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So this is absolutely terrifying and I’m a little surprised I’m doing this haha… But here goes nothing. This is going to be a journey into my life a little bit where you will see the adventures  of being a  Christian Navy wife from the middle of nowhere Texas ,being a mom of a toddler, someone who struggles with infertility and depression, and also someone who loves essential oils. So let me start off by introducing myself. Hey my name is Lizzy. I’m 25. Hubby and I have been married almost 5 years and our Little man is 18 months. I love all things beach, musicals, food, reading Amish fiction, gluten-free, and coffee lots and lots of coffee. Oh and I’m  an introvert…. Im not especially good at sharing so this should be interesting. My goal is to be transparent and to be a friend . So please feel free to message me and I will follow your blogs and/or social media as well . I know that life is crazy and none of us,especially me, have it all together but we aren’t alone. Anytime I go through something I look for others that have been there or are going through the same thing because then it’s not as scary. I hope that I can be that for someone else.

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Girl wash your face!

Ok guys if you haven’t read this book it’s a must do! This was suggested but my upline in young living and I being the tired momma that I always seem to be knew that there is no way I could get through a book in a good pace anymore so I downloaded audible and have been listening! This book had changed my outlook on life! It is making me take more control of my life and not let it pass me by! And as i write this I’m resting beside my sleeping toddler because my health is important! So many times I would bust my butt to get stuff done during nap time only to feel horrible when he woke up and I would have little to no energy to run and chase and read all the books his little hands bring to me! I’ve decided it’s important that I rest even if I don’t sleep just to recharge me so I am able to be the best momma I can be for my little man! The last couple days have been lazy days because I’m crazy nauseous and cramping a lot to the point it’s hard for me to get up and do things. This “lazy” feeling I have because I needed the rest makes it so hard for me to be ok to lay here and write and look at Instagram and dream of the future.. all because I know there is a mountain of laundry waiting for me and messy floors that need to be swept mopped and vacuumed! Something that has been hard for me to grasp is that I am still me under the wife and mom and house keeper uniforms there is a me! And it’s just as important for me to know that part and to pour into that as it is to do any of my other responsibilities! But i do know that I won’t be and haven’t been the best wife, mother or house keeper that I could be because I’ve let me fall through the cracks! Ladies we need to take time to figure out who we are and who God wants us to be! Because we are so much more than what meets the eye!! So let’s take control of our lives today! Because we only have one life to live and I want to leave a legacy how bout y’all?

P.s. the picture at the top I took on a mission trip to New Zealand which will forever be one of my favorite places on earth!!!

Long couple months

I’m sorry that I haven’t been writing in a while.. my life seems to have gotten crazier over the last couple months and my blog slipped through the cracks unfortunately. Here’s a recap on what’s been going on with me.

My great grandfather (pawpaw) was hospitalized and his dementia got so much worse.. that week was the worst I’ve had probably ever because he didn’t know any of us and was angry all the time.. he’s doing better now but we had to put him in a nursing home. He still has bad days but his pt is going well and some days he’s more with it than others.. my great grandmother (nanny) still lives in their home and can only go see him like once a week.. so that’s been extremely hard on both of them:( we have family fighting for their name in the will and my dad is struggling to take care of everyone. I just wish this awful thing didn’t exist.. I hate dementia.. I hate seeing the strong incredible man that I love so much withering away to someone who doesn’t know what’s happening or where he is most of the time.. prayers for our family and of anyone had any words of advice for us during this time please send them to us!

We are still trying for baby number two or would it be weird to call it baby number 3 because in my heart I have another baby that I just haven’t met yet… I did a round of provera and clomid and now am waiting to see if it worked. None of the ovulation strips showed anything except a faint line(which the box says is negative..) today was the day (according to a due date calculator) that I might get a positive test.. I didnt tho:(( praying it’s just too early and maybe in a couple weeks it will be bfp!! I’m super hopeful especially since I have lost 22 pounds since my miscarriage!!:)) that’s huge for me since my pcos /hormone issues have prevented me from losing any weight!!

