Today I noticed...

Today I noticed... - student project

Day 1

January 6, 2017

Today I noticed my beautiful daughter sleeping peacefully. As I sat and watched her sleep, I knew I needed to start getting ready for work. I just didn't want to get ready for work. I knew she was going to spend the day with her Daddy, and I wanted to spend it with both of them too and our crazy clown dog. I also noticed the amazing sparkly and powdery snow we got in the middle of the night. Man, it was pretty. All I kept thinking was how I needed to be slip sliding and sledding away on some top notch hills. Ramiro and Lakey took me to work where I noticed not many of my co-workers/friends were not at work because of the snow. Bummer, wish I could have been off too. I noticed everyone's mood at work was better than normal. It's been a bit of a whirlwind lately with management. It'll get better, and I could feel it today with my peep's attitudes. Thank goodness. I like being around happy and positivity all the time. I have my days don't get me wrong but for the majority of the time, I'm fine and dandy. I mean we only live once so enjoy it. Anywho, the day went on, and I completed most of my tasks. Then most folks were leaving early so I asked Ramiro to come pick me up a bit earlier than normal. He and Lakey got me and we headed to the store so little Miss could get some snow pants. Then our cute family was off to go sledding. We bundled up Lakyn and boy she is the cutest dang thing ever in her snow gear. She absolutely loved the snow and sledding down the hills. Our friends came over and brought their little boy. He wasn't quite as excited to play in the snow. After awhile we went inside, had some wine, chatted with our friends and then went to their house for some warm and scrumptious chili. Little Miss started to get sleepy after a fun filled day so we got home later and snuggled up to go to bed. What a great day!

Day 2

January 7, 2017

Today I noticed our house still had Christmas decorations and was a smidge dirty. I felt a little overwhelmed knowing I needed to put it all away and clean. Have I mentioned that cleaning isn't my favorite? That's why I always keep the house picked up so it looks clean and tidy. I also noticed it was beautiful and sunny so cleaning was the last thing I wanted to do. I absolutely love being outdoors and could be outside all day long. I can tell Lakey likes it a lot too. So our little family had breakfast and then L and I went to the gym. Wow it was packed. I guess tons of people are really pushing for their New Year's resolutions. That's great. Lakyn and I had to wait for a little bit before she could go to Child Watch. The poor staff were short handed. Some moms were getting frustrated. Why? They needed to get over it. While we were waiting a little girl with down syndrome saw Lakyn walking around and went up to her and gave her a hug. It was the sweetest. After our workout, we went to the store to grab a few things and then got some yummy Starbucks for me and Ramiro. It was seriously sunny that I took my time getting back home because I knew the house needed to be clean. Poops aka Ramiro and I cleaned it all up and put away the Christmas décor while Lakey played. We took breaks so we could play with her and Rumble, our dog. After we got done, it was dark out so I made dinner and we watched a little bit of Legally Blonde. Great flick. Lakyn and Rumble played ball. I love watching those two together. They really love each other. When Rumble hops up on things, we tell him to "get down!" Little Miss has picked up on that and tries so hard to say "get down!" When we say "good boy, Rumble" she always goes and pets him. It's the cutest. It was a good day!

Day 3

January 8, 2017

Today I noticed my beautiful family and everything they are. We went to church and the preacher preached an awesome sermon. It was about giving it all to God and putting your full trust in Him. I struggle with this often because I think I can do anything and everything without help. I have learned it's okay to ask for help and especially from the big man upstairs. We then went to lunch with Ramiro's sis, boyfriend and our niece at The Mule in the Plaza District. Love that eclectic restaurant. Delicious food and great atmosphere. After lunch we came home to relax because we have a busy work week ahead.

Day 4

January 9, 2017

Today I noticed how behind I am at work, but I am completing things so that's nice. I can also feel that there needs to be a change. I don't see myself at my current job for the long haul. Love my family there, but my desires are reaching out for more. Again though, I have to leave it to God and not take control. I also noticed my friends at work seemed a bit tense again today. I just want things to go back to normal here and everyone be happy. There is too much complaining. Needs to stop before I go insane. Don't think I haven't partook in the convos. I'm not perfect. Therefore, I was excited to pick up Lakey. Her, Rumble and I went on a run in the gorgeous weather. Felt like Fall. We then got home later, ate dinner and played with Daddy the rest of the night. It was lots of fun!

Day 5

January 10, 2017

Today I noticed friendly faces when I was out and about. Very peaceful. Can you tell I love positive things? It's a wonderful feeling. I came home to warms smiles from Ramiro and Lakyn and a lick from Rumble. I love my family and am very grateful for them.

Day 6

January 11, 2017

Today I noticed how amazing it feels outside. We're supposed to get freezing rain this weekend so I am taking this all in. I listened to Bobby Bones on my way to work. They are a funny crew. I think it would be neat to meet all of them in Nashville. I went to lunch with my wonderful hubs. We had Italian. Yum yum! He's going to a basketball game tonight with his friends so Lakey and I are going to our friends to play, have pizza and wine. Well, she's not having wine since she's 11 months, but I'll drink a glass for her. I'm sitting at my desk right now doing this instead of work. Whoops. But I needed a break for a minute. Plus, I love storytelling and writing. I'll be heading to my meeting in a few hours. Hopefully it goes by fast so I can pick up little Miss, go run with her and clown dog and then go play with our friends. So funny when I stopped writing stating I would be going to my meeting in a few hours. It didn't go as planned. There were some things brought up that made my blood boil. I don't understand why some people act the way they do. So not to bore you with what happened, but needless to say I got over it because I was too excited to pick up my daughter and go hang with our friends. I didn't get a chance to run with her and Rumble though because the meeting ran late. We had a great time at our friend's house. I noticed how great of a mother my friend is to her two children. I've always thought that though. She has an in-home daycare so she is around kids all day long. She deserves a break and a long vacation. :) It was a great night and my hubs had so much fun at the basketball game even though his team lost.

