Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Lets Chat


    ·         The Cutting Edge was on the other day. I used to watch that movie all the time as a kid. It’s about a stuck up figure skater who can’t find a compatible partner. Her coach finds an old Olympic hockey player who can skate really well. They clash the whole movie but you know it’s because they are falling in love! Gosh it’s such a good movie and D.B. Sweeney was in his prime in 1992! I’m a 90’s kid and will forever love 90’s movies!
    ·         I never thought to ask my pediatricians office if they treat un-vaccinated kids! I called them today and they don’t treat un-vaccinated kids so that's a relief!!
    ·         Work is literally over whelming me these days. Like brain overload! So when I get home I’m exhausted from thinking all day and I have to think about how I can be a good mommy, keep the house in order, make sure everyone is fed and clean and it is exhausting!
    ·         I’m terrified to have a second kid and at the same time I’m dying to get pregnant again….why does my brain work that way?
    ·         I need a pedicure in the worst way. I try to go once a month in the summer but in the winter/fall no one see’s my feet so who cares! I get ingrown toe nails on both my big toes so I usually cut them too low then the little ladies at the nail place yell at me, but I looove when I have one and they dig it out! I don't understand how they can find it but they get it every time! Sorry for the TMI!
    ·         We have been renting our old house to a woman going through a divorce and we’re hoping to close on it in February. We are also selling the surrounding land to someone else so I’ll be happy to only own one piece of property again.
    ·         We have started constructing a bathroom in the basement! We have two guest rooms down there now so it will be so nice once they have a bathroom down there too. This was something we said we would do like 5 years in….more like 5 months in…oops!
    ·         Have you seen Kalen Allen? He is hilarious!! His video’s make me laugh and my sister and I use the term bougie on the regular now!
    Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

10 Random Facts About Me


ONE | I love movies! I love going to the movies, I love renting movies and I love re-watching movies I love over and over and over. I love finding out who the bad guy is, seeing the couple fall back in love and laughing so hard my stomach hurts! I love to recite the words to the movies at the exact time the actor says it. I'm move or a visual person. I wish I could read books and make the movies in my head but I would much rather let someone else do that.

TWO | I am secretly obsession with all things Disney. I went twice as a kid and once I started dating my husband his family goes every 3 years. I have been almost 10 times not and it never gets old. I love the shade of Minnie's silhouette and bow. I love the love between Minnie and Mickey. I love the fairytale of it all.

THREE | Ever since I became pregnant with baby girl I worry a lot less about small things. I never thought I worried about a lot but once I became pregnant all my worries went away and I just wanted to protect her and do what was best for her.

FOUR | I found out I'm a picker upper. Whenever my daughter is playing I usually let her go wide for a little bit then I feel the need to pick it all up and put it back together. I usually have her help in some way but I feel like we'll loose  pieces if we don't put it all back together. I also feel the need to make food then put it all away as I go. This is something my husband hates because he always goes back for more and I've already put it away...oops! My sister pointed this out when she was visiting with her two kids over Christmas.

FIVE | I wish I would have never dyed my hair. I was trying to go to an auburn color and she turning my hair black...basically. Now since we've done so many things to re-correct it I have a permanent line that I don't think will ever go away but we'll keep trying to cover it up till it grows out.

SIX | I got glasses when I was in first grade. I rarely wore them! I didn't start wearing them on a regular bases until I was in college. I can see without them but my eyes get tired. Probably because I  have such a high prescription. People who try my glasses on say "WOW you are super blind" but I'm really not. I just need them for distance and small font. My mom never understood how I could thread a needle without my glasses but I could!

SEVEN | I got my first tattoo when I was 18. I went out to lunch with my boyfriend at the time and said I wanted one. He said I wouldn't do it and the next thing I knew I had two little stars tattooed on my front hip. I got  my second one when I was 19. I went with my college roommate who I had known for about 2 months at the time. We became instant friends and I'm glad I did that with her all those many moons ago. I went in wanting the James Dean quote "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today". I have no association with James Dean but I liked the meaning of the saying. But the guy said the font size he would need to use was bigger than I wanted so I went with a swirly design instead. I got it on my hip. I specifically went into wearing my bathing suit and said if you go outside the line of this suit, I am not paying you. I had to hide it from my parents who had a pool so I had to make sure it was hidden under my suit. I'm dying for a 3rd!! I want my mom's initials on my Achilles heel.  Fun fact, my parents have the same initials. Even my mom before and after changing her name to his.

EIGHT | My husband picked out baby girls name back when we were dating. My sister's SIL had a baby and when she called to tell me she named her Elise, Eric said I like the name Emily and that was it. I came up with her middle names though. My grandma's name was Viola and Grace just sorta flowed with the rest. My husband has two middle names so we thought we would keep the tradition alive with our kids. Neither of his siblings have two middle names though.

NINE | I want to travel all over the US/World I also get scared of something. I've always wanted to go to NYC but I feel like I'll get there and terrified the whole time! Which is crazy! I would love to go to Washington, DC, Boston, MA, Montana or Wyoming, and maybe Portland, OR. I doubt we will be the traveling retired people but I would love to expose baby girl and all of our future children to travel and new places.

TEN | I love McDonalds, there I said it. I try to be healthy and make enough dinner for left overs the next day but sometimes I just want some hot fries. I know they are bad for you, I know they are gross and awful and made from this and that but man are they delicious with a Diet Coke!

