What I'm Talking About

My blog. A compilation of tales from my life as it happens. Every day is equal parts fun and challenging and I want to share it all with you right here in the "what I'm Talking About" category.

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    You did WHAT during delivery!?

    I think I need a swift slap in the face. Let me explain… So lately I’ve had a touch of baby fever. I. Do. Not. Get. Baby. Fever. Ever. I didn’t even get that urge before I actually decided I wanted the babies I have! If I’m being perfectly honest, I don’t even like babies that much! So what has gotten into me!? My current babies. My current babies have gotten into me. They are getting so big! I hate it! I love it! But I hate it… I really actually love it though. It’s just so final! My last baby (Yes, we took the option of a 3rd off…

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    Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekends. I definitely enjoyed mine! It’s just so fun to see the kids get excited about the things I used to love when I was a kid. They loved coloring their Easter Eggs. Though, Hudson broke every single one that he touched. A little cling wrap and hot glue fixed those right up though… Lucy got really creative with hers. If you’ve never tried this, check it out next year. She used a paint brush and the normal egg dye and just painted her eggs. They turned out like a water color painting. Very pretty! It might even be a fun…

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    I did it!

    Well, last post, I mentioned that I wanted to work on a few crafting ventures. So, with the chilly weather in mind, I decided to begin with crochet. I googled a how to guide on the basic crochet stitches and found THIS. It was a great guide and had a bunch of stitches with videos and/or walk-through instructions with pictures. My “swatch of learning” looked a little crazy but Lucy got a kick out of it. She was really impressed actually! Isn’t it great how your smallest fans are often your biggest!? After I gained a little confidence, I decided to take on some projects. I started with a basket,…

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    It’s so cold in the D!

    It is really cold. Really F$#%ing cold. Oh, and my kids HAVE colds. AGAIN! See folks, this is the time we ask ourselves “Why did we move back here!?”. Despite the face frosting, finger numbing, cold temperatures, we’ve been having fun inside the house. remember these? Perler Beads!! (<– that’s a link if you want a bucket of them with some shape trays) Lucy made a butterfly and loves it. They only problem has been trying to keep brother away from them! All those colorful beads are just too tempting for him! Another activity that I have been doing is crochet! I decided to teach myself how to do it.…

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    Sledding, a bump, and a Sundae

    Ever have one of those days that you wanted to make really special but instead have it be an epic failure!? Well, that was Lucy’s birthday… She really started year 4 off with a bang! We started the day with her annual birthday donut. This year she opted for Tim Bits so technically, donuts. The girl LOVES donuts! After we drove through for our tasty bites, we headed to my friend’s house for some sledding. The snow was a little thick, the air was a little cold, not great sledding conditions but it was getting the job done.  The kids were riding pretty slow so it all seemed safe, fun and…

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    Yesterday, I Tasted Freedom

    So yesterday we went to a birthday party. We’ve all been there. We pack everything up and just pray that our kids cooperate. Theres always the risk of either child turning into a stage 5 clinger and permanently attaching themselves to your leg or the more expensive risk of them disappearing and getting very quiet which can only mean one thing.  Something has been broken or stained…. Then there’s the normal diapers, potty trips, food plates, treat plates, snack plates, face wipes, “did he just touch that with frosting on his hands!?” stuff. Thankfully! None of that bad stuff happened yesterday. Yesterday, I had two independent kids who played well…

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    Chilly boredom

    So Friends is on Netflix now! That’s like the greatest thing since Nsync announced their reunion tour! Yeah, forgot about that one didn’t ya!? I love Friends! I feel like they are my friends. Life is good. I suppose that is my little bit of Paradise for today! 🙂 Has anyone else gone outside to get the mail this week and legitimately thought your nose was going to chip off your face? Holy crap it is cold out there! Thank God for the new toys from Christmas! The kids are going crazy. We’ve kept things interesting with blanket forts in the living room, Wax paper ice skating on the carpet…

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    Good deal alert!

    Hey everybody! I was just looking at one of my favorite spots to find good deals, Slickdeals.net, and I found a great one! A Jawbone UP band for $30! I’ve been wearing one recently and it has been really eye opening to see my activity and sleep patterns every day. If you are trying to set new activity or even sleep goals for 2015, this is a great way to keep track of it all. Check it out! Click that link below. Yes it’s a safe link.  It’s just Best Buy. Jawbone UP band (<— yup, that link) ***EDIT*** It seems that the UP bands I linked to sold out pretty…

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    The break

    Christmas with kids is always a little crazy.  You are either packing them up over and over again to visit multiple family locations or you are hosting Christmas and inviting everyone, along with their Santa sacks full of toys, into your home. Either way it’s madness. Fun, but seriously, madness. This time of year makes us miss Hawaii a lot. Not for the sunny warm days or trees that still hold their foliage. We miss it for the sweet un-chaotic nature of that time. We really missed our family but we had such a wonderful time on that island over the holidays. We spent Christmas Eve morning on a whale…

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    Staying home…

    My kids are beautiful, sweet, wonderful little people…. Where’s the “but” right? Here it is: BUT sometimes, I just want to run out the door! Don’t get me wrong. I love staying home with my kids 99….errr 89% of the time. I love being a stay at home mom. I mean, what a rare opportunity to be able to be with my kids all day every day. What a blessing. Here’s another one: BUT it is really taxing to have two little humans be so dependent on you 24/7. Even when Justin is home, they still ask me for everything. Probably just out of habit from doing it the rest…