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Putting Life in Order One Paper Cut at a Time...

Updated: 2015-09-16T22:18:36.505-07:00


A New Beginning


So this blog has been so good to me, but I think it is time to move on. I started another blog if you wanted to take a look. If you like then spread the word. If you don't then no biggie :) It is called "Dear Whatever...Love Amanda" Check it out!

Thank you for reading!!



The title says it all. There is a mountain of it sitting in my laundry room. I actually close my eyes when I open the door. Funny thing is it was all done on Tuesday. Even down to the cloth napkins that had been sitting in the laundry basket for about a month. I guess I am just going to wait till the Laundry Fairy comes and takes care of it. Either that or I am training the girls early :)


What the Tooth fairy Found



Julia inquiring what the prices are for her teeth. The Tooth Fairy found it under her pillow last night :)

Day 1


Well summer is here (and I would love to say "The time is right for dancing in the streets) and today is Day 1. so far Sammie has ripped my mouse pad, Julia threw a pen and it went all over the wall and the floor, there is a huge mess upstairs, and right now they are banging on the walls. You know what? I could care less :) I want a good summer and we all deserve it! I am sure I will have my moments, but right now I am making myself be positive for everyone's sake. Now talk to me next week when Jon leaves for business. I might need some reminding about this post :)




I forgot I had a blog for a little while. Computer crashed, I went away, busy with school stuff, I totally forgot. I will update now that I remembered.

Potty Training Sucks!


Well I am at the point again in my life where I am the Princess of Potty. Sammie was right there for at least 2 months, then they moved her into another class at preschool and I feel like we are starting all over again. When I look back on Julia, I can not tell you how I potty trained her because honestly she did it herself. Sammie on the other hand has proven to not be so inclined. I realize that they all have their own timing on this sort of thing, but she knows what she is doing- she just chooses not to. So I am kinda back to square one. Asking, reminding, telling, sometimes raising my voice, all to get her to sit on the potty. I will soon revisit every bathroom in town, making sure they are all convenient for when she has to go. So please wish me luck- she needs to be fully potty trained for our next and VERY cheap preschool (see why I am stressing) I hope soon I will be the Princess of Panties instead :)


An Eyeball is Still an Eyeball


If you haven't even watched "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmer" on the Travel channel- check it out. You will be totally grossed out, but fascinated at the same time. I am telling you though no matter how well you deep fry, stew, cover in chocolate sauce, or smoother it in cheese- eating an eyeball is still eating an actual eyeball. Even if I wasn't told what it was, I am pretty sure I would know it was something gross. I wonder how many times he has gotten sick or how much his bill for Imodium is :)


7 years


Today you turned 7. 7 I say! Wow has time gone by. I remember the first night that we had brought you home from the hospital and how your Daddy and I just stared at you. You cried for the next three months straight :) I could have never imagined the kind of little girl you would become. You love all the girlie stuff that I do- makeup, clothes, listening to Hannah Montana as loud as we can in the car. Yet you have your rough and tumble side- riding your bike, playing with the boys. You take after your Dad with your artistic abilities (because I have none) and we are so impressed with all that you have learned this year. I love when you cry during the sad parts in movies or how you must pet every animal you come in contact with. You are so much like me in so many ways that it is hard to stay mad at you. I always wanted a little girl and you were my wish come true. Thank you so much for making my life, along with your Daddy's and Sissy's life complete. We love you and hope that your birthday was one to remember. I love you!


A Born Fool


In light of today being my big 33rd Birthday, I thought I would let you know what April Fool's Day is all about. I didn't even know myself :) I got a yellow beach crusier this morning so watch out on the roads because I have no been on a bike is like 2o years!

Happy Birthday to Me :)


The Girls


Just a pic of the girls since there hasn't been one in ages :) Pictures are considered a post right??


Is it just me or do you want one too??


I see this commercial all the time and I want them. Why? I don't know!!

