Saturday, March 20, 2010


Sorry I have been completely and totally MIA. I hate it! I feel so lost since I have not been on here in two weeks! So much has been going on and I promise to update more this weekend!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Moving on Up

Mason moved up in his daycare to the Young 4s class. He just turned 3 at the end of January! He moved for several reasons.

1. Hes smart for his age, always has been
2. He gets bored too easily with the activities the old class did
3. Hes a Bully....yup thats right. My precious little baby is a bully.

He Loves to play rough and be in charge. I have tried everything under the sun to get him to be more gentle but it just doesnt work. He is especially rough when he is bored and has nothing else to do. This child is an on the go kind of kid who does not and will not sit still. He can out last any other kid out there, well almost any other kid. So while Im happy that in just two weeks of him being at this new daycare they acknowledged that he needs more of a mental challenge then what they were originally doing Im bummed hes acting up. I dont know what to do to correct that kind of behavior.

At least now the kids in his class are older and have more of a chance to hold their own against Mason... son the BULLY.......HELP

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

~ Wishful Wednesday ~

'I wish' .... I could play a character's role in a book and it would be __________! Include the fictional characters name and novel too

For me I would like to be Stephanie Plum from the Plum Series by Janet Evanovich

Why would I be her? Well its simple! She has two very sexy men that want to be with her. She has the good guy/bad guy that she gets to choose from. Well they are both good guys but one may or may not do things according to the law...

She is also a bounty hunter and gets to be fun! Now I wouldnt want the crazies out there trying to kill me or have every car I get be blown to pieces but I would love to have a more interesting job. Something to get my adrenalin running and always keep me entertained. Never a boring day!

If you havent read these books I suggest you do! Im not much of a reader but I read all 15 (or something like that, I dont remember the exact amount) novels in one summer.

Ok Your turn! Copy the Wishful Wednesday Button and put it on your post.

You can link your post to the blog of the lovely creator of Wishful Wednesdays, Kelsey

Dont Leave It On The Desk

So this is pretty long but such a great illustration....

There was a certain Professor of Religion named Dr. Christianson, a
studious man who taught at a small college in the western United States.

Dr. Christianson taught the required survey course in Christianity at
this particular institution. Every student was required to take this
course their freshman year, regardless of his or her major.

Although Dr. Christianson tried hard to communicate the essence of the
gospel in his class, he found that most of his students looked upon the
course as nothing but required drudgery. Despite his best efforts, most
students refused to take Christianity seriously.

This year, Dr. Christianson had a special student named Steve. Steve
was only a freshman, but was studying with the intent of going onto
seminary for the ministry. Steve was popular, he was well liked, and he
was an imposing physical specimen. He was now the starting center on
the school football team, and was the best student in the professor's

One day, Dr. Christianson asked Steve to stay after class so he could
talk with him.

"How many push-ups can you do?"

Steve said, "I do about 200 every night."

"200? That's pretty good, Steve," Dr. Christianson said. "Do you think
you could do 300?"

Steve replied, "I don't know.... I've never done 300 at a time"

"Do you think you could?" again asked Dr. Christianson.

"Well, I can try," said Steve.

"Can you do 300 in sets of 10? I have a class project in mind and I need
you to do about 300 push-ups in sets of ten for this to work. Can you
do it? I need you to tell me you can do it," said the professor.

Steve said, "Well... I think I can...yeah, I can do it."

Dr. Christianson said, "Good! I need you to do this on Friday.. Let me
explain what I have in mind."

Friday came and Steve got to class early and sat in the front of the
room. When class started, the professor pulled out a big box of donuts.
No, these weren't the normal kinds of donuts, they were the extra fancy
BIG kind, with cream centers and frosting swirls. Everyone was pretty
excited it was Friday, the last class of the day, and they were going to
get an early start on the weekend with a party in Dr. Christianson's

Dr. Christianson went to the first girl in the first row and asked,
"Cynthia, do you want to have one of these donuts?"

Cynthia said, "Yes."

Dr. Christianson then turned to Steve and asked, "Steve, would you do
ten push-ups so that Cynthia can have a donut?"

"Sure!" Steve jumped down from his desk to do a quick ten. Then Steve
again sat in his desk. Dr. Christianson put a donut on Cynthia's desk.

