Monday, December 31, 2012

Gymboree Addict

For over 3 years I avoided Gymboree like the plague.

I'd hear other moms gushing over their latest Gymboree finds and think to myself, suckers.

I could never figure out why people would spend $60 on an outfit for a kid.

Then one day over the summer I wandered into their fill-a-bag sale armed with a coupon.

I bought onesies for a friends new baby for $1.30 each!! I bought 5 shirts for Davis for $3.00 each and a pair of jeans for $5.


After that I was hooked.

You can't beat the quality of clothing for those kinds of prices.

Here is my recent haul, I didn't pay over $3.20 per item. There are 10 pairs of shorts and 10 shirts in this pile.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I Don't Get It

I just don't.

Monday, December 17, 2012

No Words

I have to words for the tragedy that occurred this past Friday morning.

The only words I can hear in my mind are those of my grandmother:

"Our world is sick and in this day and age I'd never bring a child into it"

She was right, our world is sick and having children growing up in is scary.

Scary as hell.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Just One More

Every Christmas it happens.

I'm positive I am done buying gifts.

Then I realize I am not.

I have a whole list of people I forgot about.

Le sigh.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Gym

When I was 22 years old, I woke up one day and realized that I'd eaten one too many tacos at Taco Bell at 3 a.m.

I was at my heaviest ever.

Around 155 lbs.

I decided to start hitting the gym and didn't stop for 8 years.

For 8 years I got up every day at 5:15 a.m. and would work out until 6:30 a.m. and then go to work.

Even pregnant.

But at around 28 weeks with Davis something happened and I could barely walk, get up from a sitting position or get up from laying down.

My workout days were suddenly over.

He was born.

He didn't sleep.

Life sucked.

I barely had enough energy to brush my teeth let alone go to the gym.

So for the past 4 years I've only worked out here and there.

My super shady ladies only gym finally shut their doors due to financial issues and I decided to join a brand new gym that just opened here.

And guess what.

I've been back at it and feel so great about myself.

I've really missed my regular gym visits.

Here's to hopefully looking more fit in 2013!!!!  Maybe I'll actually be a size 2 again :o)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Santa Santa Santa and I Need Music

Davis learned this lovely little ditty from none other than Spongebob Squarepants, my favorite show :insert eyeroll::
Really, I hate Spongebob and rarely let Davis watch it but he caught the Spongebob Christmas episode one day and loved it so I DVR'd it and he has been singing this ever since.
I took this the same night, the kid likes to dance but I guess mom was missing something...



Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mom on Strike

Have you ever felt like going on strike?

Stop cleaning.

Stop doing laundry.

Stop cooking.

Stop picking up.

I don't know if everyone is in the same situation I am in but I literally do it all in this household with zero and I mean zero help from my husband.

I feel extremely unappreciated.

I think he just thinks the house cleans itself and the laundry magically appears back in dresser drawers clean.

Does he realize I spend 3 hours every day after work keeping the household maintained??

And that I bust my ass every morning to get myself and a very strong willed 3 year old out the door??

The answer is no, he doesn't.

So next week I'm not doing shit around here.

I hope he enjoys filth.

Because I've had it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I'm Winning

I feel like I'm on repeat constantly.

The only words that come out of my mouth are:

Davis, NO!!

Davis, STOP IT!!





Davis does not listen to me, ever.

He is very, very strong willed and when he has something in his mind he wants to do, he is doing it.

No matter what.

Many days I just want to give up the fight.

Sit in a corner.

Waive my white flag.

But then I think of kids whose parents did give up the fight, they let their strong willed child win.

I won't be that parent.

I'm winning this battle no matter what.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

My Thanksgiving in Pictures

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!!

Hope you enjoy this day of thanks!!

I don't like turkey but I'll be consuming my fair share of stuffing, potatoes, desserts and vodka tonics...


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dear Neighbors

Is it necessary that you display no less than 20 blow up Christmas themed lawn ornaments?


Monday, November 19, 2012


I've been really neglecting my blog lately.

I'm going to make a point to blog at least 2 times a week, I promise.

For now I leave you with some random updates.

1. Christmas is approaching fast, as much as I love the holidays, I also cannot wait for them to be over.  Is that wrong?

2. I got my hair trimmed yesterday, I've decided to grow it out, I did ask her for a little swoopy bang and I'm kind of loving it.  Despite the warning from my retired hair stylist mother that I'd hate it....gotta love moms.

