Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Can you believe I have a 20 month old baby? Time is flying by...how do you capture it all. Perhaps that is why people continue to have multiple children.

Being a mom is difficult, whether you are an at home mom or a working mom. Since I have never experience staying home I cannot speak to that so I will speak to what I know...being a working mom. It is not all bad. There are certain things we can do and experience because I work and there are things that I am envious about stay-at-home moms.

The positives:
1. I enjoy EVERY minute I have with my girl, they are precious so I never take it for granted.
2. I have an identity.
3. We do more in a weekend than my stay-at-home mom friends do in a month. (this is a generalization...not a fact. Most of my friends are amazing moms and make Martha Stuart look lazy. :) )
4. We have a schedule and routine and it rarely fails.
5. We have additional resources to do fun activities.
6. I love taking a day off just to see her.
7. I have adult conversations.
8. She is independent and can figure things out on her own.
9. She has friends at school to discover sharing.
10. This is the way it is and we make do with what we have.

The downside:
1. I rarely take time for myself, hence, the extra lbs.
2. I miss some special moments.
3. Coordinating my life can be complicated.
4. Date nights are rare because why would you want to go out without her.
5. My friends expect to see me and her.
6. Some of my precious memories are not recorded.
7. She has to wake up on days when she would rather sleep in.
8. Cuddling is a rare occasion.
9. I have to shower and get dressed every day.
10. There are days I don't want to work and just be home.

In other news, B turned 20 months on July 14...................and................she took her first steps! You cannot believe how excited I am about this news! She is making progress everyday.

Loves and hugs--We should have a walker soon!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Earth day has come and gone and I had zero tips for everyone! Complete and utter-disappointment. We had the flu bug all weekend. It was horrible. What do you do when you are both sick and your baby is feeling fine? Shift-poor shifts but shifts all the same. We made it through but there were moments that I wasn't sure any of us would survive.

So instead of telling you new ideas to go green. I will update  you on a few projects we are focusing on this year.
#1-Give away ALL strawberry starts so I do not have to throw them out. (If you live in Utah and want some...you should know how to find me...facebook).
#2-Plant a community garden AT MY HOUSE! We are taking our side yard and turning it into a neighborhood garden.
         You know the infamous "They"well, They say, if we all planted food where we had grass there              wouldn't be a food shortage. With that new information (whether it is reliable or not) inspired me to take 900 square feet of my side yard and turn it into a public garden. I am so excited because it will turn my private garden into a strictly salsa/pea garden.
#3-There is no plan but I do want a project where I can reclaim (trash) and create something unique. More to come once I figure it out.

Loves and hugs-If you live in O-Town area and need some veggies. I AM YOUR GAL!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013



My sweet, sweet girl is 16 (ish) months! I love her SO much! She makes me smile and laugh and cry every day! A few things you should know about her…She has a mind of her own. She will do things on her timeline i.e. walking. She can eat as much as an adult and still falls in the -5% for weight. Yes, that is a negative sign. AND She is a chatter box!

I was thinking about all the words she says and I have started to forget all of them so I thought I should document them now before it doubles in size again.

1-Mama 2-Dada 3-Chica 4-Go Away 5-Gone 6-Done 7-Up 8-Down 9-Whoa 10-Oh No 11-No 12-Shoe 13-Duck 14-Hot 15-What’s that 16-Where 17-She 18-Is

She has started forming sentences like, Go away Chica. Where is Chica. Chica no. Clearly her favorite word is Chica. She even wakes up in the morning and her first word is Chica. She can sign hungry and more. Again, she isn’t really interested in signing so she hasn’t used it as much.

If you read between the lines, Brek is NOT walking at this time. She REFUSES! However, yesterday we did have her finally stand independently twice for a couple of seconds! Progress! My mom said she didn’t walk until 20 months so I am trying to be patient but it is frustrating to see younger children walking and my daughter is slow to go. The doc said everything is fine so I shouldn’t worry. So I try. We are going to Cancun in a few weeks and I would LOVE for her to be walking by then. It would be so cute to watch her on the beach.

Loves and Hugs--It's good to be back.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

In Living Color

Reflecting on the past year, I realized I was living in black and white. This year we are going to live in color! I do not know what that means yet...as soon as I figure it out you will be the first to know.

In short: vacations, dates, time at the beach, kisses and hugs, experience many firsts with my sweet girl.

Loves and hugs-I cannot wait to hear your plans this year.