Thursday, March 29, 2012

Being Black ruined the movie?

So we watched hunger games last night, and although I really don't like "People killing people" movies I thought the acting was awesome and I loved the characters! However what's the deal with this huge Racial issue in this article? I can understand that some readers may have had a certain picture in their head of the characters, but is it really that big a deal to have black people playing those characters? Did the color of their skin really ruin the movie or what you imagined of it? Come on, we've worked so hard and people have sacrificed and suffered in order to be equal. Why do people need to segregate us socially by making these idiotic comments?

It's really sad to sit here and read junk like this and know that there are still people out there who think certain races are better or above others. What I have to say to people like that is, get over it! Get over yourself because if you keep letting all of that hate and ugliness pile up inside you, you will have no place in a happy life.

It just seems so incredibly ridiculous to me that people would behave this way, it's childish and hateful. You know what comes to my mind when I hear someone say something racist or I see something racist on TV? I get this really bad feeling inside like there's something evil there, like you're staring at the Devil himself through those people, then I think how sad that there will be no place in heaven for them if they don't change. So if you are one of those people, do you want people to think that about you?

I may be a little sensitive, but my mother is Philippino and I grew up watching people treat her badly or think she was uneducated because she has a thick accent. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to the store with her and had to stop someone in their tracks and tell them that they need show my mother respect and not treat her poorly. My sister is the same way only she is much meaner when it happens! The worst part though is that they don't think they're doing anything wrong, they behave that way to others so often it comes naturally to them. Well, for as long as I live racism is something I will never keep my mouth shut about because I have absolutely no tolerance for it. I know there are people out there who would say, "Just let it go and be the bigger person." Sorry, but being quiet about something like that just tells those people that there are no consequences for being a total pile of manure and go ahead and hurt people because no one will stand up to you! Uh no! Sorry but I'm not the kind of person to sit around and not say anything.

Sorry for the rant but this just made me so mad and I just had to vent!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Back on Live With Prima!!!

Hello ladies!

I'm so happy to get back on the band wagon! Tmw is my first Live With Prima show since I've been on Maternity leave! I can't wait to do a class with all of you again, I've missed ya! Since it's my first show back I have something super fabulous to give away plus as usual Prima will be giving one lucky viewer a prize as well! Show starts at 6:30pm pdt! To go to the show click here!

Here is what we are making! Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One word...Muvazi!!

Hello ladies!
I have something super awesome to share with all of you! You all know I would never back a product I did not believe in, and I have not been paid and I'm not sponsored by this company in any way this is just a product that I have to share with you! In the last year or so I have noticed a dramatic change in my skin, for one it's become very oily and dry. I have also noticed the start of laugh lines and crows feet, which you know was a shock being that I am just 28. Also a few weeks ago a got a little lesson in skin care from my Dentist, (I know really odd but he's a family friend and he actually does botox as well.) he said when women reach their 30's there is usually a pretty dramatic change in your body and you will start to see changes in your skin, bones, and hair.

He told me that now was the time to start doing something to prevent osteoporosis and certain skin conditions and wrinkles. He also said he would never let me get botox, which I would never do anyway. Anywho now you all know how I don't like to use chemicals on my skin at all which is why I use all natural deodorant and I don't wear perfume or use hair products. Well I was contacted by Muvazi and they asked if I would like to try their products, normally this is not something I would be interested in, but I have done my own research about how to take care of your skin and one of the number one natural treatments was to eat lots of oats. Being that Muvazi is derived from oats I knew I had to try it out.

It's been a few weeks now and I'm a huge skeptic, but I have to admit I have noticed a dramatic change in my skin. It's not as dry or oily and it feels so silky smooth! I also noticed that the bags under my eyes from Beckam keeping me up have disappeared in just the first couple of days. My tiny wrinkles have decreased quite a bit within the first week which makes me happy as well! I also have very sensitive skin, so I was a little apprehensive about trying it, but as soon as I put that serum and moisturizer on my face it felt soo awesome. It's hard to explain but it's almost like an instant cooling relief that lasts all day. It has a very mild fragrance that is actually pleasant but doesn't last long. My favorite products were the serum and moisturizer, but I have to tell you that the eye cream is awesome and believe it or not Garett has been using it too lol!

So overall I absolutely love the products and I want you all to be able to judge for yourself. Muvazi is going to give all of you $50 off your order and free shipping!!, and all you have to do is use the coupon code: marionsmith!!! How awesome is that! This company believes in their products so much that they even have a 100% Guarantee! Seriously there is no risk and I know you all will love it as much as I do!

Let me know how it works for you!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

My Husband Garett

Well I know I talk and post about my kids a lot, but there is someone I have failed to post about, and that is my husband Garett. I can't believe I haven't posted about one of the most important people in my life. Garett and I have been together for five+ years now, and it was truly love at first sight for both of us. Garett proposed to me 3 months after we met, and we were married four months later, pregnant two months after that!Pregnant again a year and half after that, and pregnant again two years after that! Needless to say, we were busy being newly weds lol!

Anyway let me tell you about my sweet husband! Garett is such a great father, on his days off he wakes up early with the kids and makes sure they are all taken care of. He never misses the kids Doctor's appointments, and he's always changing diapers and never complains. He spends all his time with me and the kids, making us happy and insuring everyone gets enough love and attention. Sometimes you'll even find him doing Brooke's hair or playing princess with her. He takes the kids to the park often, and sometimes I think he does it just so he can play too. Our kids adore him, and every day when he comes home from work they scream with joy and meet him with hugs and kisses at the door.