I’m still working hard trying to build my business! If any young living business friends or network marketing friends have any tips please help me!! My circle is so small and I don’t know where to go from here. I am super excited about some new things coming out from young living that I will share about soon and I’m so ready for next years convention!

Toddler life is an interesting roller coaster and every day is bringing me new challenges! We are going through a picky food stage and a clingy stage. But little man is so adventurous and is learning so much he starting to talk more and I’m so excited about the future!:) he turns two next month and we are doing a dinosaur themed party and I’m attempting to make cute sugar cookies! I will blog about how it all turns out!:)

I have this desire to garden but I seem to kill everything I touch.. is there such a thing as having a black thumb? Lol I’m going to start over again here soon with an indoor potted garden! Maybe I won’t kill them that way lol!!

Anyways til next time 🙂 I will work on writing more 🙂

Shame

Hello my dear readers… Again I am sorry for not writing in so long.. I have honestly been struggling with shame and feel embarrassed about the things going on in my life and I have not wanted to be transparent like I promised to be. Here it goes tho.. My pain due to endometriosis got so bad I went back to the doctor.. They have put me on Metformin and they induced a cycle to get me going in the right direction to go back on birth control. I have so many feelings about this and it’s hard to figure out if i am doing the right thing. I really want to be all natural and not rely on medication for anything but I am also aware that there is a time and a place for it. And this was my time.I am still using the oils to maintain my hormones with my PCOS . I don’t plan on being on them for more than 4 months but as optimistic as i am about getting off of them I have accepted that it could take longer. To be completely real with y’all I just want to be the best mom I can be to my sweet Little Man and I know I can’t do that when I’m in extreme pain…Shame is something kinda difficult to brush off because even if we don’t intend to we are prideful human beings that long for approval. Why is that? I don’t even personally know those reading this blog but I want y’all to like me and want to impress y’all. But here’s the reality of the situation.. That is impossible to do. And as much as I want this approval my focus is wrong. My focus needs to shift back to bringing God glory in all that i do and i truly believe that by trying to be a good wife and mom ;while using meds to get out of pain I’m going to be able to do this.

pexels-photo.jpgSo if you are reading this and feel disappointed that my journey is going this way I understand but please stick with me because my journey has only begun and it’s definitely got a long ways to go!!

God is really working in mine and my families lives and I am very excited to see what the future holds for us.

Overcoming Pain..

pexels-photo-325288.jpegI had every intentions to write for a while but things have just been hard lately. I have been struggling really bad with my depression.. I’ve been so irritable and short with my poor hubby! I feel bad I know I’ve been hard to put up with lately and he’s been so good to me and such a rock! I’ve been in a lot of pain mostly physically but I had a realization this weekend at church that I’m in pain on a deeper level… I’ve been angry and hurt because of my miscarriage and I really thought that I had moved forward and past it but I must have squashed it and tried to not feel… I’m not sure when I will feel like me again and I hate it… my endometriosis cramping has come back with a vengeance and I’m so over it… I go to the doctor in the morning and I’m really struggling with what to do. I’m honestly not sure what I will do yet I’m still praying for God to show me what the best thing for me and my family is!!

I will say despite the pain I had a great morning with my little man! We went to the zoo and chick-fil-a with friends and he ran and laughed and babbled and I loved every minute of it! I love being a momma and my goal to get pregnant again I’m putting on hold for now to focus on getting healthy and out of pain and to be able to enjoy life with my little guy! Prayers for my family during this time of uncertainty would be greatly appreciated!

pexels-photo-371589.jpegOh some good news! I made rank in Young Living!! I’m a star! This is a huge accomplishment for me and I’m so excited to be able to share what I’m passionate about and to be able to help my family out not only in health but in financial!! I’m on a great team that is constantly supporting each other! If you have been interested in oils and wanting to see what they can do in your life message me and I will walk you through things and send you a roller!! Also if you are interested in making money to help your family out talk to me and we will get you signed up! Who knew that an investment of less than $200 could change your whole life! To get you away from doctors and prescriptions but also to bring in financial aid to help support you! I know for me everything changed when I joined Young Living and this amazing team I’m on! I’m so excited to see what the future holds!!!

