Well hello blogger world! Its been um...quite some time! Long overdue. The last post was when Calvin was about 8 1/2 months old? and now hes going to be ONE in a few weeks?! WHAAAAAT! Time needs to slow down! These last few months have been quite adventurous! We went through a job loss, going to California MULTIPLE times, Army crap, and a bunch of other random things like being outside, laying out at the pool. It is now October 3rd and it is 46 degrees outside. BOTH my husband and I are employed as he is still going to school and in the Army. He works for the LDS church doing custodial work downtown during the night. That has been quite the change and I'm not quite sure I'm loving it, but its a job and I really cant complain. I love my job working at BareMinerals boutique in the fashion place mall. I mean who doesnt love playing with makeup all day making people feel beautiful! All the girls I work with are so awesome and there is no competition against each other which rare to find working with a bunch of girls! I've been lucky :) Its also nice to get some adult interaction a few days a week besides baby talk..haha. So I may be posting some new makeup posts here and there, I learn new tricks the more I play! I still do hair on the side, at home for friends and family, its just nice to change it up a bit from the hair scene.
Onto what majority of this blog is about..Calvin Daniel. Oh where to start with this kid? Well he's 11 1/2 months old. He's a freakin tank and is getting too heavy to carry around for long periods of time! I think he weighs close to if not 27 lbs. Solid, tall kid we've got on our hands. He is still a fabulous kid and is showing such personality lately! He's speed crawling everywhere, hates to be in a room by himself, walks with a walker and will take a few steps on his own, pulls everything out of place, eats EVERYTHING and anything, smiles like no other, and loves to cuddle and give me kisses. (i hope he never stops that part (; ) His tude some days though..man! He can scream a high pitched scream and will cry if you tell him no or he can't have something that he wants. I'm in trouble. Nonetheless I still love this kid like crazy and am still trying to grasp the fact that he will be 1! I can't believe it! He brings us so much joy and happiness I couldnt imagine life without him!
Other news in the Crosby household? meh. not much. besides the fact that I had to call 911 on friday evening. nbd. I mean NOT. scariest things ever. and it will be far to long to explain this now. So I will write a post about that another time hopefully with more answers as to what exactly happened because we still aren't positive. All I've got to say is live every day as if it were your last! Seriously you NEVER know what can happen in the blink of an eye! I love my husband and my little guy and the life we have and wouldn't choose anything different!
Sunday, June 30, 2013
The past couple weeks I've had these thoughts and revelations come to me and I just feel the need to share them with you. I know we all have different beliefs or ways we live our lives, but I feel everyone deserves to be happy. I have found myself guilty of getting wrapped up in the worldly things surrounding us. We are all guilty of this and I've come to realize or remember what's most important here. Its so easy to go through pinterest numerous times and build up boards filled with pins of things we don't have or want. Yes I LOVE pinterest, and get A LOT of super good ideas off of it. But at the same time I find a lot of things that I don't have. Being a lover of fashion and beauty its easy to get lost in the world of wanting the most perfect outfit, accessories, shoes, you name it, that are most likely super expensive and not so budget friendly. Because of that reason, we may feel angry or depressed that we aren't blessed with the opportunity to afford such things, and that leads to thoughts that we are too poor, no fair, etc etc. We also have so many of our friends that are buying new cars and homes and we are so happy for them, but that can bring jealous and envious feelings in a lot of us! Of course I want a new house right now and be able to decorate and do whatever I want to it, have a backyard for my dog and son to play in, but should I be so envious that I feel angry or depressed and hate my apartment or current situation? Absolutely not. The hubs and I finally went to the temple last week and during just that short time we were in there I was reminded what our purpose is here on earth. It's not about where we live, how much money we have, how many name brand clothes, shoes, or type of cars we have. Its about our family, happiness, serving others, and sharing the gospel so that those around us can enjoy the same eternal happiness that we believe in and enjoy. There's nothing I would want more than to be with my family for time and all eternity. So lets all just forget about the competition to have the cutest/nicest looking house, fancy clothes, shoes, cars, and all material things and lets remember the more important things in life! If we choose to think/act this way I know it will bring us so much happiness. Now I'm not saying to never go shopping or whatever, because I love me some shopping, but I look forward to my thrift store. Nothing beats someone saying, "omg I love your dress/shirt/skirt/shoes" and me responding with "thanks I got it for a $1!" And I cannot wait for the day we buy our first home, but right now I'm just enjoying the adventures of being a mom and not having to worry about fixing something in the apartment if it breaks :)
Don't worry, Be happy! Because I guarantee you will look back eventually and enjoy the "poor" days the most, I know I am!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Life 7 months after a baby I expected to be in a heck of a lot better shape than I am now! having a baby in the fall/winter however didn't help. Like always, I got SUPER motivated, I mean really. Went to the gym as soon as I could. slowly started running again, ate better, drank lots of water. and then...
dun dun dun....
The holidays happened. All the sweets and comfort food. Mexican culture is natural to have lots of good food. (OK maybe that's any culture) but I especially love Mexican food. So all the tamales and rice at Christmas....oh boy! and to add to that my grandmas rocky road dessert and all the pumpkin pies and breads. its just a disaster in your body. but secretly I don't mind it...;) Like I said in my title, it happens, get over it, get moving!
