Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Found this on Pinterest.
20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son

1. You will set the tone for the sexual relationship, so don't take something away from her that you can't give back.

2. Play a sport. It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble. And maybe even throw or catch.

3. Use careful aim when you pee. Somebody's got to clean that up, you know.

4. Save money when you're young because you're going to need it some day.

5. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom. Now please go use them.

6. Pray and be a spiritual leader.

7. Don't ever be a bully and don't ever start a fight, but if some idiot clocks you, please defend yourself.

8. Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take away from you.

9. Treat women kindly. Forever is a long time to live alone and it's even longer to live with somebody who hates your guts.

10. Take pride in your appearance.

11. Be strong and tender at the same time.

12. A woman can do everything that you can do. This includes her having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3 A.M. Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.

13. "Yes ma'am" and "yes sir" still go a long way.

14. The reason that they're called "private parts" is because they're "private". Please do not scratch them in public.

15. Peer pressure is a scary thing. Be a good leader and others will follow.

16. Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.

17. Be patriotic.

18. Potty humor isn't the only thing that's humorous.

19. Please choose your spouse wisely. My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.

20. Remember to call your mother because I might be missing you.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lifes Changes

Sometimes most of the time, usually, we have a plan. We create a goal and then we analyze the best and usually most direct route to get to and achieve that goal. Most things most goals are met with little obstacles with small success and we move forward. Small goals, "tonight I'm going to do 2 loads of laundry and cook and clean up dinner" "the kids will be fed, bathed and in bed by 9". Small goals. We often work off checklists because life as a mother and wife is simply hectic. Then we have our BIG goals our long term goals, our career goals. Our life changing goals. These goals take much more time, much more patience, much more planning and allot more obstacle hurdling. Sometimes these goals take us down different roads that we didn't imagine traveling down, wasn't even aware of the possibilities. Most of the time we approach these goals with a lump in our throat, a knot in our belly and a jumble of nerves in our head. We still proceed.
The last year has been a time of growth and change and new direction for our family. A tough time and a joyful time. A motivational and inspirational time. The Daddy has soaked up this time utilized this time for personal growth, self reflection and goal setting. It was his time to make a move, a big move. A career move.

For as long as he can remember he has wanted to be a correctional officer, he would even settle for any type of law enforcement but Correctional officer is where he wanted to end up, to start his career which with hope would lead him to bigger goals he has for himself and our family. He walked away from money with dreams and hope to start something new for himself. To change the path he has been on. When we set these goals we have a vision of how it will happen what it will feel like. He applied for positions in different counties and moving through the process with California. He was told to apply in other states just in case. In the midst of the process he made it. He was offered a job. Starting Friday April 13th he will be a Correctional Officer (in the Academy) for Snake River prison in Oregon. Yes OREGON.  A big change for our family. For now, The Daddy will pack up his clothes in the back seat of his truck and set off to achieve his dream. The Mommy and kids are going to hold down the fort at home, in California. Sometimes the big goals in order to achieve require a little sacrifice. Sometimes we have to make the hard decisions to achieve the best outcome. So for now our little family will be apart. For now we will have to be strong because tough times don't last, tough people do.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Im coming back. Ive had a huge urge to write and need somewhere to release. So stay tuned. Im coming back.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

almost there

This little girl is almost 1. Just a few weeks away. With Taylor anytime anyone would ask how shes doing and how old she was I would always reply very excited...oh shes almost 15 months can you believe it!!
Oh no not with Brooklyn. It makes me sad every time I have to say how old she is going to be. I know its because its our last baby. I laid in bed last night watching videos of her on my phone. Made me sad to see how fast she is growing and learning.
So its official she is almost 1.

 This little chunky baby who isnt so chunky. We love her so much.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dragging my heels

Im having a hard time looking ahead. Not necessarily looking ahead but moving forward. Usually when the new year shows its fresh face I am ready! For some reason this year Im not. Im stuck reflecting and yearning and missing. The Holidays were a breeze that trickled through our home and Im sad they are gone, so Im stuck looking back. This year was off a little. Each Holiday from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years. No Huge reason just off. Im sure it was a little grief missing a few loved ones mixed in with other things. So instead of holiding on to it im vowing to move forward.
Today our baby is 11 months old. This breaks my heart. Im not ready. She has started walking and everyday she gets braver and braver. I want her to crawl or sit on her round little baby bottom forever. Im not ready for my baby to walk. 2012 means shes not a baby anymore. It means in one month we will be celebrating a 1st birthday. Ugh. TIME flies faster than we can even blink our eyes. I know this. I say this all the time but I dont give it enough credit. It really is true.
2012 also means the middles child will be 7 and the Big Boy will be 15. Wow!
So instead of feeling sad im going to get started. Getting back to my routine and start planning some birthdays. Happy 2012 people, Lets hope for THE BEST!! Our family sure is READY! ;) (now I am, I think)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Things I love!!

Being a woman we have all of these "things" that make us who we are. All these places we visit. Being a Mother a Wife and a Woman, I am always trying new things, testing new recipes, reading reviews. I love when I find things that "work". Trust me not everything "works" for everyone.

Heres a few things/places that I love.

I LOVEEEEEE yummy recipes and trying new recipes. I love cooking.

Im in love with Pinterest at the moment. It makes me feel capable. Its my new obsession.

I LOVE Etsy. Im always looking for unique gift ideas or projects. I love all things homemade.

My home away from home Fitness Rehab/SASS fitness. This is where I go to get back in touch with me. This place allows me to be Jenny. Not Mommy, not Wifey, not sister or daughter. Just Jenny. Here there are endless possibilities. Here I push myself harder then I have ever pushed myself before.

The baseball field. It could be anywhere. Last weekend it was in Elk Grove. This weekend its at Raley Field. Baseball is a huge part of our lives. We have what we call a baseball family. When we are at Coles games there are so many things going on that we enjoy. We watch him play and this is one of the most exciting things as a parent. We socialize with our baseball family. These are our friends and we love them. We get to "cheat" and he yummy food. It just goes with the program ya know. Our girls get to play, Brooklyn with all the other Mommies and Taylor with her friends and on the playgrounds. It feels our cup. Its our life.

Fall. I love this time of year. The smells the chill in the air the beautiful colors the yummy food. I love it all. Its when I know the Holidays are around the corner. The Holidays for me is a time for our families to enjoy eachothers company. To be together. I love it! Our middle child has such excitement for the holidays. Every part of the Holidays, the decorating, the cooking, the gathering EVERYTHING, picturing the sparkle in her eyes motivates me during the Holidays. I love that kid.

What are some things that you love?

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Some days I just need a reminder....