The roller coaster life of a stay-home-mom in her early twenties! Hang on tight!!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Social :)

Today I am linking up with A complete waste of makeup for Social Sunday. 

This weeks questions: 

What is your dream job? 

Well, I am kinda living it right now. I have always wanted to be a wife and a mom. The only thing that would make it a dream job right now is if we had our own house and a steady income.

If you had just won the lottery and didn't need to work for money, what would you do with your time?

Oh I would so spend it traveling around the world with my family. I mean Ireland, Hawaii, Greece, you name it. I would also spend time going on missions at my church ( I really have always wanted to do one, but for now I have to wait till Amy is just a little older).

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a wildlife biologist and work with big cats. I wanted to do this and raise a family around it as well. Who know, maybe in the future it will still be possible :)

What piece career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?

Hmmm... since my field is a stay-at-home mom, I guess my advice is patience.  Try and have it with your children. From birth your patience will be tested, no matter how cool headed you may be. Try to roll with things, and if your plans don't work out, let it go. Last, if your patience does run out, make sure your child is in a safe area and walk away, for at least 1 min. It really does help and is worth the control you feel after you get back from that one moment away. 

Biggest Pet Peeves either in life or in blogging or at work

 People trying to tell me all the things I am doing wrong with my daughter (excuse me my child not yours). Double standards. The claw machine taking my money (lol that happened to me yesterday!). 

Biggest Fears

Something happening to my daughter. Something happening to Jake. Being a single mom. scorpions. Disappointing my God. Tornadoes. Being burned to death. 

Wow that was serious! 

Well to lighten things up a little here is a pics of Amy and Jake (cuz those always make things better : P )

First Tomato From Our Garden!!!!

Hmmm mom looks tasty!


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy 13 Month's Amelia!!!!

13 Month update :)

Age: 13 months

Weight: 24 Pounds

Length: 30 Inches long

Size (diapers, onesies, etc.): 4 in diapers and 2t in 


Eyes: Hazel

Hair: brown and growing!

Sleeping: 9- 6am (yay through the night!)

Eating: Just about everything :)

Milestones: Copying everything we say, climbing, 


Memorable outings: Trips to the splash fountains 
and toddler time at the library 

Favorite toys/activities: Peek-a-boo and anything 

that has to do with water

Words/sounds: ba, dada, daddy, mama, dog dog, ca 

(trying to say cat)

Nicknames: Amy B, Amy,

Funny moments: You dancing, it is so funny cute at 

the same time, attaching yourself to your daddy and 

not letting go. 

Looking forward to: putting your hair in a pony tail, 

potty training, hearing you learn more and more 


Happy 13 Months my beautiful little angel!!!!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

OH How Pinteresting!

Today I am linking up with The Vintage Apple  for Oh How Pinteresting!

Love this! But better get it before Amy's hand get any bigger :)



Coffee beans & tea lights. 

The warmth from the candles makes the coffee beans smell amazing.


Soooo on my to do list


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sometimes and Always :)

Today I am linking up with Mackeymadness for sometimes and always :)

Sometimes: I think it would be nice to have another child close in age with Amelia.
Always: When I watch our neighbors little boy (who is 3 months older than Amy) I am glad I only have one.

Sometimes: I get overwhelmed watching two babies during the week
Always: I am glad that she has a friend to play with

Sometimes: I really feel that my life is in a continuous rut
Always: God smacks me upside the head and reminds me that it is his plan not mine and things will get better

Sometimes: I slack on Amelia's potty training
Always: I can't wait until she is outta diapers

Sometimes: I think that there is no way you can make a pink doll stroller in to a boys toy
Always: Kaysen (the little boy I am watching) surprises me and races it around the house going VROOM VROOM! He cracks me up!

Sometimes: I think I cannot love my daughter anymore than I do now
Always: Everyday my love for her grows more and more! I love you my sweet baby girl!!!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Soulful Sunday!

I am feeling a little soulful today,  I gotta tell you it feels good!

 I haven't been feeling really together lately. I didn't get a job, that I was really looking forward to and  now I am trying to come up with plan b. We are really wanting to get on our feet but we are having a hard time doing it. I was just really feeling sorry for myself.

But then...I went to church for the first time in a month. And got a new perspective on things. I have to have faith in my God.  

Now what is faith? Well it doesn't just mean believing in God, according to Websters, it means having complete trust and confidence in God. 

