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

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Challenge ~ Day 11

~ A picture of something you hate ~

I absolutely HATE smoking!! I think it's absolutely disgusting, and rude. Most people who smoke don't care who is around them and just think about getting their next fix. I can't even drive with the windows down in my car with my kids because every time we stop at a stoplight someone is smoking! And when you walk past a store there is almost always someone smoking right by the doors. There are cigaratte butts all over the place. It is just disgusting. I just wish smoking would just disappear!!

Anyway, that's my rant for Day 11!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

30 Day Challenge ~ Day 10

~ A picture of the person you've done the most messed up things with ~

Okay, so now that I'm a mom, and work, and am old (I will be 29 next week, YIKES!) I haven't really done any "messed up" things in a long time, but back in the day my BFF Leslie and I liked to have fun! :)

This is Leslie, with her beautiful daughter Hailey.

I remember having a lot of great times in High School in her red TURBO! Haha!

We still like to have fun, but now were more of the getting drinks and dinner, or wine and movies kinda girls. It's fun to see the changes, and I'm so glad we've been friends for like 13 years!! :) Love ya Leslie!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

30 Day Challenge ~ Day 9

~ A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most ~

Well there are 2 main people who have gotten me through the most, my wonderful mother, and my sister! Love that they are always there for me, and my kids, whenever we need it!

My mom would do anything for me, she has gotten me through a lot of tough situations. She's the best mom anyone could ask for!! <3

30 Day Challenge ~ Day 8

~ A picture that makes you laugh ~

This picture was taken after Addison was rubbing a stuffed Mickey Mouse on her head! Talk about crazy hair!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

30 Day Challenge ~ Day 7

~ A picture of your most treasured item ~

In this case I have 3 items that I treasure most, my family!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

30 Day Challenge ~ Day 6

~ A picture of someone you'd love to trade places with for 1 day ~

This is obviously Reese Witherspoon. I would love to trade places with her for 1 day, especially on a day of filming! I am definitely not very outgoing, and I love that about her! Not only is she gorgeous, but she's very down to earth and outgoing. Those are some qualities I wish I had.
I would love to be on a Hollywood set filming a movie for a day. That would be absolutely awesome! I would also love to go to a Red Carpet event and get all dressed up and have someone else do my hair and makeup! Then of course I would love to get to keep just a fraction of her income from the movie! :)

Ok, back to reality!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

30 Day Challenge ~ Day 5

~ A picture of your favorite memory ~

How can I choose just one memory? There are so many wonderful memories that I've had in my life!

One of the greatest memories of my life happened on June 28, 2003. I married my best friend!

Another wonderful memory was when our family of 4 became complete! Aiden Matthew was born on September 27, 2005, and then Addison Elizabeth was born on January 30, 2009.

Please excuse how awful I look, I just had a baby! ;)

What I love about life is all the great memories we create!

What's your favorite memory??

Thursday, March 24, 2011

30 Day Challenge ~ Day 4

~ A picture of your night ~

A few weeks ago I hosted a Scentsy party with my best friend Leslie as a fundraiser for her daughter's team for the Fight For Air Walk with the American Lung Association. Ever since then I've been SO EXCITED to get all of the yummy Scentsy products that I ordered! I bugged our poor Scentsy consultant Sarina almost every day wondering when everything was going to come in. Well, it came in!! And I picked it up today!! So my house smells amazing!!

Later the kids and I went to a Dinner Playdate with a mom's meetup group that I'm a part of. We enjoyed lots of fun and yummy spaghetti!

We really enjoyed spending time with some great moms and their kiddos!

What did you do tonight?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

30 Day Challenge ~ Day 3

~ A picture of the cast of your favorite show ~

My favorite TV show is One Tree Hill. I've been watching it for YEARS!! I can't quite explain the attraction but I can't live without it! I remember when it used to be on Wednesdays, then it was Mondays, and now it's on Tuesdays. Before we had a DVR I would actually plan around the show because I knew I had to watch it!! Who does that?!?!

What's your favorite TV show?

30 Day Challenge ~ Day 2

Challenge Day 2~
A picture of you and the person you've been close with the longest

In my last post I mentioned that my sister and I didn't really get along very well when we were growing up. She was a total tomboy and played all sports, and played them well. I, on the otherhand, was not athletic by anymeans. She was always very outgoing and had a lot of friends, I was shy and didn't have too many friends. But we were sisters and we were close when it counted. We would always sleep together on Christmas Eve and sneak out to the living room to see what Santa brought us, she let me sneak out of her bedroom window when I was being stupid in high school.
After I moved out and went to college we realized how valuable sisters are and we have been very close ever since. I love my sister Lori! :)

Here we are when we were younger, I think I was a freshman in high school and she was in 6th grade.

