Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cheers to the freakin' weekend!

Seriously the only person who I can think of who is busier than a a single mom and with my husband working full time and going to school full time, I've been feeling pretty 'single' these days. I haven't been able to go back to sleep since 3:30 am because in my mind I'm trying to organize everything I need to get done before Monday. On top of it being Niko's baby blessing this Sunday with family coming into town, me stressing about the food and there being enough, and just our two families coming together at once -we're MOVING! We had put our 30 day notice in almost a month ago and I was about to cancel it because we weren't finding anything. Then at the last minute we found something, made some moves, and now we have a new place. Only thing is we have to be out by Monday or else we're going to have to pay for two rents. Since Saf has work and school, I'm left with packing up our place (and almost everything we've accumulated over the last 5 years) with my newborn and 3 year old. And yesterday we just found out Saf has to work OT Saturday night and into Sunday morning and he was pretty much all the horse power for moving the big stuff. So we're currently trying to figure out a plan B. I'm just hoping come Sunday morning for the blessing, my husband looks awake (and alive) -not like he just pulled a 12 hour shift with no sleep. Now I'm a day behind in packing because yesterday I had to run around LA county trying to replace one of our tires. Hopefully today is more successful.

My head already hurts just thinking about all of that. All i really want to do is lay in bed with my boys, go back to sleep, and wake up on Monday in our new place. Hey, if there's anyone out there trying to loose weight...this is an effective method. i already lost 3 lbs this week just from stress! (really though, running is a lot easier) Instead of taking the time to blog, I probably could have already packed 3 more boxes. But there's no time to complain to my husband about how burnt out I feel because we both have our own weight to pull to make this all blogging about it shall suffice.

In all honesty though, our lives' our crazy. Our schedules are even crazier. But if I slow down just a little bit, I always recognize our blessings and the Lord's hand in everything. Things are busy, but it's a good busy. Things are moving up for our little family and we're continually progressing.

I'm just going to take these next few days a day at a time and live in the moment. If anything,I just want Sunday to be a beautiful day for us and my sweet angel, Niko.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Missing all my cousins...

From time to time i'll stop and think of so and so and wonder what they're doing that day or how they're doing. Everyone is off doing there own thing and starting their own families...which is good. But I still miss when we all use to live in fountain valley and see each others faces everyday. These pics were taken last April. Some are from our family's talent show night. There are more pics somewhere but i could only find the ones from the girl's and the boy's number. We had collected all the couches and some chairs in the church building and set them up in front of the stage in the cultural hall. The only rule that night was [ everyone had to perform something ] and participate in the show. It was a night I'm sure we'll all remember. Even though I don't get to see all [ my favorite people ] everyday, I'm grateful we all grew up together with a strong foundation and that we get to spend eternity with one another.

oh, and here's mine and my husband's spur of the moment talent. all his buffness bench pressed me. lol

The man of many faces

Friday, February 8, 2013

1 month old

January just flew by! Last month was a crazy month for us ...Niko was born, Safi started a new semester at school, and we started looking for a new place to live. Between trying to fully recover from my c-section and getting all the everyday household chores done, I've been getting the hang of learning how to balance 2 kids. Last weekend we were driving home and Niko started crying in the back seat because he was hungry and then Safi boy must have been putting something in his mouth because he gagged himself and threw up all his breakfast that he just ate at Denny's. When we got home I opened the car's back door and looked at my hungry newborn baby and then at my toddler covered in throw up and thought "so which one am i suppose to take care of first?" But besides that incident, trying to handle two hasn't been too bad. Safi boy helps me a lot. His designated chore is to throw away all the dirty diapers....and to fetch me anything I need so I don't have to get up off the couch or bed. He's been a good little helper and never complains. Anyways, I'm loving my Niko and every minute with all my boys! I told my husband he needs to hurry up and finish school so we can have more babies ASAP (I know, I'm crazy!).

Happy 1 month Niko!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

i'm going to run my first race, ever.

i'm finally starting to get my [ motivation ] and [ will power ] back! 

i signed up to do a 5k mud run with my sisters at glen helen on april 20th! 

this is my motivation to finally get my act together with my diet: no sweets, no wheat, and no processed food until the race....because i'm planning on running through the mud, not rolling! and the huge mud slide looks amazeballs! i'm going to be such a little-big kid going down that beast-of-a-slide. one of my personal goals for this year is to run a half marathon. i'm not much of a runner but i do like to run. so this 5k race will be somewhat of my warm up race. 

the other day i watched these two documentaries on netflix:

they were awesome and really changed my perspective on food and what i put into my body. and they really kept me motivated to eat clean because i lost 3 lbs this last week! now let's just keep it up because I CAN'T WAIT TO LOOSE THIS BABY WEIGHT...and look (and dance) like her...

...was she not FAH-REEK-EN amazing tonight?!!!

anyways, i'm trying to take things easy so i can hurry up and fully recover already from this dang c-section and start getting my workout on.