Posted in FAMILY TIME, Mom life

Guess who’s back?!..

Well hello there? It’s been a while to say the least. We’ve had many changes since I’ve been away. From growing apart to rebuilding new foundations of love, laughter, memories and strength. We’ve expanded the family name and stubbled around this messy road called life.

Get ready… 

Get set…

The adventures, trials and tribulations of our crazy life of five begins now! 

We’ll rewind just a bit to play catch up. We became pregnant in December of 2018 .

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Found out we would no longer be just about tutus and tiearas… Isaac Geraldo made his arrival August 6; just in time for my birthday!

 

The girls began a new school year (Preschool and second grade)!

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We celebrated many first holidays with Isaac. 

 

We took new adventures and first visits to beaches.

 

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Graduated preschool and began our summer adventures!

 

Signed up for dance (( I’m going to be a dance mom))!!

 

Now let’s get back to now… Watch out for our latest adventures, food finds and daily struggles of making this life the very best! 

 

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Posted in #blogadventures, FAMILY TIME, Live Show, Mom life

Disney on Ice: take two Dare to dream

D32B Logo.pngI am a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities.

After much anticipation I can announce that The girls and I will be attending Disney on ice at Amway Center here in Central Florida! A few bumps in the road including hurricane Irma which canceled the first showing for Central Florida; due to what was going to be a  category five hurricane. We’ve been so lucky and blessed to say the least to have the many hurricanes we saw this year turn to tropical storm’s as well as veer off back to the ocean and away from us.

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Hurricane Irma went straight up Florida engulfing the state on the radar. Many folks fled Florida up to Georgia and many other states for protection of their families but our family hunker down in our townhouse praying.

Seven cases of water, five loafs of bread, 12 cans of SpaghettiOs, chips and anything else that we could find in the stores; which were full of bare shelfs. As an upstate New York girl I was unsure of what to expect. Feeling  in my gut that everything would be alright, I couldn’t stop myself from being concerned. Windows covered with thick blankets, the bedroom darkened by a toddlers mattress covering the window with a large thick blanket; in hopes that if the windows grew too strong it would block some debris from shattering onto us.

The night was long, listening to the wind smashing upon the house, we were blessed to say the category five ended as a 1 to 2 by the time it reached central Florida. Due to the storm the Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream was rescheduled for the spring.

 Now fast forward, here we are coming May and the excitement has built up to an overwhelming burst of enthusiasm! Elleanna and Isabella will be shocked to see some of their most loved princesses…

Thanks to Feld Entertainment we will be attending the extraordinary ice presentation at the Amway Center in Orlando Florida. Our lucky winner from September, Kelly, will be attending as well!!

This is not a show I’d pass up; if you are interested in attending Feld Entertainment has provided a special offer:

Save 20% off select seats with code SAVE20. Not valid on premium VIP seating. Hurry for the best available seats! Code expires May 10, 2018.

Do you dare to dream?

Posted in FAMILY TIME, griefe, Guilt, Mom life

Confessions of a crazed mother: Bedrest

Unforeseen was the commotion of a weekend she thought would go so smoothly. As she packed up her belongings, memories and cherished photos she held close to her heart the tears built up in her eyes. She worked so hard for everything in that home; as she grabbed children’s toys, articles of clothing and random items that were stored away in closests she looked at them carefully. A box lay infront of her and a trash bag beside she had to decide which memories were of importance to her and her family in the future. The trash bin outside grew like a mountain with her children’s toys that were long forgotten, clothing that hadn’t fit since before children and papers of all the writings she had scribbled down over the years.

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The walls of the home stored stories of times of joy; from the first turn of the key to the very first home to the sadness of losing loved ones and family disagreements. It was becoming a bitter moment. The memories like a tsunami took over, looking in the upstairs closet she remembered the little pitter patter of the girls feet as they ran in the large walk-in closet. How small they were when we moved in; Elleanna was but one and a half and Isabella was only four… The age Elleanna is now as the boxed tower in the living room and their bedroom.

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The next few hours were out of one’s mind. Throwing away as much as possible knowing there were but a short time before the family showed up to help pack the memories in a storage unit.. Stress running high, arguments of help overcoming the joy of what the future would be holding. As family arrived embarrassment that the house was still unready; thinking that it would be an easy task was now a laughable moment to look back on. Though the nerve-racking moments were about to come. As an overwhelming unpleasant feeling took over my body I knew something wasn’t right. After finding the unpleasant red I was rushed to the hospital by my mother and aunt in tears. Feeling the past was reliving itself the negative thoughts were clouding my mind. Hours of testing from sonograms that were unseen by my eyes due to their fear of anything being wrong to Iv’s and nurse visits all I kept asking was to know the baby was there..  I just wanted to know that; if told that the baby was there with a heartbeat I could calm a bit but they didn’t give me that satisfaction. After five hours the news that the baby was currently alright but with complications that took lifting, bending, walking much and stress out of my abilities. Do they not know me? Stress is a major portion of my life!

We headed home with my mind unable to wrap around the fact I couldn’t lift Elleanna or that I would be out of work for some time. A follow up doctors appointment was made to further inform me of my and the baby condition. Two days later I sat in the cold doctors office; my mind wondering around with questions. As the doctor opened the door with paper work in hand he was smiling. How could he be smiling this was not a moment for smiles in my opinion. He said have you been on the bed rest? Not stressing? I laughed “I’m doing it to the best of my abilities but stress under these circumstances is high.”

It was a moment of complete confusion as he said all the “doctor terms” I sat with a blank stare… “Can you repeat that in English now?” With the printed information he circled what the main concerns were. The heart rate at 157 I was just happy to know that the baby was there and that as long as I did everything. I could that it would have a better chance of less complications.

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The days went by, bored out of my mind and unable to pick up Elleanna when she cried for me broke my heart; but I knew I had to do whatever I needed for our baby. As someone usually working five to six days a week, school pick ups, grocery store trips and the busy life of a mother after work came to a halt. Unable to push a vacuum I started to feel trapped. The negativity clouding my mind I felt so alone; though with family help and Geraldo’s I still felt like no one understood my mindset.

How can I turn this bed rest into something positive? As the girls hugged my legs, my stomach and told me how much they loved me I saw the positive side. For many years I have been unable to fully be attentive to them, stressed from the busy life of work and traveling around to get the kids to and from and the items we needed for the house. This was an opportunity to read books, to watch them play in the yard and see how much they really have grown over the years. This was a time to enjoy the less hectic life I have come so accustomed to… But would I be able to?

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