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Friday, May 20, 2016

Five on Friday :: We're Still Here

Sounds the alarms, for I have blogged!

So sorry for my unintended hiatus the past few weeks.  Truth be told, I bit off a little more than I can chew this past month between my regular crazy life with two kiddos, a husband and work, plus adding a new project with Houston Moms Blog and oh taking on a WHOLE other side business with Rodan + Fields makes for a lot.  I can say that I'm loving everything that I'm working on and know this busy season will taper off in the coming weeks.

All that to say, I've missed my little space on the Internet and am happy to check in.


Jack celebrated his third birthday early in May.  I plan to recap his birthday celebration, but rather than planning a big party like we have done for him the past two years, we did a little "staycation" in Kemah.  We had a great time celebrating our sweet boy.  


Colin is also doing great!  I can't believe he is now 6 months old!  He is starting to eat solid food like bananas and avocado, is sitting up and is so active.  He's not crawling yet, but he is getting close.  He moves around great in circles and has fun rolling over.  He is the happiest little guy that will almost always give you the biggest smile.

One major update with Colin is that we are in the process of getting a Doc Band for him.  It's not official yet, but we are going this morning for measurements to submit to our insurance company.  We had a consultation last weekend to see if he even needed this treatment.  After measurements, pictures and speaking with our pediatrician, we all came to the conclusion that this is a necessity for him.  I'm nervous about how he will do with it on.  I'm hoping it will be comfortable for him, especially in the Houston heat this summer.  It's estimated that he will wear it for around 4 months.  I do plan to document the journey on the blog.


A few updates with us old folks.  We both have been busy as usual.  Jason has gotten on a major health kick, working out with a trainer in the morning and eating clean.  That's made me step up my game in the kitchen since I do the majority of grocery shopping and cooking.  I was so frustrated at first if we are being honest because of the competitive person that I am, I wanted to hang with him and lose weight, workout everyday and eat clean.  After a few weeks of killing myself I had to be honest and realize that now is not my time to go all in with weight loss.  That's not to say that I'm not eating better and working out more, but I just can't do as much as I'd like with our schedule, me still nursing, etc.

We celebrated my birthday last week on top of Mother's Day the weekend prior so it's truly been a month of celebrations! 

Birthday cupcake!


The team and I at Houston Moms Blog have been working hard to get our Summer Play Date Series kicked off!  We just launched the Facebook group so if you are local, be sure to join it so you will be in the know about all of the upcoming play dates around Houston between June 6 - August 12.  And new this year will be some really cute shirts you can order for yourself and your kiddo.  #ilovematchingshirts


And last but not least is Rodan + Fields!  I've now been a consultant for one month and am loving it!  I love the team I'm on and all of the fun opportunities that are coming my way.  I'm thankful that I pushed away the fear of failing and jumped all in.  I've said this before, but I was so skeptical of doing direct sales and very so apprehensive, but it's really made me happy and excited.

I'm hosting my business launch party this Tuesday, May 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at More Than You Can Imagine in River Oaks.  I'd love for you to join us!  I promise it's not a "pressure to buy" event.  It's a celebration of my business and a great way to see and touch the products since we normally don't host sales parties.  Hope to see you there for a fun girls night!


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  1. Yay! Love seeing you back! Can't wait to hear about Jack's birthday! So excited for you and your new endeavor. I have a good friend who has been selling if for years and does great with it!

    1. Hey Ashley! Thank you! Missed all of my blog friends. How are you guys doing?

  2. Well, happy belated birthday to you and your son! My son wore a band from about 5 months old until 9 months old. It was the best decision we could have made. Unfortunately, our insurance would not cover it, but it was still worth the out of pocket cost, for sure. Fortunately, his 4 months in it were through Fall and Winter in the Northeast. But still it did get very sweaty and very stinky! Daily cleanings are a necessity. (I found washing it with baby shampoo and then swabbing it down with rubbing alcohol kept it the least stinky!) At the age he was (which is the same as your son), he didn't seem to mind it all. If you have any questions about the band or just need support from another mom who has been through it, please don't hesitate to drop me a line! You have a lovely family.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Shelbee! I'm so happy that you left a comment so I can have a go-to mama for all the questions I'm sure will pop up! Can't wait to go check out your blog too. Thanks again!

  3. Yay for blogging again! That Kemah trip sounds so fun! We need a mini vacay soon before I turn into a whale. How is Colin already six months?! I'm sure he'll be a trooper with his helmet. And healthy eating always sounds like the best idea but I have zero willpower right now.

    I hope I can make it to your event! I really would love to go and see you. Crossing my fingers it works out. ;)

  4. You've been so busy! Loved your mini vacation. That sounds so delightful! We're sort of kicking ourselves around here that we didn't do that this spring. Hope you're having a great weekend! Great to have you back at H54F this week!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea



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