Friday, April 29, 2011

Project Life - My order has arrived

I have been swooning and drooling and perhaps day dreaming of me completing a project for life album by Becky Higgins. 

You have heard of project life. OMGeee... go here now please

ok.. I feel better now you have seen it and now you are scratching your head yeah and..

I'm a scrapbooker, yet I haven't completed a damn thing. That is the truth. ok, I lied I finished 1 page. My child is almost flippin 3 years old. One page is pathetic. I'm a working mom, ya I know what an excuse right. But, seriously it's mine. I work full time and some, 50 hours minimum a week, cook, clean, baths, read stories, bake, dance class etc. I do it all. So where in the world do I find the time to scrap book. During my child's 3 hour naps. Ya it's crazy my child still naps for almost 3 hours a day. Yay me! However, during that time I think of other things to do.. like being lazy, catching up on shows, being lazy, cleaning, grocery shopping or just being lazy. Moral of that sentence I've been lazy about scrap booking. 

Anyway, I've seen this product come up time and time again on other people's blogs and I instantly needed to know what the hype was about. I checked out becky higgins website and then I was hooked and ordered my first kit 2 days ago on Amazon for myself for mother's day. I'm so nice to myself I know. 

I just received it today and I'm so excited. It's like the perfect dream for limited time and still have scrap booking, but less time consuming, therefore more time to do other things.. like be lazy. Possibly. 

This is the amber kit/ the binder

First I need to get all my photos printed.. yikes ya like 3 years worth. I plan on getting one book done in the next month and completing the other 1 1/2 years in the next 3 months. The kit is amazing and so so easy. I will be updating every tuesday on my "project life".

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Skills I've gained from being a 3 year old mom.

1. on your free time you nap
2. Food, drool, slime and possible snot is part of your daily wardrobe.
3. You sleep on your spare time
4. Cleaning is considered "your" time
5. It takes you 45 minutes to get milk and bread at the store
6. The cat get's kicked off the bed, because you can't give anymore attention to anyone
7. Your child fart's and you both laugh
8. Poop doesn't really smell the way it used too. More mild
9. You can cook dinner, entertain child, and go through the mail at the same time
10. You know all of the pixar movies by heart

I remember thinking that motherhood wouldn't be that hard, it's instinct right, things will just fall into place. I was sort wrong...

I remember the first cold, I rushed Mack (4 months old) to the ER. I didn't even call the doctor I just took her to the emergency room. She had a high fever and a runny nose. I learned then that babies get sick and to watch them and make sure you nurse lot's and they are peeing and drinking lot's of fluids. I learned from my mistake of rushing Mack to the ER.

Teething, I was in for a surprise. It was a lot of internet research, trial and error and sleepless nights. But I made it.

I never realized that nursing would take so much effort and energy. I was completely drained and tired all the time. I wish I was more prepared for that.

Looking back the last 3 years of all that I've done and accomplished as a mother and learned, it's been an incredible journey. and I always think about doing it again... I must be crazy.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Pst... my kid is the front of the train
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Click's, weren't they suppose to stay in high school

Mack has been attending dance class for 2 months now. The kid loves it. I mean loves it. She get's to run around and listen to songs and make loud noises with tap shoes. 

However, I regret going every week. 

I love going to watch Mack dance and learn and grow with the other little chickas at class. It's the mom's that come along with there kids. 

Briefing: Lake Tahoe is a mixture of hippies, normal working middle class people (like myself), and stuck up rich snobs. Some of them only visit their second homes a couple times of year and some of the other ones are the douches that live here full time. 

Ok, back to dance class. Usually I can deal with these people and just think to myself, "why don't you stick it where the sun don't shine" and other times, I can't just brush them off. When people don't even say hi to you or even know your name, might I add, it kind of gets to you. 

My daughter is a lot like me. We are sociable and can make friends pretty much anywhere we go. However, this "clicky group of gals" are too cool for school I guess you could say. They are the prettied up mama's with their coffee in hand more worried about their recent gossip and there next coffee get together's rather than paying attention to their jerk of a kid. 

