Saturday, March 28, 2009

Car update

Well, our car was found. However, from what I understand it's not looking good. I have not seen my car yet but from what the insurance adjuster has told us our car was badly vandalized. It was found in Apple Valley. I will let everyone know more when I do. It has all been very stressful but at least it was found.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wii Fit

Spring is here! Which of course means that so is summer. I don't know about any of you but i have but on a few pounds with baby weight and the holidays. Mark and I thought it would be a good idea if we tried to "get fit!" So yesterday I went out and bought the Wii Fit. At first I was not too sure about it, after all it's a video game. How much could it possibly do? Answer: A LOT! It's amazing, not only does is keep track of your weight and daily training but it also sets goals AND teaches you proper balance that can help ease back pain. I have set up my file, chosen a trainer for strength training and yoga and set my goal. Everyday I get my body test done and it tracks my progress while also giving me tips on healthy eating and proper work out format. Not to mention the games that Wii Fit has developed to make working out fun! You can do everything from ski jumping, hoola hoop, and stepping to yoga and core training. Mark and I have our favorites, mine is the ski jump, tight rope walking, yoga, and hoola hoop. Mark of course loves head butting soccer balls, ski jumping, and the basic short run. I am very excited to start posting about my progress. This is, I think, one of the greatest ways to work out without pouring money into a gym. This is awesome. I really want to work out now!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I love this picture! Enjoy more WW at 5m4m or
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Bad Luck

Well, I have some bad news. I woke up this morning to find that my car was gone. Yes, that's right, my car has been stolen. It's not so much that the car is gone, it's that things that were in the car. Photos, some of Kaydens things. Things that means a lot to mark and I. Not to mention checks and paper work. I am not sure how to feel now. I am angry, shocked, and sad. There is little hope that the car will be found as it is a sports car and often souped up for racing. We have called the local law enforcement and are sending some one out. we have made a report to the station. I am not really sure what steps to take, this has never happened to me before. I will post again when we have an idea of whats going on.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Little Walker

Yes, I have seen it for the first time. Kayden was walking on his own! Kayden has always been fast in the area of crawling, after seeing his cousin Mason he was determined to get going so he could play with "the big boys." He has been walking but only when he is holding on to Mark or myself. Yesterday I saw him get up, stand on his own, then start walking toward Mark who was holding one of his favorite toys. Of course he fell, but the moment he heard everyone clapping for him he got up to try again, and again, and again! I have never seen his try to do something so hard. Kayden is growing up too fast. He wants to feed himself, dance, watch Disney movies and now he is really getting a hang of walking. Oh, where did all the time go?! I just wish I had a video camera or my still camera to get it. Let the record show my lil "Determinator" took his first real steps on St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

This is the face of trouble. For moreWordless Wednesday visit 5m4m

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Monday, March 16, 2009

I love books!

I love give aways! Not only do you get to check out awesome products but you also have a chance to win them! A great friend of mine Jillian has a fantastic give away for Frecklebox , a wonderful company that can personalize books for kids. They have a great variety of personalized books you can choose from that will be perfect for your son, daughter, niece, or nephew. Imagine the great look and that little face when you give them a book that has their name printed on every page! Go check out all the different books and gift ideas that Frecklebox has, and don't forget to stop by Jillian's blog for a chance to enter in this great give away!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I wanted to share one of the greatest moment of my life. The day my boy was born. Enjoy and for more Wordless Wednesday visit 5m4m or Extraordinary Mothers

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Kayden with his cousins! Each of them is looking at a different Auntie. For more Wordless Wednesday visit 5m4m or Extraordinary Mothers.

Monday, March 2, 2009

a really great give away!

I am so excited, I found some great give aways and I want to share them with with everyone. A friend of mine Jillian and My sister are doing give aways for "Save the TaTas." Anyone can enter and it is all for a great cause. 5% of every sale goes to the "Save the Tatas" foundation. It also reminds everyone of breast cancer awarness and that we are still fighting for a cure. If you want a chance to win you can enter at Jillian 's blog or Mommy Diaries. You could also go to savethetatas and see all the great things they have. From womens shirts right down to babies, and even shirts for men!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

where's the love?

It's hard waking up every morning only to turn on the tv and see something on the news that hurts me in some shape, way or form. it bothers me to see people so angry and so hurtful. i have made it my goal to do small things to brighten peoples day. even if it is something as small as offering a smile to some body who looks sad, i want to make a difference. and what makes it even better is that making a difference doesn't have to cost anything. you can do it for free and feel good about yourself for the rest of the day/week/year.

i once read true story about a desperate man who stopped for a moment to read a bumper sticker on the back of some ones car. the sticker read: someone loves you. he then knocked on the door of the owners house, when the woman opened the door the man simply thanked her, to which her reply was "but sir, i haven't done anything." the man smiled and told her that he had planned to end his life before he read the sticker on her car. it reminded him that some one DID love him even when he thought no one cared. he told her of his hard life and of everything he had lost. without a word the woman gave the desperate man a hug and invited him in for dinner. without even knowing what she had done she had saved that mans life and given him a reason for living again. he left that house with a new friend and new hope to help him on his way.

