Mom and Boys

Figuring it out one day at a time.


Planning my weekly menu.

I heard that if you go to the grocery store with a plan you spend less money.

And tonight Isaac has the boys for a little while before bed so I can go grocery shopping childless!

Our breakfast is always the same.

Me: homemade egg and cheese on an English muffin

Linc: blueberries, grapes, and peanut butter toast

Bo: boob

And lunches are almost always leftovers or tuna

So dinners are what takes planning, so here is what I am thinking, prepare to be dazzled.

BBQ chicken in the crockpot
Green beans

Spaghetti squash with meat

Turkey roast
Potatoes and green beans

Cheeseburgers on the grill
Tomato and cucumber salad

Dinner out? This is my one childless night. I will either be ordering in, or going to dinner with friends.

Grilled steaks
Asparagus (market)
Potatoes (market)

Tilapia filets
Green beans

Cottage cheese
String cheese
Homemade popcorn

Desserts/Sweet treats:
Cinnamon and brown sugar steal cut oats with fruit
Apples and vanilla yogurt
Mocha protein shake


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Eating like kings.

We have been eating healthier here lately.

And I have been cooking/grilling more at home.


Tonight we had tri-tip steak, asparagus fresh from the farmers market, and quinoa w/olive oil and tomatoes.


Linc loved it, and his favorite part…the asparagus.

I don’t know what it is about those spears of green, but he loves them.

IMG_0309Another new Lincoln favorite, tilapia.

He gobbled that up yesterday for lunch.

What a little healthy eater.



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Life fail #1.8 billion or so.

I slept through my massage.

Not after I got there.

But on the couch.

After the dentist I laid my head down on sofa for just a few minutes…

4 hours later I awoke to some salesman at my door.

I missed.

My glorious indulgence.

And I spent it asleep in my living room.

Total life fail.

I am so sad.

And my back still hurts…stressed induced, when I am stressing I almost get these horrible neck/back/shoulder type cramps that give me pretty bad headaches.

Meh, I guess I needed the sleep.


Getting back to health.

I am going to take this summer to regain my health.

Emotional, physical, and everywhere in between.

I feel like lately I have been surviving, not living.

Just getting through everyday, and sure, there are moments that I deeply enjoy (my boys bring me this joy), but I feel like everyday is stress.

Racing around, figuring things out.

Where is the money going to come from?

When do I need to pick up the kids?

What else do I need to do at work?

The kids are sick.

Is my boss upset that I am missing so many days of work?

How will I pay for daycare next week?

The credit card is maxed out.

The bank account is in the negative.

Another kid is sick.

The house is a mess.

The laundry needs folded.

And over and over and over.

There is no peace.

And whenever I do have a moment to myself instead of doing something productive, I sit.

I watch mindless television, feeling unmotivated and lazy.

But I am done!

Life is what it is, struggles are a part of life.

And I can either take them for what they are, overcome, and live.

Or drown in them.

So I am turning over a new leaf.

I know it sounds strange but I think it starts with taking care of what I have.

Show a little pride of ownership.

In my home, in my body, and in my life.

I need to keep my house clean, keep up with the yard, watch what I put into my body, workout, read the Word, and engage in relationships that are positive and healthy.

I am excited about this summer.

I am excited to be healthy again.


Hospital night three.


I am over it.

We have been here much longer than I expected.

My little man has been pretty sick.

High fevers.


Severe vomiting.

Difficulty breathing.

The tests came back, all 500 of them, and apparently he has 3 different respiratory viruses.

Now the doctors and nurses have to dress up in robes and masks to even walk in our room.

It is crazy.

The good news is he is starting to do better.

Which is great because I don’t think I could watch him get poked, prodded, and stuck any more.

They lowered his IV fluids by 50% and his breathing treatments are becoming less frequent.

I am praying that we can go home tomorrow.

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Hippies like licorice and a few other random facts.

It’s true.

My mom said so.

You can always find good licorice at health food stores.

And that is where hippies hang out.


My feet stink.

Mike says so.


Vanderpump Rules is an amazing show.

And my parents and brother are not seeing it for what it truly is.



I taught Mike how to Gangnam Style.

gangnam style

I registered for summer classes today.

A full load.

I’m feeling rather proud of myself and motivated.


It appears that I may get money back on my taxes.

Which will be nothing short of a miracle if it happens.



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