Monday, June 28, 2010


Sorry I have been a blogging slacker lately. I am loving this whole blogging idea so I have decided to create another blog focusing on my obsession- saving money. My blog will cover all of the latest and greatest savings for retail shopping, grocery shopping, online shopping, etc.... So this latest venture is sucking up a good amount of my time so between that and my three kids, husband and dog I have left very little time for you readers! However, I will not leave you hanging as I promise to keep you updated on my progress with my mouth and the hilariousness of having braces at the age of 34.

I have another ortho appointment on Thursday so my teeth will be hating me this weekend, just in time for our family vacation to Lake Michigan. Mouth pain or not, you can bet this metal mouth is going to be enjoying the lake, sand burning my butt and family time.

Will update you after my ortho appointment.
Wanted to post a picture of the t-shirt I HAVE to have.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Officially Insane

I have been insane now for 15 days. My husband and I are doing the Insanity workout and let me tell you....there is a reason it is called Insanity. It is the hardest thing I have ever done, of course that isn't saying much since I haven't worked out too much since having the kiddos. But my husband works out all the time and he says that is comparable to boot camp for the Marines! It is some tough stuff.

Will keep you posted on how it goes but I feel like I am permanently exhausted. Thank god for Red Bull!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Braces represent

So if anyone is a big fan of So You Think You Can Dance like I am, you may have noticed one of the new dancers is braced! I always like it when I find someone over 14 who has braces and Cristina is 24- only 10 years younger than me!

Go Cristina!!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Long Story

I have always been a person who has a lot to say. My jaw problems have always got in the way however whenever I start jabbering a lot. I usually just ease up on my amount of talking and the good news is when you are having a conversation with someone there are pauses when you can rest your jaw when the other person is talking.

This is not the case when I am trying to read a story to my kiddos. As they get older the stories get longer. My poor jaw just can't keep up and gets so sore and I end up having to stop reading. :(

Pretty sure there is not ever one hour that passes that my stupid jaw doesn't cause me some sort of problem. I would venture to guess that I think about my varies problems that are a result of my jaw issues over 100 times a day.

I am SO looking forward to being able to read a LONG LONG story to my littles after my surgery is over and I am all healed up.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wipe out!

Had a wonderful weekend while the kiddos hung out with their Aunt & Uncle. Our first weekend away from the kids in FOREVER. We were away for my husband's job. Weekend paid for curtosey of his employer. Very nice!

Many of Josh's friends and co-workers haven't seen the good ole' braces so that is always fun showing them off. (not really) Never-the-less they do not seem to get in the way of me having a good time. Saturday night we were out on the town and had just finished a fancy dinner complete with the drinks flowing rapidly. For some reason my dear friend loves to pick me up when she has been drinking. She picked me up a few different times and the last time when she set me down the heel of my shoe got caught in my pants hem. Needless to say I went down on my ass very quickly- in front of said coworkers and friends. Nice. and. Proud. was. I.

She did promise not to pick me up again. And the good news is that I was wearing pants and not the short dress I told you about early on in my posting.

Still had a blast and am looking forward the the next weekend getaway!

One minor problem braces related is that when I talk a lot my mouth rubs against my braces too much and I end up with a ton of sores in my mouth. BUT small price to pay for a good time. I will take it any day!