Friday, January 27, 2012

I Survived

I did it. I survived my first week back at work. It was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be. I think because this is my second time around. Geez, I remember I was a big fat mess when I had leave Ava. But then again, I had to wake her and bring her to the babysitter's house and I was so nervous she would cry the entire day while I was at work. This time I was calmer knowing they would be home with their Mimi. Work gave me no mercy either. But it was a blessing because it made the day go by fast.

Now it's Friday and time to enjoy my weekend with my babies!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Returning to the Real World

Seriously, who decided 6 wks maternity leave was plenty?

Mentally I have been trying to block the idea of me having to return to the real world. I'd much rather fill my thoughts with my two precious babies, but after setting my alarm clock tonight to be getting up in a few hours, it really sets in.

I have enjoyed being home with Ava especially because she is really active and she's learning so many new things. Lately she's been talking and putting more and more things together. I love her kisses she gives me when I'm not even asking for them. I love taking naps with her and watching her sleep. I love how she whispers "gentle" as she strokes Lily's cheek. She snuggles with me in the morning on the couch. That's what I hate most about going back to work.

Hopefully the day will go by fast and then I can run home to my babies!

Happy Lunar New Year!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Inspire Me - Jersey Infinity Scarf

I followed through with a Pinterest project tonight! Yay me! I came across this DIY jersey infinity scarf and it looked too easy not to try and for only $5 :)

My version:

It took me all of 15 minutes to make and I love it. I can't wait to wear it out :)

Here's the tutorial.

Friday, January 20, 2012


Ever since coming across pinterest while catching up on my favorite blogs, I literally have not gone a day without getting on it. For those who don't know what pinterest is, where have you been? Check it out! I've brought many to the dark side already and the addiction just keeps spreading. My mind is swirling around out of control with potential projects. My only problem with this is that I NEVER have any time to follow through with any of my plans. And let's face it while pregnant, I was not the most stylish especially toward the end. I just threw on what was most comfortable and what could fit. I didn't want to spend too much since I can't justify spending so much money just to wear clothes for only short period of time. But I'm hoping to help me feel better about returning to work (sad face), I'll start putting more effort with outfits.

I'm kind of obsessed with one particular blogger and her style. If you follow me on pinterest you'll know who I am talking about, Kendi Everyday. These are just some of the outfits I love:

Cute cute cute huh?

My other projects that are in the works for Valentines day include:

Tea bags and book mark for Patty.

Ava and Lily helped me with a pinterest project last night. I just need to frame it now :)

It turned out great :)

Pinterest is a healthy addiction I think. Well, that's what I am telling myself. It cures boredom, it provides easy and inexpensive projects, I love the recipes, and it gets me through my late night feedings with Lily.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

MLK Weekend Wrap Up

Noah's sister Sarah and her girls came down thursday to meet the baby and visit with Ava. We did what we do best, eat, most of the time. Ava really enjoyed the girls. They left yesterday and today felt very quiet. I hate the day after our guests leave. Hopefully we will see them in a couple of months for Ava's birthday.

It was cloudy today, very fitting for how we felt. I received some very sad news that a friend we got to know and love passed away this morning after battling cancer. This could not have happened to a more undeserving family. Erin and Jeff were Noah's mom's neighbors. They were a young newly married couple when we first met them and just the two sweetest people. We connected very quickly since we had puppies around the same time. We also went through some of the same experiences trying to have a baby. Erin and I suffered miscarriages at the same time. She had another one after that. But eventually they became pregnant again. It was not the easiest pregnancy. She was put on bed rest for most of it but Erin had such a positive attitude about it. This wouldn't be the only trial they would face however. One day during work as a police officer, Jeff suffered a seizure. They did some scans and discovered he had a brain tumor. He had several surgeries to try to remove them. During this time, Carter, their son was born. He is such a cutie and looks just like his daddy! Jeff and Erin were very active people and it was heartbreaking to see how drastically their life had changed after discovering the tumors. But still, every time I saw Erin she still presented strength. The last time I saw them was last May for Patty's retirement party. Jeff was able to walk and talk fairly well and Carter was just as cute as ever! We had been hearing that Jeff's condition was deteriorating fast after the holidays. His tumors were back and they had multiplied. Jeff was no longer eating and hospice was called. Hearing the news this morning was heartbreaking. The only silver lining of this whole ordeal is knowing Jeff isn't suffering anymore and Erin still has Carter to get her through this. I am praying for Erin. That time will heal her and she can be at peace.

I am unbelievable humbled today. I thank God for what he has blessed me with and put my complete trust in Him.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I'm Alive

It's been way too long since I have written anything. I kind of fell off the face of the blog world. I guess that is what happens after running around after a tasmanian devil (my 22 month old) and caring for a newborn. It's amazing to even get two seconds to run to the bathroom in my house. The minute a computer, iPad, or cell phone is in sight, my daughter seems to gravitate towards it so forget getting anything accomplished. But she's asleep now and our newest member is also sleeping (in my arms) as I make this post. I'll try to get better. So much has happened since my last post and I'm not sure one entry could really do it justice but I'll try to sum it up in my next post. Right now I'm just letting you know I'm still alive. I'm trying to reorganize my life in celebration of the new year. Here's a list of what I want to accomplish as of right now:

1) lose pregnancy weight
2) exercise needs to be part of my life
3) start my annual family vacation tradition
4) be more motivated about dressing better, fixing my hair, and in general feel better about myself
5) find time to read
6) cut out more debt
7) be less stressful
8) start and finish more projects

Let's see how many of these will get accomplished. Think positive should be number 9.

Ok good night for now :) sweet dreams!

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