March 9, 2018

{His First Set of Stitches!}

I'm not sure I'm cut out to be the mom of a kid who has no regard for his own safety lol. I vlogged this, but I thought I'd go ahead and blog it too. Since no one seems to have watched this vlog but me lol.

February 9, 2018

{We Are at a Loss | #parentingsucks }

I have attempted to write this post several times and I always discard it. I just don't know how to write what I need to without sounding like an awful parent.

But here I go again, so lets see how far we get this time.

February 7, 2018

{I've Lost How Much?! | #weightwatchers Update}

I'm just going to come right out and say it, joining weight watchers along with getting this job has been the kick in the pants I needed to really start focusing on myself. I have seen my self esteem sky rocket the last few months. Sure there's drama where I work (it's a room full of women for crying out loud), but I love working. I love knowing that at the end of two weeks I'm going to have money in my account that I did not have to ask for. It's not taking away from a bill (hell, I've helped to pay a couple). If I want to go shopping, I can. Because I have the money to do so. If I want to book a trip to Disney, I can because I can pay for it myself (over time...that business is expensive!). Not all of it is finances though, I find that I like having somewhere to be every day. I like knowing that I get up in the morning, take Owen to school and have to be at work (or sometimes I pick him up depending on my shift that day). Really I just love the whole thing!

And joining weight watchers again, definitely the right move at the right time for me. I know that I've said that before in the past, but this time it's true. I think I was a little depressed. I sat around the house all day just sitting in my own misery and boring life. I couldn't commit to weight watchers because I couldn't see past my own depression. With everything that has happened the last three years, I just stopped caring about myself. But I'm glad that I got back into it when I did.

Ivan would be proud of me for this.

January 29, 2018

{I'm an Awesome Mom}

The faces the lady I work with makes when I talk about my kids never cease to amaze me. She looks at me as though I'm one of those moms who just does everything for her kids and they're not going to be prepared at all for the real world. She is wrong of course. I've had other people tell me that I shelter my kids too much, or that I baby Owen too much. They are all wrong. I do not baby him too much...I baby him just the right amount lol.

January 10, 2018

{Garmin VivoMoveHR Review! | Spoiler Alert: I Love It!}

Excuse my excited expression lol

I have been wanting to upgrade from my Fitbit Alta for a little while now. I still love it, but I wanted something a little more smart watchy. 

January 8, 2018

{Losing Weight Is Hard | #WeightWatchers Update}

I honestly can't believe I'm about to post the pictures I'm going to post in this post (lol) but I feel like it's important to document. Especially at the beginning so I have something to look back on and remind myself that I don't want to go back to this space.
I have been employed for three months as of the 19th of this month, I have been on Weight Watchers about as long (thanks to that sale they had on Black Friday!). And ladies, it could not be going better!

January 5, 2018

{The Internet Is Forever}

I'm not sure how to write this post. It happened a week ago and I'm still seething from it. I don't know what I'm supposed to do anymore. But I am convinced that teenage girls are the worst kind of parenting nightmare I have ever encountered.

I would happily take bleeding nipples and diaper blow outs over the drama and BS that come with teenage girls any day.

January 3, 2018

{2018 Goals | Fitness And Life in General}

I am not one to make New Years resolutions. I don't stick to them. Ever. So I make New Years Goals. Things I can accomplish through the year. Nothing I need to get down on myself about not sticking to. No dieting that will only last a month or two and then be another thing failed. Of course some of goals do have to do with my weight loss (which is coming along nicely for the most part!).

Lets get started shall we?

December 27, 2017

{Santa Has Come and Gone | What I Got My 10yr old Techie!}

You could fit what I know about video games in the cartridge of a Nintendo game.


So buying for Owen is not that easy. Much like Gaige, he's interested in things I have no idea about. So when it comes time to buy for him, I pretty much go off of what he asks for a little bit of a youtube research on my own. D also helps me out a little with explaining what he's going to need for certain games, devices, ect.

I think we did pretty good this year though! He ended up with everything on his list.

December 25, 2017

{Santa Claus Is Coming To Town | What We Got our Outdoors-man 15yr Old}

I'm not going to lie folks, I had little do with shopping for Gaige this year. He is so hard to buy for, he kind of always has been. He's really just a different kind of kid. We've always said he has an old soul. Even as a toddler it was like he was a seventy year old in a three year old's body. He liked to be outside and up at the shop with my grandpa. Sure he played with toys and stuff but he would always choose to be outside rather than in, if he was given that choice. Which is fine.

But if you know me at all, you know that I am not an outdoorsy kind of girl lol. I'm what I like to call a city country girl. Sure I like to fish and camp. But I refuse to sleep on the ground or anywhere that I might need to pee outside. If I can't get up in the morning and shower, or shower before bed, I don't want to be there. Gaige is not that all. He spends the majority of his time at the river a few blocks from our house. Between him and three of his friends, he has made little camping areas. Cleared out brush and logs (even hauling a few home to chop here) and has even built little lean-to's.

A couple weeks ago he comes in the living room and says mom do you have a skillet I can take to the river? And he walked away with my mini cast iron skillet (that's probably been used three times...cause who only cooks one egg around here?).