Saturday, February 28, 2015

Scariest Mom Moment Part 3

Another scary moment for me was when I went to pick up my daughter from school one day... At this time she was in kindergarten. I waited and waited and waited for her to come out. I saw her class line up along the school waiting for parents and I noticed there was a substitute teacher. I went up and told her that my daughter is not with the class and I asked where she was. She said the principle wanted to talk with her.

I walked to the front office and only then did I realize that not only did the principal want to talk to her, but in calling her name at recess, she lost her footing and fell onto the ground and hurt her left wrist. In talking with my daughter I realized that she had a break in her wrist. Us mom's know our kids when they are in pain and when its not just a normal fall pain.

We left the school and headed to the urgent care. We waited to be called back to the room... where we waited some more time for the doctor to come in... Once he did, he said it didn't look broken, but they would x-ray it anyway. In the x-ray room she took the picture and I knew that what I was looking at was my daughters 2nd broken bone.

The break wasn't as bad as her first broken bone so we didn't need a cast, but she had to stay in a brace for 6 weeks. Thank God it was her left wrist so she could keep writing at school!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Scariest Mom Moment Part 2

This by far was one of the scariest mom moment so far in my adventure as a mother!

We were at my friends house and we were having dinner. C was currently in preschool. 6 weeks after she was born my best friend decided she would watch her for me while I went to work. She stayed home with her son, and she made some money watching C, so it was just a win win for us both. I was super comfortable with that decision and she loved C. So, she was grew up going up and down the stairs at her aunts house.

Well, this day was an off day for her, because she lost her footing and tumbled down her aunts stairs. Her uncle and I were watching this happen in slow motion as we both tried to get to her before she hit the bottom of the stairs but that didn't happen. She landed at the bottom catching her self with her right arm and then constant tears. It was a hard fall so I knew she was in pain.

She moved it a little here and there over the course of the evening and then the next morning she woke up crying and said it hurt so much. I ended up taking her in to her doctor who sent us down to get an x-ray. We did that and then we were back in the waiting room. Minutes went by and at that moment it felt like hours waiting. Her doctor came in and said that she did have a broken wrist and she needed to go get a cast. We were then sent to a place down in Tacoma by the hospital to get her cast.

We got there and waited and then we were brought back. They did another x-ray because the one they did at Auburn wasn't sent over like it was suppose to. They then proceeded to get the stuff set up for her to get her cast. She chose a hot pink cast which was an awesome choice. She was such a brave little girl throughout the whole process... it was the longest 6 weeks of our life, but she did so well with it...

What an experience in our lives and she was only 4...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Scariest Mom Moment Part 1

The scariest moment in my life as a mom so far was definitely our ER visit when my baby girl was a little under 2 years old. She got sick and eventually she started not acting like herself. I ended up talking to her doctor multiple times and the end result ended up with me taking her into the ER. I got to the ER at 7 pm one night and it was a very long night. Around 9 pm my best friend came and brought us juice and some snacks... We went back to back and we waited and waited. Finally they decided that she was dehydrated and they needed to start an IV. After the 4th poke and the 3rd person tried, I was done watching my baby scream. They ended up calling a nurse from the NICU ward and she was able to get her IV in with one try.

It was a very long night and we ended up leaving the hospital at 4 am. The next day you could see she was doing much better, but what a stressful exhausting night for all of us.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My husband is awesome because...

He has loved me unconditionally since the day we met. We might not always get along and we argue here and there, but that man loves me more than I have ever experienced before. He is a hard worker who does what he has to do for his family... The girls and I are his top priority and he makes sure he works hard to get the bills paid and get money that we need for them.

I love that he likes to do his own hobbies and always wonders why I let him do his own things. I love that he has hobbies and I love watching his excitement as he does them. I love listening to him talk about our future and the things he wants to do together as we grow older. I love sitting with him and listening to him talk about what he wants to do with this and with that. He loves helping others and that love for helping others makes me love him more. I love talking about our future watching our daughters grow up and I love making plans with him to go on family trips and to go on couples trips and going on trips just the 2 of us.

