10.24.17

Hi. Hello. I’m back lol

We’ve had a fun couple weekends since the birthday madness has been over. The weekend after the party was over my aunt and uncle went camping at Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, and they invited us out to the beach for the day. As soon as we found out Mando didn’t work that Saturday we said we were in. We didn’t go to the beach all summer cause of his schedule so I’m glad we got this trip in, it’s such a pretty beach. 


This past weekend we took the boys to the pumpkin patch. Jake couldn’t do much because he’s STILL being stubborn and not walking πŸ™„ plus all the jumpers and rides were for the bigger kids. But he still enjoys being out and about so it was fun for everyone. 


I’m a little frustrated right now because Nathan is on a waiting list for preschool through our city’s school district and it’s just taking forever. I’m starting to get nervous that he’s not gonna get any time to get used to being in a classroom setting before he has to start kindergarten. And I’m also starting to get really scared that he’s going to fall behind educationally. Before having Jake I was able to work with him on things a little more but now, not so much. And I feel super guilty about it. I’m really going to start trying to set aside more time to do it and look into what preschool curriculums include, get some worksheets printed and really start on this with him. These past few weeks we’ve done a few Halloween arts and crafts that he did really really well with. I cut out all the pieces for him while he’s napping, that way when he wakes up we have something fun to work on.


10.12.17

I went to Michael’s this morning and picked up a few things to start a couple different projects. I’m super excited about this. I don’t want to post too much about it yet, maybe in a few weeks I’ll post a few pictures and get into it a little more.

I can say that I sold all of the Mickey Mouse decorations that I made for Jake’s party and it felt so good. I love making this stuff and I get a lot of compliments on it, so to sell everything I made, it just felt really really good. 

Jake is on this new level of maturity lately. It’s like since he’s a big bad 1 year old now he’s a whole new kid, he doesn’t seem so much like a baby anymore. Nathan on the other hand is really testing out his attitude. Besides that I’m really proud of him because he’s been doing really well in karate, he got his tiger yellow belt a few weeks ago, and his kicks and punches are getting a lot better.

I’ve been eating like crap for the past week, my grandparents came out for Jake’s party and we had to hit all their favorite spots, + the party goodies, and now I’m left with all this goodie bag candy and I have zero self control. I’ve stepped up my workouts a bit but you know they say you can’t outwork a bad diet, so I guess I need to get my ass in line and stop eating this shit 😫 it’s ok cause I’ve just about picked out all of the chocolate and that’s all I really want πŸ˜‚

It’s bath time here in my house so check in tomorrow, maybe I’ll remember to update. Hopefully. ✌🏼

10.9.17

The party madness is over.

Our big boy is 1, and we threw him the cutest little party. I’m so so happy with the way everything turned out. The decorations I made, my sister in law got so many cute things for the party, the piΓ±ata, the cutest, tastiest caramel apples, my aunt made the cutest cake and cupcakes, and just all the help we had from family setting it all up. I got more pictures than usual, so here they come. πŸ˜‰


I didn’t get any pictures of the banners hung, the center pieces on the table, or the food table but I’m just so happy that I even got any. Now that the party and Jake’s birthday is all said and done hopefully I’ll be posting more. ✌🏼

9.17.17

I’ve come on a few times and started up a post and didn’t get to finishing it, so let’s see what I get done tonight lol Clearly, I’ve been lagging, so let’s see what I can catch up on.

The first thing that comes to mind is Jakes birthday party. I’m not nearly as far along with decorations as I’d like to be, but I’m almost done. Everything was on hold for the past week and a half when the boys got sick, and I do mean EVERYTHING. I missed out on my “me” time at the gym for 10 days straight, not much house work got done, no laundry, no decorations, nothing. Nathan had an upper respiratory infection and Jake had a pretty serious case of croup, serious enough for a dose of steroids and a breathing treatment in the ER. It was scary, but we got through it and they’re both doing so much better. 

Mando’s work schedule has been crazy, but work is work and we definitely need it. 

