Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Vacation

This year we decided we were going to have a California Christmas and I am so glad we did. We had a blast. On the way down Baby got sick but he was still so good on the ride. For a pre-christmas gift we got him some movies and a DVD player, what a life saver. I think that was more of a gift for me. Honestly.

Our first day there my MIL took us to the zoo, what a disappointment. Its the living dessert zoo (I think) anyways I was not impressed. Not only that but I was sick by then with a fever but I didn't want to rain on anyones parade so I just went and toughed it out. We lasted maybe 2 hours the max with eating in between. I am sure if I had seen most of the zoo it would have been cool but we saw maybe 7 animals total. They have a night time light show that I probably would have enjoyed better but oh well. Baby however really enjoyed the fact that they had a ginormous play train thing going on. We sat there watching it for about 30 minutes.

We had a great Christmas Eve party. My husband aunt loves to entertain (she is a martha stewart, I swear) and it was just amazing. We had a great dinner with prime rib, turkey and tons more stuff. Her grand-daughter who came from Israel brought beads for everyone to make necklaces for each other as gifts and I loved the idea. I said we should do that every year. There was also tons of singing and laughing happening. I love Christmas Eve.

Christmas day we spend at my husbands grandma's house and that was also fun. Great food and company which is the best.

The rest of the time we just enjoyed hanging out with the family that we don't get to see nearly enough.

My husband rode a total of about 100 miles while we were there and his uncle spoiled him with tons of biking gear.

I will have to update later more on Christmas Vacation cause for some reason my pictures are not all uploading to my computer but once I get them loaded they will be up on here.

This was Jon after a 48 mile ride.

This was at the Zoo.
This was as interesting as it got. Its cute though, huh?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas treats

I had a family get together with the Aguilera's before heading out of town and I made these treats for everyone to take home. I love the recipe I found for ginger snaps since they are my favorite cookies for Christmas but these are the best out there here is the link. They are also super easy to make and Baby loved helping me make them. I also made some peanut butter fudge and peppermint fudge. My favorite was the peanut butter fudge but they weren't all that great so I just need to try other recipes till I find the one I love.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I actually made these 2 boots also. I have been surprising myself lately with what things I have been making. This next year I am going to make more handmade things and make tutorials cause I am having way too much fun making things.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Stocking tutorial

Well kind of a tutorial I didn't take pictures of all the steps.

I decided this year for Christmas I was going to make my husband's aunt and grandma something Christmasy for decoration. In October I made one boot so I figured I would make 2 more. This one is for his grandma and she loves everything leopard so I added that to it and I actually made the pattern myself. I impressed myself by doing that since I can't draw for my life but maybe things are changing now that I am using my creative side.

Here are some of the pictures and step:

-This is the pattern I made.

-This is what the pattern looks like.
-I cut out the pattern
-Then I cut out some leopard fabric in the size I wanted it to be at the top and pinned it all together then I sewed it up
- Then I stuffed it with filling
-I already had a big flower so I glued it on and there you have it

I know these instructions are not good but next project I will take good pictures of every step. This is the end result. I love it.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas decor

This is as much decorating as I did this year but I actually really like it all. I had fun making some of it too. We did put up a Christmas tree but I was not pleased with how it looked and the ornaments were old so I just didn't take any pictures of it this year. My goal for next year is to make my ornaments and for them to all be about Baby and what he likes.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My life is on repeat

I swear it really least the last 3 years have been.

This post is not to get sympathy from anyone, its more for myself, maybe I can make some changes in my life so this doesn't keep on happening.

From February to September every goes amazing every year. We are financial ok and by ok I mean we live like the rest of America pay check to pay check but are at least able to get a check every 2 weeks and save a little bit of money. I feel physically good and just everything to me feels like its going as planned. (which might be the problem)

Then from October to January everything goes to crap. I might be a little bit over dramatic but this is how it feels. The stores that my husband owns start to do horrible and since we live off of them then we financial start to hurt. I start to feel depressed and everything bugs me, I am short tempered and I start to loose weight.

You know I would be able to deal with this if it was the first year that it was happening but every year! Come on! I need a break, really I do. I just want one year to go good and I don't expect to have tons of money but just enough to pay the bills. I know that in the end we always some how make it thru these months but still the stress of it all gets to me.

This makes me so sad because this is my favorite time of year. It really is. Especially now that I have baby. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas just make me so happy when I think about them but then when they are here I get really emotional because things are not going like I wanted them to.

