Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fresh (Re)Start

Tomorrow is the first of February! Hard to believe that a whole month has passed this year already.  And my New Year's resolution of working out and getting in shape has not taken off yet.  I'm not giving up already, just rethinking it that's all! :) 

We purchased a treadmill for ourselves as an early Christmas present.  It's in our house, and I have failed miserable at using it.  I got Zumba for the Wii, and I've done it once! Seriously?!?! I'm pathetic!

So..tomorrow is THE day...a fresh start.  I WILL WORK OUT!

Found this on Pinterest, and I couldn't agree more! :)

Pinned Image
Who wants to keep me motivated? Anyone want to volunteer to be my workout partner??

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Finding the time for me

Here we go...again! I am going to give this a much greater effort to keep up with this blog.  There are so many reasons I shouldn't attempt this again.  I work a full time job as a 2nd grade teacher.  I am a mother of a toddler. I want to start a side business.  I have a house to keep clean.  I would rather sleep.  Or watch my television shows.

The odds are definetely stacked against me. But something inside me just keeps telling me to stick with this.  I love writing down my thoughts.  Some days, its the only way I keep sane. Some days, I just want to let it all out.  Some days, I can get so lost in my own thoughts that nothing ever comes out.  Am I alone here?  Blogging is my me time..and this year, I am committed to finding the time for ME.

Don't get me wrong. I am very in love with my husband of nearly 4 years.  I am head over heels in love with my 21 month old son.  I just know that in order to be the best mother and wife, I need to first take care of me. I hope to keep up with this blog and document my thoughts, dreams, and journey along the road of life. If I get followers, great! If not, that's ok too! I just want to have a way to keep up with the thoughts going on inside this mind.

Anyone else trying to find more time for yourself this year?  Or maybe you would just rather watch your tv shows than keep up with a blog?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

No More Excuses

It has been a long time...

This poor blog has been neglected...

I could come up with many excuses...

1. It's summer, and I'm a teacher...therefore I am NOT working right now! (HA! Any mother knows that's really not true...but oh well!)

2. I have too much fun looking at everyone else's blogs! (Bower Power, Thrifty Decor Chick, YHL, G&D...the list goes on...and on)

3. I am working on my tan. (with a toddler?? Yeah...right)

4. I am dying of heat exhaustion in this lovely Indiana heat wave! (Hello 115 degrees...you are NOT my friend. I broke into a sweat at 7:00 am just taking out the trash!)

But this madness has to stop! I have tons of ideas, lots of projects, and I need a place to organize all my thoughts. So that's it, I'm giving it another go and you all better hang in there with me!




Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snowpocalypse 2011

You heard it here first folks, we are currently in the midst of the most "epic, snowstorm/ice storm of the century!" Yes, I just made that up...but if you were home and watching any television news program, you would believe it too! Luckily for us, this ice storm is closing school and we found out at 3:00 pm that we would be cancelled tomorrow too! Nothing better than having a couple of extra days to get things done around here that don't normally happen! I have made tomorrow's mission planning a certain someone's 1st Birthday party! I have soo many ideas, I'm having trouble deciding on one. Here are some of my ideas...

Pirates (not the ugly, dirty, kind...the cute, appropriate for a 1 year old kind:)
Baseball (he IS a boy...and it just seems like a fun time!)
Dr. Seuss (I know it's ME who has the obsession with all things Dr. Seuss...but it's so darn cute!)

Can I get some help here? Let me know what you think? Are you snowed...err...iced in too? Anyone else a little obsessed with planning parties?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


We have been getting a lot of snow here lately, and although I usually despise the white stuff...it was much appreciated today! The 5-6 inches, plus blowing wind caused some nice drifts and made for very slick roads! Which leads me to the best part...SCHOOL CLOSED!

Being a teacher really DOES have some nice perks!

I can't help but get absolutely giddy when I receive that phone call telling me that I get to sleep in and don't have to get out and about in that yucky white stuff! But what makes matters even sweeter are this little guy...

I decided to bundle him up in 2 onesies, 2 pairs of socks, sweatpants, bunting outfit, and hat. He wasn't quite sure what to think being all bundled up. Or what in the world mommy was doing with a laundry basket and blanket? Desperate times call for desperate measures! SOO CAUUTTE! I was afraid he might panic so we started off gradually. He started looking curious, so I just plopped him in!

And he LOVED it! He wasn't out there long but long enough for the neighbors to see and probably start wondering what in the world that crazy lady was doing putting a baby in the snow, but it was enough to make for some great memories!
We weren't outside long at all, but after we came in and I got him changed out of his snow clothes, he went straight to the back door and stared out at the snow. :) I'll take that as he had a great time!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Highlights of 2010

As the end of this year comes to a close, I can't help but reflect on all of the things that happened to our family this year. 2010 has definitely been an eventful, exciting, trying, and amazing year! I am beyond blessed to have an amazing husband, healthy and adorable baby boy, and supportive families!
Here are some of the highlights of our year:

January-- M turned 27!
February--Got a new SUV!
March-- Had LOTS of baby showers and last minute preparations for baby boy!
April--Conner is born!!
May--Sold house in Lafayette, and found house in Westfield.
June--Moved into new house!
July-Celebrated July 4th (and mother-in-laws b-day) at Hoosier Park
August--Started back to work after 4 1/2 (wonderful) months at home with Conner! Conner started daycare! :(
September--Adjusted to life as a working mom! :(
October--L turned 26! Conner started crawling (and pulling up, and sitting up!)
November--Celebrated Conner's first Thanksgiving!
December--Celebrated Conner's first Christmas and enjoyed spending the last 2 weeks of the year at home!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Conner: 1 Month

I can not believe how quickly time flies once you have a baby! It seems like only yesterday I was sitting on the couch, having contractions and hoping and praying to meet you soon! (It may have something to do with the sleep deprivation!) Our lives have been forever changed, and we can't imagine what life would be like without you. Here are some of the things you are doing this month:
  • smiled
  • laugh while falling asleep
  • eating every 2 1/2-3 hrs
  • sleeping in crib at only 2 weeks
  • wearing newborn diapers and clothes
  • rolled over from tummy to back for the first time! (not sure if this was an accident or intentional...but we are on guard now!)
  • love your swing

Here is a photo from your 1 month photo shoot: (you were a trooper and endured Mommy's obsession over taking these pics...let's hope this continues unlike your Daddy who hates pictures!)

(You put your arm out on the piggy bank all by yourself...I promise I didn't stage that! :)