The Update


Well things have been pretty well in The Mommy Files household. Nothing too exciting. Here is a little update so that I actually have a post! The goal is do this everyday (or every other day realistcally lol)

Sammie had her third brithday this month. It made me very sad to see my last baby turn three. In my mind I know I am done having children, but in my heart I will always miss that little tiny baby I once had. We had a HUGE jumpy that we had to put in the park across the street from my house because it was so big. The kids loved it! Both of them passed out around 7 that night and it's very rare for that to happen. Sammie has grown into quite a little girl. She says things sometimes and I am like "Did you really just say that?" She told me the other day "Mommy I have had a long day." I thought that was the cutest thing I have ever heard! She has a slight obession with lip gloss so I have to hide them. I swear she is going to have a lip gloss ball in her stomach because in all honestly I think more goes in her mouth than on her lips. She is just a funny little thing and really wants to be a big girl!

Julia will be 7 in two weeks. Now if I gave birth to a Little Princess this would be it! She is very good actually, but sooooo girly! I bought her high heeled sandles the other day and you would have thought they were gold! She has to pick out her clothes to match her earrings and I have to force her to wear tennis shoes to school. I just look at her and think how beautiful she is- then I think I am in so much trouble when she is a teenager. She has become such a little artist over the past 2 years that I am thinking she will be using that in her future (well I hope she does) She also likes to watch me cook so maybe that will be one of her passions. She is just a joy and I am glad to be her Mommy :)

Jon has been in court for the last 3 weeks on a trial. He was so nervous at first, but he really got into it. They had to call it a mistrial because of one person that refused to change thier mind. So much for all that! He is now adjusting to life back in the office since they moved him to the new buliding. He is also very spoiled since the new office is 3 miles from home and he has a wife to make him lunch everyday!

As for me, I have become a gym rat. I work out 4 times a week at least and I love every second of it. I also started seeing a Dietian so that I can get my eating on track. As of today it is Day 71 and I have lost almost 19 bls. I feel so good! Yet going down in sizes has made shopping too much fun which is good and bad. I am just happy to make a lifestyle change since diabetes and heart diease runs in my family. I hope within the next year to run a half marathon then maybe on to a full one. We will see! Hard to run with boobs :)

Well that is about it. All updated! I hope to get back into the swing of things :) Thank you for reading :)


I Used To...


I used to blog. I used to talk about the stuff going on in the house. I used to be really good at it. Now it seems I stare at the page and think "What the heck am I going to write about now?" So I am thinking I will get to the used to soon. Just need to get my act together :)

Thank you for reading!


Yes We Did :)



God Bless America :)


Single Mom


Jon left for a week today in the first time in 5 years. Yes I have issues with it. Yes I am a big baby. Yes I don't like it. Yes all I think about is that I am here with two kids. Yes it sucks. Yes I will get over it.

Ok that made me feel better :) 4 days to go!!


Day 4


This year is the year that I have decided that I am not going to be fat anymore. I have had this epiphany in the past, but with my dad and uncle dying of heart attacks I knew it was time I really do something about it. So last week I visited a nutritionist and she came up with a diet (which I really not allowed to say) that would help me change my eating habits. I already exercise 4-5 times a week so that is not an issue, but I in the past year have not paid any attention to what I was eating. The thing about me is that I don't have low self esteem about what I look like, but rather I accept my weight and choose not to do anything about it. Well that needs to change. So I have a food journal, I am counting every single calorie that goes in my mouth, and I am exercising like a crazy person. In the past 4 days my anxiety about this has gone from pretty high to a low manageable outlook. They say it takes 21 days to make a habit and I am 17 days till there. So wish me luck because I am going to need it :)


The Gift Card


So I think I have mentioned this several times before in the 5 years of this blog, but I have a teeny tiny addiction to clothes. Not expensive ones, just clothes. I have a small affection for t-shirts, blouses, sweaters, and jeans. I have been so many different sizes during the last 7 years that I bet I have clothed some of the people in the town I live in with all my Goodwill donations. I still have my very first suit that I paid like $300 when I had a job. Anyway, Jon and I have been on a budget due to the messed up economy, so my clothes addiction was put on hold for several months. So I decided that I would collect all the gift cards I had in my wallet or dresser and see if there was money left on them. Sure enough, I had about $150 at various places, and even $20 at Starbucks. So the other day I went shopping for the first time just for me and I used those gift cards and some of the ones I got for Christmas, and didn't spend a thing. Now this may not be so exciting to you or seem silly, but for me not to spend money was not easy to get used to so I think it's amazing! So I suppose the whole point to this story is find those gift cards because you may be surprised :)

Twas the Night Before Christmas!


Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and hope that 2009 brings much love and cheer :)

Thank you and much love,

Thank You


Thank you to the mom this morning who sped into the preschool parking lot at 65 miles an hour, in her new BWM, while talking on the phone (which is illegal in CA), parking in the only handicapped spot, wearing 5 inch heels, and having her kid dressed in shorts and t-shirt (56 degrees outside). You made me feel like all my bitching to my kids about wearing jackets, having to buy a bluetooth, the fact that I drive a mini van, and that I rock my Ugg boots are all worth it. You made my day :)


Need a Little Peace


So the last couple of weeks have been crazy in the Mommy Files household. It makes me wonder if my sanity is being tested for something bigger or my drama quota is filled for a very long time. First things, my Uncle died suddenly last week. It just happen to be the same day as my Dad passed away 2 years ago. They were also the same age, and died of the same causes. Strange yes, but this was my Mom's twin brother so they were not related. Yesterday was his funeral and it was a awesome send off. He was not one for crying or dwelling so we had a party instead. His viewing was filled with surf music and Led Zeppelin. I even think at one point "Get Down Tonight" by KC and the Sunshine band was played. It was just so appropriate for him. It was hard for me because I had just done this 2 years ago and I feel for my cousins. Just seems wrong being 32 and not having a parent. It also made me think back to the people I have lost in my life. I have had 8 significant people die since I was 18. I am pretty much hoping that I am done in the death department for a while.

Also, I was having so female issues and that was driving me crazy because they could not figure out what was wrong. I will not go into details, but the Doctor said that it may have something to do with my body adjusting to not having a period due to my IUD. I told Jon he has a year to think about what he plans on doing because I am done with all this birth control crap.

So in respect of my Uncle's passing I just want everyone to make sure they reach out to their friends and family and tell them how much they mean to you. I am lucky that I have a wonderful husband and two great kids that remind me everyday how lucky I am. All I ask for is a little peace and a nice Hoilday season :)


Thank you for reading :)


There is a Line that Needs to be Drawn


Ok so I haven't posted in a while. Not sure if I will continue to post in the future just for lack of content and I will let you other much better bloggers update me on your world, but when I saw this I had to say something. I am all for breast feeding. I think it's a wonderful thing that our bodies can do. I think what ever choice you make regarding it is yours and if you feel good about it then I am all for it. Yet this was a little disturbing to me. One because of the age of the children and two because of the way these children talk about it. Kinda creepy. If you agree or disagree I would love to hear either one :) Watch and you will see!


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You Know When...


You married to a total guy when you asked him to help you with dinner since I am carting the kids around town to various activities and he calls to ask how to make a baked potato. Little did he know there is a button on the microwave that says "Potato". I wonder what he thought that button was meant to do? Next time I will have to leave Post-its all over explaining things.


Maybe I will Just Get One of These


Seems like people have been asking me when I was going to have another baby lately. Sorry to burst the bubble, but I am done. No one seems to get that I don't want to have another child or that I don't want to have a boy. I have enough drama in my life as it is and having two girls I am screwed when it comes to money as this get older. I have friends who have little babies so I can just touch and smell them or get one of these :)

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What do you think?


Weekend Round Up


Number of times Sam threw a a huge fit: 2
Number of people that saw one: 500 (was at the mall)
Number of kittens lost: 1
Number of 8 ft. stone walls that were scaled to get him: 1
Number of times Julia cries "He is gone forever": 57
Number of old beanie babies found in the garage: 15
How much they are worth on Ebay: $1.00
Number of redheads in the house: 1
Number of times my mom said "Oh My God" when she saw my hair: 4
Number of times Sammie drew all over herself with permanent marker: 1
Number of colors she used: 3 (red, pink, and yellow)
Number of times I have tried to get it off: 7
Number of "Punky Brewster" episodes watched: 8

Exciting huh? Man sometimes the weekends go by WAY too fast! How was your weekend?


Chocolate and Salt


That is all I want :) Maybe I will just mix two together? French fries with chocolate sauce or chocolate ice cream with pretzels on it. That and crush up my Pamprin on top of it all. Sometimes it sucks being a girl, but my bitch card is useful for the next couple of days. It is nice when you are allowed to use it :)