Stress = Mess

Monday, April 25, 2011
I have not updated my blog in a while. I have had a lot on my mind.

When things do not go as planned I feel like the walls around me start caving in. When one area of my life isn't going as I want it to go, then it starts to affect other areas of my life. STRESS.

Our lease is coming to an end in our apartment.
our first home.
but now we have a baby AND we want another child,
we need more space,
we want a house.
The process is not going as planned.

With the home buying process not going as planned it has just opened a can of worms. We are not where we want to be with our housing situation, we are not where we want to be with our financial situation, we are not where we want to be as parents (we wish we could spend more time with our little guy), and we are not where we want to be in our marriage. Sleep deprivation leads to mean words coming out of our both our mouths. Oh Aaron, please continue to sleep through the night. Last night was the 3rd night in a row he has, that means we're on to something, right?

One of my favorite blogger is Katie Bower, a while ago she recommended a book called  One Thousand Gifts by Ann Vosokamp. Last night in bed, I ordered it on my kindle app. I felt my life was a mess. I kept thinking that I need to be able to breathe. I know our "problems" compared to others are minuscule, but they are still stressing me out. I know we are extremely blessed, we have a roof over our heads, and food on our table so why am I letting these things affect me so much?

I am on Chapter 4 of One Thousand Gifts, and I can already tell, it will help me change my outlook on things. The book points out a verse in Psalm:

"We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothings" Psalm 39:6

I need to relax. Enjoy life more. Enjoy my Family. Get closer to God. Quit worrying and rushing cause it's a waste of MY time, it ends in nothing!!!

The book has already reminded me to be thankful because I have so much to be thankful for!

Please keep us in your prayers, that if things are God's will that they will work in his favor in his time for my family, and that we ALWAYS remember to be grateful FIRST.

Here is another excerpt from the the book that struck me:

"On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgement and efforts to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur."

My favorite, is her reference to Genesis 28:16:

"Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it!"  Genesis 28:16

DUH!!!! I feel so ungrateful! Time to pray.

No Marriage...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
"No marriage is immune from struggle - in fact, no life is either. But handled well, struggle builds character and deeper intimacy."

Perfect quote on marriage!

My weekend in food!

Monday, April 11, 2011
This weekend was very unhealthy! We didn't cook once this whole weekend. I had cereal on Saturday morning and that was the only meal I had at home.

We got home late after work and made breakfast for dinner!! I was too lazy to put a chicken in the oven lol.

Puffed Pancakes. Recipe here.  (Except I added cinnamon instead of sugar & left out egg white, still came out great!)

Made my way to Chantilly, VA with Diana to sell some very good brand name clothing to Plato's closet. Left disappointed! between the both of us we have good items that still had the tags on it. I can honestly say that we each had over 1k of brand name clothing hardly worn. We weren't looking to walk out with alot of money, but were stunned at what they were offering and even more stunned at what they didn't even care for. So back to the drawing board on what to do with some of our items.

While we were up there, we stopped at Willard's BBQ for some grub! They were good, but it seems like Urban BBQ still is Diana's favorite. I shared my plate with an 11 month old named Aaron lol, he loved the mash potatoes!

Saturday night
The grandparents took our little guy for the night, which was nice. The night before Aaron decided to wake up at 1am and not go back to sleep until 3:30am! so THANK YOU GRANDMA!!!

That left hubby and I some time to just go out on a date!!! YAY. We went to the historic area of Hyattsville, MD for a super late dinner, and ate at the newly opened Elevation Burger. Delicious!!!Organic Burgers & Fries -  Yes Please! and Thank You!

So now it's Monday and my goal is to eat salads for a couple days to make up for the delicious damage I caused on my body this past weekend!!!  

DC is obsessed with Cupcakes

Friday, April 8, 2011
There are about 5 cupcakes shops within walking distance from my office, and yet when Sprinkles opened their doors in the area earlier this year, folks in DC were acting as though they have never had a cupcake before in their life. There were lines out the door for them.

I had to see what this place was all about and I got the chance about a week ago. I must say they are DAMN GOOD!! I think my favorite cupcake shop we got!

Look at the pretty selection! This is the view you get walking in!

 The pretty cupcake stand! I want!
 You can make your own at home!


2011 Ultimate Blog Party

Friday, April 1, 2011
Ultimate Blog hop over here!!! Join in on the fun!!!  Click on the image below, visit the ladies blogs listed and enter you blog on linky category that applies to you. Then post badge on your blog!

I'm listed under Mom Blogs with very little product emphasis, just because I have only done 1 product review so far.

See you on your blogs ladies :)

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

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