Feb 22, 2016

The Weekend of Birthday Parties

Happy Monday!

Today is going to be a long day at work.   A brand new system is launching today and the problems that are going to be occurring are probably going to be non-stop.  It wasn't even 8:15 and I have already encountered a problem that brings my whole process to a stop.  YAY.

BUT, it gives my brain a chance to play catch up after a weekend filled with birthday parties.  On Saturday, we went to our friends house where he threw a surprise birthday party for his wife.  We always have a good time when we hang out with them and their family and friends are awesome.  We were on of the first guests to arrive and Baby Giggles was a bit cranky since she just woke up from her nap when we got there.  Thankfully, an 11 year old girl came and Baby Giggles fell in LOVE with her.  The little girl was so happy to be playing with her and kept her entertained for the WHOLE party.  She was so good with her that I felt a sign of relief because I was actually able to sit back and enjoy the party while they played.  Every time a new person came to the party, the girl would tell everyone to meet her new BFF.  Adorable.  It made me so happy because as a parent of a toddler who is now on the go and wants to be in everything and everywhere, I didn't have to hover over her and risk myself not having a good time because I was constantly watching over her.  That little girl probably had no idea the IMMENSE help she was in making our day much more enjoyable.

Then Sunday, we went to celebrate little sissy's birthday!  Sophia was also super cranky when we got there because she just woke up from a nap and was hungry.  But after a few chips with spinach dip, she started to calm down and then started playing and having a good time.  She ate like a monster too, so crazy.  I kept finding myself stuffing her face with pasta.  Just like her mama, loves Italian food. She even had ice cream and fruit to finish off the day.

And that brings us back to here, good ole Monday.  I'm ready to attack this week, are you?


Feb 17, 2016

Heart Shaped Pizza the Way to My Heart

These last couple of days have kicked me in the ass.  Starting last Thursday, I started coming down with a cold... by Saturday it was full blown.  Then the hubs got sick too and we were both out of commission on the weekend where as Baby Giggles was running around training for a marathon it seemed.  Then yesterday I woke up with a migraine on top of still feeling like shit and sounded like a man.  Work was TOUGH yesterday... and I come home from work to a child who has snot running down her face and a fever.  No bueno.  So needless to say, these germs need to be gone like now... because I would like to start feeling normal again.

Between the sickies... the hubs managed to go out on Valentine's Day to pick up some dinner.  And this is what we had:

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HOW AMAZING IS THAT?  We've seen these heart shaped pizza last year and I kept saying that we needed to do that.  Well, wish granted and I think I want to make this our new tradition.  Also, how PERFECT is that heart shape?  They did a fantastic job.

How did you celebrate Valentine's Day?



Feb 15, 2016

Here I Am

My last post was in November.  Crazy.

I knew that with time, this blogging would evolve.  I just didn't realize how much the evolving would affect me.  I took steps back from blogging because it started to feel like work.  I miss the time that it was easy to write.  I miss the community of friends that gave out constant support in the good and bad times.  For weeks I kept thinking to myself, how can I get back to doing something I love?  Well, there is no easy answer.  But here I am, writing a post and trying to work through it.

To be honest, there are times where I wish I kept my blog private from family and friends.  I feel like they have hindered a lot of writing topics for me.  So, I made some changes.  My blog no longer publishes automatically to my FB.  I realized I only had "friends" reading because it was pushed through their news feed, not because they actually wanted to read.  I know that most of my friends and family do not get this blogging thing.  They think it's silly that I share personal stories with "strangers."  But we all know that blogging is SO MUCH MORE.  It took me a while, but here I am.. ready to write again as freely as I can.  Without feeling the pressure of what my friends and family think.

I've missed you all. For those who are loyal readers, THANK YOU.  You are the reason I am going to continue this and find my passion for writing again.