Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


So, I don't always see eye to eye with my mom but at the end of the day she is an amazing mom and I love her dearly. She has taught me so much through out my life and counties to do so. She has also become a super grandma to my beautiful little girls.

As I hang my mother's day gift up in my kitchen today, I am reminded of all our laughter and memories of love. I hope we have many more.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Hubbins and I are sorting through our basement this weekend. It's a project we've been talking about tackling since we moved in two years ago. So as you can imagine its only gotten worse and resembles a minor case of hoarders. But I've finally convinced him it's time to get started.

As we go through boxes, I find myself floating through memories of the past. I am whisked back in time to break ups, family fights, proms, wild times, and lots of laughter. You can't escape your past. I've learned that lately. All you can do is learn from it and grow

I've also discovered that what once was the most important thing in my life. Things that I needed more than anything. Well it's all irrelevant now. Because the only life altering moments, the only 100% can't live withouts center around my girls, around my marriage and around my little family. I love my great big loud family but my past, my memories, only encourage me to make a better future.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Is it fall yet?

August is just around the corner which means fall will be here soon! I love the fall it's the best time of the year(I think so anyway). The smells of fresh baking, the colors, the crisp evening rocks and the excitement of the holiday seasons to come. This year I will be a stay at home mom and able to do fun crafts with the girls, go to various fall events, and decorate. I also will be baking with my girls and starting new traditions. I find so much promise in the fall.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Girl Time

One of my favorite time of the day is getting ready to go. The girls and I gather into the bathroom and have some good ole fashion girl time. It's truly one of the best parts of having two beautiful little girls. The bathroom is filled with laughter and girl talk...well, the toddler version of girl talk. Today I learn that Ladybug now has a prince who helps her and the dragons on so many adventures. I discover that Jozy Giraffe wants to be a super hero. We sing silly songs and giggle over crazy hair.
Girl time is so special and sacred for me. It's something I hope we do for a long time. As they get older we will talk about school, boys, friends, and everything else. I hope that these moments lay the ground work for them to be able to come to me with any secrets. And of course, I love teaching them about style, hair and make-up. It's one of the many great things about being a mommy of blondes with redhead attitudes!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Puppy, New Me

So, the last few weeks have been a see-saw of emotion for me. I have days were I am soring through the air and feel on top of the world. But like a see-saw I eventually fall back down to earth. I am working through some family dramas, some past complications and some personal wars. However, I know that with the wonderful support group I have things will be ok.

I've started walking in the mornings before my hubbins goes to work. It's the most wonderful way to start my days. I get to clear my head, distress, and get a good exercise in! I'm hoping to start the couch to 5k next week but want to get in the swing of walking first. On top of that I am eating better.....or at least trying to. I find that I tend to not get enough nutrients when I focus on losing weight. This is by far my biggest down fall. The first step in admittance, right?

So exciting news! We have a brand new member. An adorable little puppy named Chase (Chaser). I love him! He makes the best walking companion and knows just when I need a little extra snuggles. Plus, for the most part he is great with our two rowdy lil girls. Ladybug thinks she can carry him all over the house and just loves to love on him. Where Jozy Giraffe is a little more stand offish at times but she is getting there. Chaser thinks Jozy is another puppy he can play with and chew on. Jozy thinks he is a mean biting machine. I'm hoping soon they will find a happy medium but only time will tell.

Though life as a mom is great these days. Even when both girls are in full redhead mode. For two very blonde little girls they certainly have their mama's redhead personality. But it makes life interesting because there is NEVER a dull moment around here. Aidan turns 4years old in exactly three months. It breaks my heart to think she in now a little girl not a baby or a toddler....But a little girl! I love watching her grow up and I cant wait to see what kind of lady she will be. I can wait though. I don't know why 4 is so hard for me. Maybe its because that's the age she can start school, she no longer wears baby clothes, and she can be part of all these other activities. I'm super excited about her birthday party though.We will be having a Pumpkin Patch Party! Ladybug loves pumpkins and fall. Which makes an October birthday perfect for her! I do love throwing them birthday parties and celebrating all of their accomplishments for the year!
Ladybug and Chase playing
Ladybug w/ Daddy when she was a week old and on Father's day 2012

It's so strange to see how much time has gone by but that's life, isn't it? So for now I am going to focus on the good memories and making as many of those as possible! 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A different direction

Thinking I might have to start over. This blog isn't really going where I want it to. Yes, getting fit is a priority but being a mom and raising my girls is my number one. I love being a mom; its my dream job actually. I feel sad a depressed when I am away from them and like I could fly to the moon when with them. That being said, everyday is an adventure, a busy crazy full of insanity adventure. My girls have the most beautiful blond curly hair and their mommy's redhead attitude problem. They are full of feisty stubbornness. So, I want this blog to be about life; my life.

This week has been full of ups and downs. There is this major choice hanging over my head. My dad and step-mom moved back and I'm dealing with giving up caffeine. So needless to say, my emotions have been on a see-saw. They go way up in the air where I can feel the wind rushing through my hair. And then I fall back down urgently pushing off so I can soar again. I suppose if I dealt with the unresolved issues I would feel more leveled out, but that's not how I roll.

So, my good friend has offered me a job working for her. It sounds great. A nice change and not overly demanding. I would still work a few hours each week and primarily be a stay at home mommy. However, I know this job, and I know that its not what it seems. This could easily turn into a very demanding situation with a ton of hours and a crazy work load. Am I up for that? Is that even something I want? I believe I can handle it and do pretty good with it. But I so don't want the extra responsibility. My hubbins and I worked very hard to get me home with the girls. I don't want to give that up, ever! Though, it would be nice to have a change of pace and do something out of my comfort zone. The biggest kicker and what makes this so hard is she's my good friend. I really value our friendship and the easiness of it. I don't want to ruin that friendship. And working together could easily make it go south fast. Any advice would be oh so helpful!!!!

The lack of caffeine is a recipe for disaster! I did really good the first week but now its making me cranky and bitchy giving it up. My poor husband has taken the brunt of it though. Thankfully he is understanding and so supportive of my weight loss goals. He supports me completely and helps keep me on track.

On a bright side tomorrow, well now actually, is the fourth of July. I am so thankful for all our troops who have given and continue to keep my freedoms. It will be so nice to celebrate with my little family and just relax. Parade, shopping, fish fry with friends and then fireworks!!!! I am so excited and will post pictures later this week! Probably after the kiddos and I arrive safely at my mom's house on the 5th!!!!

So, if you read this please comment. Tell me what you want to hear more about. And the next time I hope to add stories of my life as mommy and the adventure to YAYA'S!!!!!