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I'm a mid twenties girl. Who has the cutest two boys ever. I'm married to the best hubby ever (aka the Man). I'm also a teacher of sixth grade with a masters degree in Education. I'd rather be busy than bored. I love things bright and beautiful and my family means the world to me.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Man

Throughout the last almost two years of our marriage I've really come to realize how perfect for me my husband is. While we've actually been together for almost eight years (WOW), it's the last two that really stand out.

I've heard so many people say they married their best friend. I didn't. Don't miss understand, we were obviously friends, we liked each other and enjoyed hanging out. We had a child together, lived together, we were a close couple. But still I didn't feel comfortable telling him everything. Could I if needed? Absolutely. Did he want to know whatever I shared with him? I think so. But there were just some things I felt more comfortable talking with my mom or close friends about. Such as the "period talks", my drama relationships with friends, my family. I always knew that I could tell him anything- ANYTHING, but I was afraid to. I always feared that he would think less of me if he knew how insecure I feel, or be annoyed with how much I care what others think, or how I obsess over our future and how it will turn out. If I gain weight or look bad. I didn't want him to ever think- "Holy crap, what did I get myself into?"

I've always dealt with insecurities. Nothing debilitating or life threatening, but I've always compared myself to others. I don't know why or where this comes from I just do. The Man is the opposite of me. He could careless, for the most part, about what others think, outside our immediate family of course. He follows the idea that if it makes you happy and doesn't hurt anyone then do it. This is an extremly foreign concept to me.

The Man has really helped me realize what I'm capable of. He pushes me to stand up for myself more. To let down my guard, feel more confident, and care less of the opinions of others. I realized after struggling with some birth control issues that I had to open up to him. That wives are supposed to share these things with their husbands, that they can't be afraid to tell them things. I can feel comfortable talking about every feeling I have- and I have A TON! That its okay to ask him to explain things or to admit that I don't know. That he's not going to walk out because I've gained 5 pounds.

Obviously, like most of you, hopefully, you love being with your husband. You enjoy your time together, having a night out, or maybe just talking or texting. I feel like I can't get enough of him sometimes. I love getting a text from him or sending one to him just knowing we're thinking about each other. I believe that God knew exactly what I needed and he sent me my husband. And I plan to thank him everyday for it. I only hope that there are others out there that feel the same way and that our children will be gifted with the same joy.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

WIWW- a day late

Another Thursday post, that's more like it.

 Pants- Gap Trouser
Sweater- NY and Co
Shirt- Fav. Short from Gap
Flower Pin- long ago Gap
One of my boys actually complimented the flower, he told me he couldn't stop starring at it- CREEPY!!

 Jean Jacket- no idea (from high school)
T-shirt- Old Navy
Cami- Express
Pants- Gap Trouser
Scarf- Gap outlet
I was super excited to bust out this springy color but found the neckline to be too low for school, hence the scarf.

Sweater, Shirt- Lands End Canvas
Pants- Gap

As promised I sported my new Carhartt's this weekend. I was very skeptical to say the least. But I wore them and let me tell you- I was comfortable all day long! I think my other pants are just so tight. They have stretch but they're just made to be tighter. As the Man stated it doesn't look like there's no air between the jean and skin. I'm eating my words! the only downfall is that I have to wash them after each wear because they DO stretch.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Today's going to be a good day!

A new snow storm in sweeping it's way across the north and the Man left this morning at 3:30 to go and plow. But I woke up to a lovely chime of my phone letting me know we had a two hour delay. So this mama got to actually hang out with her babe! Usually I get to wake him up, have him get dressed and start breakfast before I rush head out. Today we actually had conversations!

I got to hear that today he was planning to draw a bull fight with his buddy at school for their animal books. Monday they drew snakes and their teacher thought, "the were the most awesome, scary creatures ever". He commented that he likes when I get him up because he doesn't have to move as fast when his dad does. HAHA! The Man has one speed for morning routine, it's not the same as mine and Tuckers.

I got to drop him off at school as well and one of the other kiddos asked who had "kidnapped" him this morning? Luckily the teacher pointed out that I was not a felon, just a mom. The little guy kept his eye on me the whole time! I wasn't about to take any of his friends away with me, that's for sure.

Last night our neighbor who builds homes for a living stopped by to answer some questions the Man had about finishing our basement. I NOW LOVE THIS NEIGHBOR. He was super excited hearing that we were looking to finish it and when the Man asked if he would mind helping every now and then, the guy was like, "What are you all doing this weekend?" I love anyone motivated to finish the basement! Since it's still winter both the Man (a pool guy) and our neighbor are lighter on work, so they might actually start sooner than later.

Time to start thinking paint colors!!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

The things I get talked into...

So this weekend the Man and I did a little shopping. It started Saturday when we picked up some work jeans for the Man. we started at Old Navy and found these-
I don't know who was more excited, Tucker to get another pair of camo pants or me to buy me him another pair of pants that might last us a week month. Someone should really restrict his growing for a couple of months. After no luck of finding pants worthy of the Man's job we headed over to Fleet Farm. For all your farm supply needs and Carhartt jeans.

The Man found his jeans and joked about how I could get my own pair of Women Carhartt's. I laughed it off, thinking nothing of it. That night while going through my closet I realized I was in need of some jeans. The Man so willingly (lost a bet) went to the mall with me to find jeans on Sunday. I started at the Gap but alas can not seem to find denim in my own favorite store, we just don't get along. I ended up with these babies from AE,
While the Man contemplated a giant purchase of his own he suggested we head back to try on the women's Carhartt's. Let me tell you, they don't stretch or give. These are REAL denim, I was informed by the fitting room attendant and repeatedly by my husband. I have never had my husband share such excitement for a clothing purchase, better yet, top my own. He deemed them my "grubby" pants which scares me a bit. But they fit and didn't look too bad. I'll give you some good feedback maybe next week as I'm sure I'll wear them this weekend Lord, help me! These are them in their glory, not quite mom jeans, not quite AE.

The Man also talked me into buying this:
 46 inches of pure joy.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


 Jacket- Old Navy
Shirt- Gap
Pants- Gap Trouser
(What the heck is with my neck?!?!)

 T-neck- Lands End Canvas
Pants- Gap trouser

 Cardigan- Gap
Cami- Gap Outlet
Pants- Gap Trouser
(I asked the Man about this outfit and I loved that he liked the cami but had no problem saying the cardigan didn't match, it didn't)

 Shirt- AE (almost 10 yrs old, I SUPER LOVE IT)
Trouser- Gap

Tucker was witness to the Man helping with my pic and didn't think I was doing a good job. His comment was, " Mom, you gotta look excited. Like this- " Hence the picture.

The cold bug has hit our house hard this week. Today my students even commented, "Hey. Mrs. S, I bet you caught all our germs." Yep, I did.