I think next year I just need to not expect things to be so perfect and that might help around this time of year. I also think I will start working at my husband stores and make some money so I can save up to have the things I want around this time of year. when I go back and read this I sound really materialistic but I really am not. I promise! I am pretty low maintenance. I think more than anything the money is needed for the things I want for Baby. I want him to be able to have what I didn't.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

When is the next one coming?

I get this question from family a few times a month.

Do people not realize that I am not crazy and don't want to be.

I love Baby to piece and he has made me realize so much about life and myself. I love babies, all babies. I just melt when I am around them but not for once do they make me think about having another one soon. Baby is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me and my husband. He is funny and crazy and just his own self. Every day I love him more if that is even possible.

But just because he is so amazing does not mean I want to bring another child into this crazy world. I feel like when I had Baby I was 100% ready for him. Personally I do not think I will be ready for another one for another 5 years. I don't think my husband will be ready for maybe another 10 after seeing how I was during my pregnancy. Apparently I am crazy and difficult. He might need therapy before he will agree to another baby. Hahaha. I am so serious. When I say this to family they think I am crazy.

Isn't it funny how we think people are weird when they don't do things the way we do cause I think that they are the ones that are crazy popping children out like there is no tomorrow.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Plans for Christmas

We are planning on going to California for Christmas.

I will find out tomorrow after a meeting for the stores if we are or not but gosh dang it I am determined to have a good time no matter what. I just really hope it will be in California with my husbands grandparents, aunts and uncle. Bentley needs to see them.

I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Friday, November 26, 2010


This is what I am thankful for this year:
my husband
my handsome baby
my family being here this year
my cousin
and her family
I love them all so much!

Friday, November 5, 2010


Isn't this a pretty dog? And look at those eyes. Now what do people think about Pitbulls. Growing up in Philadelphia I just always thought that they were mean, ugly dogs. My cousin just recently got one and I am in love with her. I cannot believe how sweet she is. What are peoples opinion about letting your child play with a Pitbull? I know my mother thinks I am crazy for even going over there when the dog is inside but I believe that if you treat an animal right that they grow up not to be aggressive.

Baby loves dogs and from the time he was born he has been around a Chihuahua and a German Sheaperd so he is not afraid off little ones or big ones. He actually really likes the German Sheaperd. Now that Oakley, the Pitbull, is at my cousin's house he loves it over day and to top it off he is super entertained by her. They play with eat other, he hides from her and she looks for him they chase each other and give each other kisses. Its so cute to watch.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Activities

My sister-in-law thought of making this and while our kids played we made these. It such an easy project and so cute. I love it. This will be something I make every year from now on. I am in love with making the little pumpkins and I have started making a punch more but in Fall colors for Thanksgiving. Here is the link of a tutorial on how to make them. I wish I could take credit for them but I have to give credit where its deserved.

As I have said before my husband spends Mondays and Tuesdays in Salt Lake City since he is in school all day long and just spends the nights at his parents who happen to live minutes away from the school. I have way too much anxiety to stay home by myself so I have my brother, Aaron, stay with me those days and we try to find fun things to do that can involve Baby somehow or he can be around for it and not mess it up. We of course had to carve some pumpkins. I think they turned out ok but by the next day they were growing mold, ewww, as Baby would say. This was only the second time in my whole life I have ever carved a pumpkin and it was so much fun. I think my brother and I laughed for about 3 hours straight.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Bee Sting

