Sunday, August 14, 2011

3 teeth!

Buggy has 3 teeth that have popped through within the past 2 weeks! So excited :) She's 9 months old now.... she still can't crawl, which I'm trying really hard not to be discouraged about, but she's definitely trying! I can't believe how fast time goes with her... in less than 3 months we'll be celebrating her first birthday :). On a different note, I'll be moving back home for a little while since AJ will be going to corpsman school in Texas. I have mixed feelings about it... Being around my parents and all our other family will be such a great thing for Bailey, and for me. It will be so nice to be able to spend more than one rushed week with them. But, this also means AJ will miss all of her firsts, which it was sucks/hurts the most... plus I'll miss him like crazy! Just thankful to God that he's not deployed and just going to be a phonecall/skype away from us :). I am pretty excited about moving into a house instead of an apartment! We're going from a cramped one bedroom apartment, with rude management, into my friends 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath house with a yard and everything! Wahoo :) Well I guess just a quick update... I've wanted to but just haven't really felt like posting anything lately. Once again, I hope to update more :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

8 pounds...

So I just wrote a blog and when I clicked "publish post" it said there was conflicting edits and to hit my back button... and it was all gone! Haha... so, here I go again...

Bug is 7 months as of June 5th! I finally took the initiative and stuck with it this time and I've lost 8 pounds! Still have another 35 to go to be at the weight I was when we got married (June 29, 2009). But, I'd settle for less at this point. I felt stuck. I would get motivated and then feel like it was too hard, so I'd give up. I felt like such a failure, but I'd never had to work so hard in my life at losing/keeping weight down. I don't have many friends down here and I miss my family a lot and I would just get in these slums... I've limited my calories to 1,200/day and been trying to work out 4 days a week... it took a while, but my metabolism finally adjusted and now I've been losing about 1 pound/3 days :) I still have another 17.5 weeks to go to get to 131 lbs but my goal right now is just another 30 pounds to put me at 138! Let's see if I can do this!

As I said, Bug's 7 months old now! She says "mama" "mama mom-mom" all of the time now! I am so proud of her :) I haven't really taken any pictures yet, but when I do I'll be sure to post them. I recently made a tumblr, it's kind of like blogspot but it's easier to just post pictures by themself. I'm going to use it to post fun pictures, videos, and quotes I like that don't really have to do directly with my life :) So, you should check it out!

Once again, I'll try to post more... I think about it a lot, but just don't feel like I have much to say. Thanks for reading!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Been A While... As Usual!

So, I've decided as much as I would love to update this blog daily, or maybe even every couple days - it probably won't happen. April was a pretty good month... Aj's mom, one of this brothers, his three sisters and a boyfriend all came down to visit us for a week! On April 26th-28th we went to Disneyland. It was a lot of fun!! We lost our camera somehow on the our second day there, and thanks to God and a good person out there, we got it back from lost and found within 24hrs! Total miracle and praise report right there :) Oh, we also went to California Adventure for the first time and we all had a blast! Even Bug got to go on a few rides between the two parks and meet three Disney Princesses!

And! Bug turned 6 months old on May 5th! I can't believe she's already over half of a year old, sooo crazy. She's such an amazing blessing and her laughter is the most beautiful sound I've ever heard. We are so proud of her little one, as dad affectionately calls her :)
Hopefully I'll post more later...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Passover Seder & Good Deals

Monday the 18th was Passover. I printed a Messianic Passover Haggadah and my husband and I attempted to the best of our ability to celebrate with a Seder. I had been to a Passover Seder two years ago with my parents at our church, but this was Aj's first! I think we're going to do it again next year too :)

Today was a great day! We got up and walked to Subway (only about 3/4 of a mile total) and used these coupons we got in the ads we get every week... we both got a yummy 6" breakfast sandwich and a Minutemaid Orange Juice for $1.90 each (the price of the drink with tax included)! Then we took our dog Wilbur to the dog beach - she loves that place! Here's a picture of her on the way home, she was so exhausted!