I've always been up and down when it comes to being "skinny" or in shape I should say. High school I had an amazing bod not gonna lie (thanks to soccer), but even then I still thought I was a little overweight. What is it with us girls and always thinking we are fat in some way?! It's annoying. But after all these months of me struggling to get my booty back into a routine of eating right and losing weight. I have come to accept that weight doesn't matter. The numbers on the scale don't mean anything. It's all about how I feel inside. I could be 120 lbs (skeleton..that was like when I was in middle school) and starving and miserable...or 160 lbs. and be perfectly fine and feeling really fit and "skinny". Notice I say "skinny"? That's because I know that my skinny isn't gonna be what my friends skinny is. I'm pretty tall and feel I have bigger bones. So of course my skinny is going to weigh more than someone who comes up to my shoulders. Also like most everyone knows, muscle weighs more than fat.
I don't know how many pins I've pinned on Pinterest, and blogs I've read for hours trying to find a good way to lose weight. (when in reality, I already know in my head what to do, just looking for some magical secret or something I guess?) But what it comes down to for everyone is, its up to you. Its up to you how badly you want to work out. Its up to you how quickly you want to lose weight. Its up to you if you really want to eat those fries and soda(my weakness). Its up to you to decide what plan works best for you. Just because it worked so great for someone else, doesn't mean you will get the same results. Sure you can do the same "plan" but modify it to meet your needs.
Also doesn't watching So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars, make you wanna get in shape and have ripped abs?! I mean seriously. watch an episode and tell me you aren't motivated? Anyhow, bottom line is. Its time. I've said this multiple times. but it's got to happen. I want to be healthier for my family, and most of all myself. Happy wife happy life right?
side note: as I am typing this my body is sore, because yes I indeed did get up and go out for a run yesterday morning. It was a TERRIBLE run and I almost turned around multiple times, but I didn't and I'm proud of myself for finishing that mile and a half
So here's to fitting into those jeans I've had in my closet for years waiting for me. This fall. It's gonna happen. If it does happen. I think I might cry of happiness.
Also I was thinking once I reach my goal, I deserve a reward. So my friends, I'm looking to you for ideas on what to reward myself with? Something that will motivate me even more to reach my goal faster! So please, if you would, leave a comment suggesting some sort of reward, and any tips you may have. So far my plan is eat more "rabbit food" (fruits and veggies) and watch my caloric intake of heavy carbs. Exercising at least 4 times a week as a start. and having ONE cheat day a week. I have to have a cheat day. I just do. otherwise I'll keep ending up at square one.
Well thanks for reading, I look forward to your feedback!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Day 30 is whatever I feel like blogging about.
Well there's lots to blog about.
but instead of writing a novel..I'll just summarize what's been happening lately.
- Mommy and Me is about to get busier and I'm taking charge, with excitement and nervousness that I will stress more than I need to over it because that's just what I do.
- Calvin has been teething what seems forever and it JUST started getting worse and there are STILL no teeth. ugh. hopefully him getting fussier means teeth coming sooner.
- we got our pup Benji back from staying with my S.I.L...not sure how long he will stay, If anyone is in need of a loving cuddly dog who is super chill and lazy...hit me up!
- I feel like I never see my husband, and feel bad about all the work hes been doing lately with finals and everything. (i think finals affect spouses too when there's only one person in school. tough times.)
- my grandma came to visit for my cousins graduation this weekend and is currently asleep while I am typing this..surprised I don't hear any snoring yet...:p
- I get to see my best friend tomorrow that I haven't seen in 2 years! since we all moved away after cosmetology school. I am BEYOND excited! I will most likely post about that too.
- I did some hair and makeup for prom a few weeks ago and it made me really miss my old job!
- Calvin had his first swing ride yesterday and loved it.
- We discovered recently that little man has a bit of anxiety when we put him to bed. Problem may have been solved. The soothing seahorse has come to the rescue! seriously he loves that thing. it lights up and plays lullabies, and slowly dims and gets quieter. perfect.
- I've been discovering new recipes and actually making things I've pinned on pinterest. who knew it would actually work!
- little mans stroller got pooped on...or "diarrhea'd" on as I like to say, we no longer own that thing. oh and it was not the babes fault...dumb dog. (don't worry it wasn't brand new it was like 10 yrs old and given to us for free, and it worked...now I'm saving up for a jogger! woo!)
- my friends are having baby showers and getting married. life is great.
-i got dressed up and went to a "mini military ball" . awkward. but yummy dinner.
- as much as I LOVE being a SAHM....I love my job as a hairstylist and think it is time for me to go back real soon!...especially if we plan to save up for a house after the hubs graduates.
Well I think that's all for now...and to end the post I'd like to post this hideous picture of my little man and I at temple square this afternoon before we had lunch at the lionhouse. :)
Good night all!
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Day 29: a picture of yourself
I just realized looking through pictures I hardly have ANY pictures of just myself..maybe I hate getting my picture taken knowing I'm not where I want to be fitness wise yet. But I'm workin on it and will hopefully feel more comfortable then.
Until then here's a pic of my little man and I New Years Eve
seems like forever ago
Day 28: do you wish for anything at 11:11? if so, what do you wish for?
I don't really think I wish for anything..haha. I don't wait for it to be 11:11..half the time I don't even know what time it is. but when I do wish for something I wish for lots of money and to be super skinny. ok maybe not super skinny. But you get the idea. side note...I used to have dreams that I lived in the mall and I would sleep in the bed store with the super comfy beds and then wake up and go to whatever store I like and pick out an outfit for the day complete with purses, shoes accessories. I mean wouldn't that be just fabulous?! Oh I think I will wish for that every 11:11.
what do you wish for at 11:11?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Day 27: A picture of your handwriting.
This was from awhile back. We started a journal or diary for our little man with letters written to him by the hubs and I throughout his years. And a gift for him when he turns 18:) I absolutely hate hate hate my handwriting. but oh well.
Do you like your handwriting? I feel like most people don't like their own handwriting but love everyone else's. like myself.