First things first… Happy New Year from my family to yours! We are already driving into this new year and we aren’t looking back.
Do you have a resolution? Word of the year?
Goals for this new year?
Let me tell you a secret. Shhh….. I don’t have any of that planned out. My inner teacher is freaking out because I don’t even have a 2018 planner. Guess what? I survived the first day of the year just fine. Actually it was nice not (more…)
You know those cheesy movies, where the main character relives their day over and over again? It usually starts with a really crummy day and they wish to redo that day, for hopes of it being better. Their wish is granted by another cheesy character. Each day they make a different choice that changes the outcome of that day. Finally, their day becomes PERFECT and they live happily ever after. The End.
Well, I have been replaying a horrible day over and over in my mind, details and all, but nothing changes. The outcome stays the same.
Okay, not the most glamourous topic, but I wish I would have done this for my first child. If you are new here, I am a momma to three boys, three and under! My hands are definitely full and controlling the chaos is a must. If you don’t have kids yet, just pin it to Pinterest and it will be waiting for you for when the time comes. Done with kids? Let someone know that may benefit from this tip. Friendly nursing clothes are a must right after having a baby.
Being that is our third child, I wasn’t wanting the “normal” maternity photos. Come to think of it, we have never had a “normal family” photoshoot. We have chosen photographers that capture our real life moments and love what they produce. It is usually the most unconventional photos that I love the most. Where my hair is in my face, or the boys are making the strangest faces. #REALlifestyle
So where do I spend most of my time?
Sam’s Club & Chick-Fil-A
With Harvey knocking on our doors, we are making the best of our rainy days. We are fortunate to have electricity and no flooding. I went ahead and documented some toddler activities we have done that required LITTLE or NO money. Most of the activities and their supplies are just laying around your house.
I get asked a lot about my work and diaper bags and what I could possibly put in there. Well here is your answer and why I love my bag.
My current work bag is a Lily-Jade Meggan, in grey, without the insert inside. Having the insert out, allows me to use the insert at the babysitters, or keep in the car. (more…)
The trip may only last a few days, but the memories will last a lifetime.
Traveling is nothing new to me. It is more like a lifestyle. I have traveled all over North America starting at a really young age. When I met Dustin we continued traveling during our dating years and right into our married life. Here are some examples of trips we took. Once we did a trip to Montreal and Toronto for a few days, then flew down to Houston to meet some friends. The very next day, got on a plane to Jamaica for a week with friends. Our honeymoon was running a half-marathon, with our family and friends, in San Antonio. Playa Mujeres was stunning and extremely relaxing. Austin, TX was, and still is, our favorite place to get away for a few days. We used to go there at least two times a year.
Adding kids to our family didn’t stop the adventures.
Walking through the mall or boutiques looking for a maternity section is exhausting. Once you actually find a store with maternity clothes, you look at the 5 “frumpy” outfits and cringe to try them on. If you are brave enough to buy them, be prepared to pay the same price, or more, as “normal” clothes. Remember these outfits are just for a few months.
Where did we go and month? Gunnison, CO / July (86-39 degrees)
How did we get there? Personal Plane
How long did we stay? 2 days + 2 travel days
How many people to pack for? 4 (Dustin, Prego-me, 3 & 1 year old boys)
Since we flew ourselves, we could take as much as we wanted… without going over the
What do you do when your best friend calls you, and ask if you can get away for a couple of days to head to the Woodland’s Resort? You have your bags packed before you reply to her question… absolutely!
This was a much needed trip for me. My goals were to relax, sleep, eat, and repeat (over and over again), while visiting some of my friends from Texas and beyond. That is exactly what I accomplished and much more.