Thursday, June 30, 2011

Today I'm doing something totally different. I'm getting older and wiser. I'm strong and independent. I live for my daughter and enjoy this life God gave us. I wake with joy in my heart and knowing that my daughter is snuggled in bed breathing preciously fills my heart with pride and more love than I could ever feel. 8 things I've learned throughout my life:

1.) The saying, "You'll understand when you're older" is very much relevant to my everyday growth and understanding about even the littlest things in life. I hated my mom drinking coffee when I was little and now I am totally in love with it and need it every single day. I will often say this to my children.

2.) I'm guilty of being an animal lover but hate taking care of them but because I love them I will take care of them until the day I die which reminds me – I need to pick up dog poo out of the back yard!

3.) I hate the sun but it’s good for me. The sun not only nourishes my body but also my soul. It’s God’s way of saying Good Morning!

4.) People will always take your words twist, tangle and make it out to be something it wasn't. Even when you say something GOOD, it's mixed and yes good sayings can be turned into something so horrible that someone takes the wrong way and refuses to speak to you because of it and I'm okay with that. I let time go by not allowing it to consume my life but I've always been the bigger person and tried to reach out to explain myself when I really shouldn't have to but I do it because I love and my love is greater than something tangled. I do not wish to live my life feeling like I've done something wrong when in fact I haven't. It's not fair and I don't appreciate it. I'm human so of course I get upset and say things afterward. I'm not going to allow someone to tell me that I've done a crime when I clearly did not. It's those people and not us. They clearly have issues. They're stubborn and do it to their own flesh. How sad.

5.) I give way too much. I can't help it but I do. If I could give more I would. It satisfies me and makes me happy.

6.) Ice cream sundaes will heal anything.

7.) No matter how caught up on laundry you are, you'll never truly be.

8.) Saving pennies is the best thing ever. Finding tales on the ground and flipping them to heads for someone else to pick up is even better. It's those tiny things you do that make you feel super fabulous, on top of the world and worthy. I do what makes me feel good and disregard those that don't deserve to be a part of that.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Jewels 2nd Birthday/Party

Jewels turned 2 on the 25th - we weren't going to have a party for her but it got a little bigger then expected. Here are some pictures - enjoy! **Warning - Picture Heavy**

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!!

When at our local grocery store, Jewels and I came upon a cookie decorating table they had set up for Fathers Day. I asked if she wanted to decorate a cookie for her daddy and of course she was stoked!!! She did such a good job! Her experience of coloring and drawing came in handy!

First Trip To Peter Piper Pizza

I LOVE pizza and so does my little princess, however, I will think long and hard before taking her back to Peter Piper. I have NEVER met more rude people (besides at Costco) in my life! They will run you over! Despite the chaos, we had a little fun.


I know that Easter was months ago but I never posted pictures and found them when I was going through our camera this morning so here they are!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Fill It In Fridays....

1.   The last movie I saw was Definitely, Maybe (I love Ryan Reynolds).

2.  I want to    eat cheesy garlic bread from Oreganos.

3.  Surprises are     fun if you don't expect them, but if you know they're coming, they're terrible, because it's just a waiting game and I'm a generally impatient person - a bad combo  .

4.  The best accessory is   one's hair or a really awesome necklace .

5.  My favorite warm drink is     soy mocha latte. I prefer cold drinks, especially being from Arizona, it's too hot for warm drinks.

6.  My favorite cold drink is      water!!!

7.  Currently loving      photography, I'm really getting an itch to start taking more photos to capture life's little moments.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


excited that I paid off my credit cards
worried about money
reading Something Blue
creating an organized house
loving family
hating spiders and cockroaches sneaking in our drains!!
wondering if I’m going to pass my upcoming class
craving a rainy summer day
listening background noises of PBS cartoons
watching my toddler play with her ball
netflixing True Grit

Friday, June 10, 2011

1. I love being married because its fun spending life with someone. Bryan has a way of calming me when I'm stressed but also making me angry in the most irritating ways but I love it. I know that at the end of the day when he comes home from work, I am going to get the best hug in the world!

2. A time that mama knew best was when she told me that I can not worry about anything I can not change, like rising gas prices, the weather, or the challenges of growing up. God will provide.

3. My first kiss went a little like this - embarrassing enough, sorry Kristin, my friends brother. Truth or Dare.And, for the record, HE definitely kissed me.

4. My celebrity crush is Bradly Cooper. He's handsome, smart, speaks french......what else could a girl ask for?!?

5. My splurge of choice is music. I could sit and indulge for hours.

6. My biggest accomplishment is - actually will be, my degree. I have two years left and am into my core classes (yay, no more gen eds).

7. My dance jam of choice is any thing Black Eyes Peas - especially when cleaning. They're my go to band when I'm getting down & cleaning this place! That and spice girls (guilty pleasure, shhhh....don't tell).

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Park and Sunshine

Jewels and I, along with my bestie went to our neighborhood park after dinner last night - my little girl had a blast (as she always does)!