3. I bought this AMAZING coat from Land's End.  I've been eyeing it since I first saw it in their catalog back in August, but I was not paying full price for it.  It finally went on sale and I had a 30% off coupon code.  I got it in yellow and I had two compliments on it at work yesterday!!

4. I seriously love my job.  Going back to work (part time) was the best thing I could have done for myself.  As crazy as this sounds, it has really boosted my self esteem and I just feel good about going to work every day and doing something other than pick up toys all day.  Most of my IRL friends know where I work and while I don't want to disclose on my blog my exact place of employment I'll just say that I work for nuns, I love them, they are awesome and my big news is that I've been asked to work for a different order of nuns in this area a few hours each week as well.  I'm super excited, I guess that means I'm liked, right?? 

5. I'm loving all of the songs Davis is learning at preschool. It is beyond adorable when we are driving and he busts out singing "This Little Light of Mine". 

6. I'm really leaning towards not putting Davis in our public school system when it is time to enroll him for Kindergarten.  I know it is still 2 years away, but they start enrolling for the private schools in January so I'll have to decide by January 2014 what we are doing. Not that I don't think public schools are great, they are, especially ours but I'm just not feeling it for him. I guess we will see how this plays out over the next year.

7. Speaking of school, his preschool starts enrolling for the next school year in January.  Existing students get first dibs and he will of course be attending the fabulous Montessori school again next year.  I'll be bumping him up to 4 days a week instead of our current 2 days a week. 

8. My sister has met a fabulous guy and I'm secretly hoping they get engaged so I can plan a wedding!!!  Squeeeeeee!!!!! 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

iPhone Photo Dump

Excuse the amount of photos.

Kid Obsessions

For some reason I thought we'd NOT have a Star Wars obsessed kid.

I was dead wrong.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

BOGO Starbucks!!!

November 16-18, Starbucks is offering BOGO Holiday drinks from 2-5 p.m.

I naturally had to pick up two peppermint mochas made with decaf and nonfat milk yesterday.

I enjoyed one immediately and stuck the other in the fridge for this morning to warm up in the microwave.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

So Your Guy Didn't Win

I am disheartened by the comments I am seeing on FB right now in regards to the outcome of yesterday's election.

It truly makes my heart sad that adults can behave in this manner.

What I have seen isn't lighthearted banter.

It is pure hatred.

And it disgusts me.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Where's the Truck?

The one that hit me.

I am beat.



What a week.

I haven't slept well all week so I am extra tired.

On Monday I noticed some faint symptoms I thought might be a UTI but in busy mom, put yourself on the back burner fashion I ignored it.

Last night I knew.

I couldn't put it off anymore.

Off to urgent care I went at 8:15 p.m.

I indeed have a UTI.

After waiting forever at Urgent Care (which is going to be a blog post all it's own) and picking up my drugs at the only (ghetto fabulous) 24 hour pharmacy I finally arrived home at 10:45 p.m.

Since I had been out in the cold I was wide awake.

I am positive I slept 1 hour last night.

Therefore, I feel like a truck hit me.

Thank god it's Friday.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Making My List and Checking it Twice

Out of complete boredom last night after trick or treat was done I decided to go to my favorite store, and make Davis' Christmas list.

I added about 50 things to it.

Don't worry, he isn't getting every single item.

I just went through and picked things I knew he'd like and then narrowed it down from there.

I chose about 15 that Jeff and I will get him and added it all to my shopping cart.

Yep, that is right, I'm doing all of my Christmas shopping for Davis through this year.

Why you ask?

I don't have to fight the crazies on Black Friday. The sales just aren't worth it to me anymore.  We used to do the Black Friday thing but are over it in our older years.

I won't have to step foot in a store and we all know what the mall area in T-Town is like from Thanksgiving until after Christmas, a total disaster is what it is.

I have a Prime membership, hello free shipping and two-day delivery.

And NO SALES TAX!!!!!!!!

I love!!!!

Once I order everything I want to get for him from us, I'll forward his wish list onto his grandparents and favorite Auntie Jodi so they too can enjoy the freedom of shopping on

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy 5th Anniversary!!

Almost a month later.....

I've been so busy I totally missed writing a blog post for our 5th Anniversary!

October 6, 2007 - 86 degrees

October 6, 2012 - 51 degrees

Did I mention the temperature on our wedding day beat a record from like the 1800s???  It felt more like Southern Florida on our wedding day than it did Northern Ohio. 

Everyone still talks about it.

I guess that makes my wedding unforgettable.

