Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Mama

So today we attended our first day at our new church! The girls did great too.. Gabbie left her gabbing for the end & Shiloh prayed & sang along with the rest of us. It was a great way to start our day. I am so relieved we found a Catholic Church near us to attend. I looked into their services & they have a mom's bible studies too on Wednesdays that I plan on joining when it starts up again next year. The church is beautiful too they just finished their new building & are still putting things up so its nice to start new with them. After we left Stephen & I both felt so good & happy that we attended. I hope this means he will go every Sunday with us.

After church my stomach was still sick from the night before but I had to deliver an order that came in for a party I had but we had some time to kill so we drove out to one of our favorite restaurants Bocelli's to have a nice family lunch. Then my stomach hurt worse which was a bummer so we delivered the order & headed home. I really wanted to set up the Christmas decorations today but it was an ugly day out raining & dark & I just needed to lay down so we are going to do that on Tuesday when the hubby is off again. I love Christmas & all the happy joyful events around this time of year. I do however miss my family that is out of state most this time of year but I am glad I have my little family to spend it with.

All day we were discussing baby names & we went back & forth, throwing in other options.. asking our closest friends & family what names they liked best & we finally both agreed on a boy name & a girl name. So that is a huge relief because it stresses me out not having a name to give our child once we find out the sex next monday. I know I am silly but it's the OCD in me, I have to know what to call this blessing. So I can't wait to share the name with you & the sex on the 5th so stay tuned!

So that was the sum of our Sunday Family Day. No one had naps today so we are all pretty tired.. I am the only one awake ha.. but that is only because I got caught up in my editing of photo's. But this is how I found my 3 yr old.. & what I should be doing..
So good night & I hope you all have a happy Monday! 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Baby Name Dilemma

I feeling a bit overwhelmed. We always always have our babies named picked out by the time we find the sex.. but this time.. we are having a heck of a time deciding. I feel like I like names but I don't love them or I love them & husband says "NO" ugh why?? Here are the names we have so far but non are really sticking for me!

  • Austin Matthew
  • Zachary Thomas
  • Isaiah Mathew {Hubby says no to Thomas for the middle name because of the basketball player}
  • Annabelle Nicole
  • Adelyn Anne
  • Kaylyn Anne
These are the names we can sorta kinda agree on:
  • Brennen Matthew {Boy}
  • Brynlee Anne {girl}
  • Emma Anne {girl}
  • Caleb Thomas {boy}
  • Luciana {Lucy for short} Nicole {girl}
  • Christian Matthew {boy}
I think the more babies you have the harder it is to name them haha! It's so weird cause when I was younger before I ever had a serious boyfriend or any boyfriend for that matter.. better yet before I ever thought boys were even cool I had all my kids names picked out.. but now I am having a heck of a time & we find out if this Jelly Bean is a boy or a girl on December 5th.. so I really would like to have a decision made by then. So your thoughts & suggestion are much appreciated PLEASE HELP THIS MAMA OUT!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Have You Gone Wickless?

So a while back about a year ago I had a friend who was constantly talking about this wickless candle that was safe to use around her small children & I was always hearing her rave about how good it smelled & for a long time. So me with my inquiring mind wanted to know more. Once she explained that Scentsy was a product that was made from wax but that it did not require a flame & that the scents lasted 60 to 80 hours I just had to try it out for myself.

So I picked out my full size warmer {they have over 50 different styles & they come in full size, mid size & plug-in} that went perfectly with my home decor, my plug-in that is more neutral so I can use it in any room, 2 room sprays & my 3 bars I placed my order. I was super anxious to receive I was like a little kid waiting on Santa ha! I remember the day I received it. I instantly loved the smell & how it instantly filled my home. I loved that all I had to do was plug it in & put one bar in & I was good to go for at least two weeks.

From that day on I was a huge Scentsy fan & anyone who came to visit was too. Then it clicked in my head.. hey I should be selling this stuff.. with all the people who ask about it & all the people I know man this would be fun & why not? So here I am an Independent Consultant & everyday I am more in love with the product.

I have my own schedule so my family still comes first, I get to get together with some amazing people to share why I love it so much, I joined an awesome group of other consultants who to love what they do & I get to make money all at the same time.

We over a wide variety of products for every member of your family. It's to just for you our lovely warmers & bars/bricks. We have Travel Tins, Scent Circles, Room Sprays, Scent Pak's, Scantsy Buddy's, Fragrance Foam & our newest line.. Fine Fragrances! So make sure to check out all Scentsy has to offer!

I have my own website that is through Scentsy, I have a kit that I bought for just $99 with everything I need to share with others, I get to work towards incentives & set goals that are so reachable, I get to go to fun events & meet some amazing people so that means I love my job & how couldn't I?

I think one of the biggest benefits to using wickless is that it doesn't send off harmful chemicals into my home, our lungs, my furniture or walls. The wax doesn't get hotter then 95 degrees & I don't have to worry about blowing out a flame.

