Feb 24, 2016

Weekend Recap!

This past Saturday Jake had his first all kid birthday party. He was so excited to invite some of his classmates to his favorite place The Eagles Nest Indoor Playground. 7 kids attending Jake's party and I have to say THANK GOD for my Sister and Mom. I think I was in way over my head trying to keep track of them all in a sea of kids. They all had a great time. 

Jake thought it was so cool that all his friends wore glasses just like him

After Jake's party we headed over to my friends house to babysit Wylie(the coolest 2 year old) and have a sleep over. Jake and Wylie love hanging out with each other and I LOVE spending time with them. 

Sunday Jake and I cleaned the house and worked on redecorating the bathroom. Spring is coming and I'm ready to purge all the unwanted stuff in my house and do some spring cleaning. Bring on the warm weather. 

Feb 19, 2016

Happy Friday Week 3!

1. Warmer weather
2. Jake's 7th Birthday
3. Jake's Birthday dinner with my parents
4. Successful job fair for work
5. Pay week
6. Single digit pant sizes(finally)
7. The Walking Dead(sorry I'm a super fan)
8. lots of RSVP's for Jake's first kid birthday party this weekend
9. Upgrading my fitbit
10. Ikea

I'm linking up with Lindsay from The Flynnigans and Krysten from Why Girls are Weird

Feb 17, 2016

Happy 7th Birthday Jake!!

I started this blog when I was pregnant with you and today you are 7. I am very proud to be your Mom. You are beautifully unique and amazingly gentle. Everyone that meets you sees your sweet nature. You are a very sensitive boy and a natural caregiver. Always making sure that everyone is ok and happy. I don't know what I did to deserve you but I thank God everyday. Happy Birthday Bug!

Feb 12, 2016

Happy Friday Week 2!

Here is my list in no particular order.

1. Great reports from Jake's teacher at conferences
2. Play dates
3. Sore muscles from working out (it must be working)
3. Coffee
4. Wine
5. Jake's new glasses
6. Completing one of my 21 day fix workouts without modifications
7. Coupons for free food from Noodles and Company(Yum)
8. Funny snaps from Snap chat  
9. New Restaurants opening in my neighborhood
10. Casual Friday's

What made you happy this week??

Feb 11, 2016

Jake and Wylie

A few months back I reconnected with an old friend and we decided to get our kids together for a play date. Because her son is 2 and Jake is 6 I didn't think they would connect as much as they did. Jake and Wylie are kindred spirits and they have become best buds. It's really fun to watch them together and to watch Wylie mimic Jake. Since the boys love playing together, my friend and I have been getting together at least once a week for play dates. Everyday when I pick Jake up from school he asks me, "do we have a play date with Wylie Finch tonight"?.


Jake acts like Wylie's big brother

Making Pizza's


Jake pretty much lets Wylie do anything to him. 

It's going to be fun to watch this two grow up together. 

Feb 9, 2016


I recently set a goal to get back into blogging. Over the years since Jake was born I've  made this goal several times and never stuck with it. So why is this time different? I can't say that it is? All I can say is blogging was something that I used to love doing and over the years I have lost track of a lot of the things I love doing. That being said I thought I would start off my week with a CURRENTLY post that I borrowed from veteran blogger Krysten. Check out her blog at why-girls-are-weird

Reading: I just started reading What Doesn't Kill Her by Carla Norton. This the second book in The Edge of Normal series. I loved The Edge of Normal so I hope this one is just as good. Stay tuned. I've also been trying to finish 11/22/63 for a long time. I really want to finish is but I am sad to say that I might just wait until the series starts on Hulu on 2/15/16 to see how it ends. 

Eating: I am working really hard to eat clean. It's nuts how many chemicals are in the food we eat. It's been hard for me but I'm trying. 

Thinking about: Lately I feel like I may have developed a little OCD. All I can think about it how unorganized my house is. I am thinking about purging a lot of things in my house and working on becoming a minimalist.

Looking forward to: Warmer weather! I'm sure I'm not alone in that one. I miss evening walks with Jake and running outside. 

Enjoying: Spending time with old acquaintances that have become new friends and a huge part of my life. I am also enjoying watching Jake's personality emerge and how amazingly creative and funny he is. 

Learning:  I'm learning that I need to take care of myself and get back to what makes me happy. I'm slowly learning that there are people in my life that will always judge me and think my choices aren't exactly what they would choose but that's ok. I can't please everyone nor do I want to. I would love a family without judgement but we aren't perfect and that's also ok. 

Loving: I found a group that combines my two loves Minnesota and photography. Check out Minnstameets if your in MN. 

Feb 5, 2016

Happy Friday Week 1!!

1. Getting back to the blogging world
2. Being able to work from home on snowy days
3. Sore muscles from working out
4. MAC makeup
5. Breakfast for dinner
6. Jake finally feeling better
7. Losing 1.5 lbs
8. New discoveries on Netflix
9. Sleep
10. My friend

Now it’s your turn! What made YOU happy this week?