I HATE bees. Cannot stand to look at them or hear them or anything that has to do with them. I think they are a waste of space and should just all die. No really they should. I have only been stung once in my life, well until yesterday. I was at my cousin's house watching Baby play with their dogs and taking pictures and all of a sudden I felt like I a needle was going into my foot. Holy cow it hurt. I immediately scream so Baby comes over, he wasn't far actually he was right next to me and almost puts his hand down where the stupid bee is stinging me. I fling it off and I killed it cause it was not getting away with stinging me and not dying. Oh no, it messed with the wrong person. Anyways...I am a super dramatic person, my husband would say I would be amazing at acting. I start screaming and my cousin's son runs downstairs to find out what is going on and he was so sweet and got honey out cause he said that's what his mom does when someone gets stung. I put it on but wow I was in pain and my foot was starting to swell up. So by now I start screaming "oh wow this hurts worst than labor", mind you I didn't go thru too much pain during labor since I got an epidural at 2 cm. My cousin's daughters get really worried to runs to the bathroom where her mom is showering and tells her something really bad is happening to me since I am saying I am in worst pain than labor. My cousin run out of the shower and comes running downstairs to find me on her couch almost ready to cry. She laughed so hard at me. I couldn't believe it, I told her clearly she had never been stung cause it hurt bad. Poor Baby kept on coming over all worried about me. No one believed me that I was in pain not even my husband he laughed at me for being such a girl. I told him I hope he gets stung so he can know how much it hurts but then I thought about it and it wouldn't even hurt him I swear, his tolerance for pain is super high. I could barely walk for 2 days on that foot and then it was swollen for 4 days and now it just itches so bad. That stupid bee had to ruin a perfectly fine day. Did I mention I hate them? However I am glad that stupid bee stung me and not Baby.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Witches party too

My cousin and I were invited to a Halloween party and it was all about witches. We had a blast. I am so sad that I didn't bring my camera because the house was beautifully decorated and everything was so well organized. I left at 8:30 because my mom was done with Baby but my cousin stayed till 10:00 and she said the party continued on till midnight. These ladies were not playing around.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I really love sewing, crafting and just making things and using my imagination.

Baby's room is a Car's themed room so I made him this blanket and he loves it. Every time we leave the house it has to come with us and he will not go to sleep until its over him. I love the fact that I made it for him and he likes it so much. I am in the process of making him a quilt for his bed but its taking forever.

Aren't these cute? I figured I better get ready on making some Thanksgiving crafts and these were super easy to make.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


The company my husband order the food for his business thru has a food show twice a year and we always go because they pay for out hotel, gas and food. We just can't say no to that. Normally they have it in Boise, Idaho at a beautiful hotel but this time they had it in Jackpot, NV. First of all when my husband said Nevada I got super excited thinking it was near Vegas. I didn't even know Nevada touched Idaho. I know I was never good at geography. Anyways we took my brother with us and it was a good trip. The food show was smaller than normal but we got money to gamble with. My husband and brother gambled a little and they actually made some money which was good. We didn't waste one single penny of our own the whole trip and had left over by the time we got home.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Decor

For years I have hated Halloween but since having Baby for some reason I have felt excited about it which is funny since I always told my husband the day we had a child we would never celebrate Halloween but oh how you change once you have a child. All the weird ideas you had go out the window.

Last year Baby was too little to really know what was going on but I still dressed him up for it but this year I knew I needed to decorate for it and I had a blast.

Since taking these pictures I have added more stuff and changed things around a little but enjoy!

Friday, September 24, 2010

I miss you

My dear husband is amazing, not to brag but really he is. He has started school full time and is also working full time. After realizing that the stores we own are not doing as well as we all thought they would do, we decided it was time for him to go back to school and get a degree. This was a hard decision since this meant Baby and I would barely get to see him but for a better future it needed to be done.

We miss Jon terribly! We really only see him Wednesday night, Saturday morning and Sunday morning that is all. I can see a difference in Baby since Jon started this new schedule my poor Baby he knows something is off.

The good thing is he only has 3 semesters left of school so not too long but then we have to decide what to do from there if get a job or go to a MBA program or JDMA.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Who are you?

The last few week I have come to realize that the people I knew as my parents are no longer...sad...

I never saw them as I do now. Maybe its like that for everyone out there but since I haven't had them close by I didn't see it till just recently.

But life goes on, right?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Aguilera's

Well my family is moving to Utah. They are actually on there way as we speak and should be here by tomorrow night. You would think I would be super excited about this and maybe if this had happened a few months ago I would've be but right now its kinda bitter sweet.

You see I am kinda hurt by my parents and one sibling. All three are coming off as really ungrateful which makes me sad because my husband and I have done a lot in the last year for this one sibling and for them not to be grateful about it really hurts. I am now coming off to them as a trouble maker and liar. I cannot believe that my parents have taken sides it really hurts. The funny thing is that my mother will talk to me like nothing is wrong but I have my other siblings calling me and letting me know what my parents are saying behind my back. I thought we were all adults. My father hasn't spoken to me in about 3 weeks because I wouldn't help this one sibling out.

I know that once they get here I will have to have a lot of boundaries with them because they say a lot of things that in my books are not okay to say. I feel differently about the church then they do and that is causing some issues too, so it should be interesting how it all turns out.

