Category Archives: Mommy Life

Weekends are made for Family!

So sorry I haven’t been keeping up with my daily devotions. I read them everyday, but getting the time to sit down and write a post is very difficult when we have a million things going on. We stayed busy all weekend and I am just now getting the time to write. Yesterday I got a rare time for myself and went shopping! It was very nice! In other news, my baby girl is 7 months old today! She has been going crazy with her development the last few weeks. Rolling everywhere and this morning she decided to start army scooting! She is determined to get my son’s Duplos which does not make my son happy, lol! He’s going to start to realize that she will soon be destroying all of his toys. Life lessons I suppose. Anyway was on her tummy and couldn’t reach them so she would grab the carpet and pull herself until she inched close enough to grab them. Now she only moved a couple of inches, but this is where it begins!! By Thanksgiving she’ll be army crawling everywhere and watch out for our family. Looks like her Christmas will consist of baby gates and child proofing items, lol! She’s still not sleeping through the night but this weekend since we were so busy and out so much she didn’t nap well which meant that at night she didn’t take a bottle, which is super awesome. I don’t mind waking to run and put her Paci in her mouth but it’s the act of having to feed her which causes me to get no sleep. So I am praying we are going in the right direction. I feel like everything will go out the window when the time changes, hello 4am haha. So right now it’s just a quick update I’m am going to work on a 2 day devotion post!

Day 11 & 12: Works, Wisdom, & Baby Things

There are just some days that I don’t feel like writing, no reason in particular just I want to be lazy. The night before my daughter actually was in her bed from 7pm – 5:30am! Major shock! But I knew it was just for one night and sure enough little one decided she wanted to eat at 1am last night.

Since she was born, I had a terrible time trying to figure out what formula she needed. I attempted, like with my son, to breast feed but I had a very traumatic c-section and recovery and I physically just could not do it, when I knew of a fantastic alternative. My son thrived on formula so I had no problem relieving some of my stress and switch her to that. Plus in the hospital, her blood sugar was too high and we had to feed her formula to help regulate her. Also I was so happy with the hospital for not making me feel bad when I wanted to supplement with formula. Only one nurse was a you know what about it, but all the rest were willing to do whatever I needed to make me comfortable. For my son the nurses literally never brought me the formula I kept requesting to the point that night when I got home I was in so much pain we decided to give my son formula and it was like he desperately found what he wanted. Not knowing at the time I wasn’t producing anything in all my attempts to breastfeed. With my daughter, the minute I came home my milk came in full force and I tried pumping for over an hour to only produce half of an ounce. So anyway, formula we switched and switched (giving proper time in between) until I realized that it wasn’t the type of formula but the consistency. I switch her to the liquid ready to feed version of the formula she was on and sure enough we’ve been on that ever since. But there are problems with it, it’s in a container that once it’s open you have to put it in the refrigerator and warm the milk up when you want to use it. So my daughter who is not the mot patient baby in the world has to wait her 7 minutes for the coffee cup of water to heat up and then for her bottle to warm, which most of the time ends in her screaming her head off (especially in the middle of the night). Sometimes I can plan it to where when I first open the container is in the middle of the night which works out pretty well, but she’s eating more these days and most of the time it doesn’t work out. So I decided to try giving her powder again so that way I can make a bottle quick. To save on money, I tried the store version of her formula and she drank it last night but not very much of it, lol! I figure I’ll do this to maybe she if it will deter her from wanting a bottle at night. Oh well, we’ll see.

Yesterday’s devotional was all about: When I am tempted to think that my status depends on what I do. Now the actual lesson didn’t really fit with what this is saying. I get what it’s trying to say but I didn’t really feel like it was speaking to me. So I decided to think of it like this. I struggle all the time with accepting that I am a stay at home mom.