In a weeks time..

Hey y’all I’m sorry I haven’t written in a little while… A LOT has been happening in my neck of the woods starting with I OVULATED!!!! AGAIN!!! This is only the second time ever that my body has done the natural thing eekkk!!!! I’m so excited! I thought about writing about it when it happened but …… that felt awkward to me haha.. I am all about transparency but I didn’t want to cross the awkward fine line. I should be able to test soonish to see if we are pregnant again. So please be praying that we will be able to get pregnant naturally in Gods timing. I can’t even begin to express my joy in ovulating on my own! I doubt myself so often and even when I don’t mean to I put myself down… This journey is giving me a different perspective of who I am. I am NOT broken! I am NOT a failure! I am NOT letting anyone down! But I AM strong! I AM exactly who God made me to be! I AM NOT alone!! I AM SO BLESSED!!! I hope that if someone is reading this and is struggling like I am , that they know they aren’t alone! I know this journey feels so secluded but we are all in this together and I would love to be apart of your story like you are in mine!!!!

pexels-photo-490411.jpegThis week I have been fighting allergies so bad… Oh and did I mention that my 18 month old figured out how to climb out of his pack and play? I know you are probably wondering why he was sleeping in it to begin with. Well he learned how to climb out of his crib at 12 months and I was terrified of him getting hurt so I moved him to the play pen… Until this week that it… You see he kept getting out and I would put him back in and the last time he gave me a lot of grief. So I decided to watch the baby monitor to see how he was escaping.. Only to see him hike his little leg over the side and topple onto his head…. Welp no more playpen for us… I still had his mattress from the crib but we haven’t gotten him a toddler bed yet because we thought we still had time. Silly us! haha

We bought a baby gate for his doorway so he wouldn’t escape in the middle of the night and he is sleeping on the mattress on the floor. The first couple nights he was so scared. He made a crying noise I had never heard before and I knew that he was terrified of being in this bed. So I laid on the floor beside him until he fell asleep. I won’t do this all the time but every now and then giving in to little things like this are so important. He knew that momma wasn’t going to let anything bad happen to him. And I absolutely loved when he would reach his little hands over and touch my face to make sure I was still there. My heart is beaming and breaking as I write this. I love that little boy so much and as much as one watching him grow up I hate it too.. He becomes more independent and grows so much character every day. He is so sweet but has a stinker side to him haha. He does this thing where he will give all of my family ( my dad and two brothers and one sister) all “sugars” aka kisses and then when it comes to my mom he will scrunch up his nose and laugh and purposefully not kiss her at that moment. He is such a hoot! Later when “it doesn’t seem like a game” he will give her a bunch of sugars. Sorry for the rabbit trail there.. I can’t help it I’m a crazy mom obsessed with her kid!! Anywho we are on day 5 of sleeping in the big boy bed and he has no trouble at night ( nap time is a different story) . Yay to toddler bed! Next stop is potty training… Oh Lord please give me strength!!

