November 30, 2011

Wordless-ish Wednesdays

Liam is getting so much older now and I have been waiting to buy his highchair. I went to and ordered one finally! The chair was on sale for $46, instead of $54. If you spend $50 before tax on your first order, you get $10 off and free 1-2 day shipping. I added a sippy cup to that since we will need it eventually. The total was $50 for both, with free 1-2 shipping. Considering the cheapest in store is at Walmart for $52 (NOT including tax), I'd say it was a pretty good deal. It came yesterday afternoon! I would say Liam likes it!

November 26, 2011

Black Friday Madness

Did anyone brave the madness yesterday?

I went with a friend all over in the wee morning and then hit the mall later on in the afternoon. I only got a few things, but I was happy ha. I got a pack of 96 diapers, 435 wipes and a disney story book for Liam at Toys R Us for $22 total. Then I got Bambi and Rio at Target for $20. We were out for a total of SEVEN hours. It was nuts. Then I came home and took a nap. I was bored from Adam playing Madden all day, so I decided to hit the mall. Talk about packed! I went all over, but mainly baby stores (oops). Let me tell you how bad of an idea that was lol. First off I went to Old Navy. I found $15 jeans for me, $10 jeans for Liam and a $5 onesie. Then I went to The Children's Place and got him an $8 pj set and $5 Christmas onesie for pictures next month. I was quite happy for Liam's stuff ha. After all that was over, I decided to get Adam a game he REALLY wanted (Skyrim) but I didn't see any good deals by the time I got it so I paid in full. He's definitely getting moneys worth though. Since he has been playing that, I looked online and got $50 worth at Gymboree because I wanted a hoodie for Liam..and the free shipping. He is so spoiled lol, but I can't wait for it to get here! Oh and since I wasn't sure about Bath and Body works yesterday, I waited on their candles. However, we went to the mall today and I got 2 for $20 candles, plus another one 50% off (Creamy Pumpkin, Dark Chocolate Mint and Apple Crumble). We are burning the pumpkin one now. It smells so good! All in all, we spent a lot on Liam but it's worth it. Plus baby clothes are so cute! Here is a picture of Liam in his new jeans! LOVE IT. I hope everyone else scored some black friday deals!

November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Week!

I am so excited that it's almost Thanksgiving! Don't get me wrong, I love seeing family and everything...but I LOVE food haha. Thanksgiving food is the day to cheat on any diet, to eat various foods and the GOOD goods. I love turkey, mashed potatoes and PIE. Come on, who doesn't love pie? Only crazy people ha. Sorry, but it has to be the truth. The diet my husband and I are on is going well. Thanksgiving is our cheat day for sure though. We are going down to his grandma's house to meet up with everyone and enjoy an early dinner. I'm sure i'll be picking my dad up to tag along on the way. Should be interesting with Liam there and also some other babies ha. This time last year, I was only a month or two pregnant. How crazy how fast time flies! I kind of wish we could do our own thanksgiving but I could never cook a big turkey in our apartment ha, let alone want to do all that work with a baby. Maybe one day we will. It will be nice to have Liam's first Thanksgiving with family though. Too bad he can't eat any of the yummy food! I am just glad Adam is here this year again. He wasn't the year before last. Nothing better than being there with family!

What are all of your plans for Thanksgiving? What foods do you enjoy most?

November 17, 2011

It's Ok

I'm linking up through the lovely Ashley over at Celebrating Life as an Army Wife.

It's OK... feel different after having a child (I know for the time being i am definitely not the same). want some alone time every once in a while (using mine to clean and blog up ha). want to be better at blogging so that followers will want to come back. be excited for dinner (because I was until I found out my husband wouldn't be home in time - butternut squash soup and chicken sandwiches; maybe tomorrow). try new foods and experiment (I found out I HATE pork rinds, but I like the bbq ones).

...that cold weather is here (because it is an excuse to eat tons of soup, drink lots of hot chocolate and snuggle up with my favorite men).