Garett is an awesome husband. No matter what I'm doing Garett is always interested and supportive. He takes such good care of me, and he's always by my side even when it comes to grocery shopping and pedicures. (He loves a good pedicure! He he shhhh!) He spoils me, and all he ever asks of me is that I love him and love his babies. I'm so lucky to have him because he works so hard so that I can stay home with the kids. I often feel like I should work and help support our family, but he always tells me, "I just want you to take care of our kids."

Garett is my best friend, I can't imagine life without my husband. I have four great accomplishments in my life, the love of my husband and giving birth to my 3 children, and 3 of those I could never have had without my hubby. I knew from the moment I met Garett that we would be together forever, and I know without a doubt that we will be. There is nothing I can say to truly describe the love I feel for him. Before we met I was only half a person, and now I am complete. Everything I have ever wanted, all my dreams and wishes, everything I didn't know I needed or wanted, I got when I married him. So to my husband Garett, thank you for taking care of me and the kids, I can never tell you enough how grateful I am that God has blessed me with the most perfect soul mate.

Alright enough mushy stuff, just thought I would embarrass ya a bit and show you that I can be a romantic mush too! xoxo

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

How did I forget!??

Oh my goodness!! How did I not post about my sweet baby? Sheesh my memory is squashed! I guess I posted it everywhere else and forgot about the blog! Well my poor blog keeps getting neglected so I am making a change and I'm going to post everything to my blog instead of my facebook all the time. Anywho, here is my birth story, my crazy birth story! (Of course right?)

So I woke up one morning extremely swollen, I mean my legs and hands looked a lot like the Nutty Professor's hands lol! So I made a little post on my facebook about how I was tired of being so swollen. A few of my facebook friends commented and said that doesn't sound good. So, the next morning I called my Dr. and he said to come in right away so I called Garett at work and he rushed home to take me to the Dr.
When we got to the Dr. the nurse took my blood pressure and left the room. Seconds later my Dr. came in and took it again and listened to the baby's heart beat and then she left without saying much. She then came back in and took it again and left without saying much. Finally she came back in and said, "You need to go to the hospital right now we're going to deliver you for hypertension. I already called the hospital they are waiting for you and I will follow you over right now but do not stop anywhere, go straight there." Now I've been going to the same Dr. for the past 5 years and we have a pretty close relationship which is why she can talk to me so frank, plus she happens to know me too well sometimes.
So I get to the hospital around noonish and when I get there we discover I'm already contracting on my own, in fact I dilated a whole centimeter during the 2 minutes it took to get there. So before we start inducing the hospital has to run some blood tests to check for liver damage and protein in the urine. Both tests came back negative and the hospital wanted to send me home until I was further in labor. At this point contractions were not getting worse and labor was not progressing.
Next thing I know my regular Dr. calls and he's P.O'ed! He tells the hospital not to release me that we have to induce. The hospital keeps fighting him saying there is no protein or liver damage and that according to their policies they can't induce without those two conditions. So my Dr. says, "The point of inducing is so we can prevent there from every being liver or kidney damage, we already know she has hypertension we're just catching it early. Hospital still says no way! Then my Dr. comes in and induces me anyway and tells the hospital he'll go in front of the board later.
So now we start the petosin (I think I spelled it right!) only we just do a tiny amount because I'm still contracting on my own. Oh my then I was really hurting! About an hour later I was at 6cm when the nurse checked me, right after she checked I told her, "I need to push right now!" she said no because I was only at 6. I said, "Check again because this baby is coming now and we need to get my midwife in here now!" so she checks again and there was no cervix left and we were a little panicked. So she calls my midwife in. Midwife comes in and checks and says we should do a few practice pushes. So I'm on my third set of little pushes and Garett says, "Uh I see the head!" My midwife turns around without any of her gear on yet and catches the baby in mid air as he shoots out! I'm not kidding, there was no table under me and he would have fell on the floor. He literally shot out of me it was hilarious!

"Look at that blond hair!" my midwife says, and I shot up to see as I say, "No way!" sure enough he's got blond hair! Not only that but I can see as he's handed to me that he is powder white unlike my last two kids who are olive toned with brown hair. It was a nice little surprise!


Ok so most of you may not know this, but when you are induced they have to keep pumping petosin in ya, so you still have horrible contractions for a long time after birth. It was horrible! When they finally took me off the petosin the next day I was still in a lot of pain. This was by far the most painful recovery I've had after labor. I really have a huge appreciation for the nurses in labor and delivery. There's really nothing like having to have another person clean you up and change your dressings every hour as well as help you in the restroom. I guess I never appreciated being able to clean myself up after going potty before, but I do now! I can't express just how grateful I am to my Dr., Dr. Harvey and my midwives, Blanca, Irene, and Seanna as well as my nurse Jet!

Ok last bit of story, so a day or so later the certificate lady comes in and we don't have a name for the baby yet. For the last 8 months I kept telling everyone we were not going to pick another "B" name, but we didn't have a name picked out, not even one we kinda liked. Meanwhile I had the TV on and there was an interview with David Beckham. I turned an looked at Garett and said, "Hey Beckham would be a cool name!" he likes it and we write it down only we change the spelling to Beckam.

So here is my beautiful son Beckam whom we are totally in love with. The kids are so great with him, only thing is....where is Mommy in those blue eyes, blond hair, and powder white skin?? Garett says, "I finally have one that looks like me!" He he I guess he's right! Although Blake has grayish green eyes and looks a lot like Daddy too!

So after all this Garett comes to me a few days later and says, "Hey we have a Spring baby, a summer baby, and a winter baby now, all we need now is a fall baby!"