Love this beautiful smile!

Friday, May 2, 2014


Let me just say that I do realize that I grew up in this whole acronym generation where they abbreviate everything.

I understand it, or rather, I understood it.... WHEN WE HAD TO WRITE NOTES!!!!

So here's my thing with LOL... laughing out loud... it's not an open invitation to just add it to the end of every conversation. So, for example, when I get this text: "Yeah, we had to have the carpet cleaned because of it. lol", I get super annoyed. How is that funny?? How are you LAUGHING OUT LOUD about it? Or this, "Yeah, I can. lol"...... Oh my freaking gosh!!! Just tell me yes or no, it did not require an lol!!! I know you're not laughing about it! Ughhh...

I may be a borderline freak about that stupid acronym. For the most part, people my age don't use them anymore because we're not 17 and juvenile. But for those that do, PLEASE STOP. It's extremely annoying. Not everything requires lol. Not everything is a laughing matter.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Today I am NOT a Good Mom

How does a mother absolutely hate being a mother? Well, today I am understanding of it I suppose.

My daughter made me cry. No, not cry, bawl. I bawled like a baby.

How? Pretty simple. She is a toddler and she is pushing buttons. She was in the bath and I asked her to quit squealing because her uncle is sleeping. So she proceeded to squeal louder.

Now, when it comes to spanking I am not against it. But I don't think it's fair to just hit whenever she's bad. I also feel like spanking has happened a lot more since her dad got home because she has been REALLY bad. We're talking 3 going on 13 bad. This makes me feel super guilty because I know she has a lot of changes going on in her little life. Some of these emotions she's expressing are only natural to what she's going through. So in a sense, it's unfair, but it's also justified because she'll be with us and not her grandparents. Maybe it's not justified... I don't know.

So rather than feel guilty, after she didn't listen to me for the 5th or 6th time, I broke down crying and walked away. I didn't want to spank her. She is just a kid. However, I am at my breaking point. How and what do I do to make her respect me?

I hate that lovey dovey, stuff.... "honey, that hurt mom's feelings because...." and then you proceed to explain why you're upset. She doesn't listen to that. She mocks me when I "explain" why things hurt my feelings. And she only does the bad deed eight more times because she KNOWS it pisses me off. I really try not to react to her, but being pregnant, emotional, tired and at the moment, sick, I am just unable to not have some sort of emotion. I have tried my damnedest to be a patient mother, but lately I can't be.

So today I hate being a mother. Today I wish I could run away and not come back. Today I wish I wasn't bringing another baby into this world that I could potentially be frustrated with.

Tomorrow will be a different day. Tomorrow will be a different story. Tomorrow will be another change. I will love my family and be a better mother and do better by all of them.

But for today, I am not a good mom.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Probably going off the radar for a couple of months...

So, my life is chaos at the moment and to be frank, I'm in a really bad mood about it. We are buying a house and apparently, this house might as well not be mine because everybody else has taken over the renovation of it. I will get back on here once I get my chance to get settled into the house and make it the way I want. I may post pictures on Friday of the baby because we find out what it is! But other than that, I'm disappearing for a while because I have too much stress in my life.

Friday, January 31, 2014

New Year's Card Pictures

Our Christmas/New Years card was actually kind of thrown together. I wanted to get family pictures done, but our break went by so fast and I was sick for a week of it. Blah! So family pictures didn't happy.... But I threw it together anyway! Here's the pictures I chose for it!

Announcing our duo coming soon!
My lovely girl 
Our little peanut
My little love enjoying the cold day! Such a beautiful smile! 

Snowy days!

There has been so much snow this winter! My goodness! I am loving it, no doubt about it, but this beautiful white snow has made my stay here so much fun!

Post Christmas snow
 Tuesday's Snow
 Today's snow

I'm pretty sure this is the first time there's been this much in snow in 5 years. And it's so exciting! This state needs moisture so badly. Thank God for this much needed snow :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Life is too short...

Today is a very, very sad day.

My in laws are putting down their dog today after her fight with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). It's very debilitating in dogs and she's at the point where she can't even get up the stairs anymore. While we've known this was coming, it is still very sad to see. She is going to be missed!

