The beginning of the Christmas season...

...means BUSY! BUSY! BUSY!


Saturday: Lucas' first basketball game

Sunday:  the Cardin Xmas
We had a pretty good time...we ate, did gifts, and then Haley, Bradley, Amy, Kyle, LeAnne, Michael, me, and Kaylen played a game that was hilarious.  I am so mad right now that I can't remember the name of it though!!! 

Never realized until this picture that Blake and Wilkins look alike

I don't know what this dork is doing!!

Then today I woke up at 4am to get ready for a work with a really bad headache.  I took Wilkins to mom's then went on to work.  As time went by I started feeling worse.  I started getting dizzy and sick to my stomach.  I realized I was having the same symptons I had in January when I was diagnosed with vertigo.  I tried to make it go away and ignore it but it just kept getting worse so I ended up going home and taking the prescription I was suppose to be taking for the past months.  I ended up sleeping until about 1pm and then Wilkins got home, ate lunch, and then we went back to sleep.  When she woke up to get ready for play practice she said her tummy was hurting.  She felt warm and her cheeks were flushed so I took her temperature which ended up being 99.6 so her and I have just been laying on the couch watching Charlie Brown Christmas and other shows.  We are a pitiful pair!!  I hope we both get to feeling better real soon...


Stupid momma...

...yes you read it right, "stupid momma"!!  This sweet little face actually said those two words!! 

Tuesday night I told Wilkins to pick up all her toys and get ready for bed and I am guessing that isn't what she wanted to hear.  She started whining and walking down the hall to her bedroom.  I am assuming she didn't realize I was behind her because as soon as she walked in her bedroom she was crying and said "stupid momma"!!  I thought for sure that my ears were deceiving me (total shock) so I said "did you just call me stupid" and that sweet little child you see in this picture said "yes"!!  I absolutely could not believe it?!  I was completely dumbfounded and I am still a little in shock right now righting about it.  I then did the mommy thing and got down to her level and explained that she should never call anyone stupid ESPECIALLY her momma.  And then I did what my mom done to me I spanked her little legs.  It was hard to do...she is normally a pretty good kid.  I mean she has a big attitude and all but normally nothing like this.  She cried very little and I made her apologize and I thought for sure she will NEVER say that again!

WRONG!!  She did it again last night!  Can you believe it?!  So we did the whole cycle again...really a 3 year old?!  I thought for sure I had a couple more years before I had to start dealing with stuff like this!!  Oh please pray for me cause I have a feeling I am gonna need lots over the next 15 years!!!


Disney obsessed tree...

Our tree...the cord was covered up but
Wilkins likes to rearrange all the presents!

a close up of the middle of the tree...

Wilkins' 1st Bday ornament (spent at Disney World)...

Wilkins' 2nd Bday ornament (yep...Disney World again)...

She loves that ornament and really anything Disney as you
can tell by her pajamas!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse balloon...

Ornament from our trip in April...
it says "The Little Ones" 2011 (Lucas, Logan, Addy, and Wilkins)

Minnie and Tinker Bell


The first ornament Wilkins' ever made...

the top of my tree...

the outfit my mom made...

Levi and Wilkins


Thankful for...

...November being over!!
I know everyone talks all month what they are thankful for and I am very blessed with a great family and a great job but November is the most dreaded month for me!!! 

What is wrong with America today...people don't cook anymore?!  Nope!  Why cook when you can have someone else do it for you!!  It still amazes me how busy we are on Thanksgiving Day.  This makes the 10th year that I have worked on Thanksgiving and I am still surprised by the amount of people who eat out.  Anyway it was a record day for us and I am just happy to be working some shorter days for a week or two. 

I will try to stay more in touch with my blog and I will definitely post some pictures soon.

Until next time...


Cleaning is never ending...

I just got home from an 11 hour day and I haven't stopped yet.  I know that if I even remotely sit down for 2 seconds I will not be getting back up!!  I know I am not the only mom out there but I am just exhausted and need to vent a little.

I have been working a crazy amount of hours the last couple of months and it is time well invested in the future of my career.  I just feel like I need a break but I can't turn my brain off even when I am a way from work!! 

I will say that Wilkins has been doing a very good job the last couple of days picking up after herself which is huge (for all you that are moms you know what I mean).  At first it was a fight every night before bed to clean up her toy room or when we come in the house to take her shoes to her closet but not now.  All I have to do now is just remind her and listen to her say "yes mam mommy"....music to my ears!! 

I know it has been a while but that's all I got time for right now...


Old Friends, Fond Memories...

Tonight was a good night.  I got to see some old friends that I don't get to see as much as when we were younger.  Of course, I am not one to call people out (YEAH RIGHT) but it would have been even better to have seen the wife of these fellows...DREA! 

Either way it was like old times...funny how when you don't see some people for long periods of time but yet it isn't hard to pick up where you left off.  Of course next time Justin hits me in the back of he head I will have to hit him back.  Really enjoyed the laughs with Joe David, Dustin, Chad, and even Justin after the shock of him hitting me.

Just so you know Drea I told Joe David he should let you get out more often...I mean it seems like your only contact to the real world is blogging and then it is basically just you talking to everyone hoping to get a comment or two.  Believe me Drea their is still life out there that are above the age of 10!! lol!!  Love ya and missed ya tonight.


Soccer Pictures/Cardin Reunion

My posts are few and far between...Here are some pictures of the past few weekends. 

Who knows?!  No more hair bows while playing
soccer due to a minor melt down the week before when it kept
falling out.

Donnie and Anita

Aunt Thelma and Bruce

Darrel and Haley



Logan and Ethan


Wilkins and Blake

They are amazed with a frog Will caught!!

On our way to the playground...

Blake and Wilkins

again...pretty much all day long.

No telling what these two are talking about

Amanda feeding Levi a marshmallow
I will try to get more frequent about posting to my blog...