Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Being a Mom

This post has been brewing for a couple weeks but I couldn't figure out what to do with it...

It started when I had several friends talk about how glad they were that they didn't have kids, especially when school started.  I understand all the reasons to not have kids but then I think back to the last 11 years and don't know what I would have done without Marcus.

I've made a million mistakes, who hasn't?  But I always tried to be the best mom I could be.  Yes I went out a lot, I was young but I always made sure to tuck him into bed before I left.  Then I got pregnant a second time and was so excited.  It was almost like I could start over and take back all the things I did wrong the first time.  Not that I would change Marcus for anything, except maybe his cleaning skills haha jk

Anyway here is a list (because it's always about lists) of the best parts of being a mom:

* That kid gave me a reason to be.  He came at a time when I really hated life and when he came along I knew I had to live the best life for him, and give him everything I could (without spoiling him of course)

* You always have someone to tease.  WHAT?! I'm mean like that;)
* When they are old enough you can make them do things for you like.....Hey can you get me a beer out of the fridge? Thanks! I'm joking but when they get older it is nice that they can do things for themselves

* You get to watch them go from a baby that can't sit up let alone crawl to a teenager that talks back.  I know it doesn't sound like much fun but being there while they are learning to walk and talk is one of the best parts of being a mom.  You get to watch them develop their own sense of humor and personality.  Sometimes they get their sense of humor from you and you are either proud or scared haha

* You get to clean up a lot of messes you didn't make. 
You do but honestly I don't mind it.  I bitch and moan about it but when there are no kids around I'm bored and miss those messes.

* This e-card cracks me up and I know people that don't have kids think this is true but it's not.  That's what a babysitter is for duh.  I have had lots of fun in the last 11 years, either with or without Marcus

* Babies-that is all.  They may scream, cry, poop and eat every two hours but seriously they are perfect little creatures.  If only they stayed that way forever

*Toddlers- I don't understand why they are so cute but then we have to deal with the terrible two's or torturous three's (that's what I called them).  This is when they are learning so much and it's so adorable to watch them repeat everything you say, even if it is bad words

*  You become a kid again.  There is nothing better than a swing and a slide with or without your kids.  They just give you a reason to forget everything and play.

* Toy shopping.  Come on  you know it's a blast to see all the fun things they come up with for kids these days!

* Last but not least you always have someone that loves you unconditionally and you love them the same.  There is no other love like it.

I'm sure I forgot a million things.  What's your favorite part of being a parent? Not being a parent? Or are someday looking forward to?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Yolo #4

This is my final Yolo post. I am so glad I am done with events for a little while.  I am definitely feeling my age.  I am also tired of eating crap and drinking.  Never EVER thought I would say that.  I am cutting out all sugar and crap starting today and I've never been more excited.  I thought about doing a full on sugar detox again but I don't have it in me so I am creating my own version haha  More on that later!

 Santana!  This was my birthday present from my dad.  I've always wanted to see Santana in concert.  He is my favorite of all time and didn't disappoint me one little bit.  Except maybe that he opened for Rod Stewart.  First of all such a weird combination and second of all in my eyes Rod Stewart should have been the opener.  Maybe I'm a little biased who knows?!  The only thing that makes me sad is that I broke my phone that night so I don't have any pictures of Santana or the videos I took.  That just means I have to go see him again!

My aunt and dad

Me and my aunt

My dad's best friend, my sister and me

All of us

I'm a daddy's girl for sure

My mom, sister and I all have birthdays within 12 days.  It's a pain some years but we decided to take an overnight trip to the mountains and gamble.  We didn't gamble hardly at all but we ate crab legs, drank and danced the night away!

Nicole bought us concert tickets for my birthday.  This concert was like a throw back to high school.  T.I., T-Pain, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Ja Rule, DJ Quik, and Twista.
I've always been a big Twista fan and they announced if you bought his new CD he would autograph it and take a picture with you.  I was there!

My sister happened to be there so we met up and took some selfies!

Nicole is madly in love with T.I. so she had to have him on her chest!

Ja Rule...besides T.I. he was the best


T.I.....so pretty
My honey took me to the melting pot for my birthday.  It was our first time and it was fun. 

Every year I celebrate with two of my karaoke friends that all have birthdays within 5 days of me.  What's up with this time of year?  People were busy making babies at Christmas time!
Anyone else looking forward to fall?  I'm ready!

Monday, September 1, 2014


*Apparently I forgot to publish this on Monday. ..oops

Today I turn 31.  When I was 16 I thought 31 was ancient.  Although some days physically I feel ancient, mentally I am loving being  in my 30's. 

I was looking at some old pictures of me sober and not so sober and couldn't believe what a difference it was from then until now.  Not in the way that I look but in the way that I felt.

When I was in my 20's I was so nervous, shy and uncomfortable in my own skin....unless I was drunk.  When I had a couple drinks I was confident, talked to everyone and was never ever nervous about anything.  I didn't love myself, or even like myself.  I didn't even realize there was a difference until now.
 But I sure had fun in my 20's....
7 months pregnant!  We did this as a joke and people were freaking out haha

My boyfriend Lee Brice

But....in my 30's...yes I am only a year in but I've learned to be happy with myself.  Of course I'm always trying to improve but I no longer feel like I have to impress anyone.  I say what I think and could care less who takes offense to it. I am comfortable in my own skin and love myself.  It also makes it easier for me to love other people and be better in relationships.  Funny how that happens! I can also go to concerts and other events without drinking.  Don't get me wrong I enjoy it ALOT but I have found that I don't need it. 

What are some things you love about your 30's or if you aren't there yet, things you look forward to?