My generation went to college. There was no other way at least with the group of individuals I hung out with in high school. We were to go to college, get a job, and hopefully start a career. Unfortunately, I only did the first two. I could never find the place I truly felt like I belonged. As much as my personal life reflected this, my professional life did as well. I found I was hard-working for not so trustworthy people, I tend to do my job too well which is returned with jealousy among some of the more questionable people I worked with ove the years. But just like life, each job that I had I found some really good people and mostly stay in positions a lot longer than I wanted because of those particular people. I did know when it was time to move on, so when I had my son there was no question, I would stay home with him. Fast forward 6 years, and I am still at home with my children but not making any money. This has been very difficult to process at times. Since I was 14, I have been paying my way one way or another. I paid my bills and took care of myself. The last 6 years I have really had to come to terms with my husband paying for things and me managing the household. I do realize that what I do, is far greater than any job I could have, but at times it can be hard. This is where I want to try to turn to my faith. My status as a stay at home mom does not define me. I am carrying for the next generation, and my hope is that my children will be successful and good human beings. Again, this is something that my faith will give me comfort when I have those moments of doubt about myself.

This brings us to today’s devotional about Wisdom.

We are given a very brief amount of time on this planet, but what we do here can have an eternal impact on ourselves and others. 

Without having the wisdom of God, we can possibly go down the wrong path and make self-defeating decisions. We all know what those decisions can be. I know better than most how little time we have on this earth. I was only given 11 and 14 years with my parents. I don’t really have many memories before about 4, so I really only had 7 years of memories with my dad, and about 10 with my mom. Think about that for a second. Most of the time you have animals longer, friendships longer, clothing longer! Even though I only had them for a short time, the impact they had on my life was immeasurable. The highest compliment I can give my parents is that even though I only had them for such a short time, I knew every single day that I was loved. There are people walking this earth that can have their parents for 90+ years and cannot say that. I feel eternally grateful for the time I did have with them, and for them giving me the tools to be able to (some what) live on without them. That is all I can do for my children. For them to know every single day, that I devoted my whole life to them. In hopes that when they become adults, we have given them the tools to be healthy and happy. I will end this post with the prayer I say several times a day, usually every time I get in the car and when I go to bed at night.

Lord please keep my family safe, please keep them healthy, and continue to watch over us. Amen. 

Yay for Friday!!! Time is just flying soon it will be Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and then the start of 2019. Time really does fly when you are living your best life!

365 Daily Devotions – Day 8 – Accountability

When I need to consider carefully how I am using my life.

This devotion was something that has hit home for me lately. That when we pass we will have to be accountable for every wrong we have done. This can be very scary for every person on the planet. We are not perfect, we all have our faults and we have all sinned. But this is not meant to frighten us because we already have the assurance of the forgiveness in Christ. Now I am sure every religion has their own way of handling this aspect but this is something that I really love about being a Christian. Is the love we have in Christ. My God is a loving God. But it also means that I will strive every day to be worthy of this love.

The LORD sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes. Proverbs 5:21

I feel like I am a good person, I don’t get in trouble, I strive for each day to be the best I can. I raise my children the best I can, I take care of my family, I try to be a good friend. I know that I am not perfect but I try each day to make it work. Some days are of course better than others. Last night was the absolute worse, I am at my lowest at night. I need sleep. I lose my temper and I get upset when I know my daughter doesn’t know any better. She cannot understand that Mommy needs her sleep and Mommy also has to be there for her brother to get him to school. I have personal issues to get through and my children don’t know it so I work on each day to be a better person. One of my favorite quotes ever is:

“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.” – Anne of Green Gables

I hold onto that quote to get through the hard times. Now where you consider “tomorrow” is your own opinion, running on maybe 3 or 4 hours of sleep a night the days run together, lol.