Dr. Christianson then went to Joe, the next person, and asked, "Joe, do
you want a donut?"

Joe said, "Yes." Dr. Christianson asked, "Steve would you do ten
push-ups so Joe can have a donut?"

Steve did ten push-ups, Joe got a donut. And so it went, down the first
aisle, Steve did ten push-ups for every person before they got their

Walking down the second aisle, Dr. Christianson came to Scott. Scott
was on the basketball team, and in as good condition as Steve. He was
very popular and never lacking for female companionship..

When the professor asked, "Scott do you want a donut?"

Scott's reply was, "Well, can I do my own push-ups?"

Dr. Christianson said, "No, Steve has to do them."

Then Scott said, "Well, I don't want one then."

Dr.... Christianson shrugged and then turned to Steve and asked, "Steve,
would you do ten push-ups so Scott can have a donut he doesn't want?"

With perfect obedience Steve started to do ten push-ups.

Scott said, "HEY! I said I didn't want one!"

Dr.. Christianson said, "Look! This is my classroom, my class, my desks,
and these are my donuts. Just leave it on the desk if you don't want
it." And he put a donut on Scott's desk.

Now by this time, Steve had begun to slow down a little. He just stayed
on the floor between sets because it took too much effort to be getting
up and down. You could start to see a little perspiration coming out
around his brow.

Dr. Christianson started down the third row. Now the students were
beginning to get a little angry. Dr. Christianson asked Jenny, "Jenny,
do you want a donut?"

Sternly, Jenny said, "No."

Then Dr. Christianson asked Steve, "Steve, would you do ten more
push-ups so Jenny can have a donut that she doesn't want?"

Steve did ten....Jenny got a donut.

By now, a growing sense of uneasiness filled the room. The students
were beginning to say, "No!" and there were all these uneaten donuts on
the desks.

Steve also had to really put forth a lot of extra effort to get these
push-ups done for each donut. There began to be a small pool of sweat
on the floor beneath his face, his arms and brow were beginning to get
red because of the physical effort involved.

Dr. Christianson asked Robert, who was the most vocal unbeliever in the
class, to watch Steve do each push up to make sure he did the full ten
push-ups in a set because he couldn't bear to watch all of Steve's work
for all of those uneaten donuts. He sent Robert over to where Steve was
so Robert counted the set and watch Steve closely.

Dr. Christianson started down the fourth row.. During his class,
however, some students from other classes had wandered in and sat down
on the steps along the radiators that ran down the sides of the room.
When the professor realized this, he did a quick count and saw that now
there were 34 students in the room. He started to worry if Steve would
be able to make it.

Dr. Christianson went on to the next person and the next and the next.
Near the end of that row, Steve was really having a rough time. He was
taking a lot more time to complete each set.

Steve asked Dr. Christianson, "Do I have to make my nose touch on each

Dr. Christianson thought for a moment, "Well, they're your push-ups.
You are in charge now. You can do them any way that you want." And Dr.
Christianson went on.

A few moments later, Jason, a recent transfer student, came to the room
and was about to come in when all the students yelled in one voice, "NO!
Don't come in! Stay out!"

Jason didn't know what was going on. Steve picked up his head and said,
"No, let him come."

Professor Christianson said, "You realize that if Jason comes in you
will have to do ten push-ups for him?"

Steve said, "Yes, let him come in. Give him a donut."

Dr. Christianson said, "Okay, Steve, I'll let you get Jason's out of the
way right now. Jason, do you want a donut?"

Jason, new to the room, hardly knew what was going on. "Yes," he said,
"give me a donut."

"Steve, will you do ten push-ups so that Jason can have a donut?"

Steve did ten push-ups very slowly and with great effort. Jason,
bewildered, was handed a donut and sat down.

Dr Christianson finished the fourth row, and then started on those
visitors seated by the heaters. Steve's arms were now shaking with each
push-up in a struggle to lift himself against the force of gravity. By
this time sweat was profusely dropping off of his face, there was no
sound except his heavy breathing; there was not a dry eye in the room..

The very last two students in the room were two young women, both
cheerleaders, and very popular. Dr. Christianson went to Linda, the
second to last, and asked, "Linda, do you want a doughnut?"

Linda said, very sadly, "No, thank you."

