Mommy Tag

20 Questions Mom Tag:
1. Are you a stay-at-home mom or working mom? I work twice a week at a law office and I stay home the rest of the time.
2. Would you have it any other way? I love being able to be with my baby and take him to his different activities. I love witnesses all of his first and just spending one on one time with him. I love my job and the people I work with. They have definitely been there for me when I needed them. I am not a place right now to work full time, though.
3. Do you co-sleep? Anthony is never able to fall asleep with both of us in the bed. If it is just me, yes he can. It takes him FOREVER to fall asleep!! He knows he sleeps in his own bed like a big boy with his baby.
4. One must have gear for baby?  One must have for a baby is the stroller. Anthony has recently begun hating the stroller. He tells me he will walk right next to me. That is until he sees a bug on the ground that he wants to possibly eat. Then all bets are off. We bought the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller before he was born. It is such a good stroller. We love it. So it is key that we get Anthony to sit in his stroller.
5. How many kids do you plan on having? I want one more GIRL 🙂
6. Date night – how many nights (or day) per month? When we go out on a date, he spends the night my mom. She takes him about once a week. We will only go out maybe once a month.
7. Your child’s favorite show? Anthony loves anything having to do with “Choo Choo’s” or “Dinosaurs”.
8. Name one thing you bought before you had baby that you never ended up using.   Baby designer clothes is something that you should not bother to buy. That onsie that you bought for more than your power bill, will be thrown up on, pooped on or peed on. It is not a maybe it will happen, it will!! I’m not saying buy the cheapest of clothes, but don’t waste your money on such expensive clothing until they are older.
9. Child’s favorite food? Anthony’s favorite food right now are eggs. He usually eats them hard boiled or scrambled, but we found out last night that he likes them sunny side up too!
10. How many cars does your family have? We have two cars. I have a Mazda and my fiancé has an Infiniti. I just sold my Pathfinder so I could get a car with better gas mileage. I miss my baby!!!! It’s sad how attached you get to cars, huh?
11. Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now? I gained about 30lbs with my son. I did not get too big with him until the last couple of weeks. I was able to go back to my pre-pregnancy weight.
12. Dream vacation w/your kiddos? I REALLY want to go to Hawaii as a family. I have always wanted to go there. It looks beyond beautiful and we would love it.
13. Dream vacation without your kiddos? I honestly would go anywhere. It would be nice to get away with my hubby for a bit.
14. How has your life changed since your baby has been born? The number one thing that has changed in my life since my son has been born, is the amount of hours I sleep. I used to get maybe 7 -8 hours of sleep before.  Lately, my son has been getting up like twice a night. OMG!!! It’s hard, but my body has conformed to it, sadly. Another thing that has changed is that we can’t just leave whenever and stay out for however long. Everything is on a schedule now and it revolves around that little boy.
15. Finish the sentence…it makes my heart melt to see _________.  “Anthony telling me mommy you look pretty!” He is too sweet.
16. Where do you shop for kid(s)?  I seriously am addicted to shopping for Anthony. I swear, he can never have enough clothes. The past few weeks, I have been doing a lot of online shopping. I never was a big fan of it, because I never tried it. It is sooooooooo much easier to look click the check out button then to stand in line and check out with a screaming toddler trying to push over a mannequin. Anyways!! Back to the question. My favorite stores, as of now, are Crazy 8, The Children’s Place, and Gymboree. Whenever I go to a store, I am always sure to look at the Clearance items. I have gotten really good deals from that.
17. Favorite make up? I love Maybelline and Mac. I put on my make up for work and if we go out somewhere, but usually I am at home with no make up. Trust me, no one wants to see that!!!
18. Huggies diaper jeans? yay or nay?  This is actually the first time that I have ever heard of these diaper jeans and I am NOT a fan. I think those are the ugliest things ever.
19. Have you always wanted kids? HECK YES!!
20. Best part of being a mom? Best part of being a mom is hearing when your child says “I love you” or “You ok mama”. I, personally, feel like sometimes I can seriously rip out my hair from exhaustion and frustration. But, it is that one moment that they show how much they love and care for you, that the sleepless nights and long days, are totally worth it.

All The Photos…

If you go through the all of the photos in my phone, you will see that they are almost all of Anthony. I seriously can’t stop taking pictures of everything he does. Then for each picture, I have maybe 3 or 4 copies for some weird reason. When he does something that I think is cute (Which is every second of the day), I tell him to “STAY JUST LIKE THAT. Of course he doesn’t understand that. I can always seem to get a, we call them “say cheese” picture. Those are the phony and pre-planned smiles! haha Those are great. They are not the real emotion  and happiness that you can see in a picture snapped at the right moment, but they have to work sometimes. So, back to the all of the pictures being of Anthony in my phone. I have my days when I feel decent looking and I’ll take a so called “selfie”, but usually it is of Anthony. Go back to the days before my son. My phone was full of pictures of myself and my fiancé. Having children sure change everything and for the better!

