Monday, September 24, 2012

My official notice

For as long as I can remember, I've always worked. Sometimes part time, sometimes full. Since 2008, I have been working full time. My sweet BamBam, was born April 10th of that year and on May 26th, I went back to work full time and have been working so ever since. Even when we moved here to Texas back in 2010. In these past 4 years, my husband attended college full time to pursue his degree. Long story short, about a month and a half ago while talking to a fellow rugby player, he got to talking about what he did when he was still in the Air Force. Which then resulted in a referral to a very reputable data center here in Austin. He bypassed the normal hiring process and was interviewed right away. Last Wednesday (the 19th) they finally made him an offer that he couldn't refuse! (teehee LOL) So on September 20th, I gave notice to my job. Yup that's right!!! As of October 1st I will be a full time STAY AT HOME mom and wife. WOW! I am excited, and nervous, and sad, and nervous. I can't believe how emotional I am about the whole thing.

Help me! LOL!

Monday, September 17, 2012

I Love Me Monday - Up close

This was taken a week ago after a wedding reception that Big Daddy and I went to. Lighting is bad and I hate that you can't see my makeup...blame dancing.
Now onto the questions...

1. Do you enjoy wearing dresses? I actually do! I wish I owned more of them.
2. What's your favorite thing about fall? If I say football that would be so cliche but seriously...yes football because my mini barbarians will be playing this year. Oh and rugby for Big Daddy starts in the fall too. Oh and my wedding anniversary ;-)
3. Favorite sex position? Definitely from the back, doggy style :-D But not "in" the butt...ouch.  

Alrighty then. That last one...SUPER T.M.I. I know LOL!! But hey, y'all wanted to know more about me right? LOL Link up with Rockin' Mama...NOW.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

D.I.M. = Bling Jar

Last week, after perusing pinterest, my inner crafter/DIYer was bursting to come out. This resulted in a super easy, super fun craft...

It started with a clean Hellman's jar.

 And with some E600 and "bling" (flatback gems) I turned it into this...

Yay me! Took me no time at all! And I love how it turned out. There will be more blinging in my future (and yes that is a verb) I can just tell. Don't you just LOVE pinterest?! 

Have you been crafty lately? Show me what you've done so maybe I can do it too :-)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fitness Friday 5 - My Goals

Instead of going on and on about how important it is to set real and attainable goals for yourself regarding your fitness, I thought I would share with you 2 of my fitness goals...

1. Run in the Zooma Austin 5k next year (March 23, 2013)

2. Run in the Cap10k next year (April 7, 2013)

I am NOT a runner. If you follow my fitness/beauty blog you know that I do not like running at all. I want to up my cardio and lose my love handles and I know one of the BEST cardio workouts IS running. A friend of mine is a marathon runner. She told me that she HATED running when she first started doing it. She said her biggest mistake was thinking that she was just going to be able to do it. Just run. No training or other types of preparing like finding the right shoes...just start running. So she ran...and got hurt. It wasn't fun, she didn't know what she was doing or even why she even wanted to run. So she got with a runner friend of hers who told her to pick a race and start training for it...slow and steady pace. And thats what she told me. I have fun with all my other workouts so why not make running fun too by training for a race. Big Daddy bought me a great pair of shoes for my birthday so I have good shoes to start running with...OMG...I think I may be getting excited LOL. I'm starting slow. Walking, then jogging, then running. I can do this. I don't want to place first in any of the races. I just want to have fun. 

If you want to see more fitness stuff from me check out my fitness blog Workin It.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Little barbarians back to school - Week 1

Last week, kids from all over went back to school. Including my little barbarians (yes I've been calling them "the dudes" for so long...but a friend of ours started calling Big Daddy "the barbarian" and now we're all barbarians LOL).
Week 1 is now over...bring on the homework!


BamBam's first day of school EVER!

It was Big Daddy's first day back too

So excited for the first day that they woke up early and finished breakfast early so they got to watch some PBSkids before we left.

Finding his name 

Settling in to color

The hardest thing was leaving BamBam in his class. First day of school for the little guy...yes I cried. Y'all know I'm a wuss. The 2nd hardest thing was knowing that he would be catching the school bus home. You see, pre-k in our new school district is "half day" which is from 7:45am to 10:45am. GAH! And at the advice of the teacher, he should ride the bus home on the first day instead of us picking him up. I was on edge all morning. I even walked to the bus stop a bit early...

My big guy! I got all teary eyed again as I watched him come off the bus and almost lost it when he ran into my arms. Sheesh...thank goodness he's the last one HA!

A successful first week dontcha think? ;-)
See ya next week!