Wednesday, June 25, 2008

what i learned @ 26

i feel like i've learned a lot of valuable lessons in the past year. it always seems that when i turn another year older i tend to look back and see what the past year was like, what i learned and who i became because of it so here is my list.

1.i am so much better @ being pregnant then having a baby and no sleep with another child begging for my attention. matter what i do, no matter how much i work my butt off i can not work my butt off. why does it seem that no matter my body screams, "i need a makeover!" beginning at the top of my legs and ending at the top of my hips where the love handles stop.

3.i listen to old boring music. lately i find myself not changing all of ian's easy listening music when it comes on the ipod and i'm in the car without him. i don't like the songs but i listen anyway (& the worst is when i catch myself singing along, it creeps me out). i have been trying to notice and change the music now that i realized i don't.

4.i really don't think that forney is as small of a town as i did when we first arrived. this is either really scary or i was really bratty before. you be the judge.

5.i really don't need/like drama. i really like my quite very routine very mundane lifestyle.

6.sometimes i drive myself crazy with not having a perfectly clean house 24/7. i know that there is stuff that needs to be done and i'm in a constant battle with myself trying to decide rather i should just take a second to relax or get up and make it right. i'm totally one of those mom's who will let her kid watch 10 hours of t.v. if it means i can have the house the way i want it. i just end up going to bed feeling guilty because i have a clean house but that i'm not a mom who can just let it go and play play play. (except the day that sarah m. shows up at my door with absolutely no warning from my main man, then of course it's a disaster then!)

7.i really don't like mean people they get under my skin. some of you may be wondering why then i married who i married; it's because i think this. ian's not mean i he's just very honest which is a good thing, it just may come out in a not so nice way. i hate when i see people be mean i hate when i'm accidentally mean i just hate it! i hate when others feel bad because i have and sometimes do feel bad and it STINKS!

8.maybe i'm crafty after all. yeah crafty but not always feeling very creative though so i'll keep working on it.

9.i have amazing friends, i love love love my friends talk about a lucky girl!

10.i love love love my family. it's been YEARS since we've been together as a complete family brothers, sisters, in laws and kids. i though have had the chance to see everyone in the not to recent past and i think they're all so fun to have around.

11.i have a lot to learn about the gospel and i feel tired just thinking about it.

12.i never want to move again. i hate packing and even more then that i hate closing on property. moving is long and expensive and overwhelming; to much for a little girl like me. matter how rough my day has been with my girls all i have to do is glimpse at them at night while they're asleep and it's all worth it.

14.ian and i can produce a small child. a small blond child, THAT IS JUST CRAZY!

15.i'm strong and with emotional and spiritually challenging situations (peyton) with the a little prayer i can feel just fine.

16.i can feel contractions all through labor and survive!

17.i really don't like running. can you believe it? it's true but for some reason i'm obsessed with a morning run and can't give it up.

18.i think that peanut butter blizzards make the world go 'round! i think they're my favorite treat.

18.i don't want to do last year all over again, so goodbye 26 and hello 27!


Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to my friend!
I am in shock that you don't like running. I don't believe you. And Forney really isn't that small- I agree. And I think I could comment on about every single thing you wrote so I'll stop here. Hope your day was great.

Emily said...

I love it, especially #13! I was writing down the date today and thought, it's someone's birthday today...who is it? Oh yeah, Buffy! Yes I have a somewhat useless vault in my brain of remembering birthdays. Ian's is April 6th? I wish I could remember what I did yesterday, I guess kids frazzle me like that. Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

shannyn said...

ok i'm a terrible person. i knew your birthday was near the end of june but i never knew the actual date. sorry about that but happy belated birthday. i'm very impressed you learned so much about yourself and remembered it. i can't believe you can have me as a friend because i'm probably one of the meanest people out there. again happy birthday i hope it was awesome.

jojo said...

oh buff, happy birthday. your kids are so cute, and so is your hair. i don't care what you think. i'm still trying to grasp the comment about how you don't like to run...what?!? i hope your b-day was great. i would have made you the best icecream cake if i was there. or if you were here. too bad.

Angel said...

man, you know a lot of stuff...that is why i hang out with you because you are so smrt i mean smart! Happy Button Birthday, I hope you get 2 crowns fer your pretty head!


The Roberts' Report said... learned a ton. I, here for the no more moving thing. Packing, signing papers and redecorating a house, is too exhuasting!!
Happy Belated Birthday!

Codi said...

Love your post Buffy! I can relate so much to the clean house saga. I too go to bed feeling guilty for the same thing quite often.