Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A bump in the road

So it looks like it might not be possible for us to buy a house this year like we'd hoped. Brian is pretty dissapointed about it. For some reason I'm not so much. And this is coming from the girl who freaked out over EVERYTHING that didn't go right yesterday lol. Today I am especially calm about everything.

But anyways, we'll just have to find somewhere to rent again this next year. Stupid mortgage rules make you have to have credit and be paying on some sort of loan for over 3 years. Well were young..we've barely had credit that long. But its ok. I feel like its just God's way of saying I have something better in store for ya'll. Its always worked out that way in the past. Everytime I was dissapointed about something not going the way I wanted...something better always worked itself out. :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Why do I cloth diaper?

I've been asked this plenty of times. And I feel like a lot of people don't understand cding. So I thought I'd explain why I do it.

1. To save money

This is how I got Brian on board. We were going through $20 boxes of disposables in less than 2 weeks. And when you only get paid every two weeks its not fun having to scrap up change to buy more diapers for your kid. Now that we use cloth, I use one disposable a day. At night. We bought a box of 96 pampers diapers about a month ago and I still have about 15 diapers from that box left.

Now it is a little cost consuming to start up using cloth. But it can also be super cheap. Prefold and covers (like the old fashioned cding) are the cheapest route. All-in-One diapers and pocket diapers (both very similar to disposables) can get a little pricy but they are the simplest route and you can make up the money you spent by not having to buy sposies.

2. To help the earth!!

Heck why not!  We live on this earth, might as well make it the best we can. It take 550 years for ONE disposable diaper to decompose! Gracious! And think about how many diapers just one baby uses the first year of his/her life!

3. Cloth diapers are cute!

Hehe  they are much cuter than disposables! And there are sooo many varieties of diapers. It makes it fun!

So anyways, those are the main reason I cloth diaper. At first I was worried I wouldn't like it and it would be more work, but its really not at all and I LOVE doing it now. People complain about the poopy diapers and everything. While its not that fun, its no messier than changing a poopy disposable. I really believe that cloth is the best way to diaper and I want to educate others on the benefits of it. A lot of people think of cloth diapering as pins and prefolds and plastic pants. Its so not even like that anymore. The majority of the cloth diapers now work the exact same way as just don't throw them away!

If anyone has any questions about cloth or might be interested in starting up with cloth diapers..please contact me and I can help you get started! Its definately worth it!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Time to get down to Business!!

So we are back from our little mini vacation. It was lovely. Noah was an angel and enjoyed himself just as much as we did. The weather was perfect too. It was a great time away.

Now we are home and its time to get back to business! Sunday is my Avon party. I'm really hoping I can make some money and get some new customers. It would be awesome if I could be a top seller this campaign!

Then school starts Monday. I have to leave my sweet boy for about 5 hrs a day. Mon-Thurs. :( Its going to be hard. I'm so scared he's going to become a complete daddy's boy and forget about his mama. But I know I must do it and if I just get it overwith I will be done by fall. Thank goodness!

And now its total wedding planning extreme! We have just over a month and still lots to do! Hopefully I can get it all figured out in time and school won't mess me up with that!

So I leave you with some pictures from our trip! Keep me and the boys in your prayers while we go through this super busy next few months! If I'm not around as much...thats why. :/

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Found a new fav!

I found a new favorite cloth diaper! Its called the best bottom diapers by Nicki's Diapers. I love them cuz they are super trim and super cute! And I've had Noah in them overnight without any leaks! They are awesome and very affordable too! I highly suggest you check them out if you cloth diaper!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Going to the Beach!!

We are going to the beach! Whooo hoooo! I talked Brian into taking a mini vaca to Myrtle Beach! So Tues through Thurs we will be at the beach! Sooo if I am MIA..I apologize. Although I am bringing my laptop, I hope I'm too busy having fun to actually get on it! haha

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Look

If your a young've gotten the look. You know what I'm talking about. The "I wonder if she's married or I wonder if she's in school still or wow she is too young to have a kid" Look. Yes I'm talking about that one. I've gotten it before...and it drives me bonkers.

SO just fyi for those of you who think I'm too young to have a kid, or that since I am young I probably don't know as much as an older mama would....I'm sorry to say you are sadly mistaken.

I may be only 22 and still in college. But I know what I'm doing when it comes to raising my son. I am educated and I have read many books and articles etc on how to take care of babies/children. And besides all that , I'm his mother. I know whats best for him. Regardless of how old I am. Now these young mothers who pawn their babies off on their family members and go out and do what they want..they give us good young mothers a bad name. But I assure you..I'm not one of them.

Sooooo think before you stop to look at a young mama. Because most likely you don't know her or her situation. So don't judge. More than likely she is doing the best she can for herself and her child. And who knows..she might know more than you when it comes to raising a baby. ;)

Friday, March 19, 2010


Sorry I've been missing the past few days. I've been extremely busy. I finally picked up my wedding dress. Yay! And received my reception dress. AND got my hair did  haha. AND we booked Noah's bday party! Whoo hoo got lots done!

