5.30.2014

Make me laugh

It's been kind of heavy in my neck of the woods. I have a post written about it but I'm not 100% sure if I have processed it yet to the point where I can share. Does that make sense? Oh well. I needed a good laugh today so I went to the Humor section of Pintrest and well here ya go!

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LOL! My life!!




Funny Confession Ecard: Bacon. You greasy, fatty, deceptively delicious, meaty bastard. I love you.

 your ecards, need to eat more healthy, first eat all the junk food, lol
 That moment when you're tired but as soon as you're in bed your body is like, "just kidding!" #funny #true





















When you wake up in the middle of the night to pee knowing it's almost time for the alarm to go off and looking at the clock and it's only midnight...YES!

5.28.2014

Right Now

When I saw that Holly posted this it made my day a lot easier so here it goes



Wearing..... Black tee shirt because it's slimming and I'm so bloated I could float away jean Capri's because I didn't shave my legs and flip flops that I take off as soon as I get to work. I hate shoes


Watching......... Real Housewives of Orange County....... I watch clips when I first get into work sometimes



Wanting...........Chocolate and another canvas print. I love the one I got for Mother's day and now I want another one


Loving...... The weather. We have gotten so much yard work done and now I feel like the pressure is starting to go away a little bit. Plus its only a 4 day work week for me which is always awesome.


Testing..........How much ice cream I can eat in a week. I dream about a cyclone with vanilla soft serve and peanut butter cups all day errr day. It's a sickness really.


Laughing............ at this picture of my fat boy. He thought he was so smart hiding from me in the corner and every time I would look at him he would lose his shit and laugh like crazy.


What is everyone else up to right now on this wonderful Hump Day?

5.27.2014

My Dream Weekend

I'm sure I have bitched said it enough times that my husband and I have zero days off together.

It sucks for us but since it has been that way since we got married it just makes us appreciate the time we have together even more.

When I got out of work on Friday I got my nails done and ran a few errands. I grabbed my nugget love from daycare and we headed home to get Michael
When I pulled in the driveway I almost cried. Michael had gotten all of our flower beds mulched, and edged and they looked beautiful.

We headed to dinner at my favorite italian place and then grabbed a few more hanging baskets and ice cream. It was the perfect start to the weekend.

On Saturday we got up early cleaned out the car and then packed G up for his overnight at my parents house.

Once he was all settled we got ready and headed to the wedding. Let me just say I love getting all dressed up with my husband



The weather was gorgeous and the bride even more stunning. We had the best time and partied until they kicked us out.

Sunday after my hangover meal (breakfast pizza) and a quick nap we finished up some yard work. Then headed over to my parents to see our nugget love and have a cook out!!!


Monday we spent low key Michael golfed, G and I ran a few errands and then we had a cook out at Chris and Tracy's.

I wish I could have every weekend with both of my boys it was that wonderful. The only downfall? I ate and drank like it was my JOB.

5.23.2014

Long weekend 5

It's a holiday weekend which means a long weekend.

Here are 5 things I'm excited about for this weekend!

One- I'm getting out 2 hours early today!!! I'm going to get my nails done and run a few errands before I have to pick up G from daycare!


Two- My husband it off the ENTIRE weekend!! That means we get 3 whole days off together which has not happened since Grayson was born.


Three- We are going to a wedding tomorrow!! I love weddings because I love to dance. I will be on that dance floor all night! Here is the dress I'm wearing and the belt I paired with it!


Merona® Floral Skinny Belt - Navy

Four- We have made some major progress in our yard projects in the last week. Hopefully the garden will be finished this weekend and I will have pictures to follow


Five- It's Memorial Day weekend and I will forever be thinking of those that have served our country and those that have made the ultimate sacrafice.

THE GOOD LIFE BLOG


5.22.2014

Mommy Guilt

I think this is something they put in the water at the hospital because as soon as you pop that kid out it comes.

It's a fleeting thought at first like when I couldn't change Grayson's first diaper ( I had a c-section and was still laying flat) MG took over and I felt like my heart was getting ripped from my chest. But then my husband stepped up to the plate in a big huge way and the feeling subsided.

I was pretty good with Mommy guilt for the first 8 weeks of G's life. I was with him everyday and I think only left him a few times, for maybe a few hours total.


But then I went back to work. That was hard. I felt guilty that I was excited, I questioned my bond with him. I questioned my ability to be a good Mom. But on the flip side I questioned my decision to work all together. Shouldn't I be the one taking care of him? How could I leave my perfect baby?

