Friday, October 22, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 12

I believe…

… c-sections, circumcisions and disposable diapers don’t make me less of a mother.

… marriage is hard work.

… high heels make you look thinner.

… reality TV will, in fact, NOT rot my brain.

… every woman should have: a great lipstick, a favorite wine, and a bunko group.

… I have no control over the expressions my face chooses to make.

… it’s okay to not want to be a stay-at-home-mom.

…that someday in my lifetime – the Royals will win the World Series and the Chiefs will win the Super Bowl.

…there is always room in your heart for more love and in your brain for more memories.

…crying is good for the soul.

…a good moisturizer is the key to looking young.

…I have yet to achieve my full potential.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 11


Hands down the funniest show on television
Admit it, you watch it too.

Not quite as funny as Rob & Big - but a decent substitute.

My favorite of all the Real Housewifes trainwrecks. I love all things Bravo!

This one never gets old.

Oh, how I love Jersey Shore. It's my vice. I'm in love with Pauly D. This morning Chad told Hunter he needed to get his jacket on by referring to it as "T-Shirt Time" and when it was time to load up the car we shouted "CAAAAAAAAAAAAAABS AH HEEEEEEEEEERAH". We're AMAZING Parents, no?

I'm a Gleek, my son is a Gleek and my husband is a Gleek (though he'll never admit it).

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 10

Day Ten – Something You’re Afraid Of

The answer to this simple for me:

Something happening to either one of my boys that I can’t “fix.”

I know the truth though – this WILL happen. In some way; big or (hopefully only) small. More than once.

There is something about becoming a mother that makes you so vulnerable and you instantly become a mother to every other baby on the planet. The blog world only magnifies that and you find yourself reading blogs about families struggling with the worst case scenarios and you cry for those babies and you cry for those mothers. And you pray – you pray for those babies, you pray for those families, you pray you never have to become one. You pray your blog never has to take that road.

The strength of the women that tell those stories amazes me! They put all of their faith in God and fight so hard. I am not nearly as God fearing as I need to be. I am weak and overly emotional when it comes to my children and worry that I could not fight as hard as these women do. I do not have a good relationship with God and often feel as though I am praying in vain.

Perhaps my answer isn’t so simple. Maybe my answer should be:

Not being strong enough to handle it should anything ever happen to my boys…

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 9

One of my besties got married a few weeks ago and had a photo booth at her wedding. So – all of her besties (who all happen to be my besties) crammed in there for this ridiculous photo shoot. I love these girls so much. Some I have known since junior high but it wasn’t until college that we really got to be close. This picture pretty much sums up what it is like when we all get together - mayhem. Since two of them live out of state and we are all forcing ourselves into adulthood we don’t get to see each other as often as we would like but when we do…WATCH OUT!
And I couldn’t show pictures of my girls without showing one of this girl. My best bud since high school, though we had met many years before that during Y basketball and/or t-ball. She’s the Mary Ann to my Wanda (for you Dixie Chicks fans). The Abbott to my Costello. The Situation to my DJ Pauly D. After high school we both went our separate ways and then last year we both made our way back to our hometown and picked up right where we left off. Together we started a bunko group and survived the planning of our ten year class reunion! This girl does not know a stranger and loves to act ditzy though she is one of the smartest people I have ever met!

I seriously have the best friends a girl could ever ask for!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge - Days 6, 7 and 8

Whoops! Busy weekends tend to equal no time to get on the computer so I am officially an epic fail when it comes to this 30 day blog challenge, but I’m going to post on all thirty topics, though they won’t be on the thirty days they are supposed to be. At least not the ones that fall on the weekend, anyway. Now, onto what I’ve missed.


This is what a typical Saturday morning looks like in our house. We don’t do real clothes unless/until we are planning on leaving to go somewhere (and if that somewhere is Grandma and Grandpa’s, they will probably remain in pjs.) Hunter loves his baby brother and will lay next to him on his play mat and rub his belly while they both watch the musical smiley overhead. I thank God for these sweet moments and treasure each and everyone.

FAVORITE MOVIES: I never saw this movie before I met Chad and he forced me to watch it. Now I have probably seen it more than 50 times and would call it my hands-down-favorite. It is SO. FREAKING. GOOD.

This is another movie that is just really, really good. I could watch it over and over again – it never gets old.