Monday, August 30, 2010



Today while at the playground with Baby a kid who is 2 years old comes to where we are at and starts pushing my son. I always thought I would lose my cool in a situation like this but I didn't. Instead Baby stood up for himself and pushed the kid right back and yelled at him, I was shocked and happy at the same time. This kept going on for about 10 minutes everything my son would do would bother this kid who came to where we were. Finally the little girl who Baby always plays with said we should go to where the slides are so we did. Baby was having a blast going down while the little girl caught him and then comes mr bully and starts pushing my son again. This time in a very soft and gentle voice I told him its not very nice to push other kids and that he would not like to be pushed either. The other little boy there even told me "he is mean and not treating your son nicely, huh?" so the other kids were seeing this at one point the little girl came up to me and said "he is a big bully isn't he?". Baby was about to go down the slide when the bully comes over and pushed him to the side and sits down but will not go down the slide so when Baby tried to push him to the side to go down mr bully pushed him really hard and Baby almost fell. I had had enough. I again very nicely said please do not push him, he is smaller than you and its not a very nice thing to do. I was shocked by the response, he looked at me with such anger and roared at me and then spit in my face, wow, I could not believe it. I didn't even know what to do, so I turned to him after grabbing Baby and said again in a soft voice I am so sorry that you are such an angry little boy and I left the playground. I thought about going to his mother and telling her but she had been drinking while she was outside and I didn't want to have to deal with someone who might have a buzz or something.

I am so saddened by this situation that a little 2 year old would think its ok to spit in an adults face and also by the anger he was showing at such a young age. Amazing parenting right there. I am not the perfect mother by all means but my gosh this woman saw her son push my son for about 10 minutes and she did nothing at all. Come on people show your children how to be nice human beings. I do not allow hitting, biting, kicking or pushing in my house or anywhere else so I think that I was expecting the same from other parents but I was wrong. Its so sad because I don't want Baby thinking that those things are ok cause they are not in my books so I grabbed him and left the park to wish he was super sad about, poor thing then we were stuck in the house the rest of the day but he kept taking me to the door.

Parents around here amaze me. Clearly there are a lot of issues in this situation but one of them is why on earth would you allow your 2 year old to be outside in a playground by himself. I sometimes think people want their children to be kidnapped no lie.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Computer is fixed

We were without our computer for about a month and a half. I was so sad when it died but this last week we had enough money to get it fixed and I just got it back. I have missed it so much. Now I have a whole bunch of things to post about. Stay tune...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Our 4 year Anniversary

Wow...4 years they have gone by way too fast. We have been thru a lot and done a lot in those 4 years but I wouldn't change them for the world. In those 4 years we have:
-lived in Provo, West Point and Ogden Utah
-gone thru 5 cars
-had family living with us for 32 months out the 4 years (I have hated it and will never happen again)
-became pregnant
-had our first baby and he couldn't be more wonderful
-opened a business
-Jon stopped going to school and is now after 2 years going back
-have traveled to California more times than I can remember, to Philadelphia and Virginia
-lived in an apartment for the first time and we love it
-had many arguments but still love each other at the end of the day
I am sure I am forgetting a ton of things.

For our anniversaries every other year I am in charge of planning what we are doing and this year was my year. We went out to dinner to our usual place, Red Lobster, its my favorite place, I know weird and when we first got married Jon would laugh at me but now he likes it too. Jon's mom watched Baby for us so we could get a night out by ourselves. After dinner we came back home to put Baby down while doing that Jon's mom left to help me with my surprise. I recreated our wedding cake, well kinda. We went to our store after it was closed and ate cake and listened to soft music then we danced to our wedding song that we never got to dance to since I got sick on our wedding day. It was really romantic and sweet I think and Jon seemed to like it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jon's 27th birthday

This year I learned that my husband actually likes amusement park. Never in 4 years of marriage have I heard him say that or have we gone but he told me that about 3 months before his birthday so when his birthday rolled around I figured I knew I wanted to go to an amusement park to celebrate his birthday. It was a surprise until about 3 days before he figured me out but still we had a blast. I got his mom, brother sister and her family along with my cousins and my best friend to all join us at Lagoon. I was so much fun. We were there from 12-10pm. Afterwards Jon told me this was the best birthday EVER.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

the 2 loves of my life

I love watching these two together.

