Friday, March 21, 2014

My Own Elsa and Ana

Yes, we (we, meaning I) are still on a Frozen kick at my house. I am obsessed with that movie!! The music, the characters, and the overall moral of the story! 

My girls don't so much remind me of the characters, but in a way, I can relate them to each other. Obviously their hair color is drastically different like Ana and Elsa. But other than physically, my big girls have their arguments, their differences, their own unique personalities, but at the end of the day they love each other SO stinkin much, it amazes me. I don't understand that sister bond, but these two completely have it. They may want to rip each other's faces off during the day, but every morning when I go in to wake them, I find them curled up with each other snuggling. It melts my heart every time! I'm so thankful they are so close and I know it'll only grow with time.
They are equally close with JClaire bear, but since these two have the same dad etc.. they spend much more time together and also, they've obviously been together longer :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014



I have been so insanely busy the past couple of weeks. I feel like the holiday stress returned for some odd reason. I think I've put most of the stress on myself though. Since January 1st, I've been pushing myself to work out hardcore and eat extremely "clean" and it's just taken up a lot of my time. But I do thoroughly enjoy it. It's my "ME time" and happy peaceful place.

Other than my me time, the girls obviously keep me busy! CDC is doing cheer now and she is in loooove with it! She's really good at it too! We've tried Softball and Basketball and Girl Scouts and none of that clicked with her, but this seems to be different and she really enjoys it. It's also a good motivator for doing good in school! She brought home a 100% + bonus question on her last spelling test! Woop!! 

Last night, we bought the movie Frozen! I think everyone in America bought it according to all of the pictures on Facebook and Instagram. It's such a great Disney movie. I'm really proud of Disney for that one!

My baby baby, JClaire went to bed at 5:45 last night and slept ALL NIGHT! She missed dinner and never made a peep. It kind of worried me and I went in to check on her about 10pm, but she was fine...just very tired. Her babysitter said she did not nap so that explains it. I just hate when that happens because she needs to eat and keep on her regular routine schedule. Oh well, she was chipper this morning and scarfed down a whole pop tart
{that's what she wanted! Don't judge me...mornings are rough!}


CRC is all registered for KINDERGARTEN! I can't believe she's big enough to be starting K! It's a weird feeling and emotional at the same time. I feel like that crazy girl was just born and now she's almost six years old and starting big girl school!! *sniffle*

Let's see what else I can ramble about... I had a girls night on Sunday with some of my high school classmates to plan our ten year high school reunion! Craziness!!! Time FLIES by in a flash. We had such a great time catching up and planning things. We're shooting for about six months out and I hope it turns out epic!

I guess that's all of the happenings that have been going on. Now, I must venture to the break room to seek more COFFEE because it's still early. *yawn*

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Monday was the great Dr. Seuss' birthday! What a cool dude he was. I'm obsessed with his creative books, cooky rhymes, and unique characters.
CDC's school was celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday by letting the kids dress up as a character from one of his books. They were supposed to dress up on Monday, but guess what? We were out of school Monday and Tuesday due to a horrific ICE storm. Yes ICE, remember we never get snow... So, all of us parents agreed we would send our kids to school dressed up on Wednesday. We spent money on their outfits and the kids were excited about their costumes all weekend, so we figured it couldn't hurt to send them dressed up on Wed. :)
My girl chose Cindy Lou Who, whom I absolutely adore! She's precious and CDC made the PERFECT little Who!
I used a red curtain that I found on sale at Target for her cape. They were two for $4.98 on the sale rack! Heck yeah. I don't know that I will use the curtains in my home, but hey, I have the option if I ever decide to. And for her hair, I sectioned off the top part from the bottom, then sectioned that into 3 smaller sections and teased it to the moon, then I put a small sippy cup(the bottom part) in between the sections of hair. Then, pulled the hair up and around the cup and secured with a pony tail holder. I wanted to curl the remaining pieces at the top, but I ran out of time, so I looped them around and secured into place with bobby pins. And for the bottom, I parted and braided each side with a pipe cleaner tied in to help the braids stand up. Then pinned them to her head.
CDC was so giddy and LOVED her hair! I think she and all of her friends had a great day. :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Go-To Snack and Progress

Dark Chocolate Almond Milk and Plain Greek Yogurt with fresh strawberries, dark Chocolate chips and a drizzle of honey! 

