Monday, February 22, 2016

Denver Metro Moms Post- The Magic of Nap Time

My second post for Denver Metro Moms Blog is now posted and I can't wait for you to read it and let me know your thoughts. 

 Post link here

I have struggled with what to do with my time during Noelle's naps but I think I have really figured out that the time should be used to reenergize me! Thanks for your support!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Just Me

So excited to finally share my photo shoot with my friend Natalie Suner!! But because this shoot is just of me, it makes me a little uncomfortable posting. It's easy when it's my family but just me seems a little strange so along with the photos I am going to share some things about me that you may not know and some of them are a little embarrassing. I am all about transparency and being real so I figured why not and it would make this a little more interesting.

1. I am 10 pounds over weight in these photos and although I am not the most comfortable with my body at this point, these are my absolute favorite pictures of myself. 
2. I sing on my church's worship team. It took EVERYTHING in me to step forward and say that I wanted to sing. I really didn't want to do it but I felt God was pushing me to worship Him in that specific fashion, I am glad I was obedient. 
3. Not smiling in a photo feels really strange to me. The whole "sexy" face thing is completely awkward for me and does not fit my personality whatsoever.
4. I pick up on the vibes of others easily and pay very close attention to my surroundings. I am really observant and most times it serves me very well.
5. I HATE boogers, on any human beings, old or young. If I know you, I will tell you and I would expect you to do the same for me! Noelle poor thing probably hates having her diaper changed because I usually use that time to also clean her nose. I can not stand seeing children with dirty noses, it drives me up a wall. 
6. The first thing I look at in photos of myself is my eyebrows! If my eyebrows look good, I'm pretty happy.
7. I have a fear of wiping off my eyebrow(s) and being far from home and not being able to put them "back on".
8.  As a child I was really self conscious of my forehead until my favorite supermodel shared her love for her five head. #TyraBanks
9. I danced all through high school and had dreams of becoming a back up dancer and never really had to the guts to pursue it. 
10. I am not a selfie a day kind of girl and never will be. I think there is something alluring about quite confidence. 
11. I have always wanted three children since I could remember. I have no idea if we'll be a family of 5 one day but I will always hold out hope. 
12. I am not with the games on Instagram. I am not a Petty Betty but I cannot stand when people follow you just to get a follow, then unfollow you. I am not here for it and I will block you. Ok maybe a little petty!
13. Friday After Next is my favorite movie of all time. 
14. I could never relate to the meme that says "I LOVE God……and Trap music", until there was Fetty Wap! Lol, we are going to see him in concert this month and I am so hype. I have always been an R&B girl but I am so looking forward to this concert!
15. I took several swim lessons as a child and even had a pool in my backyard and still didn't learn to swim until I was 13 years old. 

Can you relate to any of these? Let me know, don't leave me hanging!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Noelle's 2nd Birthday

The day came and went and it was amazing!! Our Nelly had a great day and we loved seeing the excitement on her face as she experienced The Magic Kingdom for the first time. She'd met Mickey and Minnie once before at Hollywood Studios Disney World but this was even better! 

 I'm TWOdles shirt

 We were on our way through Epcot headed for the monorail when Noelle spotted Pluto. She waited in the line as patiently as she could but once we got close she couldn't contain herself and was trying desperately to separate from me.

 Headed to Magic Kingdom after meeting her favorite pup!

We made it to the park just in time for the show!

 We met up with our friends The Khuus and Nelly and Carise got their dance on.

Character meetings were next and these girls were too cute!!

She was not feeling Goofy in his dare devil attire. 

Dumbo ride wait. 

It was a great day at the park. We didn't spend as much time as we would have liked. Getting in and out of the park takes a tremendous amount of time by itself. It was much more rush than I would have hoped but we had a party to make! We made a wrong turn on the way back to the car and we paid for it with an extra 45 minutes. I was a mess, if you know me well than you know I hate being late especially when others are waiting on me. Thank God my mom reassured me that it was going to be fine and it was about Noelle. After arriving fashionably late to her own party we cut cake with close friends and family and sang happy birthday. 

 Noelle licked the icing off her slice one finger at a time. She is such a girly girl!

 Thanks so much to everyone who made it out to celebrate with us!!