I thought click's were for high school. I guess some people just don't grow up. 

What really get's me is Mack claps and cheers for their kids and we try and be friendly and we get nothing in return. 

I will continue to put up with doushe bags, because my daughter loves the dance class and I'm not going to make her suffer because I can't remember to realize that they are jerks and nothing will change. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Photo Organizing Project Part 1

Around 8 months ago my computer crashed. Ya hard drive after 18 months on a new computer completely crapped out. Me being dumb I didn't back up any of my photos. I know how stupid of me. It's so simple to do, but me being naive you never think you will loose anything on your computer. Ha. I lossed all of Mack's photos for the first 2 years. Super lame.

However, a friend of mine switched over one of the drivers and ram over to a back up one in the computer I was able to pull off all the photos before my computer took a dump the next day. Super ecstatic. 

I was looking over the photos and I didn't for some reason transfer the delivery photos and the baby shower. poop. I checked out Ian's old myspace page, which he never uses and thank god never deleted. There they were the delivery photos on his page. I quickly snagged them off of his page and I now have 24 photos I didn't think I would ever get back. phew. I mean I sweating bullets and just wanted to cry.

So I now have all my photos on a DVD. There are safe for now. Then I got to thinking my lap top which has been our back up computer for the last year is about 5 years old and I can't believe it is still kicking. literally. So, first order of business is to pull off all my photos from the last 18 months and back them up, before I'm super sad again. You can't get lucky twice in my opinion. 

I have been reading I Heart Organizing blog and Sunny Side up. These ladies/Mama's are pro's I tell you. They have all their books done and photos printed and I Heart Organizing did a month long photo organizing project back in February. 

I thought to myself I must get my act together. 

For the next month, I'm going to be challenging myself to these tasks:

A. Back all photos (1/2 done)
B. Create safe box or filing system for Mack's art work and keep sakes I want to keep and include in her books.
C. Print all digital photos and prepare to do 3 years worth of books. (yikes I'm a slack)
D. Order Amber Higgins book making kit. ( You have to check these out it looks so worth the $52 bucks. 
E. Organize photos into the years and stages of Mack's life.
F. Create Books. 

Seems like a simple and short list, but a lot of work ahead of me. Oh, and I will throw in finishing her baby book while I'm at it. Yikes!

If anyone is in similar shoes or behind in these departments, feel free to link up with me as we try and tackle the ongoing projects of photos. 

I'm so excited to get all of things done and making memory books for Mack to have when she get's older. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mountain Mum Letter's

Dear Mack: Daddy always seems to go first all the time, So this week you are first. You are becoming more and more testy and challenging with discipline. Mommy doesn't like putting you in time outs and I don't like having to punish you. So, be a good girl this week and listen to mommy. You have completely wow'd me on the other hand with you potty training. You have been doing so well and going poop for the first time at school and at home. Dear Ian: I love our nights on the couch after Mack is in bed and we watch our favorite tv shows. I didn't make it till the end of shows this week without falling asleep first, but there is always next week. Dear Directv DVR: I'm so glad you are there to record our shows, because I would never be awake for any of them. Dear Spring: it's nice to see no snow in our forecast the last 2 weeks. So, please be sure to continue to bring us sun and rain showers only. Dear Mack: I can't wait to go on the easter egg this hunt and have your real first easter this year. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Men who pee on the floor

I'm warning you... this is a rant. But.. you might feel the same way. 

I can't tell you how sick I am of cleaning pee of the toilet and floor. You would think after 28 years my other half could point, shoot and aim. I'm I wrong about this?

I nag and complain about it, but then it ends in a stupid comment from the other end and then I get pissed and walk away sometimes laughing on how stupid it is we are arguing over pee pee on the floor. 

What do you other woman do about this? Or is your other halves better trained?

I might have to make him sit down on the toilet if no improvement has been made. The one thing that get's me is that they can find a tinier hole at any hour of the day, moon or shine, but yet the huge porcelain bowl is unattainable for them to hit.