Friday, May 28, 2010

My New Obsession.....

Spot Iced Green Tea, perfect for this hot weather we are having here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


John and George courtesy of Nerd Boyfriend.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I have been feeling so moody lately, it reminded me of this picture I took last year. I don't know why I am so miserable, maybe stress, maybe raising three children alone or maybe financial crap, I just really do not know.

I think I need to get back to the basics of what makes me happy, remembering all the good I have in my life. My life hasn't always been easy but I have been extremely blessed and would not change anything.

I am grateful for:
  • My children, they truly are incredible and I don't want to forget that as the exhaustion of childcare sets in.
  • My family, without them I would not survive.
  • My friends, they offer me so much support, laughter and the occasional and much needed alcoholic beverage.
  • My job, I enjoy coming to work and I feel so lucky just to have employment.
  • My girl, I am extremely grateful to have someone in life that brings me an incredible sense of love and joy, who listens to me (because I tend to ramble and mumble), who doesn't always give into me, (which I am discovering maybe I need, sometimes) and who is there for me in so many ways.

So, I am going to try and get out of this funk, focus on the above and try to remember not to take life to seriously. Humm.. Maybe some retail therapy would do the trick???

Monday, May 24, 2010

Damn It!!

Damn it , Damn it, Damn it....

I spent over twenty dollars. Who can live off twenty dollars for a weekend?

I didn't do so bad but here is the breakdown:

Friday Evening $0.00 yeah me!

$11.75 at ball field feeding 3 kids lunch and snacks
$21.49 beer and chips for cookout at friends house

$10.38 quick drive-thru run, starving children!

total $43.62 oh well, not horrible but not great either.

I did, however, resist the urge to go see Shrek 3? 4? whichever one the new one is.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I So Want These Frye Boots~

No money spent last night, if I keep this up I could have these boots I have been coveting for so long.

My Atempt to Spend Only Twenty Dollars This Weekend

So this weekend my goal is to spend only twenty dollars. This will be quite difficult for not only me but also for my children. I am realizing lately that all the little stuff adds up, a drink, popcorn or some other snacks everywhere we go. I can't get out of Target without buying my Ryan some popcorn. Its the only reason he goes to Target with me so willingly.
Here is my plan, not counting the groceries I already have or the ones I need to buy on Sunday for the week:
Friday - Cooking dinner from stuff I already have and not leaving the house because if I leave the house I will spend money. Netflix movie, we just got Angels and Demons, does Netflix count? Its a monthly fee so I will say no.
(I will not count my lunch today because it is technically not the weekend and half my budget would be gone, oops.)
Saturday- I have to work 8-12 so I will eat my leftover sandwich from Friday for lunch and the kids will have pancakes and sausage for breakfast and lunch at the ball field because I have to be there at 12:45 pm. The ball field is cheap so hopefully I can feed all three for about 9 dollars.
Saturday night we are going for a cookout at my dear friends house. I need to find something cheap to bring, maybe a bottle of wine, usually you can get a good bottle $10.00 or some beer. I will have to bake a homemade dessert even though it would be easier to pick something up at the bakery!
Sunday- Will not be fun because all my $20 will be gone which means I will have to make all of our meals at home. Plus I wanted to see the new Shrek movie but that would be well above my budget for the weekend. Movies for a family of four is ridiculously priced.
This is going to a tough weekend!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Why Can't This Be My Life???

I have been reading a lot of different blogs lately but I keep finding myself going back to the ones about great style, living and food. The only problem is they make me envious. They all have perfect style, perfect parties and perfect vacations. I guess it gives me something to strive for someday. Ok not really. I am not that creative and I definitely do not have the funds needed to live such a lifestyle. So I will take what I can from these lovely blogs and apply it to my life, well mostly my dream life.

Who knows maybe someday I can travel, decorate and eat like these woman.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

I suppose like any Mother I worry constantly about my children and like the majority of Mothers I think I have the most incredible children in the world. It is not something I have done it is just who they are, these amazing little beings who can bring more unconditional love and pure joy then I ever imagined. They can be so sweet and loving sometimes I wonder what I ever did to deserve them.

As they are getting older I find myself worry more about things I knew would come. I worry about them fitting in, making friends and just their overall happiness. They have been through a lot this year and at the ages they are now it is hard for me to tell how they are weathering all the changes. I wish I could teach them how to find true happiness and peace in their lives know matter what they go through or how the world treats them. I am so incredibly grateful for my children and the amazing individuals they are now. Hopefully, by teaching them gratitude I can give them the foundation they need to truly appreciate life and all it has to offer.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

More Fun Kid Pics