Ohmigosh, the almond milk is divine! I am absolutely obsessed with this stuff! Literally, I drink it at breakfast, after diner and for a snack. Sigh... It's ridiculously addictive. And the yogurt isn't bad itself, but I'm not as partial to it. I could live without it, buuut I'm not gonna because it makes for a perfect treat. 

I've been eating really clean and healthy and kicking my own a$$ working out and  finally feeling some progress. I haven't weighed myself (because I just can't go there), but I can tell my clothes are fitting better and my overall muscle tone is changing. I love seeing results! :)

Let It Go

I have yet to see Frozen in the theaters, but my girls have seen it and of course, love it!

It's kind of a big deal right now. We haven't seen Disney Princess success in the theaters like this since the classics, such as Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. And that was when I was just a child!  I'm all for it. I love Disney movies and everything Princess. I think they give children and especially little girls such confidence and the ability to dream as big as the sky! My CRC is epitome of a Disney Princess fanatic and lover. She thinks she IS a "True Princess" and loves all things girly, magical, glittery, sparkly, etc... She makes my inner child and my imagination come to life just watching her.

This post though is not meant to be all about the movie Frozen, but rather about the title track "Let it Go." I am a grown adult and this song hits home for me. To children, it's an awesome, catchy, stuck-in-your-head kind of tune, but to me, the words mean much more.


Couldn't keep it in, Heaven knows I tried.
Don't let them in, don't let them see.
Be the good girl you always have to be.
Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know.

Let it go, let it go!
Can't hold it back any more.
Let it go, let it go!
Turn away and slam the door.
I don't care what they're going to say.
Let the storm rage on.
The cold never bothered me anyway

My power flurries through the air into the ground.
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I'm never going back; the past is in the past!

Let it go, let it go.
And I'll rise like the break of dawn.
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Here I stand, in the light of day.


That's not the entire song, but it's those few verses and, of course, the chorus that spoke to me. I may be interpreting it incorrectly, but I think that is the beauty of music, everyone can interpret something completely different and unique to themselves and it can still be correct.

To me, this song... these verses, the chorus, speaks to me in that, I find myself trying to be so perfect on the outside. I try so hard to be the image that I think people expect of me. I want to look picture perfect at all times, I want my house to be squeaky, spotless clean, I want my children to be Beaver Cleaver beautiful children with the best manners. I want to do every Pinterest project and recipe that I Pin to ensure that I am the number 1, best, most awesome mom, {wife}, and overall woman. Ultimately, those feelings lead to failure. I can never be perfect at every thing, but by darn, I try...and in turn, I end up trying too hard. It's never going to happen. So this song, to me, lets me know that it is OK to "Let it Go." It's OK to just be me and love being just me.
I have more fun on the days that I know nobody is watching and nobody is comparing notes. I love the days when I can just sit in the floor with my kids and make a huge mess in our pajamas and messy hair and no one will ever see or judge us. My house may not be clean, my hair may look like a train wreck, and my kids may have sticky, ice cream faces, but in those moments, I smile because I was able to "Let it Go" and just be.


Full song lyrics shown below. Love it!

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation, and it looks like I’m the Queen
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I've tried

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well now they know

Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don’t care
What they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on, the cold never bothered me anyway

It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all

It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry
Here I stand
And here I stay
Let the storm rage on

My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I’m never going back,
The past is in the past

Let it go, let it go
And I'll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Here I stand in the light of day
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway