Monday, March 10, 2014

Our Angel Charlee

 Credits to Brendan Clary Art

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” 

 Love you Forever... I've read this book a million times to my kids and not once have I been able to truly finish it without a tear in my eye. This last week I've had more of an eye opening experience of making sure that I remind my babies how much they truly mean to me and how lucky I am to be their mommy.

As a mom I can only imagine how hard it would be to say goodbye to your child for the last time or to give them their last kiss, to hold their little hands for the last time, to sing them their last song, or read them their last story.

My heart aches to know that I know someone that is going through all of those things right now and there is nothing I can do or say that will make things better. But the one thing I know, pray for them to have the strength and faith that one day this beautiful little girl will see her Daddy and Mommy in heaven again.

I met Charlee and her family about 6 years ago when we moved to Salt Lake City. A beautiful family with full of life. A husband and wife that love and adore each other and 3 amazing little kids. You could say a pretty perfect, happy, healthy family. Their lives turned around in May 2011, when Charlee was just 3 1/2 years old. It all started with her having seizures and so much more along the way then just a year ago, Charlee was diagnosed with a genetic disease called Late Infantile Batten Disease, a condition that will take her life within a few short years... In the last week those few short years have become a few days for sweet Charlee to be on this earth with her loving earthly parents and brother and sister.  

I am asking all my readers, my friends and family to Please, Please help this family, take a minute to share Charlee's story and help this amazing, loving family in donating at least $5.00 it would make a difference, a blessing to this family. A Go Fund Me has been created for sweet Charlee to help with all her medical and funeral expenses. So please Share her story and let's keep her and her sweet family in our prayers. 


 Donations Go Fund Me Account: Our Angel Charlee

Sunday, November 24, 2013

SELENA AND ANNITA ON INSTAGRAM...


A few months back when they had announced that Selena was going to be coming to Salt Lake City to the Energy Solutions Arena for her Stars Dance Tour... Me and my husband knew that we needed to get a pair of tickets to Selenas Concert for little Miss Annita and of course Mommy to celebrate our November Birthdays. Selena's 1st Concert we went to in 2011, was amazing and we loved every single part of it, even standing outside a few hours before the concert and 2 hours after the concert was done in hopes that she would come and meet her fans.... even though that didn't happen then, we still had fun and met so many great new friends that we have stayed in touch with until now.

So the story behind this picture was one that I want to keep forever for her to remember. It had been such a long time that Annita has hoped to meet Selena, and as I always tell my kids "Never Stop Dreaming, because you never know when your Dreams will come true". That's just what happened that night of her concert.

But before I continue... About a week before the concert Annita started getting things ready, like her Official Fan Club Laminate and her big Poster that she had exactly planned of how she wanted it to look and what she wanted it to say. The cutest part, she had been practicing what she would tell Selena if she met her.

The day of the concert, was perfect to say the least. The music was amazing, from her heart felt messages she gave before some of her songs, filled with inspiration of loving who you are having your own voice.Which honestly is a great example to younger girls now days. To the dance Choreography to each song that were beautifully performed, to her fun and still classy outfits.

Then came one of the songs that most of her fans know that she wrote when she was going through heartbreak "Love Will Remember" and Annita got a little bit emotional to say the least, she didn't want anyone to see her. But until the end of the concert we sang and danced to an amazing well put together concert.

Now back to the story of the picture, when the concert ended we ran outside as quick as we possibly could to the barricaded area that a group of teens from St. George had told us she would be coming out from an hour after the concert. We were in the second line of people and this sweet lady offered to let Annita go in front of her, Annita looked at me and said "How about you Mom" and I said "I'll be right behind her". For an hour we waited, waited and waited while holding her little hand between me and this lady. She had her big poster in front of her and while holding to her sharpie waiting anxiously for when Selena would come out and I kept reminding her to tell Selena what you wanted to tell her.

Then she came out and the crowd started to scream and push, her security had to remind the crazy crowd that if Selena saw that her little fans could get in any danger she would go back inside, as a parent I was so happy to know that. Then she came up to Annita, said hi and smiled and signed her poster and her laminate... Annita was seriously in shock, until that sweet lady said "Selena, this little girl wants to tell you something" and Selena goes to Annita and says "What is it Sweetie?" the crowd seriously stayed in silence and Annita with her soft spoken, sweet voice says "I Love You", that's when that picture was taken. Then Selena smiled at her and says "oooh, thank you sweetie...can I take a picture with you." and while all of this is going on of course I'm all emotional behind this lady, because my little Annita was able to have another one of her dreams come true.

So of course, my luck my phone had died by then. So I didn't take a single picture of her experience. So when Selena posted this picture on her Instagram, I was so thankful and you could imagine Annita jumping on the couch... She did say I can't see her face though...lol!!! Still Thankful.

GLAMOUR GELS

I see moms day by day with their beautiful long acrylic nails and wonder how do they do it?. The last time I got my nails professionally done was when my oldest was 3 years old, so almost 8 years ago. I use to love getting acrylic nails aka "My FAKE NAILS".... in fact I started at a very young age, 16 years old and continued until my early 20's. You could say it became one of those obsessions that you keep going back for. 

I loved the glamorous look it gave to my nails, but disliked a) the long hour of sitting in a chair smelling the strong fumes of all those chemicals, while having most of the time Asian descent ladies talking to each other and laughing and not communicating with their clients. b) the process of removing the nails or when they would break and for a mom with a toddler at that time for me I was lucky when that didn't happen. c) the fact that I didn't know if the nail salon was properly cleaning their instruments like they should be. d) the way my natural nails looked when my FAKE nails were out... by the way not a pretty view. All those dislikes were enough for me to stop getting my nails done by a nail salon 8 years ago.

For a mom with 2 kids, it's hard enough for me to have enough time to paint my nails at least once a month. I know... there should be no excuses for a mommy not to take care of herself. I've heard it over and over again. Now that my kids are both full time at school I have more time to myself but waiting for the nail polish to dry it's such a hassle, so I was very thankful when I met the ladies at Glamour Gels.


I had heard about Gel nails for a while but never tried them, because I didn't want to experience the same thing that I had experience with my acrylic nails. But to my surprise they were the complete opposite, a great alternative to acrylic nails. 



From the moment you walk into Glamour Gels at Fashion Place Mall they greet you with such sincerity and friendliness. They have the most amazing location at the mall located right at the middle surrounded by all high end stores.  Their station is clean and very well taken care of and they make you feel right at home as they show you all the options that you can choose from for your nails.  They have such a great variety of hundreds of colors, they also offer Glitter Gel Toes, Semi-Glitters, Solid Gel Toes, Embedded Accessories and they love doing custom work on your nails. The nails technicians at Glamour Gels, which they are required to be Licensed Nail Professionals are so kind and love working at Glamour Gels, which means they will give you the best service and best looking Glamorous Gel Nails.




I also love that Glamour Gels product line has highest quality ingredients. The gels won't damage your nails, instead the gels protect and strengthen your nails. My favorite part of Glamour Gels is their guaranteed to last at least 3 weeks, but most of their clients have been able to wear them for up to six weeks and Touch Ups are free within three weeks of service.
Which for a busy Mom like me is the perfect solution to Glamorous Nails.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Black Friday 2013 Infographic

Black Friday is fast approaching and you know you want to get the best deals out there. But do you know what this Season's Most Wanted items are this Holiday Season. Thanks to Coupons.com we now know... they conducted a consumer survey involving more than 5,000 shoppers to assess this season’s most wanted items.To find out what they are go to Coupons.com


Friday, October 25, 2013

SMT: 7 THINGS I'VE LEARNED ABOUT RAISING BOYS by Dennissa Ramirez



I had always brag about how easy it was to raise my two darling daughters, and what a contrast it was when my boys started coming along. I remember worrying about my oldest son maybe having ADHD, but my husband reassure me that my son was just being a boy, that if in fact he did have ADHD, he would never sit through a book or even a movie. 
Since a very early age I knew my oldest was a very bright boy, he would memorize things after only being taught twice, for example he had the Continents down by the time he was 3 and part of the US States by the time he was 4. He was the child that learned to read the fastest out of my 4 oldest ones and he always seem to get easily bored at school, So I would always have the conversation with the teachers about giving him extra work. Nothing is change really since his early years. He is still very active and very bright. But Why are boys so hard to deal with at times?

"I remember once reading in a magazine, that little boys build towers, with one purpose in mind, to nock the them down!"

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Monday, October 14, 2013

SMT GIVEAWAY- BLENDTEC, CRICUT, CANDLE WARMERS AND BED BATH & BEYOND...

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend. Just a reminder to stop by Supermomtested they are having one fabulous giveaway that you don't want to miss!!!


You could win 1 of this 4 Amazing Prizes, The Winners will be notified Monday the 16th of September!!!!! To Enter go to --->>>  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, October 10, 2013

SMT FUNDRAISER FOR UTAH QUINTUPLETS...

One thing that we are very passionate about here at Supermomtested Headquarters is Community Service. As moms we're always giving back and don't ever think twice when doing so, it's something that makes us even better Supermoms, it's in our nature. For our first Supermomtested Community Service Project we are so excited to be announcing our first Diaper Drive for a Utah Supermom that gave birth to Quintuplets. Now talk about been a Superwoman, right!.

Please help us collect a year's worth of diapers for this babies. We have partnered up with so many great companies to make this event possible and we would love your help in making it a success.

If you are not a local but would love to show some love, please help us by donating to our Paypal Account. Every penny donated will go towards Diapers or any other necessities this babies are in need of. Last but not least, please share with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers or anyone you know.



Thank you to Valery Bunnell Photography for sharing this beautiful pictures with SMT.


Posted by: Ani Allen Supermom of 2 at Supermomtested

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

HELLO FALL...

This past weekend we had the joy of going to visit my beautiful Mom in Law in Idaho.
It's always a treat for us because we get spoiled by her nonstop and for me I get to spend one and one time with her and catch up on girl talk. I am so lucky to have her in my life... I really am.
Not only did we get to spend time with her but we got to see my gorgeous Sister, her hubby and our cute little Brielle... which means lots of fun cousin time and baby time for me and the hubs.



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Saturday, August 31, 2013

BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK...

This week was one crazy, emotional week for this mommy right here.
For the 1st time in 11 years I was finally by myself for more then 6 hours, without a little kiddie next to me...yep, I know crazy.

I'm so happy that the kids had a great start at their new school and so far loving it.