Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Don't worry we came back from Mexico in one piece!

I am just horrible at blogging.... wait, that is a lie. I think about blogging regularly but lately we haven't had Internet at home so my only chance to blog is from work on my lunch. So if I was actually able to blog all the times I think of blogging this place would be BOOMIN' with posts :)

Back to the Mexico recap...

Resort, poolside. The resort was absolutely stunning I am sad we didn't take more pictures of it.

Out on the dock, down the beach from the resort.

 Enjoying a drink....or 5 the night we arrived!
The Mister enjoying a drink in the hammock....I cannot even begin to explain the entertainment involved watching him try to get into it!

An awesome Lagoon just a short walk from our resort.

Cheering 'Happy Anniversary' to us with some new found friends.
All in all it was an amazing trip that the both of us deserved! It was great to just get away sans kids and truly enjoy each other.
We made some great friends and even greater memories!
Happy 5 years to us!
If you ever vacation to Mexico I would highly suggest Ocean Maya Royal by H10. The grounds are amazingly beautiful, the food has great variety and very tasty and the entertainment is well, entertaining!
We will absolutely by returning one of these years!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

I am 1 in 4. To my sweet baby in heaven Mommy loves you!

Love to all of those that have suffered or been effected by the loss of a sweet angel.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Leaving on a jet plane!

In 1day, 17hours, 20minutes and 40seconds , not that I am counting or anything, the mister and I will be off to our own little paradise for a week to celebrate our 5th anniversary and can I just say I CAN'T FREAKIN' WAIT!
I cannot believe it has been 5 years since we said 'I DO'! The last 5 years have flown by but at the same time SO much has happened, so many memories created. I hope the next 5 bring even more love, memories and happiness.
(with my brother and sister inlaw on our wedding day)
 I am the luckiest girl in the entire world and wouldn't change the life I have been blessed with for ANYTHING!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Goodbye Summer, Hello fall!

Today is officially the last day of summer and I have bitter-sweet feelings about it. While I am looking forward to cool evenings cuddled up with the fam, football, fall clothes (what fashionista doesn't love fall layering?) and of course all things pumpkin I feel I didn't enjoy summer to the fullest. I mean the only time I even went to the pool was while on vacation. Luckily, the little ones were able to enjoy their pool at home and at Nannys house so they got to splash their little hearts out all summer which I am happy about.

I just feel that all in all we as a family didn't take full advantage for everything summer has to offer. Honestly, I feel like most of this has to do with the fact that I am just now starting to get the flow of having 2 children.... I know I know, Ava is a year old! It's the going out and about that has caused me so much anxiety up until recently. Well, you can't change the past but you can definitely shape the future so the fall it is! The fall will be filled to the fullest, in fact I think I will make a fall bucket list (thank you Pinterest for the idea) for our family.

I hope everyone had a great summer and I hope your fall is even better!

Bring it on fall! Bucket list to come.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sprinklers are a GO, I repeat sprinklers are a GO!

It only took 4 days longer than we had anticipated, 3 (maybe 4) more trips to Home Depot, a near flooding and a treasure hunt for buried sprinkler heads but at last we have fully working sprinklers....just in time to blow them out and turn them off for the fall/winter! But hey come next year I will be one happy Momma!

I must give a zillion and one shout outs to my awesome husband, sure I helped if you consider getting water and sandwhich making helping :) He single handedly did it all and I am forever grateful and impressed.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sprinklers may be the death of me

Let me start off by saying that if I ever hire YOU to do any sort of construction/repair work to my home that I will be handcuffing myself to you until the job is complete, mmmkay?
Why you ask? Well because I had ONE shitty experience with ONE shitty contractor and it has left a sour taste in my mouth about them all.
When Brett and I bought our house 5 years ago there was no landscaping and the basement was unfinished. We thought this was great because then we could make it our own, just the way we wanted it. Ha silly stupid us. 'Making it our own' has be such an effing headache thus far and again I blame that on ONE shitty contractor.
Long-short of it, we hired good ol' Luis of Wendys Landscaping (local buyers beware) to completely landscape our yard. Leveling, sprinklers, curbing, gravel, sod... the whole nine yards. He was a smooth talker, a deal maker and a flake. Half way through the work he disappeared with payment in hand (our fault, I know I know). I am an honest person so I guess I just expect everyone else to be but this guy truly f*cked us sideways. Not only did he not complete the work but the work that he did do is sooo jacked that it has become more work for us to fix his mistakes than it would have for us to just do it all from the get go.
So here we are on day two, 4 Home Depot trips later and still the shit isn't done. And we are just talking the sprinklers right now, not to mention the rest of the shit the yard needs. What we thought was a simple job of hooking a few things up (since the asshole at least laid the sprinklers) has turned into a nightmare. Things like this really do test your patience and I need to constantly remind myself that my husband is not the reason for my frustrations... he is just the closest person around to take them out on.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Who we are and what we are doing here!

Daddy and Mommy- Or Brett and Rachel if you'd rather. Before there was 'us' there was a high school football star and a shopaholic. Then in '07 we met each other and decided we didn't want to live another day without each other, we were married 7 months later. Brett is the impulsive, go getter, do it now er and I am the plan it, think it....plan it, think it again-er. I am the out going, life of the party and he is the quiet but loyal type. We love each other beyond belief and love the life we have created.

Chaz- Born 6 weeks premature, he came into the world practically running and hasn't slowed down since. If it has to do with robots, dinosaurs or super heroes he is in. He is the most compassionate, free spirited yet ridiculously smart 3 year old I know. If he loves you/it he will tell you....multiple times and will never let you forget it. Our boy, our soul, our everything.

 Ava- "Feisty" was the word all the NICU nurses used to describe baby girl. Taking after both her Daddy and I she started out extremely competitive and had to 'out do' her brother from the get go and showed up 8 weeks premature. She is a fighter, a lover, a sassy pants and the light of our life.

I have blogged numerous times before (you can find my old blogs HERE and HERE) but like most people the every day life caught up to me and I let it go. Now as I am watching my children grow and my life evolve and change I find myself thinking I need to document these things. I have something happen every single day that I don't want to ever forget so here I am again. I know I could have simply picked up where I left off, who would have cared.... I WOULD HAVE CARED! My OCD wouldn't allow me to so welcome to my new (and hopefully LASTING) blog.

So what shall I blog about? Well EVERYTHING of course.

Children, you will read more about my children then you will probably want to but like every mother I think my children are constantly doing such AMAZING thing (that are actually probably pretty average) but you can bet your ass I will be braggin' about it here.

Fitness, Brett and I have turned such a corner in our lives when it comes to our health and fitness. Some would say we are a bit obsessed but I take that as a compliment.

Craziness, Brett and I recently have decided to jump head first into finishing/renovating our home. We have a life long project list but would like to have it done in ohhhh... a year, maybe two. Did I mention we will be doing most of it ourselves? Ok, when I say ourselves I mean with the involuntary help of family members that don't know they will be helping yet :) Don't worry we will pay in beer! Ha, like I said.... craziness.

Love, awwww! We really are both hopeless romantics and while I will try to keep the intimate stuff between the 2 of us I can't promise I won't come here to brag about the amazing amount of love we have and how we have it.