Accountability can also be about others as well. Those that want to be in your life and stay in your life, are the people worth having in your life. I find that friends and family come and go in my life, but most of the time I find myself alone. The hard nights all I pray for is for someone to help me and my husband. I feel so bad him staying up with me because I know he has to go out and work a physically demanding job all day. I would love for someone to help me at night. Take the night shift with the baby, that would be amazing. I also would love to find someone to help me with my house. It’s an absolute disaster, I need help with my organizing and deep cleaning. I really can’t afford to hire any one but I might need to look into it. Because something has got to give. I pray that I can find patience with my child and with myself. I need to let go of the preconceived notions of what I think should happen, and just do what I need to do. I will keep praying that tomorrow will be a better day, that tonight will be a better night. That is all I can do.

 

Day 4 & 5 – God’s Plan & Gratitude

 

Well I already slacked on my commitment to write every day. Just say the last day and a half has been stressful. Yesterday I literally did not have a single moment to myself to sit down and write. The day before I received a major test of my faith. I broke down and became scared and didn’t know what I was going to do. I had my moment, but I had to get back to my responsibilities. I am so glad I started this journey when I did because it really brought things into perspective that I needed God fully in my life. So yesterday’s devotion “God’s Plan” was perfect. Things happen for a reason and even though life will throw us curve balls everywhere we turn, I have to keep my faith that things will be okay. At the same time today’s devotion is about giving thanks to God for all he has done. I thank Him for my family, my husband, my children, my dog. This adult life is such a breathe of fresh air compared to my childhood. I am incredibly lucky and thankful for everything he has given me.

Last night was another stressful night, my daughter kept me up for some reason or another last night. She’s such a loud sleeper, when she tosses and turns she cries out and of course I think she’s awake or needs her paci, so I get up and find it and sometimes she takes it sometimes not, but it wakes me up. I fall back asleep and the same thing happens multiple times. Well around 4am she decided she wanted to wake so I put her in bed with me and it took about an hour but she fell back asleep without needing a bottle. Praise the Lord! But that meant I didn’t sleep. So another hazy day for me. I need to clean my house so bad, laundry is piling up, and I need to start taking better care of myself but how can I do any of those things with no sleep? I envy those who have a house cleaner, or nanny, or night nurse, or anyone that comes in and helps because that just doesn’t happen around here. I am so incredibly grateful that I can remain home and be there for my children but sometimes those who stay at home need some help from time to time. Oh well, hope everyone has a great weekend. I am so glad it’s Friday!

Day 3- Light

While the baby is taking her morning nap and I’m struggling to get this fall festival basket put together, I thought I would take a moment to do my daily devotional. I realize that some days will be more enlightening than others and that some days I might not have anything to add to what they say or some personal experience to share so I’ll try to reflect as much as I can while also sharing bits of my personal journey. Last night me and the baby slept better, praise God! I prayed so hard as I went to sleep last night that she would stay in her bed all night or rather that she wouldn’t wake to eat at 1:30 again, lol. I got upset last night putting her to bed because she was so very fussy and realized that I needed to be more understanding, she had been up for several hours and was overly tired. I who only got 3 hours sleep the night before let my exhaustion overtake my understanding of her needs and I regret losing my cool. But like yesterday told me I need to put my regrets in the past and focus on the present.

That being said today’s devotion is “When I need Jesus to illuminate my thinking.” What happens when we first encounter light after being in the dark? Our eyes burn and we turn away from the light to the more comfortable state of the dark until our eyes can adjust to the change. This is a great way to think about what we do to God. It is more comfortable to move away from Him and not let Him into our hearts because of how much we have to adjust our life. We sin every single day and your definition of sin can be very personal so I will never go into my personal beliefs in a way that would reflect that your own personal beliefs are not correct so don’t worry there. But it is so easy to think that because of these sins, God will never forgive or help you move past them. But you are wrong. Opening our hearts to God and allowing your God to help guide you to a better life is something I hold on to so very much. No matter where I am on my personal spiritual journey, I know that God is with me every step of the way.