I will never be able to let this man know how much I love him and what he means to me.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My birthday

This year I turned 26 and to be honest I feel no different than last year or the year before. I had a very low key birthday. Jon's parents watched Baby for us and we went out to dinner with a friend. Nothing big or exciting.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

He is a boy! Not a girl...

People are something else. I might have posted about this before but I am so upset or hurt or whatever it is.

Yesterday at the fair I was told Baby was a girl about 5 times. Towards the end I was just laughing in their face and right away calling him dude and then I went off in spanish with my cousin. This is my problem. He was wearing a green pair of shoes with a blue pair of shorts. What about that outfit is girly? Really people? If you aren't sure just don't say anything. How come some people can tell he is a boy but then other people can't? Are they blind?

That was I woke up determined to go to church and make it thru all of sacrament. I had to go by myself. I had a great morning and Baby and I went off to church. Everything was going great the middle of the sacrament while the bread is being blessed a little girl, she looked to be about 3 years old, screams "daddy is that a girl" pointing to Baby. Then EVERYONE around us of course had to turn around and see including the girls parents and they didn't tell her yes or no, so I yelled "it's a boy". Mind you all of this is going on while is super quiet. Ok, todays outfit for church was blue and white shoes, blue and white striped shorts and a polo shirt with blue and gray stripes. Not only that but if you have ever gone to church there is never a little girl wearing shorts. Am I right or maybe I'm crazy. So since the parents didn't tell her he was a boy she kept on yelling out "is that a boy". By this point I was super pissed at these parents and the little girl. I am not even kidding, come on people shut your kids up ok. Seriously...even the people around them were feeling uncomfortable. The only lady at church that knows me just kept on looking at me like she was saying "I'm sorry". After about 30 minutes of this going on I just left church I was too embarrassed.

I understand my little boy has long hair but it is not girly hair its long boy hair. He doesn't even look girly. Maybe I need to start taking him out with a shirt that says "I am a boy not a girl get it right". I might actually get one for next Sunday.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

Father's day went really well. I woke up 30 minutes before Baby woke up so I was able to get started on breakfast. I made Jon a quiche with all his favorite veggies. Once I heard Baby wake up I ran to the room got it and had Silvia help me out with him. I finished everything up and got Jon's gift ready. Baby was so excited about taking the gift to his papa, he couldn't wait so we went in right away and he jumped on papa and gave him big kisses. Doesn't get better than that. He loves his papa. He then helped papa open his gifts. He got sandals and new golf shoes. Poor Jon however had to work so after breakfast he went off to work. Dinner was BBQ ribs. We invited his parents over for dinner. All in all it was a good day.

I am so glad I found Jon. He is an amazing husband and an even better daddy. He loves Baby more than anything else. I find him on the floor with Baby every day playing around and being goofy. He cannot say no to Baby.

I am in love

With my Baby...

Who isn't thought with their own kids?

Tonight I did the bedtime routine and he fell asleep on my arms. He looked like such an angel I didn't want to put him in his crib. I sat in bed with him on my arms for about half an hour. I love that Baby more than he will probably ever know.

Friday, June 18, 2010

I need more days like today

Today has just been a great day.

Baby woke up at 8am which felt so good to sleep in. Ate all his breakfast and some. Watched some buggy show that he loves. Took a shower with me. Took a 2 and a half hour nap. Woohoo. I also slept. Then we went to the pool, played in the pool ate some snacks and made some new friends some who watched Baby for me while I just relaxed, how awesome. We were there for about 2 hours then came home took another shower and napped for another 30 minutes. Baby was in an amazing mood so we went to Jon's work and had dinner with him and had Jon play with him for a little bit since he doesn't get home till past bedtime. Came back home played and talked with our older neighbors that Baby just loves. Got dressed for bed, did our bedtime routine and Baby was down within 10 minutes. Yay! I need another day like today. If it continues I might start craving another baby, haha, yeah right I am not that crazy yet.

Yeah I know there was no cleaning done today but who cares. That will have to wait till sometime tonight when I get the desire to clean.

Baby had been sick for a few days so having a day like today was very much needed. Plus making a friend that lives in these apartments and has a baby about the same age as Baby is good I might not go crazy living here.

Monday, May 31, 2010


I am loving using my sewing machine and my creative mind and making cute things. This past week I have decided that I need to create an etsy account and start selling things that I make so that I can make some money to help Jon out. I am making right now some mobiles, once I have it all made I will take pictures of it and put it up so you guys can see. Hopefully I can actually sell them.

