Thursday, June 14, 2012

Five Years Ago...

Thought I'd do a little themed post, looking back on where I was 5 years ago.. it was DEFINITELY somewhere else!

2007

I was living in a dumpy little (sketchy) apartment with my boyfriend. He was smack dab in the middle of his World of Warcraft addiction, causing us to get evicted in July, followed by my dumping his pathetic ass.

I was a cash supervisor at Shoppers Drug Mart

My little nephew had been born in April, he would have only been a couple of months old! Now he's 5!

I spent little time sleeping, most of my time was filled with work and party time!

I am certainly happy to see where I have ended up. I now have THREE nephews! And two kids of my own!  I didn't even expect to have kids, and now I have two! :P

I am engaged to a wonderful and understanding man. I have two beautiful kiddos to hug and kiss every day. We might not be where we want to be in our lives, but we are taking positive steps to make it there. I'd say things are looking up!

So where so I expect to be in 2017? 32 years old apparently (wtf?) lol.. I will have both kids in school (think I will have any more? hmmm) - I hope I will be in a career by then too. I don't know if I have ever mentioned this, but I would love to open up my own boutique one day. A baby boutique! Selling specialty items and beautiful creations by independent businesses. Wouldn't that be neat? :) I would love to have control of my own life like that.

I wonder if we will have our house.. (we'd better!) And do you think we will finally be married? I'd like to end this engagement sometime (almost 4 years now haha)

It's fun to dream, can't wait to see what the future holds! :)


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hey...

I can see that Brampton has completely erased my ability to blog. I'm just so much busier here than I was before! Plus there is more to do (like the personal park Hannah has access to in the neighbour's yard), we spend most of our time outside on the nice days! I will continue to say it, it is SO nice having a big yard!

Max's sleeping has been improving. I have been reading the book Secrets of the Baby Whisperer. The author's methods to a structured schedule for you and your baby is so simple yet I SO was not following it. I wish I found this book when Max was first born, or better yet, when I was pregnant. Max is at the age where it is going to be harder to break the bad habits I've taught him. But even after a few chapters I was able to start utilizing some of her ideas and the improvement was seen IMMEDIATELY. It's all about understanding what your baby is trying to tell you. Even if I don't break our bad habits entirely, the change is evident.

So life is happier on that front! I am getting a bit more sleep, but more importantly, getting a break here and there throughout the day because he is doing better with his naps.

The extra energy has caused me to get a little inspired by the beautiful crafts and art I am coming across on Pinterest. It has been a long long time since I have been inspired to create art and I am very excited about it.

I found some fantastic tutorials and new, easy methods to try. I am going to be unleashing this creativity with the kids to make Steve something fantastical for Father's Day. I'm going to try and remember to take some pictures along the way so I can show you, but that is all I can talk about for now because Steve might decide to check if I blogged and I don't want to ruin it!

But I will say one thing... I bought my very first bottle of MODPODGE!!!! (Since that can mean literally a million things :P)