[Jesus said] “I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark” John 12:46

I will to pray that Jesus will continue to shine his light on my family and continue to watch over us because I no longer want to be in the dark. I want to feel the comfort and protection of the light.

Today is a somewhat of quite day, I hope, lol. Once baby wakes up I am going to feed her and walk around the neighborhood with my friend and neighbor. I am so grateful to make friends in my neighborhood. Our last neighborhood I did not talk to a single person more than a passing wave and this neighborhood in the beginning felt like there was a click, so I was worried. But I have met a lot of good people and have comfort in knowing that if something happened, I had several people to go to.

I need to finish this fall festival basket. I was asked to be Room Mom and the biggest responsibility is creating this basket. Well the shrink-wrap didn’t turn out the way I wanted so now I am hoping to get a clear plastic bag to wrap it in, just something else I need to go and get, lol. I’ll be glad when it’s at the school but I worry it will not bring enough money for the school. Just something else I have decided not to truly worry about and leave it in God’s hands. Would you bid on this?….

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It’s a “Pampering Mom” gift basket! So many awesome things plus several things on the bottom that just didn’t fit above. It’s actually valued at over $500!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday! I really think these daily posts is helping me reflect more of my life and I hope to create some other posts soon with recipes or ideas. I am also creating a Spotify playlist to hopefully give light to others who need some inspirational music.

365 Days of Devotions – Day 1

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So I’ve been trying to think of something to do on my blog every day. Just a quick little update of the day and really try to stick with something. Well today has proven that most of my day is extremely hectic.  It’s 4:30pm and I still have things to do. Looks like it might not work out but I’ll try and make something work. You might think that us stay at home mom’s don’t do anything but I got news for you we do. We do all the unspoken things that make a family’s life function. I get 3 breaks a day most only lasting maybe 45-1 hour A.K.A when she naps. Most of those three times I am eating, lol but I wanted to add a little to my day. I finally started to go back to church since my daughter has been born and already I feel like it is making a difference in my life. Right now my husband has been staying home with her but I hope to soon be able to bring her on the day’s my husband wants to join us. It is nice because it gives me alone time with my son and gives him one on one time with our daughter so even though we are not together as one family unit, the bonds we are creating are wonderful. Well I wanted my own Bible study but in a way I could do in everyday life. Enter in a 365 Pocket Devotions. It’s a small orange book and it is very simple daily lesson and scripture. I hope to be able to discuss this on my blog or at least let you join me in my devotions.

Taken from 365 Pocket Devotions Inspiration and Renewal for Each New Day by Chris Tiegreen

Day 1- A reflection on Knowing God.  When we want to have a closer relationship with God.

I find that I constantly struggle with this concept. Basically we come to Jesus with our own personal needs when in fact we need to develop our personal relationship with God and by knowing God our sins will be forgiven. I’ve definitely opened my heart more to God as I have gotten older. I struggled during my very traumatic times because I often wondered what I had done to deserve the life I was given. I was fortunate to go to church with my friend’s family and it really helped me. As an adult I struggled with where I fit inside a church. So many were so daunting because they were such tight-knit communities of people and with my antisocial tendencies I was always too afraid to start. My wonderful neighbors opened their hearts and I started going to church with them and I am extremely grateful. I like that I can sit alone and worship and do not have to be a part of the whole group to feel I belong. I hope that one day I do venture out and meet more people but for right now this is enough. Allowing my heart to know God will forgive me for my sins and watch over me is very confronting. Allowing God to take over gives me a sense of comfort I so desperately needed.

I hope you enjoy my little journey to better know myself and to allow myself to open up more to you…

If you would like to join me on this journey, I can pick up a book for you it was only $2.99! It would be fun to do this with others and get others feedback on this journey.

Pregnancy Update: Week 30!!

