Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to School Day

I HATE back to school day.  I don't like one thing about it.  Today was spent driving around for hours.  (Not really, but that is seriously what it felt like.)  I know many parents are always so excited when it comes time for their kids to go back to school.  They think "YES! the kids are going to be gone all day!"  I am the complete opposite.  I miss them every second that they are gone.  I want to be with them all day.  Any excuse for them to miss school,  I'll use it!  The silence drives me crazy when they aren't there.  Of course the kids LOVE school which makes me hate it even more because they actually want to go.  Also I am not the type of parent who can just kick their kid out of the car and tell them to have a good day.  I have to find somewhere to park (which is usually in the nearby neighborhood) and walk my kids as far as the campus aides will allow me to go.  Maybe when they get older this will change, meh I doubt it.  I wish summer vacation was 6 months long then maybe I would appreciate school.  Soon I will be lugging a stroller and infant around on these school trips so that is something to look forward to.

Anyways that was my little rant about how today went.  It will get better.  The beginning is always the worst for me and I am just exhausted and I feel like I ran a marathon today all while be 35 weeks pregnant.  Incredible.  Have a wonderful evening!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Dream Catcher Decor

So I made a dream catcher this evening while I was watching all of the murder shows on the ID channel.  I am sadly very intrigued by that channel and I would probably watch it all day long if I could.  So back to the dream catcher, I have been meaning to fill up my walls with some sort of decor or artwork but I never find time to think about what I actually want to do.  So tonight I thought about making a dream catcher to hang on the living room wall.  I am very pleased with how it turned out and it was super easy to make.  So if anyone is interested here are some steps I used in making mine.

After this I tied strings of beads, wire and feathers to dangle below.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

If You Really Knew Me

Pretty much every blogger that I follow has been doing these "If You Really Knew Me" posts and I have to say when they show up on my feed I get really excited about reading them.  So I thought why not do my own.  So if you really knew me..

You would know that I am the oldest with one brother and one sister and my sister is my best friend and my most favorite person to hang out with.

You would know that I love to have my hair played with.  It is weird but any time I can con my husband or kids into brushing it or braiding I am in heaven!

I HATE feet.  This pretty much applies to anyone's feet who aren't my kids.  Gross, sick, keep them away from me!

You would know that my parents are some of the hardest working people I know and that they really set the bar high for the type of parent/spouse that I want to be.

You would know that I LOVE Dr. Pepper!

You would know that I am a worrier.  I constantly worry about everything.

You would know that I am a constant list maker.  I have a special notebook with lists for everything, our monthly budget, parties, groceries, camping trips, EVERYTHING.  It keeps me sane.

You would know that I am incredibly impatient when it comes to things that I want.  So sad!  Sometimes I remind myself of Veruca Salt, only I don't have her endless money supply.

So now you know a few things about me that you may not have known 5 minutes ago!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Things I Love..

I feel like I am constantly changing interests.  My mind feels like it is always all over the place, going from one thing to another.  My thoughts are always racing through my brain.  But then I go back and look at everything that I love and they are all very similar to each other.  I just like a lot of stuff.. like seriously a lot.

Anyways for right now these are a couple of things that I love!

Right now I pretty much live in these tank tops.  They are from Target and they only cost $8!!  Oh and right now they are on sale for $5!  I have just about every color (even doubles on some) and they fit my pregnant body!  The best part is that they never lose their shape, they don't get all stretched out and baggy!  Amazing!!

Another thing I buy from Target is the original Noxzema face cleanser.  This pregnancy has in no way made me all glowy.  In fact if anything it has made things worse!  Anyways I am in love with Noxzema it makes my face feel all cool and super clean I use it every time I shower or before I go to bed and I LOVE it!  It is only about $4 and it lasts me at least a couple months and that is using it everyday.

As Halloween gets closer I get excited for two reasons.  One is because that means the holidays are right around the corner and that is my favorite time of the year!  And two because by Halloween we will have our little Finn!!  I pinned this awesome Halloween wreath on Pinterest and I can't wait to make it!!  It is perfect for the front door!

