Posted on Jan 31, 2013Share
Two moms. One blog. Same state. Finally!

It’s been three long and hard years but on Saturday, all of that will be made up.

I know I haven’t been on lately and I’m so sorry but we’ve been busy! Between the holidays and running around like a headless chicken with every day life, you tend to get caught up. In my case, it only made time fly and the clock tick. 

Saturday, Brittany and her family will be back in the states and guess who gets to pick her up? ME! :D I get to spend an evening with my (very jet lagged) best friend and her family after picking them up from the airport, then spend another day with them (sans baby and husband) on Monday so I can watch the kids while they sign the lease to their new home during their stay. We’re hoping to get some girl time, maybe even catch a movie, but honestly, we could sit at the pool drinking sodas for two hours before I drive 3 hours home and I’d still take it.

This means several things.

1. Updated pictures. Probably often. Hallelujah!

2. Photo shoots! Subjects to capture and my bestie gets free family photos all while spending time with us :)

3. I can take more quality photos of her crochet product and be more ‘hands on’ as an assistant to the business.

Guys and gals, you don’t know how lovely this will all be! Not to mention that Sunday, I’ll be going to Los Angeles to try out for The Voice.

Okay, enough blabber for now. I promise not to spam your dashes next week, or at least I’ll try not to.

- Stephanie

parenting:

entertainmentweekly:

In case you haven’t seen President Obama’s emotional remarks about the Newtown school shooting.

Spoken like a parent, more than a president.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 with 85 notesVIAShare
lazydad:

We had an ordinary Saturday and I spent most of the day avoiding the news. Unfortunately, I happened to be watching when the names of the victims were disclosed, and the fact that all of the kids who were so brutally murdered were 6 and 7 years old really hit me hard.
There’s been so much chatter about the killer and what his motivations might have been and whether or not he was mentally ill, and frankly, who gives a shit? Does mental illness excuse what he did? If a motive was ever discovered, would it explain anything? Why is the media spending so much time saying his name? How is it even relevant anymore? I’m sure the killer is somewhere in Hell reveling in all of the attention that he so obviously wanted.
When terrible events like this happen, the inevitable third or fourth thought that goes through my head is, I hope the killer isn’t a person of color. Because if the killer was black or brown or yellow (anything but white), then pundits would be wringing their hands about thugs or terrorists or calculating murderers, yammering on and on about a culture of violence that’s not within the “mainstream.”
Because when a person of color does something heinous, the reflexive response of (some) people is to suddenly make all communities of color suspect. Meanwhile, if the perpetrator is a white male, there’s never a word about how white male violence could be a factor.
We live in a sick, sad world.

lazydad:

We had an ordinary Saturday and I spent most of the day avoiding the news. Unfortunately, I happened to be watching when the names of the victims were disclosed, and the fact that all of the kids who were so brutally murdered were 6 and 7 years old really hit me hard.

There’s been so much chatter about the killer and what his motivations might have been and whether or not he was mentally ill, and frankly, who gives a shit? Does mental illness excuse what he did? If a motive was ever discovered, would it explain anything? Why is the media spending so much time saying his name? How is it even relevant anymore? I’m sure the killer is somewhere in Hell reveling in all of the attention that he so obviously wanted.

When terrible events like this happen, the inevitable third or fourth thought that goes through my head is, I hope the killer isn’t a person of color. Because if the killer was black or brown or yellow (anything but white), then pundits would be wringing their hands about thugs or terrorists or calculating murderers, yammering on and on about a culture of violence that’s not within the “mainstream.”

Because when a person of color does something heinous, the reflexive response of (some) people is to suddenly make all communities of color suspect. Meanwhile, if the perpetrator is a white male, there’s never a word about how white male violence could be a factor.

We live in a sick, sad world.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 with 2 notesVIAShare
stehnatee:

My latest case wallpaper :)

I’m too lazy to try to upload this on this account so I’m just gonna take the lazy way out and reblog it.
I love the idea of skin cases but I like to keep my pictures updated because I change my mind like every other week of what picture I want to use, I take that many. Instead of paying $20 plus every time, I just bought a clear case for my 4s and cut out whatever picture I want. 
This time, it’s actually two pictures with the ugly line of separation hidden by a lovely quote. I showed Hubby and he didn’t like it, he said it’s a mean thing to say because it’s disregarding the love between a man and a woman (or man and man, or woman and woman; we’re both supporters of LGBT, he just used man/woman for his explaination). 
"But that’s not why I chose it. To me, it’s simply saying that the love between two lovers can suddenly end but who’s ever heard of a woman suddenly not loving her child?"
Okay, that was paraphrased a lot but you get the point.

stehnatee:

My latest case wallpaper :)

I’m too lazy to try to upload this on this account so I’m just gonna take the lazy way out and reblog it.

