Look at me being on top of updating! I’m on a rollllllll 🙌🏻

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 🤷🏼‍♀️ 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. 🙄


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. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 

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. 


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. 🙏🏻

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.