Friday, September 17, 2010



The kiddos and I have been trying to do a lot more outdoor activities. So today after their awesome dentist appointment (Aurora got full xrays, a full cleaning and did great.. no cavaties and was such a great patient. Johnny just got his teeth partially cleaned and counted, he has 16 teeth.) we headed off to the craft store for supplies..

Grandpa, the kiddos, and I returned home. I made lunch for grandpa and the kiddos. While they ate, I set up. I went to the back, the carport, and taped large portions of paper across the wall and one large portion to the ground. I put different colors into two trays, one for each kiddo. Then once they were done eating, grandpa brought them out to me. He was tired so he headed back in. Too bad cause he missed out on all the fun!

The before shot

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Long post...

I will try to post a more detailed update soon, but for now...

Aurora will be turning 3 on Monday! My baby girl is turning 3!!!

Johnny is talking up a storm lately, even some full sentences! He will be 2 in November.

Baby number 3 is...drum roll please... a little girl!!! Scarlett Mae is on her way! We got some bad news at our 18week ultrasound, possible down syndrome.. Bright spot on the heart and corpus plexus cyst in the brain..soft markers for downs. Went back. CPC is gone.. but bright spot remains. At my age and with the indicators seen...we have a 1%chance that she has down syndrome. So please pray that our baby is healthy. We have declined the amnio and are happily awaiting the birth of our baby girl in December.. no matter what ; )

Ill try to post pics later.. off to bed right now.

Friday, June 18, 2010

No school....

I have thought about it a lot, though I have yet to discuss this with its not for sure yet. However I am thinking of not going back to school in the fall. I am really just enjoying being mommy again... and while I love school and Im great at it, I really feel like my priority is my children. I feel like I need more time with them and now number 3 will be here in December and I think maybe I just want to go back to my little family.

I have retreated some from friends, it is not personal, im just ready for it to be my little family. Also I think I have mentioned before, I may even be a bit on the anti-social side.

I feel so blessed with where our family is right now, where we are at in life, etc. I look around and I realize how wonderful we truly have it and how so many out there would love to have a life like ours. So at times I know I wish I could change things, but deep down I am content with where we are now.

I dont really know what the future will really hold for us in the next 2-5 years. John will be graduating with his bachelors... We love the company he currently works for and he may try for a position inside the company but we dont feel tied down to where we are..and because of that we may keep our options open for positions nationwide... time will tell. I am excited and nervous..

Ive got some other thoughts running through my head, but not feeling like sharing lol.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Just a lil update

Not too much to say. Same ol same old stuff going on around here. I am buying things here or there for the new little one, but holding off on most items until we know the gender. We have moved some furniture around.. and cleaned out our storage unit. I am really trying to get rid of a lot of the junk we have around.

Today I bought pretty much everything the kids needed in summer wear.. I think they are all set, I might buy a few items here or there if its in the budget and I like them, but for the most part I think they have everything they need.

As most of you know, we considered moving, but decided against it. Im not willing to give up my husband and his time with our family for a further commute. I am also not willing to give up my friends and family. So alas, we stay lol. Funny though... that was my plan and somehow I became sidetracked, well I know how, but we wont go into that lol. I am actually at peace now, Im not stressing about it all.

There are things we have given up so that I could be a stay at home mom, but I couldnt imagine it any other way. A house will have to come later in life..which I mean come on.. im 24..ive got time lol.

Oh and I have been looking into local preschools for aurora. However I do not intend on sending her until she is at least 3 1/2 or 4. It is very important that we find a place that will help her get ready for school as well as help build a Christian foundation. We go to church and she loves it, but I want to make sure to further her spiritual faith in preschool as well. I have considered sending her to a Christian school instead of public, but it is costly and I almost feel like its a waste of money. We live in a pretty great public school district. Actually when I look up the ratings online its rated the best in the area. Yet this is something I dont have to worry about for a few years.

Ive started a few more sewing projects....ill post pics if and when I finish them lol

Well anyways. I could sit here and type all day lol..but ill save the rest for another day.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I just dont get it

This has been going around in my head for awhile now and I just havent really taken the time to sit down and write it.

How does someone hurt a child? And I dont mean spanking or something like that.. But I mean seriously abuse a child, or make horrible decisions that lead to a serious injury or even death!