Onto the comedies:This is a family favorite for us. My parents host a holiday open house each year on or around Christmas Eve and we basically keep this show running on a loop. A few years ago my dad finally had to upgrade to the DVD because our VHS was so worn out. I could easily watch it anytime of the year. Last Christmas we gave my dad a “Shitter was Full” t-shirt. I am pretty sure it was his favorite gift…EVER!

“Scotch. Scotch. Scotch. I love Scotch.” There truly are no words to describe how freaking funny this movie is. And the fact that Bill Kurtis narrates the freaking thing makes it that much more spectacular. Those who know me know I L-O-V-E American Justice and all things Bill Kurtis.


I don’t really have anything super exciting to put here. The most recent place that I traveled to was Las Vegas. But that was for work and we were so busy that aside from seeing the fountains at the Bellagio, I never really left the hotel.

We went to Jamaica on our honeymoon and I loved it. I have always been a huge Bob Marley fan so visiting Jamaica was on my bucket list. We stayed at an all inclusive resort which is really the only way to go. We would love to go back someday for sure.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog Challenge - Day 5

My Sister!
There is this song by Juliana Hatfield called “My Sister” that begins “I hate my sister, she’s such a bitch – she acts as if she doesn’t even know that I exist.” This is how I would describe the “teen years” for Jenny and me. I was the angry teen that rebelled and made my family’s lives pretty crappy – my sister included. While I always looked up to my sister – so pretty and athletic – we weren’t friends. We tried, but it just didn’t happen.
Jenny went to college and I got through high school and when I graduated I joined her at KU where she was working on her masters. I went through recruitment and was offered a bid from my sister’s sorority. When I got off the bus on bid day she was there, now an alum, waiting for me. We hugged and we cried – and from there we became friends. How strange was it that it took sisters becoming “sisters” to turn them into friends?
Though I ended up changing schools after my freshman year and we never got to share all of the Greek excitement, our friendship remained strong and even grew stronger.
Becoming wives and mothers together has been wonderful. We were married less than four months apart (sorry Dad!), each had our first child nine months apart and our second children 10 weeks apart. We talk daily and about anything and everything. I could spend all day just sitting on the couch gossiping with her. We can be weird together and say and do things that only we get. If one of us says or does something ditzy or weird, the other will just pet us gently and say "pretty girl, pretty girl."

I share things with her I could never share with anyone else. I love her and her family so much.

This is her with my favorite little girl in the world - my niece Camryn.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

30 Day Blog Challege - Day Four

The topic for day 4 over at Katie's Journey is My Parents…

These guys…. Oh, these guys….

My parents are, hands down, my two favorite people in the world. This picture was taken more than 37 years ago and they are still going strong. They showed me what love is and not to settle for anything else.

Mom – She wears her heart on her sleeve and loves to be a grandma. She has an obsession with QVC and a tendency to mispronounce words. Enjoys her ‘Soaps’ and Birkenstocks. She’s a very loyal person and tends to hold grudges when you do her or her family wrong. I can talk to her about anything and she supports me even when she knows better! (i.e., letting me get a degree in English and never taking a single business course in college). My sister and I pick on her way more than we should. She’s a wonderful mom and friend.

Dad – He’s one heck-of-a-guy. He survived 20+ years in an estrogen den (even our cats were female) but he has since been rewarded with two “sons” (in-law) and three grandsons – though he loves his granddaughter just as much. He spends his days on the links or at the farm. His sense of humor is dry, yet hysterical. My sister and I tend to pick on him way more than we should as well…though not nearly as much as we do our mom.

I could go on and on about all of the amazing things about my parents. They provided me with a wonderful example of how to be a good spouse, a good parent and an all-around good person.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 3

The topic for day 3 over at Katie's Journey is First Love…

In my life, I have dropped the “L” bomb on 4 guys. That number kind of makes my stomach churn as I read other blogs and they are lucky enough to only have said it to one.

The first time I said it I was fourteen and clearly was not truly in love. It’s what you said when you were that age to feel special. I couldn’t even tell you whatever happened to that guy.

The second time I said it I was sixteen. I really think I thought I meant it then. It was a good relationship, but a short one. It was your typical fun, high school relationship. Looking back now, I believe that God brought us into each others’ lives so that we could help bring other people together. I am so fortunate to say that two of my best friends in the entire world met their husbands (in a round-about way) because of that relationship.

