Monthly Archives: January 2014

It Begins

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So today it officially begins. again. but this time it’s really for real. Cause that time I was just kidding. But I remember all the things I learned back then and I’ll do better. I promise. This time there’s money involved. Money I will spend on clothes that are neither from high school nor maternity. Yep. Today ladies and gentlemen. It. Begins.

I’m going to grocery shop kid free and do meal prep. Not only for the baldman and I, but also for the kiddos. Cause the problem is, I don’t want to eat egg whites and healthy poo if they are having a corndog or delicious oven tacos (they are honest to goodness SO delicious and you can make 20+ at a time).  Plus, how sucky of a mom am I if I put super healthy food into my mouth and easy *processed crap into theirs?

*Side Note: oven tacos are NOT crap, but probably not a cleanse worthy meal. I make them with local grass-fed beef and shred lots of carrots and onions in the mix, also I use my own seasonings…no packets.

So today I will plan and prep meals fit for the ENTIRE family. Say a prayer for me. Send flowers. Take a moment of silence. Cause this momma is NO chef! I need 5’ish ingredients or less and they can not be intimidating. Also, that handful of ingredients need to come together in a simple and logical way. And what’s VERY important is the ingredient list must not ever include seafood, pork or that absolutely disgusting, no-excuse-for-meat, the-mooshiest-nastiest texture ever…GROUND TURKEY!

If you have something that you think would be fitting PLEASE share it in the comments!

I’ll also share that I plan on making these for quick breakfasts for the kids. I use our Bountiful Basket organic 5 grain bread, which really just makes it sweeter!

So I’m going to do my measurements today. Take bikini pics. Cry. Tell myself it’s not THAT bad, I’m just super white. Everyone looks fat and droopy whey they’re super white, right?  Right! See, I’m already half way there!

I’ll be 30 this year. Time to get my body back.  If you want some awesome sauce inspiration check out my little sister and mom of 2 on Instagram at FIT_ADVO_MOMMY   I love her, and am proud of her, but mostly fearful that she can beat me up now.

I’m not shooting for the moon yall. I just want my boobs and my stomach to not be such close friends, my thighs to not cheer for me every time I jog and for my control top camisole to not roll up to my face so quickly I feel like Wendy’s dad on Peter Pan.

That’s not too much to ask.

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Oh what a night!

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The hubs and I have been married for a little over 2 1/2 years and in this time I have been pregnant or nursing for 27 months! Due to a long and depressing story of sucky circumstances I am no longer able to nurse Charlie….but for kicks I just blame Obama. Why not, works for everything else!  So until very recently we haven’t been able to really enjoy a good date night together. If we could escape for a few hours, it typically turned into a quick dinner, a movie and a breastpump session in the car OR dinner and pregnancy induced heartburn for the rest of the night ORRRRR if no pump and no heartburn I probably was in a pissy mood from my forever out of whack hormones and the constant stares and comments from strangers about how “I must be having twins!”

So to say our date life has been lacking throughout our marriage is quite the understatement!

Well yesterday my favorite baldman texted me from work to say he scored some free OKC Thunder tickets if we could find a sitter.  I called and texted no less then 7 different friends and family members to see if they could possibly sit with the kiddos. Finally we scored with our friend’s daughter. YEAH!!! My kids are pretty chill but I know 3 kids with two in diapers can come off a little intimidating to a new sitter. But she came with her brave face and we were off!

First we went and enjoyed Happy Hour at Red Prime. I had a Katydid cocktail. You know those chocolate mints The Olive Garden gives you? Yea. Imagine that in liquid form with a slight kick. YUM! They provide a limo service down to the game so we felt all sorts of fancy. We get to the arena, run into some friends woo hoo, go up, up, and up to our seats…but to be honest there isn’t a bad seat in that place…we got settled in and it hit me. Mom guilt. I’m out having fun and my kids are at home. And is the sitter okay? I really hope she’s okay. I really hope she wants to keep babysitting for us. Eeek, I HAD TO check on them. Thank the Lord for text messaging! I was immediately assured that everything was running smoothly. And we were in the clear to take this selfie.

Side note:

My hairstylist, Erica Pariseau, would be SO proud of me for curling my hair. I NEVER curl my hair. I don’t know how. It scares me. My arms get tired. I swear they will fall from my body. The cord gets hooked on the drawer knob every 2 seconds! Once I finally finish and check in the mirror I realize that I missed a third of my head! But I did it. I powered through like any grown woman should. If she’s reading this, she’s smiling. If you’re reading this and don’t have a stylist you should definitely go see her at Hair Razor Designs!