He compliments me all the time and he always makes me feel loved. When we are not at work we are always together and doing something. We love to just relax and watch our shows or watch movies. We love spending time with our girls when they are with us. I love his desire to please me and make me happy. It is what keeps our love alive and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with this man. He is the love of my life and I love him so much! He has changed my life for the better and I thank God daily for bringing this amazing man into my life! God sure knew what he was doing and our lives have been blessed so much because of HIM!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hospital food - Like it or NOT

I am going to say I DO NOT like the food at the hospital. When my daughter was born I was in the hospital for 3 days after my c-section and the food was not my favorite. I ate it a few times and then just realized it was not for me. I had many amazing people bring me food during this time... The only thing that I found I liked was their tapioca pudding. That stuff was delicious :)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mountains or Beaches?

I am going to say both!

I am a fan of both of them so I can not chose between the 2. They are both amazing and breath taking in their own way. I was born and raised in southwest Louisiana. There was no mountains or pretty beaches there. It is definitely not like the amazing beauty we have here.

I explored the beaches here first. I went down to Ocean Shores and it took my breath away. The sound the waves made when they hit the shore and then the way it sounded when it hit the jetti. It was definitely one of my favorite places to venture...

Over the years I ventured to Mount Rainier as well as Mount St. Helens and both in their own way are amazing. I am just in awe of mountains and their beauty. Each of them were made with God's hands and they are all placed perfectly. This coming summer, but goal is to take our girls to the mountains and let them experience that as well!

If you ever get a chance to experience Washington state, both of these places are incredible and will take your breath away!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

My last name...

When you got married to your husband did you take his last name? And if you did, are you sorry?

I am very traditional and I love sticking to certain traditions. I have always loved the fact that you take your husband's last name when you got married. It is just what has always happened in my family and I didn't know any different.

When I got married to my husband I did think about it for a little bit because I wanted to have the same name as my daughter, but then again I love the tradition and in the end I choose to take his last name.

I am not sorry I took it and I will not be sorry for it. I love our last name and it means the world to me that I can carry his last name!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hardest struggle so far...

By far my hardest struggle in my life is my weight. I have never been the skinniest person and I never will be. I like having some meat on my bones, but after so many things in my life I have gained weight that needs to come off. I have tried so many things to get this down to where I would like to be but I haven't stuck with anything...

I have tried diet pills, HCG, a personal trainer and all worked for a short time, but nothing stuck with me. I think weight watchers was the one that worked the best because I got results daily if not every other day... the personal trainer I did for 7 months, but after no weight loss I was done. I was told you are losing inches so that's great... but my goal was to lose weight. If I can't do your programs without losing any weight and only inches, it is not a good fit for me. When I did the HCG injections it worked wonders... I lost over 50 lbs and loved it... but I should have stopped there and started weight watchers to finish off my weight loss goal and I would be almost there. But instead I didn't and I went right back to eating the way I did before.

It is a life changing thing that needs to happen to keep the weight off... our family is going to go through that this year in 2015. I am back on weight watchers and working out more and together we will all get in the shape we all need to be in. This has been my biggest struggle in my life and I am ready to get healthier and hopefully with losing weight my health issues will slow down and be gone for a while!

For those struggling, just now that you are not alone! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What makes a best friend?

This is my best friend... I can not imagine my life without her... 
She has been through so much with me and I am so thankful for her!

We met in 2006 and ever since that day it is like we just new we would be the best of friends. She proved it to me with standing with me for my first marriage in my wedding. We had only been friends for 7 months and she accepted the bridesmaid position with no hesitation... She walked through my pregnancy with me. She was my go to for everything and she still is. I would ask her question after question about my pregnancy. It was my first child and she had 2 so I had so many questions I wasn't sure of. She was there the day my daughter was born. She was in the room as I pushed for 2 hours with no result... she would have been in the operating room with me when I had to get an emergency c-section, as well, but they only let one person in. She didn't leave my side at all... she was up with me at night when I had uncomfortable moments... she was there when I got my epidural, she was right there! She was the 3rd person to hold my baby girl after she was born besides the doctor and nurses. 6 weeks later when it was time for me to go back to work she lovingly accepted the job of watching C during the day. Her son was at home and she decided to stay at home until he started school. So, Aunt Jenn was it... she was the one that watched her for me. Talk about easing my emotions of going back to work. I was so comfortable with her that it was not as hard as I had feared it would ever be. She was there every step of the way my divorce with my ex-husband. She commented when I asked for her opinion or thoughts, but she mostly listened to me during this time. She was right there with me through another failed relationship... She was there while I was dating my current husband... She was standing beside me when I got married on a mountain with my husband... We have taken trips together... we have watched each others kids... we know if there is a need, we are there for each other with no questions asked. 

