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Thursday, April 17, 2014

My happy place/list

OMG I'm so late in linking up and this post is forever long, but what can I say? I'm a happy person!!

Linking up again withMama's Losin It!

I had this thought and feeling a couple weeks ago when I took a selfie with all of my children
Then after I took a couple more photos of all the kids together 
I've always had a happy feeling, but I guess I just had an overwhelming feeling of joy after looking at these pictures.  It's kind of interesting and I don't know if I'll be able to explain fully but when I had one child it was a beautiful thing, having three children is just such an amazing feeling. Each one is different and unique and beautiful. To be a mother and to love so much something you never dreamed possible these three small beings entrusted into mine and my husbands care.  We love each one specially and equally.  It's truly the one thing that makes me the happiest in this world. 

Some of these pictures will show you just how happy they make me! Heck they may even make you happy!

The planking cracks me up!

Other things that always seem to make me happy and in no particular order:
My husband - who is just so amazing and I am constantly reminded of why I married him and with every passing year I just fall so much more in love with him than I ever thought possible. I wouldn't ever want to be without him and it makes me happy to have such a best friend and true love by my side in all that we do.

Laughing always makes me happy. 
Laughing with girl friends- nothing makes me happier than to get a break from being mommy and go out with the girls, laugh, joke and be me! Such good times happen when the girls and I get together!!

Seeing my kids happy always puts a smile on my face. Watching them have fun with other kids or dancing. My son is old enough to do asports so when he goes to taekwando or soccer I love to see how happy it makes him. I'm Hoping to get my oldest daughter into dance classes this fall. 

My faith and religion: 
The Gospel of Jesus Christ makes me so happy. I can't even begin to tell you how difficult life can be and how much the love of Christ and blessings from Heavenly Father has gotten me through some pretty rough patches in my life. It brings joy, peace and happiness into my life, into my home, into the lives of my children and family. It's pretty amazing.

This has to be my all time top 5 things that make me happy of course there is other things :
Look at this sweet pup!!
It makes me happy she used to be our dog, but we gave her to my mother in-law when our baby was born. We miss her, but at least we get to visit!

  • reality tv shows 
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Chapstick 
  • Chipotle
  • The Mindy Project
  • Shopping online and in the stores any type of shopping makes me happy really, let's be honest.
  • Family game night
  • Happy by Pharrell
  • Date nights with the husband 
  • Flowers
  • Flip flops

I could go on for days about what makes me happy!

What makes you happy?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

You're Fired!

Today's post I decided to link up with Mama's Losin it, Pretty Much Famous writers workshop.
She comes up with topics to write about and you link up your stories.

The writing  I chose is "have you ever been fired?"

My very first job was breadstick girl at Fazolies. I probably only got that job because my older, overly energetic brother worked there.  Yes, I was the one who carried breadsticks in the basket and brought them around table to table in the dining room.  The best part of that job as a chubby girl was getting to eat those breadsticks.

Sometime after that I followed my older brother again to a new job at Steak 'n Shake as a waitress.   I was a terrible waitress. I wasn't quick, I was really shy, I really hated being a waitress. I got spare change for tips all the time. I never wanted to wait tables. Customers would walk in and I would let the other waitresses take the tables because I didn't want to do it.  I couldn't suck up or banter with the customers, my brother was really good at that. Not me. I was terrible at making change, if I got nervous or shy it was that much harder for me to think. If a customer was angry and got mad at me I couldn't just smile and take it. All of this combined made me a terrible waitress!

Technically, I didn't get fired however the manager did come up to me and say we would like you to try making the shakes in the back. Basically it was something like make shakes or you can't work here anymore. I guess I was that terrible. They probably only gave me that option because they really loved my brother. There are some people that are just really good at serving and I am not that person.  It doesn't bother me either, I'm not good at everything.

