Monday, November 8, 2010

The journeys of life....

I am very thankful for my amazing family and friends. I have the best support system ever. If I ever needed anything, they will always back me up and be there for me. I am thankful for the friends I have had since 3rd grade! I have an amazing husband who spent the day working outside yesterday getting our house ready for our guests next weekend, an amazing daughter who looks at me and smiles and makes my whole world light up! I am so thankful for the great life I have!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkins Oh my........

So we made it to our 3rd annual trip to Chino Valley to go to Freeman Farms Pumpkin Patch with the Skinners (Nate and Dominic). The weather was amazing. we were able to go thru the corn maze, the carousel, and the train before mother nature decided to rain on us... and it rained adn rained. So we went to get a bite to eat thinking it would stop... and nope, so we went back to the pumpkin patch, picked our pumpkins, and made our way home. It was a great trip with our family tho and it will be a memory we cherish. It was so adorable watching Dominic and Savannah hold hands as they lead the way thru the corn maze! Love those 2

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Apples of My....

So last night I did the good mom thing of serving my daughter McDonals dinner in the car! I am such the good momma bear! She was eating her nuggets and apples and when she was finished she asked me for a kleenex. So I ask "Why, do you have a booger?" and she goes "no"... so curiosity killed the mom here and I said "what do you need the kleenex for then?" and her response of "my apple" left me dumbfounded. Needless to say, she stuck some of the apple up her nose.

So yes, this picture above is what I pulled with tweezers out of her nose! Quite eventful!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Love is in the air....

Not sure if it has anything to do with the fact that on October 14, Spencer and I will have been married for 4 years or the fact that we are still in LOVE!!! Hard to believe. We have had our ups and downs, but there is not anyone (besides Savannah) that I would want to wake up next to... and then there is Savannah who still amazes me. this weekend we did a Halloween craft. We bedazzled black and white pumpkins. I will have to post those pictures! So cute! We had a great time. And then we put out some interior and exterior Halloween deorations... our house is sooo spooky! Life is great, and I am truly blessed with an incredible husband, amazing daughter, 3 crazy dogs, a beatiful home, a fantastic family/support system, friends, a great career, and a chaotic, yet interesting life!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Life happens to throw major curveballs every now and again. Those are the curve balls that make us better people and allow us to grow as individuals. It allows us to see what is good in or lives and what is bad in our lived. I am very greatful for all that I have in my life. I am greatful for all of my family, friends, dogs, job, home, etc. It takes those cruveballs to make us appreciate life and the little things. When you are afraid of loosing something that you love and truly want, you need to step up at the plate and swing a little harder!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The ABC's

It is pretty amusing listening to your 2 year old sign her ABC's in the back seat. lmnop is all 1 word! ha... makes me laugh. Today she also counted to 11! She is sooo smart... by the way, her teacher actually wrote that on her daily sheet at school yesterday! My chicarita is a smarty all right :). She is in swimming lesson, which are more than amusing. She loves being in the water and is kind of coming around to the teacher. My little baby is growing up sooo quickly! I sit here and think what is she going to do when she grow up? Is she going to still have the same crazy personality? I sure hope so...

Well that is what is on my mind at the moment... Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wierd Girl Thing

I have always wanted to have an amazing relationship with my kids. I want to be the parent, but also be their best friend. I totally think that will be Savannah and I. We have some wierd things that the 2 of us girlies do that make us both happy. When I buckle her in her car seat, we both blow kisses and say love you... When she goes to bed, we both pray together..... When we eat and something is good, we both lift our shoulders, grin, and go Mmmmm.... and of course the list goes on, but she is definently my daughter and I love her to pieces.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The million faces of Savannah

It cracks me up that my daughter has such a personality! You can totally tell when she is happy and when she is sad, mad, grumpy, tired... and so on. So I just recieved a text message from one of her teachers at school and she has the meanest face! Made me laugh out loud. I am sitting here going, that girl was busy coloring and the teacher made her look! Ha.... Hopefully she is in a good mood and not a mad/crabby when I go and get her in a half hour! I have been missin her today!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Love, Love, Love these stinky piggies! They are so little and so cute! Yes, I am sitting at work missing my girly! She is growing up so fast. There are many days I want to be at home with her hanging out and laughing. That laugh is intoxicating. Lately she has been a chatter box and asks "whats this momma" "whats that momma" ... it is so amazing and she is just such a big sponge wanting to know everything and anything! It amazes me at how smart she truly is.

Friday, June 11, 2010


This morning we sang ABC's probably 25 times on our way to school/work! It is so fun and exciting to hear that chica of mine going "A...B...C...D" I love it! That girl always knows how to make me laugh!

