Thursday, July 10, 2014

APRIL 2014

Finally celebrated this dude's 7th birthday!

Started going on regular walks

Started cheesing for the camera!

MARCH 2014

Visiting Great Grandma Z at a Rehab Center

Got her ears pierced! Thanks to Aunt Stina and
Uncle Rob!

First St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Yes, I'm a working mom

I have often felt guilty. I get up, go to work from 9-5, go to the gym until 6 or 6:30, pick Zianna up and when we get home it's time for dinner, dishes, and other housework. Sometimes I feel like either my house will suffer or my quality time with Zianna will suffer. Don't even look at my yard, that's the bottom of the list. I feel guilty that I don't get to take her to the pool on these lovely summer days or on daily walks. I feel guilty that I don't spend enough time with her to teach her things like how to stand on her own, how to crawl normally, or how to say, "mama." (She says "dada" just fine.) I am constantly doubting my abilities as a mother. Should I take a day off? Should I be a stay-at-home-mom and figure out the finances? Then someone posted the following link on Facebook. A letter written to a stay-at-home-mom by a working mom and a letter written to a working mom by a stay-at-home-mom. It was perfect. Just what I needed. I related to everything in both letters. I admire stay-at-home-moms. It can't be easy. So read, enjoy, and I hope it brings comfort to you the way it has brought comfort to me.
*I will say that I have made a change. I now work out in the mornings. As hard as getting up earlier is, it is SO much better. I can get housework done after I work out and before Z wakes up. Then I can pick her up right after work and spend more quality time with her before other things need to get done. HAPPINESS!*

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Baby's First Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day fill with the people you care about the most!
I unfortunately had to work but Michael had it off. But we celebrated the day after!
It was a fabulous weekend!


Sunday, February 9, 2014

An Honor

I think it is safe to announce this now. (I kept it to myself in case Karen changed her mind.) ;) As many of you may know Karen Eddington is an amazing example to many. I have learned so much from her and look up to her as a mother and a friend. She has written yet another book, this one on self-worth. She's amazing. Well I am thrilled to announce that she has given me the honor of writing the foreword for this book! You should all run and grab this book. As women we need to sometimes be reminded of our importance and self-worth. This book teaches us more and gives us a beautiful reminder that we matter. Thank you Karen for choosing me it was a great experience and I am thrilled to be part of such an amazing project!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Making Friends

We are pretty lucky that there are so many friends of mine with babies the same age as Z!
She'll have lifelong friends!
One day we all got together to watch the Bachelor and make new friends!
We had such a great time and I look forward to doing it again in the future!

Z was all over the place grabbing the nearest baby and going to town!

Luckily baby K was a good sport and just smiled when Z started eating her hand!

Baby Z and Baby K, future buddies!


Cristina's Birthday

Cristina and her family are basically our family!
We call her kids our niece and nephew and her and her husband our sister and brother.
We had a birthday party for Cristina at our house the weekend after her birthday and we had a great time!

Zianna even got some cookie!

Me and the birthday girl!


While Michael was at work I spent the evening at my parent's.
We played games, watched Mary Poppins and Hercules!


When Michael got off work we went to his cousin CJ's house to spend time with some family and friends!

And of course, New Year means new goals! Check mine out HERE
I encourage everyone to set some goals and right them down!