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After the game we met up with some of our uber cool friends. You know THOSE people. The ones that when you are feeling incredibly NOT hip you can call them and they will give you the rundown of all the places to be to get your “hipness” back. We decided to get a quick dessert with them before heading home. I was thinking Cold Stone, they suggested Vast.  I mean seriously, let that just roll off you tongue for a minute VAAaaasssttttt. My idea included 16 year olds in pink aprons and one of those UV light tanning bed boxes that kills (humanely I’m sure) bugs and is attached to the restaurant wall leaving you with the internal debate of whether or not you’re glad that it’s there.

There idea was called Vast. Enough said.

So we strolled over (in the car, don’t picture us actually strolling. and once we got there we more so had a seizure like reaction to the extreme cold and awkwardly skipped into the fanciest hotel lobby EVER). Then we walked into APO Headquarters the Devon Tower where I fully expected to be greeted by Sydney Bristow. We took the elevator 49 stories up and strolled into the swankiest lounge while looking like we surely had Groupons in our pockets.  We could only afford the coffee and dessert but it was so worth it to see this amazing view of our great city.

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Not too shabby right?

Anyhow, we got back much later than intended. Came home to a quiet house full of sleeping children. Took the sitter home after paying her a random amount of money that seemed fair enough since she had to deal with a blow out diaper and we were later than expected. Maybe we were way off what we should pay…we have no clue, we’ve never done this before.

As we crawled into bed I got to thinking that this was honestly the best date we’ve been on in years. It was last minute and we had very little $$ to spend.

But it was perfect.

For Adam’s Christmas present this year, I gave him a jar full of fun and inexpensive dates for us. Here are some that you and your lovah can enjoy too!!

  • Feed the ducks at the park and enjoy donuts and mimosas for a morning date. *Note: this was actually one of our first dates and looking back we probably shouldn’t have made “mimosas to-go” and taken them to the public park with us… And yes, we still will absolutely do it again.
  • Enjoy rootbeer floats and drive dirt roads
  • Go wine tasting (obviously use a Groupon haha)
  • Have a Nerf water gun war in the yard. Then pick up Orange Leaf and eat it on the roof while watching the sunset.
  • Try sushi then play laser tag
  • Find another couple to play cards and enjoy sno-cones
  • Go to the Dollar store. Buy each other a surprise gift and each pick out a puzzle. Race each other putting the puzzles together.
  • Make homemade pizza, have some drinks, play some games (Twister anyone?)
  • Pick up take out then eat it out on a blanket outside while cloud watching.
  • Go to a local high school basketball game and devour some concession stand nachos!

Do it people. Get out there and love your lovah!

That’s totally normal, right?

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Fed my family spaghetti last night. Though not real spaghetti because my Little Man has a sensitivity to red sauce….burns his little hiney-bo. So alfredo and chicken it was. I’ve been sick as a dog for 5 days but things are finally looking up. Howevah now the boys are all snot faced. yum.  Well I brought my Little Man out to the living room this morning and before I set him down he unleashed a series of sneezes onto the left side of my neck. You know, right where it was almost in the safe territory of landing on my (Adam’s) shirt….but mostly it spritzed just north of the collar and instead directly onto my skin. Since that wasn’t gross enough I look down to find the oddest snot ever. Like no…I’m serious…Ever. Grabbed the burp cloth to wipe his nose only to realize it was a noodle. I’m sorry, did you hear me? I said a NOODLE! 

Cause that’s totally normal, right?

On a side note, if you haven’t heard, I’m homeschooling the redhead these days for a plethora of reasons. She’s 7, she has freckles, she lives and breathes art and American Girl. Also, I overheard her say “Super fly, yo!” to her 19 month old brother this morning. I may have just failed the homeschool community.

They’ve grown up a bit since you saw them last.

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Remember that one time, when I started a blog….

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and then started that blog again….and then again I started that one blog…..
Well guess what?! I’m continuing from my last “start” and we’ll call this lost time an intentional break.

So um here’s my latest offspring.

Meet Sweet Charlie

Meet Sweet Charlie

Yep, had him natural. Best birth ever. Decided I wanted to become a doula. Became a doula. Realized I’m still chubby. Took the Advocare Challenge like a badass. Realized I’m NOT a badass. Celebrated finishing the cleanse with eating. Attended my first birth. It was a homebirth. It was AMAZING. Saw the pictures. Turns out I’m still chubby. Damnit. Going to do the cleanse again. Going to share the journey. Again.

Also starting the challenge of finding who I am as a wife. A mom. A doula. And the uber important stuff like… How I like my hair. Makeup. Overall style. Ya know, the biggies.
I’m done having babies (bittersweet) and am looking forward to a fresh new year growing in every way possible. Hoping that keeping this blog up to date is something I can achieve in this new year also.
So anywho, much love to you. If you enjoy the quick read please share the love with others.