Friday, March 28, 2014

Peaks & Pits

This post is inspired by and idea that Stormy over at Life's A Dance about your Pits and Peaks of the week.  We all have them and sometimes we want to vent or brag about them! So here we go...

Pit - Working in a short staffed office makes for an even busier day.

Peak - Working in a short staffed office.  Yes I know what I said above - but here's the thing, while my workload increases quite a bit, it does make the days go by faster, keeps others from needing my help (those who are gone) and I somehow get more work done.

Pit - Not getting much put away around the house.  I was hoping to have more done but it just didn't work out. (See below for one part of the reason why)

Peak - getting my hairs did!  They be looking fab!

Peak - finally got the washer and dryer working so you know what the means - clean clothes all around!

Pit - the washer and dryer are working - that means I actually have to do laundry now!

Peak - It's Friday!! So go check out Stormy's blog!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Happy Hump Day

Happy Hump Day Friends - Sorry I have been missing in action once again.  Life gets a little out of control  busy and I apparently forget how to blog.  A little update on what has been happening as of late -

We moved!! Yeah for moving!! We moved all our crap belongings into the house and spent Sunday night the 16th for the first time.  (I know you already saw this pic here but its worth sharing a second time).  It was exciting and scary all at the same time.

During the following week I had help from a friend to continue unpacking and help from my parents to watch the kiddos and cart them to swim lessons.  Then Wednesday night was spent packing for a trip to Las Vegas.  Not our normal go, stay on the strip, drink until the wee hours of the morning and gamble kind of trip.  This was a family take the kids, stay in a friends house and go to the Monster Jam World Finals kind of trip.  Monster Jam - yes monster trucks.  These things are a big deal in our house!  We went two years ago and went back again this year.  I have a feeling this is gong to turn into an annual trip.  The in-laws and another family with went us.  We had a great time and did some touristy stuff while we were there - such as going to "Rick's Restoration's" and "Count's Kustoms".  I will hopefully recap more of this trip later down the road but for now you have to settle with a few iphone photos!  Needless to say we had a great time - but we got nothing done around the house!

As of this week (today being hump day) we finally got the washer and dryer hooked up - thank goodness Kid Clammy needs some clean undies and Momma needs clean pants since I am wearing capris and flip flops on a rainy day.  At least it SoCal so I can somewhat get away with it!!  

Happy Hump Day!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Weekend Recap

Hello my Dears! 
So the weekend consisted of this...Moving, Moving and more Moving!!  Very little unpacking just moving.  

Dateless in Dallas

Friday, March 14, 2014

Five on Friday

Well hello there!!  How about a High Five on Friday!!  

1) It's moving weekend or at least the start of it. Actually got a few things put away in the kitchen last night!!  We are almost there folks almost there!! 

Fits nicely doesn't she?

2) This sky picture - I just love it so I had to share!

3) This face - Love!!!

4) These thank you cards - love the way they turned out!

5) Then there is this face!!

Happy Friday Friends!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Whitney Ellen for IWYP wrote a wonderful post about loving yourself and not too often we are our very own worst critics.  We are the hardest on ourselves and find it the hardest to love ourselves.  But as Whitney put it  - “If you can't love yourself, why should anyone else?”
It’s so very true – we have to put ourselves first sometimes but we have to make sure that we love ourselves.  I know I am always making sure my kids and hubby know how much I love them and that I would do anything for them but how am I setting a good example for them to learn to love themselves if I don’t love me nor how can I expect them to love me?  So today I am going to love on myself a little bit and try to remember to do it more frequently! 
So today I love that I am a good mom, a good wife, a good daughter and a good friend.  I am proud of myself for doing things for me – to make myself better in order to be better.  I am a good person and I love that about me!

In this picture I just finished working out.  It’s no glamour shots and I don’t look my best but I look real and after having talked myself out of working out more than I told myself I should I did it anyway and felt great after!  So today – give yourself some love!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Things I Could Never Quit

I am linking up today with Morgan from Believe In The Sparks!  She is talking today about things she could never quit – and I thought that is sounded like fun to link up!!

So here we go…Things I Could Never Quit

Loving – I know it sounds cheesy but I love to love! 

Mommyhood – While it’s the most frustrating and hardest job ever – it is by far the BEST JOB IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!  I love my kids so much and I can’t imagine my life without them – EVER!

Being a Smartass – It’s so in my nature – I just can’t help it it’s who I am.  I of course find myself complete funny but other’s may not.  Too bad so sad for them!

Adult Beverages - I mean yum.  I don’t indulge all the time – but I do love  me a good cocktail every now and again!

Travel - I love seeing new places, exploring and being free of the home life responsibilities such as bills and cleaning and work!  I love to visit friends that live out of state or going to new places.  I would prefer to fly somewhere and rent a car versus taking a road trip (that was side note)

Family & Friends - While there have been plenty of both that have come and gone in and out of my life the ones that are still around and the ones that will always be around no matter what I would do anything for and hold them very near and dear to my heart!  There are those friends who have even become family and I would not be where I am today without all these people!

Target - enough said!

I am sure that there is more that I could add to my list but for now this is it!!

Monday, March 3, 2014


February Goals Update

Meal Plan More
Meaning actually plans meals and stop winging it!
**Epic fail on this!! 

Continue the 52 week money challenge
Hoping this will help me continue to learn to be a better saver!
Not as consistent as I would like but still trying to do it each week!

Move into the house
I am not setting an actual date and I am sure that we won't be unpacked or fully settled but hopefully by the end of the month we will at least be living in the house!
Well dang we haven’t made it yet but we are getting so much closer!!

Find success in the Shakeology and Beach Body
Though I know it won't be easy I really want to do this for myself.  I want to get healthier and I am going to do my best to have the most successful first month I can!

This I am happy to report I have been very good about.  I have had a Shakeology almost everyday, I have lost about 6 pounds and done more workouts in a month than I have in the last year I think.  Though I have a ways to go – I am making progress and can say that I am very proud of myself!

Celebrate Sissy's 1st Birthday
Man o Man I can't believe my baby is going to be one.  While we are having her party after her actual birthday I want to make sure we celebrate her right!

This was a success for sure!! She loved the cake and the party was a huge success as well!  Happy birthday sweet baby girl!!

March Goals

Find success in the Shakeology and Beach Body
Continue the challenge group and start working on growing my business!

Move into the house
(Take 2)

Continue the 52 week money challenge

Taking it a little easy on myself this month since we have so much going on!

Weekend Recap!

Friday was spent hanging at home – nothing special. 

Saturday was spent baking, frosting and prepping for Sissy’s birthday festivities!  We made cupcakes with homemade butter cream frosting decorated to look like Minnie Mouse and a special “smash” cake for the birthday girl. 

Sunday was party day!  We went to an indoor play structure where even the adults can play so it was fun for all!! (Another post to come later)
Later my mom, a few friends and I worked on cleaning up the house so we are closer and closer to move in. 

All in all it was busy but great weekend!

The Rachael Way