Family life

May the 4th

Well, last I posted it was almost Valentine’s Day. Now it’s almost Mother’s Day. 0_0
I’m the worst at updating.

So here’s the update:

I’m engaged! Eddie (my boyfriend of almost 8 years) popped the question on April 3rd.
Boom! (Planning on a wedding end of 2017/beginning 2018)

Our son turned two on April 10th. My sweet boy is growing up so dang fast! He’s officially a toddler.
He’s potty training, weaning off his “Boopie” (Binkey/Pacifier) which we’ve been doing anyway, he normally only gets it for nap or bed time. Now it’s only for bedtime. Naps have been.. a struggle, but getting easier every day. We took him to the Folsom Wildlife Sanctuary for his birthday. I think he enjoyed it. Mostly he just likes to run around or “Fly”. He’s saying so many words, and starting to speak in sentences. Hendrix is super independent,  but loves when you play Legos or “staw wa webals” (Star Wars Rebels) with him. He is so much fun, and so much work right now. Everyday presents a new adventure.

My sister, Cassie, is due any day now with her little boy. I am so excited to meet this new little bundle. I’m also excited for Hendrix to have a new baby cousin. It’ll be fun to watch them grow together.

I’ve been working, and working, and working. And cleaning, and cleaning and cleaning. I feel like that’s all I do. In the midst of all that I’m constantly entertaining and caring for the toddler and our doggy (Remy).

Momness is so much more than I ever anticipated it to be. It truly is a 24/7 job. It’s one that I love, but dang. I never realized how much my mom did. Thank you mom. You’re a saint. Not only do you run a daycare out of your home. You home schooled 4 girls. You birthed and raised 4 girls. That’s insane. I’m only two years into this mom thing and I can barely keep it together some days. I hope you realize how much I love and appreciate and look up to you. We’ve had our rough moments (as any normal parent/child relationship would) but I wouldn’t change a moment of it. I love you so much and I just hope I can be as good as mom to my son as you are to me.

That’s all for now. I’m trying to decide what to do as far as blogging more. Should I blog my daily life? food? mom stuff? work stuff? more photography? I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, so maybe this will help me find out what I wanna do.

Hopefully I’ll blog more than once every couple months. In the mean time – here’s some super awesome pictures of my super awesome kid.

Happy almost Mother’s Day!

-Smashley

 

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Family life, Working out & Being fit

2016 // No More Excuses

working out while being a full time mommy and part time server can be challenging. This year I’m not going to let the challenge of working out be an excuse not too.

 

Day 1 : Jan 4

Current weight 151.4 // goal a strong, toned 130-135

At home work out :

50 squats // 50 sit ups // 50 donkey kicks (each side)

20 push-ups ( I’ll have to do more when the kid sleeps. He wanted to sit on me, and my strength isn’t there yet)

30 leg lifts (laying flat on my back, throw downs w/o the partner)

15 minutes of stretching!

Goal is to repeat this work out twice a day and increase my numbers.