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Hello everyone! Since only like 5 people read this blog, lol, I wanted to give you another update as to how I am doing. WOW! I made it to week 30! I can’t believe how fast time is going. It literally feels like yesterday when I took the pregnancy test and it said positive! I did not think that would ever happen again for me. Our family is very excited to bring this spunky little girl into the world. Here’s a little bit of what I am going through the last few weeks.

Wow, am I TIRED. I just cannot seem to catch up on any sleep. During the day I drag, like now, I am trying to clean the floor, and by cleaning the floor I mean sweep and vacuum, lol. Something that is supposed to take maybe 30 minutes has turned into an hour and I am about half done with the downstairs. I find I start and then before I know it I need to sit down and rest. I figured since this is one of my resting sessions that I would start to write another blog post. I am not keeping up with the housework like I would like to and I know it’s going to be a million times harder to once she is here, but I figure I need to do as much as I can.

What does not help right now is because I am so tired during the day I think I am going to go to bed early and get some good sleep, WRONG! The second I sit down to sleep, she’s either kicking like crazy, or I get so uncomfortable that I cannot fall asleep, so I toss and turn all night. I might get a 3-4 sleep stretch, then I have to pee, get up, my dog then proceeds to shake his collar (indication that he also has to pee), walk downstairs to the back door, let him out, walk back upstairs, lay down and is so out of breath that I have to calm down, an hour later I am sitting there wishing I could just go back to sleep! That seems to be a nightly occurrence, then my husband is up at 5am and I might have a couple of hours more sleep before I have to start my day, sometimes not so much.

On Sunday I starting having some slight issues that I knew I needed to ask my doctor about. This usually gears up my anxiety and it just makes matters worse. I decided to take it easy and not do anything but lay down and I think that helped. I decided to wait until today to see my doctor and hopefully everything is okay, which it is: heartbeat 150 and I am measuring on time. So yay! What’s going on is completely normal at my size and as long as it doesn’t continue or get worse, I am okay.

Everything else is moving right along, starting to slowly get stuff for her room and got her car seat in the mail the other day. I might do a review on it one day when she’s here but so far I absolutely love it. It might be a little heavier than I would prefer but it’s fine all I need to do is lift it enough to put it in my Snap and Go stroller so it’s no problem. I am so thankful for my best friend. I had my son and she had her son a month later, he ended up being a few weeks early and my son was huge from the moment he was born so I have been able to give her all of my son’s clothes. I have also given her several of my baby gear because she’s had two other little ones since then. She takes great care of all of it and now several years later now that I am pregnant, she’s giving them back to me! Very thankful and also very glad that items were used longer than just a few months. She had a baby girl and now she’s giving me all of her girl stuff which I am so very grateful for. Having her support means the world to me and even though we live one way about 1.5 hours away from each other, I still feel as close to her as we were when we lived in the same town. Moms really need other moms support, it really is the most important thing.

Looking forward to this weekend, Sunday is my baby shower! I am having a women only lunch at one of my favorite places La Madeleine! I’m so excited for the food, lol! But I am more excited about seeing the people at my shower. There are several people coming that I have not seen in a really long time and the fact that they are taking their day out to come see me just makes me feel really special. Not having my mom makes events like this a little sad and I try not to let it get to me and being surrounded by people who love me (and several who also loved my mom) just makes it extra special. She would be so excited and will have a very special place in my heart on baby shower day.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Pregnancy Update! Week 26!

Hello, I thought I would update this blog more with my weeks, but time just gets the better of me! This pregnancy is flying by and at times I do not think it is truly real. Do not get me wrong, I feel this baby girl SO much, so I know she’s there but at the same time I just cannot believe how far along I really am. I knew with the holidays, things would go by a lot faster. My son in school, me working there, and getting ready for the holidays it would make time go super fast and it did, Christmas is already over! Before I know it, January will be here which at the end of the month means my baby shower (yay!), the short month of February, then March and BOOM! Baby is here!

