Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Our weekend

Geesh, time sure got away from me! Its been a little bit since I stopped by to post. That will change :) I have some exciting posts coming this week, stay tuned!
I always felt like after the new year time slowed down a little bit until spring. This year seems to be the opposite, I feel like we are constantly busy with something going on. Life with toddlers ;)
This past weekend was pretty fun & relaxing all rolled into one!
Saturday we ran some errands as a family hitting up Wegmans & Target. Dominick loves these places, probably because that's where we went a lot on maternity leave with Aidan to get out of the house and out of the cold. HAHA
Later that evening both of my sisters came over to watch the boys overnight for us so we could FINALLY celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary, it was 09/18/14!  it was a great evening and it was so nice to spend some quality time with my husband!
Sunday morning we woke up in a king size bed with no toddlers between us and no one yelling "I need to go potty" it was bittersweet. Nice to get away but I missed our boys for sure. After breakfast we hit the road and headed home.
Sunday was spent in comfys hanging with my favorite little guys :) I made baked potato soup for dinner and all was good!
Monday was MLK day and its a day my company observes, so I was lucky enough to have the day off and spend it with my guys! We met some of our favorite friends Samantha, Sophia & Norah for lunch :) It was so brutally cold on Monday compared to the 40 degrees we had the day before. Monday was finished with another target run for daycare supplies and a little hockey :)
I love long weekends with my family, they really are the best!
I'll be back tomorrow for some tips & tricks on how I stay organized with 2 toddler boys in a small house! You don't wanna miss it ;)
Until next time friends,
XO Jessica

Thursday, January 8, 2015

[Fall Pictures 2014]

I totally forgot to share pictures from the boys fall photo shoot! We once again had the ever so talented Jazmin Rochelle do out pictures and they came out great! I just love how she is able to capture our boy's personality.
I cant wait to do Spring Family photo's with her! :)

Sorry for the picture over load, I had such a hard time narrowing down my favorites!
Until next time friends,
XO Jessica 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Today I am linking up with Andrea over at Momfessionals to "put down on paper" my goals and resolutions for our family in the coming year.
I am not going to do resolutions exactly but I have chosen 4 areas in my everyday life that I would like to "improve" on in the coming year.
Those 4 categories are: personal, spiritual, relationships & financial.
1. Personal - In the coming year I would like to commit to waking up 30 minutes before the rest of my house (with the exception of when the boys wake us up on the weekend, unless we have somewhere to be early, the weekends are NO ALARM in our house). Committing to waking up before the house gives me a little "me" time. A few minutes to quietly enjoy a cup of coffee, maybe read a little or catch the news. Next, I would like to find a hobby, something that's just for me that I really enjoy. And last but not least, commit to spending less time on Social media, more time focused on what's right in front of my face or a good book.  
2. Spiritual- In the coming year I would like to commit to reading a devotional daily. I ordered "Jesus is calling" off amazon the other day, its due to arrive tomorrow and I'm pretty excited about it! I would like to get into the habit of regularly attending mass on Sunday as a family. I am not proud to admit that I find myself lacking patience some days with my kids. After a long day I am sometimes impatient with the ones who deserve my patience most, this year I am going to reach out to God and hope that he can help me cool down and find ways to work through my frustrations that wont lead me to feel guilty after.
3. Relationships - In the coming year I would like to go on a once a month date night with my one and only :) I love dating my husband and I love getting out to spend some one on one time alone with him. Conversation and a kid -free meal goes a long way! I would also like to go one once a month "date" with each of my boys. Whether its to the park or running an errand. Having that alone time with them is important too! And lastly, I would like to go on a once a month "girls night" with my closest ladies. They are my support system and my cheerleaders. I want to keep my relationships with them strong!
4. Financial- In the coming year I would like to continue saving weekly for our forever home. When Gio & I bought this house in 2009 we had a 5 year plan, we would move before having kids. I'm sure God laughed at that plan as here we are 6 years and TWO kids later. We are fine where we are but this is not where we want to be forever. We have goals & a dream and I cannot wait for the day we are able to achieve them :) I would like to do better at our grocery budget, this is the one area I seem to blow every month :/ and lastly I would like to stick to the 24hr rule. I tend to impulse buy and not like the purchase after I get home. SO this year I am going to give myself 24hrs to sleep on it. If I still want it after 24hrs and its in the budget, ill get it :)
I am so excited for what 2015 has in store for us! I am ready for spring to come so I can get to spring cleaning & declutter. But in the mean time I am soaking up all the cuddles & movies while its too cold to play outside.
Until next time friends,
XO Jessica

Monday, January 5, 2015

Disney On Ice!

First off, Happy New Year!
I am so excited for a new year & a fresh start. There's just something about a new year that screams blank slate to me & I just love it.
I am so excited to see what 2015 brings my cute little family, we are growing and learning everyday! (no not growing by members, that's not a hint)
I have to forewarn ya'll that this post is going to be picture HEAVY.
We took Dominick to his first Disney on Ice experience yesterday!! It was so much fun and nice to get to spend the time just focusing on him, something his Daddy & I haven't had the opportunity to do in awhile. Thanks again Mom for watching Aidan, he LOVED his one on one time with you, he said "Grandma" A LOT after you left <3
We had great seats and an even better time!
Parenthood has made me so sappy. The look of pure joy on my child's face puts me into tears. There is nothing that makes me mushy mess faster than when Dominick see's mickey in person. I CANNOT wait to plan our Disney trip. I'm bound to be a wreck the whole time ;)
So without further a due, here are some pictures of the show!

We already cannot wait until next years show so we can bring Aidan along :)
Until next time friends,
Xo Jessica