My Journey To Being Happy Again

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Brides, Brides, BRIDES!!!!

Today has been crazy in soo many ways!
I got to set up a Partylite booth at a Bridal Show today and it was alot of fun!
I was extremely nervous since this was my first time, but I got warmed up after about the 6th bride came by hahaha. It's crazy to see the different ages that came in and then to see their wedding date.
Alot were getting married in October...but then you saw the couples that just got engaged and were getting married in March!
Talk about a rush lol!
It was awesome to see their future Husband's there too!!!
Of course they all flew to the food/music booths, but seriously?? Props to them for coming because I know my husband would HATE it if I made him come along lol.
Now that I'm home and exhausted and FREEZING!!!
I am running on 5 hours of sleep, and were about to have a huge ice/snow storm the next few days.
So I will be in my home...catching up with these brides and entertaining my son till we can even try getting out of the house on Wednesday.
Well, enjoy a few pics from our bridal line while I go make some hot chocolate!!!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Just to clarify!

In my last post about me wanting a job...
I wanted to make sure noone thought I was getting a job so I can be away from my son.
I have always had a job since I was 16 and now being home for 2 years is a total change.
I want to be home with my son and teach him myself until he goes into Kindergarten.
There is also part of me that wants a job, not just for play money, but so we can be financially stable instead of living check to check.
Now, I have realized that next month when we recieve our taxes...we will be fine. We don't plan on spending the money on anything which means we get to save it all!
And no, I don't want to turn around and spend all that money on a daycare while I go to school.
I was just trying to get information about dental assistants if you are one...or getting advice on when to go from parents who went to school or are also planning on going once their kids are older.

Alright...enough explaining lol.
Here are a few pics from the 10in of snow we have had.
My phone won't let me upload the cute pics, so I will have to go to wally world and put them on a disc.

He LOVED eating the snow haha!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Possible Job choice....advice please!!!!

Okay, so the past couple months I have realized how being a stay at home mom is GREAT, but I really need time to myself.
I need to make my own money so I feel like I'm putting work in too, and have enough money to be able to use for our random "hey let's go to the city and shop" days!
Don't get me wrong, be a mom is a full-time job.
But I never get a break.
Were wanting to have another baby sometime this year or next.
When is it a good time to go to school?
While I'm pregnant...or after the 2nd baby is born, or now while it's just J?
I want to be a Dental Assistant!
I have thought alot about it and I think it's something I will be good at and something that I won't get bored doing or feel like I'm putting in more work than what I'm getting paid. Because, the pay is awesome!!!
Have any of you looked into that? Or are any of you in dental??
Pros and Cons please?!?!
They have a free dental class on base so I won't have to pay for school!! Woohoo!
All I have to do it decide when to go, since I will obviously have to put J (or 2nd baby) in daycare.
Only sad thing about getting this job is I have always said I NEVER wanted my child in daycare because I used to be a preschool teacher and I know how to teach him myself and want the excitement in seeing all of his "firsts".
Any advice?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday finally on time!

My Dad knows alot but Mom knows better!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Feels soo good!

I am SO excited that I found a friend here that needs to lose the same amount of weight as me and has the same type of body!
I went to workout with her yesterday and she let me lead it and teach her what I used to do with my trainer in Texas.
It felt wonderful to get back in the gym and in addition go to the sauna afterwards!
She is one who doesn't normally stick with things but we are being eachothers support system so I'm crossing my fingers that this works out!!
I'm sore today but still going to workout tonight with her! Then tomorrow were taking a break and having another Ladie's Night!
I'm 6lbs down and still have 24 to go but I truely feel like this is my year to lose it!!
That's IF we don't plan on having a baby soon haha.

Just a little picture to make you want to show off your pearly whites!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winner announced!!!

I would have posted this early this morning but my family didn't wake up till 11:30.
Haha lazy, I know!
I haven't figured out how to post this generator as the whole picture so if you know how, let me know!
But here it is!!!

True Random Number Generator 5 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

The winner is Rachel @ The Dalia Mama
Now you can go get you an amazing cieling fan!!!
Check your e-mail for the giftcard!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Seriously, a mini van?!?

Be sure to enter the CSN GIVEAWAY that ends tonight!
Winner will be announced tomorrow!!

So I'm not sure how everyone feels about mini vans...
All I know is I NEVER in a million years saw me driving one.
What did we get for a rental??
A Town & Country Chrysler (mini van)
BUT, it is amazing on the inside!!!
Multiple DVD players w/ headphones, heated seating front &back, reverse camera (my made up name for it lol) it's the tv that shows you what's behind you, shades that pull down to cover windows, automatic doors open/close, chairs fold down into floor, they also turn around and a table pops up IF you get the luxury edition, and lots more!!! Wow! Would have never guessed lol.
I do feel like a soccer mom when driving it though haha.
But we have a week to enjoy it, then back to the good ole explorer!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Everything little thing's gonna be alright!