Day 7

January 12, 2017

Today I noticed how friendly people were at the coffee shop I went to in the morning. Lakyn and I met a friend for breakfast before I had to head to work. We talked about so much. We could have been there forever. That coffee shop is super good and the art they had on the wall was so bright and colorful. Very pretty. It makes me want to open up my shop even more. Maybe one day. If not, I can write about one, right so then maybe it will become reality? :) The work day was good. It was a bit cold today, but it's all good. Doesn't bother me. Everyone was at the grocery store loading up on bread and milk because of the 'ice storm' we're supposed to get this weekend. Hopefully it doesn't happen. People get a little freaked out around here. My Mom came over for a little bit to see little Miss. It had been 10 days exact since she'd seen her (she counted the days). Lakyn lit up when she saw Bela. It's like it had been years since those two saw each other. Cutest thing. Lakyn loves dancing and has been trying to learn how to snap lately so when she starts dancing, she lifts her arms and hands up high, then presses her little fingers together to try and SNAP. Love it! We watched the American Baking Championship show and saw the winner. Then we all got sleepy and snuggled up together and went to bed.

Day 8

January 13, 2017

Today I noticed my friend's little girl turning 5. She was the happiest little bee. We had a lot of fun at her birthday party. It was at a bounce house so tons of kids were running everywhere bouncing and sliding down slides. I took Lakyn down some slides and she had a huge smile on her face. She was roaming everywhere enjoying watching the kids have so much fun. Tons of giggles and chatter going on with the little ones. We went home and then I noticed we had to put our game parenting on. Little Miss was a little uncomfortable with something and we came swooping in to help our sweet girl. There's nothing like seeing your baby hurting and feeling helpless. We pulled through and then she was all better. I know the big man upstairs was guiding us. Very thankful! She went to bed and all was good. That moment taught me to remain calm and not get panicky. I was starting to freak out, but Ramiro is so strong and said everything is going to be okay. I'm very thankful to have a husband like him. He knows how to make a scary situation be fine. I don't know what I would do without him. He's the best Dad to Lakey and we make a pretty good team. :)

Day 9

January 14, 2017

Today I noticed that it's okay to relax at home with your loved ones and not be on the go constantly. To me relaxation is being with the ones you love no matter where you are, but I knew I needed to take a moment and not be on the go if I didn't have to be. The weather was a smidge cold and we were supposedly getting that huge ice storm. Well, that didn't happen. It rained, but nothing crazy. My cute little family played all day and then when Lakey and Ramiro took a nap together, I decided to bake a little cake for her 1st birthday photo shoot that was the next day. It was going to be a piñata cake, but ended up looking like a hippie cake. Still pretty cute I guess. I had it stuffed with mini M&Ms. After they woke up, we played some more and then did end up going to the mall, but it was later that evening. I mean I start to get a little ancy being inside all day. Even if I can just go outside and get fresh air then I'm all good. Anyway, that's beside the point. The mall was pretty busy. I guess everyone else wanted to go somewhere too since we all thought we were getting this ice storm. We picked out a few outfits for Lakyn's photo shoot. Actually, Ramiro did because he has way more style than me. We got some takeout and headed back to the casa.

This day goes into the 10th day since I'm writing later, but when we went to church on Sunday morning, I had a prayer request. I want to give all of my trust and faith to God. I got emotional because I try and figure things out for myself so much instead of letting God be in control. Sometimes I think, are the thoughts I have mine or God trying to tell me something? My thoughts go a lot towards wanting a career change. I believe I got emotional because God doesn't care what my career is just as long as I'm trying to be a good person and help my family and others. I know He cares about everything, but I feel my thoughts can be consumed with wanting a different job. I don't know why because I'm so happy with everything in my life. I am so incredibly honored that I get to be Ramiro's wife and Lakey's Mom. That is the best gift I could ever have. I want to do good for them all of the time. I'm not trying to impress anyone with what I do in life. I hope people know that. I know the Lord wants what is best for all of His children. So my prayer was to give it to Him because I know I do everything I love even if I don't get paid for it. :) I just need to realize that more. I will admit though, I don't want to be in a Trust Department forever, but hey like I said, I still accomplish goals and try my best to do good for others. Even just saying hi and smiling at somebody makes me feel like I've done something nice for someone. They could have just heard the worst news of their life and maybe a smile from a stranger made their day. I seriously believe that our Lakey is a piece of Heaven. She brightens up the whole room when she's in it. I could be a bit bias since she's my kiddo, but man she makes you feel so good. Even when she has her not so good moments which are not often, she's still a ray of sunshine. I know I talk a lot about her, Poops and Rumble but they are my everything. Love them forever and always! We are blessed beyond words to have the greatest family and friends. AMEN!