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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fear

For two week Jaime was home. It was great. I was able to sleep at night without a care in the world. He just went back on_____day. On the first night he was back, it wasn't too bad and I thought I was growing accustomed to him being gone at night. Then my parents informed me that there have been some car break-ins. I think three houses have been hit with my parents house included.

After them telling me that, and my car being new, I have been unable to sleep for the past couple of days. I fear that I may need some pills to start sleeping. I have been sleeping till 1 or 2 in the morning and waking up a couple of times after just to check on Megan and around the house. So when I wake up in the morning, Im pretty sleepy and draining through most of the day.

Jaime's schedule is not too bad, but on the days where he gets overtime and he is gone for three days in a row. Yep, my body feels it. Not only do I feel lonely but Im so scared.

This past week, I also did the stupid mistake to leave my house unlocked. I swear I thought that I had locked it but I guess I didn't. I grabbed something and searched the whole house before letting Megan inside the house. Needless to say, I talked to Megan about the hypothetical situation if  a stranger was inside the house and if I told her to run...she should run.

Jaime was in the military and I should be used to him being gone for long periods of a time but at the time of deployments we were living with my parents so I wasn't scared at all. Then to top it off when he does not call/text for 4 hours or more. I start to panic and think the worst. He has not been to a house that has had a really bad fire and I know that he is nervous because when it does happen it will be his first. I think I'm even more terrified that it will be any day now.


Ok...enough with that. We went to my little brothers first game last week and we were all pretty excited. I was really nervous for him because I could just hear the helmets knocking together and I just could not shake the thought of those boys hurting my brother. Then to top it off some girls were jumping on my brother and hugging him. Those girls are in for something new because he only has sisters....and we're not nice to people who hurt him.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Megan's room

Its very safe to say that Megan outgrew her tiny little toddler bed. Which means she is no longer a toddler.
Last week on Thursday we decided to buy Megan her big girl bed. I was pretty excited about it and so was Jaime. He wanted to buy something pink but I would like for her bed to last till she is at least in High school, so I wanted something that she would not be so embarrassed about if she was to invited friends over.  I still want to add more to the room but My God does the girl have toys oh and lets not forget the  ridiculous amount of shoes she has too.

She has a little less play space but it's still a good amount for her to play in. I wish her room was just a tad bigger but for her at this time, this is perfect. I think when baby G wants to come out and play, it is going to be a little crowded but don't think that will be happening for awhile. So I think for now we are good.

Her bed is so nice and comfy I have already slept on it. She comes to our bedroom sometimes at night so now if she takes my place in my bed then I get to sleep on hers:)
 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Senior Year

Today is the first day of my senior year in college. It is a bitter sweet moment. I'm scared, nervous, happy, and excited. I mean this is the time when I should be jumping up for joy and all but all I keep thinking about it next year when I will be having a classroom. I need to start getting a library together, I need to get my tests going, I need to start being a little more creative. I need to loosen up with the kiddos. I need to make some impressions, which I think I have already, and to get our family ready for the next chapter in our life. Wish me luck on my first day back.





Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Great week so far and it's only Tuesday


In reference to the title...I wrote this yesterday:)


This is now my last week as a Junior in college. Starting Monday, I will be beginning my senior year of college. I could seriously cry right now but I wont because I'm just too happy to be crying right now. I have done all the finishing thing for the semester and next week I will be contacting my hometowns district so I can be a student teacher in one of their schools. Pretty scary stuff, I tell ya.

This week has kicked off on a great start and that rarely happens so lets start with the biggest news. We bought this beautiful Honda CRV. It has been my dream car for a very long time and we now have one. We actually just wanted to see how much we would paying every month. We didn't necessary plan on buying it that day. They gave us a great deal and we just could not say no. We did negotiate numbers so I felt a little bit better about that. We thought it would have been more on the price but it was perfect price and we need to raise our credit score. Mine is great but Jaime's isn't..he doesn't have any credit. I have to admit I felt bad buying this beauty but we really needed a car. I have had my car since I was a senior in high school..yeah, its been 6 years since Ive been in high school. I somehow feel like a grown-up now with this car.




