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.