Monday, March 29, 2010


Last night, I was whining to my husband about how I don't have any talents like all these other wives I see around me.  I guess I must be having some sort of identity crisis or something.  Just feeling a little bit useless.  All of these women are making businesses with their cake decorating, sewing, food preparation, house warming talents and well, I'm just not one of them.  I was even reading of one wife's budgeting talents on her blog and the following convo between Dev and I ensued (picture us in bed, Devin trying to fall asleep, and me going on and on about my lack of talents-nighttime seems to be my favorite time of the day to endlessly chat):

Me: "I don't have the talent of budgeting even."
Devin: "Yes, you do."
Me: "Dev, we don't even have a budget."
Devin: "Sure, we do.  It's called, Spend Nothing."

We had a good laugh about that one!  It's really, SO TRUE!  I know exactly what our fixed costs are each month and plan for those; otherwise, we really don't spend anything.  And I mean ANYTHING--except diapers, wipes, and an occasional bit on dates (but even then, we get buy 1 get 1 free meals or something cheap).  So, I guess you don't need a budget when you don't have any money after all...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Camden's so cute half birthday

 Blog title courtesy of Devin

Today is Camden's half birthday.  We didn't do anything out of the ordinary.  Except watch the madness that is March, that is.  I am currently ahead--and at this point, shouldn't have a difficult time winning the whole shebang.

Little tidbits about the half birthday boy (and this is more for me than for you):

  • He rubs his eyes ferociously when he is tired.  Got that trait from his momma
  • It's not quite crawling yet, but he has been up on all fours for a few weeks.  Just rockin' out
  • The simple toys are his joys--none of those hit a button and the toy plays with itself kind of deals
  • It's not too difficult for him to "egg on" his dad to the point of play--and play, they do!
  • Light green and Camden do not go well together.  He is automatically mistaken for a girl when he wears that color.  And here I thought he was ALL BOY.
  • He loves to EAT!  He'll go to the doc on Monday, and I'm sure we'll get the A-OK to feed him solids (I've already bought some carrots and bananas for the grand event)
  • Sleeping at night has not been as much of an issue as of late.  He falls asleep and stays asleep (except for one feeding--which I'm hoping will change with more solid foods and juice), well now that his two bottom teeth have broken through.
  • He's definitely letting us know when he dislikes something, such as when I take my cell phone back after he talks with Grandma
  • There are only a few things that make him laugh hysterically!  And he really does sound like he's going to hyperventilate--or cry.  One of the two. I am not sure that I have ever seen a child laugh as hard for as long.  You know when you have one of those laugh-so-hard-I'm-gonna-pee-my-pants moments?  It's like that, but WORSE!  It's hilarious to watch, but there are only a few random things that have set him off.  And he will only laugh at it two or three times that way and then is seemingly annoyed that we continue to do it.  So we have yet to catch the real craziness on tape!  
  • He is getting excited to move.  He doesn't know it yet, but every fiber of his being is jumping ecstatically.  Possibly because we're about to have more fun with one another.  It's all happening April 3rd (as long as this apartment doesn't fall through like the others--please pray for us--we are getting a little nervous about being homeless come April 5th)
And there you have it!  A happy, healthy, packing, and exhausted Romney family!

Monday, March 15, 2010


I'm not going to get smiley pictures of this toothless grin for much longer...

He's sproutin' teeth!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


So, I have a somewhat weird confession to make on blogspot....

I notice all blogs with a know the thing that tells them who visits the site.  Once I see it, I can't allow myself to look at the blog anymore.  It's like, I don't feel like an obsessive lunatic, but I don't want THEM to feel that way either.  Sometimes, if I REALLY like the blog, or it is close family, I may still show up once in a while.  But that is once in a GREAT while.  Is that crazy?!?!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

So you want to know something CRAZY?!

We're moving.

I don't know where.  I don't know exactly when, and I don't have time to write about it...but let me just tell you--I couldn't be happier! (And yes, you can sing that to the tune from Wicked if you please :O)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010



So I'm sitting here super late at night just loving my family.  I sit here and think-- How will I ever be able to stop having children?! I look at the younger pictures of Camden and they just break my heart...but in a good way.

He is growing up quickly and I am loving every moment of it, but then I read the Nienie dialogues (see page 4-the video) again and know I should give just a little more.   I should just squeeze him a little longer.  Who cares if the laundry gets done?!

Let's be frank.  Life doesn't drag on and on when you have this much happiness surrounding you.  It will pass so much like that ride at Disneyland--you know, the one that is moving so slow but simulates moving so fast at the same time?!  It's old and gone now, which I'm sure dates me to a degree.  But seriously, if it goes so fast already, why do I try to speed it up by filling it with the unnecessary?

I realize how much I have to offer my sweet boy and how much he has to offer me.  It's almost scary how quickly they learn to follow your example.  It was on my mind today, in fact, that Camden has already learned to drink out of a water bottle--and has known since he was 3 1/2 months old.  Why you may ask?  Because he saw his mother do it.  Time and again.  And knew he wanted to do it, too.  Why is it that he goes to eat something whenever I put it up to my mouth?  Because it is something he has seen his father and I do habitually.

Now, I can only hope and pray that the other--more important things--in life will rub off in much the same way.  With us doing them well, and him wanting to follow...

Please, Lord.  Help me to do those things well.