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Everything is Awesome

At least it is in the Lego Movie.

Have you seen The Lego Movie? Finally had time to sit down last week and watch it all the way through. It’s the kind of fast paced, dead pan humor that goes over the young ones heads but parents can appreciate. As much as it was funny there were some parts that went on too long.

The boys are obsessed with the song that must not be named. You know, the one where you hear the intro and it’s instantly stuck in your head for days.

If you haven’t heard it before today, you’re welcome. Now everything is awesome.

 

Kiss Gel Fantasy {Review}

***I was sent a couple of products to test out by Influenster.com for their Caliente VoxBox for free. All opinions are my own and is not influenced otherwise.

Kiss Gel Fantasy|Review|RosieBridges.com

I should start by saying that I used the glue portion of the Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails that came with the Caliente VoxBox. I should have used the Adhesive Tabs in hind sight. It was easy to apply when using the glue but the way some of my nail beds are shaped, some are a little flatter than curved, it was harder to make the nails stay on and not pop off. I feel like the glue wasn’t powerful enough because I’m sure I used enough glue. I will definitely use these again with the glue tabs.

PS. You like the Henna I had done the night before? I had it done at an open house for Lovelight Healing Center.

Frozen is back on zulily!

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Remember when my boys wouldn’t watch Frozen with me? Well that all changed after that week.

Gabriel loves watching Elsa sing let it go and Rafael loves Olaf. He even starts singing his rendition of “In Summer” when he sees a Olaf anywhere. Since Christmas it’s been hard to find anything Frozen related.

Our local stores only has had one little Anna doll to choose from until a month ago they introduced a Olaf bed pillow. Rafael is over the moon signing “In Summer” all over the house. I’d love to get a set of all the main characters for the boys  to play with.

Are you experiencing a Frozen shortage too? Never fear! Save up to 60% on all Disney’s Frozen apparel, toys and gear at zulily on Thursday, August 28th! That’s TOMORROW!

To get boy moms in the spirit of the sale, zulily has put together some special tutorials on how to create the magical updos and braids of Anna and Elsa. Share these images with your friends, and don’t forget to tell them about the zulily Frozen Sale.

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Which hairstyle do you plan to attempt?

The happenings

I’ve been in a nasty funk the last couple of days. Last week would have been my mom’s 48th birthday last Tuesday. I always get in a little funk around my mom’s birthday and death anniversary but these feelings were only amplified with the suicide of Robin Williams.

Grandma and I got to talk for the first time in a while. We talked about that day, something that is rarely discussed in our family. Dr’s fed my family some bullshit that she died because the antibiotic she took interacted with her Prozac. I’m 99% certain she overdosed on cold medicine but we will never know since my grandparents did not want an autopsy done. Well, now she admits that she thinks that’s what that was as well.

Now my mother heart understands how much hurt she felt knowing her own flesh and blood took their life. Knowing that after all the hurt, pain, tears, work and sacrifice to make them better it could end like that.

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The boys visiting Grandma’s grave site.

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Last week, I could feel myself spiral into a deep depression that I didn’t know how to come out of. I struggled to find love and acceptance from places that I know aren’t willing to. I struggled to come to the realization that bonds that were there will never be there. Now I have come to accept these terms.

When these issues come back up I can still feel the twinge of hurt, but I must remember that I have so much more to live for right underneath my nose.

I choose today to focus my energy on the people who need me most.

I choose to love my little family fiercely.

I choose to embrace friends who are true to themselves and to me.

I choose to believe that I am worth it.

People who try to dictate my worth are NOT worth my time and energy.

 

Everyday Rambles

I took the kids to go play at the mall. Grandma came along to get out of the house.

On the way back home I gave the kids some Capri Sun to drink in the car.

Grandma and I were having a conversation when all of a sudden I heard a splashing noise coming from the inside of my car.

I look back and saw that Rafael was giving himself a juice bath.

He thought it was hilarious.

He’s a funny kid.Everyday Rambles by RosieBridges.com

The End.

 

 

Wise Words

Last week was rough on my for a lot of different reasons. One being my good friend moved, another being difficult people, and another big one was just being so tired and irritated all the time.

The day my friend moved she left me a note in my mailbox which read,

Everything I have learned in my life, I have learned from Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose. The first of which, you don’t owe anybody, anything, for any reason.