There's a lot of sweat going on in this picture!
The Thursday before our anniversary my mom had Davis at her house and I'm not really sure why, but she did.  Jeff and I decided to not cook dinner and go out for something quick.
We chose Amy's Pizza, we hadn't been there in a year and if you are from T-Town and never had it, you are missing out.
After we left Amy's Pizza, Jeff pulled out of the parking lot and went right instead of left.  I was confused.  Maybe he needed gas in his car I thought.
I was also yacking away on the phone and not paying much attention.
Until he pulled into the CASTLE!!!
He surprised me with a trip to our jeweler and gave me the choice of adding a second wedding band to my set or an upgrade to the center stone.
We had always planned on adding a second wedding band to my set for our 5 year anniversary but with the price of gold being super high my wedding band has tripled in price over the past 5 years.
That meant upgrading my diamond would cost the same as adding a second band.
Of course the jewelry girl that works there and I went to high school with said, "Jill do you want to add width to your set with another band or get a bigger diamond"
It took all of 2 seconds for me to decide on a bigger center diamond.
I loved looking at all of the loose stones.  What fun!!  I could do it all day!
I only had her pull diamonds in our budget and that were the same quality as my original stone as far as cut, clarity and color were concerned.
She did pull one that was lesser quality because she was honestly intrigued by it.  It was a BIG stone and super cheap.  She said she had never looked at it before.
She pulled it out and said, ick, now I know why this is so cheap.
It was almost 1.5 carats, internally flawed and super yellow in color.
It was so yellow and horrible and flawed that you didn't even need to put it under a microscope to see the flaws in it.
I laughed because so many people get stuck on size and would have taken that big diamond in a heartbeat because it was big and cheap.
I narrowed it down to 2 diamonds and after looking at them under a microscope and in generic settings they have, I made my decision.
But not after having them pull out a diamond my current size and sticking that in a generic setting too. (it was hard to gauge size with my old diamond in the setting I have)
If I'm going to go up in size, I wanted a noticeable difference and noticeable it was!!
Our jewler is amazing, they do all of their work in house and I had my new, bigger diamond set in my ring by the following day at noon.
I love my new diamond!!!!
What a great suprise from my husband!!!!!
You can't go wrong with more bling, right?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Friday!! Randoms

1. October is almost over. What??

2. Davis did really well after surgery. I expected a disaster like when he had his tonsils out at 2. Not the case. Thank god!!

3. The last 2 days it has been nearly 80 degrees. Gotta love Ohio.

4. I had a dream last night that I got hair extensions!!!??? Weird.

5. I am saving up for Botox. I found a big wrinkle on my forehead and it is driving me insane.

6. I have been really tired all week. I need a nap already and I just woke up.

7. A hurricane is headed to NY. Yikes!!

8. Retin-A is my BFF and has been for years. I have been without it for 3 weeks because health insurance can be jackasses and every 6 months they require my derm to fill out a form stating why someone over 30 needs acne meds because you know people over 30 don't get acne. Ha! My skin was looking rough and I'm telling you after 2 days of use it is near perfect. I hope my derm never takes it away.

9. I am soooooo sick of the upcoming election BS being plastered all over FB. It is ridiculous. Get your heads out of your asses people and vote for Big Bird :-)

10. And I end my random post with a picture of my little bird. Excuse the blur but he was attempting to fly...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Song Share

I've not had much time to blog lately so I thought I'd share a few songs with all of you.

First is Grey Street by DMB.

I love this song for so many reasons.

The main being everyone feels like the words of this song at some point in their lives.

Next is this cover of Won't Back Down by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

I love Tom Petty, ever since I bought the Traveling Wilburys TAPE back in the late 80s.

I heard this cover version of Won't Back Down by Benjamin Francis Leftwich on Grey's Anatomy last week and it literally stopped me dead in my tracks.

(I apologize for not embeding the You Tube videos, but it wouldn't let me, WTF blogger??)

Friday, October 19, 2012

3 surgeries in 3 years

Davis is having his 3rd surgery in 3 years today.

Please say a prayer for him.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Out of Place


Left out.

Out of place.

Is how I felt today.

Monday, October 1, 2012


6 a.m.


A cup of coffee.

The news.