I belong in California

Doesn't everyone think that? I love when I get to go to California. When Jon and I first got married we used to go at least every other month and I took it for granted. Now that we only get to go a few times a year I really do enjoy it when I go. This time we went for almost a week and the weather was so much better than it was in February. We had swimming weather for most of the trip.

I love being on vacation, no cleaning, cooking, having to be on schedule. Just doing what I want when I want it, well maybe not when I want its more like when Baby wants. Still it is so relaxing.

Baby gets so much attention he loves it. He is such a sweet kid, loves everyone and wants to be friends with everyone. He did so good on the trip down and back. The whole family just adored him and he was totally working it with them. Smiling at everyone, blowing kisses, making eyes to them. One night we all went to dinner and he just totally put on a show the whole time we were there and they just could not believe how good he was.

One of my favorite things that I get to do is eat grapefruits and so I made Jon go and get me some.

The other fun part was hanging out with Jon's friend, his wife and son. Ok can I just say that their son is super cute. I was so jealous we went out to eat and he was just eating everything they gave him no questions asked. I could only wish Baby was that easy to feed. Anyways we hang out with them at a water park and then the following day the boys went golfing while us girls went to the pool with the kiddos. I had a blast she was so much fun. To top it off Baby really liked their son who is only 2 months older.

All in all it was a good vacation and much needed one. We will be back in California for July 4th. That's my husbands family annual family get together. Cannot wait for that one to come.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Well my testimony has been struggling for a while now and the last 2 months have been the worst. I cannot seem to find the desire to do any scripture reading or FHE or even go to church. This is horrible I know. Since moving to this new place we stopped going to church slowly cause we don't really like the people there we feel like outsiders and then everything else has stopped.

I have been feeling guilty and so this week I had been praying to God to please give me the desire to want to go back to church. Every night when I am breast feeding Baby I meditate and while doing that I have been talking to God, hoping that he would listen to me. Then on Friday I lost my car keys, which is not at all uncommon. However this time I was really not able to find them anywhere. I looked thru the whole house, outside, the trash, you name it I looked in there. Finally I called Jon and let him know what I had done. Ok, let me explain this key is electronic and so to replace it would cost over $360. I was pretty bummed. When Jon got home he looked again thru the trash and the dirty clothes and then the car to see if he could see it from outside. At the same time I went to put Baby down and while feeding him I started to talk to God again. This time I said Heavenly Father please if there is any way possible and no one has taken my key please guide me to where they are or let me know where I should look. No lie at that same moment I had a thought cross my mind and it was the Baby playing in the utensil drawer. After putting Baby in the crib I come to the kitchen and ask my husband if he found the key, he tells me he did but says "you won't believe where I found them". Yup, in the utensil drawer.

This was what I have been needing. It gave me chills and all. It also made me realize once again that I am a daughter of God and that he is listening to me even when I am not doing everything I should. He loves me no matter what. It also shocked me at how fast he answered my prayer.

To say the least it has been the little boost I needed to get my butt to church. At least for sacrament since its the only thing Baby will make it thru.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mother's Day

I think we need to celebrate Mother's Day once a month. Don't you guys agree? We do so much that it's only fair.

I had a great Mother's day. Jon has spoiled me these 2 last years.

I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for having given me the opportunity to become a mother. There is no better calling in life. I get so much joy out of being a mom.

Can I just say though that I do not know how there are women out there who are working mothers. They are amazing people because I would have lost my mind by now. I think it takes a very strong women to be able to do that and I am not that strong. So for those mother's who work outside of the home you guys need more praising.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sleeping is going amazing

Well after starting a sleeping routine a while ago and trying to get Baby to fall asleep on his own everything was going well. Until we went on vacation and everything got ruined.

After coming back from Vegas it was a struggle to get him to fall asleep and then to top it off he wanted to be on the booby ALL night long. He would wake up in the morning not very well rested and neither was I.

