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Hi everyone, thank you for visiting my blog! Let me tell you a bit about myself. First I'm a wife then a mother of two (a 5 & 1yr old). I love to share my experiences, thoughts, ideas, questions really just about everything, lol! I want to be a positive motivation by sharing what I go through. You never know what I'll post, believe me, sometimes I blow my own mind. Having children = never a dull moment. Through it all I try to take one day at time remembering to keep breathing through it all :)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Every Child is Gifted

     This is something I'm learning/experiencing everyday. When we learned we were expecting are thought was "Oh we got this!" Boy were we wrong, no doubt about it. We absolutely love your Bud Bud but he's a challenge. He is nothing like your daddy (our oldest). Our daddy was quite, when we spoke to him he'd listen, he's careful, shy and reserved. You Bud Bud is LOUD, unstoppable, outgoing but very smart at an early age. The things he does Daddy wasn't doing until he was older. Our daddy is smart too but I hear your second "grows up faster" in a sense and it's because they have a role model (their older sibling) and those sayings are right. At least for us it is. You hear a lot when your pregnant about kids regarding what they do, what its going to be like, how kids are, etc but you never know for sure. Daddy was/is so much like his dad we pretty much know how he is going to react in almost every situation. Don't get me wrong he still surprises us at times. Now our Bud Bud on the other hand, we always hope/pray for the best sometimes he surprises us but not very often. We try speaking nothing but positives when it comes to him. I'm starting to see big changes with him though, he seems to be listening slightly better and he certainly understands well! I've also started doing time outs with him so things are looking up. We are not going to speak Terrible Twos, we are going to call them Terrific Twos. (My friend use to say that, I'm stealing it from her. LOL) Every child is different and you have to learn how to handle them in the manner that best suits their personality. Happy Parenting!!!!

Found this on Pintreset.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Today's shopping trip (groceries for week of 12/29)

    Here are the groceries I purchased for this week. I spent way more then usual but we really needed a few things. I haven't done too much shopping as it was Thanksgiving then Christmas. The time really flied by and we ate everything we had. I have purchased a few items here and there but nothing big. So here it goes and I'll also give a few meal planning ideas too.

$99.07 spent 

Here is what I purchased.

Meats                                                                                                Other Items
2 Pkg of chicken                                                                               Tortillas
2 pkg of roast                                                                                    Bread
1 pkg of pork chops                                                                         Ritz crackers
2 pkg of sausage                                                                               1 bx of popcorn
2 pkg of bacon                                                                                  1 pkg of cheese
2 pkg of hot dogs                                                                             Cumin                                                                        2 pkg of sandwich meat                                                                  1 pkg of gum
2 cans of chili

Fruits & Veggies                                                                              Drinks
3 pkg of blackberries                                                                      4 cases of water (not pictured)
Bananas                                                                                            Oj
Avocados                                                                                        Breakfast
Grapes                                                                                             4 bxs of cereal
Grape Tomatoes                                                                             Baby Items
Pears                                                                                                 Diapers

On to meal ideas!!!

This week it will consist of cereal. (We already have grits, pancake mix & eggs.)

Lunch meat w/crackers
Sausage w/ rice
                                                                                              Things we already have at home are eggs
                                                                                              rice, beans, potatoes & left over Turkey  
Snacks                                                                                  (from Christmas)

Chicken Tortilla soup
Pork Chops
Rice and Beans
Chicken tostadas
Carne Guisada
Chicken enchiladas
Turkey enchiladas (Turkey from Christmas)
Grilled chicken
Chili (you can use turkey or chicken)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Goals for the week

  I know it's Thursday but I just wanted to let you guys know that I haven't forgotten about goals. This week didn't start the way I thought it was going and I just never made it to the computer. Sunday evening I thought I was going to go to the gym on Monday and take it from there. Last Friday my body just needed a break so I took some medicine and laid it down. Saturday we ran some errands and Sunday I stayed home all day. Mike took the kids out so I was able to get a lot of cleaning done since it wasn't given any attention during the week. I felt pretty good feeling there was some form of accomplishment. Monday morning daddy woke up with a fever so plans went out the window. He started doing better then that evening he got slight fever so we decided he would stay home Tuesday. Tuesday we got a fever again and then Tuesday night he reached 103.8. He hadn't had a fever that high since he an infant. Mom freaked out a bit but I had to pull it together quickly. It wasn't easy as I had tears coming down my face while my son was crying from aches, chills, and a high fever. Feeling helpless is one of the worst feelings. We took him into the doctor only to find out he has the flu. Then today (Wednesday) our Budbud woke up with a fever. We are taking him to the doctor in the morning, hopefully this passes over fast. When it was just Mike and I, sickness would go away in about a week. Now with a family it takes a month to a month in a half before it runs it's course through all of us!

On to my goals though. As far as last weeks goals; I didn't workout twice nor clip my coupons but we did get the kids wish list completed. I took the tree out Monday and decorated it (it has no lights but hopefully they will be on this weekend).  I looked at Pinterest and there are some things I would like to do with the kids for the holidays and other things Id like to do for decorations. This year I don't really have a theme, I just want it colorful and exciting.

This weeks goals are
1)  To workout once
2) Clip and organize my coupons

Let me know what your plans are for this week or for the month. However you set your plans/ goals it's whatever works for you :)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Our daddy's first parade....

  Tonight was the Christmas Parade and we couldn't have been prouder of our daddy. He's always been shy and we are use to it and we're okay with him being that way. Before tonight we talked and I explained that he would need to wave while riding on the float. It didn't settle well with him so I told him he didn't have to ride on the float. That wasn't an option for him. You always pray and hope for the best but kids are kids and times they just won't do what you'd like them to do. When he came home he said a few of his friends said they would be riding on the float and he was overly excited. We got to the float and none of his friends were there but it didn't bother him. Finally three of his friends made it and his excitement grew. He knew he was going to be riding without either one of us and he was okay. We ended up with some extra room so a few of us mom's jumped on and started waving. I wasn't near my daddy but I could see a smile on his face and he waved his little hand out there the entire route!  I wished I would've gotten a picture of him but dad was walking in the back and I was in the back of the float :( When we were all done and couldn't help but to hug and squeeze him with excitement for him doing something he initially didn't want to do. He's slowly coming out of his shell.
Our daddy waving..

Front of the float. 
Attachment to airplane. 
Side view. 

Dad walking behind. 
 Even our Budbud did great! That was a relief. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Goals week of Dec 1st

  Being Thanksgiving last week I didn't think too much about goals so that's why I didn't make a post. I wanted to workout 3x last week and I made it to the gym 4x and walked around one day. So I'm proud of myself. I'm not going to lie I was ready to eat last Thursday and I did, lol! I gained a pound but its all good. But on to this week. 

1) Workout 2x this week
2)Clip my coupons  
3) Get our tree out
4) Figure out X-mas decorations
5)Look for X-mas projects for the kids 
6) Work with Mikey to get his X-mas list done 

My workouts this week I'm going down to 2x this week just because I'm not feeling 100% . I'm still going to push myself as its a lifestyle not a hobby.