Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Whoa where did I go???????????

Hello, is anyone even there?  HAHA 
I am so sorry I have been out of touch for months now!! I cannot believe how much I have neglected my blog space!! 
It's not even like I'm that busy where I cannot post something quick here weekly, I seriously have been a blogger failure.

Well here's a quick re-cap of what I have been up to lately:

-ran my first 5k in January
-on a whim decided to run my first half marathon in May
-signed up for 2 more half marathons this year (one in July and one in December)
-have 2 10k runs coming up in August and September

It is safe to say I have caught running fever!!  My little brother and I convinced husby to join us and run a half marathon in March! So he is slowly training for that...  even though yesterday he hit a runners wall at 2 miles...
He thinks I'm crazy for signing up for so many runs, but oh well!!

I have new running shoes and intend to get the miles out of them!

Lil M is running along with me after dinner! We go on the levy and get some exdercise! Dont' want him to be a couch potato like his father!! eeeek 

Ok I promise I will update more!!

I will update and chat about my first half marathon...



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

After dinner walk

With daylight savings time going on, it is brighter after dinner, bright enough and warm enough to go for a walk with Lil M.

Last night, Lil M and I put on our sweaters and our shoes and went for a 45 minute walk around the neighborhood after dinner.  We ran, we sang, we talked, we saw some ducks, and we met a few new friends who were close to Lil M's age.  It was so refreshing to get out after dinner and just enjoy the outside.  Lil M is so much fun, we sang songs together, we found "yellow lions" and bugs and crunchy leaves.  We also ran on the levy and saw the ducks take their baths.  

I am so very lucky to have such an amazing son!! He really brightens my day, he completes my life!! I am so grateful to have him in my life! To think that the depression I had for over 2 years before we got pregnant would all be worth it.  To think that every single needle that struck my skin, would be worth it.  How when I look back, I never thought that this day would ever come, the day that I would have such a little guy who loved me and looked up to me as much as I love him.

I always look at Lil M and am in awe, of how lucky I am to be his mama! How lucky I am to have such a wonderful child, someone to talk to and teach new things to, someone to explore the world with.

I can't wait for the spring and summer, that means more time for us to play outside after dinner, more time to enjoy the outdoors and explore the area and meet more neighbors.


Monday, March 10, 2014


This year for lent, Lil M and I decided to give up negative and bad people.  We want to have a great 40 days of positive and happy instead of being brought down with drama and negativity. 

This will be a great way to start the year fresh, and also a great way to teach Lil M how to enjoy life and not surround yourself with people who will bring you down.  There are so many disappointments in life, why let people that bring you down constantly and continuously also be there adding to such an unhealthy lifestyle.  You can't chose disappointments in your life, but you can chose the people you surround yourself with!!

Thankfully, we have so much positive support with family (my mom, my brother, my sister, my brother in law, all my aunts, my cousins, their children and all my friends and their kids)!! Lil M is always surrounded with positive, happy people already, people who love him and who will guide him for the better! This will be an easy lent  :)  

I am looking forward to see how these 40 days go :) And also looking forward to seeing how our moods will be different and how we will not let the drama or negativity ruin our day.


Friday, February 28, 2014

New Vacuum

My old vacuum which was only 3 years old just died.  It stopped working completely, and was leaving wads of clumpy dust all over the place.. just not cool :(

I sent the hubs to Costco to pick up a new vacuum cleaner, and with a little shove in the right direction, he brought home a dyson!!

Lil M was so excited to see the box! He kept yelling "vacuum" It was the cutest thing!!  He took out his keys (what we use to open boxes right now) and helped me open the box.  We put the vacuum together and he got so excited!!  I plugged the vacuum in and off he went!! He was the happiest kid vacuuming his bedroom :) 

The vacuum, even though expensive, is pretty neat.  It is light weight and easy to maneuver. Lil M was able to vacuum his entire bedroom with ease.

I cannot wait to try the vacuum out myself, but for now, Lil M is the happiest lil guy :)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Puddle Jumping

We had an awesome weekend considering the super bowl was a bust

Lil M's whole entire family was here in one house!! We all got together and lit candles for E-ya's birthday, Lil M got to play trains with Uncle No Soda, jump in puddles with Uncle Boy and got to see his Ti-Gon

We had such a great weekend, playing, getting wet, running around, sugar highs, and snuggles

It was so hard to say goodbye to E-ya and Uncle No Soda ;( Lil M is still quite upset about it today!!
He kept asking for them... sigh.. we have to get them to move back closer :(  

Soon we will all get together again, and Lil M will be happy again :) So hard to explain to a little one that he can't see his favorite people everyday :(


Monday, January 27, 2014

Lego Jello!!!

I have been on pinterest a few times last week and saw that the theme for one of the party planners I follow was a lego themed birthday party!!

I was so excited to see the creative ideas that she had!!  One, which I thought could be for an everyday, was the lego jello!!

The person bought lego ice cube trays and made jello!! So of course, I had to go online and purchase the lego mini figure and the lego block ice cube tray!

I modified her directions and used:

1 package jello
2 cups boiling water
1 package of knox

I waited a few minutes before pouring the jello into the ice cube trays so that the silicon wouldn't melt

I put it in the fridge, and about 2 hours later I had jello mini figures and jello bricks!
I packed 2 mini figures into Lil M's lunch! I cannot wait to hear how he liked it!

I am totally excited for this! and cannot wait to make more :)
I have also seen people use the lego bricks to cut out jello.. I might have to try that next :)

Thanks for your idea ;)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Lego Land

So sorry, I have no idea where my time has gone and why I haven't been able to post as regularly as I have been wanting to

I wanted to do a recap on our LegoLand trip! Since it was so much fun and all of Lil m's family was there!!

He started off with an amazing flight!! we were so lucky that he had his own seat :) He sat in between Po-Po and I!! We had fun looking out the window, watching movies on the iPad and drinking soda :) tee hee
We also ate gummy bears to help the ears from getting plugged and gold fish crackers :)

First thing when we landed, was to find E-ya and Uncle Rod!! 
We got our rental car and drove to Old town and had a delicious meal! MM chips, salsa and burritos!! Can't go wrong there!!

Next thing next, we made the drive to LegoLand and saw all the cool lego people welcoming us :)
Was so cool!! Lil M LOOOOOOVED it!!

My sister surprised us with cake, a fabulous candle, fancy plates with matching cups and lots of beer for Big M!!  We all had such a great time!! IT was a great way to celebrate a 2nd birthday!! Having everyone that Lil M loves there :) all giving him 110% of their attention! Running around, eating great food, and just enjoying one another :) There was no drama, no negativity and nothing to ruin the fun :)

We were so sad to leave :( Lil M loves E-ya and Uncle Rod! I wish they could have come back with us! too bad they don't live close to us  :( But we will see them again soon!!

Until next time!!!!