A few things have gone down that have had me worried about this wedding. But hey, nobody can have a perfect wedding, with perfectly easy wedding planning. There's bound to be bumps in the road. I've decided to just let them go and keep moving forward. 

So all is well and I leave you with some pics. :)
Wedding hair

Family pic

My boys ♥

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Take Back Tuesday and then some...

Here I am at my baby shower 4 days before Noah was born!!

And in other news- little man once again has a double ear infection. Poor guy was up till 2am last night. We got him some meds today though so hopefully he'll be feeling much better in a day or two.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Something you should know if you don't know already!!

If you have kids you know this...if you've had kids and they are still should know you just might not remember. And if you don't have kids you probably don't know this but you should.

I'd say this mostly applies to moms with babies. If you make plans with moms with babies...don't change those plans to a different time at the last minute!! If you say your going to be there or do this or do that at a certain time..stick to that time! You see moms with babies have to go with their babies schedules. And NAPS ARE VERY IMPORTANT. So if they say their baby needs a nap first..don't expect them to just wake their kid up in the middle of their nap just so ya'll can go somewhere at a certain time. Just don't expect the moms to be ready until after their baby has napped...cuz most likely, the mom uses that naptime to get herself ready to go. Cuz its almost impossible to get ready when baby is awake...especially a mobile baby.

Also, don't try to make last min plans with a mama of a baby either. That is very difficult on a mama. See her days are planned out with feedings, and awake time and nap time and what she can get done during nap time, etc. SO if you spring something on her last minute its gonna cause a stir in her whole day and that could be a very bad thing. Seriously.

So please take this advice and use it wisely. Otherwise your gonna see a mama have a huge bitch fit and lose her cool! And believe me, you don't want to to do that!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nickels and dimes!

I am proud to say we are saving/searching to buy our own house!!! Its so exciting! I can't believe how far we have gone in a year. From living with family, barely able to pay for anything, to searching to buy our first house! All in one year! Oh and don't forget becoming parents too haha! Its been a crazy year! So the reason the title of this post is called nickels and dimes is because we are going to start saving every last nickle, dime, and penny for this house! Brian is having money directly deposited into his savings account so we don't even see it and therefore aren't tempted to spend it. And once Noah's bday and the wedding are over, we are literally watching every penny. We really want this and its worth it. So that also mean I gotta finish up my diaper stash and quit buying diapers! Haha! Now that is gonna be hard! Seriously! I'm gonna have to put a picture of a huge house on the fridge to remind myself how bad I want it!! I'm so excited!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What I would do for a pedicure right now!!!

Don't get me wrong. I love my husband and I love my son. But some days..I just wish I had like 2 hrs to myself. No husband, no baby. Just me. Thats why I love getting pedicures. I can just lay there and close my eyes and relax completely. I think I might go get one today lol. With the stress of finals, and wedding planning, and bday the stresses of just everyday life, I feel like I'm beginning to lose it. I am always so tightly wound up and I really REALLY need to unwind. Maybe I can sneak away today and get a pedi...that would  be heaven.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Favorite Song- Untitled Hymn by Chris Rice

I love this song. Read the words...they mean so much. Youtube it too.

Weak and wounded sinner

Lost and left to die

O, raise your head, for love is passing by

Come to Jesus

Come to Jesus

Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden's lifted

And carried far away

And precious blood has washed away the stain, so

Sing to Jesus

Sing to Jesus

Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby

Don't be afraid to crawl

And remember when you walk

Sometimes we

Fall on Jesus

Fall on Jesus

Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely

And steep and filled with pain

So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then

Cry to Jesus

Cry to Jesus

Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over

And music fills the night

And when you can't contain your joy inside, then

Dance for Jesus

Dance for Jesus

Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat

Kiss the world goodbye

Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and

Fly to Jesus

Fly to Jesus

Fly to Jesus and live!

Take Back Tuesday

Before I put up my picture...Just wanted to ask everyone to pray for the family of Layla Grace. She is a little 2 year old girl who has been fighting cancer and lost her battle this morning. She is with Jesus now and pain free. But please keep her family in your prayers. Thanks!

Noah- only 2 months old

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunny Monday!

Its like 70 here! I hope we can get outside and go to the park. We'll see how the day goes! I have to run to the PO to mail some things. Hopefully I can get that done asap and head outside! Here's a sweet pic of Noah I took this morning..just to make you smile!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Laid back Thursday

Today has turned out to be a pretty laid back day. Which is so nice. Cuz I have been so incredibly busy with the wedding, school, birthday party planning, and just being a mom and wife. I feel like I always have a million things to do and never enough time to do it. But I've made myself not worry about the wedding until school is like a week and a half. Then I will worry about all the details of the wedding while I don't have to worry about school. So I've just been chillin gat home today. Got some homework done and some laundry. Other than that, I've been on the couch most of the day. Oh and we did go to breakfast this morning..that was fun! I do have class tonight....but considering thats the only place I HAVE to be today..I think I'm doing pretty well lol.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Take Back Tuesday

I'm gonna try to start this up again. So here goes!

This is me and Noah when he was only 2 weeks old!! So tiny!