Last week I got to my breaking point, I honestly felt I was going crazy. I could no longer handle his whining and him not paying attention to me. It was like everything I told him to not do he would do as if to get attention. The one day I was at my cousins house and I had to leave out of there in complete despair. He was trying to ruin her palm tree and was going up and down the stairs and ended up falling the whole stair case. Was throwing dirt on the floor from the plans and was just throwing tantrums for no reason. My cousin saw how embarrassed and frustrated I was and gave me a piece of advice. She told me to put him to sleep at night on his own. This is the one and only thing I did not want to do. I love sleeping with my Baby and I was really sad but after feeling how I was feeling I called my husband and told him we needed to get at least a playpen for Baby to sleep in at night.

That same night I did the bed time routine and after feeding him I put him in the playpen to sleep. He cried for 30 minutes and it felt like forever but finally he stopped. I was shocked he had actually fallen asleep. We have now been doing it for about a week and he is now falling asleep within 5 minutes of me putting him down. Not only that but he slept the whole night without waking up last night. Also his whole behavior has done a complete 180. There is no more whining, listens to me, is way more cuddlie and to top it off is eating so much. I am a happy mom.

For mothers day we went over to my cousins house and she was in shock of how good he was behaving. He listened to me the whole time, ate dinner, played by himself. He was even making everyone laughs with the things he was doing. I could not be happier. What a great gift for Mother's Day.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I have started quilting, well sewing I haven't started the quilting part yet but this is what I have so far. It has been so stress relieving.

Did you know how expensive quilting frames are? My gosh I would have to sell a kidney to get one so I decide I am going to get my husband to make me one so till that happens I guess I can only do the sewing part on quilts.

I have started 2 quilts one I have all sandwiched up just waiting to be quilted and the other one I just barely started. Here is my first one though and this is the front.

This is the back of it.
What do you think?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I love dairy

I could honestly live off of dairy.

Honestly I am not lying I really could. However my body has decided that it wants nothing to do with it.

After getting married I noticed that whenever I had dairy I would have really bad stomach aches. I started to get lactose free milk and to take some pills whenever I had dairy and that seemed to help for a while. The pills worked for a few months then I think my body became immune to them but the lactose free milk worked for a long time. While pregnant I ate all the cheese and sour cream I wanted my first trimester since that was the only thing I could actually eat and I noticed that I wasn't having any stomach aches.

Hallejujah!! I was the happiest person alive. That was only for 9 months, then my son was born and whenever I had dairy he had stomach problems so no dairy it was for almost a year which was super hard. Now my baby can have all the dairy he wants with no problems but me on the other hand its a different story.

About 3 weeks ago I was at my cousins house and she gave me some ice cream, which by the way was delicious, but let me tell you what that ice cream was torture for not only me but my poor husband too for 2 whole weeks. I am not lying I was a mess at night, I had the worst gas. I know TMI but oh well. Last week I decided I am done with dairy and went the whole week with out having any dairy but by Sunday I just had to have some and I did. Worst mistake of my life the next 12 hours I spend in the toilet throwing everything up.

Well I guess I got the point now no more dairy for me. I am super sad but it has to be done.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

First Birthday Party

We had Baby's First birthday party yesterday and I had a blast. It was a monkey theme since we have called him our monkey since day one, so yellow and brown were the colors I chose. It was a small party just family and one of my good friends with her two daughter who Baby just loves.

I had been stressing for days about the cake and finally I decided I would make a monkey shape cake and decorate it and then I would make a jumbo cup cake for Baby to go at. The night before the party I cooked both cake. The jumbo cupcake turned out perfect, at least I thought, but the monkey came out fine except for the face it was stuck to the pan. By that point it was 1 in the morning so I went to bed and left it for the morning to try again. I made it again and it came out perfect and then when I tried to move it to the tray it almost broke in half so by that point I decided too much had happened for me to even try and decorate it. I was too nervous I would ruin it. My cousin decided that to give it some color we would just put the frosting on the side of it. It didn't look as bad as it could have. Then the cup cake, Ahhhh! That was another problem it started to crumble as we were decorating it and so by the time we finished it no longer looked like a cup cake but just a blub of something.

Baby was so happy the whole time until I decided that he needed to blow out a candle on his cake. BIG mistake! What was I thinking? Children and fire do not mix well together. Well he decided he wanted to touch the lit candle and ended up burning his little finger. The picture below was right before it happened. After that he wanted nothing to do with his cake. So sad. His finger turned out to be ok, so no worries there.

This is all the girls in my family who actually live in USA.

All in all it turned out really well and we had a blast. Baby got enough toys and clothes for the rest of the year. Baby had so much fun he came home a crashed. He didn't even cry to go to sleep.