Friday, May 31, 2013

In May I will....update!

I obviously scheduled this to post today but didn't update it all the way. So here's the updated version:

So I set myself some goals for May. I like goals because if you tell someone what you want to do, then you feel worse if you don't do them. Here's my update on how I've done this month!

  • Read more. I've read 100 pages in a week. That's a record! I'd like to make a goal of 20 pages a day
 This is an ongoing goal. I am finally almost finished with a 350 page book that has taken me almost 2 months to read. I have a bad habit of staying up until I'm ready to sleep and then wanting to sleep when I get to bed. When M naps, I nap or get caught up on tv or internet stuff.

  • Be crafty. Whether it's with Madison or scrapbooking at night. I need to do something.
  • Work on Madison's 2 year photobook. She will be 2 in 4 months(!!!!) and I don't want to wait till the last minute like I did with her 1 year book.
Started this...
  • Bake more. Even just making Madison some nutritious stuff.
I did make some brownies last week. Does that count?
  • Blog more non-Madison things.
  • Date Alan more. Even if we just meet up at the park on days his mom gets Madison.
We've talked about this and have decided to date at least once a month, just me and him. Get someone to watch Madison and go out.
  • Use my real camera more.
I haven't used it much
  • Try to be more social with moms. I find myself focusing on Madison at gymnastics and the library and I need to open up more. Make more friends and find Madison some friends too.
I have tried this. I've become more friendly with 2 moms at the library. One is talking about joining gymnastics when her daughter turns 16 months.
  • Make/find someone to make a blog button and favicon and trade buttons with fellow bloggers. I'd like to up my reader count.  
Done! I figured it out on my own. It's not perfect but it works! Now I can trade buttons with fellow bloggers an hopefully get more readers! 

  • Put my phone down more 
Well I try to not pick it up much during the day. When Alan gets home, I get on it a bit more. 

Friday - May 31

 -got some good deals at the outlets Sunday on some clothes for Madison.
-Alan was off Friday and Monday.
-watched Malachi(our Godson) graduated 5K yesterday 
-had to buy a new lawnmower. Our old one finally died. The axle was bent and the pully needed to be replaced. This is a Peak for Alan but not for our wallet!
-still can't think of anything to blog about.

Week in pics
Said lawnmower.

Our child loves her "dip it"

Cameron and Sierra were not happy that it was time to get up

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sand box fun!

We got Madison a crab sandbox over the weekend and she really seems to like it a lot! We've played in it everyday since we got it. She likes climbing in and out of it and pouring sand out of it onto the grass.

She is obsessed with putting her shoes on and taking them off.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday- May 24

-North America on Discovery is pretty amazing. Have you seen it?
-another month closer to getting my tooth implant. I'm so ready to get this partial out!

-feeling blah this week.
-Alan out of town for 2 whole days but will be off Friday and Monday

Made our own sand pit in the garage

White chocolate and peanut butter? Heaven.

So glad she was wanting to lay around a bit this morning. I didn't feel like moving either!

Late afternoon Starbucks date with my girl while her Daddy was out of town

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

So what?!

..if I've lost my blogging mojo. I can't seem to think of something to blog about at the moment.

...if I woke up at 4am and checked on Madison(will that ever stop?!) and she saw me, stood up and reached for me. I brought her in our bed and then she woke up for the day at 7 instead of her usual 9. Who needs those extra two hours? Not me!

...if we sold our elliptical a year after buying it. At least we got almost half of what we paid for it and now it's gone from Madison's playroom!

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Social- May 19

1. What is your favorite kind of surprise?  
Any surprise is good!

2. Flowers or chocolate? 
Chocolate! But not the red heart box chocolate.. Give me some See's or a Skor or Heath bar and I'm good!

3. What is your favorite summertime activity? 
Being outside, working in the yard, sitting on the porch, grilling out

4. Do you have any vacations planned this summer? 

5. Favorite summer holiday? 
 July 4. We always have plans and maybe Madison will like fireworks this year.

6. What is your dream vacation?

Sunday Social

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday- May 17

-Madison had her first gymnastics recital this week. She(and I) even got a medal for participating!
-Finally started working on Madison's 2 year book. Hoping I can get caught up!
-Finally got a new printer after months of mine printing streaky and then finally dying.

-Our lawnmower belt broke again. Seriously?
-Rented a movie I've already seen. Ah well.

The proud girl wearing her medal

The things we let our kids do so we can get something done..

Madison's first pedicure. She got it while sitting on her potty, nonetheless.

We have tomatoes!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Alan gave me a few choices this year and I chose Biltmore. After crying over my 4 cards(from him, Madison, the cats and the dogs) Alan got me, we got ready and left early.

It was a chilly, windy morning.
We toured the house first and then walked the grounds. You can't take pictures inside the house so I have none of those.

I wouldn't mind waking up to this mountain view every morning!

This child loved that chicken. She kept kissing and petting it..

After leaving around 4, we headed toward Hendersonville. We surprised my mom by stopping by where they are vacationing to see them for a few minutes. After that, we ate at Binions and then stopped by Krispy Kreme for a coffee/hot chocolate and donuts. Alan gave me a foot rub when we got home. It was a great day and much needed family time. I love Madison so much and I'm so blessed that she made me a Mommy! I couldn't ask for a better kid! Thanks babe for everything!