The birthday party madness is over. Finally. As usual, I got zero pictures of everything set up. But we got a lot of compliments and I think everyone had a really good time. Goooo us! 

Now to start on a Mickey Mouse first birthday party…šŸ˜­

I feel like I’m finally starting to get our life back in order after the birthday madness. The house was out of control messy. I haven’t been to the gym since Saturday but I’m more than happy to trade it in for time to clean and organize and I’m happy to say as of today, besides laundry, the house is cleannnnnn. šŸ™‹šŸ¼ 

I’ll update tomorrow but right now I’ve got Jake out and I’m gonna get him in his crib and then it’s time to pick up toys and then bedtime for Nathan. āœŒšŸ¼


Here’s the one photo we did manage to get. 

-The Velasco’sā¤ļø


Ok I’m terrible. I’ve come on here and started to write stuff up but then I usually fall asleep lol

The days are flying by and we’re just days away from Nathan’s birthday party. It’s like every year I forget how stressful throwing parties can be. And to think I have to do this all over again in 6 months for Jake’s first birthday šŸ™ˆ

Workouts have been going really well. I started doing a circuit on my cardio days. I do the circuit first, then my 20 minutes of cardio and then the sauna. 


So far I can only do 1 round of it. I’m on week 5 of my other workout routine (it’s 6 weeks) so I think I’m gonna extend that 2 more weeks and aim to do 2 rounds of this circuit for the cardio days of those extra 2 weeks.

I’m a little embarrassed posting this but I’m definitely proud of my progress.

My first day of the hard body workout (check my workout tab to find it) was 3/20, so the first picture isn’t exactly the best “before picture” seeing as it was almost a whole month before I started, but it’s the only picture I had to compare. 

As of today I’ve cut out dairy (yes, again.) I’m pretty proud of myself because I made Nathan Mac and Cheese for dinner and didn’t eat any so it’s a step in the right direction.

I’m gonna try to post again tomorrow, if I’m not too busy. šŸ™„


Ok so I’ve been lagging on my posts.

Last week was not my best week and I figured out why; sweet sweet aunt flow. You bitch. It’s just…ugh it’s horrible this month. My eating was all over the place (and it’s even spilled into this week…hello dairy.) and I worked out 3 times last week.

This week is much better, besides the occasional dairy splurge. We signed the boys up for kids club at the gym so I’ve been taking them since Saturday. 

I won’t be able to take them today though, Mando brought a sickness into our house and Nathan caught it. I swear, he’s a typical man already. He just cannot hang while he’s sick. I keep trying to explain that I can’t drop everything and stay in bed with him all day(as much as I’d like to.) He seems to be doing a little better so far but I don’t have a lot of hope for bedtime for the next few nights. 

I think I wrote on here that my grandma and grandpa are flying out to visit. They live in Ohio and they’re coming out for Nathan’s birthday and my cousins baby shower. This trip took an unexpected turn before it even started though. When my grandma last came out, I wanna say it was last August, it was a trip that didn’t really have a set date for when she’d fly back home. Her brother had cancer and she came out to help take care of him while he underwent radiation and chemotherapy. She had to leave in October, a couple weeks after Jake was born. It was kind of a scary thing, because he still had some treatments to go and she felt guilty leaving him in a time of need. But things got better and we were all really happy and feeling positive about it. This past Thursday he had a Drs appointment and they found that the cancer had spread to his liver, stage 4 and they’re giving him 2-3 months. It’s a little…I dunno…unreal? We just heard that he was doing better and then to hear that it took such a huge turn. I don’t really get it. Cancer is seriously terrifying. 

My grandparents land tonight, so we won’t see them til tomorrow morning. They’re always on the go though so we’ll see how much I get posted in the time they’re here. I’m going to try to get a ton of pictures cause Nathan LOVES when they visit. 


Today has just been one of those days.

I vacuumed, I did the dishes, the house got picked up before bedtime. But somehow I feel like such a failure.

Nathan hit his head on a door this morning and I swear he’s so lucky it didn’t crack open. He was tripping all over the place, throwing fits, not listening. Just over and over and over.

Jake had his 6 month appointment and we left the house on time, got there 15 minutes early to check in come to find out the cancelled the appointment yesterday. “They called and left a message.” No call. No message. We still got in but it was an hour wait. Jake got his shots so that +he has a tooth that’s cutting means he’s been one grumpy boy.

The boys and I were just waking up when Mando was getting home from work this morning. So, besides a shower and maybe and hour of play time it was all me today.

I need some me time and I’m really starting to feel it. I haven’t worked out since Monday so I’m feeling chubby, I’m breaking out cause I’m due to get a visit from aunt flow any day now. And I’m just really feeling down on myself. Really, really down.  


So I’m strangely motivated for a Monday. 

I took the car in for an oil change this morning and, lucky me, the gym is RIGHT next door. Got my workout in, ate a snack and my car was done! After that I knocked out grocery shopping, got home and got dinner in the crockpot. I’m trying out this verde chicken chili recipe I found on Pinterest. 


It was super easy to throw together I feel good about all of the ingredients in it, and it smells pretty yummy. I’ll update later on around dinner time or tomorrow morning with a full report on how the men liked it.

This weekend was really good, we didn’t do much but Mando didn’t work so we got in some good family time. I went kinda carb crazy yesterday but it’s ok. No ragrets. 

Yesterday morning I saw that Old Navy was having a sale, 40% off your entire purchase! (It ends today so hop on it!) I spent like $134 on clothes for the boys. I saved $85 and got free shipping so it was a win to me! 

After nap time today I’m planning to take the boys to the park. I’ve been lagging on getting Nathan out of the house so he can have his time to let loose, so I’m trying to get back to that. He’s been going to bed a little late these past few weeks and I’m really feeling it.

So, that’s all I really have for right now. Like I said, look out for an update on the verde chicken chili!