Monday, January 28, 2013

New Product!! and a giveaway spoiler….


I just tested out a new product!

Stay tunned to see what I think of it and there just might be a giveaway!


anxiety strikes!!!

(I was supposed to post this last week, but it didn’t happen so it’s a few days late)

I went to my doctors appointment last Wednesday and I’m now on once a week check ups.

I go again this Friday, once a week check up makes me nervous or anxious or scared or excited, I haven’t figured it out yet. I think a little of everything.

What also makes me nervous is that the doctor seems to think this baby is coming early and since last Wednesday I’ve been having all sorts of crazy labor dreams.

I know you can’t be totally ready for labor and brining a new baby home, but I just have these strange feelings of I have to finish this or that first.

My shower is on Saturday and the hubby wants me to last till then. I have some things to do at work that I really want to get done with before I go on leave. Why I feel I have these priorities I have no idea.

I really do just want to make it through this weekend, get everything ready and spend some quality time with my son before we totally throw him off adding another one to the mix. I’ve been trying to talk to him and prepare him for what is coming. Of course he seems to understand but when we bring the baby home, I’m sure it’ll be another story.

God, please help me.

Here I am at about 35 weeks, I know I look small, everyone keeps telling me that but I do feel so big and so uncomfortable. 

pregnant belly

Update… it’s Sunday night and I made it this far. I survived the shower and I want to share some pictures so bad! Of course I was having too much of a good time to take a single photo.

Thankfully my mother in law and my sister in law was taking pictures so I hope to share them soon!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Life Lessons..


I saw someone post this and I just had to share. We all keep looking for the secret to a happy life, maybe this 90 year old woman has a clue. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. 



Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer Newspaper, Cleveland, Ohio.
"To ...celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step..
3. Life is too short - enjoy it..
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and
family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7... Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9.. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11... Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it...
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye But don't worry; God never blinks.
16... Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to be happy. But it's all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't
save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23 Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will
this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive but don't forget.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38.. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

I got this from facebook, but the actual post I think comes from this {Source}

Thursday, January 17, 2013

35 Week Update!

It’s hard for me to believe that I’m already at 35 weeks!

This pregnancy seemed to just fly by.

Yesterday I had my check up and we’re now on weekly appointments. Dr thinks I just may not make it till the end of February, and neither do I.

So here goes, these photos are taken 1 day apart.

35 weeks 2


35 Weeks

How far along? 35 weeks

Baby’s Size: according to about 5lbs and the size of a honeydew melon

Weight Gain: as of my apt yesterday dr is reporting 24 lbs. That is really different from my son where I had gained over 40 lbs.

Bellybutton: in but completely stretched out

Stretchmarks: thankfully none

Maternity Clothes: Yes definitely most of my clothes are maternity. The jeans in the first pix are just a larger size and not buttoned all the way up. I can still get away with some non-maternity clothes but I’m more comfortable in maternity wear.

Names: I guess! My husband said since I chose the name for our son then he gets to choose the name for this one. We tried and tried to come up with names together but we just can’t agree. He is holding firm on the name he chose and I’m pretty sure if nothing wow’s me and changes my mind before the big day, I’ll let him have it! haha

Gender: Well I have never officially announced what it is but if you follow me on instagram I’m sure you’ve figured it out. Stay tuned another week and I guess I’ll show you when I post pictures from our shower.

Movement: ooh yes, a lot, I’m getting my butt kicked! All up in my ribs and especially at night when I want to sleep!

Sleep: Speaking of sleep! hahaa…. eh, not enough. I’m so tired and exhausted by after lunch. Some nights I get a good sleep but most I’m up with either leg cramps or having to go to the bathroom or something.

Symptoms: I’m still very moody, very impatient. I get really bad indigestion almost every time I eat.

Food Aversions: I really haven’t had any.

Food Cravings: odd thing is just this past week I’ve been craving watermelon thanks to my neighbor! But it’s been too cold to find comfort in a cool juicy watermelon.