Professor Christianson quietly asked, "Steve, would you do ten push-ups
so that Linda can have a donut she doesn't want?"

Grunting from the effort, Steve did ten very slow push-ups for Linda.

Then Dr. Christianson turned to the last girl, Susan. "Susan, do you
want a donut?"

Susan, with tears flowing down her face, began to cry. "Dr.
Christianson, why can't I help him?"

Dr Christianson, with tears of his own, said, "No, Steve has to do it
alone; I have given him this task and he is in charge of seeing that
everyone has an opportunity for a donut whether they want it or not..
When I decided to have a party this last day of class, I looked at my
grade book. Steve here is the only student with a perfect grade.
Everyone else has failed a test, skipped class, or offered me inferior
work. Steve told me that in football practice, when a player messes up
he must do push-ups. I told Steve that none of you could come to my
party unless he paid the price by doing your push-ups. He and I made a
deal for your sakes."

"Steve, would you do ten push-ups so Susan can have a donut?"

As Steve very slowly finished his last push-up, with the understanding
that he had accomplished all that was required of him, having done 350
push-ups, his arms buckled beneath him and he fell to the floor.

Dr. Christianson turned to the room and said, "And so it was, that our
Savior, Jesus Christ, on the cross, plead to the Father, 'Into thy hands
I commend my spirit.' With the understanding that He had done
everything that was required of Him, He yielded up His life. And like
some of those in this room, many of us leave the gift on the desk,
uneaten. "

Two students helped Steve up off the floor and to a seat, physically
exhausted, but wearing a thin smile.

"Well done, good and faithful servant," said the professor, adding, "Not
all sermons are preached in words."

Turning to his class, the professor said, "My wish is that you might
understand and fully comprehend all the riches of grace and mercy that
have been given to you through the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. He spared not His Only Begotten Son, but gave Him up for
us all, for the whole Church, now and forever. Whether or not we choose
to accept His gift to us, the price has been paid."

"Wouldn't you be foolish and ungrateful to leave it lying on the desk?"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A First

Mason got his First "Professional" haircut yesterday!! I have been the one to always cut his hair so it was nice to have someone else do it who knew what they were doing!

This is the before picture. He was busy playing with the train table but I managed to get him to make a fake smile real quick.

He did such a good job sitting still! I was such a proud mama!

How cute is he? I mean honestly? Look at that cute hair cut!


Friday, February 19, 2010


With everything that has been going on lately I thought it would be good to just write out what I am thankful for...(in no specific order)

-Mason. This child is my everything and I wouldnt give him up for the world. He is so precious and so loving and just what I need in my life.

-My parents. Time and time again they prove to me that love has no boundaries. They have put a roof over my head, and Masons, and food in our stomaches. Without them I dont know where I would be. Probably living in a box somewhere. They are also such role models when it comes to faith. They are the epitome of what Christians should be like. They know their values and their morals and they are not afraid to state them but they are also more forgiving than I think I could ever be.

-Health. Everyone I know and love is healthy. You really can't ask for much more than that.

-My job. In this economy you are lucky to have a job. Not only do I have one but my job pretty much rocks. They are paying for my school and there is so much room for growth within the company.

-God. My relationship with God has become stronger than it ever has before in the past few month. These past two weeks I have definitely not been as close and I feel such a big whole in my life. Im thankful to have found him and look foward to strengthening that relationship.

-My friends. I have some of the best friends. No matter what happens they are there for me, not to tell me that I am right, but to support me and help me through the tough times. Thats what friendship is all about.

There is definitely more but the list can go on and on and on so I will just leave it at those main ones!

What are you thankful for?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Being the bigger person....

Do you have any idea how hard it is to be the bigger person sometimes.....I am not one to keep my mouth shut but it's not going to change anything in this case if I open it. Whats done is done and that is that. To go gabbing to plenty of people who know nothing about the situation and have no need to know is ridiculous! Sorry this is so vague I just cant believe some people some times. Its funny how when you have never been in the situation before you really have no idea.....Its not always Black and White like you think when looking from the outside in.

What are you giving up?

For Lent that is!

No, im not Catholic but I am giving up something anyways....Fast Food. Its quick its easy and its oh so yummy! Which is why it must GO!
Yesterday I went heavy duty Grocery shopping to make sure I had plenty of everything so I would not be tempted to eat out. Lets see if I can do this! I dont have much self discipline when it comes to food! Lord help me!!!

