Summer Bummer and total randomness

WARNING: gloriously long post about nothing important.

I just realized that this is my 99th post since I started this blog. I decided to have a Poll. What should my 100th post be about? Since I don't get many questions or comments, I am willing to take requests. Is there something you want to know about me that I haven't openly divulged already? or should I do something funny? let me know in the comments!


Many of you have probably been wondering how our summer is going. I started Beauty school on June 4th, and life has been busy. At school we are learning "Chemical re-texturing of the hair" so basically, perming and relaxing. So far, I have taught myself everything I know, and I am ahead of everyone in class. It's been frustrating for me because I get bored if I am not being challenged enough or if I can't go at my pace. It's also frustrating because the teacher is not doing her job correctly. If I wanted to teach myself cosmetology, I wouldn't be spending 16 hours a week away from my son while I did it. I was really looking forward to the small class size and individualized instruction. This is just a glorified homeschooling experience... but with manequin heads.... and more profanity. There are several benefits of school though- Free beauty services. I will be chopping my hair off. Probably today. Which would you like to see on me more?

obviously, I wouldn't go blonde( been there, done that, REALLY regretted it) but I love her long bangs.

I'm leaning toward these. a nice homage to my doppelganger

I'm only a lot obsessed with short hair. I went through a phase of wanting the long luscious locks, but it never looks good on me. And it's also annoying to deal with during makeout sessions. ( this is a family blog!) No fun. I will forever be a low-maintenance gal, but I embrace it.

Paxton is a little stinker. as usual. he is getting to be such a big boy, but I am in NO rush for him to grow up. We still breastfeed (cause I know you are all curious) and I am feeling more ready to start the weaning process. Not that anyone cares, but the way I want things to play out (crossing my fingers) is to wean him from the binky at 18 months, reduce nursing to a consistent 2 times a day and potty train at 22 months, and wean him completely off breastmilk by the time his 2nd birthday comes around.

As far as adding to our family, we will see what Heavenly Father has in store for us. I am Hoping he is on the same page that we are. That's all i'm gonna say about that. Hopefully, we will have a house of our own before it happens because as most of you know- I push my babies out in the comfort of my own home. Which leads me to....

 WE'RE MOVING!! Hopefully if things work out just right, we'll be out of our place by the end of July/ beginning of August. If not, we'll be out of our place at the beginning of September. John will start his student teaching in January of 2013 and since I will still be going to school- life is going to be really challenging. We will have no income, and will have to live on John's financial aid. Paxton is going to spend every evening with a sitter, and figuring out transportation to and from wherever we go is going to be HARD. We have been married almost 4 years and we have survived thus far with only one vehicle. I have total faith that the Lord will provide a way. PLEASE pray for us in the mean time. The car situation will probably be the first thing to change once John secures employment next summer. His parents have graciously allowed us to live with them until then.

I apologize for the lack of pictures on here. The camera is missing, and is also not working properly (silly me, I should know better than to let Paxton discover the art of photography).

um.... let's see... what other random things can I tell you guys about?...


.... i've lost weight?

yeah, I've definitely lost weight. I still have more to loose, but I must say my post- baby body is starting to put a smile on my face, instead of tears in my eyes. My goal is to loose my last 25-35 poundage by the end of the year. It really should only take 3 or 4 months, but I give myself as much time as possible because my body is notorious for engaging some bad-ass plateau phases. I loose weight extremely easily other than that.
I gained a LOT during pregnancy, but I had also gained a LOT after being married.I've gotten the baby weight off, now off comes the newlywed weight. My small frame just cannot handle it. Yes, I might LOOK like I'm anorexic, but believe me when I tell you my body feels so much better and functions properly at my appropriate size. Put it to you this way.... over the past 4 and a half years, I gained 80 pounds. yeah, some of that was pregnancy weight, but I still had to loose it- so it still counts. Considering the fact that at my lightest- I was still about 10 to 15 pounds away from my ideal weight.... so I still have a little ways to go.
but it's happening!!

that's all for now- child just woke up and I need to get back to work!


  1. you should write about your awesome friends, the stewarts! That would be something I would read!

  2. first of all - awesome on your weight loss...i'm trying to work on that! what have you been doing?

    Second of all- all I want is hair short enough to do a faux-hawk. I'm serious. I keep telling my hub about it, but I don't think that he's into it. I've had long hair for a long time, and I'm ready to go short. ... any suggestions. we'll have to talk about this when we get together next week... :)

  3. I love it when I get comments!
    Catania I have been breastfeeding and cutting back on sugar. i try REALLY hard to avoid all dairy, and gluten on top of that. I have bad reactions to all of them. I cut those 3 things out for 4 weeks and my body dropped 10 pounds automatically. I also eat 6 times a day. Maybe I can go into details for my 100th blog post. As far as hair goes, I am fortunate to have a husband who doesn't care about hair. his mom has always had short hair, so it really doesn't bother him. It's too hot to wear ponytails! I'm hoping to try the faux-hawk soon.


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