Anthony’s dinner

For dinner, I made spaghetti with homemade meatballs. Instead of using ground beef, I used the Jimmy Dean sausage and it was a hit! My fiancé and my son both loved it. If Anthony decides something is actually good that I make, it was successful cooking and I will be making that again. Downside to that, if he eats a lot of something one time, he most likely won’t touch it next time. Oh, the wonders of a toddler. Anyways, back to this dinner. I put some garlic bread on the side and Anthony chose a banana. I highly recommend making your own meatballs! They turn out so much better than buying them. Plus, you can thrown different things in the midst of you putting them together 🙂


Toddler in Karate

My son just started karate last week. It is by far the cutest thing that I have ever watched in my life! He has a gi and a white belt. Every ten classes that he attends, he gets a yellow stripe on his belt. It is so exciting to me that he can do different activities. It’s ridiculous how much joy watching your child have a lot of fun can bring to a parent. Good idea on keeping the class 30 minutes long because the instructor can barely keep their attention for that long. Most of the time, they play games, but they try to throw some beginner karate in there. I really hope Anthony continues to love karate and it is a nice little way to get all of his energy out! haha 🙂 Karate

Being a Strong Person

The reason I started this blog was to share about my life and also so I can share my feelings and not have the negative feedback. I haven’t posted something in a few weeks so it’s time to get going again. The past several months, my family has been going through some changes. I don’t want to get into details, but not all the changes are good. My fiancé and my son are all good. It has nothing to do with our relationship. It’s hard to be so used to the life you live, and for it to be just ripped from you is overwhelming. People take their lives for granted. I know I did. I got so used to our every day routines and didn’t take the time to appreciate everything. When something negative impacts your life, you definitely take a look at your life and how much you love it. You would do anything and everything to protect it. I am a mom, fiance, employee, student, daughter, granddaughter, friend, plus many more. It it so hard to try and be the strong role model that mothers need to be. The mothers are what keep a family happy and together. When the mother falls apart, what happens? I am lucky enough to have my family and friends to be their for me. But sometimes they are too much and I don’t want to hear what they say. I know before the situation that we are in, I was a very judgmental person. I still am in a way with certain things. It’s hard not to be sometimes. I hate when people think they know everything when in fact they don’t know anything. People have opinions about stuff they do not know about. They just think they are so smart. Little do they know, the comments they make or write, hurt. I know you should not let it get to you and you need to let it go. But let’s be honest, sometimes you want to be able to punch them right in the face as hard as you can. It’s hard to not let things bother you. It goes back to being the strong mommy. My son is 2 1/2 and definitely knows when I am sad. He is the reason that I stay positive and am happy.

My 3 Other Babies

Does anyone else have a bed that looks like this at night?!  This is how my bed is every night. I have my smaller dog, Tinkerbell, who sleeps under the covers, at the end of bed by my feet. My bigger dog, Gus, I at the other side, at the end. Then my cat, Bella, is in the middle of them at the end. No matter what is done, they take over the bed. We never have room to move! BUTTTTTT…if even one of them is not on the bed, I get sad and go get them! They are my babies. Good thing we have a huge bed!!! 🙂


Crockpot Taco Soup

Today is the 1st day of the Oregon Ducks football game! I put in the crockpot all day (and yes it smells amazing) this taco soup recipe. It came out so good!


1/2 lb of hamburger (I prefer to use turkey)
1/2 onion diced
1 tbsp taco seasoning
1/2 c taco sauce
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can black beans
1 can tomato sauce
1 1/2 c tomato juice
1 can corn

Optional Topping: Sour cream, shredded cheese, tortilla chips

1. Brown the meat, diced onion and taco seasoning over median heat.
2. Drain and transfer to a slow cooker.
3. Add the remaining ingredients into the slow cooker (except the corn). Stir everything together.
4. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
5. Add the corn in the last 45 min of cooking. Add extra tomato juice if the soup is too thick.
6. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortilla chips.

This is really yummy and a family hit!! I will make this again for sure 😀

T-ball Fun


We bought Anthony a t-ball set tonight and he is in love with it. I can’t believe how fast he catches on. I can’t wait until I can sign him up for sports 🙂 He was signed up for an indoor soccer class but the class for his age group was too baby for him. Once he turns 3 in January, we have more options. My boy is so silly. It feels like yesterday he needed me for every last thing and now he wants to do everything himself. He’s growing into such a good boy.

My Best Friend

USSSSYes we are crazy and crazy in love! He is the one person who can make me feel better in any situation. We have been together for 6 years and we are going stronger. He is the BEST daddy ever. I could’ve of been a better person to build a family with.