I love the idea of skin cases but I like to keep my pictures updated because I change my mind like every other week of what picture I want to use, I take that many. Instead of paying $20 plus every time, I just bought a clear case for my 4s and cut out whatever picture I want. 

This time, it’s actually two pictures with the ugly line of separation hidden by a lovely quote. I showed Hubby and he didn’t like it, he said it’s a mean thing to say because it’s disregarding the love between a man and a woman (or man and man, or woman and woman; we’re both supporters of LGBT, he just used man/woman for his explaination). 

"But that’s not why I chose it. To me, it’s simply saying that the love between two lovers can suddenly end but who’s ever heard of a woman suddenly not loving her child?"

Okay, that was paraphrased a lot but you get the point.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 with 13 notesVIAShare
operation-getfit:

If you’ve ever wondered what the “junk” level in your water is, the Zero Water system just showed you… My uncle is a professional strength trainer and recommends it to everyone he can. We just it ours and with the first glass, I could taste the difference.

You can get it at Bed, Bath & Beyond and it’s a little pricey ($35/$40 depending on which size you get) but as you can see, it’s worth! Your body will thank you.

operation-getfit:

If you’ve ever wondered what the “junk” level in your water is, the Zero Water system just showed you… My uncle is a professional strength trainer and recommends it to everyone he can. We just it ours and with the first glass, I could taste the difference.

You can get it at Bed, Bath & Beyond and it’s a little pricey ($35/$40 depending on which size you get) but as you can see, it’s worth! Your body will thank you.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 with 369 notesVIAShare
For our snow globe, we opted for a generally festive theme, but if you want mini snow flurries in your globe, find icy-colored glitter and snowflake confetti to create those whorls of white. Snow globes are also great ways to capture memories — fill a globe with a souvenir from a recent trip to create a travel-themed globe, or locate an inside joke-ridden childhood trinket to make a globe for a friend. The possibilities are endless!

For our snow globe, we opted for a generally festive theme, but if you want mini snow flurries in your globe, find icy-colored glitter and snowflake confetti to create those whorls of white. Snow globes are also great ways to capture memories — fill a globe with a souvenir from a recent trip to create a travel-themed globe, or locate an inside joke-ridden childhood trinket to make a globe for a friend. The possibilities are endless!

Interested in putting in an order or checking out some of the product pictures? Click here to be redirected to the page :D

Interested in putting in an order or checking out some of the product pictures? Click here to be redirected to the page :D

jakegrifball:

whatactuallyhappens:

WE ARE IN NEED OF YOUR HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

These are just a few pictures that have been taken of Long Beach, New York since Hurricane Sandy. As you can see, the entire town has been devastated. Along with most homes, businesses, and city buildings, our boardwalk, and our sewage system have been destroyed.  Our water has been contaminated and our electricity isn’t estimated to be fixed until at least a week and a half from now. Hundreds of now dead cars need to be towed out of the area. The entire town is covered in at least three feet of sand that used to be the dunes to our beaches. Obama has declared Long Beach a Presidential Disaster Area and the National Guard has been called in.  They are giving out water and food to those in need and our City Hall has been turned into a soup kitchen. Our town has come together and is working on the long road ahead of us of trying to return to normalcy. But we need all the help that we can get!

The links below are to Tide’s loads of hope 

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151107733718231&set=a.206646178230.132706.102202618230&type=1

and to a fundraising website for Long Beach 

http://www.indiegogo.com/RebuildLongBeach

ANY help of any kind is greatly appreciated! Even if its just reblogging this and getting the word out there! This isn’t one of those you have no heart if you don’t reblog, this is real people who have lost their homes and are in need of real help. You can go to Tide’s facebook page listed above and try and get their attention towards Long Beach, as many of us have been trying to do. Or you can donate to the fundraising site for Long Beach. If not please reblog and pass this along and hopefully someone who has the resources to help can see this. Many people have lost everything, It is devastating to know that my home town is destroyed, including my own home. I’m away at school and I feel helpless! Hopefully you guys pass this along and I’m able to do something, at all. Thank you if you even read this.

