Where’s That Smell Coming From??!!

Well, it is official…it is the season where kids are getting sick. Ty and Taylor of course are no different. Over Thanksgiving, Ty was sick and in fact was throwing up all night on Thanksgiving. I got a text message from Lisa, his mom, and I felt so bad for him. That really stinks! Anyway, the good news is that Ty is better.

Today, I was at work early to watch Ty and Taylor. I walked in to see Ty and he looked good, watching Elmo but still had a running nose. No big deal. His little sister Taylor got what Ty had and had just thrown up right when I got there. I was bracing myself to deal with a vomiting and sick 4-month old. The good news is that Taylor is such a great baby and eventhough she was sick. She rarely fusses.

I was expecting for her to be throwing up all day and she didn’t thankfully. She spit up a little but nothing like the projectile that was coming out this morning with her parents. Lisa was occasionally checking in to see how the kids were doing and everything was fine. Just when I sent that text message, of course something has to happen.

Taylor woke up from her nap and it was time for me to feed her. She was taking her bottle when all of sudden a loud explosive noise came out of her bottom, then another and immediately I knew that we were going to have a problem….DIARRHEA!!!. Her bottom was starting to feel damp and I immediately ran her up the stairs and into the sink. It was all over her up the front of her and up her back. Not good!! I quickly turned on the water and proceeded to hose her off and once I got her clean, I gave her a bath. Ty was such a sweetheart and such a great helper as I asked him to give me a towel for his sister and he did. Taylor was finally all cleaned up and fresh. So I went downstairs and tried feeding her again. As she was eating, I thought that she may of had another accident because I kept smelling a foul odor. I thought that I may have not cleaned her up completely. I checked and everything was fine. Still that odor was still lingering. I put her down in her swing and realized that that foul odor was coming from me!! She had left her mark on my jeans! I quickly found a pair of sweatpants from Lisa’s closet and put them on.

I often wondered which is worse throw up or diarrhea and I would have to say both are bad and even worse when it gets on you! I am certainly getting trained up for being a mom!! Antibacterial soap and hand sanitizers are my friends!!! If I could deal with that, I can pretty much deal with anything!!

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun!!

What a week I have had last week! I get a little tired just thinking about it but it was all worth it! It all started with the Charger’s game last Sunday, 11/23. It was my first home Charger’s game!!! I was so excited!! Great seats, fun and company….but not so great of an ending of the game! The Charger’s lost the last 20 seconds to a field goal! UGGGHHHH!! Well, enough of focusing on the negative, lets focus that the seats that we got were great thanks to Trisha’s friend hooking us up! Here are a few pics…

Well, after a very disappointing game…I was looking forward to the New Kids on The Block Concert!!! I knew that they would not disappoint me and they sure didn’t! I had so much fun at the concert! In fact, I am still humming the songs as I go about my day! I know….I know….people are starting to think that I am weird! It was great to be able to hear them sing their songs and it just brought me back to when I was a little girl listening to their tape and looking at their poster. It was seriously a dream come true to see and hear them live!! I ❤ NKOTB but don't worry not more than I LOVE Jesus!!!


Than there was Thanksgiving!!! I had such a great time with the Beidls! Good times!!! Ate until I could not eat anymore and than ate some more!! Such good memories of playing Cranium and me always doing something with an airplane and than teaching Andrea and the rest of the family how to play Take 2 and keeping Andrea from cheating! I just smile just thinking about the good times!! I was so thankful for them and for all that God has given me this year!!

Than there was my birthday…on Saturday! I was so blessed to be able to spend my birthday with my girlfriends, Trisha, LaDonna, Deena and Melanie! We went to the Red Pearl Kitchen and it was very yummy and than to the top of the Hyatt! I was so blessed by their presence and it made me so much more thankful of God in filling my life with such joy in deep friendships!

I must say that on Sunday, when I finally had some time to relax and reflect on my week, I was overwhelmed with just gratitude! The devil had tried to tell me that I hadn’t done much this year! But that was so not true! I was able to fulfill 3 dreams of mine. 1) Seeing Garth Brooks in concert and 2) Seeing NKOTB in concert and 3) Go to a NFL game. Those 3 things happened this year…the year that I turned 30. I was also able to go to see Wicked, visit Azusa Street, Getty Museum in LA and Malibu, see Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, OneRepublic in concert and see my favorite routines at the So You Think You Can Dance Tour. I also went to Scotland for 10 days on an amazing missions trip! I realized WOW!! I did all that!! This year has been a great year but it has had its trying times but I am thankful for the growth that has come out of me persevering and believing! I love my life and I felt so alive knowing that I didn’t let one opportunity pass me by this year! I lived my 30th year to the fullest!! Knowing all that I had accomplished and done this past year!! I am looking forward with ANTICIPATION for this next year!! God is on the move!! Stay Tuned!!