Monday, December 31, 2012


You're finally here. Please be kind to me and my family

The End of 2012

It's the end of 2012! This year went by pretty quick don't you think?

This year has had trials, new adventures, and a lot of learning experiences. There have been things that could make or break a relationship happen, learning experiences in my marriage, learning about myself, being pregnant, becoming a mommy, etc.

2012 was not my favorite year of my life, except for the fact that we had Seth. There have been many things about this year that I wish I wouldn't have had to go through, but each thing was a learning experience so no matter what heartache I went through I guess it was worth it for whatever I was able to take out of it.

Today my family will be spending the day with my Mom and Mike. We'll play games like Phase 10 (or only Phase 10), eat, talk, maybe watch something on TV, and just be together. I'm so glad that my Mom and Mike aren't just my parents, but they're my best friends as well. A lot of parents just can't accomplish that.

Anyways, I'm looking forward to 2013 and all that it has to bring. I pray that our family, church, and relationships will be blessed. That 2013 will be a happy year with many things to look forward to. That my family will become stronger spiritually, physically, and emotionally. That my family will be healthy and happy. I pray we can take each day one at a time and no matter what comes our way stay strong and pray through it.

Have a great day and a Happy New Year! Celebrate safely and watch out for all the idiots who refuse to celebrate safely.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I love my son and I'm glad we have him.
But when he wakes up at "unscheduled" hours  for a bottle and I haven't had enough sleep I must admit it tests every fiber of my patience and takes away some sanity.
I'm not a very nice person when I'm tired and so I get pretty mad when this happens. I know he's hungry and it's not his fault and that's what I have to keep reminding myself until I can once again curl back into a ball under my warm blankets and go back to sleep.
He rarely wakes up more than once during the night luckily. God sure knew what he was doing when he made Seth for this family!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cheesy Tots

Burgerking for a limited time only at participating locations had their Cheesy tots back!

I'm so excited and hopeful th that they'll keep them around this time...or should I say again?

I was so mad when they got rid of them. Every single time we went there we got them. We stopped going to burger king for a year or two because of it. We even sent in comments saying they needed to get them back...and now they have!

Burger king,
Be wise and keep the cheesy tots!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It's amazing how being a parent changes your life.
I used to pretty much live on Facebook rather on my phone or laptop. Now I'm hardly ever on Facebook, I don't even have a desire to be on there and when I do get on it's on my phone and all I do is scroll through my news feed. I don't check my notifications or messages hardly ever. Even now I'm blogging from my phone. 

I don't really have a reason to be on Facebook anymore... I'm actually tempted to just get rid of my facebook. Take all my pictures make sure they're on my laptop, delete everything off facebook, then cancel it. I'll continue to think about it, discuss it with my husband, and then decide what to do.

As for right now I believe I'm done blogging. Hope you have a great day!

Peek-a-boo Baby

I found out on Christmas day that Seth likes Peek-A-Boo!
I was playing it with him while he was in his bassinet and he was just laughing, it was so sweet.
I can't wait to see what other things he likes :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Rollin' Baby

Seth has finally decided to roll to one side! He rolled to his left side today all by himself! Now if he'll continue to do it and work on the other side as well :P

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Broken Relationship...

   What do you think of when you hear about a broken relationship? I'd guess like me you think of a relationship in your life that is broken; be it a boyfriend, spouse, parent, or a friend. It's sad. The very thought of a broken relationship can bring tears to your eyes if you truly care about this person. 

  Broken relationships are unfortunately a part of life. We all must have a relationship that gets broken for whatever reason. It hurts, some more than others. It's hard when the people that are supposed to love you the most don't love you as much as they should or just don't love you at all. 

 Why am I blogging about a broken relationship? Good question! The answer: Because I have a broken relationship in my life. A relationship that should be strong. No, I'm not talking about the relationship with my husband; he and I are fine. But there's another important relationship in my life (ok more than one, but one that bothers me more than the rest), a relationship that is broken in far to many homes in the world.

  I'm semi-sorry to say that I will not be telling you what relationship I am talking about. I will tell you it has to do with family (most of my broken relationships have to do with family)  and that it's not my mom; we also are doing fine. Lol. 