#2. My little brother who is now a freshmen in High School (lord help me) is a football player. I am so proud of this handsome boy. I mean look at him:) To me he'll always be that little boy, my sister and I used to boss around:) Still do. I have to be honest I'm afraid of him getting hurt with all those big guys. My brother is super skinny and I cant stress enough how much my mother is going to go bat crap crazy when she sees him get tackled on the field. There was a "Meet the Greyhounds" night at the stadium last night and I feel terrible that my other sister wasn't there to be here for this moment but we took plenty of pictures and sent them to her. My sister who is attending Texas A&M-Corpus Christi  got a position as an R.A. so she has her hands full, but the girl is getting incentives left and right so don't feel too bad for her. Be ready to see plenty of football pictures on here...but then again I'm from Texas, we take our High school football teams very seriously.



#3 A couple of weeks ago I started doing Yoga. I'm getting better and better with every time I do this workout/stretch. I don't think I'm intermediate yet..I would consider myself still a beginner. I have also started to walk. I used to not workout at all. I would not drink a drop of water. Now everything has changed. I got on the scale one day and really didn't like the number I was looking at so I decided to change things up. I'm hoping that this continues. It's been a month since Ive changed this up a bit and I hope to keep this up because I'm getting older and I cant be living carefree with food. Plus yoga is really fun and relaxing and it does wonders to many things on your body.



#4 Mr. Wonderful bought me a beautiful watch:) I haven't had a watch since I don't know when and I think I say "What time is it?" more than what I would like to admit. I am a planner, so time is everything to me. Don't know why I waited so long to get a watch. I love this watch. There were others but some were too heavy and others look too young adult-ish for me. This watch is well suited for me, and it matches my wedding rings. Which is a huge plus:)
 So that is the start to my week...how has ya'll been going

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

100 Books (41-50)- Might be a long post

This past January I made a reading goal of 100 books to read for 2013. I love to read and I can never have enough with just one book. I don't know if I will be reaching my goal this year because of my senior year of college, but I'm having an awesome time reading these amazing books. Well, I would say most are amazing, and some of them are just ok. If I think a book is just o.k I will let you know. If I think it's awesome, then you should get it. Most books I get for free from my public library. I either get them from their eBook database or I check out the books. I sometimes buy books from amazon but only if it is not regular price. I have noticed that when you buy a book from target it's probably regular priced or 30% off and sometimes when you compare those prices to Amazon, it's much cheaper to buy from amazon, but sometimes it's not always the case. Just search around for better deals.

Other post on books










(I will be adding more to the list)


(Original post)
Im sure ya'll are wondering how the heck does she have the time to read all these books? Well first, my semester has ended and Jaime is out for vacation so I have a ton of time to read. I should be studying for my state test which I think I should do that tomorrow, but when you read a good book, I mean I just have that urge to finish it. I have came across books that I'm uninterested and stopped reading them. Next week I have a state practice test so I really should study. Eeek!



From Amazon: Chosen at nightfall
When Kylie Galen entered Shadow Falls Camp, she left her old life behind forever and discovered a world more magical than she ever imagined. A place where you’re two best friends can be a witch and a vampire…and where love doesn’t happen the way you’d expect.
When Kylie’s most powerful enemy returns to destroy her once and for all, there’s only one way to stop him—to step into her full powers and make a stunning transformation that will amaze everyone around her.  But her journey won’t be complete until she makes one final choice…which guy to love.  Should she choose to the werewolf who broke her heart but will give anything to win her back, or the half-fae who ran from their attraction before they had a chance?  Everything she’s learned at Shadow Falls has been preparing her for this moment—when her fate will be revealed and her heart claimed forever.

