Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Now, just to clear things up a bit and going back to the girls...I've spent plenty of time with them. Don't get me wrong here, it's just not the time they so desire and the time I need to spend with them. Every.single.day Arianna and Avonlea want me to play with them. As I should. However, I then start thinking about what I could be doing around the house or what other things I should be doing that I am just sitting there with them rather than actually enjoying them. My priorities are wrong obviously. This very morning, Arianna looked at me as I was
Gosh that hit me hard. Really it did. Poor girls. At that moment when she said that I felt like an absolute horrible parent because this was the main reason for me staying home all along.
My girls are quickly growing before my eyes and I really do need to take the time to cherish them as they are now. Time flies and like everyone says, "before you know it, they'll be teenagers not wanting to spend anytime with you at all." This crossed my mind as soon as she said those words to me because I seriously thought, "I'm so consumed with everything around me but them and right now, both my girls want my full attention and before too long, they're not going to care or ask to spend time with me. They're going to want their friends, they will lock themselves in their rooms, as a parent I'll be wrong all the time while they're the right ones, they'll always prefer to be out and about, etc..."
So I realized right then and there that before they grow out of this stage where they do want me around, I will cherish them. I will love the fact they want me, that they really really want me, the fact they want me to read to them every night, the fact that I bathe them, dress them, sing songs with them in the car, the fact that they want to hold my hand, say prayers outloud with them, tuck them in every night and say over and over again how much we love them, awwwhh and the fact that I can still hold both of them in my arms somewhat and cuddle.
I know that when they're older we're not going to be doing most of these things. So now that I'm home, here with them, I have to take full advantage! I will appreciate them as that was the point from the beginning and thank God daily for them.
Thank you God for my beautiful girls that You've put in my life and that have brought complete joy to my life. I honestly could not imagine my life without them!
Friday, June 24, 2011
Well, it reminded me of this scarry nightmare we did have in our backyard!
|People in other nearby cities did need a boat and we were super close to it! Wheeww, close call!|
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
- 4 bags of doritos (no coupon for this but at $1.99)
- 1 box of Nutrigrain bars (normally $3.49, but at $1.74 with a coupon of $.50 which Publix doubles anything under .50 cents)
- 4 boxes of betty crocker mashed potatoes (normally $1.73, but at $.86 each and then with a coupon of .50 for two making it .$36 cents)
- 5 powerade Ion stuff -Only for Robert! (normally $1.25 each, but at $.62 each before coupon. $1 off 5 powerades making it $.42 each)
- 4 cans of Del Monte Tomato Sauce ($.65 normally at $.32-no coupon for this one)
- 1 frozen snack box of Alexia Bites with 3 cheeses (first time so only bought one-normally $3.59 but today on sale for $1.79 after coupon of $1 off made it at $.79)
- 1 container of Sweet Baby Ray's Shredded pork (first time so only bought one-normally at $5.99 today on sale for $2.99 after $1 off coupon=$1.99)
- 2 Wet ones Moist wipes (at $2.59 normally, sale was $1.29 but with a coupon of $1 off of 2 wipes=$.79 each)
- 2 Lysol Disinfecting wipes (at $4.99 on sale today for $2.49 with $1 off coupon made it $1.49)
- and last but not least my penny item: Apple Juice.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
My #1 must have in pantry cereal always! :)
Love love love
Don't have this one often because it's so expensive! When I do though, it's a treat!
Always in our pantry for the girls not only as breakfast cereal but on the go snack and a decent good healthy one at it too.
And now for my favorite UNHEALTHY hit the spot kid cereals that I every once in a while will buy if I have a coupon and it goes on sale and I'm just craving.
I am a peanut butter fanatic...really...this is my friends is my weakness. I pass it in the stores and drool! I could eat this all feakin' day long if I allowed myself.
A great one as well that the entire family loves
Everyonce in a while I'll be in the mood for this, but it's not a must have as my #1.
I have this in the pantry now and will open when I feel crazy/hyper and want some popping.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
1.) My blog has changed! Isn't this so much nicer? And, yeah, no more baby pictures because my kids are like so much older than what I had on here before. Yep, my bestie volunteered to come over to help me create a better looking blog. I think she did a great job. Oh and yeah, I did help a tad bit. :)
2.) I love this picture Arianna made for me. I think it's the cutest thing. It also makes me laugh hard. Can you tell who is who?
I'm top left, daddy is top right. Arianna is bottom left and Avonlea is bottom right. Aren't her people so stinkin' cute! I love how sticks are coming out of a bubble-circle-square, whatever you want to call it. This one is definitely a keeper.
3.) This picture below just cracks me up. I know, not so cute right, but come on it's funny. I told girls to say 'cheese' and well that's the face Arianna made. She looks like she just saw a ghost or something freaky. 4.) Dinner was absolutely fabulous. I made a tangy lemon pepper shrimp pasta. The picture doesn't make it look good, but it was soooo good. Robert said it's definitely a repeat. 5.) We went to the gym and worked out together.
6.) Came home, put girls down to bed and then Robert and I got to cuddle while watching 'Just Go With It'.
So, my Monday overall was good. A simple yet good day. My heart is happy now that my house is somewhat presentable when people come over, I'm so in love with the 3 people I live with who make me laugh so hard and my awesome friend came over to just help me fix my blog because I was having so many issues. Life is good. I honestly can't complain. Thank you God!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Any ways, I wish I could do all the little tricks you guys can do with your blogs such as writing on pictures, creating designs on pictures, etc... Yeah, one day maybe. I'm not that good. Right now my issue is this........................................SPACING!!!! WHAT THE CRAP??!! Any time I publish a post, it has all these unnecessary spaces. I don't do that! I really don't. All I do is hit enter so people can know when I'm changing subjects. Then when I publish, it makes it seem like I hit enter several times to have all this space between my paragraphes. I always try to go back and fix but it only makes the problem worse!!! Ay hay ay!!!! Whatever! This blog thing is so not user friendly. Help!!! Spacing...really..that's my only issue. Now stop laughing and go on to your little perfect 'i can do everything' blog.
I would love an entertainment center like this with the left side being a desk instead of cabinets. Take out those buttom cabinets, make it a hole for a chair and remove the bottom shelf so I could put in our labtop. Call it a small desk.
I have ideas floating around my head it's just coming together is the difficult part with such a huge room. I want it to have a warm, traditional and familyish feel. That's all.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Here we are starting our night.....
We started the night at The Cajun Steamer. We wanted to try something new and not go for the typical chain restaurant. This place came highly recommended by my oldest friend in the world Kristy. Well, I'm glad we took her advice on this one. This was one of the best places I've ever tasted. Our mouths were burning though!! :) So if you aren't into spicky hot stuff don't even try coming here. Look how awesome our food looked!
I got the Tilapia and Shrimp Rockefeller-OMG a delicious mess! Robert got this....the All Saints Tilapia (with shrimp, rice and mashed potatoes). His was even better! Oh and those cajun mashed potatoes..to die for!
We really enjoyed our food and will definitely go back!
After our steamy hot meal, we took a walk around the block. We talked about EVERYTHING. It was nice to just talk. We had some time to kill before our movie started. We decided to ask each other questions like, 'what's the best date in the last 8 years, what have been your ups and downs of marriage, what's the best trip we've taken?' etc... It was nice.