Jun 1, 2011

My little Bro has finally opened the doors his future...

his dream of opening his own cycle shop has become his reality


Congrats, TYrannosaurusrex!

...and they got some love from DailyCandy.com, Golden Saddle Cyclery.

May 6, 2011

a Day of Perspective

I have been having a bad day, or lets just say week, cause what is the use of lying. Nothing has gone wrong, but I am just struggling. I am miserably tired from my late night dates with William, the girls have cabin fever like never before because every time we step outside the sun hides behind a cloud that decided he hates me so much he will spit all over me and my girls (..oh, I have to find a new generic terms for the offspring don't I). Anywho, to top it off my body has decided that I obviously handle motherhood so well, that despite the fact sweet William is only 6 weeks old we should start the womanhood process again. YIPPEE!

So with all said I was talking to a friend about how miserable I was feeling and she wisely said, "Mia here is a bit of perspective for ya. My friend went to her Ob apt on Wed. and the doc said everything looks great, your baby should be here anytime (seeing as she was 38 weeks along). She took her other kids to the zoo yesterday, and by the end of the afternoon was nervous because she hadn't been able to feel the baby in a while. So she rushed over to the OB where later it was confirmed by ultrasound that her sweet jewel was gone. Just like that. It was gone. She is currently in labor to deliver the body." I haven't really moved from the computer where I was when I was talking to my girlfriend. I decided to cheer me up I would check some blogs I love. I came across this. For those who don't have the moment I suggest you find it. And it all brings me back to our sweet niece who you can remember here.

Its funny how quickly we can forget our sorrow when we open our hearts to others. My heart breaks for anyone who has lost anyone they love, especially mothers and fathers, husbands and wives. My tears fall for them and those I have lost and still love. I am only rescued by the knowledge I have in Heavenly Father, His gospel and my faith of it all. My day, my week, does not seem so bad anymore. How about yours...

Apr 22, 2011

Am I a Rainchecker?....NO!

Okay, so I have used and abused coupons for at least the last 4-5 years in a way that is beneficial and profitable for my family. I enjoy finding a great deal and the magic little numbers that I can create at the end of my grocery bill. You could call me anal (all my coupons are categorized in alphabetically order of course) but I am NOT crazy. I am not TLC worthy (although I have to admit I have seen a few of the episodes) but I do put a little time and effort into it. What is the point of this you may be asking yourself...are you trying to get nominated for the show (Please DON'T, I'm not that good and don't care even 1/2 as much as they do). The point is that this show (and I am sure the others that will start appearing soon) and all these wonderful blogs that have sprung up (which I actually really do enjoy; my favs. being The Coupon Project, Fabulously Frugal, and Queen Bee) have created a new sub-culture of crazy couponers.



Well all you newbies can I give you one piece of advice: WE DON'T ALL NEED A STOCKPILE OF TOOTHPASTE THAT FILLS AN ENTIRE ROOM IN YOUR BASEMENT! YOU DON'T NEED TO BUY EVERY BOX OF DISH DETERGENT AND EVERY BOTTLE OF TOILET CLEANER. YOU COULD BE COURTEOUS AND LEAVE EVEN ONE ON THE SHELF FOR THE NEXT PERSON.


I mean really, just because it is a good deal does not mean that you have to be the only person to benefit from it. Take a what your family requires and two more for you storage program and leave the rest. Allow someone else, who's entire budget runs and depends on the use of coupons, to benefit from their hard work too. I don't spend 40 hours a week on coupons but IT IS part of my job as the CEO if my family to spend the money my hubbie works so hard for wisely - and that means getting everything I can for each penny. GIVE ME BACK MY PENNIES PEOPLE! Okay I am yelling now but I am very upset. The last 2 months have been horrible at the stores, they are out of everything by Tuesday. Tonight I went to a favorite store for household items, and the lady literally Rainchecked my ad. Seriously people she Rainchecked my ad because she said it would take the whole rest of her shift to write me out the Rainchecks that I needed. MY AD, she wrote the word Raincheck all over it! (Which was wonderfully kind of her, I should ad). My point is this, lets all be kind and decent to one another. Is that too much to ask for? Take what you need and one or two extra and leave the rest. I and a couponer not a rainchecker, I COLLECT COUPONS NOT RAINCHECKS!

Apr 15, 2011

will.I.am

We wanted to share with you the first moments of Williams life. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Mar 22, 2011

Today: March 22, 2011

Today is the day. It is always weird to me to think that I will have a brand new child in my arms by the end of a particular day. I have to say that I am a bit disappointed that this little man, as well as all of his sisters, could not find the exit on their own. I have always wanted for everything to go on its own (and trust me have we tried to make that happen each time). But, that apparently is not the way for our family.

We waited 9.5 days for sweet Ansley. Miranda made a valiant effort then decided that the reality of that effort was to much for her so she snuck back up into my ribs and by the end of the week was under enough "stress" that we gave her a gentle nudge. Ellie jumped the gun by 8 weeks to which we said 'not a chance.' She has never been one who likes to be scolded and she is slightly stubborn, so she too then refused to make an entrance when the time was right; her nudge was not as gentle as Mirandas'. And now little William. We have waited, he has attempted and either failed or changed his mind, and now we are done. I am "on call" today, waiting for my last induction. Hopefully the call will come after 12:00pm so that Gary has a chance to make it to the birth of his son. My parents arrived over the weekend, so if all goes to plan my mom will hang with me at the hospital till Gary gets there and then she is welcome to stay or leave at that point.

So say what you will about having patience and waiting till nature takes its course or paying out the ying-yang to hire someone for the day so Gary can be there from start to finish. One thing I have learned in life is that plans never go exactly how you wish them. Faith is having the courage and desire to walk into the darkness and wait for the light that you know Heavenly Father will provide. Today we are taking that step for the fourth time and tonight (hopefully) when it is all said and done, in that light WE will be holding our SON.

So here we go...

Jan 11, 2011

Okay so I am not a huge fan of all these "things" that clutter up the edges of blog pages but I have hit the nesting stage and the stage where people turn to stare at my large stomach as I walk...well pretty much anywhere. People keep asking how far along I am or 'how much longer do you have?' I feel like a dork when I pull out my fingers and start to think. So I figured I would join the masses for the next ten weeks so that I have one less thing to think about. So here it is.


Perhaps this will help me check my blog more too. 2 birds 1 stone, YAHOOO!

Oh, and just for my bestest of friends, who I hope to make pee their pants in the next sentence, here is a little Mia humor for ya.
P.S. Thanks for sticking around while I am prego it means a lot to me!

*****In officially 10 more weeks this little leach will have to learn how to survive on his own and I will finally get my body and hopefully good sense back! *****