  I don't blame this family member (or the others) in full for the way things are. I know I've played my part. Although since all these family members were born before me it was their responsibility to build a strong bond between us from the very beginning, which they all failed to do; that didn't help us at all. 
  I don't think any of these certain people will read my blog, but that's not why I'm blogging about this. I'm blogging about this for me. 

  I need it to be know that these broken relationships hurt. They hurt me in more ways than I care to admit. They hurt all other relationships, how I feel about people, how I bond with others, etc. 

  I also need it to be known that I don't contact these people because every time I feel like things are getting better I end up getting hurt. 

  I will not put effort into a relationship that is going to continually hurt me. I will not live like that. I will not be tossed aside, disrespected, and forgotten until it is convenient for you. 

  I know that these people love me, but they love me in their own selfish way. Maybe that's the only way they know how to love.. after all I learned it from them. I can be very selfish I may love someone, but cannot or do not know how to show it because that was how I saw love from these people. Now I constantly have to remind myself not to be like them. 

  I don't know what else to say about it; I am hurt. 

I love poems. I couldn't find one that quite fit what I was trying to say. But I came across this poem and thought maybe it would help someone.

Cure For a Broken Heart 
by Wilma Watson

Does it feel like your heart is ripped in two
And your days seem O so blue?
Have you given all your heart
Only to see it torn apart?
Do you feel he or she does not care
As if you were never there?
Do you feel you can’t trust again
And left in continual pain?
Do you feel you must face tomorrow
All alone, with so much sorrow?
There is hope my friend for you today
Stop and listen, don’t walk away
There’s someone who loves you very much
It’s not a lie, you’ll see as such
About things you can’t change in any way
You can talk to God night or day
You can trust him for he really cares
He said, I’ll never leave you there
I came to heal your broken heart
And help you find a brand new start

Friday, December 14, 2012

Certainty of death, small chance of success...what are we waiting for?!

Sorry I love The Lord Of The Rings. Especially when Gimli, Master Dwarf says that haha!

That is all!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Easy Cheap Decor

I'd seen these on, I believe Pinterest and decided to make some of my own.

All you need is glue (I use a hot glue stick), the cardboard from a toilet paper roll or from paper towels,  and scissors.

Cut the cardboard in whatever size you want and try to make them all the same size. Glue them together.

Mine are maybe 1/2 an inch thick. I glued 5 of them together to form the middle and worked out from there.

It's super simple and cute. You can paint them or just leave them as they are.
Mine are being left as they are.

I haven't gotten super creative with this yet, but I'm sure you could come up with some really cool, cheap designs for in your home (outside of the one I'm showing you)

Again Seriously?!

Ok I love my son. And I'm actually happy I had a boy, but there's one downfall....

Almost every time I go to change his diaper he pees!
Now luckily he doesn't pee on me, but he does pee all over himself, which isn't good either.

Sometimes he gives me a fair warning that I need to hurry...
But then there's the other times with no warning and suddenly there's a stream flowing free! And this kid pees heavy and hard! Lol.

I'm sure it's a funny site when I'm trying to find something to cover him up with...

Oh well, I love him, messes and all!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Decor

I don't know about you, but I don't like to take down all of my normal all year decor. So instead I decided to use some of what I have out already. So I'm obviously talking about the middle, what I'll call a vase. 
I had some Christmas looking floral decor so I decided to put it in the vase, but seeming as the vase is clear you could see the stems. 
I couldn't seem to think of this oh-so-simple solution to cover the stems. Then my mom came over and said, "Why don't you put some tulle in it?" 
Duh! Why didn't I think of this?! 
So I added the tulle and viola it looks great and it was so simple! It added just an extra touch of Christmas to our living room/dining room ledges and I didn't have to buy anything because I already had it all here. That's my favorite!

I hope this can help give you some simple decorating inspiration for your home. 
Have a great day and a Merry Christmas! 

Tummy Time

Every time I give my son Tummy Time he falls asleep. He'll be awake and will just lay there staring at something until he falls asleep. No pushing himself up or kicking his legs, just lay there.

Tummy time is important. It's good for spinal development, it helps them build strength in there arms, neck, and legs.

How is my son supposed to get any of the strengthening benefits if all he does is fall asleep?! Lol.

I'm sure as he gets older he'll stay awake more and then move around more during Tummy Time. I just wish he would start doing it now. Oh well, I know he's smart and a great baby, that's what matters.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cookies From Scratch

I made my first homemade, from scratch cookies! I found a recipe online. It sounded good, so I tried it.

