My home has been hit by this years flu and it’s a bitch. Mando and I came down with it first, at the same exact time…fun…and Nathan just came down with it this morning. I really hope it skips Jake. But this lovely flu includes headaches, achy/swollen joints, stomach trouble, a nasty cough, fever, extreme chills, and dizziness. At least that’s what we experienced. Luckily, the worst of it only lasted 24 hours for Mando and I. We still have a really annoying cough but I think we’re both happy we don’t feel as bad as we did.

Mine and Mando’s background checks have come back and we’re all good 😉 so one more thing checked off my little list. I’m just waiting for one more thing to come in the mail next week so I can send it out to my case manager and we’re good to go. Hopefully with within the next week I can announce what it is! ✌🏼

Putting my thoughts out into the universe in hopes they get to you.

Tonight I find myself staring up at the sky and wondering where you are. I hope your transition to the other side was quick, and I hope you were guided and greeted by our loved ones. The fact that you are no longer in pain or suffering comforts me. You were a true warrior, nana. I’ll give the boys extra kisses, tell them stories of my childhood with you, and of course, pass our name on to my little girl when the day comes.

I’ll love you forever nana.

Rest peacefully. ♥️


I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already.

We’re just gonna relax today before the madness. Usually we do Christmas Eve with my grandpa and my dad’s siblings but they moved it to the 23rd(yesterday.) We wanted to get together with Mando’s family today but they went to his grandmas house, (I couldn’t talk him into going) they wanted to get together yesterday but we our other family get together. So we’ll probably exchange gifts with them sometime next week. Tomorrow we’re going to my parents house and having a big family dinner.

Today, I just want to clean. I know we’ll be gone alllll day tomorrow and I really don’t want to come home after a day of madness to a messy house. So I’m really trying to knock everything out today. Besides that, I’m gonna make some veggie posole, make a ginger bread lookout (Paw patrol!) with Nathan, and maybe a few other arts and crafts with him. So far he’s made Christmas trees and candy canes, (I’ll update with pictures later). We’re also gonna take the boys to look at Christmas lights tonight…if we’re feeling up to it. 🤷🏼‍♀️ We’ll seewhat happens!


December seems to always have surprises in store for my family and they’re usually surprises no one wants. My grandma who has pretty severe COPD (I think she started smoking in her early teens) came down with pneumonia, and had a few other things going on. She had been hospitalized a few times before and a couple of those times we had been told she wouldn’t pull through and she did. Well, same goes for this time, the drs told our family the same thing, and wouldn’t you know, this woman is pulling out again. Talk about a fighter.

As far as Christmas shopping goes, we went out last Monday to start our shopping, we got a few things for some people, and I got a cute frame and Mando got a pair of headphones. So…that’s how that’s going. 🤷🏼‍♀️

As far as my new little journey; about a week and a half went by and I hadn’t heard anything. It was super discouraging. So I reached out to get any update I could. Two out of my 3 medical records had been released and arrived to the office it needs to be at (3/3 on Monday, I received and mailed out the last one Friday.) and once she gets the third she’ll start mine and Mando’s background checks. I have a few things to finish up with my profile, hopefully by the end of the month everything will be finished and my profile will be ready to post. And then I can really come out and say what it is! I’m super excited for what the new year will bring.


FUN FACT: It doesn’t matter if you blocked me on Instagram (again? 😂) This isn’t instagram. Your username still shows up. 😂😂😂 nice try tho.

Anyway. Nathan did his first karate tournament today. It was a small in-house tournament, just for students at the dojo where he trains. I felt like it was the perfect chance to introduce him to tournaments, and yay! He got a participation medal. Say what you want, he was hyped, and we were proud. So go shit on someone else’s parade.

I attempted to make a little Christmas treat I saw on Pinterest and failed. Twice. Idk how, and yes I’m still bitter cause I was really looking forward to them. 😭

I didn’t make it to the gym today, fingers crossed for tomorrow because I had waaaayyy too many chips, treats and tamales today.

Other than that, things haven’t been too crazy or exciting around here lately. I’m hoping to start Christmas shopping next week. Maybe make some different treats that don’t burn. 🙄

I can’t really give any updates on my little surprise in the works, mainly because i just don’t have any. Medical records apparently take a ridiculously long time to be released. Hopefully within the next few days I hear something cause its a little discouraging not hearing anything for a full week.

Check in tomorrow or Monday for updates! I know you will.😉😘