Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 in Review

Some of the things that went down for us this year:

Your girl:
  • Started BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Derby City Mixed Martial Arts) and I love it (still terrible at it but still working)
  • Competed in my first BJJ tournament in June 
  • Conquered the rope climb at the gym
  • Saw Bruno Mars in concert (with one of my favorite girls Sadie-Leigh)
  • Got hired to a do a different job at work and it's pretty awesome (I still miss my old friends/students)
The Ex:
  • Just saved a few lives...no big deal
  • Won a silver metal in the same BJJ tournament I competed in
  • Got all Os on her report card all year
  • Made the cross country team and straight KILLT it (even got 4th place in one of the races this season)
  • Perfected her cartwheel (if you have ever been around the child for any period of time you know she does no less than 100 per day)
  • Lost a few teeth
  • Is killing 1st grade
  • Learned to write her name
  • Sings the heck out of "The Name Game", especially when you ask her to use the word sucker 

Cool things we did as a family in 2013:
  • Trained BJJ together
  • Went on an awesome vacation to Florida with awesome friends
  • Went to Holiday World
  • Went to The Beach Water Park
  • Saw Big Boi in concert
  • Went to the Broncos/Colts game
Some numbers for you:
  • I gave approximately 547 baths (3 kids approx. every other day)
  • I did approximately 365 loads of laundry (about one a day)
  • Kissed a face at least 2000 times (4 people at least once a day everyday)

Something to think about:  I really don't understand everyone that is all like, "2013 sucked, ready for 2014" or "2013 was awesome, ready for 2014".  I don't spend too much time worrying about what was good or bad.  Sure, there were some bullcrap that went down in 2013 and there was some awesome stuff that I'm thankful for, but it was what it was.  I hope 2014 is awesome but I hope tomorrow is awesome.  I'll take each day as it comes.  So, since I don't have any official resolutions, I did tell The Ex I was going to clean the house tomorrow, does that count?

For all of you planning your 2014, I feel like this is the perfect time to share my very favorite bible verse (Phillippians 4:6-7) Do not be anxious about anything, but by prayer and petition with thanksgiving send your requests to God.  

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Wow!  I am not feeling it this year.  Usually I like decorating and look forward to it.  The Ex did put the lights on the house and they look awesome.  I have 2 Christmas trees that I put up and I collect nativity scenes (so I have about 20 to put out).  I only put the trees up because the girls wanted me to and I only put out my 2 favorite nativities.  I have finished most of my shopping (online!) but I still need to shop for my mom, sister, Dad, Nana, and The Ex's Dad.    If it wasn't for the kids, I probably wouldn't be putting up a tree.  I need to be doing a million things instead of putting up Christmas decorations.  Like, folding laundry:

or mopping sticky kitchen floors or washing dirty baby bodies
or washing my own body (yeah I haven't showered today).  Or make a wholesome dinner (instead of frozen pizza), or working out (I did join Crossfit Regeneration Southwest) or wrap Christmas presents, or clean out the refrigerator or clean my house, or wash my car, or organize my closet.  So, you see Christmas decorations is falling low on the list of priorities.  The interesting thing is, everything I "need" to do is falling low on my list.  Instead of doing what I "need" to do, I have only focused on survival via food for the children (we had french toast for b-fast, chips and pumpkin pie for lunch (I'm not lying) and frozen pizza for dinner, sleep (I slept until 11), washing the dishes (I really can't stand to have dirty dishes), entertainment (Naked and Afraid- the girls LOVE it and Downton Abbey).  So, there you have it:  that's what loser moms do.  We sleep late, make fast meals, and sit around watching TV in day old underwear.  So, instead of looking at Pinterest and feeling bad about your lack of crafting skills and crockpot dinners, read this post and feel better about yourself.  I imagine you quit reading this and think to yourself, "Huh, well I'm not so bad afterall...at least I have good personal hygiene."