November 14, 2011

Such Great News

40 weeks pregnant
6 weeks postpartum
My husband and I have been on this paleo diet, like a low-carb diet for about 2-3 weeks now. I agreed to go on it with him because I had yet to be down to my pre-pregnancy weight. This past Friday we went to visit my dad and the in-laws. Well, at my dad's, I used his scale and I couldn't believe my eyes. I am finally down to my pre-pregnancy weight!! I thought I would never make it that far! I gained 50lbs during my pregnancy so I was ecstatic. I don't know if it's this new diet we are on or if my body is just finally adjusting, but I am hoping it's the diet. It would be nice to know that this thing is working for us. I mean my husband says that his clothes feel looser so maybe it is this diet. I am glad to be down to this weight again, but don't get me wrong; I would LOVE to lose another 20-60lbs. I guess we will wait and find out. I don't mind the weight gain though because I am so glad Liam is here now. I can't imagine my life without him. How long did it take you to lose the weight (for those with children)? It may have taken me 4 1/2 months, but at least it happened. Although you should know that  I NEVER work out. I may walk around the mall with a friend or go on a walk seldom, but I haven't been working out. I usually just sit in the house and take care of Liam. I never make time. I am trying to more, but that isn't bad for the weight loss. I just want to feel semi-normal again. Although i'll tell you that I will NEVER fit into my old jeans if I can't loose these hips. They grew like no other. I just wanted to share how happy I am to finally reach this milestone after having Liam. Has anyone else reached any milestones lately?
Can't really tell - but me recently on Halloween

November 10, 2011

Becoming a Healthier Me

If you didn't read my post about the 'diet' my husband and I are starting, then I suppose you should know that it's a low-carb type diet called the 'paleo diet.'It's made after how cavemen were. It isn't too bad so far. We have been on it a week today! I can't believe it's only been a week. I'm not going to lie, I love my pasta, bread and potatoes. However, this hasn't been too bad! I am learning new things to cook and they are turning out well. I've made pork chops with apples (which were amazing), as well as lots of other stuff (chicken fajitas last night, various soups...). I am still working on more stuff for breakfast and lunch so we don't get bored. Like this morning I had a smoothie. I forgot how DELICIOUS those were. I think ever so often I'll make some and freeze them up so either Adam or I can grab one without taking out the blender. We are both doing well on it. We will probably have a cheat day next weekend after payday. We will probably find someone to watch Liam for a couple hours so that we can go have a pizza and watch a movie. Even though it's our cheat day, we both want thin crust so that it's not outrageous for a cheat day, if you know what I mean? I'm glad we still some what have a plan for this diet, even if we aren't following it 100% on our cheat days. It wont be forever anyway, just for a few months or something to help us out. Plus, after a while you can slowly introduce more carbs into your diet.

Aside from that, I am trying to exercise more. Lately I have failed because it's too cold or I just don't feel like it. However, yesterday the sun was out and it wasn't as cold as past days. I strapped Liam in his stroller and we walked down the road from our apartment. He loved it. He was looking around and playing with his toy. Although he fell asleep shortly after we started lol. It was nice to go out and walk a bit though. It felt amazing, although I am so out a shape. A little hill even killed me, but i'll work on it. I want to walk more often like that! This diet is making us feel better all in all. I'm less tired in the morning and I feel good. Adam says his clothes feel slightly looser and he's feeling great. I hope this diet helps us out because that would be great. I need a nice jump start since I can't seem to lose the rest of this pregnancy weight. I can't wait until I can weigh myself and finally see a difference.

November 9, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Getting enough sleep.

I haven't been able to wake up rested the past couple of weeks, between taking the husband to work and Liam being fussier than normal (I think he has been sick). However, we didn't wake up for the day until 8:45am today! It felt amazing. I probably could have slept longer ha. I'm so glad Liam sleeps all night, except once or twice to eat and then he goes right back to sleep. He is such an easy baby most of the time and I don't want to get my hopes up, but he is! I love him so much and I am glad he pretty much goes to sleep with us. I have had it pretty easy with sleep. In the very beginning it still wasn't too bad, although I didn't get as much. I hate when people ask if he is letting me sleep or if I can take a nap with him. I would rather clean or have 'me' time while he naps. So I am so glad to have a restful nights sleep so I don't have to worry about that.

What are you loving today?

November 7, 2011

Dear Monday

I am doing this through my friend Ashely, over at Celebrating Life as an Army Wife. 