So, I would definitely say what makes a best friend is someone who is there for you through the good times and the bad times with no judgement. They are there with no questions asked. They love and support through every part of your life... I love this girl with all my heart and she has been there in so many ways. She has saved my life and made me a better person. She loves my daughter like one of her own and that is really all that matters. God knew what he was doing when he put us together! Truly blessed!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Do you like your name?

I, of course love my name. I am sure when I was growing up I had moments where I didn't like my name, but the older I get I love it. My parents picked it out special just for me and no one has my name. Its my own thing that no one can duplicate and I love it.

My middle name is the same as my mom's and my daughter has our middle name as well! Hopefully she can keep the tradition alive if she has a daughter and use our middle name as well!


Monday, February 16, 2015

Do you watch the news?

Do you watch the news? If not, why?

I personally do not like to watch the news. I do sometimes in the mornings with my husband, but if its my choice it would be a no. There is so much hate and bad things happening in the world that I just would rather not watch the stories and just be thankful for what is good in the world...

Sunday, February 15, 2015

LOVE week...

100 ways to say I love you:

  1. I adore you
  2. I am infatuated with you
  3. I appreciate you
  4. I can't live without you
  5. I can't stop thinking about you when we are apart
  6. I cherish you
  7. I dream of you
  8. I live for OUR love
  9. I love being around you
  10. I need you by my side
  11. I need you
  12. I respect you
  13. I value you
  14. I want a lifetime with you
  15. I want you
  16. I worship you
  17. I yearn for you
  18. I'm a better person because of you
  19. I'm blessed to have you in my life
  20. I'm devoted to you
  21. I'm fond of you
  22. I'm lost without you
  23. I'm passionate about you
  24. I'm thankful for you
  25. I'm yours
  26. Me and you... always
  27. My love is unconditional
  28. Our love is invaluable
  29. Take me, I am yours
  30. The thought of you brings a smile to my face
  31. Te amo
  32. Together, forever
  33. We were meant to be together
  34. You are a blessing in disguise
  35. You are an angel from God
  36. You are like a candle burning light
  37. You are my crush
  38. You are my everything
  39. You are my dear
  40. You are my one and only
  41. You are my reason for living
  42. You are my strength
  43. You are my sunshine
  44. You are my treasure
  45. You are my world
  46. You are precious
  47. You are the light of my life
  48. You are the reason I am have changed for the better
  49. You bring happiness to my rainy days
  50. You bring joy to my life
  51. You cast a spell on me that can't be broken
  52. You complete me
  53. You drive me wild
  54. You fill me with desire
  55. You fill my heart with so much happiness
  56. You give me wings to fly
  57. You had me from hello
  58. You hold the key to my heart
  59. You inspire me
  60. YOU intoxicate me
  61. You lift me up to touch the sky
  62. You light my flame
  63. You light up my life
  64. You make me hot
  65. You make my heart skip a beat
  66. You make my world a better place
  67. You mean the world to me
  68. You motivate me
  69. You rock my world
  70. You seduce me
  71. You set my heart on fire
  72. You simply amaze me
  73. You stole my heart
  74. You sweeten my sour days
  75. You turn my world upside down
  76. You turn the darkness into life
  77. You're a dream come true
  78. You're a gem
  79. You're a twinkle in my eye
  80. You're absolutely wonderful
  81. You're all that I want
  82. You're as beautiful as a sunset
  83. You're so handsome
  84. You're charming
  85. You're heavenly
  86. You're enchanting
  87. You're my angel
  88. You're my perfect match
  89. You're one in a trillion
  90. You're priceless
  91. You're sexy
  92. You're the apple of my eye
  93. You're the best thing that has every happened to me
  94. You're the best
  95. You're the diamond in the rough
  96. You're the one for me
  97. You're the one I've always wished for
  98. You're the one I have always prayed for
  99. You are MINE and I am YOURS.
  100. You're the one that I want... you are the one I want... oooo oooo oooo! 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

LOVE week...