There is definitely a big part of me that is extremely nervous about bringing another person into our life. Especially one that will need my full attention and constant care. My son is great on his own, he plays by himself, watches his basketball highlights while playing basketball on his indoor rim, turns on Pandora and dances around and plays while listening to his favorite tunes, and basically entertains himself for most of the day especially if I am not feeling well. He’s needy only when he needs something and I am very grateful for that. But I have a feeling things are going to change when the baby gets here. I just hope I am strong enough to be able to balance things enough to where he does not feel like I am not showing him enough attention. He has been my world for 6 years (ever since that positive pregnancy test) and I do not want that to change. I do know he will be a wonderful big brother, he already helps me now! With my husband now trying to work 3 jobs, I know he will not be home as much as we would want him to be and it just makes me nervous because I wish I had more consistent help. Help that I did not have to ask for. Help that would just be here. But that is a consequence to not having parents. That support you just know you have because your parents would do anything for you. Living the life I have, it is extremely difficult for me to ask for help, I have always felt like an inconvenience and a burden on everyone around me. So we shall see, but I am not going to expect too much that’s for sure.

As far as how I am feeling, I think I am doing okay. I keep getting extremely tired to where 7pm rolls around and all I want to do is sleep. Apparently my body is getting ready for the inconsistent sleep schedule of a newborn because last night wow lol. I went to bed around 8pm, up and down all night! About every couple of hours I would wake up for various reasons and take forever to go back to sleep. So even though I was technically in bed for about 12 hours, I might have slept for half of that, lol. Oh well, I do feel good for how far along I am so I am very grateful. I am able to eat without being sick anymore and this baby girl sure does like to move, lol. Next appointment will be the glucose test, ugh. Not looking forward to it, plus getting a vaccine, lol! But after that exam, I’ll be going in every 2 weeks! Super excited it getting closer.

I really want to blog more, but man am I lazy, lol. How does one constantly blog or post on you tube? I would love that motivation and creativity. I wish I had the technology to make good videos as well. I know it doesn’t cost much but at the same time I have horrible internet uploading to where I’ll try to post a say 8 minute you tube video, it takes HOURS for it to upload to where there will be an error and I literally waste hours of my time waiting for it to upload, lol. I did get some Christmas money this year, maybe I’ll look into getting a decent video camera. I would love to have a consistent You Tube channel! Maybe that will be a “resolution” for the new year.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday and I hope you bring in the New Year with those who you love!

Pregnancy Update – Week 21

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I thought about doing vlog posts about my weekly updates with what’s going on in my life and with this pregnancy but there are several things that get in the way to where I don’t think I’ll be able to keep up. My biggest hurdle is my internet, it has horrible uploading speeds, literally will sit for 3 hours “uploading” just to tell me there’s an error and I’ve basically wasted my time, lol! So maybe I’ll dedicate specific topics for video blogging every so often. But for now this is the easiest way to get the information out fast!

Every Sunday my week updates and let me tell you the weeks are going by fast!! I feel so blessed to have this pregnancy and to experience this my son. He is just so excited to be a big brother and I just pray that this baby is as good as he was when he was a baby.

Last week, we had our anatomy scan with my doctor and everything looked great, it’s a GIRL!! We knew that weeks ago, but I waited to say anything officially because you just never know. She measured 12 oz and had really long legs, lol. My son was measuring already a pound at 20 weeks so I’m hoping this girl is a tad bit smaller than he was, lol. He was 8 lbs 10 oz at birth and grew to over 12 lbs at 1 months old, lol. Needless to say I never really had a newborn. Preparing for this baby is a little more relaxed than with my first. I save several big items like the crib, glider, high chair, car seat, pack in play, changing pads, and baby play things, but I still feel like I need so much more. There are several new things that have come out just in the last 5 years that look really cool like a video monitor (they were available but SUPER expensive and I feel like having a 2 story house now, I will have use for it) and various new devices to put the baby in. So I am excited to try new products and will more than likely review them on here! 🙂