Another reason today is so sad is because I found out that very wonderful friend of mine passed away. While he wasn't a best friend or something I kept in contact with daily, he was someone I would catch up with every once in a while and seriously one of the nicest people I knew.

Ryan was always such a happy person. I have known him the better part of two decades. We went to French, Sproul and Widefield together and I'm sure, once I get a house and can, he's signed every yearbook I own. When all the jerks at school were mean to me, he said hi. When I would go through a break up, he'd check to see if I was okay. I know he was this way with everybody, but he was truly such a wonderful person!! I know that although he is gone now, he will never be forgotten.

Rest well Ryan. My heart is so deeply saddened by your passing. You will be so very missed! Sending my love!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013


As I sit here in bed after ringing the new year a half hour ago, some things came to me that I thought I would share:

In 2013, many good things came to be and others bad. Nothing was perfect, but everything was mostly good. I found a new love for my husband and I started to really enjoy motherhood. I realized how much I appreciate my family, but also how much I took our space for granted. I decided that social networking sucks because of unwanted and rude comments. I learned that people get to me too much and that I will stick to my blog and instagram. I found that old friends are the best friends and that new ones can be a better shoulder to cry on that those I have known for years. I learned that my child and our friends children are some of the only ones I can actually tolerate while out in public. My friends children are so well behaved and Lilli is usually so good that it blows my mind that some people actually let their kids act like totally shit head sometimes. I learned to let some things go and to let other things change my decisions (like hairdressers.... long story). I have learned to cherish my husband more than I have in the past. I finally feel like we're in a really good place. And so many more things.
I learned a lot and I know that I will take things from 2013 and either change things or improve upon them. I am highly looking forward to this new year!

2013 in review:
- We moved out of the house we lived in for more than a year and it literally broke my heart. It was Lilli's first home (that she actually remembers that is) and I felt like it was my home too. That was a hard thing to do.
- That all happened because of Derek's deployment. The third one.... the hardest yet.
- Lilli suffered from illness after illness earlier this year. I think the move home contributed and the newness of a new bed and home. THAT was rough.
- I officially started my CBE, CLE training!!! YAY!!!
- I got into shape and ran my first 5K! HUGE accomplishment for me! On that note, too, I turned 25!
- Our very good friends got married and my cousin married her best friend this past summer. Such an honor to take part in their special days!
- My best friend had her second child and I was lucky enough to be present for it. It was a huge honor!
- My hubby celebrated his 26th birthday and officially sent him on his way to 30 (I get to gloat since he's teased me about being a baby for YEARS).
- My grandma had a stroke. While it was mild and she is home and recovering quite well, it was very scary and I am blessed that it wasn't worse and she is still around.
- I made a new friend. Julie has been so wonderful and fun!
- I watched 5 babies come into this world. All wonderful and perfect. It was the biggest blessing!
- On that note, I found the most wonderful mentor and I am forever grateful to her for allowing me to spend so much time learning from her. Candace is the best doula yet!
- After a very long and tedious deployment, Derek came home in October.  The joy and completeness I felt that my family was whole is always a feeling I cherish.
- I traded in my Jeep... the vehicle I was CONVINCED I would keep forever was replaced with a truck. While it was more of a need than a want, I still miss my Jeep from time to time.
- I spent 2 weeks in El Paso with my love. I also learned that I am beyond ready to move away from there.
- We got orders to Carson!!!! YAY!!!!! Well, kind of. I didn't want to be here, but in the long run, I think it will be nice to have babysitters, help and family to rely on.
- I came home from El Paso and got the worst chest cold ever.... pooey, but I'm glad it's over with.
- We got to spend Christmas with our families this year!
- And on that note, we also found out that we're expecting again in August of this year!! (Hence why that cold sucked so bad... because I couldn't take ANYTHING!)

So, 2014, I have high hopes that you'll bring us joys and excitement and that any letdowns are minor. I pray that we all have good health and that we bring a healthy baby into this world while raising a respectful, wonderful daughter before him or her. I also wish good health, prosperity and happiness to all my friends and family!