Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dear Mr. Johnny Raincloud,

If you could please stop hovering over the Hamilton's and move far, far away, everyone would really appreciate it. I don’t know if my sanity can take much more. I have only a few strings left that are holding me together, after those are gone….well; I am going to have to be admitted. I don't mind a little rain, but you have been pouring over us for months now. No offense but please, MOVE ALONG. Please send our old friend Mr. Sun back with his girlfriend Miss Rainbow. We deserve both of their company after your generous downpour. Also when you have FINALLY left, and you think you’ve moved far enough away… you probably haven’t, so please run away even further in our opposite direction.
Sincerely, Megan

Ok, I feel better. Hopefully Johnny will honor my request. As you can tell, I’m slowly losing my mind. This summer has been a whirlwind of things coming left and right none stop.

A super quick rundown of the whirlwind:
-broken down car=$2100 to fix (if you’re thinking OUCH! you’re absolutely right)
-Cory left to work for 9 weeks! in Texas. (silver lining=Hayden and I both survived) :)
-Cory was selling pest control, with the crappy economy it got harder and harder to sell as the summer came to an end. Even with the copious amounts of disgusting giant creature like bugs in Texas. (Seriously, they are huge and super scary gross)
-All 4 of my tires were totally SHOT and unsafe to drive on=no get away for Cory and I… there will be other times, but still bum-mer…
-Hayden is 7 months now and is turning 8 months in a week. (Obviously not a bad thing, but what the heck?! He was just my little tiny baby yesterday!)
-Hayden is also rolling, and moving everywhere! He is starting to crawl, and rock, and scoot his way into EVERYTHING. I am about to get a whole lot busier… (Also, obviously not a bad thing)
-Hayden also stopped sleeping through the night (bad thing. 'nuff said.)
-During this moving process Cory and I are: 1)Both trying to find jobs. 2)Starting up school. 3)Everything else that comes with moving(packing, deciding where to live, etc) Cory will come back and go up to Idaho Falls ASAP and he will get a job and get settled and then Hayden and I will hopefully follow sooner than later. I really want it to be an easy transition for Hayden. I don’t want to shock the heck out of him by throwing him into a whole other place. So ideally we should ALL be moved, moved by the end of September…hopefully. I swear more junk keeps coming up and it keeps getting pushed back. I just need to be patient I guess….
-Cory is on his way back home as we speak! (However on his way, in the middle of nowhere west Texas he blew a tire. And we aren’t talking little hole. I mean SERIOUS blown tire. Did I mention he is in the middle of nowhere? So that means, 2 more extra days of driving and buying yet another new tire)

(and yes this is his ACTUAL use to be tire, lovely huh?)

I could carry on, but no one wants to endure that. Heck I didn't want to so why should I make you. :) I’m so ready for everything to settle down and for us to move on and start a new chapter as the three of us. This whole situation, or situationS as the case maybe sometimes, makes me so, so grateful for our families. We would be lost without their constant love and support. My testimony and relationship with my Heavenly Father has really been shaken and tested the last few months. I know this will all make me a better person in the end and whatever we are supposed to learn from this will be for our good and will make Cory and I stronger as a couple. Thank goodness for prayer.

And now about my sweet son. Is he not the cutest ever?! I always say I can’t believe how big he is, but really... He is soo soo big and grown up. He has the funniest little personality. He is definitely a momma’s boy which I love, he gives me kisses all the time(big, slobbery wet ones) and when we are reading or Im rocking him he will stroke my face or arm or something. He is so sweet. But sometimes he is supa dupa clingy and I want to pull my hair out. I can’t get anything done sometimes. Today for example it was 4 o’clock and I hadn’t had time to do ANYTHING! I was tired of being gross and not feeling like a person. So I put Hayden in his tub (which is this blow up duck tub thing that goes in the big tub) and I got in the tub, stood in front of the shower and showered with him in there. It was interesting, but I didn’t smell anymore. As a mom, I’ve learned, you gotta do, what you gotta do.
Hayden also loves to eat. (which I know you totally couldn't tell by all the many rolls upon rolls he has) He eats so much! He will usually, not always, but usually eat one 4 oz jar of veggies and one 4 oz jar of fruit for lunch and then again for dinner. Oink, Oink. He loves, loves, to read with me. He sits on my lap forever looking and reading books. Sometimes I’m reading while he’s eating the book, but still, at least he’s around books. He loves “Good Night Moon,” and any book with animals. He loves it when I sing to him, any song about animals that counts down from 5 to 1 he loves. I’m such a proud mommy; he is so smart and is such a big, strong, healthy boy. Even the days that he is driving me insane, I can’t help but always smoother his chubby cheeks with kisses and snuggling with him before naps and bedtime. He always makes me laugh, and I love him to pieces. I am so lucky to be his mommy.

