Monday, July 27, 2009

Back in the Day

We used to buy whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted it. Money wasn't an issue. I spent what I wanted, and so did Noah. It's a different situation now. If we want something, we have to save and work for it. Some might look at that and wonder why. I think it's a great learning experience and it's taught me a lot of lessons. Plus is makes me appreciate everything more. We're saving for Disneyland and this time when we go (someday,) we will appreciate it and know how hard we worked to finally get there.

Monday, July 13, 2009

My first crush...

My very first crush happened when I was 4 years old. His name: Michael Jackson. Of course I loved the Thriller video that my sisters taped and watched religiously, but it was the Beat It video that got me. I thought I would marry him. He was replaced by Matthew Broderick when I was 6 years old after I saw "Ferris Buhler's Day Off." Who was your first crush?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New Car

So....we're all really squished into my teeny tiny, white trash Ford Focus. It's really interesting to have to push the 3 carseats together to get the doors to close. I really love my little car but it's getting time to upgrade. In all reality, my current car is fine and works for us but having a bigger vehicle would be nice. Here are my thoughts on this subject. Sorry if I bore you :)

My car's positives:
Gas milage is around 35-40 mpg
No car payment-it's paid for
Fits into any parking space-it's like little go-kart
Runs great-Never, EVER had a problem with it in the 5.5 years I've owned it
Fits in our teeny, tiny garage
I pretty much only go to the Arts Center and Walmart. Why need a new car for that?
I really do love it and am weirdly attached to it

My car's negatives:
Teeny, tiny
Not super safe for my family
Stick shift- I would love an automatic
AnnaBelle can't put on her seatbelt by herself because it's so squishy!
Can't tow anything (obviously!)

I'm still not sold on the minivan thing yet. I really can't bring myself to get one, even though they are the most realistic and it fits all of my needs. We looked at a few SUV's last weekend but I have some fears about that. Gas milage, won't fit in the garage, another car payment, buying a lemon.

The built in carseats and automatic doors from a minivan would be so nice! Who of you has a minivan? What make and model and what's the gas milage? Tell me your thoughts on your minivan. I love the Mazda 5 but can't find a used one ANYWHERE! Why don't they make stationwagons anymore? Those were awesome!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I'm still waiting for this to get hard. Every day I wonder when the world is going to start crashing down around me but so's been pretty great! I am REALLY tired but Tate is already sleeping really good and growing like a weed. I can't believe he'll be 2 weeks old tomorrow. It makes me sad to think that this phase of his sweet little life will be over before I know it. He is such a sweet bundle of joy!

Speaking of time flying by.....AnnaBelle's birthday was yesterday. I can't believe it's been 5 years!! Where does the time go? Before I know it, Taten will be 5 and that kills me! I just wanted to wish my sweet little AnnaBelle a Happy Birthday! Yesterday I gave her a hug and a kiss and with teary eyes said I'm so happy that she came to our family and she started to cry. I asked her why she was crying and she said "They're happy tears mom." I love her more than words can express!

We've been doing the same old stuff. Every day last week we had to take Tate to the hospital to get his little feet pricked to check his jaundice. Luckily that's over with and we don't have to deal with that anymore. My sister Wendy was here for the 4th and we had lots of fun family things to do and celebrations so that meant getting up and out the door. This week we've had a little more down time which has been nice to try and catch up on housework and responsibilities.

My sister Cyd told me something the other day and I am really taking it to heart right now. She said that it's time to surrender to motherhood. that I have 3, I'm surrendering. Nothing else in the world is as important than being the best mom I can be. I have a LONG way to go and a mountain to climb but that's my goal. After all, I'm sent these sweet little spirits to take care of and what a wonderful blessing. My heart is full right now and I'm so grateful for my little family. Especially my wonderful husband who is so supportive with everything I get myself into and he's so helpful with the girls. How did I get so lucky to have him fall in love with me and continue to love me more each day? He truly makes me feel like I am the most wonderful, beautiful, greatest wife in the world. What a great blessing he is to me. I'm so glad I get to spent all eternity with him. :)

Alright......seriously with the cheesiness! I'm done now.