Oh by the way...Mason was absolutely amazing when I picked him up yesterday from daycare! :)

FYI-----TWO weeks from today we will be in DISNEYWORLD!!!!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010


Thats really all I can say at this point...Wow! These past two weeks have been life changing. I wont go into details...i dont know if i ever will. Im just glad these past few weeks are over....and i also realized that I have the most amazing parents in the world. Just when I think there is no way they will understand something they always seem to surprise me. Thats what true love is! No matter what happens they are ALWAYS there for me and will ALWAYS love me and NOT judge me! I sure am lucky in that department! :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Well Mason did absolutely wonderful at his New Daycare!! When I asked how he did they said he was extremely good....I made them repeat that several times!! :)
The last few weeks that he was at Aunt Andrea's house for daycare Mason had been horrible. He and his cousin were constantly getting in fights, Mason was saying bad words over and over, and when in time out he would kick the wall! So I was in shock when they said he was an angel! It made me one PROUD mama!
The best part......he has a GIRLFRIEND!! He has been there for all of one day and is already holding hands with another little girl! Man am I in trouble when he gets older or what? When I asked him what her name is he said Goldilocks (Grandpa tells him the 3 bears story every night before bed). Is he cute or what? In the car he kept talking about what he did and how much fun he had! This morning when I asked him if he was ready to go to his new school again he started jumping up and down and smiling! Soo I guess that means he likes it there! Maybe I can relax a little now :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

New School Day

Well today is Masons first day at his new daycare! He was stoked to be starting a New School and making New friends!! This morning when I dropped him off he was so excited to play. He had no problem what-so-ever with me leaving! Can I tell you how sad that makes me! Not that I want my son to ever cry but at least one little tear would have sufficed. I mean, not even a "Don't leave me mommy" or anything came out of this little guy! I was trying to get him to give me a hug goodbye and all he could talk about was the toy tractor he was playing with! Oh the joys of children becoming independent. I am beyond anxious to pick him up and see how his day went! I hope he was a well behaved little man :) I guess we will find out soon enough~

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Stella & Dot

Its official people! I am now selling Stella & Dot jewelry! I am beyond excited to start this new adventure so hop on over to and check out all the amazing jewelry they have!!

And if you are interested in receiving some free jewelry by hosting your own trunk show let me know!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Change Keeps A Comin

Wow, I was not kidding when I said this is a year of change!!! So much has been going on these past few days!!

On Saturday Mason started his first swimming lesson ever! He goes in the water a lot but I dont have a pool so its usually at the lake and thats not an easy place to teach someone how to swim! This session consists of 4 classes and I took him to this first, his daddy will be taking him to his 2nd and 3rd classes and I will be taking Mason to his final class. Im so excited to see the progress that he makes! When I set him next to the pool he was the ONLY one crying! I felt so bad but I knew I had to let him be. Boy was that tough! I was honestly getting frustrated watching him. He wouldn't blow bubbles in the water or put his head down and he was really scared. Granted it has been a few months since he has been in the water but I Know he can do it because he has done it before! So im hoping by the 4th class he will be a lot more comfortable in the water.

On Sunday my baby turned THREE!!!! Yes thats right people! THREE years old!! When did that happen? I dont think he had my permission to get older! Well anyways, we had his party at a gymnastic studio. He had such a ball and it was just perfect! I swear this child of mine has absolutely NO fear, whatsoever! I will post pics later of everything!

On Monday I signed up at Lifetime Fitness and I have not been to a gym since highschool! They have all the classes that I want to take and this place is sooo amazing! I cant wait to take Mason swimming here! I get off work at 4, the classes are at 4:30 and end at 5:30 and Masons daycare closes at 6:15! Its all perfect timing and within minutes from my work, the gym, and daycare. It could not have worked out more perfectly! I cant not wait to finally lose all this excess baggage and be back to where I want to be weight wise. Especially considering that we are going to DISNEYWORLD in just over a month and I want to look bangin in the photos!

And finally, this week I have decided to go forward with selling some amazing jewelry! Stella & Dot has been featured in many magazines and even on some tv shows and I am so excited for this new adventure! I will post more information after I have everything set up and ready to go!

