The Finley Family

The Finley Family

Monday, March 29, 2010

My day from HELL!!!

Today has been my day from HELL!! I am not one to say that lightly! I can usually take about anything in stride and not let it bother me but today.....well, that is a different story! To start things off Haylee woke up earlier than usual which on any other day would not make a big difference to me but Mondays are my days off from my morning workouts so I like to sleep in at least a little. So, I was already a little grumpy. Then by 9:30 Haylee had already had TWO accidents. Now I am not talking ooops, I did not make it to the potty in time accidents, NO, I am talking about squat and pee all over the floor kind of accidents! Then, I go in to check on my laundry that I started this morning and guess what.....the machine has stopped working!! I am pretty sure the pump is toast! So I have a washing machine full of laundry and dirty water. Next I find Kaleb with milk ALL over him. Did he spill it on himself.....of course not Haylee decided to dump milk all over Kaleb and the coffee table and then smear it all around! Oh, and have ANOTHER accident. So here I am thinking my day can only get better right......WRONG! I decide that in order to get us all out of the house we will go and get lunch so I get Haylee all excited to go to Sonic for lunch. We get dressed (sort of) and we get ready to walk out of the house. Oh, keys are locked in the car and Lee accidentally took the extra set to work! So not only has my day just gotten worse but we are now stuck in the house ALL day! Which of course has to be on Gymnastics day which means Haylee now has to miss gymnastics! So, I still try and at least save lunch by calling the pizza place in town only to be reminded that they are closed on Mondays for lunch. Well,good thing that nap time came because I was about to loose my mind! Luckily the rest of the day has not gotten any worse......of course it has not gotten any better either but I will take it not getting worse!! Here is hoping that tomorrow is 100% better than today!

Friday, March 26, 2010


So yesterday I took Haylee to her first "big girl" gymnastics class. That means that for the first time she went to class all by herself!! Usually kids do not get to start that class until they are 3. Haylee is still only 2 1/2 but her "tiny tots" coach felt like she was ready to move up a level :) So, as I was sitting in the bleachers watching her do class alone I had my one of my first "Oh my gosh she is growing up to fast" moments! I was so proud of her for listening and doing such a great job that I actually teared up! I really look forward to all the fun new things that are to come :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Long Time!

As my wonderful sister pointed out in a text message I have not been keeping up with this as much as I would have liked! I think that is mainly because I have to much to say, but I am never sure what is appropriate for this forum. There has been a lot going on in my life lately most of which is really good! But there has also been A LOT of unwanted DRAMA in my life lately too! I do not understand why grown women can not communicate in a way as to not cause drama! There would be so many problems avoided in this world if people would just learn how to communicate with others! Anyways.......let's talk about the rest of my life :)
A couple of my really good friends and I have started a new playgroup that we are very excited about! We are going through a "new" phase right now and I am trying not to get frustrated with people! I just hope that everyone that joins really feels like they have a great group of people to get to know.
I have a job opportunity coming in April that I am excited for! It is just for a few days to help out with TAKS testing but I am hoping it will open some doors for me for next school year!
I have two craft fairs coming up in May that I am really excited about. We have been working really hard to get a bunch of stuff ready and I think that we will do well at our upcoming fairs!
I have two, yes TWO vacations coming up. Lee and I are going on a weekend getaway for our Anniversary and then we are going to Mexico. We are very excited for both adventures! Oh, and we have completely paid off our Mexico trip!!!!!
And lastly one of the biggest accomplishments yet......I have officially lost 20 lbs!!!!!!!!! I have at least 10 more to go before Mexico but I am so proud of myself! Helping me in this venture has been my training for my first 5K which I completed and I am now training for a 10K which I will run the first weekend of May :)

So, that is it for now, but I will try and be better about keeping this thing up to date!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow and Sick Boy

So, on Wednesday night when we went to bed the weather man was calling for maybe 1" of snow, and it was not supposed to start snowing until Thursday afternoon. Well, it apparently began to snow around 3 am Thursday and by the time it finally quit snowing at about 2 am Friday we had close to 1' of snow!!! Haylee thinks that it is great and would probably stay outside and play all day if I would let her. We did take advantage of the snow yesterday and Haylee got to play outside a few times. Unfortunately, I also have a sick one. Yep, Kaleb is sick :( I thought he just had a little bug or something on Tuesday because he was running a fever but by Wednesday it was gone. But, alas, I think it must be a cold because today he has an awful runny/stuffed up nose and a yucky cough. So, now I am dealing with a sick 1 year old and a 2 year year old that wants nothing more than to be playing in the snow ALL is going to be a LONG day!!! Maybe Lee will get off early and come home and play with Haylee in the snow :)

Here are some pictures of Haylee playing in the snow yesterday.

This is what we woke up to this morning.....around 1' of snow!

Daddy made a make shift "sled" so he could pull Haylee around the yard last night!

Haylee's first snow angel

She thinks eating the snow is a lot of FUN :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

10 and counting

So, I know I have this bad habit of multiple postings in one day, but I feel like when I have the time I should get everything down! I have reached my first weight loss milestone and I wanted to celebrate. I have officially lost my first 10 pounds!! I am very proud of myself and I feel like this time around I am ready to really stick to it and loose ALL the weight I want. I think that having people to support me and hold me accountable are the big difference for me! I am excited for what is to come in this hard, but totally worth it, journey!!!

Kaleb is 1

Today my little boy turned one, I can not believe how fast this past year has gone! It seems like only yesterday that we were at the hospital welcoming him to the world :) He has become such a little person with all his personality, I love watching him grow and learn each and every day! Some of his newest accomplishments have been blowing kisses and shaking his head "no" (although, I am not sure it actually has a meaning yet). He is still not quite walking on his own, but we expect him to just get up and go one of these days! He has all the skill to do it, he just has to decide that he is ready. We are excited to celebrate his birthday tomorrow with some of our family and friends and we want ALL of you to know that we appreciate all you have done for us and for our children! We love you very much! And to my sweet baby boy...Mama loves you now and forever!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Life Cut Short

I know I have already posted today, but there is something else that has been weighing heavily on my mind ever since Friday and this is the first time I have had the opportunity to sit down and write about it. This past Friday my sister's boyfriend got the most awful news that anyone can recieve....his dad had died. I was so saddened by the news that even though I had never met him I cried! When I think about why I cried, this is what comes to mind. I cried for Nesto and his great loss, I cried for my sister and her loss and what they were both going to have to deal with in the coming weeks/months, and I cried for myself. Why would I be crying for myself?? Because ever since my dad got diagnosed with prostate cancer this is my biggest fear, that one day I will get that call! I can not imagine loosing a parent! It was tough enough when my aunt and my grandfather died! It is a fear I deal with almost on a daily basis! So when I heard this devestating news I was so overcome with grief for what Nesto and his siblings were going thorough and I cried! My heart goes out to Nesto, his family and my sister Jessica!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!