Tuesday, November 29, 2011

MOMS set the mood for the whole house

I am wondering why I get myself so physically sick when I get stressed out. I feel like I have the flu, and broken heart.  Even though I feel so low I pushed myself to do something Ive been needing to do. Kinda feels good, mostly hoping it will turn in to a snowball of good luck, or blessings for me, but not to be selfish. One thing I did learn this month is mom sets the mood for the whole house, didn't REALLY know I had such control. What a blessing a huge responsibility.

Life is full of ups and downs but it always comes back around, don't you give up now.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

So Random

Since living a mile high I have ran into more bugs then I have ever in my life. Almost daily we get spiders and flies like crazzzy! And the flies are huge! Sometimes you have to really look to make sure your not swatting a bee!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

my last big summer chore

I have to go through all the girls' clothes!! I have been putting this off for a while now.... 4 drawers and 4 laundry baskets full of clothes. The girls are being to good though taking a nap even though they dont want to. I can not believe my oldest will be starting school this week.
 They do things so different in Colorado. First it depends on what part of Co you live in. and what district you belong to. and then what school you sign up to. lol ok so we got that far, and now we have to wait til monday to call and find out what time Tuesday we come to the school and she gets a meeting all by herself with a teacher. THEN tuesday afternoon/evening we are to get a call as to which teacher got her and what class she will be in (am or pm) on Wednesday. Um can we say complicated just let them come to school okay.  They also have got rid of expelling or suspending students in some districts. That is supposed to help lower drop out rates. I just thought its sad that its a problem. I really don't know how long I want my kids in public schools.....
 OH I made these bad boys
Yup thats a oreo cookie hiding in side a chocolate chip cookie. HA why did I not think of this before? They are goooood, but only one they are sweeeet! 

I have never been a fan of Toys R Us. I have always thought the prices are to high. So when walking through a local Toys R Us here I got a kick out of this! 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

just pictures

Jaidan was trying to keep her self awake, but fell asleep in her baby doll playpin. 
hailie swinging in a jungle gym at monkey business. which is just a place where kids can monkey around all they want and parents too!
These were at a graduation we went to. The weather was threating to rain but thankfully it didnt! The girls had a great time playing with the umbrella. We've never had to have one on hand before so its turned into a great toy. The girls are always wanting to go out in the rain just to use the umbrella.
We went over to Castle Rock, Co to the outlet mall. It was a really nice day. So dad bought his girls some fun ice cream! Jaidan has bubble gum and Hailie has cotton candy. I sat with them in a nice grass area while dad and his cousin walked around.
graduation bbq, justin,his cousin, adn brother playing volleyball.
Our dog and his baby. He will literally rock the stuff animal until he (himself) goes to sleep.:)
This one snuck in here. This is on a bench at the entrance to the library. i thought it was cute how jaidan look similar to this girl.

I have them in the wrong order but, this is the center of the columbine memorial. the ribbon in the middle says never forgotten. and the raised areas are memorial plack of everyine killed that day. The memorial is up on a hill in this beautiful park, that is right behind the school.

I went up the side walk that over looks the area. over to the right of the picture is water foutains coming out of the wall. the far left (not pictured) is a wall that has placks with statements from people affected by this. It is so beautiful.I thought it was neat that the place was covered in colorado columbine flowers. When you enter there is a sign of rules, and you can just feel thevpeace of this memorial, im glad i had the opertunity to go.
here is a close up of the center and Hailie :)
I wish i could post more but thats all i have time for today!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

a busy week

This sort of shows my new hair! I finally dyed it red with black on the bottom. You can see at the end it goes darker, which turned out really cool because it blended nicely with the bottom layer of my hair being dyed black! I was nervous going in and starting this, but i really love it! I dont know why I didnt do it before! Its amazing the confidence its givin me to haha kinda wierd but seriously. Since Im looking for a job its giving my the confidence I needed to get out there and dominate anything! So hopefully I will land something good soon.
Our busy week started Sunday afternoon, while i was gettin my hair done some good friends from Tucson drove up, to see us on their way to Chicago. We are enjoying having them here. I personally havent been able to really hang out with them yet, but tonight we are all going to the baseball game here. Im pretty excited to get to see the baseball field. And the best part is the tickets were 4 dollars each!
I think they are leaving us wednesday, and then that evening we will be getting more visitors! Justins family will be joining us at our house til this coming Sunday. His brother is graduating high school thursday and then we will have a bbq saturday. I love having visitors so this is an awesome week!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My first real shopping trip here