(Summing up all three)
I have told ya'll before about this series and it was pretty good. I think the ending felt a little too rushed but I loved the romantic part to the book. I loved the last book. The story was a kind of stretched and I kind of understand why, but 5 books is a lot to stretch in a story. All in all, it was a really good series. Read it if you like supernatural stories.





 From Amazon: The Death Cure
Thomas knows that WICKED can't be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they've collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. To complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare.

What Wicked doesn't know is that something's happened that no Trial or Variable could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he knows that he can't believe a word of what WICKED says.


The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine.

The death cure was the last book of the Maze Runner Triology and I have to stay that It was not at all what I expected, in a good and bad way. I dont want to give in too much about why I feel that way because I would definitely spoil it for ya'll. I think this is just one of those books that you would need to read for yourself. I have to admit though it was FULL of action! I mean I was so scared in some scenes. I loved the book but the I guess I can say that I expected more. Maybe I expected more because the title was called "The Death Cure".





From Amazon: Dreaming of Mr.Darcy

Fledging illustrator and Darcy fanatic Kay Ashton settles in the seaside town of Lyme to finish her book, The Illustrated Darcy, when a film company arrives to make a new adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion. Kay is soon falling for the handsome bad boy actor playing Captain Wentworth, but it's the quiet screenwriter Adam Craig who has more in common with her beloved Mr. Darcy. Though still healing from a broken heart, Adam finds himself unexpectedly in love with Kay. But it will take more than good intentions to convince her that her real happy ending is with him.

I honestly felt sorry for this character,Kay. She just seemed so sad and was very gullible. The story was o.k  but I just had a problem with the girl. I thought it would be better considering it said the name Mr. Darcy in the title. I would give it two stars.





From Amazon: Breathless

 Bad boy professional Motocross rider, Jesse Morrison, knows how to leave an impression. Except lately, it has mostly been bad impressions. Frustrated and wounded, he surrounds himself with women, booze and drugs. After getting kicked out of his brother's house, he relocates to California for the summer to crash at his uncle's place.

In Santa Monica, Jesse meets the one woman who can lead him back on the right path, beautiful twenty-two year old, Niki Milani. Only one problem; she is not interested. Niki has her own demons to fight. A past that left her emotionally abandoned by her own blood, her father. She keeps her heart guarded and finds it difficult to trust a man again. Especially not a bad boy player who is more messed up than she. However, Jesse never backs down from a challenge. Armed with a sizzling attraction, he is determined to prove to Niki that there is more to him than what appears on the surface. That he is the one who can heal her heart.


I would say this book was pretty erotic on Jesse Morrison's part. I have to say I didn't really like this book. I disliked the voice he had. What?! yes, his voice. He said he was from New Jersey, and all I could hear is the accent that he had and it just annoyed me. I feel bad saying that buy oh my god that's all I could hear. I liked the character he became at the end of the book but I still felt that something was missing. There is a second part to the book but I don't think I will be reading it.



From Amazon: Dare you to
 If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does….

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock—with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams—and his life—for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all….

This book reminded me so much of  'The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden'. She comes from a bad family and has to learn how to trust others as hard as it is, she tries. I really enjoyed the story. I really liked Ryan's character. He was a jock but a true gentlemen. I dont know about you all but the jocks I dated in high school were anything but gentlemen.Blak!!! I would give this story four stars!




From Amazon: Baby and Bump 
At thirty years old, caterer Lexie Baump has a lot on her plate. With a business to run, she doesn’t have time for any added distractions. But one momentary indiscretion adds a little hiccup to Lexie’s plans. She’s pregnant. With no relationship prospects.

But if Lexie thought fighting morning sickness while running a catering business was hard, enter Dr. Fletcher Haybee. Their connection is instant, and their love of vintage rock tee shirts and Elvis music is enough to bond them for life. There are just two minor problems.

One: he’s dating her oversexed best friend. Two: he’s also her obstetrician.