This scarf was on Etsy and I LOVE it!!  The seller had been selling the crochet pattern for it and now it isn't on there anymore!  I am so sad I wish that I had bought it when I had the chance.

So anyways those are a few things that I have been loving lately.  I hope everyone is having a great week and staying cool throughout this ridiculous heat!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Let me start off this post by saying that I love my kids more than anything on this planet.  I really do.  I hate being away from them and they make me smile more than anyone I know.

With that being said I think they may have possibly been sent here to torture me.  From the moment I wake up around 7:30 am if I don't tiptoe quietly around my house either one of them will be up within seconds to bombard me with all sorts of questions and beg me for breakfast.  If for some reason they wake up before me they will proceed in waking me up and then begin asking me when breakfast will be.  They have absolutely no shame.  After I finally feed my "starving" children they will follow me to whichever room I go to and continue the questions.  "What are we going to do today?"  "Is anyone coming over?" "What are we going to have for lunch?"  They must know everything!!  At about this time if my husband is home he will finally roll out of bed around 9.  So by this time of day I have been asked about a hundred questions and I am probably sitting in a daze on the couch with the kids sitting on both sides of me attacking me with their questions.  My wonderful husband usually notices this and he will attempt to take on their verbal abuse while I go use the bathroom or try to squeeze in a shower.  The second I sit down in the bathroom I will hear a knock on the door.  "Mommy are you in there?" "What are you doing?" "Are you almost done?" "I need to tell you something." "Deegan won't share." "Autumn won't play with me."  If there wasn't a lock on the door I am sure they would be in there sitting on my lap.  Antonio can be sitting on the couch in the living room or at the dining room table in plain sight and instead they will search the whole entire house to find me to tell me about their problems or let me know that they need me to put a new cartoon on because they don't like the one that just came on.  I guess they just like the way I handle the remote better.  Yesterday I was able to go to Joann's Fabric alone!  Man was it a treat!  I was only gone for about two hours but man it was just what I needed!  I came home feeling like I could take on their questions and arguing like a champ.

They really are my favorite people in the whole world and I am very blessed to have two beautiful children who love me as much as I love them.  It is probably this insane heat keeping us cooped up inside that is driving us all crazy.  Soon I will be even more outnumbered and I say "Bring it on!"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Time Is Flying

I was just thinking today that time seems to be flying by at an amazing speed!  It certainly doesn't feel like I have been pregnant for the last 8 months.  I don't think that it has completely set in that we are going to soon be a family of 5.  We are going to have 3 kids!!  That seriously boggles my mind.  This pregnancy has been a little different from the other two.  I don't feel as "pregnant" as I did with my first two.  I haven't really limited myself to the things that I am able to do.  I mean I have two young kids so how am I really supposed to sit around all day and do nothing.  Just last month we remodeled our trailer and I was in there laying linoleum and painting cabinets. (Don't worry it was well ventilated!)  I will still go out for a hike or take a ride on my bike. (not it this psychotic heat though!)  In the beginning of my pregnancy I was super sick and I lost about 15 pounds which I was NOT complaining about!  Since then I have not gained any weight at all.  My measurements have been right on and Finn is definitely growing I am just not gaining anything.  Again I am NOT complaining!  My doctor says that it is fine as long as the baby is growing and I am measuring correctly.  My eating habits have definitely changed since I was so sick in the beginning.  I get full really fast and I do not eat nearly as much as I used to.  If I try and force myself to finish my meal I will make myself nauseous which I will then proceed to throw it all up!  Most of the times the kids can eat more than I do.  In just 8 weeks I will be full term and we will be welcoming our Finn Elias to our family and I cannot wait!!  I feel like he is the last little missing piece to complete our family and we can't wait to meet the little guy who kicks all day long!  He is already a little feisty guy!

Here are few Instagram pics from the past few weeks.