Love is OUR STORY! Love is knowing you married your best friend. Love if your gift to each other. Love is someone who puts that sparkle back into your life and it stays there... My sparkle hasn't left since I met my husband. Love is waking up next to the love of your life every morning and falling asleep in his arms at the end of each day... Love is knowing you have someone who you can act goofy with and have no cares in the world other than you both. LOVE is accepting your husband's jacket because you forgot yours at home. Love is loving each other through the good and the bad no matter how you change, you change together! Love is being able to argue and know that no matter what you argue about you are there for each other and neither of you are going anywhere. Love is being able to dream together and make plans together. Love is getting the small kisses throughout the day that make your heart beat faster. Love is holding hands everywhere we go. Love is waiting patiently for him to get home every day from work, excited to see him. Love is knowing that it won't always be easy. It will be hard, really hard at times, but knowing that if you work together you can get through ANYTHING. Love is knowing he loves you unconditionally and will always be there for you!

Our first date was December 28th. The first time I saw him I knew he would be in my life. I knew that this was the man that God put in my life to marry. We fell in love quickly... we dated for a little under 2 years when we decided to get married. We went on a couples trip to Orcas Island and we got married on the side of Mount Constitution. It was the scariest moment in my life walking out on the ledge of a mountain, but my excitement to marry the love of my life made it all worth it. We got married in the beauty GOD made and it was truly a magical moment. We have definitely had our good times and our fair share of bad times in the years we have been together, but together we have gotten through it all and have grown closer with everything the enemy has placed in our path. We have climbed mountains together and have overcome every struggle we have been given. This past December marked our 4 years together and we have been married a little over 2 years. Every year gets better and better and I look forward to our future together and watching our girls grown each and every day!

Together we are truly blessed and we have so much to be thankful for. God is amazing and he blessed my life in so many ways when he brought this amazing man into my life!

Happy Valentines day my love! You make me a better person every day and you truly are an amazing man. I love you so much!!! Thank you for completely changing my life...

Friday, February 13, 2015

LOVE week...

I love you because you actually put effort into me. I love you because nobody has ever given me the love that you have given me and you are the only one that could ever love me this way. I love you because you always make me feel that I am worth something. I love you because you have a nurturing nature and you take care of me. I love you because you made me smile when I almost forgotten how to. I love you because you have a huge and honest heart. I love you and every little detail about you. I love you because you are simply you!

I didn't fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that I would choose to do with you; in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you!

I love my life because it gave me you. I love you because you are MY life!

When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew. - William Shakespeare

Thursday, February 12, 2015

LOVE week...

  • The first time I saw you, my heart whispered, "That's the one."
  • In you, I've found the love of my life and my closest truest friend.
  • If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then would you realize just how special you are to me.
  • I have found the one whom my soul loves. - Song of Solomon 3:4
  • All at once everything looks different now that I see you! - Tangled
  • I wish I could turn back the clock, I'd find you sooner and love you longer.
  • Everyone has an addiction. Mine just happens to be you.
  • I never thought it was possible to fall in love with someone over and over again, but then I met you.
  • Women are made to be loved, not understood. - Oscar Wilde
  • My favorite place is inside your hug.
  • When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you and I'm home. - Finding Nemo
  • I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Van Gogh

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

LOVE week...

  • You complete me!
  • Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. - Aristotle
  • You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. - Dr. Seuss
  • Yet it is only love which sets us free. - Maya Angelou
  • If he...
    - Makes you laugh
    - Kisses your forehead
    - Say's he's sorry
    - Makes an effort
    - Holds your hand
    - Works hard
    - Attempts to understand you
    - then, believe it or not, he is quite perfect!
  • Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. - Mother Teresa
  • Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.
  • The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. - Audrey Hepburn
  • True love is putting someone else before yourself. - Olaf

Monday, February 9, 2015

LOVE week...

  • A person who loves you truly will never let you go no matter what the situation is you are going through.
  • My heart is perfect because you are inside.
  • My heart is and always will be yours.
  • Love is magical and it gives you the strength to heal and transform your pain.
  • We fall in love by change. We stay in love by choice.
  • Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.
  • It's not being in love that makes me happy. It's being in love with you that makes me happy.
  • We loved with a love that was more than love. - Edgar Allan Poe
  • Some people care too much... I think its called love! - Winnie the Pooh
  • Only one can unlock the key to my heart!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Why do you love your job?

