Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day...... and to good friends :)

so it's officially Mother's Day :) Quenton got me some yummy stuff from Bath and Body Works, which is probably one of my favourite stores EVER! He made me breakfast and dinner, and let me just relax today. Hazel had a bit of a fever today, so she and I stayed home from Church while Quent went to teach his lesson. He is such a wonderful husband, father, and best friend. He thinks of me first in everything, and always tries to make me feel special. It's been a fabulous day, and I love being a mom to Hazel. Yay for Mother's Day!! :)

I'm really excited to celebrate my mom too, and to mention a few good friends of mine :)
My mom is AMAZING!
My parents at our wedding. SO FUNNY!

hmmmm, do I look like my mom? I hope so!

Me and my parents at my college Convocation

Mom having a little nap with Hazel.

My mom is one of those people who never sits down until everyone is settled and has what they need. She has so much love for her kids and grandkids, and family in general. I'm sure that there hasn't been one time when us girls were all together and we haven't laughed until tears were coming from our eyes! She is such an amazing mom and housewife, and someone whom I hope to be more like. I love you mom!!!

And now for friends. :) I was reading a friend's blog today, and I saw that she put me as one of her favourite mums ever. I can't say how much that touched my heart. When your days start blending together, and you don't spend as much time on yourself because you now have someone else to care for, when you can't remember what you need to put on your "to do" list because there are now so many things to do, when you feel fat and out of shape but hope that no one notices because they're looking at your beautiful baby girl, THAT is when kind words like "one of my favourite mums ever" can bring tears to your eyes and remind you that you're not forgotten amongst the masses of moms, sisters, wives, friends, etc. I wish this friend was a lot closer, because I know that I'd make every effort to visit her as often as I could! She got me thinking of all my dear girlfriends who have meant so much in my life, past and present, and I wish I had enough time and money to see them all. To Jerilyn, Rachel (1 and 2), Meddy, Wendy, Stacey, Stephanie, Amanda, Lanise, Chelsea, Karen, and many others. This post is for you too. :) You are the best sisters, moms, daughters, and friends there are, and you fill my heart with joy. It's really showed me that Heavenly Father knows what I need, who I need, and when I need them. We truly are blessed in this life, whether we recognize it or not. I feel that this Mother's Day isn't just to celebrate moms, but friends, Heavenly parents, and family. What a great day :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011


happy Thursday! I'm happy to say that because it means I know what day of the week it is :) I seem to be more and more absent-minded as of late, and although it can be funny at times, it's starting to be annoying. I can't seem to remember things that used to come second nature; schedules, what I'm making for supper, etc. I've never really been a "list" kind of girl, but I'm starting to concede to the idea. I actually want to be able to schedule out meals, plan which room I'm going to focus on cleaing on which day, and to keep track of my exercise. I've been thinking about it for a little while now, and I think this week will be when it all comes together. :)
I think we've found our new home :) It's in pretty good condition (although we haven't had it inspected yet). We're going to look at a couple more tomorrow, and if they don't beat this one, we're going to make an offer. It's such an exciting time!!! Once we know what's happening, I'll post pictures.
On a sad note, we're going to sell our dogs. :( We're to the point where we don't have much of a choice. We'll miss them tons, and we're hoping to find a place for the two of them together. It's so sad, so I'm not going to say much more about it.

Mother's Day is coming up, and although I got a card last year, I'll be celebrating my first this year! I LOVE being a mom. Hazel is such a great daughter, and I love the relationship we have. I love my own mom and all the things she taught me. We're a lot alike, and because of that we butt heads a lot. :) I think I try to show her how I can handle being a mom, but I find myself calling her for advice on whatever I need at the time. :) She's one of the best housewives, homemakers, mothers, and friends I know. I hope I can be the kind of mom that would make her proud. :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

while she naps.... I'll type a LOOOONG post.

so Hazel is sleeping at the moment, and I thought that maybe I could whip up a little post while I wait for her to wake up. I'm sure I could be doing the dishes, or finishing folding my laundry, but I don't want to.
So Hazel had a wierd day on Friday. She has some eczema on her back and chest, but Friday seemed to be a bit of a flare up and she was super red. :( I think it may have bothered her a bit, but she didn't complain too much. I fed her some dinner around 4:30 (consisting of avocados and some applesauce), and all of a sudden, around 6:30 she started to throw up. :( boo to little girls throwing up. Thankfully she seemed unaware that it was a traumatic experience (for me at least) and was pretty content through it all. She got sick about 5 times from 6:30 until about 10:30-11pm, and then she finally fell asleep. Saturday was a pretty good day, and aside from being exhaused, Hazel was her normal self. I don't know what caused her eczema to flare up, or why she couldn't keep anything down, but I guess as long as she's feeling better now, I won't worry too much about it.
I LOVE SPRING :) It's been spring for about a week or so, but just now I'm really feeling the urge to do some major spring cleaning. I think that'll help out when we get ready to move and hopefully I'll just have to do some light cleaning. Quenton's going to start getting some baseboards ready to put in here, so that'll make this place seem a bit nicer. That's a pretty difficult feat to achieve, but as long as I don't totally hate our place for the next couple months, I'll survive. :)
We're getting pretty excited to buy a house :) We'll be looking tomorrow at a few, and I'm hoping I'll at least like a couple. I'm sure this won't be a quick process, but so far we're enjoying every minute of it! To be able to decorate, paint, and finally make it our house our own will be sooooo nice!
On another note, I'm going to start running tonight. I've been looking forward to this for about a month now, but with Hazel being sick, me getting the flu, and other things coming up it's been a long time coming. I HATE certain parts of my body, and I can't wait to get into better shape. I don't think I've been so excited to run! My goal was to run a 10k this summer, so we'll see if that still happens. I'm more of an evening/night runner, and the last time I ran a 10k during the day I almost DIED. So we'll see how everything turns out. Yay for springing into shape!!
Soooo, on a sad note, we're thinking of selling our dogs. I never thought that we would, but they aren't getting the attention they need, and after an incident a couple weeks ago, I'm nervous about them around Hazel. We had a trainer who would come, but I don't think she understands that I need her to be here more often, just to make sure we're progressing with their training. I mean, that's what we paid her for, right? Anyway, we're 99% sure we'll have to sell them, but you never know what will happen. :( sad day.
Anyway, Hazel is 6 months old, and yesterday she got up on ALL FOURS. What the?!?!? I'm so excited for her to start moving around, but I'm a little nervous about it as well! She is soooo super cute too! We were going to have some family pictures taken last month, but I think it'll happen this month. Then, hopefully I'll have lost a bit of weight, and we can have some nice outside pictures taken by my friend Kim. I'll post some of her that we've taken soon so you can see her cute chubby self :)
So, there's lots happening for our little family, and I am anxious to see things start to come together.
And that's all. :)