I have no idea what she was talking about but I just eat up every second of it. I love watching her learn and grow and I love our alone time during the day. We have such a strong bond, I absolutely adore her.

This is the boys last week of school before track break. Starting Monday they'll be home for the next three weeks. It's always a little more chaotic with all three kids home but I'm looking forward to it. It's a nice break from the routine.

That about wraps up all the news from our house! Shawn left with the kids to run an errand so I'm going to go back to listening to the rain and enjoying the peace and quiet for a few more minutes. I've got to take the quiet moments when I can get them!

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