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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Amber and Gabby is 1 month!

Today was a really special day...
First off I would like to say Happy Birthday to all Aquarius' out there!
And secondly, Happy Birthday to my little sister Amber!
Amber turned 12 today and shes just getting so old. It seems like yesterday she was still 9 years old. Now shes my big preteen girl. I always tell her that she and her friends remind me of myself and my friends when I was her age. Its so true.
I always spoil people who are close to me on their birthdays...when I have the money of course. ;) So for Amber's birthday this year she wanted a self portrait of herself. She originally wanted someone from my school to do it for her but since I am not at school at the moment, I had to re-think. So I looked up online for someone else to draw her if I sent her picture in. I found this great caricature website that could do it for only $40 which is good and the cheapest I could find. It isn't here yet but it will be her birthday present from me. I also got her a birthday card signed by our baby sister Kamryn, our dog Pippen, Gabriella and myself; I gave her a birthday crown and birthday pins; and I also decorated a dollar to pin on her shirt and 5 dollars for her birthday pin to start off the money flow.
Happy Birthday Moo!
Gabriella with her Aunt Amber aka the Birthday Girl 

Today was also special because today Gabby is 1 month old!
Its all just going by so fast! :'(  I can't believe a month ago I was in the hospital with her. Time is really flying by.I was looking through her pictures in my phone and she already looks so different than her newly born self. Before I know it she will be 1 year... ahhhhhhh its so scary yet will be here before I know it. 

1 Month!


Life goes by so quick!
-Kortney

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things." ~ Unknown


Saturday, January 19, 2013

And my search for Gabby's daycare begins...

I can't believe that I only have 2 weeks until I have to go back to school. I'm trying my hardest not to think about it though. Well since I do only have 2 more weeks, my pregnancy case manager said that now is a good time to start researching daycare centers. I really hate that I have to send Gabriella to a daycare center but my immediate close family is either 3 hours away in Louisiana or they all work. I have my scares about daycare centers because I was sent to one my entire childhood and I hated it. The smells, the so called "teachers" with bad attitudes that barely watched what children were doing, and the dreaded germs. EEEEHK! Hmmmmm but I have to send her to one. And that's why I am looking for the best one possible that fits my (somewhat high) standards. Only the best for the best, right? ;)
So far I have picked out 4 centers and I have already crossed out 2. Thanks to the state's list of daycares on their website, I was able to see the centers deficiencies and violations. What I am mainly looking for in a good daycare, is that there are not too many children for the caregivers to handle, make sure that they have background checks, a safe and healthy environment, focus on learning and development, and I also want to make sure that me and whoever will be taking care of Gabriella is on the same page with me. I don't want any conflict or disagreements. So far, I am pretty confident in just one center. Its close to my school, I can get to her easy and the hours are great. The other option is just a last resort.  Its closer to my house but very far from my school which is where I am at most of the time.

Well,  wish me luck hunting!
-Kortney

"They cant scare me if I scare them first." ~ Lady Gaga

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!!! 2013

Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope you all had some kind of fun. I pretty much just stayed at home and watched TV with my baby girl and kissed her at midnight  =)
Well, 2012 was very much a year of change and transitions for me. I had to adjust my life and plans to fit my baby in. So pretty much you can say that from January to April 2012 was very wild, and everything after was chill and all about baby. But as a part of my resolutions in 2013 I plan on getting back to my real self again. 
I found out that the best way to keep your new years resolutions is to write them down. So in addition to me writing them down on a piece of paper and putting it on my bulletin board, I'm going to share with you all my resolutions for 2013. That way even you can see if I am actually gonna keep them. At the end of this year, I will revisit them and see for myself what all I have done. 

1. Be a good mommy to Gabby. 

2. Buy a car! 
Yes its true. I still don't have a car. 

3. Get back into pre-pregnancy shape. 
I'll definitely be posting blogs about this.

4. Graduate!

5. Get back to modelling.

6. Go to beauty school.
Since college really isn't for me, I've decided to take this route since its something I love doing anyway.

7. Stay organized.

8. Keep praying and blogging.
Shouldn't really have a problem with this one ;)

If you really want to have the bragging rights of being able to keep your resolutions  I highly suggest you write them down and put them somewhere where you see it every day. 

Ask, believe and receive in 2013!
-Kortney

"Hope is wishing something would happen. Faith is believing something will happen. Courage is making something happen."~ Unknown