I cant stand hearing about a child being abused, I dont know if its being a mom (well I am sure that is a large part of it) or it is the pregnancy hormones, but I get very upset. I begin to cry.. its just bad. Id rather not hear about it.

When doing my research for my English paper. I came across a newspaper article about a woman sentenced to 10 years in prison because she shook a poor little baby. She was a day care worker and the child was brain damaged. I felt so bad for that child, who will never be the same again.

Or my father was telling me about some woman who let her drunk boyfriend drive her son home, and they got into a wreck and the boy died. How do you even allow that situation to come about?

Or the worst story I ever heard...a story that I cried over for days.. A little boy was returned to its home by its grandmother, the man who was home at the time (i can not remember if it was the father of the child or just the mothers boyfriend). Took the baby boy in its carseat and put him in his carseat in the crib and there he sat for days..until he died of starvation, sitting in his own feces. Even now this brings me to tears.

How dare they? HOW DARE THEY treat a child like that? Scum of the earth I say... scum...

And then I think about that poor child, that child who had all the love in the world to give, yet the people around them just couldnt give it back.

Children are blessings, and you give them all the love and all they do is love you back. How can you not look into the face of a child and be in love? Even if its not your child. I can understand seeing an older child and being disgusted by their behavior, but in the end, its just a child. Innocent.

Home is where your heart is...

Isnt that the saying? Im not certain.

I dont think anyone really reads my blog, which sort of plays in my favor right now, because I feel like whining.

I want a house, BADLY.... But where we live its just not an option, home prices are extraordinarily expensive, even in bad areas. We get such great rent and live in a great school district, but I just cant seem to get rid of that feeling...I want to own a home.

But being an adult is knowing patience...all things come in time. John and I are working hard together to budget. We are paying down debts, hopefully soon all that will be left to tackle is the car loan and school loans..which is a lot, but it can be done. Then we can save our 3 - 6 months of an emergency fund. Then it will be time to save for a house.

I would love to be able to save 100 percent down, but that isnt likely. We will have to settle for a large down payment and a 15 year loan. Either way, its not happening for awhile.

On another note John should be graduating from school with his bachelors in about a year or so, not sure on the exact date because his school counselor hasnt returned his email yet.

The future holds so much for us, but at times its hard to wait. Today is one of those days.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sick sick sick

Im plain sick of being sick! It seems like I turn around and get a cold lately. Now I have this horrible cough.. This wont be a long blog.. I just want to whine!!!!! It sucks.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Life as always

There isnt too much to report. I have been sick the last few days, so I havent been up to much.

My dishwasher comes tomorrow, and man am I excited.. lol Its been a long time waiting. It wont be installed for a few days though..but ive waited this long. I can wait a few more days.

Saturday my hubby turns 30! We dont know yet what we intend on doing for his birthday. According to him, he is not turning 30, but rather 29b... sure honey..whatever you say lol. I told him to think about it this way. He is a 30 year old man with a wife in her early twenties! : )

Nothing much new to report or complain about. Although I guess I could complain about lots of things lol... I think about it sometimes..of just letting myself vent here or somewhere..anywhere, but I have this stigma against it. For a few reasons. One I used to keep a journal to vent in, as a child, and my mother always read it and she was always upset with what she read. I guess I learned to keep my thoughts to myself because people sometimes dont understand that you say things in the heat of anger, but its not always entirely meant... so you hurt someone.. (though around some people I can gossip... its like word vomit flowing freely from my mouth, yet only around certain people. So now I avoid those people or avoid specific subjects with them. I also have become better at holding some thoughts in and asking for forgiveness for thoughts I just shouldnt have)

I guess I have always been the type of person who cares what other people think, especially of me. One of those "keeping up with the Jones' type". Well not anymore, Im sick of keeping up with the Jones'. Even then, I still cant bring myself to vent here, or anywhere for that matter. I vent to my husband or maybe even my close friends, but I still dont want to hurt anyones feelings.

I care too much about my friends to hurt their feelings, but maybe you could say I dont care enough to tell them all the truth... Hmm.. food for thought.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Been Busy

I dont even know where to begin. I am getting close to the end of this semester. Still holding onto my A's in my classes.. I just have one paper left to write for English 100 and the final for my math class. I signed up for an online summer anthropology course, it ought to be interesting.

