Thursday, December 31, 2009

Summary of my 2009

My year started off great!
In January I turned 20 & celebrated it with my family/friends. Brandon took me Ice Skating which I really enjoyed & wished I could do it a lot better.
In March I got my license. . . I was wearing a lucky charms shirt that said "feeling lucky?" on it. . . Kind of Ironic in my eyes.
In May I graduated high school & got my high school diploma! Yay me!
One of the girls I worked with at my first job & my closest friend had her baby girl May 3rd. Little Miss Mia Ana. She's a bundle of joy and I can't believe how big she's getting!!!
In June we went up north to see Grandma's cabin. It rained while we were up there.. . We camped in Brandon's truck tent. It was fun.
When July 6, rolled around Madyn turned 3 years old!!! We had two separate parties this year. One at Brandon's mom's house & One at his gigi's house. He was really good.
After he turned 3 I really started focusing on getting him potty trained.. . This continued to be my primary focus.
In August my friend from high school had her first baby. Mr Andrew Jared! Even though I have yet to see him, from the pictures he's a cuuuuute lil boy!
When September rolled around Madyn & I were living with Brandon again. It felt so nice to be back in bed beside him every night again. There's NO way we'll go back to living apart.
In October we took Madyn Trick or Treating in his little batman costume. . . I swear he was the cutest lil guy out there!!! SO polite and he walked about a mile & a half so he did really good!!!
November was thanksgiving with the families. My cousin Josh was back from Iraq. It was SO good to see him!!!!
December. . . Well this month we took our trip to california. I am hoping Madyn will remember this trip, but even if he doesn't remember we took a lot of pictures and I'm scrapbooking the pictures, so at least he'll be able to look back on them.

In 2010:
Things I hope for Madyn
--begin the foundation for reading by himself,
--get ready for preschool & kindergarten

For Me:
--Lose at least 5 lbs at the most 10.
--I don't want to argue with Brandon.
--Scrapbook More & take more pictures
--take madyn out of the apartment for at least 1 hour
--buy a car
--Save for a house


Monday, December 28, 2009

The End.

We're back from our trip, Christmas is over, and all of our Christmas decorations are already put away!!!
This year has been absolutely amazing. At times tough, but 98% of this year was breathtaking.

My biggest proudest moment is the fact that I was able to completely potty train Madyn. He even is 100% potty trained at night. He does have the occaisonal accident if he's given liquids too late, or too much liquid that his body doesn't use! However, he does know to get up and use the bathroom and can do it by himself  even!!!

This year Madyn turned three years old!! He's the oldest out of all my friends babies, and I enjoy this fact at times, because of this I am able to offer advice if needed. I also don't have to bring my whole life with me when I go out anymore. Just a cup, and some snacks are all I generally need to bring anywhere!! Woo-Hoo!!!

August was great because Madyn & I moved back in with Brandon. (Yay!!!) It's SO much nicer to be with him all the time :)

Our trip was AMAZING. We had beautiful weather the whole time we were in california. . . The last day got warm (78 degrees F), but we still enjoyed it. Madyn was really well behaved for the most part. We took between 1500-2000 pictures, not all of them were GOOD pictures so we have to sort through them. . . I'm working on getting a scrapbook together of the pictures. Last night I went to my Aunts and we made 6 layouts total for my scrapbook. 4 vacation themed layouts and 2 Christmas Themed layouts. :)

Anywho's that's all that's new & great. . . I hope that you and your family all had a great Christmas or good holidays if you don't celebrate Christmas :)


Friday, December 11, 2009

Twas the night before Christmas---Mom style

Someone posted this on a board that I am a part of and I couldn't get through it without a tear on my face, so I thought I'd share it here for all you moms out there....

'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Mom Style

Twas the night before Christmas,

when all thru the abode

Only one creature was stirring,

and she was cleaning the commode.

The children were finally sleeping,

all snug in their beds,

while visions of N-64 & Barbie,

flipped through their heads.

The dad was snoring in front of the TV,

with a half-constructed bicycle propped on his knee.

So only the mom heard the reindeer hooves clatter,

which made her sigh, "Now what is the matter?"

With toilet bowl brush still clutched in her hand,

She descended the stairs, & saw the old man.

He was covered with ashes & soot, which fell with a

shrug, "Oh great," muttered the mom, "Now I have to clean the rug."

"Ho Ho Ho!" cried Santa, "I'm glad you're awake."

"Your gift was especially difficult to make."

"Thanks, Santa, but all I want is time alone."

"Exactly!" he chuckled, "So, I've made you a clone."

"A clone?" she muttered, "What good is that?"

"Run along, Santa, I've no time for chit chat."

Then out walked the clone - The mother's twin,

Same hair, same eyes, same double chin.

"She'll cook, she'll dust, she'll mop every mess.

You'll relax, take it easy, watch The Young & The Restless."

"Fantastic!" the mom cheered. "My dream has come true!"

"I'll shop, I'll read, I'll sleep a night through!"

From the room above, the youngest did fret.

"Mommy?! Come quickly, I'm scared & I'm wet."

The clone replied, "I'm coming, sweetheart."

"Hey," the mom smiled, "She sure knows her part."

The clone changed the small one & hummed her tune,

as she bundled the child in a blanket cocoon.

"You're the best mommy ever. I really love you."

The clone smiled & sighed, "And I love you, too."

The mom frowned & said, "Sorry, Santa, no deal."

That's my child's LOVE she is trying to steal."

Smiling wisely Santa said, "To me it is clear,

Only one loving mother is needed here."

The mom kissed her child & tucked her in bed.

"Thank You, Santa, for clearing my head.

I sometimes forget, it won't be very long,

when they'll be too old for my cradle & song."

The clock on the mantle began to chime.

Santa whispered to the clone, "It works every time."

With the clone by his side Santa said "Goodnight.

Merry Christmas, dear Mom, You will be all right."

Sometimes we need reminding of what life is all about. Especially at times during the Holiday season, when all we seem to do is clean and bake and shop and and and and and and and....You get the picture, I'm sure. So stop for a moment and hug that little one so special, whether he/she is 2 months or 22 years, or even older than that.

For they are the Gift that God gave us in life...and what a gift to be treasured, far above any other!

May the real meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas be with you all this year.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The week before our grand vacation!

Last week before vacation!!!!!

The end.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Oh, the holidays you can't beat home SWEET home.

So, we put up our Christmas lights & other decorations on Thanksgiving! I'll take some pictures and edit this post to include them :)

I did not go black friday shopping, however I worked at 9 AM on black friday!!! It wasn't as crazy as we thought it would be. Half of our appointments didn't show up which royally sucked, but we'll recover.

Also, I am now only working weekends. Things just weren't working out with my babysitter, and it was costing us way too much to send me to work so now I get to stay at home during the week! Woo-hoo!!!

My birthday is in 45 days!!! :) I am SUPER excited & antsy to see who I will be celebrating it with besides my mom & Brandon. . . I can't believe I will be 21!!!

2010 is coming up SO quickly, and with 2010 I will have a big bad 4 year old midway through, and hopefully we'll be looking to buy our first house together! So next year is going to bring big things!!!! :)

As for now, I'd like to make it through the rest of the year without catching any major colds!!! :)