My personal feeling of peace.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Updates and Randoms

1. We visited the Cleveland Clinic last week and feel much better about my husbands MS diagnosis.  His lumbar puncture does show a positive for MS, but he doesn't have any lesions on his brain and he has one on his spine.  He did have an open MRI here in Toledo which are very low resolution so it may not have picked up on the lesions if there are any there.  At this point the MS specialist we saw does not have enough criteria to say he has MS, which is good.  She is calling him "at risk for MS" or "mild MS".  In November we go back so he can have an MRI on their machine which is way better than any MRI machine you can find in Toledo.  She said now, don't be surprised if you get this scan and it shows lesions, she didn't think it would but she said it is a possibility.  Our plan of attack is that Jeff has to quit smoking, there is no question about this, smoking is the #1 accelerant for MS, he needs to eat a lower fat diet and get some exercise.  She also gave him some choices for MS drugs, all injectibles and said he can make a decision at the next appointment.  The drugs are a preventative measure, to help stop the MS from progressing.  I know this all sounds very confusing.  Does he have MS or not??  Basically he has an MS lesion on his spine, he has had what appeared to be an MS episode, his spinal fluid tested positive for MS, so why not a 100% positive MS diagnosis, right?  I'm not a doctor so I don't quite understand, but the lack of lesions on the brain was the big thing for her at this point.  He will also be tested for a few other things that mimic MS.

2. We signed up for swimming and I already dropped out.  I went once.  I feel like a failure of a mom for this, but I basically get 1 day off during the week (Wednesday) and Davis has been sleeping in on Saturdays, like till 9:30 or later since he has to get up at 7 a.m. every other day and I just don't have the heart to drag him out of bed to go swimming. 

3. I've managed to cut our grocery bill down from $600-$800 a month (yikes, I know, for 3 people) down to $400 a month.  You ask how?  Well, I'll tell you and no we are not eating junk, at all.  I've started meal planning.  I mostly started meal planning because I went back to work and didn't want to be scrambling to make dinner every night and then ending up in a fast food restaurant.  I have discovered if you plan what your going to make, you spend less money.  Amazing how that works.  Planning, who'd of thunk it.  Every Saturday I go through my recipes and decide what we are eating for the week.  Then I actually go through my cupboards, freezer and fridge and determine what we already have for those meals.  Hmmmm, interesting, actually seeing what you already have before buying it twice.  I had 4 boxes of spaghetti noodles people!!!  Then I make my grocery list.  I buy my basics and Aldi, the stuff that really doesn't matter if it is brand name or not, cereal, milk, yogurt, oatmeal, etc...  I buy my meat at our locally owned grocery store and I go on the day of the week that they mark it down.  I buy it up and freeze it. Heck, I even buy donuts there reduced and freeze them.  Talk about frugal! My husband is pretty shocked at my new attitude towards making dinner every night and saving money.  My motive, getting my husband healthy and moving into a new house....

4. Last night we went to Costco and ate dinner there.  I was cracking up.  Friday night, shopping in bulk, eating dinner in the food court.  It cost us $10 for 3 people for dinner there and the Costco food court is awesome.  If you've never eaten there, you must.  Jeff had a chicken bake, I had the turkey panini and Davis had a slice of cheese pizza. 

5. I am loving my choice of preschool for Davis.  I had originally picked a different preschool but halfway through the summer I was having second thoughts about it for Davis.  I was feeling like it wasn't going to be a good fit for him for many reasons.  We did some summer camps at a Montessori preschool and I fell in love.  The teachers were great, the Montessori setting is amazing and perfect for a kid like Davis.  I feel so good dropping him off there every day and I feel like he is doing more than just coloring pictures and playing all day.  Not that coloring pictures isn't good for preschoolers but I feel like some preschools can be borderline daycares and I didn't want that for Davis.  I want him to learn and be independent and make choices for himself and that is what Montessori is all about.  He is so excited about school and that makes my heart happy.

6. I'm trying to decide what Davis should be for Halloween.  I know what you are thinking, let him decide.  Well, Davis isn't that kind of kid.  It is part of his personality and we will be deciding for him and will pray he will actually wear it.  Don't be surprised if you see pictures of him and he is wearing PJs though.  Davis marches to the beat of his own drum, that is for sure.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I Never Thought

I never thought I'd love working as much as I do.

As odd as this sounds I feel going back to work has made me a better mom, wife and person.

For 16 hours a week I'm not MOM.

I'm Jill, Administrative Assistant.

I'm happier.

I'm more organized.

I feel like I have more purpose in life.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I live in Northern Ohio.

When we are coming out of Winter and the weather hits the low 60s people think it is summer. They bust out the shorts and flip flops.