Friday was our 11 year anniversary. We didn’t get to have a date night like we had wanted to due to the boys still recovering and his work schedule but he did have the weekend off so it was nice to have him home. 

We had another little scare this past week, and as much as Mando would say differently, I know for a fact we were both freaking out. I was 2 days late on my period, and I’ve always been super regular, so when I realized I hadn’t started I went into panic mode. I actually took a pregnancy test, I don’t know what went wrong, I don’t know if I peed on it too much, or not enough, but I got a “test error” message so, no answers there. My period eventually came, with a fury. And I do have to say as much as I was freakin terrified, I was also a little sad. I know we need to wait, Jake’s still a baby, diapers and formula for 2 would cost way too much , and I feel like Jake just needs his time to be a baby and not be rushed to be big brother. But I REALLY like being pregnant. Summer 2018 is sounding like a good time to start trying for number 3. 

That’s all I can really think of to update on, I’ll probably remember more later on so I’ll save that for another post, but here’s some pictures from the last month to catch up on.




 

8.7.17

Look at me being on top of updating! I’m on a rollllllll πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Another weekend has flown bye, and it was a pretty fun one. Friday night Mando’s sisters came over, the boys got in some play time with their cousin Nova, which left the house nice and messy lol but they had a good time though so πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Saturday morning we also spent some time with them, we met up at Home Depot so Nathan and Nova could do the kids workshop, they made a Penske truck.


Sunday I attempted to have a yard sale, but we got a super late start and ended up only getting 1 customer and made $7. But hey, it’s $7 more than we had before lol goodwill is gonna get a good drop off soon! 

I made a little progress with birthday decorations, I painted clothes pins for the monthly pictures and finished cutting out the last of the Mickey heads. I went to target twice (2 different stores) and neither of them had the favors bags or Mickey straws I’m looking for so I’m annoyed. (Yes, I’m very easily annoyed.) I found them online on targets website but after tax and shipping it’s just not worth it. I’ll wait til I find them in store.

I’m super happy because the picture ledges that I ordered from ikea came in! Mando actually hung them when I asked and I’m in love! 


Please excuse Nathan in his undies, he wouldn’t move. πŸ™„

8.4.17

I’m super excited cause I’ve gotten a lot done for the party in the last day and a half.


 

Top right: the bigger Mickey head with the red “1” will be the center with the smaller red, yellow and black heads around it.

Bottom right: I’ve been taking pictures of Jake every month and these will be hung with the numbers.

Top left: happy birthday banner

Bottom left: this “one” banner will either go on his high chair when he eats his cake, or at the actual cake table, I haven’t made up my mind yet. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ 

I still have a lot to make but I feel good about what I’ve gotten done so far. It doesn’t seem like a ton, but that was a buttload of cutting and my fingers felt like they were gonna fall off. 

Yesterday was also a really good day because the boys finally got to meet their grandma.(Mando’s mom.)  The boys didn’t seem shy at all when they met her, so I’m happy that that side of the family is starting to feel a little more complete. 

I really want to go to Michael’s and buy everything else I need for the party, but I’m gonna practice some self control lol hopefully I can go sometime this weekend though so I can start making the center pieces and goodie bags. Look out for a post on Sunday or Monday! 

“What’s done is done. What’s gone is gone. One of life’s lessons is always moving on. It’s ok to look back to see how far you’ve come, but keep moving forward.”

– Roy Bennet
Can I just say that it’s a really great feeling to come to the realization that you’re over a situation. That you’re no longer dwelling on what happened or what was lost. That you no longer have ill feelings for a person, just hope that one day they can forget you too. 

I do find myself keeping happy memories. Because there was plenty of them. I’m sad that there was a friendship lost for my son, that there’s a beautiful little life growing everyday that I don’t get to have a part in anymore. But I know she’s ok and she’s going to grow to be an amazing person. 

