Friday, October 24, 2008

American Eagle Outfitters

Most of you know this but for those of you who don't... I work part time at American Eagle. I go in at night after the store closes and help set up the new floor plans. I do this about every 6 weeks and only work less then 10 hours in the 2 nights it takes. I get 40% off anything I want, 25% off clearance, and 50% off certain floor set items. Its a sweet deal and man do I have a cute wardrobe now. I wasn't a really big AE fan before but now I don't know what I'll do once I stop this sweet gig.
So for Christmas anyone want to go to American Eagle. I can't say I can afford to buy you anything but I'll definetly use my discount there for you. So go see what they have... you people who live in the cold.. theres great stuff there now. not much for me though. Till then see ya!

The Big 30!!

Thats right Ladies and Gentlemen!!! Josh turned 30 years old on October 20th.
Josh summed up his birthday by saying,"your officially an adult when you turn 30, you can't call yourself a 'Young adult' anymore."
It was a very anticlimactic day considering Lincoln was really sick in the days that led up to the BIG day.
I did sneak his cell away from him that morning and called all his friends, so we had a bunch of people over for icecream cake. It was a surprise but not as big as I'd hoped since Josh was the one answering the door every time someone showed up. But then again it could be seen as lots of little surprises. Everyone stayed for about 45 minutes because they all had to go home and study.
Oh and the kids picked him out new New balance Shoes for school, they wound up being too tight. If I had just ordered the exact same pair that he already had (Que taken for Tyson Soptich) he wouldn't have to return them. As is was he wasn't too thrilled by then and he has to take them back.
All in all it wasn't a very exciting day for him. I felt bad but he doesn't really drop clues or anything to help me out.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

More Exercising!

I got a bike and trailer! For some reason I thought I was going to be able to put Lincoln in there but he's not quit up for it yet. So what i've been doing is taking Isaac and Sydney and leaving Lincoln with Josh. The first trip we did was 3 miles but unfortunetly I bite off more then I could chew. It was 3 miles to my girlfriend Amy's house. I had to call Josh up to come get me because Amy wasn't home. I was smarter the secong trip and did a 3 mile loop. It takes about 35 minutes and my heart rate is up the entire time. I love it the kids love it. I am still going to run. In fact I plan to train for a mini triathilon. Thats right you read it here first... Laura Sparks a triathlete. And for those of you who laughed whten you heard I was going to run the 5K with Calley... you can keep all comments to yourself. Unless they're incouraging ofcourse. I mean I done having kids and thinking "Whats the point? My body's going to go back to crap anyways with the next pregnancy". Its time to shape it the way I want it to be for the rest of m life. And I'm tired of being a skinny little nothing that people tell to "go eat a sandwich. I've been skinny my whole life but never healthy and strong.
Oh And I would've had a better pic but Isaac was so proud of this one. I'll get one of us in action here soon.

YAY for Thrift stores!!

OK so this is a dress from Express except that my mom got it for a $1 at a WA thrift shop! She saw it (not knowing about Express $$) and thought it would look fantastic on me. I had Isaac take the pic and thats what the picture of him is. Thats his "I know how to use a camera Mom!" look. ANd yes he said that to me too. The first shot he did wasn't so hot and thats why I was tring to show him. After the "i can't believe" you look he took the second shot and did much better.
And why you ask am I taking another picture of me, because I have had this dress for months and havn't been able to fit in it. I'm excited to show it off and am proud of myself because I'm actually working to get my body the way I want it and its starting to show.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What a blessing!

Lincoln is the easiest, easy going, happy baby I've ever met. He only has smiles to give and loves to be around his brother and sister. I'm just waiting for them to realise how neat he really is. Right now he basically gets in their way. So its nice to have those quiet evenings where its just Josh, Me, and Lincoln.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Love

"Yay! Its the PMS Man" Isaac shouts as the UPS man comes knocking on our door. They get a kick out of it. It doesn't seem to matter how many times I correct him. And he doesn't know what PMS is so he's not tryng to be funny or anything.
Here are the cloths my mom sent. I think the kids were suppose to grow into them but as you can see they fit perfect, with a little growing room. Sydney loved her dress so much she wore it for 3 days, no lie. I came intot he bedroom one night and she had it on over her nightgown. And she was extra styling because she wore the skirt mom sent under the dress. Is orange you can kind of see it in the pic. Good times!

Sydney telling me all about it...

Wow am I in trouble or what. This little girl is a handful. I often hear myself say "She was nothing but Sugar until the day she turned 2." I'm tryng not to say that anymore because she still is really sweet, she has just come into the fact that she has her own opinions and has a mouth to share them with. These are some pics of her just talking with me! I understand most of what she says but when she gets excited its harder to interpret. She has learned to dress herself and shows me that by dressing and redressing all day. People at Isaacs preschool love to see what shes wearing on drop off and then a new outfit for pic up. And they always check out her shoes. They rarely match if she decides to wear shoes at all that is.
She's had a rough week. Tuesday night I go to Choir practice (I'll fill you in on that)so Josh has the kids. He couldn't find a pacifier, she cried for an hour and a half.
When I woke up the next morning and found one under the kitchen sink (he didn't look there, MEN!) and one in Lincolns swing. (when looking for the all important pacifier you start at one of the room and look EVERYWHERE! And repeat this with EVERY ROOM!)
Well i decided that she had already cried one night so I threw them away. Its been over a week and she took a normal nap today with out crashing out in a random place.
That along with the sicknesses mentioned below, its been a long week!

What comes up must come down!

So yeah we we're doing better and then...
We all kind of got head colds. Thank you to Calley as I immediatly threw away my generic Afrin nose spray. I was going on day 6, or something. Its brutal! And I knew about addiction to nose spray because my dad went threw it. But three kids under the age of four and YOU NEED TO SLEEP!!! I actually bought saline spray for the kids so thats what I'm going to use tonight. So as I was battleing through this horrible head cold with no sympathy from Josh.. He decides to Trump me with Strep Throat. I gave him the "suck it up" attitude for a day or so until he spiked 102.7. "Fine, Youre officially sick!" And he was... he was laid out for a good three days and had his eyes open to how hard it is to be sick and be home with three kids. It took Strep Throat but I'll take awareness anyway possible.