pexels-photo-348520.jpegToday is hubby and my 5 year wedding anniversary!! My parents kept little man ( such a blessing to live near them during this time!) and we went to dinner at Olive Garden. That is our special dinner place that we always go for anniversaries and sometimes birthdays. I thought I would share a little bit of our story! We met on  a blind date on Christmas Eve Eve (or Christmas Adam as my hubby calls it) His dad set up the whole thing and I wasn’t interested at the time in dating. My friend that i took with me didn’t like him so I trusted her instincts and didnt pursue the relationship. Haha who knows what would have happened if our story ended there. We stayed in touch but I let him know that I was very content being single at this time and we could only be friends. Future hubby was/is in the Navy and was leaving on a deployment that next June and asked if I would email him. I agreed not thinking anything of it. But over the next 6 months of consistent emails we fell in love. He came home for 2 months and we spent time together with his family and mine. I knew in my heart that this was the man I was going to spend my life with! 21 days of spending time together in person, he proposed over FaceTime. He was at that time in Norfolk VA and I was in West Texas. His family helped him set it all up and I was completely clueless!!! I obviously said yes lol. And exactly a week later we were married. 5 days after that he left again for a 4 month deployment. I know you probably are thinking we are crazy and we are haha. But when you know something you just know. And there is no reason to delay the inevitable. So here we are 5 years, 4 houses (2 rent 2   owned) 1 kid ,1 miscarriage, 2 different states, 1 deployment, many many detatchments, infertility, so many hobbies, 3 dogs ,  and all kinds of every day life stuff later plus hubby being a Navy recruiter now and I have started my own business  and we are still going strong by the Grace of God!!! There is no way we could have survived any of this if we hadn’t stayed focused on him!!!

 

toddler life

When I had my son I really thought the hard times were at the beginning with the lack of sleep and then as teenagers you know with their moody attitudes.. But I was wrong… Toddlers are like miniature teenagers with their crazy attitudes and trying to be the boss but also super cute. Oh did I mention they are little tornadoes that can destroy a clean house in under 10 seconds…  I mean toys and Cheerios and diapers all over.. (don’t freak out they are clean diapers lol) I’m not sure how girl toddlers are but boys… oh my goodness they are little messes haha. My little man is going to make me have gray hairs before I’m 30 because he is always climbing on things and jumping or falling off. I never knew how much hard it would be. I long to keep him safe and happy ; and it hurts this mommas heart when he is sad or hurt.

So  why is it that mommas are so hard on other mommas? none of us have a clue what we are doing but yet we seem to think its ok to judge why is that? I personally know that I’m a hot mess and am clueless about raising kids but hey Little Man is clothed and fed and pretty clean so I feel like I’m doing an OK job.. Im having a hard time finding other moms to be friends with and I really thought it would be easier to connect but I was wrong… Something big Im trying to avoid doing is comparing my kid to others. They all learn and grow in different ways at different times yet it’s so easy to fall into the trap of comparing and I wish we could do away with that… My Little Man doesn’t talk much.. He has said a ton of words but he chooses to say momma dada and uh… He can do some sign language like more and please and eat… I see other kids talking up a storm at his age and it worries me to be honest… We read a lot of books and talk and sing and do the things but I wonder what i am doing wrong.. what should i be doing to help further him? He is so smart follows directions can identify nose and ears and all that. Loves doing puzzles and coloring but still isn’t talking… I know I can’t be the only mom out there that struggles with feeling adequate and enough for their kids and families and I know it takes a village so please message me if you have advice on how to help him.

We went to another mom and tots class this week and he did much better and he loved it. And then we went to a play group today which was interesting cause we are the new people and why are there so many clichés? this isn’t highschool seriously tho… Little Man had a blast and we will definitely be going back next week! And dude if your kids have nasty green buggers please keep them home… I’m just saying… I used lots of thieves on us as soon as we left cause we don’t want your sicknesses lol..  So excited to share my journey of being a mom and all the craziness that goes with that..  now I am going to go use thieves on my little one and me so we can avoid whatever some of those kids had haha. I hope all of y’all are doing good! Have a great weekend!

exhausted..

