Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day 4: Hobbies

   Both of my boys take good naps at the same time, so I am left with about 3 hours a day to do what I want! Which is pretty amazinI do enjoy reading, but I do not read as much as I would like. The last series I read was The Hunger Games, I actually went and saw the movie before I had read the books....needless to say I started the first book when we got home and I finished the third book by the end of that week. I was in love!
   I do love music too. In my house it is not uncommon for us to turn the music up and all dance around like crazies! I like everything from country to hip hop! Let's face it hip hop is the best for shaking your booty!
   I love being outside whether it is going for walks or just laying a blanket out and taking a nap....let's face it sleeping is my favorite hobby ;)....only kidding, kind of! I also love reality T.V. so I do catch up on my shows when the kids are sleeping...I am usually cleaning while doing this but I love it! My current favorite are any of the Real Housewives, SYTYCD, and the Next Food Network Star.
    I also LOVE crafts and decorating my home.My sister owns a store in our downtown and I make a couple of things to sell in her store, pillowcase dresses and tag blankets for babies. DIY projects are my favorite though. I love taking an old piece of furniture and making it my own! I also like coming up with new and creative activities for my boys to do. So fun.
So those are my hobbies....nothing to exciting but they keep me busy!!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Day 3 comment challenge

 Today's topic is social media. I do not link my facebook with my blog...I have a personal facebook I use to keep in contact with my friends and family. I don't tweet either...gasp...I know, I just never really got into it. I do check pinterest can follow me HERE. I love pinterest and get many ideas from there! I also check Totsy and Zulily daily, those are discount websites that offer different promotions on a daily basis. I check groupon daily as well. I also check this amazing blog by a mom who has the most amazing play/activity ideas to do with all ages of children every couple of days. Seriously you have to check out that blog, its quite impressive.

On a side note I am getting ready for Benjamin's 3rd birthday. I am getting super excited for his big day! Any of you with three year olds...what is your kiddos favorite toy???? We are thinking of getting him a bike with training wheels....or a scooter (he says he really wants a scooter) but I thought I would ask what your little ones like to play with!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What my blog is all about

Today's blog topic...why I have my blog. Good question! I started out blogging to document my pregnancy. My mom and dad lived in Seattle while we were in California and I wanted them to be able to see weekly progress of my growing belly. It turns out that I was pregnant at the same time as a friend from jr. high and she had a blog as well. We would read each others blogs and now she is one of my best friends. Having a blog to look back on with my first pregnancy is very special to me. I love reading about my pregnancy experience. After I gave birth I updated for  several months about our little one's growth and milestones, but I eventually set my blog on the back burner (our house burned down 5 days before Christmas 2009 and it was stressful to say the least) Then we got back into our rebuilt house (from the ground up) and I got pregnant again I started up another blog. I blog at least once a month during the school year, but during the summer I blog frequently. I blog about life, my kids, my hubby, being the wife of a police officer, I love decorating and crafting so I blog about that, life as a working mom...really anything that comes to mind, but mostly topics about my family.

Monday, June 25, 2012


        Hi everyone! My name is Mary and I am a wife to my super awesome hubby Derek and a mom to the two coolest boys in town, Benjamin (3 in 5 days) and Sullivan (just turned one in April). My boys are 22 months apart and I LOVE them being so close in age. They are best friends and I love watching them play with each other. We plan to have one more child in the near future (like get preggers within a year), and while I would love to have a girl and pray that I do have one some boys are so fun that I just can't help but think it would be super fun, and crazy, to have 3 boys. I like the idea of being the only lady in the!
         I am a teacher for the local public school district here. I love teaching and I feel as though it is God's calling on my life. I teach at a title 1 school, which means the school I teach at is majority low income. I love where I teach and I am super excited for the upcoming school year. Teaching is the BEST job to have when you are a mom. You get all holidays off, all weekends off and all summer off, plus the teaching community is very understanding and supportive when you need to take days off to do mommy stuff! Being a teacher has been such a blessing. My husband is a police officer. He LOVES his is hard being a wife of a police officer. I know every time my husband leaves for work he is at risk of being hurt, and that is not fun to deal with and I am home every night by myself, which is also not fun to deal with. But, I trust him and his decision making and we pray for him every night that he will be safe and come home to us in the morning.
                                   We are BIG Giants (baseball) fans, and try to go to a couple games a year!
                     My husband's family has a beach house so we are there quite a bit throughout the year.

      We both love where we live, in the Central Valley of California, and we want to make a difference in our community. I can't imagine living anywhere else. This is where we were raised, this is where our families are, this is where our friends are and this is where we want to raise our family. It is a great place to raise kids and we are lucky that we both have jobs here and can stay here. I hope you leave a comment and I will make sure to visit your blog too!