*linking up with Lindsay and Erin

Thursday, December 21, 2017


2017 was a year of excitement, sadness, new experiences and challenges.
  • We started the year by having a celebration of my Mom's birthday. That day will also be hard for us but I hope that we continue to celebrate her on that day.
  • We celebrated a lot of first holidays with Em. She loved her Easter basket full of goodies and Valentines day full of love! We celebrated 4th of July its a BBQ and friends
  • We through a surprise 30th birthday party for Eric and he was totally surprised! I had my gallbladder taken out 3 days before and was released from the hospital the day of the party but we pulled it off with a bang! He had a great time and he deserved it after taking care of Em while I was in the hospital.
  • We celebrated Em's first birthday and moved into a new house the next day! 4 days after we moved into the new house we left for Disney on Em's birthday! We really set the expectations high for her birthdays!
  • We love our new house. In the summer we BBQ on the patio 3-4 times a week, go for a walk every or every other night and we go for bike rides on a trail near our house to the lake. Emily loves being outside and isn't afraid to get dirty!
  • We had lots of friends and family over for my 30th birthday and everything was perfect. We carved pumpkins, hit a piƱata and ate cake with lots of friends, family and joy!
  • Emily learned to walk just after Labor Day weekend so she was excited to run around the town for Halloween! She was the cutest little Minnie Mouse!
  • Thanksgiving was a hard one this year since it was so close to the one year anniversary of Mom passing. But I've decided not to let that day hold me down. I miss my mother every day why should I be extra sad just one day a year. Eric and I whipped up a delicious feast and tried to be thankful for all the things we do have.
  • We are eagerly awaiting Christmas this year because we think Emily will be excited and understand what is going on.  



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween 2017

We had a great Halloween this year! We had a few costumes and baby girl LOVED picking out candy and putting it in her bucket! I also got to take her to my office and trick or treat a little!

Hope you all enjoy your candy and memories!!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Goodbye 20's Hello 30's

Tomorrow is my last day in my 20’s. We are going to have a bunch of friends and family over to watch football, carve pumpkins, eat cider and donuts and have a bon fire. We just got a new shuffle board table from my in-laws so we are excited to try it out! I can’t wait to eat good food with our friends and family on a cozy fall day before the weather sky rockets back up in the 80s!

I realized that I’m not sad to turn 30, I’m sad that my childhood is over. You may be thinking…honey your childhood was over a long time ago! But really I think our 20’s are still part of our childhood. When I turned 20…10 years ago.:(….I was just starting my 2nd year of college. Still learning how to cook a meal that wasn't mac n cheese or ordering a pizza (which is what I lived off my freshman year and gained the freshman 30!) and learning that laundry should be done more than once a month. When I turned 21 I learned how to manage my liquor better since I had to start legally paying for it because when you’re 21 we went to the bar not a house party. When I turned 22 I realized that I had to get my degree and life figured out and I transferred to Michigan State University where I realized a university degree costs a lot more than a community college degree. When I turned 23 I was in my last year of college and had no idea what I was going to do with my degree. I graduated, got engaged and sent out hundreds of unanswered resumes. When I turned 24 I was living in my soon to be in-laws basement apartment planning a wedding and working as a waitress while planning a wedding and trying to find a career. When I turned 25 I was a newlywed still freshly tanned from her honeymoon and ready for married life to begin. When I turned 26 we were living in our first home (rental) and I had been working for 8 months as an administrative assistant at an automotive company in a little town in southwest MI. When I turned 27 we had bought our first home, completely flipped it and I was trying to develop my career within that company and I applied for another position and GOT IT. When I turned 28 we decided that it was time to start a family. Little did I know how hard you have to work at trying to have a baby. When I turned 29 I was a momma of a 3 month old still trying to figure this new role out. Turning 30 on Sunday will be bitter sweet. It’ll be my first birthday without my Mom. Our tradition was always to go shopping with all the girls in my hometown, come home and east pizza from my favorite place and a small cake. Since my childhood neighborhood feels empty without my mom I don’t like to visit it as much. I try to make the people who live on the east side come to my side of the state which I don’t have to twist their arms because it’s gorgeous over here on the lake!

I will always love to celebrate my birthday whether I’m 30, 64 or 100! Birthdays should always be celebrated! I’m excited to see what adulthood has in store for me…More kids? House #4? A new job? Exciting adventures? Who knows!

I have a few things I want to accomplish by the time I hit 31 but you’ll just have to keep checking back to see what comes next!  

Friday, September 8, 2017

Weekly Round Up

Sorry I have been so MIA lately....life with a baby! Need I say more?

Someone really enjoys wearing sunglasses!
 We recently moved into a new house and have been adding our style to the mix! Here are just a few items we've added. Lights to make the deck more cozy! And my husband made this awesome floating shelf out of old wood we had an metal braces. He's making a matching one to go around our TV and I can't wait to show you guys!

Someone is very flexible!

I'm planning an accessory swap party! It'll be nice to get new (to me) items without having to spend any money! The plan is to have a bunch of ladies over and they will bring their gently used jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, etc. and we will all swap items for free! Plus it's always nice to have people over to have a appetizers and a glass of wine!

 Someone enjoyed mommy and me tumble time!! She was a bit shy because the other little boy in the class was ALL over the place but having sooo much fun! After a while she got out of her shell and enjoyed it!

 We are very excited for fall and Halloween in our house as you can see from the following photos...

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!