The thing I love most about my blog is never knowing where it will take me and my family next It’s always an adventure and a great time. The other night we were challenged by Royal Caribbean to seek an adventure, we found ourselves at the top of Squaw Peak which you can see for yourself was breathtaking especially with all the fall colors in full swing.
Archives for September 2016
Last night we spontaneously went to the circus. It was amazing to say the least, but was a totally different circus from even a year ago. This year the circus wasn’t about the animals, it was more of a cirque du soleil feel mixed with Disney on Ice. There were hardly any animals, which is very odd to say the least because just two years ago we took pictures with lions and bears and got to ride on elephants backs.
The show was still very entertaining, but kinda eerie that I was at a circus without many animals, what’s next? Will I take my kids to the zoo with no animals, or to Sea World with no Shamu?-I think we all know at the answer to that one…planning a Sea World trip this year for that very reason.
Woke up to rain rapping on my windows and had hot coco from my “good morning gorgeous” mug, Friday you are off to a good start. The kids want to go play in the rain as I am trying to persuade them to snuggle by the fire. They keep saying, “after we jump in puddles we will”. Wish me luck and off we go, the tots ideas win again as mom is out number 3:1 Have a great weekend!
On September 15 2016, I received the worst birthday present. My husband read an article about Mode.com on the Wall Street Journal declaring bankruptcy and vanishing in thin air along with it, my money. This means I have been working for free since April. Thankfully all my eggs were not all in one basket, but a pretty big majority of them were. Mode.com was Birdalamode’s “bread & butter”.
In April I signed some pretty amazing six month contracts that had me itching for September when all my work would be complete and I was getting paid. I had some pretty big plans to say the least.
But now all that I had worked for is gone, overnight I went from researching boots, backsplashes & backyard equipment, to researching what to do when a company owes you money and they file for bankruptcy.
I hate talking finances, so much that I have a girl who takes care of that end for me so I can work and be a mom living in ignorance or what I call “ever after”. And to make sure things get paid, & on time 🙂
I even have a name for my income, it’s called squirrel cash. I always like to have a set number at all times and anything extra I will help contribute to the family.
I just want to quickly say that I am so glad that I did not spend before I got paid. I was really tempted to push ahead with remodel projects & to pick up some luxury items in New York, but my husband told me to wait until payday. I had technically already earned it by then, but maybe he got an impression, or maybe wanted to see if I could wait. Either way it was totally out if character for him to tell me to pause, but I am so glad I did. See post here : http://birdalamode.com/i-have-been-changed/
After I got through the shock, the anger, the depressed phase, although it will always bug me. I realized at the end of the day it’s just money, and after being in the hospital with my baby I realized I still have the most important things, we have one another.
I asked myself if I would still of blogged April-September even if I wasn’t getting paid? Yes. So That’s why going back to my last article (http://birdalamode.com/enjoying-the-simple/) when on my birthday after feeling “crummy” I had a new perspective & decided to focus instead of what I didn’t have & focused on what I do have.
And now I move onward, upward & forward
I have something so-o exciting coming up, I can hardly wait to tell you. Stay tuned xoxo
*Sorry for double post Birdalamode.com is under new management and everything posted last week got reposted* Sorry in advance for any trouble
Happy first day of Fall everyone. I have never been a fan of the weather getting chillier, but I do love all that fall brings. The kids have been talking nonstop about how their favorite pumpkin patch opens this weekend and they couldn’t be more excited about wearing costumes the entire month of October. I am excited to actually get dressed this season lol I love the freedom of summer and running around in nothing but a bathing suit but once in a while it’s fun to pair outfits together.
What are you looking forward most with the new season change?
*Sorry everyone for the double posts I have switched management and last weeks posts didn’t transfer over so we are duplicating them, sorry for any inconvenience at this time*
Hi guys we’re back! It’s been a wild week to say the least from having to stay at the hospital to celebrating my birthday. We’ve been laying low and have gained a greater appreciation for one another.
After we got home from the hospital I felt like I was having an out of body experience, like a “It’s a Wonderful Life” experience. Where I looked at my life and instead of wanting to change carpet, backsplash, I actually got a lump in my throat and choked up over the simple things, and felt lucky I was getting to take my kids to their activities.
A quick recap of why Briton got hospitalized. I took Briton into his pediatrician and they diagnosed him as having the paraflu. I took him in the next day because he was like a sack of potatos and had no muscle strength he couldn’t even sit up he was so sick. In the time between visits he lost 3 lbs and the whole time during the visit he was losing more fluids out both ends. They walked us to the hospital and diagnosed him as having a respiratory infection and gastronitist.
We finally got to go home 2 days later, just in time to see Holland at her first day of dance. The following day was my birthday. I told my husband what I wanted was for my ribs to heal and for him to take the kids so I could clean the house.
I got a birthday miracle. The day of my birthday I felt pretty crummy and after gymnastics I told the kids we were having down time so I could take it easy. After we watched a movie I started feeling better. Went to my minivan and tested out my rib strength. I could now grip my steering wheel. Something so small, made me so happy. My husband got a sitter and we went to dinner. After dinner we went and visited my mom who has been suffering from kidney stones and in and out of the hospital herself.
It has seriously been a crazy week. I wanted to see her more than anything during this whole process and to thank her for giving me a birthday. We don’t usually have a lot of medical problems but it all just seemed to hit us all the same week. We are recovered and are grateful to be feeling better at this time.
Thank you everyone for your kind words, thoughts and prayers they were gratefully appreciated and felt and helped us get on our feet quicker. Let’s all have a great week!