Don't feel bad for me because soon after that I found the job for me working in retail at Afterthoughts in the mall. Claire's jewelry store has since bought out Afterthoughts but I just loved working in retail. It was my favorite job. I got free jewelry sometimes when it was old, I got to see everything going on in the mall, and I got to chat and handle merchandise all day.  That job was a shopaholics dream and I was in heaven.   So everything worked out the way that it should have in the end!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Starting the week right!

After a much needed spiritually filled General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, (Please go here if you would like more info or to see General Conference for yourself) I am starting my Monday right! 

If you follow me on Instagram, or instascram as my husband likes to call it (Drives me nuts) you saw that I worked out this morning on Amazon Prime to Jillian Michaels. 
Before that, I found a dance workout to step up revolution which looked pretty cool so I gave it a try. 

I wanna know why they teach you dance moves and then 1000 moves later expect you to remember the very first thing that they taught you. After the first dance I was like ok I can do this, it's fun, then they move onto the second dance, moving onto the third dance, I'm like yea I'm not going to remember anything else, this isn't fun anymore. So I pretty much gave up after the 3rd dance.  I did enjoy learning dance moves though, in the beginning.  Who knows maybe the more I do it the better I will get.

These are both free with amazon prime membership if anyone is interested. 

Can I talk for a minute about how much I love Amazon Prime? And no I am not getting paid to say that. Although I should, our membership is going up from $79 to $99 next year which stinks.  I do like that I can buy new movies. We also have netflix and hardly use it anymore, which also went up $1.00 this year.  We do not have cable, I don't know if we ever will again. I loved that we got rid of it.  We had direct tv and I felt like we were paying so much for it. I did love the NFL sunday ticket during NFL season, however I didn't love how much it costs. 

I got my haircut this weekend, which I need to take a picture so you can see. I actually brought a photo of the hair I wanted (I had been wanting this hair for a while pinned on my pinterest board), and while I realize they can't make me look like the model in the photo, I do expect to have the same color hair if I'm just getting my hair dyed. It doesn't look the same at all.  After paying more money for a high end salon, I am pretty disappointed, but shame on me for not saying anything about it while I was there. I will have to post on that later because the hair appointment took about 3 and half hours and she didn't even cut my hair. After that time and the salon closing what can you really say?

My son went to a birthday party for a friend of his at school. They ride the bus together, and he was really excited about going. I forgot to ask if he liked the present we got him. Kids are so funny. We got the birthday present last weekend and then the next Monday my son had already told the birthday boy we got him legos.  My son was like but mom I didn't tell him what KIND of legos they were. He's so cute.

This post is already longer than I anticipated so I will end now. I have much more to do today and the baby will need to eat soon!

Hope everyone is starting their week off right!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

This weeks 5 pictures/thoughts! Linky Party

I'm super excited to link up with Emmymom today. I have wanted to post something but really wasn't sure what, so now I have something to join in with. Friday 5, 5 pictures and thoughts from the week. It was a lot harder than I thought coming up with 5 but here they are.

1. My baby girl Lola Rose. I tried to take super cute photos of her in this crochet ladybug thing my mother in law made her except she wasn't having it and the lighting was way too bright. I should have waited a couple hours, but I didn't want to, so I have this one photo. One day I will try again!

2. So excited that I made an appointment to get my hair done to look just like hers. I wish that I could make an appointment to look like her also, but my hair will do for now. I really love it and want some nice highlights for summer! I can't wait for summer.

3. A project for my midterm I completed this week. UGH not the best but good grief I'm so glad I'm done with that assignment. The semester will be over next month and I couldn't be happier!

4. A "screen grab" haven't you been hearing that lingo everywhere? So I've been a teeny obsessed with twitter lately and I thought this girls tweet was funny.  She says "Ashton Kutcher was on the program today". It does kind of look like him too doesn't it?? Haha. Click on my twitter on the right sidebar to follow me and I'll follow you back. (twitter plug)

5.  Our family "Ussie" "selfie" whatever you want to call it. Not the best quality taken with my phone but we need a recent family photo.