Have you entered the CSN GIVEAWAY?!?!?! 
So when I arrived in Missouri things seemed to be a disaster!
The house was a mess, but now we have deep cleaned the whole downstairs and my hubby cleaned and organized the garage!! Yay!
I had to cancel my membership with the gym in Texas, and oh my gosh, I have never seen anything more ridiculous in my life!! The manager told me when I moved back it would be fine, I only needed mail with my MO address. When I went to cancel it was a different manager and she said she needed proof that my husband was being stationed in MO. I said, ummmm we have been there for 4 year, I left temporarily while he was deployed. And she still demanded orders!! Soo now that were back T faxed his orders to where he was deployed hoping that will work, we still haven't heard from them but they are going to charge us on Friday if the orders are not what they wanted. Pathetic!!!
I also had to deal with insurance and getting my car looked at for the accident I was in leaving Texas. Done deal now and they are fixing it tomorrow and fully paying for it since it was the other persons fault!!
I love getting a rental!!!
My husband and I have realized there needs to be a date night, ladies night, and guys night every week!
I had my first Ladie's night at my house the other day and it was amazing!!! I could tell with how much everyone talked that we ALL needed a night out! Everyone loved it so it's going to continue! Yay! Friends are soo important to me!
Also, I have been wanting to get my business really up and running this year so my first show in 2011 is tonight and I hope it goes really well!!!
Want to help me reach my goal??
You can!!!!
We now have an option to have the items sent straight to you no matter where you live!!
Just go to my website and click 'SHOP' then click 'look up your host' and then type in 'Angel Dim' as your hostess and shop away!!! We have a fabulous new catalog with some amazing new products!!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011


CSN Stores $25 Gift Certificate {Giveaway}

I’m super excited to share a fabulous giveaway with you from CSN Stores!
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That's a big deal!

Many thanks are in order to our generous sponsor for this gift card! Here is where the fun begins! 

One lucky Glamour Avenue Parties reader will win a $25 gift card to spend on anything from any of the 200+ CSN Stores just by doing the following:

Leave a comment below telling me which items you have your eye on from either or  Earn an extra entry by doing any of the following.  Please leave a separate comment for each of your entries.  Maximum of 4 entries per person.
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Giveaway ends Tuesday, January 11th at midnight PST.   A winner will be chosen Randomly and announced on Wednesday, January 12th .  The winner must claim their prize before Sunday, January 16th or a new winner will be selected.  You must be 18 years old and either a U.S. or Canadian resident to enter.   Maximum of 4 entries per person.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday....late AGAIN!

I have been SOO excited to post the wordless wednesday and somehow I missed it.
My life is so hectic right now....doing nothing haha!
So here it is!

Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 New Year's Resolutions!

Every year I make resolutions and rarely ever accomplish them.
This year is different. I can feel it!
And...I'm going to put it in writing so it's permanent!

1. Lose 15 lbs....yes I have 25 total to lose but since I'm without a trainer now and possibly planning for another baby I may want to lower my goal for this year haha.
2. Build my business and reach my monthly goals!!
(Go shop!)
3. Strengthen our marriage!
4. Get J off the pacifier!!!

What are some of your goals?!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Congrats to Wedding and Weight Loss for winning the New Years Giveaway!!
Be sure to e-mail me your name and address so I can send it to ya!

Okay, so I'm going to do a ladies night once a week!
I'm taking ideas on things to any?!
I believe friendships are very important and something you need to keep up with often. Especially being away from family and in the military world.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Giveaway cancelled

Right now is your chance to enter my giveaway.
If noone does then it will be over tonight.

Had a good night for New Years! Spent it with great friends!
Surprisingly J stayed up till the ball dropped then went to bed lol. Almost like he knew what was going on.
And thank goodness it didn't bite me in the butt. He slept in till 11!!!!
We did have a surprise when we woke up though.
J is covered in red spots. He had a fever 2 days ago and yesterday had diarrhea. Then this. You can't feel them so I believe that exempts chicken pox but I'm not sure. Because it's the weekend we can't get him in the doctor and I am not going to the ER because he doesn't have fever. I will watch him carefully. Let's just hope it's something small and can be fixed.
Maybe it's a bigger reaction to what he had last year, meaning they will finally find out if he's allergic to something?!?! I hope so, that way we can stop this!

Hope everyone had a blast lastnight!!
Start your year out right and make sure you stick to your resolution!!!