Our budget is pretty tight on everything like most are so im not complaining. I figured we had 100 to "stock up" on the major items. (meat and canned food oatmeal juice) So with my 1 inch binder (i regret not posting about the making of this) loaded with coupons. hahaha i sound like those crazy coupon shoppers you see on tlc. No its not used for their purpose. Im actually getting things we will used up in the next 1-2 months, not 40 toothpast tubes just because I can get ahold of 100 toothpast coupons. NO. This is stuff we used all the time and I only use the coupon if, it comes out better then the store brand price, (and the store brand is actually tasty) and I use them with the sales the store is having to get the biggest value. So, with my 1 inch binder of coupons organized by catagorey and then by product, I headed to the store. I was a little nervous because I was going to a new part of town I was vaguely familiar with and it was dark. My first stop was Safeway. Normally I dont like Safeway because their stuff is always more expensive. How ever they had some coupons in the ad, and e-coupons I could pair with my printed/clipped coupons. At first I was getting frustrated because in my opinion the store's lay out was horrible things did not flow well so I had to be on the look out for my whole list at one time! I finally got done and headed to the check out. I have this game plan in my mind of how this is going to go, have him ring it up, then after seeing the whole total use the store card, in-store discounts plus e-coupons, then I will hand him my clipped coupons, and ta da! So thats what I did the total after he rang it all was just under 100!! ouch! and I did not have a full basket at all! Now im nervous, how can this be affordable its already so expencive! So we do store and e-coupons, that brought it down to the 60's then I handed him my coupons brinning the total to 49 and some change! so about 50% savings Im like okay, not as great as I would have liked, BUT awesome because now I get some other sales and fresh veggies and fruit all with this 100!!! Then the best part happens, some how I ended up getting a bonus 2 dollars back! I could have skipped out the door!
 I was able to get 3 orange juice, 1 gallon each for 3.64! Then 4 bags of frozen veggies for 3.94, and Canned peaches, my daughter favorite, 6 cans for 3 dollars! Those were my favorite deals!
By the time I got home I was ready to do it again or help someone else do it too!
There was quite a bit of stuff at the end  I went to two more stores, and thank goodness my tiny helpers were ecstatic to put it all away. They got a littel bonus/treat for there hard work too!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

quesadilla suprise!

 Hailie, our oldest  at 5 years!  loves using the microwave now that it is in a new location at her reach she loves to use her new found freedom. She warms up her favorite Spagetti-o's, and oatmeal and just about anything else she see's you putting in the microwave. She wants to be the one to push the buttons and check to see if its done or if it gets to go again!
This morning they were still sleeping so who says I HAD to be up?
When she got up she knew I wasn't feeling good and made me a cheese quesadilla. :) Im so happy she thought of me like that. I love my big girl so much! It's so rewarding to be a mom!!! I FREAKIN LOVE IT!
Haha and here's our baby, ONLY wearing minnie mouse sandles, asking to wear a pink dress that has a bow. She cracks me up! The other day she requested we find her a yellow dress. I thought it was smart of her like she had been sitting in the car thinking about her clothes and realized she doesnt have a yellow dress!! Silly girls!!


