Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Time Hopping

Are you an app person? I have a small handful that I love but I'm just starting to dabble in some "new to me" apps.

My latest love is Timehop. Do you have that one? I know, I know... you've probably been using it forever at this point but you see, I'm habitually late to the trending apps party. And most all things technology for that matter.

Anyways, I love Timehop because of all the great memories it triggers. Special family moments, funny anecdotes, a flashback to a painful day at work, but mostly a reminder of how my now preschooler and almost two year old were just babies yesterday.

Recently I've received these gems:

Thanksgiving 2013: 11 month old Baby Donut, 2 1/2 year old Little C
Look at that grip!

Zoo Lights December 2013: Watch out Elsa and Anna! Look who's frozen now!
It was frightfully chilly that night. Makes me cold just looking at it. 

I was reminded of a post I had written for Mile High Mamas 
exactly a year ago today about a tender moment with Little C:

And lastly...
December 9, 2011
I give you my 8 month old son

Oh, my heart! Oh, my overies! So maybe I don't love Timehop as much as a thought... 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Weekend Wrap-up

This post was supposed to be filled with photos of me in my cocktail dress, sexy black high heels, and Holiday red lipstick while on the arm of my man-candy Hubs in downtown Denver. But alas, that did not happen. My dress never made it off the hanger and we never made it to the company Holiday Party.

On Saturday while we were out running errands I started to feel nauseous and at first I chalked it up to being hungry, tired, and run-down (NOT pregnant - for the record). But it never let up and the feeling was only getting worse. I did start on a new medication last week and I don't think it is agreeing with me. Has that ever happened to you? Anyway, the very thought of getting up and getting dressed made me want to puke, so we threw in the towel on the shindig.

I was super bummed! We had arranged for the kids to have a sleep over at the Grands which they still did so at least I could wallow in my nausea without having to run after two "live wires!" It was a pretty peaceful and quiet Saturday night at our house. Although the highlight was watching Guardians of the Galaxy. Have you seen it?!? Seriously a great movie! It's a funny, Sci-fi, action packed, pulls on the heart strings, kind of flick. I highly recommend it!

Sunday was lazy and perfect. The kids came home from the Grands early that morning and it was cold and snowy outside. We played hide-and-seek, baked cookies, and put up the train set. I was still not feeling 100% so once the kids went down for naps I took full advantage of the down time. Hubs even insisted that I go rest on the couch while he did all the dinner prep! ::swoon:: What a guy!

Now it's Monday and I'm still not feeling top-notch and I'm hoping it passes soon. Mondays are rough enough as it is without feeling poorly on top of it!

How was your weekend? I hope you have a great week! 

Friday, December 12, 2014


It's Friday!

Today at work there is a Christmas Cookie and Ugly Sweater Holiday Party. I baked zero cookies and am not wearing a sweater of any kind. I just couldn't pull it all together and honestly, didn't have the gumption to pull it all together. I love me some Christmas festivities and upon seeing everyone else's awesomeness, I felt I should at least do a little something. So, with the help of a co-worker's left over sweater decor, we fashioned this gem...


Tomorrow is the company's Holiday Party and the Hubs and I are going to get all fancied up and have a real grown-up night out. I'll be wearing a cocktail dress AND we'll be downtown! I'm super excited! However, I am having mild anxiety about what to do with my hair. I see some Pintrest surfing in my near future.

Hope everyone has a great day! Do you hear that??? It's the weekend calling. :)

Monday, December 8, 2014


How the heck are you? I miss this space so very much. I just couldn't let one more day go by without at least popping in for a "life update" of sorts.

Things have been busy as ever in Kendraland. The job is going well and keeping me very busy which I'm enjoying. The biggest challenge in our lives right now is a great deal of stress related to our finances. It is something that we are getting through one day at a time but man-oh-man is it a challenge! I never anticipated our first year of home ownership to be like this but then again, I suppose I really didn't know what it would be like. The whole unemployment phase of this year certainly didn't help matters.

Those who I've shared our situation with have all said they've been in our shoes before and their stories of rising out of the hardship is inspiring to hear. It's nice to know we aren't alone and we also know our current state is temporary. If there is anything this blip of time in our lives has taught us it's how thankful we are to both be employed and to have our children go to bed with full bellies, in a warm house every night. On our most challenging days it is important for us to remember that we really are doing okay, we have each other, we have our health, and we have everything we truly need.

Honestly? I didn't know how much of this to really share here. Of course it is very personal but I at least wanted to document a little bit of it so I can look back one day and see how far we've come! People don't often talk about their finances and why should they? I just wanted to touch on it because it really is all consuming and very overwhelming for me at this time. If anyone else has been through something similar or is currently there, then you can relate. There is nothing fun about it but as the saying goes, "what doesn't kill us, makes us stronger." Yes?

But enough of that... now for the good stuff! Kids update!

Little C's thoughtful mind continues to amaze and challenge us. The way he mentally works through situations and then is able to verbally express his feelings, is such a gift. Sometimes we can't believe he's only 3.5 years old! He pushes his boundaries constantly and argues and barters over everything. Year three with our boy has by far been the most challenging. He is an old soul with a tender heart, he talks all the damn time, and he loves to snuggle but has very recently started to wipe off my kisses. #sadface

Little Miss Mayhem continues to live up to her name. She loves to jump, climb, slide and swing. She keeps up with her big brother pretty well and loves him intensely. She can be adorable and sweet one minute, then a bossy sassafras the next. Homegirl wants what she wants and if she isn't going to get it, you better watch out! She is quite the little comic and I can not believe we will be celebrating her 2nd birthday next month!

This time of year has been so much fun with the both of them. There is magic around every corner and I'm going to be so sad when all of the Holiday wonder is over.

What have you been up to lately? Are you enjoying the Holiday season with your little one(s)?