Friday, March 30, 2012


My girl turned three today. She is a keeper that one. I feel like Ms. Emiliana Lane Vega is a lot like her mama. She is fierce, she loves with all her heart. She is quick to react and wicked smart (like a little bit evil). She knows what she wants and usually figures out how to get it. My mom sees Milli's heart when I have a hard time seeing it-so I feel like her and I are more alike than we will care to admit. Ahem...

Milli has taken to her big brother and also her little brother. She loves them both with all her heart. Luca is almost the same size as her. She loves candy,l oves books, loves her grandparents, LOVES star wars and princesses.

Honestly -the kid is hard pressed to eat a vegetable and at times can push my very last button. But there is this..

Last Sun she told me that God loved her. My heart melted. You see my birthday wish for her is to know that she is loved as a child of God. I try to show her that when I am parenting her. I hope she knows at three that she is loved by us.

Happy Birthday Milli!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Today was a good day.

We did alot and I like days when it felt relaxed and productive.

  • Baked a carrot cake from scratch-for Luis to share with his small group for his birthday.
  • worked out with Luis.( My arms are so tired that I just got the giggles btw) Body pump is not for the faint of heart. But a coworker had told me about how much he sweats during that class and I was I was kinda bummed because I wanted to sweat.
  • Worked more on my knitting projects and hopefully will get out to late night knitting group.
  • Paid my bills (snafou with online bill pay...) 
  • Work on my taxes...ugh
  • Did the dishes....
  • did two loads of laundry
  • and now will pick up the living room.
So I have not posted any project organize stuff. But I have been doing it! We have so far done the kiddos stuff and the cupboards (which Luis did and look fantastic!)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

How we are "healthy"

Lately things have been good. I feel like we might have a routine going when it comes to healthy habits.

 You see I am still trying to lose all of my grad school weight.

Grad school weight? OH YES! It exists...You may ask (because I graduated more than 6 months ago)

Almost everyone in my cohort gained weight or lost weight, from stress. Now those who lost weight were in the minority and it was not healthy weight loss. It seemed like at graduation there was no one that was a healthy weight by any means. Did I mention I was 5 months pregnant (and looked like 8 months).

So we are slowing working on things. Luis is training for the marathon so he can eat whatever the heck he wants. We have been juicing right now one day a week. For me me it is a nice little fast and it keeps me from feeling bloated. I usually will have a kale, apple, celery combo that is quite nice in the morning. Then a veggie combo at night. We usually just take everything that is going bad and throw it in the juicer.  Matias has been into the carrot juice that Luis is partial to.

I am not focusing on my diet as much right now because I am afraid with nursing Chubs (aka Luca) that I won't be able to make enough milk. What I am doing is getting to the gym most days. I have a pretty great schedule, that includes deep water exercise and bodyflow (which is yoga, taichi and Pilates). This class is a ton of fun and has awesome music. Today was really good. The best part of the gym is I get a shower everyday sin children...mawhaha. So I have lost about 1.5 in a week. From the time I started keeping track. It is a start and I hope when summer roles around that I can be a place mentally to focus on calories and eating, winter is just so hard up here in the north :)

I have a fitness goal of being able to bike Grandma's with a trailer and kid, so I can watch and cheer Luis though his race.

I will leave you with a song that is on the bodyflow mix that makes me smile.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Project Simplify

I recently started to read simple mom-when she suggested this above project, I thought yes! But tomorrow is busy I have a salad to make, grocery store to get to, a craft project, and work. But in further reading what the hotspots that are on the list. I knew I need to participate.

Luis and I are really good at de cluttering we do it all the time. Goodwill is my friend. However, the areas that she stated are ones we really need to go though -kids, kitchen, closets and drawers and choose your own adventure which will be our OFFICE! Which is in no way time to simplify and make life more functional.