A year shy of a DECADE

I woke up this morning to a whisper in my ear, “Happy Anniversary, I love you”

Sure we have only been married a year, but my lovely husband and I have been together since 2004, February 10, 2004 to be exact.









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love12344Words cannot describe my happiness and my gratitude. My best friend, soul mate  husband and father to our son, Mr. Villa I’m so thrilled to spend the rest of my life with you.

Off to LEGO LAND to spend some time with family/friends and then a romantic dinner with that handsome dude above.

Happy Sunday!!


Tick – Tock

I swear every day gets shorter.  I can’t even remember what I do in a day anymore it is non-stop from the second I get up.  Except for today. ❤  

I got to the computer early today thinking, “I am going to blog!!!” I have some pictures I want to share, updates about the new job/new house/new routine.   Then this little dude reached up with his arms towards me:

ImageSo I melt, and it has been down hill since then.  I just cuddled with him for a nap and decided I need to get up and get stuff done, so now here I am… Looking at pictures and completely smitten with my little dude. *sigh* He is so darn cute:

ImageMy little strong dude soooo on the verge of crawling.

So much is going on, as I stated above, I simply just wake up and get through my day.  I think that is hand in hand with a career change, I love it so far but getting use to waking up an hour earlier and being out of the house by 6:30a.m. has been a bit challenging.  The main thing I’m trying to focus on this week is MY EATS and Evan’s new eating adventure, yep we are finally….Image

This is almost unreal, and I’m a bit excited to give him foods and SAD that he is growing so fast that he is no longer exculsively breast fed.  I’m so thrilled and proud of us for making it this far exclusively, but I really am just lucky that for the most part nursing Evan has been quiet easy.  He had a great latch from the start and I just so badly wanted it to work out and has.  Obviously he is still getting momma’s milk, but it is strange that he is also going to be eating.  We started Evan late, and he is still not completely ready (pushes food out of his mouth, doesn’t swallow all the time), but the nice thing about the start of this is that it is slow… very slow.  So I can’t wait to update you on our progress, this week’s shopping list includes some organic goodies to cook for my little dude!!!

What else is going on with us? We are still getting settled in our new house.  One thing that I’m still not sure about… HOW WE ACQUIRED SO MUCH STUFF!!!!  I joke around saying, next time we move we are giving/throwing everything away and starting new but as this process is STILL ongoing this might actually be a very true assessment of my feelings.  Where did all this come from!?



You didn’t honestly thing I would show the world a picture of our mess did you? lol  Hector was disappointed about how much we spent painting the upstairs bedrooms so he decided he was going to paint the living room and dining room… Well after this (the painting of our small dining room) he will be paying someone to paint the living room.  Hysterical.  *Sigh* Husbands.

On TOP of all this, I have neglected this:

ImageMy yoga mat.  As much as I have neglected it, Oso has been giving it some love (after he walked around in plaster, apparently).

and this:

ImageThe new tredmill my WONDERFUL momma gave to me.  But, I still have been getting in strength training and walking quiet a bit downtown 😉 – So again, this shouldn’t be neglected and it is on my brain constantly as working out makes me happy.

Today I’m off to a yoga class, and some more cuddle time with my sweet baby.







A late 6 month update – 6 Months

Time has escaped me.  I’ve been thinking about this post every day since Jan. 21st.  because on Jan. 21st we celebrated this little dude’s first half year of life:


Dear Evan:

You are the most amazing baby, ever.  You continue to amaze me, every single day.  This month you are easily rolling all over the place, sitting up with little effort and doing killer down dogs, cat cows, and Pilates v-ups (Auntie Nicole would be so proud!).  I have never been more proud to be a mom.  It doesn’t hurt that after a long day I walk into a room and you smile this HUGE smile and practially jump in place when I go to grab you.  The feeling is mutual, I practically jump out of my skin when I see you after work.


[look mom! no hands!!]

You are so independent too, you will nicely play all by yourself but you also have your needy moments which I love because I want to indulge you and still hold you close (you still love cuddle time, it is WITHOUT A DOUBT the best part of my day, everyday).  You make us smile so much, your smile is the most contagious thing on the planet, grandma and I comment on how our cheeks hurt at after smiling at you so much!  You still do this awesome thing where you gently reach out to touch peoples faces, it is the SWEETEST thing ever.  I hope to never forget how awesome it feels, you are my little gentle giant.

You love hanging out with family too, and everyone is simply smitten by you – I mean, how could they not be?



You are playing in your pack and play these days, it is so cute how you sorta scoot around it playing with all the different toys we shove in there.  What else you are loving? Splashing at bathtime! It is so cute!!  You just slam your hands and feet in the water.  You talk a lot when you are tired, grandma says you start singing to yourself, but your eyes always give you away they turn a bright shade of pink all around and you start to rub your eyes.  You communicate so well, it really amazes me.  You simply AMAZE me.  Everyday.

We are still nursing!  6 months is a huge milestone for a nursing mom, and I’m so proud to still share this with you.

You light the room up my little love.  I’m excited about everything when it comes to you.  You have also embraced our move! I’m so excited we get to provide a stable home for you and I everyday I look forward to making memories here with you.  My life has never felt more complete, daddy and I are so proud of you.




wordpress ate half of this post… so expect a few updated versions as I try to remember what I wrote in the first one!!