At the first sight of this photograph, my mind instantly went to “oh how awesome would that be!?” Then after awhile I thought… wait, I already have most of that. Although the quit your job, and buy a ticket really does sound nice.
I can picture it now, my toes dipped in the sand on a beach somewhere with my little munchkin building sandcastles all while my sexy hubs and I would be lounging back sipping on some margaritas. With no worry in the world, just freedom and all the time that comes with it. Doesn’t that sound nice?
It seems that lately, vacation is all I have on the brain. It’s a form of rejuvenation. Boy I could use that, we could use that. The hubs has been working non stop at CCA, and they are doing major remodeling, so I miss him and when he comes home all he wants to do is shower, hang out with us on the couch and then pass out. I don’t blame him. I feel the same way after work.
Even though we get busy, last night, I was an emotional wreck after watching Dancing with the Stars. (I really wanted Val to win, ok?) I looked over at him and said “now what?” He just laughed. I am so on a routine, we both are and Monday nights were the night I most looked forward too. We ended up laughing it up and talking about how boring we’ve become.
But at the end of the conversation we looked at each other and agreed that we were so proud of how far we have come. We are in our mid twenties, have great jobs for great companies, have a beautiful and healthy baby girl, own a house and are nearly debt free. We have worked our asses off to get here and we can honestly say we have a comfortable and happy life.
It gave me perspective into my younger self. If you would have told me I would have accomplished all this by 26 I would have laughed. I was so different then. My priorities were different, my ambitions were too. Those things no longer matter to me now.
I can spend my days in the arms of my husband, watching Disney with my daughter, or creating a mess on the kitchen table with some diy activity and I would not trade that for the world. We do work hard almost 50 hours a week, spend all weekend with my daughter and family. We do a lot. And vacation really does sound good.
After all everyone deserves a little break now and then… right now it might not be in the cards, but one day I will…I will quit my job get on a plane and I won’t look back. (maybe get a spray tan, although I’m already a little tan, but sprayed on tanned abs wouldn’t hurt?)
What about you? Where would you want to take off too? Where are your favorite places to vacation?
I can not begin to tell you how excited I am that’s it’s Monday!! Tonight is the last time I get to see my favorites perform on Dancing with the stars. It’s been my first season to watch it and I’m obsessed. It’s the reason I decided to incorporate dance into my exercise routine!
So as you guys know from my previous post it was an up and down weekend, but as always I managed to come out on top! We have the power to change our moods and be happy, and that’s what I did. I got with the program and embraced what I could and couldn’t change. I dig it. I can totally do this now.
Getting “healthy” has been hard but overall I’m starting to feel the benefits. I used to be a terrible morning person, but today I bounced out of bed at 6 am. Made the bed, got dressed, got Ella dressed, ate breakfast and we were on our way before 8 am! I even arrived at work early, go figure. I’ve had my wonderful nutriblast (which are AMAZING) and life couldn’t be any better!
With the help of my wonderful husband, we planned out the week’s meals and found time to even fit in exercise without breaking any of our priorities. The most important one to me is spending as much quality time with Ella. So gym time has been moved from 8:30-9:30 pm. I know it seems late, but it’s perfect for my schedule. By 8:30 Ella is down for the night, my gym is right across the street. I hit the mat, Andrew stays home and has an hour of “me” time. Video games galore he calls it. It works out perfect. He does the morning work outs so it works out fantastic for both of us. Not to mention exercise makes me sleepy, so I now sleep like a baby. Win, win.
I really plan on sharing more fantastic recipes I’ve found, ways I’m finding holistic balance and the tips and tricks I come across with you guys! So be on the lookout!
Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed my “weekend update“, here are some of the pics below!!
01 // Late night Gym Session
02 // Look how sweaty I am! OK more like, I’m “glowing”
03 // Spent the next evening watching the sun go down with the hubs, on the bed of his new truck. It was perfect.
04 // Spent Saturday morning with the munchkin and went to visit the grandparents. She ended up napping over there so we escaped to a movie and lunch.
05 // Had lunch at Olive Garden, yum. I was good, I only had one bread stick! Celebrated with a Caramel, Hazelnut Macchiato coffee that I shared with my love.
06 // Tired out after The Great Gatsby, wonderful movie! Perfect way to end the day with my love!
I hope you guys had a great week/weekend and I hope that you have a greater one up ahead! Until next time! Hugs!
I wish I could say that life is always peachy king jelly bean. But life sometimes can be a total……(curse word)…… well you get my drift. With all the crazy life changes I’m making to get better, it seems that I’ve been in a bad mood. Hey, when you take a girls sweets away, it can get tough. What am I to do without my chocolate obsession?
Being grumpy is not like me at all. I know that I’m sort of outside my element at the moment but my goodness how wonderful it is to having loving arms to run crying into, when things just don’t seem right. This past weekend, my husband has had to put up with some of my crankiness. Poor guy, I don’t think he truly knew how hard all this was going to be on the both of us.
As you know, my hormonal imbalance has me up and down. So I’m kind of in the “I’m not much for going out” phase. Trying to figure out a balance between calories, gym time and ways to calm my stress… well it’s been hard. Go figure. Today, however I could just tell, I felt it, up and down and it was driving me crazy.
Luckily for me, my amazing mother took Ella to a birthday party and the hubs and I had time to sit down and talk it out. You know how it goes, when you are in a bad mood, it seems like the little things start to get under your skin, and that’s what was happening between us. We feed off each others energy and when one is in a bad mood… it’s contagious.
