Friday, August 19, 2011



After a struggle to get Internet service back I'm finally here. And thank goodness because I was going crazy! Don't get me wrong, I love The Office. But there's only so many times I can watch 6 seasons back to back.

Things have been a bit of a struggle lately. Everything really. It's been hard and there have been a few come to Jesus meetings but I think we're at the beginning of getting over the hump. Not there yet, but still trying.

Relationships are hard. There's so much work that goes in to figuring someone else out. Knowing what to say, how to approach things with another person. It's learned and it's an ongoing process. I'm still learning. This goes for every relationship too. Spouse, family, friends and coworkers. I guess the spouse relationship is the hardest.

It's odd because you would think living with someone, you have it all figured out. But I don't think you ever really do. People change all the time. Their way of thinking. Their values. What's important to them. It's hard to keep up sometimes. Sometimes it's amazing and fulfilling and life changing. Sometimes it's not. Sometimes it's suffocating and demanding and difficult. Figuring out a way around these things is crucial. Once you do, you've learned something new and you've become that much stronger.

Punkin is growing so much every day. He's almost 18 months now. He has an arsenal of words he isn't afraid to use, his favorite being no. Example:

Me: Give that to Mommy.
Punk: No! *runs away as fast as he can*

Sigh. Toddlerhood is here full force. He's become so picky with his food. I can't get him to eat meat for the life of me. I'm hoping he doesn't become anemic or something. Luckily, he loves fresh fruit and a veggie or two here or there so he's at least getting some nutrition. And seriously, kid drinks a gallon of milk a week by himself.

He loves playing with his cousin Ella. He yells for her when he hears her upstairs at my parents house. It's so cute to see them together. They love to play with each other and chase each other around the house. I'm happy he has another baby his age to play and explore with.

Hopefully it doesn't take me as long to update next time now that I'm connected to the world again!