Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hello there

So I have been getting carried away with my fitness blog lately. I am going to start an externship in about three weeks so I am trying to market myself through the internet. My sight is
Anyhow my wonderful husband got me this amazing laptop for Christmas and I decided to put up some of the crazy pics of the girls and I have taken with the cam on here. It has been fun to have and will be so useful when I start working. Hopefully I will be out on my own some day without depending on a gym to take 60% of my profits!! Anyhow here are the pics and let me just say I love my little girls!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

So it has been a while

I always come on here to see if any of my friends have update their blogs. Then I look at the picture and realize-wow my baby is almost 13 weeks. As a matter of fact she is almost 3 months old.

So this is a little of what is going on. I am in school and half way done. So far out of 2 terms I am holding strong to my 4.0. I would like to think it my competitive nature, but there is a scholarship they give to outstanding students that I cross my fingers I can get. So I probably stress myself out more that I should, but I still love the adventure and right now am trying to find an extership and may be able to find one that pays!! I am glad it is almost done so my girls don't have a stressed out studying for test mom. I can also get back to hanging out with my friends.

Afton and Isabel are doing preschool that some ladies and I in the apartment complex do together. The girls are loving it, at the same time it isn't always fun trying to get them wrangled back in to listen. They do get to make fun things and love showing their daddy when he gets home from work.

Eleanor is growing so fast and it feels like I just had her. I know I did, but I really cannot believe we are coming on 3 months. She babbles a lot to talk to us. She recently was watched by my friend Michelle and her husband so Mauricio and I could go out for our anniversary alone. I was grateful she would take on the task of being the first non family member to take her. I told Mauricio-this is the first time we left her with a non family member, and honestly probably the longest she has been without one of us. I wasn't nervous at all, because Michelle and Dan have done this just as many times as us and they are both great parent with super kids.

I love our little family and love that I have 3 little girls who are amazing in their own ways. I love this kisses the snuggles and the smiles. Thank you Heavenly Father for the super girls you have given us. Thank you for our great little family.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Eleanor Gabriella

Yay our new little girl is here and we love her. She was born on the 25th of August 2010. She was 6 lbs. 4 oz. and 19.5 inches long. She has been so amazing and beautiful. We thank Heavenly Father every day for bringing her to our family.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Little pink things

Tomorrow I bring another life into this world. Wow, isn't it amazing. While I am scared to death-I am so excited. I started washing all the clothes and just loved seeing all the little pink clothing we have picked up from already having two girls. I love baby girls, but I am biased in that fact.

Amongst the things being washed was a little dress I bought for Afton. Before she was even born I bought her the cutest little pink ruffle teared dress from GAP. Every time I see that dress it brings me back to when Afton was in the hospital. It was my favorite dress and I was so sad she never wore it. Then I had Izzy and thought-yes, the dress will be worn. I think she may have worn it once. For how cute it is, well it needs to be shown off more than that. So this time around it will be shown off. However, that is what I said last time.

So my bag is packed and I am ready to go-well at least I think I am. With Izzy I was worried I would never love a child like I loved my first. Well Izzy of course blew that theory out of the water. So this time around I look at my two beautiful amazing girls who lighten my every morning with their smiles and it makes me so excited we are adding on to this family with another little girl to brighten my morning. How did we get so lucky? I guess Heavenly Father just loves me so much. I am thankful to him and all the wonderful blessings he has given Mauricio and I by giving us the greatest gifts of all of life. I am loved and blessed by my girls and am so excited to meet our little Eleanor tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Being A Mom

I know I post one of my own, but man this hit home when I read it. Warning-very emotional!!

We are sitting at lunch one day when my daughter casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of "starting a family."
"We're taking a survey," she says half-joking.
"Do you think I should have a baby?"
"It will change your life," I say, carefully
keeping my tone neutral.
"I know," she says, "no more sleeping in on
weekends, no more spontaneous vacations."

But that is not what I meant at all. I look at my daughter, trying to decide what to tell her. I want her to know what she will never learn in childbirth classes. I want to tell her that the physical wounds of child bearing will heal, but becoming a mother will leave her with an emotional wound so raw that she will forever be vulnerable.

I consider warning her that she will never again read a newspaper without asking, "What if that had been MY child?" That every plane crash, every house fire will haunt her. That when she sees pictures of starving children, she will wonder if anything could be worse than watching your child die.