And now without further adieu, probably one too many pictures. But what am I talking about, there is no such thing as one too many pictures of the cutest boy ever! Enjoy!

ummm since he is 8 months in a week I guess I should post these 7 month pictures

whew! look at all my hair starting to grow! Its seriously so cute. Pictures don't do his blond little fo-hawk justice :)

"Why hello here baby"


Look at that sweet face!

Waking up from a nap!

"Mom says I have 6 months to life in here depending on how my next nap goes."

I love that face

He smiles like this ALL THE TIME! With a little wrinkled up nose...

I know its blurry, but I thought the smirk on his face was funny

(Im so glad Eli will be close when we move to Idaho so Hayden will have a friend. Hayden ADORES Eli)

Ha ha! I finally got a picture of those two cute little teeth! Again with his funny, little wrinkled nose smile :)

P.S. I am now a digital scrapbooker! Its terribly addicting, and I blame all the rest of you talented digital scrapbookers for sucking me into this glorious hobby.


Jennifer said...

Wow! You're so strong to be dealing with all this craziness! You're lil' guy is getting so big...I wish I could get Granthony to eat that much....he's busy exploring (aka making a mess which makes me crazy)! You're doing great and just take it one day at a time!

Kami said...

Oh Megan. I am sorry you have had to go through all of that! It will be okay. I was worried about Sophie too when we moved to our new place and her not seeing everyone that she was used to, but she did fine. I stressed about it a lot more than I should have! She didn't even notice! Also, she stops sleeping through the night for a few days when she is getting a new tooth...maybe thats the case?? Good luck and let me know when you get settled in Idaho Falls, maybe we can get together and do something!

Jennifer @ Mom Spotted said...

Wow he's getting so big! He looks so much like Daddy! Speaking of Daddy he is lucky he didn't get hurt with a tire blowing out like that! I need your email!

Devyn said...

My goodness! You have had a little bit of a rough time huh! I hope things start going better for you guys! Where are you moving in Idaho again? Was it for school? I can't remember. Scott's family lives in Idaho Falls, and I have family there too. I hope this next month goes by quickly for you and you guys can get moved and settled into a good, quite life together :) I'm glad that I will still have your blog to watch! Hayden is such a little doll. I love him. He is such a cutie! And aren't they just the greatest joy in the whole world! Oh I just read kami's comment.. Idaho Falls! I will have to let you know when we go up there! Do affirmations... "I am safe." That is one that always helps me after saying it for a few days. I suffer from anxiety a little bit. Affirmations help a TON! "I have everything that I need."

Justin and Ashley said...

Life is crazy! And it never seems to stop until you least expect it... and that seems like it will never happen I am sure...But I love your pictures so very, very, very much. You have such a precious baby boy! What a blessing!

Chaleese said...

I am sorry life has been hard. I know you probably don't know it right now, but you are getting so many blessings. You are a wonderful mommy, and I can't imagine what you have been trough these past weeks being a single mommy. It's HARD!! Nobody tell you in the hospital that being a mom is not EASY! I have had days when I think if I hear the word mommy one more time..... :) I am sorry you have had to be away from your husband. Life will get better! The lord is with you! He loves you and knows the trials you are going through. Your little Hayden is so so darling!! Hope things get better soon, and you can all be together again!!

chournos said...

wow sounds like you have had a crazy summer I hope everything get s going beter for you. We need to go to lunch or something before you move I think it would be fun to catch up.

Heidi said...

Oh man I so love reading your blog! You are so freakin' cute! And those pictures are killer - he's a DOLL!! Don't stress girlfriend, such a waste of energy :) Oh man I'm still chuckling over your cute post - you're so witty I love it!~

Nate and Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, you are right, I'm not the only one! Stupid Johnny Raincloud! We really need to put our feet up and have a girls night. But I would really love to meet that ADORABLE little boy of yours! He looks so much like you. :)