My home town :/

Posted on Nov 1, 2012Share
Now that I got the laptop out…

That’s one step towards being less lazy. Pretty soon, I’ll have to get up and go start a load of laundry. That means it would be chaos of unlazyness… 

Don’t mind me. I just had some of Sammie’s Skittles… Oh my. Anyways, let’s do some recap in bullet form, yes? Here’s what’s been going on (in no particular order):

  • I had two Skittles on the table when I went outside to get the mail. When I came back, they were gone. Sneaky toddler isn’t really all that sneaky. Point: crazy toddler.
     
  • Sam got a stomach bug from my nieces, the Outbreak monkeys. She had it worse but of course passed it to daddy and mommy. Hers lasted a week and a half, ours lasted a day each.
     
  • My Aunt’s ex husband, Uncle Mike, was in the hospital and in critical condition. It turns out he had Deep Candida Infection. It’s a fungal infection from the same family that causes yeast infections and Thrush. When it’s Deep Candida, that means that it’s worked its way into the blood stream and attacks a few of your vital organs. He had kidney failure and was temporarily in a coma but is doing well! He’s still in the hospital but well on his way to a full recovery.
     
  • Samantha got her first pair of boots for the winter season, which still technically won’t be here until AFTER Thanksgiving (gotta love desert life!). We took her to take pictures in them and that was a whopping failure of an adventure. Tantrums, melt downs and very unhappy mommy and daddy… Just a mess. Out of the 9 pictures the girl was able to take, 2 came out. We only got one on a cd but as soon as I pic up the prints, I’ll scan the other and post it so her adorableness can fool you some more.

  • My dad and stepmom will be coming out to San Diego in late December to attend the Raiders game. Guess who they’ll be having lunch with?! :D My dad texted me, then called me and apologized for spoiling the surprise because he wanted to make sure we didn’t have plans. Of course, I assured him that he could’ve been calling to tell me he was five minutes away from the house and I would’ve dropped any plans I had to receive him. I don’t think he knows how serious I am when it comes to that, but at the same time he does.
  • Now that October has ended and November has begun, the countdown to Brittany and her family moving back to the states is getting shorter and my patience is running out that much more. I can’t wait to have someone close to call my own, to have coffee with all weekend long when we visit, for Sammie to have play mates other than strange kids and their even more awkward parents at the mall play area.

That’s all I can think of. I also have a dirty diaper to attend to… I really need to get serious with potty training again.

- If you’re in the East Coast and have felt Sandy’s broken heart, post break up wrath, know that you’re in my prayers. -

Peace out, homies.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 with 1 noteShare
As you can see, Halloween out in Okinawa and California went well, with the exception of the kids conspiring about a good picture of course.

How was your Halloween? What did your little one(s) dress up as?

As you can see, Halloween out in Okinawa and California went well, with the exception of the kids conspiring about a good picture of course.

How was your Halloween? What did your little one(s) dress up as?

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 with 43 notesVIAShare
lazydad:

Are you tired of all the talk about killing off firing Big Bird, sorting through binders full of women, and whether or not our national defense needs more horses and bayonets? Yeah, me too.
Here’s an election that everyone can get behind: cast your vote for Bark Obama or Mutt Romney at Bark the Vote 2012! You can also upload pics of your very own Presidential Pooch! It’s fun! And every vote contributes 25 cents to the Liberty Human Humane Society!

lazydad:

Are you tired of all the talk about killing off firing Big Bird, sorting through binders full of women, and whether or not our national defense needs more horses and bayonets? Yeah, me too.

Here’s an election that everyone can get behind: cast your vote for Bark Obama or Mutt Romney at Bark the Vote 2012! You can also upload pics of your very own Presidential Pooch! It’s fun! And every vote contributes 25 cents to the Liberty Human Humane Society!

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 with 231 notesVIAShare
parenting:

Don’t worry, Momma. 

parenting:

Don’t worry, Momma. 

About Two Moms


Brittany and Stephanie are both 20 best friends and stay at home moms. This photo is from January 2010, before both ladies moved from Texas.



Brittany is a Marine wife to Joey, a mother of two, Briely (3) and Clay (2), and currently resides in Okinawa, Japan however they are (literally) en route to sunny San Diego, where Joey will be beginning his next tour at Miramar.

Stephanie lives in Southern California with her husband Manny and her daughter, Samantha (1). She is currently counting down until she can be reunited with her best friend, Brittany, and her family after three years of separation.
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