I look at her carefully manicured nails and
stylish suit and think that no matter how sophisticated she is, becoming a mother will reduce her to the primitive level of a bear protecting her cub. That an urgent call of "Mom!" will cause her to drop a soufflé or her best crystal without a moments hesitation.
I feel that I should warn her that no matter how many years she has invested in her career, she will be professionally derailed by motherhood. She might arrange for childcare, but one day she will be going into an important business meeting and she will think of her baby's sweet smell. She will have to use every ounce of discipline to keep from running home, just to make sure her baby is all right.

I want my daughter to know that every day
decisions will no longer be routine. That a five year old boy's desire to go to the men's room rather than the women's at McDonald's will become a major dilemma. That right there, in the midst of clattering trays and screaming children,issues of independence and gender identity will be weighed against the prospect that a child molester may be lurking in that

However decisive she may be at the office, she
will second-guess herself constantly as a mother. Looking at my attractive daughter, I want to assure her that eventually she will shed the pounds of pregnancy, but she will never feel the same about herself. That her life, now so important, will be of less value to her once she has a child. That she would give herself up in a moment to save her offspring, but will also begin to hope for more years, not to accomplish her own dreams, but to watch her child accomplish theirs.

I want her to know that a cesarean scar or shiny stretch marks will become badges of honor. My daughter's relationship with her husband will change, but not in the way she thinks. I wish she could understand how much more you can love a man who is careful to powder the baby or who never hesitates to
play with his child. I think she should know that she will fall in love with him again for reasons she would now find very unromantic.

I wish my daughter could sense the bond she will feel with women throughout history who have tried to stop war, prejudice and drunk driving.

I want to describe to my daughter the exhilaration of seeing your child learn to ride a bike. I want to capture for her the
belly laugh of a baby who is touching the soft fur of a dog or cat for the first time. I want her to taste the joy that is so real it
actually hurts.

My daughter's quizzical look makes me realize that tears have formed in my eyes. "You'll never regret it," I finally say. Then I reached across the table, squeezed my daughter's hand and offered a silent prayer for her, and for me, and for all the mere mortal women who stumble their way into this most wonderful of callings.

Author Unknown

Sunday, July 4, 2010


We went to visit an old family friend a while back ago. Mauricio asked where the best fireworks show was around here. They told him that Idaho Falls has the best show in the west. Since our experience last year didn't add up to much-don't ever go to the Oakland temple to watch fireworks. You will see nothing!!!

So yesterday we packed up and headed to Idaho. We wanted to go to the famous Big Judds. Everyone in Idaho knows about this place. It was recently made famous by being on Man vs. Food. Well we got all the way to Archer, ID and it was closed for the 4th-which was being celebrated on the 3rd. Way to keep the sabbath day holy Idaho and Utah. So that put a damper on our trip. We decided to head to Rexburg. We ate at Craigos Pizza instead. It was nice-they were having a buffet. That and they serve apple beer there-yummy. Then we went and took a look at the Rexburg temple. Oh after a stop to Wal Mart. Poor Afton got car sick. We had an extra shirt, we just needed some new shorts and panties.

Well we headed back to Idaho Falls for the fireworks. We got there about 4:15-they had not closed off the road yet. So we got parking and a great spot. We had about a 6 hour wait. We did some walking around. I ran into a friend from California and talked for a little while. Took turns taking each of the girls for a walk. It was a long wait and by the time it came the girls were very excited, but at the same time very tired.

If you have never been to these fireworks think finale of any fireworks show and about 30 minutes. Yes it looks like the finale of a fireworks show going for 30 minutes-could have even been 45. It was amazing. Izzy came to me expressing she wanted to go to bed and Afton was asleep in my arms. So we packed up and tried to get out early. Ha-there is no getting out early of that place. A few minor bumps in the road and we were off to home at midnight. Long tiring drive. I tried to stay awake. I kept falling asleep for about 10-15 minutes here or there. I knew Mauricio was tired. Would try to talk to him. Well we made it home a little past 3 and went to bed. Home sweet home. Short trip-lots of fun-glad to be home!! Next time we will have to stay a night or two.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Back to School

This week I start back to school. It has been crazy and scary to think about it. Considering the last time I went to school was about 6 years ago. However, I am excited and hopeful and it has been something I have had a huge desire to do.

I think the scariest part for me is the fact that I am having a baby in about 11 weeks. Yes, that is right-11 weeks. Mauricio has wanted me to go to school I think more than anybody. So he is totally invested in this and making sure I have no worries when it comes to our girls. It will be night classes four days a week. So I will get to stay home and study Friday-Sunday.

Well wish me luck. I am hoping and praying that i have not lost my skills of studying. Afton has been a little jealous. She keeps telling me-no, I want to go to school. Haha-she is ready.