Thursday, May 30, 2013

{throwback thursday:: my braces nightmare}

yes, that's me on the left with my mouth full of metal

I was one of the unlucky few not born with naturally straight teeth and unfortunately, Einstein has taken after me in the teeth department and will probably be getting braces very soon.
I was eleven years old when I got my braces. And being the strange, unusual child that I was I very excited about it. I used to think braces were "cool". I think the cool factor lasted about a day and then the extreme soreness and sensitivity set in. I was told, I would only have to wear my braces for two, two and half years at the most. Well, those two and half years ended up stretching into five and half years...yes, you read that that right...five and half years...i wore my braces for five and half years and probably would have worn them longer if I never would have gotten my first cavity when I was sixteen.  
In a way I am very thankful that I got that cavity. In fact if it weren't for that itty bitty cavity, I probably would have lost all my molars. You see, in order to fill my cavity my dentist had to remove the band from my molar and when he did, he found that part of my tooth had begun to decay. He was very upset to say the least, he immediately removed the rest of my bands and found that almost all of my molars had begun to decay due to having my braces on for so long and due to my orthodontist's negligence. My dentist was so infuriated by the condition of my teeth ( I basically had molars of a 70 year old) and the negligence of my orthodontist that he demanded my braces be removed the next day. My orthodontist attempted to object, saying my teeth were not completely aligned, but my dentist did not care. He was afraid of what would happen if the braces stayed on and I remained under her care. Needless to say, my braces experience is probably not the norm, but I will say it taught me a very important lesson.
Oh, how I wish Invisalign was around when I got my braces. Because if it was, my molars would have been saved and I would not have had to go through all the complications I have over the last few years. When it's Einstein's time for braces you better believe our first option will be Invisalign...cross my fingers he will be a good candidate.  
Disclaimer: This is a sponsered post; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

{how about a little giveaway}

i've teamed up with Kimberly from A Night Owl blog and all her lovely sponsers to bring you a beyond awesome's so awewsome I wish I could enter...see the details below...and oh, don't forget to tell your friends.


Welcome to the A Night Owl May Sponsor Giveaway!

Today the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Giftcard to YOUR CHOICE of World Market, Target, Homegoods or Anthropologie! Wowza! I know I could spend some serious money in ANY of those fine retailers, how about you? Then what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!
Open in the USA and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

{we're back, jet-lagged and all}

We're Back!
And while I loved Boston and did not want to leave there is nothing like coming home and sleeping in your own bed.
A big post about our trip is coming later, once I get the chance to download the thousands of pictures we took, until then here a few of my favorite snapshots...if you follow me on instagram you've probably already seen them, but for those who missed them here you go.
this was our Boston house for the week.
graduation day!
we happened across Harvard while lunching in Cambridge.
one of my favorite spots...walking the commonwealth avenue mall...i would move to Boston, just to walk here everday.
our little princess made sure our last night in Boston was full of adventure.
So, what have you been up to while we were gone?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

{finally a graduate}

so after years of hard work, tears, crying, wanting to quit, and learning so much, my time is finally here...
i'm graduating!
sometimes i cannot believe it...i want to pinch myself to make sure it's true. as of this saturday, i will offically be a bonefide college graduate with a degree in Creative Writing. it's so wierd, as i sit here and type this i still cannot believe it...i don't think it will become truly real until i am wearing my cap and gown.
the family and i, plus my sister, are all flying out to the east coast this weekend for my graduation...we've decided to make my graduation a vacation of sorts. for one whole week we will be absorbing all the sights and sounds of boston. einstein is super excited. this will be his first time flying in a plane--he is beyond excited as you can probably imagine. we leave late thursday night and arrive at the crack of dawn friday. this will also be my little princess' first time on a plane so please pray for us. i am hoping she sleeps the entire way there, fingers crossed.
i will be sharing our adventures on instagram, so if you don't already, make sure to follow me here.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

{...and baby makes five}

this is actually einstein's ultrasound, ultrasound picture of our new little peanut did not scan well sorry.

so the secret is finally out.
We are having another baby!
although unplanned and a complete shock we are beyond blessed and excited!
this little munchkin is the reason i had to take a break from blogging...the fatigue, sleepiness and school became just too overwhelming and something had to give...but now i'm back and i'm so happy to be back. I've missed you!

Monday, May 6, 2013

{hello monday::I'm back}

Photo: Who would have ever thought we would have a backyard to fly kites in
hello to blogging once again...i've missed blogging, but most of all i've missed you...glad to be back!
hello to the terrible two's who are in full force even though my little princess is not quite two yet.
hello Bible verses which are the only way I'm going to get through this extremely busy week, extremely exciting week.
hello to making a few of this kids dreams come of my favorite parts of being a mom. (more details to come later this week...stay tuned)
hello to soaking up the last few weeks this beauty is still one years old...I don't want her to grow up.
hello to a week full of crazy announcements...the first of which is stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

{confession: i fell in love with a stroller}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graco.

All thoughts and opinions are my own, I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to receive a complimentary FastAction™ Fold Click Connect™ Jogger from Graco
I have always been a fan of Graco products, but I never thought I would fall in love with a stroller like I did with the FastAction Fold Click Connect Jogger by Graco!
So, what makes this stroller so amazing?
First off, lets talk storage...the storage basket is HUGE! I can throw my purse and my diaper bag in there and still have room to spare.
The one-step, easy fold feature is amazingly simple...I can fold the stroller while holding my little princess with no joke!
I was quite surprised how easy this stroller was to felt like I was pushing cloud...sorry if that doesn't make sense, but I don't know any other way to describe it.
I love, love the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 infant carseat that it comes with....I can't wait to use it in the near future...hint, hint.
My favorite feature about this stroller...the cell phone holder... my cell phone snaps right in with no problem so I never miss call or text while out and about strolling around.
But the best thing about this stroller--my little princess loves it! before when she would ride in her old stroller, she would constanly be trying to climb out or cry, begging me to take her when she sees this stroller she gets excited and can't wait to climb in. this stroller makes going about so much easier and more pleasant too!
All I can say is that I never thought it would happen, but I fell in love with a stroller!

Graco’s NEW jogger is the ultimate crossover stroller, combining all the comfort and convenience features of a traditional stroller (FastAction Fold and Click Connect Technology) with performance and maneuverability of an all-terrain jogger.
As an added bonus, Graco’s innovative one-second, one-hand FastAction™ fold automatically locks & is self-standing.
This post is sponsored by the Graco.


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