Dear couponing, I love how good you did me today! I got $72 worth of groceries for $32 because of you. I hope you continue to help me out on the verge of saving our family some money. I may not do it as much lately, but I want to start up again!

November 5, 2011

I've Come To Realize...

How fast holidays are coming up and how busy we will be!

Ok so we wont be that busy, but lets face it - winter is such a crazy time. Who's idea was it to have all these holidays so close anyway? This month, I want to do black friday again. I ventured out last year and it wasn't bad. I just got some cheap blu ray dvds! I'm just glad we live in a smaller city than say, Seattle! So it isn't too terrible. I'm pretty excited for Thanksgiving though. I love, love, LOVE turkey and pumpkin pie. Hopefully we can have some left overs for turkey sandwiches. Those are my favorite. I'm sure we will be going down to the in-laws too. They always have an amazing dinner. Those are pretty much the two big things for November.

As far as December goes, we have my birthday on the 20th and then Christmas time after that! I'm not sure yet what we will be doing. Probably going to the in-laws again ha. I'm not even sure if we are exchanging gifts between the husband and I. Shows how much we have figured out. I know that we will be getting our awesome fake tree out of storage to put up. We also need to get a stocking for Liam because I say so. ;) I love Christmas time. All the smells and traditions. Although we don't really have any yet as a family but maybe we can start something. Liam will also be SIX months old the day after Christmas. How crazy is that? I swear we just found out we were pregnant and now he's here. It's always surreal.

I'm thinking that the first Saturday in January, we might be getting pictures done - professional pictures. The end of December is hard, so I figured that would be easier (if we can get that day booked). As long as it isn't snowing or anything, I think it will be fun. I have a gift card for this studio in Tacoma, which is about a half hour away from us. They do amazing work and I am pretty excited. We don't have any professional pictures yet so it would be nice to get some of Liam and some as a whole family. They have a special package where it features pictures of the baby's backside haha, I can't wait!

I can't believe a new year is almost here. It feels as if 2011 JUST started and here we are, almost to 2012. Time flies and sometimes I wish it would slow down a little bit.

November 4, 2011

One Of Those Days

Today has been one of those days where the day is taking FOREVER and I have been productive. I love it, yet hate it. I had to take the Mr to work because the guy he usually gets a ride from went in later than him. We needed more trail mix to snack on for our 'diet' so I stopped at Winco on the way home. It was very weird being there at about 6:30am, but Liam and I were rocking our pj's anyway. Then I came home and by that time, there was no way I was going back to sleep. Liam was still asleep in his car seat so I finally put his washed clothes away, started the dish washer, started my clothes in the washer and watched a little tv. He finally woke up around 8:30am and we've been hanging out since ha. I love this little guy and I wish I could be 'super mom' like this EVERY day, but let's face it - that wont happen. I love my sleep and lately haven't had much of it.

On another note - I wish I could update more but our monster is tired of being in his jumper. I hope everyone has a good Friday!

November 3, 2011


I know, I know - I'm super late on this post, but I haven't been on my computer much. I have been exhausted and busy. Halloween was great though! My husband got off work early so I picked him up on our way to my friend's. She has a 2 1/2 year old boy so we all went trick or treating. We got a tiny bit of candy, but you can't expect much with a baby haha. It was still fun though. I'm glad I got to see my friend and her son. He was really cute too. The best part had to be when a car was driving too fast in the dark and her son goes "CAR, CAR, AAAAHHHH, CRASH, CRASH" hahaha. Greatest thing ever. It was a good night. Oh and before that, we took some pictures with Liam in his costume while we waited for them. I hope everyone had a great halloween. I can't complain with a little free candy haha.

On another note - I can't believe it's November already! That means my birthday and Christmas will be next month..AND Liam will be 6 months old next month. HALF a year crazy is that? I'm starting to get a little sad. I love seeing him grow and learn, but at the same time he is my first child and I hate how fast time is going. I'm sure all you mothers can relate ha. As for this month, it is already freezing. I see a very bad winter in our near future. Although I'm pretty excited for Thanksgiving! If you read my last post on our changing lifestyle, you will now know that today we started that! However, Thanksgiving will definitely be our cheat day because I want my mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie!