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Monthly Archives: January 2013


So a couple of the main tasks for January have been to send out our save the dates and start looking into invitations to follow the save the dates.  Daunting indeed, especially when you have yet to figure out a color scheme.  What colors?  What theme?  To match or to not match the invites?  Kraft paper or no kraft paper?  Letterpress or no letterpress?  Decisions…decisions and I am no good with making decisions, but I finally gave up and settled on what I was caught up in in the moment.  Could there be something better out there that I could possibly want more?  Yes, but I’m tired, exhausted and mentally drained with all of these options and choices.  I am done.  So I surrendered and finally put my order in.  One wedding task down and a million more to go, but in the midst of it all we find out that we will be moving in to a new place soon.  Soon as in less than 18 days.  Help.  Me.  Now.


I remember Mya asking me who my best friend is.  “I have many best friends!”, I said.  I didn’t want her to think she had to choose just one best friend as I knew she had that dilemna in kindergarten.  I remember she came home from school one day sobbing in tears.  Lots of tears.  One of her friends had pressured her into choosing just one best friend and she couldn’t bring herself to do it.  So the pressure broke her and in tears she was.  I knew she was really hurt by it because she couldn’t stop talking about it without getting all choked up.  I died a little bit inside.  We had to have the talk and let her know that it is possible to have many best friends and not just one! :) 

So today, one of her best friends, Erica invited Mya to join her at the Wild Animal Park in San Diego.  We kept it a secret from her until the morning of the trip.  I had decided to give her hints every morning that week about the surprise that will take place on Saturday.  It was the only thing that enticed her to get up so early since I have to get her up at 6am now instead of 7am.  I know, I know…sneaky mommy! :)  I was nervous about letting her travel so far without us there, but I knew she was in good hands.  She had a wonderful time with the clan and couldn’t stop talking about it.  Thank you, Terra, Mary, Tana, Erica, Ryder, Nia, Yakara and anyone that I have missed for having Mya spend the day with you all.  Best friends rock!









Guess who’s 21 months old today?  Little Miss Zoe!   This only means she will be TWO in exactly 3 months…which means…it’s time to plan a birthday party!  Jeez…my mind is not even there.  Luckily, I have experience with working miracles last minute so we shall see how it unfolds.  Here are some interesting little facts about our 21 month old :)

-She loves to sit up on my lap, with a hand on each cheek, her nose touching my nose, looking at me straight dead in my eyes and starts talking away.  It’s the been the one thing that tickles me each and everytime.  How can this little person have such a big personality? 

-She loves my iPhone and my iPad.  I can’t seem to get on it without her demanding it for herself.  She has gotten so savvy with it that she knows how to easily navigate through her all of her apps.

-She has been mean to her sister lately which is not good.  We’re working on it, but it’s hard for us to be calm about it when we discipline her which is part of the problem.  Lead by example, right?

-She loves animals, especially dogs and cats.  Her eyes light up and she adorns the biggest smile when she sees them around.

-She is our dancing machine.  Always bobbing her head and sometimes with her hands in the air whenever there is music on.  She cracks us up with that, but the amazing part is that she is actually on beat. We may have a dancer in our hands!

-She is talking more now and her vocabulary has grown so much.  Our favorite is “I wuv you!”.

-She is still so affectionate.  She loves to lounge around with us and lay on us or snuggle up under the covers.  When we are in bed, she always makes her way to my side of the bed and make sure she is as close to me as possible.  Can I say that I love it and secretly want her to co-sleep with us until she goes to kindergarten? 😉 

-She is definitely a mama’s girl and I absolutely love it!



I think Santa likes to bring his germs with him when he visits on Christmas, because every year over winter break someone comes down with something.  Mya had strep throat two years in a row a couple of  years ago and both times, she spent Christmas day at her worst.  Good thing she dodged that this past year.  Instead, it was Zoe who got hit hard with the flu.  She has a pretty good immunity and a really strong stomach, but this virus really got her down.  She had a fever that we can seem to break since Friday and it is now Monday.  It seems to be under control as long as she is on Ibuprofen, but as soon as the 4 hours is up…it comes back.  For two days, she just layed around…wanted to be on my hip the entire time…lethargic….snotty nose…coughs. I feel so bad for her.  I wish she would get back to her normal self.  Toddlers are always busy bodies from the moment they crack their eyes open to they hit the sack, so you know something is wrong when a they aren’t  interested in playing and running around.  I hate feeling helpless. :(