Sunday, March 30, 2014

La Habra Earthquake

On Friday, March 28th, we had a huge earthquake epicentered in our city. Let's just say it's been a long weekend! Literally! I took a four day weekend to spend time with Jacob over his spring break. Thursday we relaxed and Friday we had a special day trip planned. More on that trip in an upcoming post. We got home in the early evening and we were just relaxing. It was 9:00 pm and we decided to put the kids to bed. At 9:08 pm, I looked at the clock, I was taking my medication when everything started shaking. My first thought was to get to the kids! I'm not going to lie, I freaked out! I freaked out because it was big and lasted awhile. The kids were oblivious at first. They were just wondering what was happening. 

The first night after the earthquake I did not sleep a wink. We had a slumber party in our bed. The kids slept with us all weekend. One thing I hated the most was that we've had A LOT of aftershocks and we've felt most of them, at least one to 2 each hour. It has been maddening. As I type this we just had a few small ones, luckily, we did not feel. We also had a bit of reprieve Saturday night at my cousin's house for poker night. I almost did not want to leave. We also considered staying at my brother.s house who lives out in Riverside county. However, the time and effort it would take to go to these places was just not woth it. But last night I reached a limit. I was so exhausted and overwhelmed, I finally slept a few hours. 

I'm still exhausted, and luckily, fortunately, the aftershocks have decreased but I still jump every time. I' m looking forward to getting back to normal with little or no earthly disturbances, but I guess we'll see. Definitely a weekend I won't ever forget. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Subscription Boxes

I'm sure you've heard of them, subscription boxes. If you haven't, well, look into it. To me, they're like Christmas every month. Who doesn't like to open a surprise package? But to be honest, I just jumped on this bandwagon. There are sooo many subscriptions to choose from such as beauty, baby, men's, food, and wine box subscriptions. I got my first box last month from Citrus Lane. It's a box geared toward babies, toddlers or kids depending on their age. I got it for Isabella who is 3.5 years old. It was free and it was okay. This box runs $30 a month. I also got a second box and I liked it much better than the first but I canceled cause $30 is a little pricey. I did instead subscribe to Ipsy which is a cosmetics box and I can't wait to try the goodies I get. I'll be getting my first box next month. I'll update then.

February Box

March Box

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Gray & Pink Bridal Shower

One of my favorite hobbies is creating parties. I've been doing it for quite a few years now, and the last six months are no exception. I did my cousin Crystal's bridal shower last October, and a baby shower for my nephew. More on that baby shower later. For the bridal shower, we started our design from the invitation. My cousin showed me invitations and designs she liked, and I designed and personalized her very own invitation. The colors were gray and pink with turquoise and white accents. We found the center pieces at Wal-Mart for $2 and party attendees were able to take them home and plant them. Let love grow! For the dessert table, we picked some easy handheld, bite-sized desserts. It was a big hit! All the girls loved it!  I had a lot of fun designing a party from the bottom up.




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My Ballerina

Isabella just finished dance. This session started off rocky. For some reason, she just wasn't as comfortable as the last session. She dreaded going to class and I did too. Isabella is my strong-willed child. When she doesn't like something she'll let you know and she gave me problems going to dance, in the beginning. However, towards the end she completely changed and she was into it. My worry now is that I wanted to take a break and maybe start a new dance class somewhere else, but I'm not sure how she'll take it. 

Her last dance class and final performance.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March 2014

I'm here! And alive and well! There has been so much that has happened in the last half a year! Yeah, it's been 6 months! Some sad news, some happy news. Where to begin...

Jacob played soccer for a couple months this past fall. He hated it though. He's not a very aggressive boy and he found it difficult take control of the ball. He's now again in t-ball. The improvement is obvious. He knows what to expect now.  And getting even better at hitting, catching, and throwing. He's doing excellent in school too. I just got his report card with nothing but good news. Jacob's into Legos, Batman and Sponge Bob. Oh, and Monsters Inc. The most recent and biggest news we have is that Jacob lost his first baby tooth. It was his bottom right tooth. He's so big now!

Isabella has also been into a few things. She's now on her second term of dance. A ballet/tap combo class. She did really well her first session last fall, but has recently become bored with it. We'll try something different next. Isabella is still in my class, but seems bored by it as well. While I love having her in my class, I can't wait for her to go to pre-k and get more.  She's also heavily into Frozen. 🎶Let it go!🎶 Yes, that Frozen! Everything is about Elsa and Ana. Isabella has also picked up a very bad habit. She bites her nails! Ugh. I hate it, but I'm working on her quitting.

So that's the gist of it around here. The hubs and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary in Vegas. We also had the death of my uncle, and to counter that, the birth of my nephew! Can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings! Hopefully, I'll be back to fill you in!