Saturday, June 15, 2013

Today is one of those days...

Don't you love when you go out and do something and you realize you don't fit in or have anything to contribute to the conversation? It's just.. one of my worst feelings in the world. Happened to me today and I've decided maybe I need to focus on my kids and family a little more. Little less worrying about friends or fitting in.

I have been wanting to get my house up to my personal standards of clean so that I then can just keep it up but it feels like it's a ladder that is always growing. I can never reach the dang top! I still need to clean the bathroom and kitchen. YUCK!

Today was spent looking up how you sell a car. We are planning on selling our '01 Chevy Cavalier to his brother. It was all fine and dandy until we realized we've lost the title. -.- How does that happen? How do you just lose a piece of paper that is so important?! I don't sure don't know but we did and now we have to wait the "4-6 weeks of processing our request" by the DMV. Ugh.

We were going to go fishing for Father's Day since the hubby-man enjoys it and I'd love to learn. Come to find out his vacation wasn't approved. Now I'm kind of at a loss of what we are doing for Father's Day. Don't worry though, I'll be sure my kiddies fix daddy something super special and rest assured, I WILL post about it :)

Tonight I will be fixing some beef tips, roasted potatoes and corn on the cob. I haven't gotten to dessert. Possibly No-Bake chocolate cookies.

I'm going to suprise the hubby with a breakfast in the 'morn but I haven't gotten that far. Told ya, I can be a pretty lousy wife some days.

Time to finish cleaning and get started on dinner.


Friday, June 14, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Cake and Summer Bucket List

This week has been a week from H E double hockey sticks. I started out with trying out church for the first time since Aidan was around 9 months. I use to be a very devout mormon and I still live by the values and standards of the church to a point but have been feeling the need for church to have a more permanent place in my life. My husband works Sundays and Tuesday-Thursday 8am-7:30pm meaning I have to go to church by myself. Now for a lot of mom's this isn't a hard task. You sit with your little ones for about an hour and a half and then send them off to Nursery. My son is special. He lasted a whole 15 minutes of (15min longer than I expected him to) Nursery before he was brought in to me sob sucking. -.- I really love my son but 3 full hours of holding a baby and trying to keep the tantrums of a 3 y/o to a zero is hard and oh so tiring. I honestly feel like I got maybe 10 words out of all the lessons. It's so disheartening but I will keep it up. I thought I would give it 3 months of straight church without any excuses and see where I'm at. Maybe I'll be singing a different tune. 

Speaking of Sunday, that was the first day of my 8 month old daughter's 4 days of fevers. Yep. You heard me. 4 DAYS OF FEVERS. I took her to the doctor on her 3rd day and they checked for the normal things besides doing a strep test, urinary test and a blood test. We went home and suffered through another day and then went back in. Her throat and ear had gotten worse so they gave her an anti-biotic shot. We then had a fussy day of absolutely no eating or drinking and the rash started. Talked to a nurse and she told me that the CDC was looking into a possible new virus in our area. (The fact that the office was staying open 2 hours past their normal closing time for children with the same symptoms wasn't a clue to me*Sarcasm*) I got her to drink jello water so I was good. Then we went back in today. Her rash had gotten worse. They didn't know what it was but said it could *Possibly* be 1 of two things. 

1.) She had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic shot. 
2.) She has Fith Disease

Their answer was just to watch her. *Sigh* 3 doctor visits in 4 days for basically nothing. Lovely! I'm running on very little sleep.

In between soothing my daughter Aidan and I made our Summer Bucket List! We are going to have so much fun! You can see below: 

So on better news I fixed Homemade Fettucini Alfredo, Cajun Chicken, Salad, Breadsticks. 
Dessert was from Pinterest. 

You can find the original post here,

Cinnamon Roll Cake

3 c. flour
1/4 tsp.salt
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter, melted

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

2 c. powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat Oven to 350

Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. 
For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.

While cake is baking whisk together all ingredients for glaze. While cake is still warm drizzle the glaze over the cake. 

Enjoy warm with a nice, tall glass of milk! YUM!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Lets be Happy with who we are.

So maybe y'all hated my give-away? I understand that. It's only for some people! Just think though, if you comment on this post, you will get the picture! 

Regardless if no one wants the give-away it has done what I was hoping it would do. I've had quite a bit of traffic to my blog. So thanks EVERYONE who has stopped by! I hope maybe one of my posts helped you out or inspired you! 


I've been feeling a little torn lately about parenting. I've felt a little inadequate as a mom, maybe like I offend other mothers when I say things I've done or want to do, or that I just suck as a mom. 

I happened to be reading through my blog reading list of all the blogs I follow and Michelle at So Wonderful So Marvelous had just posted THIS. I honestly cried, laughed and puffed out my chest like Tarzan by the feel-good-feelings that were pouring out of this post. I had to share it on Facebook for all my mommy friends and now I'm posting about it. 

"We all have our own things, our gifts, and we all have our own priorities.  That they are different, doesn’t make them wrong.  We all are making the best of our collective situations, but it doesn’t mean we have to be assholes to each other. "
-Michelle at So Marvelous So Wonderful
So why do us mom's ALWAYS judge other moms and compare ourselves to them?! Half the time I feel bad when I talk about some awesome dinner/dessert I made to my other Mommy friends because  I think THEY think I'm rubbing it their face. I'm not, So why do I think they feel that way? 

Why do I think I'm a horrible person for not having a beautiful new home? Why do I feel like people are judging me for this? It's what we women do! We want to be THE supermom. We want to be the best at everything and we can't be. 

One of my favorite quotes I've found is: 

"I think we complicate things when it really is quite simple; 
Find what is that makes you happy 
and who it is that makes you happy and you're set. "

I know I'm happy. I'm happily in love with my "Sexy, short Mexican man", I love my kiddies and their names. Aidan Curtis and Annessa Michelle. I love my home (Despite my crazy B**** for a neighbor) I love my family regardless if they disagree with the life I've chosen or the choices they made, I pride myself in making homemade dinners and desserts (Sometimes I get lucky and they taste good too!), I love the few Mommy friends I've made. (N, L, J and C) I do enjoy having choosing to be thrifty and feel I've become better because of it. I don't mind the criticism I've heard along the way and the people that feel they need to talk about me behind their backs I've cut out of my life. I've chosen to have only people that make me feel good about myself around me. It's myself I have to work on now.

So the moral of this post? Lets be happy with who we are!