And... I did some coupon printing/clipping and we went to Walmart (and to CVS, but they were temporarily out of what I wanted). I had a $1 OFF coupon for any sized Reach Dental Floss and Walmart carries them for only $.88 so I actually "made us" $.12. That twelve cents felt amazing, because I had actually been "paid" to take the floss. I know, I know.. I sound like a nut! But it was fun :)
1. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Puppy, it was on sale at Walmart for $15 and I printed a $5 off coupon so it was only $10! Originally $20, and it's an awesome toy!
2.  Blue Garanimals Shirt (12 months) was only $3.50 - cheap brand, but it's so cute, I love elephants :)
3. NYC Nail polish in Bowery Black - under $2 (I've been wanting this charcoal black color, and this one works great but was super inexpensive)
4. Reach Dental Floss - $.88 + $1 OFF coupon = FREE + we made $.12 :)
5. L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara was $5.84 - my $2 OFF coupon = $3.84 - and so far, this has been my favorite mascara ever!

I realize the above are all real simple and even little savings, but I did feel like I'd accomplished something :) and I'm trying this new thing where I really think about the fact that even $.75 off coupons add up monthly, and if you learn how to use coupons, you can save way more! I recommend going to and to get started - you can get & print coupons for free!
Thanks for reading,

Sunday, April 17, 2011


I just want to say... Thank God for Skype! I LOVE talking to my parents... pretty much daily, on Skype! Sometimes my Dad and I will just sit on Skype for hours "hanging out". My dad is constantly taking screen caps of all of the cute or funny things Bug does. Recently he starting sending them to me...
Hope everyone had a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ABC's of me...

I saw this on another blog and thought it would be fun to do :)

Age: 22
Bed Size: Queen and I still get pushed off the edge :)
Chore you hate:  Dishes!!
Dogs:  Her name is Wilbur, she's half Jack Russell and half Yorkshire terrier.  
Essential start of your day: Some kind of breakfast, sometimes coffee first.
Favorite Color:  Green!
Gold or silver: Silver
Height: 5'4'
Instruments I play (or have played): Piano, and I know a few chords on the guitar, lol.
Job Title: Stay-at-Home Mom right now :)
Kids: Buggy, she's 5 months old currently.
Live: California
Mom's Name: Pam
Nickname:  Nene
Overnight hospital stays: When I had Bug, I had to stay 2 nights.
Pet Peeve: I guess people who don't use their blinkers would win lol.
Quote from a movie: "If you're from Africa, why are you white?"
Right or left handed: Right.
Siblings: 1 younger brother, Robert.
Time you wake up: Whenever Bug wakes up, usually never later than 9:30...
Underwear: ?
Vegetables you dislike: Brussel sprouts!
What makes you run late: Being a mom, running around to make sure we have everything!
X-rays you've had done: Mainly just teeth, and like one of my back in 4th grade :)
Yummy food you make: I asked my husband and he said "chicken!" lol what the heck.
Zoo animal: Elephants, I love them!
I found this at Reflection of Something, if you continue the ABC's please link to me!
And... Bug laughed hysterically for the first time today. It was so cute, and SO much fun. She'd never laughed like that before... I loved it. I can't believe how fast she's growing up. It makes me sad that she'll never be this age again but more excited that I get to watch her grow. Thirteen days until we leave for Disneyland, I can't wait to see our family and of course going to Disney doesn't hurt ;)

Monday, April 11, 2011


Once again it's been a week without me blogging. I think about it most days, but for  some reason I just don't sit down and do it. I had a pretty good weekend, my husband had duty both days until 3:30pm but it actually goes by pretty fast. Bug watched Peter Pan (with me of course) on Saturday for the first time, it's one of my favorites so it was fun to watch her interact with it! I also skyped with my dad last night for 3 hours, it was nice just "hanging out", because that's pretty much what we were doing. I miss my family a lot and I can't wait to see them when we go home and visit in June! We're also going to Idaho in June for Bailey to meet her Great Grandparents, Great Aunts, Great Uncles, and second cousins. Wahoo! Our family will be here in just shy of 2 weeks and then we're headed to Disneyland... We're definitely getting pretty excited and I feel so blessed that we're able to go. I also caught up with an old friend on Skype IMing, she's a sweet girl and it had been a little while since we had talked... Hopefully we can keep in touch a little better.  Here's a picture of Bug today, she looks so much like her dad... but a cute little girl version! Hehe :)
She's 5 months old now (as of the 5th) so I'll post some pictures I took so far this month tomorrow.. :)