I work for my boss who is an agent for Farmers Insurance. I have been working with him for the last 14 and a half years. It has been a long time, but it has been an awesome time as well. I absolutely love our clients and over 14 years you form relationships with these people.

My boss is an amazing boss to work for. Once my daughter was born I told him that my family comes first and he understood that because he ran a business with kids for years. When she would get sick, I would bring her into the office. When she is off school she comes and hangs out with us at work. She has her own little corner of the room and I set her up with the laptop to watch movies and she plays on her netbook and just enjoys the time here. She gets bored sometimes, but she does really well!

I have all of my insurance licenses for Property and Casualty as well as Life and Disability. The life license has taken me forever to get, but I was so happy when I finally passed. It was a great day :)

I love my job and I look forward to growing the business and making new relationships with our clients!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Failed recipe...

Chicken a la king is a recipes that I have never been able to get down completely...

Now that I am older I can do the recipe without fail, but back when I was younger I had a hard time patiently waiting for the recipe to be ready...

I made it once with my dad and we did not fair well together. We managed to not make it good or we ended up burning the bottom of the sauce. It was very bad... we laugh about it now, but then we got very frustrated...

I decided to make it for some of my best friends and those poor souls ate it and didn't tell me anything... I sat down to eat and I made them stop because it had a burnt taste to it. We ended up grabbing something out instead. They were good sports though...

So, I haven't made it since then, but I will definitely try it again now that I am more patient with cooking!!!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Your Tattoo's

I have a total of 4 tattoos... I love all of them but 1...

On my right foot going up my leg I have a tattoo that is a cluster of shooting stars that are going up my leg. Each star has an initial for each of my nieces and nephews. They are my little stars and I love them dearly. I need to add 5 initials to the stars, but this is one of my favorite pieces.

On my left foot I have 4 butterflies in different colors. They are super cute and I love them.

On my left leg on the inside of my calf I have a flower with my daughters first name above and her middle name below the flower. It is my absolute favorite one!

On my back in between my shoulder blades I have a claddagh system mixed in with some tribal work. It is so dark and there are a few places that you can see are mistakes. If I could cover this piece I would... I might try to have it removed down the road, it is the piece that I do not like! But if not, it was my first tattoo and its a part of me :)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Plastic Surgery - YES or NO?

Would you ever have plastic surgery?

My answer is no... Not only have I never had the desire to change my physical appearance but I don't want to spend the money that it takes to pay for the surgeries... with each surgery comes different risks and why would I want to risk any part of my life.

I love what God has given me and I appreciate every part of myself. I would like to lose some weight to better my health, but that is all... I love ME!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Favorite ways to relax...

I have many ways that I like to relax... each one is different in its own way...

  • Taking a hot bath and lighting my candles listening to Christian music
  • Listening to Christian music at any point of my day
  • Sewing hearts for the community
  • Anything craft like...
  • Watching shows and movies with my husband and just talking about our day...

Monday, February 2, 2015

The best days of your life so far...

There are a numerous amounts of days that I consider to be some of my best days... 

To name a few are:

  • The day I was asked to be a godmother to my 3 beautiful angels... 
  • The day I graduated college
  • The day my daughter was born
  • The day I met my husband
  • The day I met my new daughter
  • The day we got married on a mountain on Orcas Island
  • The day I met my new daughter
  • Any adventures my husband and I have taken together, whether it be a stressful vacation or a relaxing one... they are all my best times in my life so far...

Sunday, February 1, 2015

20 years from now...

Where do I want to be in 20 years...

That is a hard question to answer. It is not hard because I don't know what I would like to be doing in 20 years but sometimes God has different plans for your future and you learn to walk whichever path you are thrown.

I would love to be living in our own house watching our girls living their own lives and possibly starting a family of their own. Our oldest will be 29 and our youngest will be 26 years old. By this time I will hopefully be a proud mother of 2 girls who graduated college and are living their dream jobs. My husband and I will be living our life together with no kids living in our house and the possibilities of what we can do are endless. We will travel and do the things we have always wanted to do but haven't yet because we were raising our kids... Life will be great and we will be blessed with every moment we are given!