Saturday, February 28, 2009

I Got Tagged!

I'm not really sure what the rules are to this because my lovely friend who tagged me was a bit confusing! But I know it was something about the fourth picture in the fourth folder, but she has more folders and so on... Anyway, the picture in my fourth folder was my goof ball of a son, go figure!

This picture was taken right before our first time going to Supercross! Daddy had taken him and bought the outfit for him and they were goofing off taking pictures while I was getting ready to go. This was such a fun day! So exciting to see all those dirt bikes and of course my favorite rider, Chad Reed. The 3 of us definitely had a great time that day, good memories!
Now I have to tag 4 people, but I don't have 4 people to tag that haven't already done this. The only person I am not sure of is Suzie. So Suzie i tag you! And I would have tagged Amberlyn, Vicky and Keren as well, you can do it again if you want! LOL, I am sure Amber can find another fourth picture in a fourth folder somewhere!!

Motherly Advice

I need some input from all you out there. Jaden plays basketball on a team for the Parks and Rec. The #1 reason for me getting him into sports is for the exercise, and of course the interaction with the other kids is great too. My problem is the snack they have after the games. 99% of the time the snack that parents bring is something full of sugar and has no nutritional value what so ever. It makes no sense to me! Why have your kids run around and get exercise just to counter act that with junk?? So my question for all you out there is, What would you think if a parent brought bottled water and apple slices for snack instead of Capri Sun and cookies?? To me, I would be so happy to see this and am planning on bringing something more healthy on our week for snack, I just don't know what kind of reaction to expect from the other parents. What do you think?

Snack time

Jadens team

Jaden Shooting a basket

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I must be crazy

As many of you may know, my family loves our Wii. It is not uncommon to walk into our house and find at least one of us playing it. Whether it be Guitar Hero or Crash Bandicoot, we love it all! We have all the Guitar Hero games, including the drums. Whenever friends come over this is usually our source of entertainment. So, loving the Wii as much as I do, I had been wanting to get the Wii Fit for quite a while. I figured, "Why not? Try to get in shape and have fun on the Wii at the same time? Sign me up!"

Well, just a word of caution for those of you sensitive about your weight, the Wii Fit may not be for you! I spent $100 for this thing to tell me I am overweight! And not in a delicate way, it changes your Mii to look fat!
Not that this information is something I didn't already know, but really is it necessary to give my Mii a muffin top?? For some reason my Mii is the only on whose belly is showing from under it's shirt. Now maybe its because I am the only girl on there, but come on! This recent embarrassment caused by our dearly loved Wii has motivated be to work out a lot harder, but I still think it could have been a little nicer.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A wonderful weekend

I have been a bit of a slacker lately and not blogging as much as I would like to, but life has been very busy around here! This weekend was a busy one, but we had so much fun! Friday night was pretty relaxed, we just hung out at home and Mikes sister and her boyfriend came over and played wii for a while. Nothing to exciting but its always fun when they come over because they bring their dog Panda, who we adore!! She is a blast to play with. Saturday morning for Valentines Day I got up and made my boys a Valentines breakfast! We had organic multigrain pancakes, chicken sausage, and fresh strawberries! It was so yummy! I had gotten these really cute heart shaped plates at Target so we used those and it was very festive! I gave them their Valentines gifts that I got for them and then we cleaned up and began getting ready for Jadens basketball practice. When I got done getting ready I came out and Mike had a gift for me, a beautiful pair of earrings to match my diamond journey necklace he got for me last year. I love them! He is always so good at picking out jewelry for me! I also got a box of chocolates and a rose. What a wonderful husband I have!!
So after that we went to Jadens basketball practice. It is always so much fun to watch all those little kids trying to learn to play! He is on a 3/4 year old coed team. When practice was over we realized he needed much more work so we went and bought him a new basketball and headed to the park to play around with him. We had such a great time! It was so nice to get out as a family and do something like that and it was so nice out. Jaden thought it was pretty funny that Mommy was playing basketball against Daddy! Hey, I used to play in jr. high! LOL!
We had a babysitter for the night and had reservations at Indochine in Tacoma for dinner, so I wanted to go get myself something cute to wear for our date. I spent a couple hours at the mall and got an adorable outfit! We ended up going and seeing a movie before dinner, Friday the 13th. I wouldn't recommend wasting your money at a theater. Wait for the video! Dinner was wonderful though! I just love that place! Their fresh spring rolls are so yummy!
Sunday was a bit less busy, but still a lot of fun. A couple of Mikes friends came over for a bit and played wii.. Then we went to dinner with my Grandparents for my belated birthday dinner. we went to that new Iron Chef place up in South Hill. I highly recommend it!! The food was delicious and they cook in front of you and add a bit of comedy. It was hilarious! Jaden said he wants to eat there every night! I don't know about that, but we will definitely be going back again soon.
So that was my fun filled weekend!! I am still trying to recover, I am a bit tired! I wanted to add some pictures to go with this post but my camera battery was dead when I tried to use it on Sat.!! Maybe next time!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Just a little thought....