We sat down next to one another and began to talk about it. Why I was upset, what was really bothering me, why he was upset and so on. To my amazement, he took everything I said like a champ, held my chin and said “I promise to do better. I promise to not leave dirty dishes in the sink. I promise to communicate better with you. I promise we will get through this.” Then I began with my promises “I promise to throw all the dirty diapers away. I promise to let you know why I’m upset when I’m upset. I promise to be more open and avoid giving the silent treatment when I’m overwhelmed. Most of all I promise to be better.”
After the promises were made, we broke into laughter. What seemed so overwhelming at the time now seemed silly. We smiled, we kissed and by the time you knew it we were goofing off around the house. Later on in the day I found myself throwing the dirty diapers away (don’t judge, I occasionally forget where I place them)… I heard him putting the dirty dishes in the dishwasher and it felt awesome. We actually were trying!
I think people so often forget how important communication is. When you get married, you make a promise “for better or for worse” and with the promise comes all the promises in between. They are so vital to a healthy relationship. To listen, to learn, to communicate, but most importantly to understand. I am so blessed to be married to my best friend. He has been there for me through SO much. I can’t even begin to count the ways he has blessed me and changed my life. I really am grateful to have someone love me and every side of me. Who is willing to stand by my side as I make tough life changes.
I hope from the bottom of my heart that you have someone special in your life, and that your love blooms everyday. I hope that your promises to each other are sweet and that you keep them close to each others hearts. And as always I wish you guys the best! I hope you had a great ending to another weekend gone by too fast. Until next time, hugs!
I hope you enjoy our goofy photographs up above. It was from last week’s date night.(Yes, I was being silly and pretending to strike a models pose, haha.) It’s always great to have photos to look back on!
It’s official, I am losing it. As I sit here, blogging I’m trying to beat out the storm that has promised to shut off our electricity .. I can’t help but fight back these mommy tears. Tonight, both my mini me and I were not feeling to great. We kept bumping heads and it seemed the only thing she wanted was daddy. As her fussiness grew loud and clear, I picked her up, wrapped her up in my oversized robe (so perfectly soft), I basically swaddled my 18 month old. Held her tight against my chest and rocked her while I hummed the lullabies that played in the background.
She tried to fight it, but within minutes she nestled in my chest looked up at me and smiled. She cooed just like a baby and within a few more minutes, it was lights out. I couldn’t help but stare at that beautiful face. I soaked it up as much as I possible could. I kissed her nose, her forehead, her little fingers. I didn’t want to put her down in her bed. I thought to myself… I could stay like this forever.
The thought of how this miracle came into my life fills me with overwhelming love and joy. I had a very complicated pregnancy and birth, one I hope to share with you soon. So when she officially arrived, that’s it, my life was never the same. Honestly I don’t even remember what life was like without her. Every moment with her is so important and monumental to my life.
I work hard and a lot, and I don’t get all the time I’d like to spend with her, so when we have brief moments like the one tonight, my world is truly complete. I know that I am an emotional wreck, granted probably because of the health issues I have going on at the moment. But then again, it’s just mommyhood. It brings out a whole other side of you that you didn’t know you have. I love this side of me, I hope that I always treasure these little moments and that I never take them for granted. Long live mommyhood. HUGS!
I know… it’s Tuesday and I am just updating the “weekend update“. I haven’t blogged for the last 4 days. I feel awful about it. I wanted to so badly stick to #blogadaymay. As luck would have it, I was destined to focus on family and my health this past weekend.
My father had eye surgery this past Friday and as always it’s a scary thing to go through. Like a champ is has recovered very nicely, and the anesthesia has made him even more of a teddy bear. I never get tired of hearing my dad say I love you. While my dad was going through his thing, I noticed that my sick feeling from earlier in the week, was not going away. Stubborn as I am, I chose to ignore it. I spent most of the weekend to myself, in bed feeling like I could not get out. I made the most of Mothers Day with my family which was LOVELY but soon returned back home to find myself back in bed, sick again.
Yesterday, I received a call from the doctor, explaining my lab work had come in and they needed to see me. I knew right then and there that they had an answer to my sick feeling. Turns out I’m not doing so well on being healthy. After having Ella almost 19 months ago, my body has suffered a lot. I never took the time to really listen to what it was trying to tell me, because like most girls, I blamed my IUD. So all those cramps, and all those “I’m about to faint” moments were caused by a reason.
I’m happy to say that with the doctors advice, and a holistic approach to a life change, I will manage to come out on top. There are always going to be things that bring you down, let them. Because once you get down, there is only one way to go, UP. This time, better, stronger and wiser.
Thank you guys for your patience and sweet messages. I know I have lots of email and letters to catch up on, they are on the way promise! I’m so blessed to have such an amazing support system. You guys are wonderful! I really hope you enjoy my “weekend update.”
01 // Much needed gab fest with the bestie at BJ’s.
02 // No night is complete, without a goodnight kiss.
03 // Picked up last day Mother’s Day gifts in the rain.
04 // Spent most of the weekend make-up free. When I don’t feel good, it really shows huh?
05 // Woke up to the most amazing breakfast ever on Mothers Day! I love my handsome chef.
06 // Instantly perked up when I saw this sweet face. She was so incredible all weekend, I think she knew mommy wasn’t feeling too good.
I hope you guys had a really fantastic weekend and that all the mothers out there had an amazing Mothers Day. Lot’s of hugs from me to you!