The third time I was seventeen and for the life of me can’t even tell you why I said it. That relationship was long and toxic. It wasn’t love…I don’t know what it was to be honest.

And then there was this guy!

The fourth time was Chad. The love I have for Chad is so different than the love I had ever felt before. It’s the love that makes all previous “love” wind up in quotation marks. I guess that is how we know when someone is “the one.” He is my best friend, my partner in crime and really is my first REAL love!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 2

Day 2 of the blog challenge over at Katie's Journey is to tell you all about 'The Meaning Behind my Blog Name.'

Originally my blog was entitled “Chad and Me and Baby Makes Three.” I created the blog when I was living in Hays, Kansas – about 200 miles from “home.” I actually started the blog to keep my family back home up to date on our little bun in the oven that would become Hurricane Hunter. I truly expected that name to ring true for much longer than it did! When Hunter was only 8 months old we learned he was going to be a big brother. The blog name didn’t change until there was officially a #4 in our family. “Two Under Two – Let’s Do This” was more of a motivational cheer to myself. Before I ever had kids I always joked that I wanted two under two and people thought that I was crazy. Actually, I thought two under two was a crazy concept as well but now that it’s what we have, I truly wouldn’t want it any other way. The tag line “An attempt to raise two little men without screwing them up for life!” is my number one (tongue and cheek) goal as a mother!

Of course, the current blog name will really only hold true for another (gasp!) four months because my itty bitty Huntdog will no longer be “under” two. At that time, I will probably reevaluate and come up with something a little more timeless. Any suggestions?

30 Day Blog Challege - Day 1

It has been quite a while since I actually posted anything of my own and I am always telling myself that I need to update my blog so when I saw this on Molly’s blog, I decided to jump on board and see if I it would help to get me back in the habit of posting. Feel free to join in as well!

I’m a day behind so I’m going to do two today to get caught up! Here’s the first.

Introduction, Recent Picture and 15 Random Facts about Me!

My name is Lacey. I’m a 28 year old wife and mother to two adorable boys – Hunter, 20 months and Bodey, 3 months. I am a full-time working mom that is constantly struggling to find the perfect balance between wife, mother and employee.

This is a picture of my husband Chad and me taken at my High School Ten Year Class Reunion last month.

15 Random Facts:

1. I am obsessed with baby products and baby websites. My husband nearly had to stage an intervention with me after we received three packages from in one week.
2. I could easily live the rest of my life eating nothing but cherry Pop-tarts and drinking diet coke (though I can’t imagine my life would be too long on that combination)
3. I have worked for the same company for almost 6 years and just in the last few months actually started my “career.”
4. Snow skiing terrifies me but my youngest son is definitely named after a professional skier.
5. The song “The Boys of Fall” by Kenny Chesney makes me cry because it makes me think about my boys growing up and playing football and I get sad just thinking that they’ll be old enough to do that before we know it – assuming they WANT to play football.
6. My “Dream” Christmas list for this year includes such things as: A new mattress, new living room carpet, having my living room, kitchen, foyer and hallway painted, and a maid.
7. My “Real” Christmas list for this year includes such things as: Grey Uggs, a pair of Toms, a Dyson vacuum, and a maid.
8. I am extremely close with my family and I really take pride in the relationship that my husband has with them as well.
9. I am head over heels in LOVE with my boys (Chad included). I often find myself just sitting back and thanking God for giving me this perfect little life.
10. We are pretty sure we are done having kids because I am terrified of raising a girl so we don’t want to risk it!
11. I really and truly wish that I liked to cook and clean. I know how to do both, and know how to do them well, but HATE doing them so neither one gets done very often!
12. I would love to learn how to bake and decorate adorable sugar cookies with flooded icing that everyone would ooooh and aaaah over. Perhaps I should add Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer to my Christmas List (note: this is the first year it hasn’t been on my list for the last 5)
13. I am a proud aunt to a silly 4 year old, a hysterical 2 year old and a beautiful 1 month old (tomorrow!)
14. My first job ever was as a summer janitor at an elementary school. Really.
15. I have HORRIBLE HORRIBLE road rage. I am convinced that some people are on the road specifically to piss me off – and they do an excellent job!

I can’t wait to see what else is in store for the next 29 days…