my goal is to effect someone in such a way. i want to do what good i can while i am here and i want to encourage you to do the same. smile, donate change to some one who needs it or a charity. go through your closet, basement, attic and clear up some of that clutter. I'm not saying get rid of things that matter to you, but old cloths and toys can go to goodwill. your small good deed can make a world of difference to some one in need. if a bumper sticker can save a man from himself think of what you can do. if you would like more information about goodwill, or if you would like to volunteer check out Goodwill Industries International

Friday, February 27, 2009

bracelet of my life

i was going through some old boxes and was pleased when i found my Italian charm bracelet, i was so happy to find it was not in fact lost. Not that i had forgotten about it i just packed it with some other things and was upset when i wanted it. i love these kind of bracelets! i think its awesome that you can choose the charms that fit you. each one has its own meaning. i have three birthstones on mine with some other nick-nacks like a strawberry, a moon, kaydens birthstone and a symbol for "happiness." small yet very meaningful things i connect with kayden and my life. its nice that jewelry can be so personal. these niffty little charms can be found on the internet for very good prices, you can still find them in stores as well. they have almost anything you could ask for, to make sure you have just what you need! it still amazes me that my jewelry can still be personal and mean so much. i am still looking for some charms to complete my bracelet, but what is great about these charms is that you can start another after you "replace" the blank charms with the ones you want. keep the blank ones, they hook back together and make the first bracelet you bought. you can start "replacing" your charms all over again! have fun and get creative!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

more teas please

so anyone who knows me knows i am all about the natural way to help my body help itself. i love to drink teas instead of taking pills that could harm your body more then help it, and you can drink a lot of tea while you are pregnant. my house is always stocked with teas that can help ease headaches, reduce upset tummys and tummy pains, relax your body and help you sleep. i have spent a lot of time looking in to teas i could drink when i was prego to help my body cope with all the changes. one of my favorites was chamomile tea which is used to help relax you and aid sleep, it also helps to relieve symptoms of a cold. Mint tea is also used to relax and can help relieve a pesky headache. Ginger tea is great when you are prego! it improves circulation, relieves cold and flu symptoms, eases stomach cramps and nausea, and reduces menstrual cramps! these are just a few of the teas you can drink to help your body heal itself. the three that i have mentioned are safe too drink while you are pregnant, however not all teas are good for the baby so be sure to ask your doctor are read up on the teas you drink. for more information you can check out Health Benefits of Herbal Teas.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

he was so small! for more Wordless Wednesday visit 5m4m
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kaydens morning pick!

so every morning Kayden wakes up and watches some of his favorite tv shows on the Disney channel. normally i am not a little kid show person but there are a few that have got my attention and i love to watch with Kayden. Little Einsteins is one of Kaydens favorite shows. its not only teaches kids how to share and help others but it also teaches them about classic music and art. every show they have a featured artists such as Monet or Di Vinci AND a featured composer like Back, Beethoven an Mozart! i have always thought that music and art should be a large part of our kids lives so i was tickled pink when we started watching Little Einsteins. they even have Baby Einstein for the little ones! To help develop their little ever growing minds Baby Einstein is a must have, with everything from learning animals, shapes and numbers to nature and language! i love these dvds and books and so does Kayden!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

snuggle with a book

i have always been a book lover, in fact i own my very own small library. i have over 10 boxes of my favorite books and thats just the favorites! after thinking it over i though i would like to share some of my top picks, one every week. this weeks pick is Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel. after young ayla loses her mother at a very young age she is adopted by a medicine women of the "clan" (cavemen) eza finds ayla very close to death, after nursing her back to health eza hopes to keep the girl as her own. however being one of what the clan calls "others" ayla is not welcome in the clan. ayla must over come physical and mental trials to prove herself to the clan and herself. this is one of my favorites because of the feelings it gives off. this book is just the first book of 5 in aylas dangerous adventures in finding where she belongs and who she is. each book is just as great as the last leaving the reader wanting more, with believable characters and historical bases its very easy to get in to. i am positive anyone who reads this book will fall in love with it and the people in it! (except for broud, no one likes him) ENJOY!

Monday, February 23, 2009

flash backs

Kaydens birthday party was great. though he was tired and over excited about all the people he enjoyed playing with all his new toys. he is also a big movie kid, so of course he loved watching Fraggle Rock, created by jim hensen and the muppets, which his aunt cori and my mom got for him. its good to know my son loves the old school. at first he wasnt sure what to think of the first episode where Gobo's uncle Matt finds "outer space" which is an old mans work shop. uncle matt decides it is time to travel and so he ventures out in to "outer space" and sends post cards back to Gobo and the other fraggles to let him know how he is doing. i always loved the fraggles and i am very happy to see that after a moment of questioning so does kayden. he actually danced to the opening song! i think every kid should have a chance to watch the fraggles and every adult would love to as well.

Friday, February 20, 2009

somethings are forever

a year ago today i know exactly what i was doing. i was laying in my hospital bed watching my new son sleep in my arms. i remember being just as amazed as i am now when i see him. i remember my good friend jillian staying with me when mark had to go to work. i think its awesome that some events can effect us so much that we remember exactly what we did that day or even the day before. we can easily recall even the smallest details, right down to the very smell of the room. the human mind can hold on to details without even being told, able to stash those memories in the far corners of the mind untill they are needed or some how pushed the the front. though i know the memories of my sons birth and his first days with me will never be the ones in the back of my mind. those are with me every moment of everyday i breath.