As many happy memories that I have, for a while they were hard to see. The end was full of so much ugliness. So much time was spent bad mouthing and trying to paint me in a bad light. Trying to really push the picture of me “walking away.” For a while I saw it as me being pushed away, but now I can see the truth for what it is and that I ran. There was so much negativity. Competition. Tit for tat. Drama. So many things I don’t need in my life, and when it was presented time after time, I ran.  And although I did for a while, now don’t regret it.

It hurt for a while. A long while. I felt heart broken. Like a piece of me was gone. I tried to repair what I had done, to regain what was lost. But when a person shows a different side, a completely different side, someone you didn’t know. It was what I needed.

I haven’t made any new friends. But I’ve been lucky enough to come back to friendships I once knew and I’ve had them grow into more than they’ve ever been. Beautiful women who are so supportive, so caring, who truly and honestly amazing people. There’s no competition. There’s no drama. It’s a great feeling. 

8.1.17

The first day of August brought a nice little storm for us. Just some light rain and a little thunder and lightning, but it was so nice. If only it wasn’t 90 degrees outside. 

I’m a little nervous right now because a boy that goes to the gym kids club came down with chicken pox. They let all the parents know on Saturday, and he was in kids club on Monday. But I don’t know if he was in there in the morning when I have the boys in there, so I don’t know if they actually ever came in contact with him. But I’ve been so paranoid. Jake is being a little funky this afternoon, and I’m so afraid that he’s going to come down with a fever and then break out with the chicken pox. (Nathan is fully vaccinated, but Jacob is too young to have received any vaccinations for it yet. Also, yes I vaccinate my children. No, I don’t want to hear your opinion on the matter.) He’s also cutting 2 bottom teeth so I’m hoping this is the reason for the grumpiness. I’ve got him down for a nap now so I’m hoping he wakes up in a better mood. And no fever. πŸ™πŸ»

Besides the gym we didn’t do much today. Nathan was supposed to go to karate but I didn’t know how bad the rain would be and I didn’t want to drive with the boys in the rain. So, here we are, lounging in our undies. Hopefully tomorrow will be more productive. 

7.31.17

Hey! I’m actually updating in a timely manner! Go me! πŸ˜‚

This weekend was pretty relaxing, nothing too crazy. We ended up going swimming Saturday and Mando got to join us. I didn’t get to spend too much time at the pool cause the water was a little chilly and Jake was not having it. We watched the fights with family and ate way too much yummy food. Sunday we were just lazy, I don’t think we changed out of pajamas until we went to my parents house around 5. (Nathan was mad that I made him change into normal clothes, he said he wanted to go in his underwear and pajama shirt 😝) 

I’m really annoyed with myself because I finally started cutting some of the Mickey heads out, but I ended up leaving allllll of my stuff at my parents house. I was actually feeling super motivated and wanted to get more done today but…there goes that! The boys are both napping, I’m kinda hoping to go to hobby lobby once they wake up so I can price some things for the party. And maybe buy a few things. 😬 Jake will be 10 months old on the 6th so I gotta get my shit together and really get on this! 

Look out for an update on Hobby Lobby, I’m gonna try not to go all out. Prayers are welcome 😜

7.28.17

This week has been fun.

Besides Nathan having an attitude πŸ™„πŸ˜’ but what’s new these days. 

Nathan got his first full stripe at karate and great news at the dentist; no cavities! πŸ™πŸ»


I didn’t do any laundry whatsoever but the house is clean so.

Tomorrow I’m hoping to take the boys swimming, maybe go to the park first thing in the morning and get in a good walk, and then we’ll be spending some time at my families house to watch the UFC fights. 

As for Sunday, it should be a super fun day too but more on that later.

I wish I had pictures of alllll the progress I’ve made on birthday decorations but I haven’t worked on them at all 😭 maybe I’ll get some cut out tomorrow, but I’m not counting on it…I really wanna get a good tan at the pool lol #priorities amiright πŸ™‹πŸΌ

Anyway, hopefully I’ll update Sunday or Monday with what I was and wasn’t able to do this weekend. ✌🏼