I'm a busy mom who works hard for her kids! Hope you can relate to some of my thoughts!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


So Martin Luther King Jr. day was supposed to be a relaxing day of getting stuff done. I had Addison at her new babysitters for the day, and my mom was going to spend the day with Aiden. So I started the day by taking my Blazer to Brake Max for an oil change, pretty normal right?!Well there isn't anything normal when it comes to my Blazer.
So I get a call from Brake Max to come look at a few things regarding the vehicle. The guy starts off by showing me how he can wiggle and move one of the tires and some other things under there (can you tell I know a lot about cars?), so I'm thinking okay, it wiggles, so what? Well he tells me it's NOT supposed to do it at all and mine is doing it A LOT. Then shows me some other things that shouldn't be happening. Okay, it's fixable right? Yes it's fixable, for around $2000! WHAT?!?! I don't have $2000, and I don't think it's even worth that much!
So now the freaking out and stress sets in. Of course I call Ben to see what he wants to do and he's working so he can't talk about it now. Lovely.
So Ben gets home a little early from work cause it's a holiday, supposed to be a nice relaxing afternoon with no work, sorry babe! We end up deciding it's time trade the Blazer in. After going to 2 dealerships we settle on a 2011 Nissan Sentra. Brand spankin' new and RED!! We get a GREAT deal on it, and we drive it off the lot at 9 PM Monday night, with kids in tow. Yes, I'm the worst mother ever, keeping my kids up that late on a school night. But they got to eat popcorn and crackers at the dealership, and that counts as dinner right?
Anyway, some fun info...my first car ever was a Nissan Sentra! :) So now we're back with Nissan and LOVE it! Here are a couple of some not so hot pictures of my HOT car! :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011


So 2 is a great number!
* I have 2 of the most AMAZING kids who absolutely love each other!

Addison LOVES her big brother, and Aiden is so great with her. Always playing with her and sharing even when he doesn't want to. She also does everything he does! Too cute!!

* I love that my kids have 2 parents that absolutely adore them and would do anything for them! Love that my kids have a dad who loves them so much!

*I have the 2 BEST parents in the world! We don't know where we would be without them!!

* My parents have 2 of the most AWESOME children on the planet! ;)

* I am very thankful for my job, and have 2 groups of really great kids!

* And the BEST reason for 2 being a great number...Addison will be 2 in exactly 16 days!! I can't believe she is growing up so fast, but she amazes me more and more every day. Her vocabulary is great, and she has the best little personality! She is our little princess and we love her so much! Absolutely couldn't imagine our lives without her! Happy almost 2nd birthday to my precious "baby" girl!!

Monday, January 10, 2011


This past weekend was a difficult and tragic weekend for Tucson. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was the victim of a pre-meditated shooting. The shooting took place in front of a Safeway and 6 other people lost their lives during this horrible event.
This tragedy has reminded me how much we need to show kindness to everyone, and that there isn't enough kindness in this world. So I decided to show an inspirational video about The Power of Kindness to my students at school. I also challenged them to perform at least 1 simple act of kindness every day for the whole week. I started the challenge by canceling some of their homework for the week! :)
Here is the video in case you're interested in watching.

Now I challenge EVERYONE to remember to show KINDNESS to everyone they come across!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I hate being sick! Unfortunately for me, it happens often :( I was thinking back, remembering the last few times I've been sick. It seems that I've gotten sick every 3 weeks for the past few months! I guess that's what happens when you have 2 little ones and work with other "little ones"! Here's hoping that after this cold gets better, I don't get anything else in 3 weeks!!
To a HEALTHY New Year!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year

So far 2011 has been pretty great! :) We've had some great family time together and have been working on getting the house more organized! We've even started a new cleaning routine that hopefully should keep things running more smoothly!
Now that it's January, the next thing we have to look forward to is Addison's 2nd birthday! I can't believe my "baby" is going to be 2 this month! Where did the time go? I am really excited for all the new things we can do now that she's getting older! She loves to play with high heels, where my make-up, and let me do her hair. I CAN'T wait until she's old enough to go and get pedicures with me!! :)
Another fun event coming up will be the arrival of the newest member of the family, Andrew Grant Camacho! My baby sister is having a baby!! She's due February 9th, but we really don't think he's going to wait that long to join us! Please send happy baby and easy labor vibes toward my sister!!
May 2011 be the BEST year ever for everyone!