I find humor in the fact that now that we are coming out of Summer and it is in the mid 60s people around here think it is Winter. Boots, sweaters, coats, etc....

I get people are just ready for a change of season and change of wardrobe but I can still poke fun at it.

See you in March, the first day it hits 60 I'll be in my flip flops and shorts.

Wish Us Luck

We are headed to the Cleveland Clinic today to see an MS specialist for a second opinion.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Waking Up

I have been waking up dazed and confused.

I woke up Saturday and thought it was Wednesday.

I woke up today and thought it was Tuesday.

Then it takes me several minutes to figure out what day it truly is.

Why Can't I Be Like That?

I read a lot of blogs and know a lot of moms in real life that are oh so creative and crafty.

They do artwork, crafts and bake with their kids.

They see things on Pinterest for their house and actually make it rather than do what I do, which is to run to the nearest TJMaxx and find the closest thing.

They make their own Halloween costumes.

The list is endless of the amazing things that I see other moms doing.

I wish I was like them.

I wish I could be more crafty and creative.

I wish I could make things to hang on my walls, perhaps a nice wreath for my door.

But it just isn't me.

I don't like crafts.

I don't like art.

I just don't.

Does that make me a bad mom?

Sometimes I feel like a huge failure of a mom for never doing any of these things.

I see these blogs and think, shit, why can't I be more Pinteresting.

But in the end it doesn't really matter what other moms do.  All that matters is that I'm doing what I like, even if that means spending $24.99 on a wreath at a store that I could have easily made per Pinterest...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I Like Em' Extra Sloppy

This is the BEST sloppy joe recipe ever. My family has made it for years.

3 lbs ground beef, browned and drained
1 bottle chili sauce (12 oz)
2 cans chicken gumbo soup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 TB apple cider vinegar
2 TB Worcestershire sauce

Brown and drain ground beef then combine with all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on low for 2 hours.

I like to serve these on a bun with a slice of cheese.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Inquiring Minds: One and Done

My friend directed me to a blog recently where the blogger discussed being "One and Done"

If you don't know what that means, it means, having an only child.

I find it funny that the moment you get married people start asking you when you are having kids.

As if marriage = kids.

I find it even more humorous that once you have your first kid people then start asking where #2 is and so on.

When I tell people we are only having one kid I get a lot of mixed reactions and almost all of them are negative.

Here are just a few:

"Only kids are weird"

I know plenty of only children who are NOT weird, here are a few famous folks who are only children: Charles Lindbergh, Betty White, Alicia Keys, Brooke Shields, Charlize Theron, Chelsea Clinton, Condoleeza Rice, Oprah Winfrey, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Karem Abdul-Jabbar, LeAnn Rimes, Laura Bush, Nancy Reagan, Walter Cronkite...Just to name a few.  Full list here.

"Don't you want your son to have a built in friend"

I don't think reproducing just to have a built in friend for my child is an amazing reason to have #2, at all.  I know plenty of siblings who despise each other and are NOT good friends.  Not saying that kids don't grow up being friends, but just because you have more than one kid doesn't automatically mean they will like each other or be BFFs.

"Davis wants a baby brother or sister"

Last time I checked Davis just wanted to play Angry Birds Space.

"He is going to be a spoiled brat"

I know a lot of kids who are spoiled brats and have multiple siblings.  Being a spoiled brat has nothing to do with being an only child.

My husband and I have many, many reasons for not jumping to have a second child.  Here are just a few, starting with the most important:

1. Davis DID NOT sleep until he was over 2 years old.  And I don't mean he just woke up for a few minutes here and there.  I mean, full on, up all night from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m.  He just didn't sleep, ever.  Can you imagine going over 2 years with almost no sleep?  For those of you think think, oh, she is being a whiner, then you can suck it. This is no joke, my son didn't sleep at all. I felt like I lived in the twilight zone for over 2 years.  It was very difficult and I'd never wish it on anyone. I don't think I could live that again.

2. We'd like to provide Davis with opportunities we didn't have.  My husband grew up very poor and he hated strugging to have things like food, clothes, etc...  He doesn't want that for Davis.  Not that we struggle at all, but we'd like to do some things for Davis that we probably couldn't do if we had 2 kids. For example, we'd like to possibly send Davis to a private school and we are saving so we can have enough money to pay for his college education.  If we had more than one kid those things would be more difficult.