I keep thinking me and Jake are in this alone, but we're not. We have a wonderful God right there with us and we need to pray and trust in him to show us the path/paths we need to take. 

We need to be open to different futures, other than the ones we plan,because it is not our plan it is Gods plan. 

I am still a little confused but maybe not so lost anymore and the feeling is relieving. So I am going to pray and have faith in God.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy News...Bad Appointment

That's right people it was Doctor day at our house. Time for Amelia's 1 year check up and shots!

We got wonderful news but had the hardest time getting it.

You see back in May Amelia had to get some blood work done and it was a complete disaster! On the first appointment they tried 3 times to get a vein and couldn't get one. Then they told us to come back 2 days later for yet another try. Well long story short they couldn't get a vein and ended up getting the blood through her fingers.

Well since that unhappy little incident, she has been terrified of anyone in nurses or doctors uniform. I mean we can be walking through Walmart and her see a nurse and she will freak out.

So on to today's appointment.

We get there all happy and ready to have a good day,

 then the nurse opens the door and calls out "Amelia Anderson please", Amelia (not even out of the waiting room) lets out the biggest scream and cries all the way to our exam room. Now mind you the nurse has not even touched her yet.

 So here are her parents taking the walk of shame, trying to assure her that everything is ok, to the last exam room in the building. Yes that's right, they tried their best to put us where no-one could here her scream.

Well we get back to the exam room and Amelia is just pitiful. Poor baby is acting like the nurse is beating her, when all the poor lady is trying to do is get her height,weight, and temp. All the while me and Jake are trying our best to apologize and explain the blood drawing story. The sweet nurse says don't worry and smiles quickly leaving the room.

Well after the nurse leaves and Amy is sure there is no others in the room, besides her mama and daddy of course, she gets down from my arms and starts to play with one of the bead things that they always have in a doctors office.

Yes the bead toy can provide endless entertainment (wiped down of course) for a child

Well the doctor walks in, in the middle of Amy playing with it, and Amelia spots her. She is fine at first (the doctor is not wearing her coat) then it happens...Amelia spots her stethoscope and oh the tears! She bolts for me and Jake and the screaming begins. I explain to her wonderful, very patient doctor the blood drawing story and she understands right away. She quickly but very thoroughly gives Amelia her head to toe check up and then gave her back to Jake so he could calm her down.

sooo upset, but her daddy calmed her down with a hug a her favorite song

While he calmed her down me and the doctor discussed Amelia in full. 

She is in the 97% in height, 89% in weight, and is doing great developmentally! 

I have to say what wonderful news!!!!!

She is the perfect weight for her height and is the size of a 18 month old lol.

Her diet is great and the only other thing they suggested to to substitute one of her whole milk feeding with juice.  Easy enough :)

With that we discussed a few other issues and we waited on the dreaded 1 year shots to occur. 

Well  believe it or not that was the easiest part of the whole appointment! Amelia cried for all of 3 minutes and then she stopped the moment we left the office and smiled, the little goober.

All in all, I'd say a good appointment news wise :)

We are so blessed to have such a great doctor and nurse, I truly couldn't ask for any better. Both are kind, patient, experienced, and just darn good at their job!
I would like to say Thank you to all you nurses and doctors ourt there (especially those who work with children) because you have the hardest jobs and take it with a smile even though your patient doesn't. Thank you!!!


oh little side note: If anyone has any advise on how to get our daughter less terrified of the doctor it would be greatly appreciated. :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Amelia's first haircut!!!!

Yup we finally did it, we got her hair cut!!! (well really just her bangs lol)
 I have to be honest, I really didn't want to her her hair cut until it was long enough to put in a pony tail, but alas it just wasn't in the cards. I mean when your daughter trips because her bangs are in her eyes, it is time to cave and get those suckers cut.
 So, with a family wedding this week and daddy needing a hair cut, we decided it would be a perfect time to to get Amy's cut too. 

Without further ado, here is our adventure in pics! 

Watching daddy get his cut, a little scared of the lady 

She started to warm up a bit and sit in daddy's lap, very interested what the lady was doing to his hair.

 Now it's Amelia's turn

 As long as daddy held me, I let her cut my hair, and what a wonderful job she did!

BEFORE                                                                                       AFTER

I do have to say, it went  a lot  better than expected. I am so happy that our little girl can see again : P 

Tell me about your hair cut stories.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Yup I haven't posted in a while,and in case you were wondering why it is cuz I am currently outta town till next wednesday. Stories and pics to come when we return.


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