But after a few weeks, well, it all melted away. I was a better Momma because I had a break. I was a better wife because I had time away from all the diapers, and bottles and I didn't demand that my husband take him as soon as he walked in the door.


Now my Mommy Guilt is different. I always want to be the one to pick him up from daycare and if I can't it eats me alive. I always want to be the one to put him to bed and I cry if I can't because I'm sick or something.

But I know deep in my Momma heart that I need me time, my husband he needs his time and we as a couple need husband and wife time.

This weekend we have a wedding to go to so my Mom is taking G overnight and I'm excited to have a night out with my husband and not have to worry about coming home to take care of a baby. But I feel guilty saying that.

I know this struggle will never go away but I'm working on the balance and holding onto the fact that my kid? Yeah well he is super happy and super loved and at the end of the day that is what matters.



Linking up for One year and Beyond

5.21.2014

I really missed him

In August Michael and I will be married for 5 years.

It feels like forever and like it was yesterday all at the same time. 

When I say he is my best friend it's the truth and he still looks at me the same way he did 6 years ago when we met.

This weekend I had a bachelorette party and it was an overnight. We went down to the lake which is only about a 20-30 min drive from our house but since I planned on drinking my own weight and then some in beer and jello shots I figured it was best to stay at the cottage down there.

While I was so excited for this day I started to get a funny feeling as I was packing up to leave. I have never ever spent the night away from Michael since we have been married. Don't get me wrong we do things separate but at the end of the night we always climb into bed together.


I went to the party and we had a blast. Lots of girl talk, flip cup, shots ,food and booze. It was such a fun night and our group of girls is drama free to we just laughed and drank like it was the only way into heaven.

But when it was time to go to bed I got a little sad. I really really missed my husband. I'm like a 5 year old and never like to be away from home.

We crashed around 12:30 and I was up bright and early at 5. I walked down to the lake and watched the sun come up and text my hunny good morning then we all headed to breakfast around 7:00. I was home and snuggling my nugget love around 9:30. Michael was at work and I could not wait to see him.

Sunday night was the best sleep of my life and I like being in my own bed with my husband and my baby snoring in the next room over.

5.20.2014

Swag Swap

The Blogger Swag Swap as a blast!!!

I got paired with the awesome Diana she is such a sweetheart you should check her out.

Anyway my girl hooked me up and got me some awesome stuff!! Plus she was so sweet and threw in a little something for my nugget love

Ok so that cute little giraffe? G loves it I had to sneak it back away from him so I could take a picture. 

The picture frame I die over it it's so cute. And that cup now sits on my desk as my new water cup. The chocolate came at the perfect time right when my monthly bill was due so I ate it all in like 2 hours. 

The mascara and eye concealer I are so amazing. 

Overall it was such a great experience. A big huge thank you to our hosts!!!


5.16.2014

Sorry I'm not Sorry

Linking up with SkinnyMeg today for Sorry not Sorry




Sorry I'm not sorry.............
When G wakes up at 4:00 in the morning I just go in his room and bring him into bed with me. On the weekends we sleep for another 2-3 hours and it is pure bliss


Sorry I'm not sorry...............
I dress Grayson like a little boy. He is a person an I like him to look like one!




Sorry I'm not sorry..............
I give up on the whole table food thing most nights. It's not worth the fight and aggravation from all of us so if he refuses to eat what we are eating then a stage 3 meal it is for him and I'm ok with it. He is happy and growing so whatever


Sorry I'm not sorry................
I'm pretty sure that my Nugget love pees in the tub during his bath but I just keep on washing. I mean I'm not a 100% sure so why waste a whole bath when we are on the rinsing step? I just lotion him up really good


Sorry I'm not sorry...............
Grayson jams out to all my music. He listens to everything from country to hard rock to metal. He goes crazy for it and I like that he loves music like his parents.

5.15.2014

Over and Under

I'm overwhelmed and under the weather.

My throat feels like someone is stabbing it and it his radiating through my ears and my head. However here I sit at work because I just need to push through. I hate using vacation time for when I'm sick I would rather use it doing something fun.


I still need to post about my goodies from the Swag Swap and man did I get some good stuff. It was such a great experience and I promise I will post on Monday.

We are under a flood warning because it has been raining off and on now for 3 days. Which means that our yard cannot be mowed because it has standing water in it! Plus they can't finish getting the wood out from our trees being cut down because thunder and lighting with chainsaws don't mix.


It's the bachelorette party this weekend and I have a ton to do for it. I'm in charge of jell-o shots because I make them nice and strong. I need to get some champagne and wine for a basket we are doing for her. Is is wrong to take your 14 month old into the liquor store with you?


Grayson had the start of croup. I woke up to him yesterday morning gasping for air and barking like a seal. Thank goodness for our doctors office because they got him right in and started him on a steroid and he is as good as new today.

I'm counting down the days until next weekend because we have a wedding and my wonderful husband and I have 3 whole days off together. I cannot wait to get dressed up with him and spend some adult time dancing the night away.

5.13.2014

Saying goodbye to curls

My boy has a full head of hair.

He got his first haircut 2 days before his 1st birthday.

I will admit that for some ungodly known reason in my mom brain I didn't want it cut toooo short.

My best friend (and G's Aunt Tracy) cut his hair. She has her license from forever ago and was so honored when we asked her. I think it's just way easier when they are that little to do it with someone they know and in the comfort of our home.

So for his first cut she went conservative for me. I didn't want all of his curls in the back cut off. But she trimmed it for me and he looked super cute.


Now it's been almost 2 months since that 1st hair cut and I was ready for the beast that is Grayson's hair to be tamed. I told her to go shorter. I was nervous that he would be a busy body and we would end up with only half of his hair cut but my boy knows how to prove me wrong. We decided to try it with him just sitting in the chair by himself and he did so so good. I was so proud he sat the whole time and just babbled away picking up his little hair pieces and showing them to me.







I love his shorter little boy cut. My mother however says it is too short and that it makes him too big. Oh well win some lose some.

5.12.2014

Being Momma

Yesterday was Mother's day.

Mother's day last year was bitter sweet for me. It was my last official day on maternity leave. I was leaving my baby boy while I went to work for the first time since having him the day after. I was still sleep deprived, hormonal and the size of a house.

I remember the mix of emotions that was washing over me on that day. I was excited to get back into a routine but I was sad because I had to leave him.


This year? I have a crazy fun loving toddler who just lights up my world. I have no mixed emotions on being at work. Don't get me wrong here there are days that I call my husband and demand say "Figure out a way that I can be a stay at home mom!"

And when I get home we discuss it and talk about it and then I realize that he gets so so much from being at daycare (or as we call it school). He has grown leaps and bounds since starting his new daycare. The interaction and learning that takes place even in the infant room makes me feel at ease. I know he's not just a number and they are invested in my baby.


See this crazy boy of mine? He made me Momma. It blows my mind when someone wishes me Happy Mother's day. I look around and think who me? Oh that's right I'm in the club now.

The club who's membership comes at the cost of your own body. I mean to get into this club you sacrifice your body for 40 weeks! You give up all alcohol and caffeine and stop eating raw fish and cookie dough by the spoonful because hello! raw eggs and fetus don't mix.

The club that gets what a mothers love really is. Its this crazy thing that makes your heart grow in the blink of an eye, with just one look Boom! your in love. In love with this squishy, goop covered being. Someone you have never seen, but you feel like you have known your whole life.

The club that knows how it feels when mother's guilt kicks in or your hormones go on a roller coaster ride and you throw your hands up. Because toddlers, yeah those terrors, will get you to go bat shit crazy at the drop of a hat.

And I just have to say that the Momma club yeah that's oh so different from the Daddy club. Not better just different.

When I woke up to G being a monster in his crib on Sunday I scooped him up and we laid in bed together. And like on so many morning before he snuggled right into the nook of my arm takes a deep breath smiles at me and falls back to sleep. You see he knows I'm his Momma. I'm home to him and that moment that we shared right there is the greatest gift that I could ever have gotten. He is my Mother's day gift. This crazy boy is my heart and I'm so blessed.



5.09.2014

5 on Friday




It's Mother's day weekend and here are 5 things I'm looking forward too.


One
Michael kind of had to spill the beans on part of my Mother's day gift because it might not come in time but I'm so excited about my new canvas that is coming!!!
He ordered from Easy Canvas Prints and I can't wait to see how it turned out


Two
My Momma and I are going flower shopping tomorrow. I love getting my hanging baskets and I always buy her one for Mother's day too so we will go pick it out together!


Three
Tomorrow night my brother is part of a fundraiser for Relay for Life. Unfortunately for my family cancer has struck one too many times. I love that my brother goes out of his comfort zone and dressed in women's clothes for a beauty pageant to raise money for such a wonderful cause. 

Four
Today at our daycare they had a lovely breakfast to go for all the mothers. It was so sweet and thoughtful.

Five
My boys are finally on the mend and my house is returning to normal
That means that tonight and tomorrow afternoon is all about yard work!!! Thank goodness for some summer like days!

Happy weekend everyone!!

5.06.2014

Things I want to remember

Ever since Grayson was born I have noticed that time with a child moves at warp speed. It goes to fast and I wake up most days saying how is it that I have an (almost) 14 month old.

This little boy made me Momma. He showed me that I'm stronger than I ever thought I could be. He proved to me that my heart can grow and love someone more than I ever though possible. He has brought me to tears (both good and bad). But most of all he has made my life so so amazing. And the way I feel today I don't want to forget it. My heart is full of so much love and joy and I feel so blessed.

I want to remember................

The way he smiles at me from the backseat! It makes me so happy riding home with him and seeing that grin!

How sometimes he plays so hard that he just crawls up on me and fall asleep mid morning. This is what makes my heart so full.

Or how when he wakes up from his nap and we snuggle on the couch and he just falls back asleep for a little bit on Mommas lap.


How he tries really hard to figure out what the heck I'm doing with my phone in his face all the time. This is is new thing to do and I love it so much. I also love his baby arm rolls and bubble mohawk in the tub.


How he thinks he can drive already and that he loves my keys more than alllll the toys he has

How he will lay and babble this book out loud to me for the longest time.

How if I turn around for .2644654 seconds to grab his shoes he does this. (we now have a gate on the stairs because boy was sooooo fast)

How he loves to rock on that horse so hard that he falls off the back and he thinks its so funny

How curly and crazy his hair is after a nap

How he has already mastered the selfie and I die over those teeth of his

How he can go serious in a flash if he doesn't want his picture taken.
How we can be in a crowd of family and as soon as he hears my voice he wants Momma and that just makes my Momma cup of love so full!



5.05.2014

The weekend

Grayson is feeling better. But now Michael is sick. He has an awful stomach bug and while I'm madly in love with my husband he is sometimes harder to take care of when he is sick than G is.


We had a super busy weekend and I flew solo all weekend.

My girl found her wedding dress!! She looks stunning and so beautiful. We also picked out our bridesmaid dresses which are so cute and comfortable.

Saturday night I had to go to our annual remembrance dinner for my Grandpa without Michael since he was so sick. My Grandpa passed away 4 years ago on May 3rd. The night he passed none of us had dinner so we all went to a local dive bar that has the best chicken wings for dinner. We ordered a 7&7 (my grandpa's drink of choice) and sat it in the middle of the table until we were ready to leave and then we all passed it around and took a drink out of it. We still go back the same day every year and have a drink with my Papa.

When I got home from that dinner Michael was on his death bed. I called him into work and he was up off and on all night. When he woke up Sunday he wasn't any better so I knew I would be going to the First Communion solo. I decided to skip the church part because it was smack dab in the middle of nuggets nap. Of course his radar went off and he refused to sleep. So we just headed to the party. It was really nice and my baby girl was beautiful. I'm so proud of her.

This week is super busy and packed full. Thursday I have Libby's play (Willy Wonka) Saturday is my brothers fundraiser and Sunday is Mother's day!!! I'm ready for a night to just be and I may be asking Michael for one once he feels better.

I just have to give a shout out to all the single mother's out there because I just don't even know how you do it. I had to be a semi-single Mom for a few days and it has drained me.

5.02.2014

Friday and 5 things

Linking up with the girls for 5 on Friday!




ONE
I'm working a half day today. Well a little less than a half day. My poor sweet baby is just still not a 100% and so we are keeping him home one more day. Yay for the weekend starting a little bit early. But Boo for a sick baby.


TWO.
I found this mug at Bon Ton the other day for $5.00 you can't beat it!

Rove® Jackie Mason 18-oz. Flavor Infuser




THREE
It's my sweet niece Libby's first communion this Sunday and I'm so excited for her. They are having a party after at a beautiful golf course. I always love getting to see my somewhat dysfunctional family. Fingers crossed that my sweet boy is better by then


FOUR
It's Friday which means I don't cook. Which means we usually get pizza and since that's my love language I'm already dreaming of it at 7:30 in the morning.


FIVE
Hopefully tomorrow will be that day that my best friend picks out her wedding dress!!!! And we pick out our bridesmaid dresses!!!


I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!