Saturday, April 30, 2011

Teeth & a Spa Day

So today we all went to the Dentist.. it was Shiloh's first visit. I was a little nervous as to how she would sit still but she was applauded on he behavior & they said that they were amazed they were able to get her to allow them to actual clean her teeth. They say most kids don't allow them to do so until about age four so this was a nice thing to hear.

Shiloh had her moments of being unsure & a little scared but all in all it was a great visit. They said her teeth look wonderful & that we are doing a great job at brushing & keeping them healthy. Unfortunately though her teeth are crowed so they believe she may need braces latter down the road. Daddy was not happy to hear this. But I told him hey look at it this way we have 7 years to save the money & I think that helped him. But I hope that maybe pulling some of her teeth later will cure the problem & braces can be out. I did not like having braces & I wish not to put my child through that experience if at all possible.

Stephen & I also had a cleaning & I love the way clean teeth feel especially after the dentist. We go back in a few weeks to have a consult on the exam that they took today & to discuss teeth whitening for me since I was a smoker & I am a coffee drinker. I want this as a reward for not smoking.. I think it will help me to stay away from those addicting nasty things that I can't help but give into from time to time ugh {I know I know shoot me now LOL}

But other then that we go back in 6 months for another check up & cleaning so we shall see how our little princess does then.

After that we had lunch & I headed to Gene Juarez for my facial wax & my hand & foot revitalizer. Man it was amazing.. I gotta say I love being pampered. Now I will have nice pretty soft hands & feet for our trip to Florida that is right around the corner. I told my hubby that this was my mother's day gift & I didn't want anything else.

But all in all it was a great day but a very long day!! So I am off to dream land.. night night!

Friday, April 29, 2011

30 things I will be changing in 30 days.. when I turn 30

  1. I will go to the GYM 5 days a week!!
  2. I will completely cut out soda from my life! {I pretty much have aside from a sprite from time to time}
  3. I will no longer allow the negative actions of others affect me
  4. I will love myself more
  5. I will not ask God for change.. I will embrace what he has given me & what he will continue to give to me
  6. I will take pictures daily
  7. I will stop shopping & instead start saving
  8. I will Facebook, tweet & blog less
  9. I will tell my husband more how much I love & appreciate him
  10. I will make time for me more
  11. I will laugh more & complain less
  12. I will attend church once a week
  13. I will live in the now & not on the what ifs
  14. I will Gossip less & listen more
  15. I will focus on the positive people in my life more & forget about the negative
  16. I will have dance, tea & princess parties with my daughters daily
  17. I will go to bed at a decent hour {no more 1am bed times}
  18. I will cook more & eat out less
  19. I will share less about my life with people who are not apart of it
  20. I will get out more & meet new people
  21. I will plan more girl trips or nights out with my besties
  22. I will call my parents more & tell them I love them
  23. I will get to my goal weight before the end of summer
  24. I will put forth more effort with family & friends to see them more often
  25. I will learn that my house does not need to be clean all the time
  26. I will stop caring so much about what others think & just be ME
  27. I will continue to be thankful for each day I wake up & for all I have
  28. I will not allow anyone to break me
  29. & finally I will embrace my 30's & love them more then my 20's.. for my 20's not only taught me so much but I also gained so much.. family, friendships, respect, understanding, pride, love, forgiveness & awareness.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Photography Blog

So I have been having so much fun photography just about everything. I have posted a lot of my favorites onto my Photography Blog.. Melissa Flores Photography .. please take a look & let me know what you think.. I love to hear feedback!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Bunny

So on Wednesday we took the girls to see the Easter Bunny.. its funny because Shiloh was so excited & kept asking to see him but once up there she was not so sure LOL. But I think the picture they captured is so adorable.. I must say I have two adorable little girls.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Catching Up

So last Thursday my girls & I went to spend some time with an old friend of mine. Long story & a lot of it isn't worth the words but her is what I will share. Salina & I met back in 2000 & right away built a strong friendship & we went through a lot of ups & downs & had a point where the downs were more then the ups which was unfortunate. Due to certain situations & outsiders we turned on each other. We are now working on rebuilding our once strong friendship & I couldn't be happier. We both are mothers of two & are happily married & both agree that we have spent way too much time apart & its time we start sharing in each others lives again. I think one thing that can really define a person & their character is if they are willing to move forward, forgive & know that life is too short to hold grudges or to stay angry with someone. I have always been a forgiving person. I think having the ability to love & forgive even when done wrong is a strong quality & one I stay true to. So for that I am grateful that we both have been able to move past the hurt & anger & start building our friendship again.

Anyways back to our time. We left Thursday & spent time with Salina & her boys until Saturday & eve though it was a short visit it was a much needed visit. I think we reconnected & talked & are working on building that bond we once had & I couldn't be happier. I have missed her so much & to be back on track means so much to me. But it was nice to have our kids play & bond as well. Shiloh calls her oldest son Brobee {his name is Brodee} its pretty cute & she has not stopped talking about him since we left. It was also nice to share our youngest babies as well.

Here are some pictures I took of the kids at the park.. I wanted to take more but I wanted to focus more on having a great time then taking pictures but i think I was able to get some pretty good shots :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

3 Months Old

So as of yesterday I now have a 3 month old. So sad.. she is growing way too fast for me. I can't believe this little baby..
Is now this baby..
We or I should say I have decided to call her Birdie or Gabriella. Ella, Brie & Gabby just don't fit for me & she loves birds especially the ones in her room so that is how I came up with Birdie. She is now a formula baby.. I know its sad but its true.. I quit  pumping & I am a much happier mama & my girls need that. She is still waking up every 3 to 5 hours to feed.. yes even with formula.. & she sleeps in her own room now YAY.. so does Shiloh so I think this is the first time in a long time that we have been kid free from our bed in a very long time. She can turn in circles on her back & loves her play mat. She is not a big fan of tummy time but we can get her to do it for a few minutes. She loves to smile & to be talked to & she is a very happy girl. She isn't a big fan of loud noises though & is still getting used to loud places. She is my little angle & she is growing so fast.. we have been talking another baby maybe.. next year.. LOL will see.. ;)

Saturday, April 2, 2011


So I have been busy busy crafting.. visiting family, photography, running errands, being sick.. yes sick again ugh & pinning.. yes pinning.. Pinterest has me addicted!! If you have a Pinterest account lets be follow friends :) here is my page:

Any who.. I got some really great shots at my in laws while visiting with them & thought I should share:
Sisterly Love
Shiloh with her first fat lip :(
My Smiley Girl
Learning new tricks
Nervous lip bite
Let's Ride
Her pose


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