My Adventures in Love, Life and Motherhood

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year

I hope everyone had a great New Year's celebration. I had to work until 10:30 then, just came home and we watched the ball drop on TV and then hit the sack! And, to top it off, I'm spending my first weekend of the year hanging with Kadyn, getting some Kadyn/Mommy time! Brian was starting to show the stress from being home with Kadyn so, I sent him to his brother's house for the weekend! Told him he'd better come home with an improved attitude or I was going to kick his butt!! LOL

I have yet to set a New Year's resolution for myself, seems they always fizzle out anyhow. But, I am going to try to scrap/craft more, and get into shape. Brian's also working on the getting into shape thing and I hope it leads to quitting smoking.

He did go back to school at the beginning of December. That was my one stipulation for him getting to stay home when he got laid off in Oct. So, M-F, he and Kadyn both go to school. Kadyn is actually in the day care in the next classroom over but, as far as he's concerned, it's school and he loves it!

Ok, back to hanging with him, we're gonna watch football and run out to the store!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!! :)

Just a quick post to say Happy Mother's Day!! We've just had a nice, relaxing weekend. My mom came yesterday morning and picked up Kadyn. They went yesterday to the California Train Museum to ride the train. I guess it turned out to be National Train Day so, that was a lucky coincidence! Then he spent the night there last night and they brought him home just a bit ago! It was nice to get some alone time but, the house just seems so much fuller with him here!

In other (pretty) happy news, I got a call on Friday from AT&T! They want me to start on the 28th so, I went yesterday and took my drug test and sent the stuff in for my background check. It is a bittersweet thing for me. In order for us to get to a better place, financially, I need to be working. But, I don't want to leave Kadyn either... :( But, it will all work out and that's what is important!

Well, I am off to spend some time with my guys!! Hope all of you Mommies have a great Mother's Day!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sharing some creations!

Hey there!! So, I just got onto a new CT, for Jill D-Zines. It's a hybrid spot so, I'm enjoying it! She creates cutter files so, I get to play with them on my Silhouette! I need to get ink for my printer and then I can print out papers and use the files!! But, here's what I've done so far. It's only been a week!

A treat bag and flowers, using her Bloomers! Digi-Cuts™

A paper layout, using her Curvy-Cuts Digi-Cuts™

I also host the monthly hybrid challenge at Plain Digital Wrapper. Since this month seems to be the true start of Spring here in Reno, and it's Mother's Day, I put together this bouquet for the challenge. Using 2 different flowers, I put them on cut up metal hangars and put them in my own popcorn box template.

I am currently out of ink so, I had to settle for a real paper version but, it all works the same!! If you would like to see how I did it, the challenge is HERE I picked up some other papers and plan on making 3 more of these, using only that second flower, this week, one for each Brain's and my mom, and one for a friend who just moved into her first apartment!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Am I crazy??

So, I joined the Skinny Jeans Challenge with a great group of gals, I'm hoping that having to take pictures of my body every week and own up to what I have done kicks my butt into gear!! I have done really good the last few days, not snacking on anything but non fat yogurt and fresh veggies. I only had one can of soda today and 30 or so ounces of water. Not as much as I should be getting but, it's a step in the right direction, right?? My goal, which may be out of reach is to lose 40-50 pounds by the end of June. It works out to be a little under 5 pounds a week so, if I push, I can do it!
Kadyn and I went for a bit of a walk yesterday but, it got cut short because it started raining. We were going to walk the neighborhood where the streets go up and down but, we only managed a mile and a half, maybe two, half down and half up... Today, we didn't do as much since it was freezing and threatening to rain all day and had started to snow at one point. But, we did go over to the little park across the way and Kadyn climbed and played and we played chase for a bit. Then he passed out around 7:30, I went and took a bath and am now watching Glee! I LOVE this show!! LOL So, I am off to watch it and try to get to bed early so I can get up early tomorrow and go over to the gym and get in a workout before Brian has to go to sleep. Oh, have I mentioned how much I HATE him being on nights?? He goes back on days in June...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New look!

I guess I can just never be satisfied with how my blog looks! LOL But, since Sweet Shoppe has a big sale going, I grabbed some blog wear. And, I am going to grab a few kits that I've been oohing and aahing over while they're cheap. :)

I am currently giving senior Kadyn his bath. In the last few weeks, he has decided that for whatever reason he has to have either Brian or I in the bathroom with him at all times while he is bathing. It doesn't matter if I'm reading or blogging, as long as he can see me! If I leave the room, even to grab a towel right outside the bathroom door,m he gets out and follows me!! LOL I figure he'll get over it soon enough and, it gives me a little extra reading time most nights! But, I'm going to have to make a trip back to the library, I'm running out of reading material! LOL In the last 3 weeks, I have read 5.5 Scott Westerfeld books. I'm almost done with the 6th one and then I need more books! LOL

In other news, I have a telephone interview with AT&T in the morning! It's for a telephone support for DSL self installation position. My brother's been doing it for a few months, my sister in law started training for it a couple weeks ago and a friend starts training in a week and a half. My parents have both been with the company for over 30 years so, It's certainly a family business!! LOL So, fingers crossed! Plus, it'll help us at home, and the benefits are better and cheaper than Brian's! The only downside is that Kadyn will be in daycare. Which is going to be a pain on so many levels. First, we have to find a daycare that is open late. My shifts can range anywhere from 5 am to midnight. Right now, Brian's on nights so, he can't watch him. He'll go to days in June so, it'll all change then. But, we will deal with it as it happens. :) At least the first month or so will be 8-4:30 so, that'll be nice. I just hate that neither Brian or I will be home to get Kadyn in to bed. But, it is what it is.

Now, I am off to do some scrapping. Which reminds me, I have a couple layouts to share!!

Created with the So Inspired Mega from Inspiration Lane:
Created with Lucky # 17 from Starving Artist Designs:
Created with It's Easter for Peep's Sake by Starving Artist Designs.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


This weekend, we have a friend's baby shower and our niece's first birthday party to go to and, my mom's birthday is next week so, I used my silhouette, papery from the Quite Contrary line from My Mind's Eye and some cardstock, some from Bazzill. So, here are the cards, the one with the cake is for our niece.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Things are looking up!! :)

We have been talking about me going back to work for quite a while now but, nothing has come of it. With Brian working 12 hour rotating shifts, we don;t have the child care thing covered. Which put a part time job pretty much out of the question. I applied for a job with AT&T about a month ago and got an email this evening to come in for testing!! I go on April 1st. I'm not exactly looking forward to going back to work full time but, it's what we need to do for our future. That's the important thing right now. We were hoping to go for number 2 but, that may have to be put on hold for a little while longer. Good news is, it's a union job so,if and when I do get pregnant again, the spot will be held. My brother started with them a couple months ago and had a gal coming back from maternity leave. So, I know the possibility is there.

If I get the job, we'll just have to get through the first couple weeks and then can get Kadyn into daycare. Luckily, he's almost old enough for preschool so, who knows!