I think we have decided that Aurora will not be continuing mommy and me ballet right now, she just isnt enjoying being there anymore and I just dont think she is ready for the structure of the class. Who knows, maybe ballet isnt going to be her thing.. So I am thinking about looking into different classes and trying to pick something that will really interest her. I think during summer we might do swim classes again, she loves the water.

Johnny is doing good, talking more now. He is quite the loving little boy lately, with kisses, hugs, and cuddles. I am concerned that he may be bowlegged, his appointment is coming up at the end of May and I will be mentioning it to his pedi then.

If I have not mentioned it yet, our family is expanding! We decided to begin ttc and had my IUD taken out at the end of feb. I thought it would at least take a few months, but was very happily surprised when I received three positive tests at the end of March. We are now eight weeks along, we had an ultrasound last week. We were able to see the little ones heartbeat, it was beautiful. Aurora is overjoyed to be a sister again. She randomly talks about the baby, comes up and hugs my stomach. We are very excited about this new addition to our family. : ) Its amazing to think of it, but our family will now be a family of five!

Friday, March 26, 2010


So lately I have wanted to start learning how to cook more things. I have been inspired by all the friends around me that have been cooking awesome meals. You see I was raised in a broken home. My mother worked full time and went to school at night, there wasnt time for a great home cooked meal all the time, the crock pot was her best friend. We had a lot of the same meals often. And my father, with home I spent most of my time in my teenage years.. well he cooked very rarely and if he did it was SPAM, or sloppy joes.. or cheese in a tortilla in the microwave lol..

If I gleaned any cooking knowledge, it was from my grandmothers. Two women that I respect. I lost one a year and a month ago. I still have my other grandmother though, sadly she lives across the country, but she will be here this weekend.

Anyways. I wanted to share the meal I made last night. It started with a food network recipe. Then I changed it a bit. I am all about pocket book friendly food (thank you Dave Ramsey for helping to make me a budgeter! )

I used Rice a Roni fried rice
Plus Oriental top ramen
And carrots and peas.

And I used cubed tofu instead of tofu strips. I didnt have sherry vinegar, so I used white wine vinegar. I also increased the Worcester sauce.

Here is the link to the recipe for the tofu, as well as the recipe.

1 (19-ounce) block firm tofu
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Few dashes of hot pepper sauce
Canola oil to cover skillet by 1/8-inch
2 eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Slice the block of tofu into 4 equal portions. Place the slices on paper towels and fold the towels over in both directions to cover the tofu. Place a baking sheet on top of the tofu and weigh it down with a 28-ounce can of tomatoes for 1 hour.

Combine the sherry vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce and place the tofu into the marinade. Marinate for 15 minutes on each side.

Place the flour into a shallow dish and the eggs into another. Lightly beat the eggs.

Heat the canola oil in the skillet over medium-high heat.

Remove tofu from marinade and drain on paper towels to remove any excess marinade.

Lightly dredge the tofu in the flour, knocking off any excess flour and slide into the eggs until completely, but thinly, coated on both sides.

Slide tofu gently into the hot oil and fry for 2 minutes until golden brown and delicious. Flip the tofu using the tongs, and cook for another 2 minutes.

And here is the finished product.. all mixed together

And the best part of the whole thing was my husband... He said he loved it, that I need to make it more often, and that it was better than rest restaurant Chinese food! (And he doesnt lie... if he doesnt like something, he will tell me so that I dont make it again lol)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Maybe A little too much Green...

So I am sure most of you are aware, St. Patty's day just came and went. It was a busy day for us, so I have not shared our pictures with anyone. I thought here would be a great place to do it. I put the corned beef in the crock pot. The kiddos ate and then dressed in their St. Patty's day tops then we went out to run some errands. After the errands were ran we went to the park where the kids played and played.
Here they are in their shirts

Then we went for a short walk up to the local shopping center, we bought some items to make goodies for later. We stopped for a drink and a snack, then back home.

Johnny went down for a nap while Aurora and I baked some St.Patty's day desserts.

Finally, When daddy came home, we had corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. With green cookies and green swirl cake for dinner....

After dinner, I had to run off to class.
However this was not the last of green we would see lol.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thoughts run swiftly through my head, If only I could catch one and hold onto it!

I have been so busy lately. Let us start with my favorite subject, my kids.

