Friday, December 27, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Right now, I'm sitting in my hallway rocking baby love to sleep in his bouncer while our sweet girl is taking a bath (I can see her from where I'm sitting)...oh, I'm staring at the piles of laundry still to do, the unmade bed and you should see the obstacle course in the kitchen and the hubby should be home in NINE minutes....and you might be wondering why I'm blogging...but I needed to do something while I'm bouncing baby love...anyway, so today has flown by and I feel like nothing has been accomplished.. Let me explain, so I woke up this morning to our sweet girl standing at the side of my bed staring at me, baby love was ready to eat soon after (he eats every hour and a half) and so we get up, I pumped and then fixed some brunch and start to do the dishes when for some reason I decided to re organize the kitchen cabinets....literally hours later, a bigger mess than when I started and baby love screaming to be held (by the way, he wasn't screaming for hours....I stopped and fed him throughout the hours of cleaning and helped our sweet girl with a project for daddy) ...so to finish up the day so far...baby love and sweet girl have had baths, kitchen cabinets are reorganized...oh yeah, were doing pictures tonight too....so the craziness is still not over....my goal for the evening is getting the kitchen dishes finished, laundry put up and pictures done...I'll let you know how that goes....
So how has your day been?
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Hi friends! (By the way, I typed this whole post and went to post it and it wasn't there...) so...10 weeks ago, our little man arrived two weeks early and such a surprise...let me explain, our sweet girl (who is 3 1/2 years old) has said it was a girl and has called the baby 'baby love' and still does...she has been an awesome big sister, so today, my hubby and I took her to see Frozen and then Chick-fil-a...we all had a blast...such a GREAT day!!!! So take the time to spend time to do the little things....
If you have been reading our recent posts, you will know that we've been doing and are doing the Mvelopes system...so this treat and is from our fun/entertainment mvelopes...
So have you done anything to make someone's day today?
Thursday, December 12, 2013
On the last post, I mentioned that we are doing Mvelopes...so far, I have been religious about daily checking it and moving transactions...I think or hope that we will follow our budget and be better off this time next year with less or NO debt and a substantial savings account and our budget in order...that's the plan.
I love to write, but don't do it nearly as much as I wish I did...with a 3 year old and 10 week old (I can't believe he is 10 weeks old...it seems like yesterday and he entered the world)...so I'm working on posting more, so that you can see that we're just like you..NORMAL...so many times on Pinterest or different blogs...the moms look like supermoms...
Oh, baby love is calling...going to go and feed him...I'll post more later (I have to remember to post the pics from our Truth in Tinsel Advent...)
So how is your Christmas coming along?
Friday, December 6, 2013
Hi! I haven't blogged since Sunday (got to get better at that)...it's been a pretty good week...just busy.
We started the Truth in Tinsel Advent Series on Sunday....my sweet girl LOVES it...I've taken pictures that I will post once I can get them from the camera to the computer.
Another thing that has been a focus this week is creating a budget. I don't know about you....but the hubby and I have been trying to create a budget for 2 years now that ACTUALLY WORKS...we were able to get Mvelopes through Crown.org....so far we are in the beginning stages...so if anyone has used it and has some ideas to help...please let me know.
It's late now and we've got a busy day tomorrow...so are y'all doing anything for Advent or preparing financially for the upcoming year?
Sunday, December 1, 2013
So the following evening I received word the evening of Dec 1st that she had been rushed to the hospital and after we arrived, we were told that she had a brain aneurysm and passed....it was one of the most devastating news of my life....I was given the opportunity to say goodbye (so thankful) and even now, one year later...I think honestly I'm still in shock....I have cried today yet and it feels like a horrible dream that I just want to wake up from...to be honest, a lot of times I have asked why?...I don't understand??
My amazing hubby told me that she fulfilled her purpose and it will be carried on through the ones who knew her and her family and children....
So Monica, I know that you are not here with us but cheering us on now every step of the way and that gives me hope...by the way, I know you had something to do our sweet, adorable boy making his unexpected entrance into this world (we got pregnant with our little man in mid-Jan.)...so thankful, love u and miss u always my sweet friend.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
This and tomorrow's post are probably going to be very emotional....let me explain.
We met in 6th grade and became best friends from that moment....now we lost touch when I changed schools and college time came...but after we got married and settled into motherhood...our friendship continued as though we had never lost touch. We talked daily about everything! She was my rock at times and I guess I was hers or hoped that I was...She was one of my best friends and sisters in Christ.
A year ago tonight, we saw each other downtown at a Christmas on the town event....I knew she had a pinched nerve but her sweet smile and heart showed through the pain as we chatted and our daughters hugged...as I said goodbye that night....I never thought...(I'm going to finish this post tomorrow...tears are flowing...)
Thursday, November 28, 2013
So we're heading home from our thanksgiving scramble (going to multiple family lunch/dinners) and then having to do it all in 12 hours (can only leave the dog babies for so long)...it was so much fun to watch a little bit of the Macy's parade today as a family before we left out...
What am I thankful for?
*Our awesome family near and far
*My amazing hubby
*Our sweet girl
*Our adorable little man (it's his first thanksgiving)
*So much more....the list could go on and on!
What are you thankful for today?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I meant to have this post posted on the 26th...but it didn't happen with my 3 1/2 old sweet girl and 2 month old little man...so...our little man turned 2 months old!!! After coming 2 weeks early and surprising us to having to be hospitalized for 10 days at 5 days old....and leaving the hospital the second time at his birth weight...at his check up...guess what he is 10 pounds, 9 ounces from only breast feeding! (I feel so accomplished!) Our sweet girl had reflux and I had to go back to work (so I couldn't pump enough)....so I couldn't nurse like I wanted too...I'm amazed at how time does fly...our little man is getting some adorably chubby and our sweet girl is maturing into an amazing little helper. :) so happy 2 month old birthday to our little man!!!
Monday, November 25, 2013
So I've tried to do this blogging thing many times and always never continue or keep it up...I think I've made it too complicated....so I'm starting fresh and keeping it simple....I've erased all previous posts and have decided to just start writing my thoughts no matter how random or creative or what they might be to show what it is like in my brain as a wife, mother, teacher, cook, housekeeper, and just a girl in our humble abode and life in the Sanchez family...so sit back and give your feedback and let's go on this journey together...