With events to cater, awkward OB appointments to endure, and her ever-growing baby bump making it impossible to close her jeans, Lexie has to find a way to curb her undeniable attraction toward Fletcher and focus on her new role as a working mother. But it certainly isn’t easy when its clear Fletcher himself feels the same magnetic pull toward Lexie.

Can Lexie leave the gorgeous Fletcher for her best friend to chew up and spit out, or will she cave to her feelings and find love in the stirrups? Life is about to get messy, and we're not just talking about crumbs in the car seat...

I thought this book was really sweet. I have to say I did enjoy this book. Mostly because I am eager to have our second baby. This book had some pretty funny moments especially when she meets Dr.Fletcher for the first time. I never had a male doctor but I want to say that I would probably feel the same way as Lexie did if a very good looking doctor came into the room to check my very private area. There was one thing I didnt like about this book and it had to do with the "bestfriend/business partner". I don't want to give too much away so just read it. Its cute and I had a few Laugh out loud moments.



Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.


I loved this book. It made me cry so much...and I really did hurt for her.I mean I don't like books that having anything cancer in them because it bring me down but this book was just something else. I just had this weird/good feeling towards the characters. Read it! You will love it. 

On a totally other note. I totally dislike the person that is playing Hazel in the movie. I just didn't picture her like that at all.



From Amazon: The Rake's Redemption

 Even infamous duelist and poet Vaughn Everard has qualms about dragging an innocent lady into his quest for revenge. But Imogene Devary is the daughter of the man suspected of murdering Vaughn's uncle. Surely that makes her fair game in order to uncover the truth!

Can the man who writes such moving verse be beyond redemption? Imogene can't believe so. In taming Vaughn's heart and healing the rift between their families, she's sure she's found her calling. Then his mission to unmask a killer reveals a terrifying plot. Only together can they safeguard his legacy, their newfound love…and England's very future.


I have to say this book really intrigued me. I thought it wasn't going to be that great but It kind of was. The suspense was rather good. The mystery of her father's doing was interesting. I wish there was more romance but there wasn't. Then again that was not how they did things back then. I would say it was just pretty good.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Big 26!

I spent most of the day(Monday), making a new design for the blog. When I should have probably been studying for my practice state test on Wednesday. Bad on my part. I just got tired of seeing my design. I think it's been there for awhile and it was time for something new.

 Now if only I can make buttons, we would be in business! I know someone sent me the link so I can get it done but I didn't understand it. I need like a step by step type of thing for me.

This past weekend was Jaime's 26th Birthday. We just had a little small thing for him. Some of my family and some of his. All he wanted was some hotdogs, he's in a weird phase with hotdogs all of a sudden, and some drinks for his special day. He got a ton of clothes and a watch. We fell asleep pretty late and the next day (Saturday) we spent most of the day indoors.

This past weekend was Tax free weekend in Texas and I expected that stores to have more people but Jaime and I decided to get out of the house on Saturday for some shopping, not for back to school items just to shop for miscellaneous items we "needed". I expected to see plenty of people shopping but surprisingly there was not a lot of people at the stores.

Sunday was spent with my family. My little cousin had his 1st birthday. We were the only ones who really went from my mediate family. My other family member like my mom, dad and sibling left my sister in Corpus to move into her apartment. She is now the R.A. and needed to start training on Wednesday so they took her back on Sunday. We had a good time with my other family members and got to mingle with some I had not seen in awhile. I also got to hold some babies!!! I was pretty excited to say the least. My cousin Tabitha has three children under the ages of 5 and her littlest on is 16 months and she is the tiniest thing, seriously she looks 12 months. She's like that because her momma is the tiniest thing too. Oh I was having the best time with that little one. I was also holding the birthday boy for awhile while his momma and dadda took some family pictures. He is such a big boy.