Aurora has been doing so well on her potty training, if it weren't for her lack of night time potty training, then I would call her potty trained. She wears underwear during the day with a rare accident, maybe once every two weeks or a month. She still wears pull ups at night, though most of the night she wakes up and they are dry. She is a talker, like her mommy. Oh my how that little girl can talk! Mommy what time is it? Mommy what color is this? or my newest favorite, Eyy Eyee Captain mommy! (I have no clue where she found this little phrase, but I think its adorable!) She can recognize colors now, but does not get them perfect all the time. She also can count 1 to 10, but has not mastered the skill quite yet. She can go higher, but she starts making more slip ups as the time goes on. I am not forcing her to learn these things, she just does. She has such an imagination! We will go to the park and play with the pretend store. She will get leaves and they will be all kind of food, as well as money. Currently she is obsessed with all of the classic Disney movies. She is also a big animal lover. Recently we went on a little trip with a neighbor and her son, to his school farm. There she was able to see a few different farm animals and feed a goat. She loved it. Here is a recent picture of my love, my doodle.

Now to talk about my little boy, Johnny. This little one has my will. Today he was determined to touch my brand new printer, I would tell him no. Then he would look and me, smile and try again. I would smack his hand and move him away. This repeated about five times before I said it was time for all of us to leave my bedroom. The laundry would just have to wait. My aunt tells me that I was the same exact way. Aurora has always been a more compliant child, not that she does not have her moments. When we all took our trip to the farm, johnny was leery of the animals and gave them all a wide berth. He is a musical child. Since the moment of his birth music has been a part of his life. When born he would scream and scream and yet rocking and humming made him happy. This was the instant after his birth. This was so noticeable that our delivery nurse mentioned it. To this day he has kept up the love of music. If a tune comes on that he likes, which is most music, he will sway back and forth, as well as attempt to dance. He says a few words now, grandpa, mommy, ball, no (a favorite of his), go, car, aunt suss, nana, etc. Here is a new picture of my dudsey.

Well my friend our financial peace university is going well, still going. We are still paying off debt, but we are keeping up the debt snowball. I think we may have our credit cards paid off by August, then our car by next March or so. Then it will be time to tackle the student loan debt and I believe we will begin our emergency fun then as well. (Seeing as the student loans could take some time)

On another note. John is doing well in school (as always). I think he will be scheduled to graduate with his B.A. in about a year and a half. I am still working on my general req's for my AA degree. Though it seems to be coming to an end, but then I will need to tackle my major req's. This is where I lose my mind. My current major is Chemistry. I have been giving it some though and I am considering a Biochem major. My lit teacher would like me to minor in literature. Maybe I will, time will tell. I have so much to think about.

And then at last let us close with my thoughts. I would have to say I have had issues dealing with myself lately. Not that I am sad, upset or even depressed. I love my life, but I have this personality.. where I feel like I need to know how everything works, to experience many things. I see things around me and I think I could do that. I want to know how to do everything. My math teacher has a calculus class prior to the current math I am in, I stare at the board in sheer curiosity. I want to know what it all means. Or I see images of a social lite college student. I think I could do that, I could have been that kind of person.

But then alas I can not do everything. lol... I have been blessed with two beautiful children and a wonderful loving husband. I am ready to follow the path God would lead us down and accept his trials and blessings to come.


Sunday, February 28, 2010

Trust in the Lord

That was the sermon today. Trust in the Lord with our lives, with our whole self, our future, with everything, but especially with our fear. It was a great sermon. They incorporate great songs and clips of videos, commercials, tons of stuff that coincide with what we are discussing in the bible. John seemed to enjoy this sermon than the last. So as of right now, we are hoping to plant ourselves at this church. We also took Aurora for the first time to this church. She had not been to a church or church nursery since she was nine months or so..and back then I did the nursery for that service most of the time.

However she was very excited to go, did fine when we left, and only cried a little when we returned. She was upset because she saw us and ran to meet us, but had to go back inside to get her coat, I think she thought we were leaving her again, but once she realized we weren't, she was fine. She said she enjoyed herself, she "played", colored a little bible verse book, and had a good time. So she will happily be returning with us next week. The next step is introducing johnny. Hubby and I are uncertain about how he is gong to take this. However at some point we will have to attempt it. Currently he stays at home with grandpa, but I think in the next two weeks we are going to start taking him as well.