Justin and I went on a Fantastic Sundate! I think it was Friday after he got home from work, we discovered a fabulous outside mall. It's huge and beautiful and it has everything! We took our girls back on Saturday to walk around and get to know the place we had to drive to some parts, but lots of fun. In the middle is a amc theatre, so we decided then to have a date the next day. After arranging the best baby sitter in colorado to watch our girls, we saw Bridemaids, and then had sushi and noodles with veggies, then walked around more. (i wish i could post pictures!!!) im might just one day have a picture blog you'll have to put them to the dates as previously mentioned sorry) For some reason Colorado decided to turn in to winter Sunday, but my best friend let me wear his sweater to layer with my jacket :) Then we found an awesome cookie shop. They had amazing cookie blends, I opted for oatmeal, pb,choc chip! yumm! He got chocolate,choc chip, with choc frosting! Dang! Since it was so cold we decided to go home.
Unfortunately I became real sick when we got home. My head was throbbing and my stomach turning. And dizzy! I ended up passing out til later that evening.Then Monday I was feeling a little better, other then waking up with a sore throat and stuffy sinuses. So a layed on the couch, and read a book cover to cover, only got up to deal with my girls and rotate laundry. 
I'll tell you what book it was BUT! I don't like recomending things to people, Im not going to try to assume you like something that I do, and frankly if you do then great we have something in common, if you dont fine, but dont judge me for liking it and I wont judge you for not liking it. :)
I was reading heaven is for real. First I was thinking okay let's see what these parents have to say about there kids imagination.  And actually it was not like that at all. The dad, whom narrated the story, was feeling like that at first. he was like is this something he is letting his mind run away with or is this for real? I liked the way he questioned his kid with open ended questions. and the way he would say oh remember when you told me about and make something up and the little boy would correct him with a as a matter a fact attitude! I enjoyed it, it was a good easy read while I was not feeling that great. 
Today Im still feeling sick, supposedly its allergies. I have never had allergies before, if this is allergies, I apologize for ever thinking people calling out of work bc they have allergies was a lame excuse. Now I just think it depends on the person hahaha for me this is sorta wipin me out. 
As for everything else in my life right now I still need a job, and we need a second car that is FREE, free to get  and free to maintain and free to keep legal to drive. And Im getting closer to finalizing school papers yay! 

Saturday, April 30, 2011

new routine

 One really good things about our move has brought new routine, going to the gym, EVERYDAY.  I have a love hate relationship with it somedays, but Justin is usually there to encourage me. I started out strong but then one day off led to 4 days off...haha. I got a call from a personal trainer, for one free session so I took it. I learned some good stuff. So combining the new things I learned from her and previous things, I've been going at! I've gotten new encouragement from the results that I can see! Im also enjoying the girls learning from us. They love eating healthy and excercizing.  This really comes in handy when Im trying to get them to try something new, I just have to tell them its healthy!
Tomorrow we are taking the girls on the light rail system downtown just to explore and take some pictures.  Hopefully I will get to post some!  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

had this for a minute but I haven't used it yet

I originally got this blog to start blogging before we moved from Az to Co. I ended up getting really busy.  few more interesting things have happend and I also know a few more people who have gotten a blogspot! As everyone who knows me, knows Im a native Tucsonian. Tucson is a great place, you can really make what you want as in a non stop party hot spots or laid back chillness. However I have always invisioned myself living somewhere else. My Junior year in high school I research Pennsylvania, and applied to Drexel University. For some reason Im fasinated by that state, and the city of philly. Although I do not like the steelers at all. Well the thought of being 18 and moving so far away from everything! scared me, I mostly just fell in love with my high school sweet heart.
 And now that dream of moving some where else discovering out side of Arizona has come true. I was still nervous, but definitely not alone!
 As high school sweet hearts and parents of two of the most beautiful girls in the world we've packed it all up and moved 894 miles away from Home, to a make a new HOME.
 It has been an adventure! But I am so thankful for it. It has brought us closer, and I didnt think it was possible, but it feels good.
We have his side of the family here which is great to get close to them. Our girls have already made some friends and they can't wait for the weekends to get here to play with them.
Since living in this huge city, we have been able to expose our childrens spongey minds to some amazing things.  They have gotten the chance to learn and explored with science, nature, and health museums. As well as the zoo, which is huge it took us 6.5 hours and we didnt even do everything. They are also expanding the zoo adding Asin Tropics. They have also been able to go to the childrens museum and explore many things there. We are completly loving the quality time have gotten to spend with our little smarties. They make us laugh all day with the things they say. You can just see all the information going in and connecting. And the excitment when they learn new things that interest them.
I will have to post some pictures of all this a little later. Unfortunately I no longer have a cord to unload the pictures to the computer.