Sunday, November 20, 2011

Long time again...!

August 22 is the last time I've blogged!!  Having a baby consumes all your time!  And when you do have some time, you want it for yourself.  I'm sitting on the couch at my parents house.  We drove from AZ to NE for a week, maybe more.  It's nice to have the family around, have someone else (mommy) cook and play with the baby.  I love how food magically appears!  I wish it did that at home too ;)  We had Jackson baptised today.  He was so silly during the whole mass, but no crying or tears.  We went out to eat at Summer Kitchen afterwards.  It was soooo good and I have been wanting it since I was pregnant.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Record Heat

Ugh I'm so over this hot hot summer!  I've never looked forward to winter so much.  This week is supposed to be record heat for August. 

With that being said.  It makes it hard to cook using the hot oven.  But today I've decided to not only turn the oven on to cook pork chops and roasted potatoes, I might as well bake a cake at the same time. 

We'll see how it all turns out tonight! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cleanig is a Drag

Cleaning is such a drag.  You think that the stuff looks nice, but wait until you have to clean all those edges, borders and crevices.

I've been on my hands and knees in our kitchen floor scrubbing grout lines.  Something that needed to be done before we moved in or at least not this late in the moving process.  I've only been able to do small sections at a time since I can only manage to work on it while Jackson is napping.  The black grout now looks white again!  Using my little grout brush and some Zep bathroom cleaner, it's looking like new again!  Who knows when I'll need to do this again!  Hopefully it will last 6 months or more :)

Blinds are another pain in the butt!  Slowing working on those too 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hair Falling Out

I knew that your hair falls out after pregnancy.  I wasn't sure when that was going to happen until several weeks ago.  It was finally happening.  My hair is falling out like crazy!  I guess it's making up for all those months when I lost nothing.  When my hair was getting thick from pregnancy.  It's all over now folks.  I guess around the 3 month mark is when it starts to happen.  Tons come out during shower, during combing and during blow drying.  It looks like I could make a sweater out of it and you'd think I'd be bald by now!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ellen Trance

Jackson's eyes are peeled to the screen.  Ellen is on!  He's laying on the floor facing the TV listening to a little boy ramble about Presidents.  Maybe he is learning about Presidents!  Should I send a picture of him watching Ellen to Ellen?  Maybe she'll phone me! :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Recent Movie Rental Reviews

We rented 4 movies over the weekend.  Who knew you could watch so many movies and mess with a newborn at the same time!  We'd start watching them during feeding, that way he was quiet and calm after the feeding or while he was napping.  One time I sacrificed sleep to stay up with hubby and watch a movie and enjoy our time together.  Even though that night I think Jackson woke up every hour, or at least I saw every hour go by and think I got 3-4 hours of sleep that Friday night.  Oh well, it was worth it! :)

Here goes my reviews of the rentals:

Just Go With It: Good fun cast.  It was decent, typical Adam Sandler (the new-older Sandler that is) As always I'm an Aniston fan.  Was a one watch kinda movie though.

Lincoln Lawyer:  Loved this movie.  Kept me thinking and interested.  Love me some Matthew!

The Company Men:  I never heard of it, but Jason rented it since he read what it was about.  Good moral of the story. Great cast!  Slow moving, I got disinterested towards the end.

Hall Pass: Funny Funny Funny!  Been wanting to see this one since it hit theaters.  Love the golf scene the best!  I always enjoy an Owen Wilson flick. 

I'm sure there are many more movies I'd like to rent.  Wouldn't you know the Redbox upped their prices too!  Of course, they get popular and up the price :(

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sesame Street

Is it bad that I let my son watch TV?  It's not like he's watching violent shows anyway.  He loves to watch Sesame Street.  In fact he's watching it while I type this.  But once it's over he's done, he doesn't like Curious George that follows. 

I grew up on Sesame Street and I still love it, even though it's not the same as before.  It's still educational and catchy.  I hope it's still around when Jackson is a little older and they do the Sesame Street tour so that I can take him.  Man, I guess I am a Mom...I'm already looking forward to taking him to kid stuff!  :) 

He also loves to watch Golf and Baseball with his daddy.  I suppose it has a little to do with the neon green grass that is showed in high def, but he still loves to sit on your lap and watch it! 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

My New Favorite Cleaning Product

I've used a lot of cleaning products and am always trying news ones out to find the perfect one.  I've been a recent fan of the Method products, but I recently bought Green Works-All Purpose Cleaner.  It smells great, cleans good (so far) and the best thing is not only does it shine up the granite, but also disinfects the counter.  I no longer need to buy a separate granite cleaner!  I'm not sure how their other products work, but I'd be willing to give them a try also. 

If you're looking to buy a new cleaning product that is safe and cleans well, try it out!     

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I need to get back to my restaurant reviews and "outings".  Although the majority of our outings are to the grocery store, a familiar restaurant or Target, there are places we aspire to visit. 

I started checking out Groupons more often now.  I signed up for Groupon years ago when it first came along, but never got into the craze of it.  Now I am addicted and be sure to check my emails everyday for the days latest deal.  So far I've only bought 4, two of which were for Jason and golf.  The other two are for pizza places.  Pizza, imagine, we LOVE pizza! 

