Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Husband

You know how when you see a cute couple getting married, 
sometimes the natural thought comes to mind 
that, wow he definitely married up, 
or yeah, he settled, or she could have done so much better. 

I'm pretty sure that I married up, and my husband settled. 
And I think that it is ok for me to admit that.
I married the most amazing man, 
and I am so lucky to call him mine!

Mama’s Losin’ It

This week, I chose:
Share something you’ve learned from your husband about parenting. What makes him good at what he does?

Pretty much, I could go on and on about what makes him good at what he does. 
He is such a hard worker, and it shows. 
He works long days, 
and usually comes home and does work around the house. 
He is always so happy and positive, 
he is a human playground for the kids, 
and doesn't get easily flustered or upset. 

One huge thing that my husband is always trying to teach me about parenting
is the concept of Patience. 
I guess I am a stubborn learner, 
because I can't seem to grasp the concept of that 
silly, but important word!
I'm the type of person that wants things done right when I say, 
not in "just a minute" or "later"
I mean NOW!

He is the most patient person I know. 
He will wait ten minutes for my  3 year old to put on his shoes, 
and within about 10 seconds I give up and put them on for him. 
He is also very patient when dealing with me and all my quirkyness,
and I have a whole lot more to learn from him. 

And I'm glad that I snagged him, 
and he was willing to settle for me
and all the craziness that is me!

Plus, he is incredibly handsome
and funny, and smart, and just all around awesome!

What makes your hubby so special? 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day at the pool!

I was so excited last week, 
One of my sweet friends called me up 
and asked if me and the kiddos wanted to go to the pool with her
I loaded all of our stuff up and headed to the pool to meet her. 
The kids had such a fun time with their friend, 
and I had fun spending time with mine!

 Of course it's almost impossible to get a 3 year old to look at the camera 
for any length of time. 

Miss Gweny and her itsy bitsy teeny weeny 
purple polka-dot 

Enjoying the sunshine!

The fun little "baby swings"
Miss Gwen loved it!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Why is it?

Why is it
 that a child's first word is always 

Don't get me wrong
I chose my husband for many reasons
one of them being the fact that I knew he would make 
an amazing father. 
He has always had this thing with kids,
they love him and he loves them right back. 
And we aren't in the mindset that a woman has responsibilites
such as cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the kids 
while the husband is the "breadwinner."

Because I work
part time. 
But I also do all the other things too. 

My hubbs works 
Alot more than I do, 
Usually 60+ hours a week. 
Sometimes there are days when we don't get to see him at all, 
because he leaves for work
before we wake up in the morning
and if it's a night he works his second job, 
then he gets home long before the kids go to sleep. 

But why is it that my babes first word is Da-da
I feed her, and bathe her.
I wake up with her in the night,
which lately has been for hours at a time!

It must be because they know what kind of a man they 
get to have as a daddy!
They know that he is so special,
 and works so hard for us. 
And they must know how much he misses them 
while he is gone working. 

And if this doesn't make your heart melt, 
then I don't know what does. 

I guess that it is a good thing, 
that "da-da" is the first word that comes out of those sweet mouths. 
He deserves it!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Park Mommies

In case you missed it, 
I am famous. 
Ok not really... 
But check me out here, along with a few of my friends. 

One of my friends asked us to be a "model" for a segment on Studio 5. 
We agreed, but almost regretted it! 
The trainer that had us do the workouts was awesome. 
She really knows her stuff and sure got our hearts pumping. 
I loved the idea that they had for this
"working out at the park while your kids play" 
How often do you go to the park and just sit on the bench in the shade reading a book
while the kids play? 
I am guilty and I'll be the first to admit that. 
Check out these awesome tips, 
and hopefully there aren't too many more 
"Park Mommies" 
sitting on benches anymore!

Do you have any other great workout tips? 
Or tips to help get loose weight? 
Or even just get more healthy in general? 

Please Share if you do!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

June's to do

Mama’s Losin’ It

I have found this awesome blog that gives a great idea each week to inspire us to write something.

 This week, the topic I chose is: 
What 10 things do you want to do in June?

 1. I would Love to take my kids swimming. They are both water babies and love being in the tub, so I'm sure being in the pool will bring squeals of delight. And I have the chance to get a little bit of sun on my skin, that always makes someone feel better. (don't worry I won't forget the sunscreen still!)

 2. Figure out what to do with my office space at my house. When we built it, we never painted the walls so they are "virgin" and in desperate need of a makeover! Ideas are welcomed and appreciated! 

 3. Hit the gym. I had my baby girl 8 months ago and I feel pretty good, but am in desperate need of losing the extra bulge that she so lovingly left me. Actually I kinda did this, check out this link to a trainer that totally kicked my butt, and a few of my darling friends as well! 

 4. Go on a date with my amazingly handsome husband! Anywhere will do, good food and a trip to the movies. Or even just movie night at home, something that isn't animated for a change. 

5. Clean the windows. I know that sounds lame, like super lame actually. Kinda the thought of it makes me want to curl up in a ball. But they are in desperate need, and I really love how much clearer everything looks when they are done. 

6. Read a good book. I am a lover of literature and am always looking for a good book to keep me up late at night. Any suggestions? 

7. Cook dinner. I am not a huge fan of cooking, but I really wish I was. I love delicious food and would feel great if I could say that I did it all on my own. I guess I need to check out Pinterest and find some more yummy recipies. Once more suggestions are accepted!

8. Drink more water, and not so much soda. 

9. Spend more time with my kids and less time worrying about what kind of tornado went through our house. The mess will still be there the next day, so I should enjoy my children while they still want to be snuggled by mom. 

10. Not to be grumpy in the morning. I know that is kinda silly, but I am not a morning person at all. And my family is completely opposite as me. Both of my kids, and the hubbs, wake up all smily and giggly and I glare at the sun streaming through the windows and try to pretend that I don't hear the baby gibbering away in her crib, or my 3 year old jumping on my bed begging for breakfast. 

This is my list of things I want to do in June. Actually it kind of became a list of my faults and things I need to work on, but I guess June is as good of a time as any to get started. 

What kind of things do you want to do this month? 


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping babies.
Aren't they so sweet when they sleep? 
Don't get me wrong, I love them awake
but nothing beats the sweet face of slumber. 
Especially after a hard day!

She doesn't fall asleep in my arms very often, 
or want to stay there if she does. 
This is always really nice when it happens!
And she was so tired that she spit her binki right out, 
that too is unusual.

And no, 
That is not just bedhead that you see. 
I was buzzing his head and he decided he was done with it. 
He wouldn't let me finish, 
so only the right half is done. 

I'm really hoping that if I tell him enough times that it looks bad
he will let me finish it tomorrow. 
If not, maybe there is going to be some bribing in order!



It's been awhile since I posted. I've been trying to get the hang of a few tricks in the blogging thing.
The whole making a "button" is killing me.
I can't seem to get it to look just right.
Any suggestions from anyone? I'm stumped!
And I'm losing all sorts of inspiration in the writing department!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Spiritual Thought Sunday

John 13:34
"A new commandement I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."

I love this scripture. 
I think that if more people lived the words of it, 
then this world would be a better place. 
We wouldn't have to worry so much about ourselves
or our children,
Because there would be love surrounding us all. 

This week I want to try and be more loving to those that I come across 
from day to day. 
From strangers I see on the street, to people I help at work. 
And especially show my family how much I truly love them. 

How will you try to be more loving?