I feel like I should be doing more for her room, but again I feel different about it this time around. Before, it was ALL new, I thought I had to get the baby’s room established and ready before he got here. Me being the planner I am got it all taken care of. Nesting phase takes a whole new meaning when you have my personality lol! Imagine a full day of a baby shower at like 30 weeks, exhausted, to come home and realize I HAD to sort and organize all the clothes we got that day. Take off all the tags and wash everything before putting it in the closet ready to go for the baby, all that evening! LOL! I must have lost my mind but I got it done, just for it to sit for 10 weeks and not be used for months, lol. So I know now that will not be happening, lol. Or at least I hope not, lol. For right now I’ll just focus on what I receive and not worry about decorating because honestly it is just a waste of time, plus I am not looking to be in any magazines any time soon, lol!

So far I am feeling a lot better, thank goodness! The first 15-16 weeks was rough! I was SO sick. Either physically lol or just queasy all day 😦 but I knew that I would be lol. I was super sick with my first so this one was no different. I managed to get through it without having to be on any medication (except for trying the vitamin b6/unisom combo for a few days) and let me tell you, it feels WONDERFUL to eat again, lol! Of at least eat for more like 5 minutes. If I managed to make a meal or got something out, I would be SO hungry, eat probably 10 bites, and then so sick and full I had to stop. Coming from a person who hates to leave food on my plate, especially restaurant food, this was super difficult for me. They say small meals every a few hours and I found that difficult as well. My body would give me about 2 seconds to get something ready to eat before I went into full-blown nausea to where I didn’t want anything anymore. So that was a fun cycle to be in. I found myself eating the same things over and over because it was the only thing I could stomach until I couldn’t stomach it anymore. I stopped drinking caffeine before I got pregnant and lasted about 10 weeks or so before I had a caffeinated soda again and honestly I feel like that helped my nausea a bit. I limit myself to one a day (either caffeinated soda or coffee) unless something is going on and I’ll have a little more but I don’t go crazy. I like plenty of non caffeinated beverages and I also try to drink lots of water. There also was a phase to where the second I woke up I had to go downstairs and make myself a bowl of cereal before doing anything, even putting my contacts in, because if I didn’t I would throw up like there was no tomorrow. I tried having a snack at my nightstand but that just would make me throw up those crackers, so for whatever reason my body could handle the cereal, lol.

This week is a nice change, we are off of school for Thanksgiving break. I love to be able to sleep in (by sleeping in I mean 7:30am lol but hey it’s better than 6!) and enjoy making something good for breakfast without having to rush out the door just to get somewhere on time. Yesterday, we had a great day at home, didn’t go anywhere, and started decorating for Christmas. My son LOVES Sundays because it is his day to spend with his Daddy. My husband works extremely hard for everything we have and unfortunately has to work on Saturdays, so Sundays are really our only day to be all together. We purchased a new tree for this year back in I think April, lol. Home Depot had 70% remaining trees online so we went ahead and picked one up so we had no idea what it would look like or if it would work. Well…we put it together this weekend and the plus side it’s a beautiful tree, lots of lights, nice and full, about a foot taller than our last tree, but… it was a pain to figure out! Apparently the connection on in the middle of the tree and just suppose to magically make the tree light up once connected to the base. Well, that didn’t happen, lol! It must be why it was on clearance and luckily we paid very little for it. I am just hoping it lasts a while because it is an LED tree, but I am not getting my hopes up. We ended up finding different ends to try to connect together and eventually got the right connection so the whole tree lit up but in the process really scratched up my arms. Nothing is ever easy or straight forward when we try to put something together, lol! One thing that will be interesting is it I have enough ornaments for this tree, lol. I am going to take my time and really enjoy piecing it together. I am one of those people who will look at my tree weeks later and realize one ornament needs to be over some. I just love a beautiful balanced tree.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving break! I cannot wait to see my family on Thursday!