This picture was taken at a bar in Scottsdale when Lori was living there in her early 20's. I went up to visit to get away from being a mommy for a night, so we went out and had lots of fun!!

Now were both really grown up and have families of our own! But were still as close as ever!

Lori, her boyfriend Mark, and their new adorable baby Drew!

Monday, March 21, 2011

30 Day Challenge ~ Day 1

My friend Kendra gave me the idea for the 30 Day Blogging Challenge! I figure since I don't blog too often, this will give me a reason to blog more! :)

So here it goes!

Day 1 ~ A Picture of yourself with 15 facts ~

Here I am with my baby girl!

15 Fun Facts:

1. My childhood nickname was Droolie, given by my father. Not because I drooled a lot, but because it rhymed and my father is obviously a dork!

2. My husband and I are both native Tucsonans!

3. I have been with my husband since I was 17.

4. I went to NAU in Flagstaff, Arizona and I never once went skiing or snowboarding, totally lame I know!

5. I've always wanted to be a teacher, I used to "teach" my stuffed animals in my room. I even had my own blackboard in my room!

6. I don't have any living grandparents left :(

7. I went to Italy by myself for a month when I was 17 :)

8. I've never been to Disneyworld.

9. I'm dying to go to Las Vegas as an adult, only went once with my family when I was 8.

10. My sister and I didn't get along during our childhood, after I moved out we became best friends :)

11. I HATE HATE HATE doing the dishes. I would rather clean the toilets!

12. I am currently addicted to couponing and finding the BEST deals at the grocery store or CVS.

13. I am also addicted to CVS! I almost always have some "Extra Care Bucks" (ECB's) in my wallet.

14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE mexican food.

15. My best friend TP'ed my house in high school. Thanks BFF you know who you are ;)

Anyone else want to join the 30 Day Blog Challenge? I'd love to read your posts!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My boy!

Aiden is 5 1/2, so almost 6. How on earth do I have an almost 6 year old? Where have the past 6 years gone?
We got his report card today for the 3rd Quarter of Kindergarten. He is doing so well! :) The teacher even put in her comments that he's one of her "favorite students" :) Makes me feel good knowing he such a good kid, especially since the academic side of school hasn't been easy for him.
I LOVE his heart! He has the sweetest personality and the biggest heart! He absolutely adores his sister and tells me every day how much he loves me. It just melts my heart when he tells me EVERY NIGHT how I always "make the best dinner".

Aiden's goofy smile after telling me how good tonight's dinner was :)

Today we were in Safeway and he was asking for something and I said no, he asked why, and stated "because I'm a mean mom". Of course my sweet boy says, "no you're not, you're the best mom!" Even when he's not getting what he wants he still such a sweet boy!!
Here are a few pictures of my sweet boy on his "big boy hike" with daddy this past Sunday! He had a blast!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


So today was a "boy" day for Aiden and Ben. They got up early and got ready to go, very UNquietly ;). Then they went to Sabino Canyon to hike, where Aiden almost fell in the water.
Then they came home and played video games together, now they're at the park playing together. Makes my heart happy!! <3

So while the boys were doing boy stuff, us girls, Addison and I, went shopping! Not as exciting as you may be thinking though. We went to Walgreens and CVS so mommy could get her "freebie" fix, and then met Aunt Tiffany at Costco. We did enjoy some yummy hotdogs for lunch though!

Now I'm getting ready for the family to come over for Grandma Rachel's birthday dinner!

Hope you had a great Sunday!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Growing up is hard to do!!

I've recently decided that I have to accept the fact that my baby is growing up!
Now that she's 2, I guess I need to stop calling her my baby, even though that is what she will always be!

I can't believe how fast she has grown up! It seems like I just blinked and she was 2!

Now that she's 2, she seems like a little person! She talks very clearly and constantly! And now we're going to start potty training in a couple weeks. I think she's ready since she can now tell me, "Mom, I pooped!"!

I also love that she is a girl, and a very girlie-girl! :) She loves having her toenails painted just like mommy!

Aiden is growing up way too fast too!! He's 5 1/2 and in Kindergarten and is truly a little man now!

And I must say, he's terribly handsome ;)

<3 my kids!!!