A Special Birthday Wish

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AARON!!! Today my first love turns 6 years old. I cannot believe it. It honestly feels like he was just a little baby. I have really enjoyed my journey with Aaron, I love him in so many different ways.

I remember when I first looked in his eyes...I was completely speechless which is saying a lot if you really know me. It took me a moment to take in everything that had just happened and we just locked eyes and had an instant connection. I had no idea the type of love you could have for someone until I had Aaron. From day 1 he has brought an abundance of joy into my life and so many others.

He is my sweetheart, charmer, silly guy and superhero all in one. It's so hard to write this post knowing all we've been through and what we continue to overcome. He is one of the strongest kids I know, I think over the years his food allergies have been tougher on myself than they have for him. It doesn't phase him at all and what I love about him is that he doesn't question any of it. He believes God made him this way and he wouldn't have it any other way.

I would like to wish one of the loves of my life a wonderful birthday. I hope he smiles from sun up to sun down and has a fantastic day. I've enjoyed all the previous birthdays and they get more and more exciting as they get older. Here's to 6 and many many more birthdays!

It's time for a change

It's time for a change

~Bunk Beds~

1 / 2 / 3 / 4

It's finally the time when we say goodbye to Andrew's toddler bed/crib and Aaron's twin bookshelf bed. I'm so excited for the boys to have a bunk beds, I think they are at the age now and it would really create more open space in their room. Growing up my younger brother and I shared a room for a short time and we had bunk beds. They were great except for that one time when someone fell off but hey, you live and you learn! :-)

I still haven't found a set that I'm totally in love with but the ones above come pretty close to what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a dark cherry color that's pretty sturdy so that we can have it for a few years until we move into a bigger space. I like the idea of the later being attached because then there is little room for it being knocked or pulled down. 

I plan to do a total revamp of their room once I select the bunk beds. We will most likely do a clean sweep of their old toys and add a book shelf to their room. The ideas are endless, I plan to checkout Pinterest to see what all I can find! Stay tuned for the outcome!

Workout Wednesday

I know it's been a while but I'm back at it like I never left! Fitness is something that I struggle with, don't get me wrong I love it but just like everything else sometimes it has to sit on the back burner. I try not to go too long without working out maybe 2 weeks max just because it takes twice as long to build up what you lost...in my opinion.

In order to have more time during the evenings to hang out with the boys, cook dinner and just relax I have started to incorporate a few morning workouts. I started back up with one of my favorite DVDs, Turbo Fire! It's so fun even at 5:00am and it has me sweating like I just ran 5 miles. Can't beat that!

On the days where I'm exhausted and don't have a full 30-45 minutes to workout in the morning I opt for the short workout below. It's perfect when you are running low on time but still want to get in a quick sweat session before hitting the shower.

I try to gauge the workout based on how much time I have, you can do a few rounds (3-4) within 10-15 minutes. Try adding weights if you want something a little more challenging! I highly recommend trying to workout in the morning if you have time. It allows you to keep your week nights free and we know how easy it is to cancel a workout if you are tired or too busy at night. Working out in the morning cancels all that out, you no longer have to cram everything in.

Winter Must Haves

Winter Must Haves

Polka Dot Sweater / Ruffle coat / Green Ankle jeans, / Wedge Booties / Slouch Beanie hat / Fringe scarf

These days my wardrobe has been on repeat. I'm pretty much recycling the same clothes with a few different accessories.  During the work week you will always catch me wearing my wool ruffle coat, I love that it's feminine and also professional. I typically pair that with my signature slacks or skirt for the week along with a cardigan or polka dot sweater. When it's cold outside I just like to keep it simple so most days I wear black pants or a black skirt with tights to stay warm.

On the weekends I stay pretty low key. I've been reaching for my green skinny jeans that I snagged at Old Navy a few months ago. I naturally cling towards dark colors when it comes to jeans but this is my first pair of dark green and I'm in love!!! Throw on a beanie and a warm scarf and my outfit is complete. Oops, can't forget the wedge booties! These go with everything, slacks, skirt, jeans, you name it! Also, did I mention they are super comfortable?!?! So until the weather gets a little warmer on these parts I will keep sticking to these favorites. 

Hello again!

I know it's been quiet over here lately, I  took a much needed vacation. I plan to get back to my regular posts. Stay tuned for an update on the boys, my winter favorites and a special birthday wish!

Enjoy your weekend! Mine will consist of a lot of cleaning and reorganizing. See ya next week.