I hope everyone is having a good week! This is one of the best weeks I have had in a LONG time and I sooooo needed this! You have no idea!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Too Cute

Does it get any cuter than this.....

Yea I didnt think so! :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Back to the Grind

So yesterday was a much needed day off. Well technically it was not suppose to be a day off but I stayed home with Mason anyways. We went to the park and had such a great time! Its crazy how nice it was outside! I mean HELLO its January and in the 70s here! I hope this isnt some kind of sign of what Summer is going to be like. I cant handle the 100 degree weather very well! Anyways, Masons favorite part of the day was feeding the ducks!

Today it was time to get back to work, AND school! I am only taking one class this semester because of how busy I am going to be. Im taking Financial Accounting and just found out its a self paced class which is my favorite! Now if im ready for a test I can take it instead of having to wait for the test date.

I met a really good friend of mine for lunch today and I FINALLY got to meet her newest little man, Jacoby! He is already 7 weeks old and I cant believe it took so long for me to meet him! I hate that she doesnt live down the street anymore! It was so nice to see her and catch up!

I also just signed up Mason for swimming lessons starting this saturday!! I am beyond excited about this! My parents have a boat on Lake Levon and we go out every weekend during the summer. Im always so nervous about Mason in the water so it will be nice to be able to relax just a tiny bit more, and i mean TINY bit more! I had a nightmare a long time ago about Mason drowning so I get kinda freaked out when he is around water!

By the way.....Sunday my baby boy turns THREE!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Coasters Anyone?

For a chance to win these cool coasters go here!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Change Is A Coming

2010 is Definitely a year of change for me! And I could not be more excited or more ready! The first change is obviosuly this blog! I felt like the other layout was just too dark for me and I am not a dark person at all! I still havent found the perfect match for me yet but this will do for now! And I need to think of a cute blog name so any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

The Second change is Masons daycare. My sister is closing her daycare which is a huge bummer but totally understandable. I dont know about you guys but I sooo do not have the patience to handle several running screaming kids all day! So in two weeks Mason starts his new daycare. Its less than 10 mins from my work and is on 20 acres. There are three parks, one for each age group, and a pool! They do spanish and computer classes also! I am sooo excited about this change! Mason will do so amazing there I just know it!

And finally, the last change as of yet is my job!!!! I got promoted to a claims examiner! Now this is not something that I want to spend the rest of my life doing but hey Im taking one for the team! And when I say team I mean me and Mason! The pay is a lot better and now I will actually have work to do when I am at work! Right now I am a claims assistant and I am so bored at this position and need more of a challenge! (But if your looking for a job we have 2 opening for claims assistants so let me know). My company is awesome and I love the people in my office so Im happy I will get to stay here! We are getting a new client which is the account I will be working on along with 7 other examiners. In March they are flying us out to Charlotte, NC for a few days to meet with the big wigs and I can't wait! A FREE cheap! Does it get better than that?

Yup, 2010 is going to be a year of change!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Movie Mayhem

So this past weekend i took Mason to the movie theatre TWICE. And this was his First time ever to go! He did such a good job and made me one proud mama! On Saturday Me and my mom took Mason to see The Princess and the Frog. Im not brave enough to go by myself yet so I made my mom go with me! haha

They had the Chipmunks on display and Mason just HAD to get a picture with them. (These photos were taken on my new iPhone so they arent quite the best quality. And yes i said NEW iphone! Woohoo) Anyways back to the movies. On Sunday my dad and I took Mason and his cousin Zack to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. Unfortunately the Chipmunks werent on display anymore :( Oh well.
Arent they so cute together! Zack is such a cheeser and Mason was just loving having him with us. All in all it was a great weekend with my little man!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Check it out!

So I am the First Featured mom on this blog!!! Go check it out.....

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wishful Wednesday...Hair

Wishful Wednesdays are back! Heres todays.....

'I wish' .... I had ___Gretchen's (Real Housewives of Orange County)____ hair/hairstyle!

Although she may not be my favorite person in this world I cant deny the fact that I think she is beautiful! What I wouldnt give for her hair! Its always perfect! Everytime I curl my hair no matter what I do it loses its curl within the hour!! And I have really thick hair but it always seems so flat! I want some volume!!! Any suggestions for me on how to get this look feel free to leave a comment!