What I miss: Feeling normal!! I am so uncomfortable! I miss a good night’s sleep, I miss feet that don’t get swollen at the end of the day. I miss fitting into my clothes! I miss being able to eat like a normal person, right now I can eat only small portions every few hours. I miss being able to put shoes on and actually see my feet! hahaha

What I am Looking forward to: Our shower next week, I’m sure we’ll have a fun time getting together with our friends and family. Also just having the baby already! I’m so done.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Music Moves Me Linky Party

It has been like FOREVER since I partied with these guys. It’s so much fun to participate in this linky party.

It’s time for


and today’s theme is music to work out to.

Well it’s been a LONG time since I’ve worked out and I’m on doctor’s orders not to so that I don’t go into labor too early. Sucks for me huh… not !

When I do work out, I like to jog or train martial arts. I suck at jogging. But when I do work out or prepare for training I like to listen to… drum roll please….

Have fun on the music train!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

blank page in a new book…

Have you heard that saying before? That January 1st is the first blank page in a new 365 day book?

At this point in my life, I hope so, I really do.

The weekend before New Year’s we spend a lot of time giving the house a really good cleaning and checking off a lot of our to do’s from our list that we never seem to make the effort to do.

wash screens

The boys washed the screens all over the house and I cleaned the windows from the inside. BTW, window cleaning tip, equal parts rubbing alcohol and water… done!


We also put together the baby’s crib and shampooed the carpet in the entire house. Next time, we’re ripping out the carpet and putting down wood floors! I’m not even joking!

It felt good and it was our way of washing off the old to begin new.

I got to spend some time with my lil guy just me and him. I treated him to his first Icee, and probably his last. Don’t let this photo fool you, he didn’t like it much.


We took in a beautiful sunset right in our yard while I watered the grass.


We spent New Year’s with our friends and my son was so excited to be going to what he called a firework party.

party time

This was the first year he really got into the fireworks and sparklers, usually he keeps to the pop pops and stays away from anything you light on fire.


Great, I think I have myself a fire bug.

mochi soup

Of course as tradition goes, we had mochi soup at midnight.


We had a nice time and I for one am happy to say goodbye to 2012 and look forward to a brighter and different new year in 2013.

I have decided not to make resolutions or a list of goals for this year. We have so much going on and especially with the new baby on the way I don’t want to be tied to a list that I will constantly compare myself to.

Instead the only thing I want to work towards this year is enjoying and loving my family. I will not let myself get pressured to doing certain things by a certain time. I will not pressure myself with the little details. I will let go and let God guide me. My focus is my family and they come first, not making anyone else happy.

Here’s hoping for a better 2013 for my family and all of you!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

easy dinner night…

It’s Thursday, I didn’t know what to make for dinner and I didn’t have anything defrosted.

I stopped in our local grocery store and picked up a tray of hamburger and as I’m standing in line… like forever… it’s Pau Hana time people, everyone is shopping for their dinner and they only have two registers open?! Well, thank goodness for the wait because I picked up some random magazine that had a picture of a plate of spaghetti on the cover with the caption best sauce ever.

Well of course I had to pick it up and start reading. I glanced at the recipe briefly and then of course it was my turn and I had to either buy the magazine or put it down. Well, being cheap… mean frugal I put the magazine down, checked out and went home hoping I’d remember the recipe.

Well, I didn’t. All I could remember was carrots, onions, cinnamon and nutmeg. I figured I’d wing it.

I mixed my hamburger with half a packet of Italian dressing powder, a little bit of ketchup,about a teaspoon of crushed garlic, a couple of dashes of worcestershire sauce and by a couple I mean about 10, a few dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg and about a half a package of crushed up butter crackers. I made them into little meatballs and fried them up. After they browned up on all sides I took them out of the pan and drained most of the oil. Then I added one large can of spaghetti sauce, no homemade for me tonight I’m trying to rush. I put one bay leaf and then the meatballs back in to simmer all together.

I made a package of spiral egg noodles just cause they’re fun shaped. At the very end I sprinkled a lot of parmesan cheese over the sauce. Put it all together and sprinkle a bit more cheese, cause well I think everything is better with lots of cheese.


I really enjoyed the taste and so did this lil guy!

meatballs 1

Now the hubby is on his way home, lets hope he likes it too!


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