3. My husband was diagnosed with MS, that is self explanitory.

4. I personally am enjoying life with one child. Call it selfish, but we are in a good place, things are easy and I'm having fun.  I am at a point now where I see my friends with their babies and think, they are cute but there is no way.  That is how I know I'm done.

I often wonder when people will stop asking me when we are having another child.  When Davis is 20 perhaps?


Are all men helpless?

Or just mine?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


1. Fall is in the air!!!  I'm looking forward to pumpkin patches and Halloween!

2. Davis loves his preschool and so do I.  I'm so happy I made a last minute switch to a different preschool.  Many reasons factored into why I changed and it was a good decision all around.

3. My husband was diagnosed with MS in August.  There, I said it on my blog.  Yes, that is MS as in Multiple Sclerosis.  I think it has finally sunk in, we are going to the Cleveland Clinic for a second opinion from an MS specialist in a few weeks.  Pray.

3. My husband is trying really hard to get healthy.  See above.  I am really proud of him.  He is tracking calories like a madman and trying to change all of his bad habits.

4. I'm loving my job.  It is like a 4 hour vacation every day, except Wednesday.

5. Which brings me to this.  I feel like on my day off I need to cram a weeks worth of fun into one day, you know, playdates, shopping, house organization, etc...  Somethings gotta give. 

6. I gave up caffeineted coffee a few months ago, I switched to decaf.  Whoa!

7. I'm obessed with Sofia Blanc de Blancs mini cans of sparkling wine. Available at Target for $14.99

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Life is crazy lately.

I feel like I don't have time to breathe, let alone blog.

Once things settle down I hope to be back to blogging.

A few updates:

1. I started my job, I love it.

2. Davis started preschool, he loves it.

3. I turned 34!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012


I started my job last week.

It is only 16 hours a week.

But I am exhausted.

I suppose because I am not used to getting up early.

Davis has also decided to revert back to his old sleeping habits or should I say old not sleeping habits.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Big Day!!!!

Tomorrow is the big day.

It is so weird to picture myself going to a real job tomorrow.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Five Random Facts Friday

1. I have been seeing a dermatologist for 20 years.  I have terrible acne if I don't keep it under control with prescription drugs.

2. I used to workout every single morning at 5:30 a.m.  In my drinking days I'd even drag my ass out of bed still half drunk to workout.  Needless to say I was in excellent shape, I wish I had that body back.  Funny, I thought my 112 lb. self was still fat...

3. I love old school 80s rap.

4. I get my eyelashes tinted every 2 months.  I have super long, thick eyelashes, but they are not as dark as I like and I hate mascara. Eyelash tinting is the way to go girls.

5. The wedding dress I bought was the "ugly" dress.  I walked into the local bridal salon (which has since closed, sniff, sniff) and saw it on the rack. I thought to myself, whoa, that is the ugliest dress ever.  Ick.  The owner of the shop told me to pick out some dresses I liked and we put them in the fitting room.  Then she said she wanted to pick out a few she thought would be great on me.  She walked in with the "ugly" dress.  I told her I wouldn't try it on.  She and my mom convinced me, it was the last one and I fell in love.  After shopping at a few other stores I couldn't get the "ugly" dress off my mind so I went back and bought it a week later.  It cost way more than I wanted to spend (like triple), but it was the dress.  It was worth every single penny.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Job Nerves

I've been a SAHM for going on almost 4 years.

That is a long time of no schedule.

Hanging out in my PJs until whenever I want.

No routine.

Nowhere to be by a certain time.

I start my job Monday and am freaking out.

I'm going to have to be there by 8:30 a.m. every day.

Which means I'm going to have to get up early.

Shower, do my hair, makeup and dress like a normal person.

I'm going to have to get Davis up too and he is used to sleeping until he wakes up which is usually around 8 a.m. or so.

We are going to need to leave the house by 8 a.m. so I can drop him off at my moms first and then when preschool starts, take him there.

How is this going to work??

Am I making the wrong decision??

Any tips on how to make mornings go smoothly??

Maybe I'm just freaking out for no reason.

Wordless Wednesday: Blast from the Past Edition

Davis @ 15 months

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Funnies: Oh Davis

Last night after his bath Davis looked at me all serious, grabbed his penis and said:

"Look mom, my balls are hanging down"

I just shook my head.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

You Never Know

You never know what tomorrow will bring.

Suddenly material things don't matter anymore.

One bit of information can change life as you know it.

Bringing things into perspective.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Baby

August 2009

August 2012

I have a tear in my eye when I see picture comparisons like these.

Davis is still my baby.

And always will be.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012