We used our first pizza Groupon this past weekend.  A place in Gilbert called Nicantoni's.  We took Jackson for his 3 month pictures at JCPenny and decided to hit up the restaurant afterward.  It was around 3:00 p.m. when we arrived.  No one there of course.  It's in a strip mall and doesn't look like a very busy-classy place.  I figure the hole in the wall places usually end up with good food, my kind of places!  The decor was interesting and had a bit of a hippie feel.  Some sort of writings all over, band member pictures on the wall. Tables decorated with band, or American themes.  A couch at the front.  I don't know why people think a couch is cool to have in a bar or restaurant.  A regular couch, nothing special about it, nothing classy about it.  Negative for me.  We decided to order cokes, garlic bread-Sicily style and a regular pepperoni pizza.  Sicily style for the bread was...add cheese.  French bread with some seasonings and a slice of mozzarella cheese on top.  The bread was over cooked.  I couldn't even bite it off.  Negative #2 for me.  Of course Jackson just had to have a diaper blowout while we were there.  Off to the bathroom we went.  No diaper changing station, on the floor we go.  Good thing I have a diaper changing mat!  Jackson stuck out his lower lip and started to cry.  I think he was scared because it was dark in there and the fan was loud and deep sounding.  We managed to get it over with and outta that dark pit!  It's a pizza place, not a club!  Part of why it was dark in there was because the walls were painted black.  On to the pizza...It came out about 10 minutes after I got back to the booth.  I was feeding Jackson, so I only had one arm available to eat with.  I had to use a fork to cut the pizza since it was so hot and fresh from the oven.  The cheap fork wouldn't cut through the extreme thin crust pizza.  Negative #3.  I hate cheap silverware.  The pizza was decent, nothing to boast about.  For a large pizza it was $11, the Cokes were a cheap $1.25 and the garlic bread was about $2.50.  I bought the Groupon for $8 and it was worth $16.  I guess if we had water instead and no garlic bread the Groupon would have been more worth it.  But we ended up saving maybe only $5 with it all said and done.  Not sure it was worth the buy. 

Here's to hoping the next pizza Groupon is more worthwhile!               

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

First Father's Day

I posted this on my baby blog and thought I'd share:

What a day this was! Lets start off with, Jackson went to sleep at 10:30 pm and didn't wake up until the next morning at 6:00 am! Longest sleep thusfar, have had several 5.5 hours or the usual 4 hour stretch and a one time 6.5 hours, but never 7.5 hours! I fed at 6:00 and laid him back down. Around 7:15ish I heard some fussy noises, sucking and "talking". I didn't go in and check, I just let him do his thing and was going to wait until he cried as I usually do. This continued for about 10 minutes then I heard some crying, not hardcore, but it was worth checking out. I walk in and see him laying on his back, sideways, feet sticking out the slates! He rolled over! Since I laid him on his stomach, opposite end of the bed too, I knew he somehow managed to end up on his back way down the other side of the crib, sideways at that. Dang, an active kid we have here! I exclaimed "You rolled over!" ran to grab my camera for proof. He was in such a good mood the whole day too. Very happy and smiley. He played with daddy most of the day.

He slept during the majority of our breakfast at Sweet Tomatoes. He took a 2 hour nap in the afternoon, so did mommy :) and daddy took a small one too. It was such a nice quiet afternoon and much needed. Later that night he was more fussy during our supper at Tom's BBQ, but we made it through by lots of holding. Daddy was presented with a picture frame for his desk, 3 pictures of Jackson holding D and A to spell out DAD.

Jackson loves his daddy. He smiles and coos and has a great time with him. I think we all enjoyed our first Father's Day together.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Oh and stop calling me MAMA!!


Stop commenting on the way I walk or how slow I walk.  I'm pregnant, carrying 6 or more pounds extremely low, baby sitting on my bladder, what do you think!!  Stop saying I look like I'm going to pop.  Stop asking me every single day "how am I feeling" "when are you due again" "what are you having".  The same people over and over ask the same questions over and over.  Listen, open your ears, If you're really not interested then don't ask every day.  Thank goodness I only have 1 more week of work left, so I only need to put up with this one more week.  Then my "vacation" before baby arrives.  Looking forward to sleeping in, enjoying the nice weather outside, quiet time, naps, relaxing.  All the good things before all hell breaks loose!     

Monday, January 31, 2011

Home and Baby

I can't believe I am a mere 9 weeks away from giving birth and seeing my little one.  The pregnancy has not been enjoyable, but I can't wait to see what we created together.  As we finish settling into our new home we are slowly getting everything ready for baby.  We've taken our hospital tour and that is when it all sunk in for me. I have to deliver this baby!  I don't know how it's going to happen or what will come of this, but just as long as our baby arrives safe and healthy.  I can't wait to hold the one that kicks me, hiccups, rolls, tumbles and stretches inside of me all day long. 

I hope Tory will be able to adjust to the newness and all the madness that will follow.  I know Tory will be motherly and sweet, just like she always is. 

Jason and I start our childbirth classes tomorrow.  They will be once a week for 4 weeks.  After these 4 weeks there will only be 5 more weeks left until birth! Crazy!!