I am very excited for this weekend... I am going to have a ladies night tomorrow night. We plan on spending most of the day at the pool prior, which means cleaning and cooking food are the scope of my Friday night! Then Sunday we have a birthday party for one of Savannah's friends from gym at the pool then shopping with my momma for my birthday! Should be a very fun adn relaxing weekend! Plus I finished my book yesterday which means Dear John here I come! Gotta read that before I watch the movie, which I already purchased. Figured that that might kick my butt in gear. But with summer here, and lots of time at the pool, I think I will be able to get in a lot more reading!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Night time fun

So we were woken up at 1am to a crying 2 year old. Went in her room and found her diaper on the floor, her in her bed, and a wet bed! Lovely.... The personality and the thought process of a 2 year old. Gotta love it! She was happy this morning tho, so it made it all worth it!

Friday, June 4, 2010


So I hate my birthday... every year I feel like I am put behind everyone else. The people that I expect to go above and beyond who I go above and beyond, I feel should do something special for me... instead I dont get a happy birthday wake up call or a birthday cake. I get the take care of my kid, pick up the house, and water the flowers! Not that I dont like doing all of that, but it is just the thought. Bums me out when other people tell me the great little things that they do for their significant others to make their birthdays special and memorable. My birthday is a "just because" day that I wish wasnt called my birthday! It would be so much easier if it wasnt celebrated and it was just another day in paradise!

So enough of my blah, blah, blah.... I did have an incredible day at work yesterday! Cold Stone cupcakes! Delish! and today is Friday... so that means wahoo the weekend! I am going with a girlfriend Sunday to my fav hot spot, Dolce, for a massage and then we are going to Abuelos for lunch! Super delish! I am also taking Savannah to the pool in Estrella! I am excited to see how she reacts! Should be a fun weekend with my chicarita! love her. When I picked her up from school yesterday so goes "happy birthday mom" !!!! It was too cute!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Not only is it hump day, but it is my birthday week! But I am not too big on my birthday as I am only turning "21" again! Loved 20, but wasn't old enough to drink so 21 works! My chicarita has woken up at least once a night for the past few weeks. It is starting to wear me out! That smile makes up for it tho...

This past weekend was Memorial Day weekend. It was a fun and relaxing weekend with my family! Saturday savannah had her showcase gymnastics class. My mom, dad, Jonathan, and mother in law all came out to see her rock the red mat!

Check out the "CHEESE"... gotta love balls and bubbles!!!!

So for Sunday Funday and Monday off... we got a blue plastic pool and we had a blast..... The ladies in their bikini's and sunglasses ready to hit the Reddin beach (or in our case, pavers!)

Friday, May 28, 2010


So the newest thought of my day is to go somewhere by a beach all by myself. I have never traveled by myself, but I am pretty sure this crazy mind of mine needs a solo break. No dogs licking me, no baby having temper tantrums, no husband being a pain in my butt, no work, just some time of me, a book, and a beach. Possibly some spa and food time :) Not sure if it is selfish or realistic, but I may loose my mind soon.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Another day in paradise

Have you ever felt so trapped like you could never esacpe... that is how I am feeling. The pressure of work, the house, the family... all adds up. Not that I am not extremely greatful for an amazing family, a great job, and an incredible home... It is just a lot lately! So for Mothers Day I received Wii Fit from my hubby and daughter! I have now done 2 days of it and ouch! I hurt! but in a great way... I am starting to feel better. If I can keep on the path of spending 20-30 minutes a day doing it, that would be great. I may tone up enough for bathing suit season after all. With the Wii Fit and our weekly outings to the lake!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Savannah bananas

So my baby turned 2 on Sunday. I guess it is time to quit calling her my baby! She is the absolute love of my life. Had a great weekend with friends and family. Still so excited that Kelly and Gina were able to come! Love those girls and have no idea who I would be without them! Life has been crazy and chaotic for the past few months. I dont know how I let it spiral out of control, but I did. Feeling pretty lost and confused about this and that :) .... I am working my way back up the ladder to take control of my life. I can not control others, but I sure as hell can control myself, with the help of some wine, of course! I am very greatful for the things I have: hubby, daughter, dogs, family, friends, houses, cars, etc!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Had the most incredible cheese with jam and starberries last night. Between not feeling good and stressed out, it was nice to have a glass of red wine, a nice beef stew and an amazing snack! Thanks Vena for always finding something different to "hit the spot"... needed that! Also got to see my beautiful neice, sister in laws, and mother in law last night! What a great way to end a Hump Day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My daughter

It is amazing to think that I have an amazing daughter. She is beautiful, smart. funny, and polite (well most of the time.. she is 2). There are many times where I loose my patience and wish she would quit hanging on me... I have been following the Layla Grace story and that baby died yesterday from her struggle with cancer. It is so sad that to know that someone that young had battled all of that and still smiled. I have felt blessed to have Savannah in our life since the moment I found out I was pregnant, but it is times like this, when you read that story about that baby and her life long struggle, that makes you feel even more blessed. I am a very lucky woman. I have an amazing husband, an incredible daughter, 2 crazy dogs, a house, and a very supportive family and group of friends. Who could ask for anything more!