"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." Dr. Sesuss, Happy Birthday to You!

No truer words from someone who knows me so well.

I’m not good at titles.

I always get stumped trying to think of post titles. I’m not clever enough to think of one right away. Usually they come to me after a post is done. Does that happen to you too?

I can’t think of any specific topic I want to talk about so I’m just going to share things that have happened or have been thought of…

1/ the last two weeks have been oh-so-crazy. It’s been a good crazy. My grandparents went on their long (very deserved) vacation. We’ve been house sitting (of sorts) and watching three of my younger cousins while their on summer vacation. Watching 5 kids had been interesting. I’ve learned how to cook for 7 people for breakfast and lunch AND at least two snacks between meals.
I love it. I love the hustle and bustle of multiple kids. It keeps me busy, it keeps them busy. My cousins are older then my kids but they can still have their moments where we all get frustrated. I tell David it’s training for the other six kids we are going to have. 20140729-064815-24495087.jpg

2/ along the lines of busy, it will be nice to get back into our regular routine before school starts again. Bed time has been all over the place with Rafael not keeping the same nap time everyday. Somedays he tells me he wants to go nap early. Somedays I have to ask him if he wants to nap.

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3/ Rafael will let us know he has to go to sleep. He will walk around saying “night, niiiigggghht”. Cutest darn thing ever!
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4/ potty training is hard. We finally are getting back on track with Gabriel. One week it clicks that we have to make it to the bathroom then the next week he’s having accidents all day. While talking to another mom who had two girls before having a boy said she’s never had a problem potty training until she had her boy.
The boys are close in age so this kind of gives me a little comfort knowing we aren’t the only ones struggling.

5/ I’m not a huge drinker. This weekend I tried my first PBR. This might sound silly but I really liked it. It’s like watered beer but with a high alcohol content.

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6/ don’t forget to check out my guest
post on That Redheaded Life. I wrote about capturing pictures on the go. Go on and give it some love.

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Roots to Uproots: Meeting and Making friends in new places.

Krystal over at That Redheaded Life wrote this for me as a contributor pretty  much when we first became friends back in March/April (whoops). We met on a Facebook group for bloggers to start a mommy series with other bloggers. While talking for the first time on Google+ she mentioned that she lived in the suburbs of Chicago, then she mentioned the town, and then I had a freak-the-geek moment when I realized she lived less than 10 minutes away from where I lived at the time. We met up at our local Starbucks and became very fast friends.

But will all goodness comes the bad: Krystal is moving again. It’s a good move for her since she will be living a lot closer to home than she was here. The boys (including David) and I are going to miss our Tia Kiki and Kadance a ton. As sad as I am to see them go that just means we have more places and people to visit in different states.

Now… Without further adieu…

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Hello everyone!  I’m Krystal and I am very pleased and excited to write for my good friend Rosemary and write about my experiences with moving and having to adjust to life in a new area.

My husband and I have been married almost 7 years and we have moved more than a handful of times. To date, our biggest move is 615 miles. Most of which I had to do myself, because my husband relocated 8 weeks before my daughter and I could. I have been uprooted and rooted so many times, I have lost track. So today I wanted to share some tips and tricks with you about meeting and making new friends in new places.

Roots to Uproots: Meeting and Making Friends in New Places. Guest post by That Redheaded Life on RosieBridges.com

Unless you are moving to an area with family, you will most likely not know anyone from Adam (southern term right there folks).

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VBS: Vacation Bible School 2014

I was first introduced to VBS or Vacation Bible School shortly after Gabriel was born by a couple of bloggers whom I follow. I grew up Catholic and we didn’t have these sort of fun things at the church during the summer. VBS is such a novel idea to me and I love the it.

Last year when we did VBS for the first time there weren’t a lot of programs being offered in my area. This year there seemed to be in influx of churches running VBS programs. I was glad Krystal from That Redheaded Life suggested we sign our kids up for the week at her church.

Gabriel had so much fun. SO MUCH fun that he cried Tuesday night wanting to go back to “BBS” right then at 7pm

Vacation Bible School 2014

Vacation Bible School 2014

Vacation Bible School 2014

When I signed him up the director gave me a music CD so we could listen to the songs they learned after class. If you’re familiar with the Weird Animals CD “I Want To Be Like Jesus” is a big favorite during car rides.