So if you haven't tried it out you should.. you won't regret it I promise & the best part is it's all affordable! So contact me today or visit my website to learn more, place orders, sign up to host a party or to join my team!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Getting Back

So lately I have been in a big funk of not having any motivation to do anything.. I mean anything. No cleaning, no photography, no make-up or hair, no blogging, no socializing nothing. I don't know if it is pregnancy related or my sister in law being in the hospital but I just haven't been myself.

But Saturday I ended up cleaning our living & dinning room & rearranging it.. I don't know if it was because I was going crazy over the set up or if I just had a cleaning moment ha! Then awhile back my best friend had asked me to take some engagement photo's of her & her fiance & well I did this past Sunday! It was so refreshing to get out behind my lens again & shoot! I loved it & it has made me hungry for more lol!!

So we will see if it was just a moment I was having or if i am slowly getting back to myself.

Here are a couple of the shots I got from this past Sunday..

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Friday, November 18, 2011

16 Weeks

So I know I am already 17 weeks almost 18 but I am playing catch up. I have just had a lot going on. This photo however was taken at 16 weeks! At this point in my pregnancy I am feeling a lot better then I did at this stage with the girls. The only complaint I have is my horrible headaches which are hormonal, from stress & from crying.. lots of crying. But my doctor told me that it is okay to every once in a while like blue moon to take advil but I have only done that once because I don't like to take medicine period. Then my other complaint is my exhaustion!! I don't remember being this tired EVER in my life or having zero motivation to do anything.. it's really odd to me & foreign so it has put me into depress mode a little bit. I just wish I cold afford a maid & nanny (don't we all) just for some extra help from time to time.  But other then those things most days I don't even know i am pregnant.. I felt like I was huge at first now not so much. I think I am carrying low this time. I had a little scare a few weeks back with some spotting & we had an ultra sound done of baby & he as my doctor put it is just fine & quite the mover.. I still have yet to really feel the baby moving around though. But we fined out if my doctor is right & if this baby is a he in deed or a she on December 5th  well the 11th because we are having a gender reveal party.. we just have the 20 week ultra sound on the 5th. But really that is the latest & greatest with our miracle #3 for now.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Getting My Self Out There

So the other day my sister in law invited me to join her at her church for bible study. At first  I was a little nervous because I haven't been to bible study in years (I know sad) but I have been longing to join a church again & be more involved. So I of course said yes! So then this morning at a quarter to 6am my alarm sounded to get up & to get ready (which is super early for me). I laid there in bed thinking of excuses to just be able to lay there longer & fall back asleep.. but deep down I know that God was calling on me to get up & go! Once I got myself ready & Shiloh we sad good bye to daddy & Gabbie & headed out. Gabbie had to stay home due to a double ear infection but daddy was happy to have some one on one time with her & I was happy to have my time with Shiloh.

So we arrived at church & meet up with my sister in law & her two kiddos. We took the girls to their classrooms & once Shiloh saw that I was leaving her she freaked out but the teach picked her up & I left.. I had to be strong. Then we took my nephew to his classroom & before heading to our group I went to check on Shiloh & make sure she was okay without her seeing me & she was fine. So then we headed to group.

Right away everyone was very warm & welcoming. They introduced themselves & we chit chatted a bit & I felt so comfortable. Then group started & we had a speaker to share in her story or I should say journey through ministry & her life threatening illness. I have to admit I was choked up almost the entire time she was sharing. Her story was so touching & profound & really made me so glad I got out of bed to be there. When she was finished we all talked a little bit & put in our prayer request & again I was choked up by some of the request asked & of course had to really restrain myself from balling over my request about my family member in the hospital.

Being their today really opened my eyes to what I was missing in my life.. church, faith, the security of sharing with other people & feeling like I was apart of something. I know for sure now that I will be attending this group & church on a regular basis & will make sure my family & myself are more involved in the church community & with God.

I think today I have started a whole new journey & I am so excited to see where it takes me, my family & my faith!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Man It Feels Like FOREVER

So I have been way too out of touch with my blog lately & for that I am sorry. Life is just so busy lately. With pregnancy, a three year old & her tantrums & my 10 month old keeping me on my toes its been pretty hectic.. not only do I have all of that going on but I am not an Independent Sales Consultant for Scentsy YAY so that has takes a lot of time for marketing alone. Then we had very close a family member who was in very serious car accident & they are still in the hospital & have been since October 27th. Then my mother & father in law from Texas were here for a week, both of my best friends got engaged & we have planning for their weddings & now Gabbie my 10 month old is sick. 

So if that isn't busy I don't know what is. So its not that I haven't wanted to blog I just haven' had time to sit down & write. The hubby is working late tonight so I kind of have the chance now but I still have the two munchkins here to care for. 

So now that I am selling Scentsy if you need anything let me know, if you are wanting learn more about becoming an independent consultant also let me know it really is an awesome job with some amazing people too! 

Also if you could all say a prayer for my family member who is in the hospital I would greatly appreciate it. We really want them home for Thanksgiving so we need as many prayers as possible.

I hope you are all well & loving the fall weather! I know here in Oregon it's beautiful!


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