Sunday, August 30, 2009

My Girly Girl

This is what I walked downstairs to a couple of weeks ago!

She is such a girly girl! The other day, everywhere we went she had to bring her purse. Oh and I won't even tell you where she was trying to keep her phone the other day.. Yup, in her shirt (between her boobies!).. haha!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Our Living Situation..

So, I've never come out and said this on here, but I don't like our living situation. As of right now, we live in a house that my husband owns, but his family lives here too.. Not the ideal situation. I mean, it's his house. He paid for it and all, so it's more like they live in our house, but still... Not what I want.

We are looking into selling one of my husband's companies and therefore would be buying a new home for us... But we have decided that even when we do sell the company, we want to let the money sit and build up some interest and so on, and just move into an apartment or rental home.. I'm thinking apartment, that way we can pay the cheapest rent possible (within a great area and so on).

It's not terrible living here, but for all the obvious reasons, we want to move.. I have to move... (us living here could be partly the reason why I haven't been too happy and why I've gained so much weight..) So as soon as he sells his company, we'll be moving. The goal is for that to be before Christmas. It all depends on other things, of course, but yeah. I have found what I think is the best apartments ever, but need to go physically check them out and check out the area. My sister gave them a good recommendation and the ratings online were good, so I have lots of hope for this one!

I will keep you all updated as things unfold. :) I really do hope that it works out there, but I do have back-ups too. The pictures look great. The entire place is surrounded by beautiful landscaping and has an amazing stone-surrounded pool. Lots of walking trails too!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lots to do!!

I feel like I have tons of things to do before I can get on track with things.. like I said, I've slacked off on things and now I'm trying to catch up and get things back to normal..

I have tons of premade scrapbook pages to take pictures of, so I can post them on my website. I've at least kept up with making some pages, which is great... But there's at least like 25 to take pictures of. And then again, I think there's like 10 on my computer that I need to edit too.. So that's a lot of new things that will be added soon!

Oh and I opened an etsy shop too.. I haven't done anything with it yet, but I've opened it and will get it going once I take pictures of the scrapbook pages.

I've also started going through Leala's baby stuff, and have decided to sell some of it. I know, I know.. We will be having another baby.. and I will have to rebuy some of the stuff, but if I sit here and continue to save everything, we won't have room to live! I have to think of the quality of our life now, and worry about rebuying things later when the time comes. I'm still keeping lots of Leala's clothes, but have cut it down dramatically.

I've posted several lots of clothes on Craigslist and am slowly selling them. We also got rid of her swing, jumperoo and high chair (we have a booster that we can use, plus I want to get one of the wooden highchairs next time), and we're probably going to get rid of her learning house too.. We gotta make some room for all the toys to come this Christmas season! And her birthday isn't too long after that, so there will be plenty of toys!

While organizing some things, I cam across Leala's baby book, which of course I haven't finished filling out. So that is another thing on my list.. I've done a few entries everyday day for the past few days, so if I can continue to do that, then maybe it will be done soon. Some of the stuff, I need help from Kevin, but most of it I can do myself.

And there's more organizing to do. There will be more on that in another post. :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

I've let myself go...

I'm not sure how or when, but I've let myself go.. I stopped doing my hair when I wasn't going out (big time-saver).. I stopped getting pedicures a LONG time ago... like um, November of 2007! yeah, and for a girl who used to get them every 2 weeks, that's a big deal! I have even stopped painting my toe nails at home! I stopped working out. I even stopped applying lotion. I stopped thinking I was important.

And of course I started feeling really crappy about myself. I now weigh about 20 pounds more than I did a year ago... No, it's not because I had a baby.. because I had lost that weight.. But since being back in Texas, I just let it all go. Not on purpose... I didn't even realize it, honestly...

I guess maybe it's part of being a mommy. You get to thinking that dressing your little girl is more important than you getting dressed.. You start thinking that any extra minute you spend on yourself is a minute you could have spent doing something else. You struggle to go to the bathroom on your own or to write a blog without being bothered, so why try to spend 30 minutes or an hour to work out?

I'll tell you why. Because if you don't, you lose yourself.. If you lose yourself, your 18 month old daughter will lose her mommy..

So you gotta pick yourself up and find yourself again.. and if that means spending a couple of minutes to put some firming lotion on your stretch-marked belly each morning, or spend an extra 10 minutes or so to do your hair, or put in that work-out video and have your little girl work out with you, then you need to do it! You have to. If you don't, no one else will.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I Know, I Know..

It's been a long time... again... I'm awful at this blogging thing, huh? I will try my hardest to update more. I have been letting a lot of things slip by me and haven't been doing the things I've needed to do, blogging included.. So I am feeling better and am trying to get on top of things again.

I'll be posting several entries this week about different things that have been going on the past month that I haven't been blogging. Oh and I've been keeping up with all of your blogs. I've commented sometimes when I had time, but other times I didn't.. I figured it was just best that I kept up with them any way I could. :)

I hope to blog more and I want to be completely honest. I will tell it as it is, and hopefully won't get bashed or talked about for doing so.

Anyway, I better go for now, so I can start on those other blogs! I hope you all are doing great out there in BlogLand!