Well I guess thats the only news I really have to report for now. : )

Friday, February 26, 2010


My hubby had his yearly review at work today. He is always a model employee. Has never called in sick, always gets great reviews (which means the best raise they give), etc. Well last year he got in trouble for using the internet at work. I dont know how many people remember this, but they put him on paid leave and we feared he was going to lose his job. Yet when they found out he was just doing school work in his lunch times and such, they gave him a final warning and that was it (They thought his school program had been hacking their system, which turned out to be not the case)

So fast forward to almost a year later. He is up for his review, his probation period has been over since September... In every category he received, exceeds expectations, as always. Yet that one mishap took him down to, sometimes meets expectations! His bonus was reduced (Oh well) and he gets NO raise! Nothing, nada, zero, zip...

Oh well.. thats life, part of me is really mad at the company because obviously he does above and beyond what they ask, he scored the best he could in every category, but then again I do realize he was breaking the rules by using the internet to do his school work.. I just don't know if the punishment fits the crime. Yet his work has a no exceptions policy (something I didnt know about) and he cant even complain to hr.

They made him the unofficial admin of a certain program, so now he is all upset because he is currently doing more work for the same pay. The worst part is it is all up to HR so there is no point to complain, his bosses have no say in it. His boss did give a little hope. His boss did inform him that they are trying to make him the Official admin, and they said they are working on getting him that title and a raise. Yet we know not to count on any of it. He has been promised so many promotions in the past (by different bosses) that we know enough to not count on any of it.

Im not as upset by the whole thing as much as my poor hubby is. I know that the money doesn't matter, we will be fine without it. But he feels like he could have or should have been a horrible employee the whole year, not covered for anyone, half-a##ed his work and he would have ended up with the same ending score. But no, he worked his butt off and he still gets screwed over : (

Thursday, February 25, 2010

FPU- Week 1

Financial Peace University Class one!!

It went well, It was hilarious and we really enjoyed it. John and I look forward to getting out of debt, giving, and saving. We also can't wait to get more involved in this church. : )

Been busy.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Keeping the ball rolling....

Okay, so we have paid off a few more credit cards... just left with two that have balances... one with a lower balance and one with a higher...We will have those paid of by September, possibly sooner. We will see how we do at the yard sale. The yard sale money will be going to paying off our credit card debt.

Today we went through and reorganized the storage room at the back of the building. Next weekend and possibly slowly over the next week, we will be going through our storage that we pay for and throwing stuff out, putting stuff in the yard sale pile and moving stuff into the house or storage here. We found even more stuff to sell while going through the back room, I know we will find more to sell in our storage.. We are on a roll.

We would work on it tomorrow, BUT john picked up some overtime, soo after we go to check out a new church he will be heading off to work : ( But any overtime he works is more to put towards being debt free!

Once we have the cards paid off we will be doubling up the car payment. Then when income tax comes around, we will put what we get back to paying off the car, if there is any leftover then it will go to paying off the student loans. Once the car is paid off then we will attack the student loans. They are quite extensive, so I fear it may take us at least two years or longer for them alone. We will see ; )

The kids are doing good. Auroras eye infection seems to be completely gone, we did all the drops. Today she was able to go back to ballet class, which she was very excited about. Johnny is good, just here there and everywhere, picking up new words all the time. I am trying to work ahead on my school work.

Oh and we got new tires for the car, it was badly needed. I guess the front tires were almost bald, we were happily able to pay cash. We will also be paying cash for our vacation in a little over a week. I almost feel guilty for going on this little vacation because we could be putting the money towards the bills. Yet we did scale down our vacation considerably (We are talking thousands of dollars here...)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Feeling a bit down

Okay, so today has had its ups and its downs. Tomorrow we will finish baby step number 1. Then it looks like another card will get paid off tomorrow, which is awesome. And part of another card will get a big payment to it.

We wrote out our monthly budget, which was cool. Now we have to stick to it. Yet a few people have been negative about this.. Which I know Im to expect, but man it brings you down... But oh well. I WILL DO THIS!

Oh and I am pilling even more stuff for our yard sale, we picked a day. Just in case anyone close by is interested...we will have things like an old xbox plus games, kids toys, kids clothes, a crib, a bath safe seat, a tv, tv stand, possibly a zune (just depends on whether we want to sell it there online...), a single stroller, so on and so forth..