 Some friends of ours are expecting their third baby and to top it off they are expecting a boy! Their first born is a boy and their second was a girl. Im pretty excited to see this little one. Their boy looks exactly like his dad and the girl look identical to the mom. So I would really like to know who this little one is going to look like. I have been looking at baby clothes for awhile, and some playsets or I think they are called playsets.... Don't judge me, I have been out of the game for 4 years.


While I was buying Items for Jaime's birthday party I came across these cute bookmarks! They were in the little dollar section in Target and there were so many. I wanted to take more but since I don't know what grade I'm getting this semester, I didn't want to get too many. Bookmarks are my absolute favorite, especially when you can decorate them yourself



On Sunday I read this book from 7 am-2:30pm and finished it! I had been waiting for this book for months after I read "The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden". I loved the first one so much I could not wait for the second one. I think these books are at the top of the list of "favorite stories". I read some of the reviews of the book and was disappointed when it got low reviews. I mean It has only been out for three weeks and people were already putting it down. I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean yes, I admit there were some grammatical errors, but I don't really care too much about it. I just really wanted to know how the story was going to end. I also admit that the ending was kind of rushed but for the most part I loved the story! Would I still have bought it knowing that it was a terrible ending..uh yes, because the story was good.

Pick up a copy. Its less that 4 dollars on the kindle so buy it, it's good. Oh, but first read the first one otherwise, you may be lost.

What books have you read lately, any good ones?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Vacation!!

Jaime and I had been talking about taking a vacation somewhere. We mentioned Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin,Glaveston and Houston. Ultimately, we chose San Antonio and decided that we would see all the things we didn't see the last time we were there. Megan is  a little older and she would be more able have some fun at the park.


We had a great time at the park. There was not a lot of people this time around. I think the last time we came it was on a weekend and there was just too many people. We went on a Tuesday so there was not a lot of people. I mean seriously there wasn't any lines at rides. Crazy huh?! We also purchased a stroller..and let me just say the stroller was a god sent! The last time we came we didn't bring a stroller and we regretted it so much, so it was awesome. I recommend taking one.

We also went on the riverwalk and went to the the Rainforest cafe for the very first time and it was amazing!  Megan was a little scared with the whole thunderstorm and the animals but I had a blast. She got a little used to all the animals after awhile thankfully. Jaime and her got to have a little souvenir, I had not such thing. I will say though that their Cesar salad was AMAZING! I mean it was so good. I have tasted a pretty good amount of salads but this one was really good. I think the bread that was served with it added a bit of a kick.




Megan also go her ears pierced!! I think it hurt us more than it hurt her. She didn't even cry but I swear I thought I was going to have a panic attack. Then I think I offended the lady that was doing the piercing. I had to sign a paper that said I could not sue if she was to mess up my daughters ears, so I simply asked how many times she has been doing this. She didn't look to thrilled that I asked her that but eh I had to. We also went to the Alamo where I told Megan the story of the Alamo and why it is well known in Texas. She was pretty interested in the story especially the part on how they used horses to get around. She's such as cowgirl. Jaime actually quizzed her the next day. It was pretty funny. She did remember, so that was pretty amazing to hear for her.We also stopped at the downtown stores, we went into the mirror maze which was pretty creepy. Megan didn't like it, Jaime and I enjoyed it however:)

That is pretty much the high points to the trip, we also stopped by Toys R us, the mall, and we somehow got lost while we were at the riverwalk and ended up in another hotel. Next summer we should be going to Disney world but we shall see.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Books!! {37-40}

 From Amazon: Wake
Gemma Fisher seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door.  He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now she’s falling harder for him every day.  But Gemma doesn’t know that her ordinary life is about to change forever.

Penn, Lexi and Thea are strangers in town for the summer—and they’ve been watching her.  Three sisters with mysterious powers, they invite Gemma to join their exclusive circle, and it changes her in ways she never imagined.  Suddenly she’s stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price.  And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.

