I am not sure about you but while I am putting away my Christmas decor in early January I have the urge to go even further and deep clean the whole house. I get that urge again in the spring and fall. And while it can be overwhelming to think about, it doesn’t have to […]
I love my sisters! I especially love when they go along with harebrained ideas of mine. A friend on facebook posted a link to a website where people had recreated an old photo. I about fell off my chair laughing! I did a little more searching and apparently it is a thing. I must be living under a rock because I did not know about this. And there were a TON of examples!
I find it hilarious and I was happy that one of my sisters was game. And bless my other sister’s (introverted) heart because this was WAY outside of her comfort zone. And she was the one in the ridiculous dance outfit! HA!
So here we are in 1982 and then again in 2013……
The last few months have been a struggle. A physical, mental, emotional struggle. When my husband was laid off due to his company that he worked for going under, I started accepting more work to make up the difference. I ran my self into the ground trying to keep up. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to say “poor me”. I am truly grateful I was in a position to have control over my work load and that there were opportunities to make money. I am just stating the facts. It was hard. I felt like an absentee mom all summer. Normally I have oodles of time to play, oversee chores, help with their projects, etc. In the past, having a blog never interfered or changed our day to day lives. But upping to the workload did. My husband was amazing. He helped around the house and played with the boys. My kids will have incredible memories of this summer with their dad. Even though I know they didn’t suffer any ill effects of me being so busy, I feel jipped out of a summer. I had many sleepless nights trying to meet deadlines and worrying over finances. Aside from the financial strain, my sister was going through her biggest trial in life, to date. The weight of those two things bore down on me to the point that I felt like I was going to explode.
I needed a break. I needed to slow down even if it was just temporary. The opportunity came when it was time for our annual camping trip with my husband’s family. And luckily for us, it was close to home which meant it was within our budget. We have had to miss the last two years.
We went to Bear Lake!
It is that time of year again when we have to think about a new school year. More than ever, this summer has FLOWN by! I am not ready to send my boys back yet. I need another couple of months at least.
The last few years, due to lay offs and the economy, I have not really been able to go school shopping. A couple of those years we bought them one new outfit or at least a new shirt. I am lucky in the fact that I have boys. They are not as concerned with clothing and fashion and didn’t seem to mind.
So I am SUPER happy to have partnered with Osh Kosh B’Gosh! I grew up wearing Osh Kosh clothing. My boys wear it too :) And Osh Kosh B’Gosh has generously offered to give one of you lucky readers a $100 gift card to go towards school clothes for your kids!!!
I have this sweet friend named Tauni. Some of you may know her. She is the founder of the blog conference SNAP! We went to lunch one day and she was all excited about a scrapbooking product called Project Life. She lost me when she said scrapbooking. I haven’t scrapbooked since 2004 people. And the […]
I don’t get all mushy often but even non-mushy people deserve to gush a little on their anniversary :)
I love this man. We have been married 13 years today. We are ridiculously happy but it has been hard most of the time. We married young (he was 24 and I was just shy of 21) and started our family only 18 months later. We have experienced 3 lay offs, deaths in our family, mistakes/forgiveness, a miscarriage, extended family drama, and have always struggled financially. But we also have experienced the birth of four amazing little boys, our first house, lots of quality time with family, and have supported each other in every endeavor. We are rich in what matters most. We have the same goals. We are on the same parenting page. We are total nerds together. And we have so much FUN!