Monday, February 8, 2010

Im so excited

And I know that some people think thats weird.. but i am. Im excited to be on our path to getting out of debt. Honestly I knew we were heading down that road, but now I feel as thought we have a stronger foundation and I have a fellow blogger on her to thank for that! I am a follower of her blog and I have often heard her mention Dave Ramsey... here is her blog:

Her blog inspired me to find out just who this man is! I had never heard of him, so I googled him, found his website and found out what he was all about. That made me even more interested and now Im halfway through his book that I bought yesterday and PUMPED UP. We will be doing a garage sale, we have so much useless junk around here..useless to us at least, but its mostly in good condition. We are just such pack rats... its time to start getting rid of some of this. So we will see how we do at the garage sale, but whatever we make is going towards paying down the bills... If we keep it up maybe we can be debt free sooner than I thought!

Oh and I already have naysayers! People dont think we can do it, and while I do question at times whether I can, I know that if we sacrifice and work hard we can do it

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Its time to be DEBT free!

Maybe If I post this in some public forum it will give me even more drive to see it through. John and I have decided that this year is the year we will get ourselves completely out of credit card debt. Actually we have a five year plan to help us succeed in our financial goals. This year we are just focusing on credit card debt, next year we will be focusing on paying off our car.

I don,t feel like we have a ton of credit card debt, but the amount has grown over the years and we have more than i would like to, like to being zero lol. So right now I paid off one of my cards, one of the lower balances, but a card nonetheless and called and had the card shut down. I know this may negatively affect my credit for sometime, but I felt it was the best route. I do not need it anymore, actually I am appalled at how many credit cards I own, I have already decided to close a few..keeping one major and one minor for emergencies.

John and I need to learn to cut spending in areas that we spend to excess. John is an avid video gamer... and we just dont need all these gadgets.. and my kryptonite is kids clothes, I LOVE to shop for clothes for our kids.. So alas, I will cut back out of necessity! (They are running out of room in the closet!..which i already have plastic pull out bins at the bottom and double hanger rods)

We also need to eat out less...which we actually have been doing for awhile now..we jut have to keep it up. When I worked for that short time, we fell into a bad habit of eating out..but when I quit we have worked to getting back to eating at home.

And of course we have other goals for the next five years.. ; )

Saturday, January 30, 2010

And if i were an OSCAR MEYER weiner...

Today I heard the Oscar Meyer weinie mobile was going to be at our local grocery store. But that will come later.

This morning I got to sleep in for two hours, which was very nice. Then I got up and dressed Aurora for ballet/tap. Dad took johnny for us, while John and I took Aurora to her class. She did alright, still not listening to the teachers 100%, they said that will come in time. She will randomly say she needs to see mommy and daddy and try to leave. Its kinda painful to watch lol. But she is so excited to go and she enjoys the class, but she just needs to learn to listen to someone other than her mommy and daddy.

After that we came home. John left for work. I changed her clothes, listened to some loud country music and completely cleaned the living room. As soon as dad came home with johnny we set off. Dad, Me, the two kiddos, Ross, and my friend nikki and her boyfriend jason. We went to the grocery store and sang a song, got wenie whistles, and stickers, then got to see the inside and outside of the weenie mobile. Then we did some grocery shopping and went home.

Once at home we got home I just did some odds and ends stuff around the house, put dinner in the oven, then went to the movies, came home, finished dinner with the kids. Bathed the kiddos and all that, put them to bed, now here I am... waiting for john to be home soon : )

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Ive been a busy bee lol.

Ive had school, Mondays and Wensdays I have math, which im doing pretty good in so far... heres hoping that with studying, doing my homework, and going to every class Ill continue to do well. I also have English online, which ive got assignments done ahead of time, and i am doing well. It comes easier to me than math.

The kids and I have been walking every day, that it hasnt rained. We have really enjoyed our little walks, we cant go too far, my father likes to go with us and complains if we walk too far. The house is relatively cleaned, not to perfection, thats what im going to work on this next week. Ive decided to give myself a week of projects then a week of cleaning. Ive been sewing a lot the past few days..making aurora a ton of stuff.

Ive got decorations up for valentines day. Aurora has a few clings that she put up for valentines day. She has also started tap and ballet on Saturdays. So that keeps us busy.

I think Im going to take them to the childrens museum tomorrow. They really enjoy it. Saturday we have a whole day of plans. Just keeping busy.

We spent the entire day at disneyland today. The kids had a blast.