Its funny where life takes you. After losing my girls I thought I would be depressed forever. But lately i am finding myself starting to feel happy again. I mean there are still those days where I do not want to get out of bed because the pain of missing them is so bad, but I am learning how to deal with that. I am really happy with the changes I am making in my life. My new hobbies are making me so happy. I am beginning to adapt to a healthy lifestyle for my family, which is very much needed! I am investing more time in relationships that really matter. The people who are here for me no matter what. The changes feel really good! Its just nice to know there is life after our tragedy and I will be ok. Knowing my girls are safe in heaven is a huge comfort for me. Hopefully things just keep getting better! What a crazy journey I am on!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Eat This, Not That

While shopping at Costco yesterday I came across this book. I have been wanting to read it for a while now and was surprised to find it there! I was so excited! I definitely recommend it to all you Moms out there! It has a lot of great information. It shows you how to make good choices for your kids in restraunts as well as the supermarket. Little things I never would have thought we bad are in there. It list what to choose at most fast food joints, cereals, types of PB&J, breads, the list goes on. For those without kids they also have one for adults. There are some recipes, exercise ideas and pages that show you what vitamins and good stuff are in different color fruits and veggies. Who knew that Spaghetti O's are better than Kraft Mac and Cheese!!!?? So, I just thought I would share my great find, you should check it out!

Monday, February 2, 2009

This is my life

I figure for my first post I should probably let you get to know me a bit. If you already do know me, you can stop here and wait for my next post or keep reading and maybe you will learn something new. First of all I am 27 years old, I have been married to my husband Mike for 3 1/2 years and we have 3 children together. Our first child is our son Jaden. He is 4 years old and definently keeps me busy! He is a very sweet kid but can be there biggest stinker you ever met! He fills my days with many laughs with his funny stories and also gives me many moments of wanting to pull my hair out! I wouldn't trade him for anything though. He is what keeps me going. My other 2 children are my daughters Emily and Allison. They are twins and unfortunately are no longer with us. Allison died 3 hours after birth and Emily 8 days later. They are my sweet angels. Let me tell you, being the mother to angels is just as difficult and rewarding as having living children. On a daily basis the make me just as happy, frustrated and exhausted as my son. I miss them more than words can say. I am so proud to be the mother of all 3 of my children. I will get more into the story of my daughters in later posts. It is a very long story.

Since losing my daughters in November my life has changed in a very big way. There are things that I have learned through my experience that I am really working on changing. I learned how important it is for me to have my own life away from my husband and children. Too may mothers define themselves as just a mother and wife and forget about themselves. If you don't get time to yourself to do the things YOU love to do, you'll go crazy, and to me that doesn't make for a very happy Mama! Life should be about more than the cooking, cleaning, and taking care of everyone else. Don't get me wrong, I love taking care of my family, but I need my ME time! So I recently have picked up a few new hobbies. I have renewed my love for reading. When I was young I read a lot and enjoyed it very much, so I decided to start the Twilight series and love them! I am totally addicted. I can spend a whole afternoon reading. Another hobby I have fell in love with is scrap booking. This is something I can't get away from! I love it! It is so much fun, especially since I have many friends who share the same hobby.

Another thing I have been working on is my marriage. Not that it wasn't great before, but we have really been working on spending a lot more time together. Going on date nights to the movies and dinner or to the casino. I am lucky to have a husband who I really like as my friend just as well as my life partner. We enjoy each others company and have a lot of fun together. Even just sitting at home watching Supercross together we have a lot of fun. I believe our experience of losing our daughters has brought us closer than ever. So that's just me in a nutshell. I have lots of stuff to talk about so I'm sure I will be blogging a lot more soon! Until then...