pexels-photo-271897.jpegHey guys.. Sorry I haven’t been writing as frequently as I would like to. I’m worn out. My 18 month old is teething and not sleeping well so in turn momma is not sleeping…  All my extra energy has been pouring into my business. It’s not easy to be a stay at home momma because let’s be real… We don’t get paid enough and the job never gives us vacations haha. I’m not complaining just stating the reason for my exhaustion. And again another week without coffee creamer because silly me forgot to add it to the grocery order. Yep I’m that person that orders groceries online and picks them up the next day… Don’t judge haha. Starting a business is hard.. On top of having a little one.. and I feel so clueless about what I should and shouldn’t do. Im an introvert with a yellow-green personality and Im struggling. But I really feel like selling Young Living is my calling (next to being a momma and a wife of course) but it takes a lot of getting out of my comfort zone. They say to sign up your circle but my circle is tiny lol… So I am having to meet new people out of my circle to make it happen. And that is scary.. And exhausting… But Im not as stressed about making it as I was a couple of weeks ago tho because I handed over the reins to God and put Him first in this business. It’s honestly crazy how much of the burden has been lifted knowing that He’s in control. And if this business doesn’t pan out thats ok, Im still using the oils and the natural non-toxic products that I love and I will find the thing that helps my family out.

Why Oils? Why Young Living? What made me decide to do this? These are all questions I’ve been asked and that you may be wondering. To start I didn’t get into Young Living wanting to make it a business. I’m a person that loves a good deal so when I made the decision to do oils I researched the companys. There are two big ones but the two reasons.. no three reason I went with Young Living over Doterra were these.

1.Young Livings seed to seal promise. I loved that they knew exactly where the oils came from and that they were 100% pure. I was over the moon when I learned that they had their own farms that grew the plants. Then they distilled the oils themselves. And then they test it but also send it out for 3rd party testing to ensure that they are absolutely pure. This shows what a remarkable company they are.

2. Young Living has been around longer that Doterra

3. And there are so many more oils and blends to choose from in Young Living.

I’m a person that wants to get the best bang for their buck and that’s when I found the starter kit. You get 11 oils, a diffuser and a bunch of samples for $160 . My life changed when I ordered this. I started looking at things differently. When I have a head ache instead of running to over the counter meds I turn to my roller I made with peppermint, lavender and panaway. When baby is teething i use copiaba on his gums and that drastically helps vs orajel. My goal is to one day have my family completely natural and away from toxic, chemicals and meds that can give us crazy side effects. This may not be for everyone and people may think I’m crazy. But thats ok. I love what I’m doing and my family is seeing benefits from using the oils. My husband struggled to sleep and now he is falling asleep easier and not waking up all night like he used to. This makes using oils worth it to me.

I’m not saying all this to sell you but to help you see where I am coming from. The blog post will not be the last time i talk about them so please bear with me 🙂

I decided to make this a business to help my family out. Being a SAHM and a navy wife we can use some extra income. All you military spouses know what I’m talking about haha. My goal is to make it to silver by the end of the year.. That would be about $2000 a month and that would be amazing!! If you are interested in the oils/ and or the business please message me. I’m here to answer any questions you may have. Young Living doesn’t just have oils either they have makeup, supplements, hair products, skin products, baby and kids lines. So much more so go check them out! And if you are interested in signing up use my link and then message me after you do and I will send you a welcome gift!!

https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=12242038&enrollerid=12242038&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=member

Ok I’m done with my spill. I am very passionate and it comes across very strongly sometimes. I hope that this gives someone some good information and helps them 🙂

 

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Today is my baby sisters birthday. She turned 15. I feel like just yesterday I was 15 so how did this happen.. Time sure does fly when you are having fun. We went to Red Robin for dinner and I had them sing to her (which embarrassed her lol) She has become such a beautiful young lady and I’m so proud of the person she has become. I know she will be reading this at some point and I just want you to know I love you and always am here for yoU!

Ok this post is all over the place and is long so I’m going to sign off , have some chocolate chips and drink my diet Pepsi. haha These are the things that make a tired momma happy.  I hope that you are all having a wonderful week. God bless and good night.