I wanted a simple and fast recipe and this was it. Sure maybe there are more simple recipes, but this is the one I found and I like this one.

It was a recipe for Chocolate Chips Cookies. I'd been wanting to make some cookies from scratch and figured I'd start with in my opinion the most loved cookies ever. I didn't have just regular Chocolate Chip Morsels so I used a bag of Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Morsels.

I think they turned out pretty good, but I did make a mistake when reading the recipe and put a little more of the Baking Soda and Salt, but it still turned out good. Next time I'll just have to pay a little more attention.

Even my husband said they were good! And trust me he won't lie about food to save your feelings. If you ask his opinion he'll give it.

Okay so here's the recipe, which I originally didn't intend on giving out just so I would have a recipe "of my own" when it comes to family members and friends, but since most of them don't read this I'll go ahead and post it.

You'll need two mixing bowls according to the recipe I got, but you could use one. But since I'm giving you the recipe the way I got it, two bowls. Cookie/Baking Sheet(s), Blender, etc.

Baking Soda
Brown Sugar
White Sugar
Vanilla Extract
Chocolate Morsels

Preheat your oven to 325

In one bowl sift 2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Put this bowl aside.

In the second bowl mix 3/4 cup unsalted butter (I used Original Country Crock butter), 1 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 cup fine white sugar (I used regular sugar). Beat on high speed until creamy texture.

To the same bowl add 1tbsp Vanilla Extract, 1 egg, and 1 egg yolk (I just used 2 eggs). Mix until finely mixed.

Mix in 2 cups of Chocolate Chip Morsels

Mix the two bowls together until it looks like cookie dough (Duh)

Take a tbsp of the mixture and place it on the Baking sheet being sure to leave room for the cookies to expand (They get a pretty good size)

Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown/golden

Let cool.

Finally A Theme

So as you've probably read, Seth's nursery has not had a theme. Well, I believe we've finally decided on a theme. I won't show pictures of the nursery until I have it "more finished".( I won't say finished because I don't believe a room is ever finished, you may have it a certain way, unchanging for a little while, but eventually you will change it. Anyways...)  Are you ready to hear what the theme is?!

Monkeys! Well, it's going to have more than just monkeys, but monkeys will be the main animal. It seems to be fitting for Seth. He has a ton of clothing with monkeys on them and monkeys are kind of the in thing it seem. Now I'm not big on doing the in thing. I like to be unique! But it should be easy to find things for his room. And to make it unique to us there's another "main" animal.

See! A monkey! Lol. 

Ready to hear this one?!

The other main animal will be elephants. Why elephants? Good question. The first stuffed animal that I let Seth sleep with and "carry around" was/is an elephant. He loves his elephant. So it's only fitting that it should be in his room.

Seth's Stuffed Elephant :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

2 Month Shots

On December 4th Seth got his 2 month old shots. 3 shots in the leg and an oral medicine. He wasn't to happy with either of them. They started with the oral medicine, he started crying, and he didn't stop crying until I was allowed to pick him up which was after all the shots.

He has to get the exact same shots at his 4 month appointment. I'm sure he'll still cry, but hopefully they won't cause him to be as fussy as he was after the first ones.

He was fussy the day of the shots and the next day, luckily on that 3rd day he woke up a happy baby! Those 2 days felt like a week! The fussing was driving me nuts! I understood why he was unhappy, but you can only take so much crying.

At least I know he won't remember any of this when he's older...

One Year Later

It's December! This year has flown by! My tree is up and decorated all pretty :) My cats have been playing with the tree and the ornaments... Wouldn't be Christmas time if they didn't.

Ok, now to what I really want to say.

Around this time last year my husband and I decided to try to have a baby. And about a week from now is when I supposedly became pregnant. I'm still not sure how the whole mathematics of pregnancy goes, I just got pregnant and had the baby, the Doc got to do the math.

Now I look and there's no trying to get pregnant, no big pregnant belly, just a precious baby boy that God blessed my husband and I with.

I learned a lot this year. About myself, about my husband, about being a pregnant woman, about feeling sick all the time!, how it feels to not be able to do something for myself, and about how to be a mommy. I still have a lot to learn in each of these, but I'm glad that I can say that I actually learned a lot this year. It wasn't a year wasted.