From Amazon: Lullaby

Gemma Fisher has fallen under an ancient curse—and inherited all the strange new powers that came along with it.  Now she’s more beautiful and powerful than ever, but she’s also plagued by unspeakable hungers…and she’s not sure how much longer she can resist.  A danger to everyone she loves, she has no choice but to leave her old life behind and enter a strange new world filled with breathtaking beauty…and dark secrets.

Harper won’t give up on finding her sister Gemma, vowing to bring her home no matter what the cost.  The search draws her closer to too-gorgeous-for-his-own-good Daniel, and tests her fiercely-guarded independence like never before.  She’s always been the strong one who everyone else depends on…can she let herself depend on Daniel?

As Gemma and Harper plunge deeper into a magical world they barely understand, it becomes painfully clear that Gemma’s old life may be lost forever…unless her friends can save her.
Prepare to fall under the spell of Lullaby, the second book in the Watersong series from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.


This is a really amazing series. It makes you wonder what will happen next. I could not put it down. At first when I read this I was wondering why it would give me the sister's perspective but after finishing the first book I understood why she had to put her perspective. 


From Amazon: Temptation
When Rose's father moves the family from the city to a quiet Ohio farming community, Rose and her two brothers know that their lives will be very different. Away from her friends and the prestigious dance camp in which she has earned a spot, the 16-year-old wonders how she will stay connected to what has gotten her through the recent loss of her mother. But when she meets her Amish neighbors, she is immediately intrigued by handsome Noah; for the first time in ages, grief and depression are replaced by something much more life-affirming. Although equally attracted, Noah is not free to date Rose. In fact, he is forbidden to be alone with her. Still, both feel a connection that is too intense to ignore and find ways to be together. Readers are exposed to the beliefs, joys, and frustrations of both teens through their alternating points of view. However, as romantic as the story may be, it is hard to connect to Noah. Though he is a charming, skilled worker who is respected as an adult in his community and knows what he wants despite the risks, he is set in his beliefs and refuses to leave his Amish community-forcing sassy, smart, and modern Rose to give up everything to live an Amish life, a sacrifice that is hard to accept.


I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was just going to be one of those teen Harlequin books that just take up your time, but no, this was an amazing book that had amazing meaning. They are just two teenagers trying to be together but are unable to because of their lifestyles. Read it! You will love it!!  I cant wait to get the next book, hopefully next week I'll have it in my hands.





 From Library ebook: Unfinished Business(Could not find the link for the book)

What was she doing here? Hyattown had changed very little in the years Vanessa Sexton had been away. In some ways her high school sweetheart, Brady Tucker, hadn't changed much either—he was still lean, athletic, rugged…But the once reckless boy had become a solid, dependable man. He'd stood her up on the most important night of her life; could she ever trust him again?
So Vanessa had finally come home, Brady thought. She could still turn him inside out with one of her sultry looks. He couldn't believe she hadn't forgiven him for that night twelve years ago—but he'd had his reasons for not showing up. He'd let her leave town then—but he wasn't going to let her get away this time…


This book was very cute. I think what I liked most about this book was Brady Tucker, I just loved him in this book. The Character was just so inviting. He was like a strong man that knew what he wanted. I dont know I kind of liked that in a character.




From Amazon: Baby in waiting

When Brooke Bernard learns she's pregnant, she knows exactly what's missing from her soon-to-be family.
A daddy.
That certainly isn't Oliver Armstrong, Brooke's new roommate. Oliver may be gorgeous and caring, but the ambitious developer definitely isn't father material.
When Oliver agreed to let Brooke temporarily move into his condo, he should have known the free-spirited beauty would promptly turn his life upside down. Now she wants him to help her find a suitable husband! But weeding out all the Mr. Wrongs is just making Oliver realize that Brooke's ideal mate is closer than she realizes--right under the same roof!

This was just an o.k. book there was not really a climax. So it was just o.k. I mean it was kind of good, but it just wasn't as good as I thought it would be.