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November 30, 2016

{Disney Bound- Vlogging?}

I have been wanting to get into vlogging for a while, but I just haven't made the leap. I'm afraid that I'll look like a moron lol. But I figured since I want to remember this trip and have a bunch of video footage to show the kids when they start telling me we never did anything fun (lol), I might as well edit it and post it. So that's what I'm going to do.

I'm going to start the day we leave and basically daily vlog the whole time we're there.

When I'm ready to post I'll make sure to post the link to facebook and twitter. You guys just keep a look out for it!

So there's that :)

I'm writing this on Monday so we still have the full week to wait. The kids are super excited about it! Even D is getting into the whole trip at this point. :) Yeah, the same D that had to be talked into going at all. This is gonna be so much fun!


November 28, 2016

{Thanksgiving Festivities}

This year, much like the last couple years, was pretty mellow and uneventful. D and I were invited to my brothers house for dinner but instead of that we headed to his grandmas house. I would have much rather stayed home to be honest. It's so much more relaxing to just cook at home. Especially since my grandpa passed, I just don't want to deal with people. But at the same time, his grandma isn't in the best of health and after having my grandpa pass I don't ever want D to feel like he should have spent more time with her. Lord knows I feel like that. So I went along with it this year. Maybe next year we can talk everyone into coming to our house? Maybe I'm setting myself up for a bad day with that one though lol.

Anyway, the only ones there for the most part were us (Gaige went to my brothers with my grandma), his grandma, aunt, and Tristen. His uncle and cousin were also there, they live in her basement.

The food was good, as usual.

Nothing super eventful happened as I stated before. I snapped some of it (some of these snaps were the night before too lol).

When we got home I set myself up at the laptop to get some shopping done at Ulta. When it finally went live at 5pm the site crashed! I was so pissed! I had Dawn get in the car and go to Ulta with me lol. I ended up with some good stuff, most of it for her but she doesn't know that lol.

I didn't do any shopping other than that. I don't think Black Friday is all that exciting really. I went one year with my siblings and didn't buy a damn thing lol. But I know a deal when I see it so I wanted to get some stuff at Ulta. I might do a little IG post about it or something. I haven't decided. It's not enough to do a haul or anything.

Anyway, so there we go. I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving and didn't partake in the 2nd and 3rd helpings if you're looking to stay on track with your weight loss! I was pretty proud of myself by the way :).


November 25, 2016

{Gaiges Parent/Teacher Meeting}

I feel like I'm going crazy here people. I swear if it's not one kid acting up it's the other and I don't know what the hell I'm doing wrong.

I had Gaiges parent/teacher meeting on Tuesday. It was awful to say the least. Aside from saying they can see his potential and that he is really a smart and sweet kid, there was nothing positive said.  You can't know how disheartening it is to hear someone speak like that about your child. But at the same time, you know they're not trying to be mean, but they really have no idea how to help him.

November 23, 2016

{Disney Bound- What's in my Carry On}

I guess technically this isn't a carry on and it's more like a road trip bag. Since I'm not flying any time soon. But I thought it would be fun to do anyway :). I love watching these on youtube. But because I'm not a fan of being on camera, I'll just blog it.

November 22, 2016

{Owen's Parent/Teacher Meeting}

I can't believe this year is already half over. We only go to school until May and it's already almost December. Where did this year go? When I was little my grandma used to say that once a kid starts school, the years just fly by. I'm thinking she's right. I don't think there's a day that goes by anymore where I don't think where did the day go? it's more than a little insane to think that in six months (give or take) my youngest will be in fourth grade. He will move on to the intermediate school. This is the last year of him being a little boy. He won't be my baby anymore. I used to think Gaige getting older was going to kill me, nope. It's definately Owen.

November 21, 2016

{Disney Bound- Moms Park Bag!}

I have been going back and forth as to if I want to take a bag into the parks or not. And ultimately I think it'll be a good idea. Especially since I want to vlog and snap chat as much as I can. I'll need a place to keep my extra batteries, memory cards, and chargers. I'm not feeling the whole huge book bag thing though for myself. I might be able to talk D into taking one. Just so we have our ponchos and such in there. But I also might be able to fit them in my bag. We shall see when I actually buy them lol.

November 18, 2016

{I Think It's Time For Some Truth}

I don't even know where to start this right now. I guess we should start with the fact that, I haven't lost any weight since my initial seven pounds. None. Why? I'd like to say I don't know, but I know that's not true. I do know why and the blame is all on me.

November 16, 2016

{Disney Bound- The Struggle}

These kids are making me nuts! I am so glad I didn't tell them about our trip when we booked it in August. I'd have canceled it by now just so I didn't have to hear Are we going to Disney today? every single day. Which is exactly what Owen has been asking me since the day after we did our reveal. It's insane!

November 14, 2016

{Disney Bound- What's In My Makeup Bag?}

I am by no means a makeup expert, but I do know what I like and what works for me. So like I have with every other travel series, I thought I'd tell you what I'm taking with me in my makeup case this trip!

For starters, I'm packing everything I'm going to need in a roll up toiletries bag. I'm planning on taking this one that my grandma gave me. It had been hanging on her bedroom door for years, stocked and ready to be put in a bag or hung in the motorhome. I've taken it on most of our trips so far. But I also have this one that I kind of like because the compartments are detachable. I'll see how it all works out. Maybe I'll take both lol.

November 11, 2016

{My New Baby!}

Oh my goodness you guys! I just can't even express how excited I am right now! I feel like I'm always saying that lol. But for real, it's so amazing!

D had a sleep study to go to yesterday morning. He woke me up and told me he was leaving, I heard the door shut. I got up a few minutes later assuming he had left and was off to his appointment. Just as Owen and I were getting ready to leave the house, in walks D.

November 9, 2016

{Disney Bound- The Big Reveal!}

I have been waiting since we booked our trip to tell the kids we're going! It has been absolute hell trying to keep this damn secret! I hate keeping secrets like that. But today is the day! I finally got our Magic Bands in the mail! And just in time too, we're only three weeks from our Disney vacation.

I have scoured the internet (mainly pinterest) for a way to tell the kids. A creative way. I finally decided on wrapping them and having each kid take a turn unwrapping the package.

It came in this brown package, so it's not obvious that it's from Disney. In fact, it doesn't say Disney anywhere on it. I think that's a pretty awesome touch to be honest.

November 7, 2016

{Disney Bound- Packing List!}

I have waited so long to be able to write these posts! We're now just four weeks from our Disney trip and I can not wait! But now the real planning begins. I already posted about what we're taking as far as food. But when it comes to clothes, that gets a little harder. Mainly because the two older kids will want to pack their own bags. So that's stressful for me on its own. I like to know everyone has everything they're going to take. Which means packing my bag, Owens bag, and rechecking Dawn and Gaiges bags to make sure they have enough of everything they need. Which they most likely won't and I'll have to repack it. The struggles of being a mom going on vacation.

November 2, 2016

{Disney Bound- Food Edition}

Ah! We only have five more weeks until we hit the road bound for Disney! I am so excited and oddly enough have not been going out of my mind planning. I'm having a hard time getting it together when I can't tell the kids where we're going yet. I'm waiting for the Magic Bands to come in and they won't even be shipped until some time after the third. But I have managed to plan out some of what we'll be packing as far as food goes.

And let me tell you guys, it's no easy feat trying to come up with things that everyone is going to eat. I've been racking my brain and scouring Pinterest looking for ideas. I know what you're thinking Just pack a bunch of snacks, but that's not really the direction I want to go. We are going to attempt to stay out of the drive-thru's on trip as much as possible. So I need quite a few choices between three kids and D.