Friday, February 19, 2016

Snow Day

We had a good bit of snow on Tuesday. Everyone was so excited to get outside and play.

Schoolwork went a little faster that day. It was our first "real" snow of the year. I am ready for spring but I must admit the snow was beautiful and we had a such a fun day. Taylor hates the cold so she didn't go outside with us. I mostly took pictures. Oh and I baked cookies! :)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Random 5 on Friday ~ 2.12.16

Another week has come and gone. Was it a good week for you? Honestly, mine was kind of blah. Not boring but busy with some sickness thrown in here and there. Taylor had a doctors appointment on Wednesday. After a few years of being medicine free, she is being put back on a few things. We are hoping that the meds will help with her muscle tone. Which should help her sleep better (me too!) and overall help her movements. Blah...blah...blah...

Anyway...........Randomness.....Let's go!

1. Its crazy cold here today! I never wear a coat and I had to run errands today. I almost bought myself a pair of gloves but I knew I wouldn't actually wear them very long. So I just froze my butt off. Is it Spring yet?

2. I bought seeds today!!! I can't wait to get them in the soil. My hands need to get dirty!!

3. Have you heard of bullet journaling? I bought myself a journal and I am so excited to jump into it. If you haven't heard of it! :)

4. Homemade pizza night is my favorite night of the week!

5. I own 12 pairs of boots.

5 Random Pictures...just for fun. 


Friday, February 5, 2016

Random 5 on Friday ~ 2.5.16

Hello! Welcome to another round of Randomness? I would love for you to join in on the fun. :)

1. I have some VERY exciting news!!!

My little sister is going to have a baby!! EEK....I am so excited! I seriously love being an aunt.

 Not the best picture but really...who cares!? Babies, babies, babies!

2. I cleaned up my side porch today. Decorated it a bit for spring. Bird feeders, a "chicken" sign and a new saying on the chalkboard I painted a few years ago. All the guys hunting tubs were put away. Bitter sweet but I am ready for spring!

3. We are not much of a farm around here lately. At the moment we have 4 outside "barn" cats and 1 dog. Not much of a farm. I thought I was ok with that. That is until we get closer to springtime. Now I have got the itch. I just need to be patient and save money like my life depends on it! We have to get a few things straightened out and then I can have my OWN farm on my OWN land. Ahhhhhh...I love the sound of that.

4. I took a break from working out for like...way too long. It started as a holiday break, continued as an "I need to focus on school" break and is now at the I feel way too chubby and I'm now lazy break. February 15th is my day though! Maria Kang is running another 12 week challenge! I can't wait. I do great with challenges. Its after the challenges that get me. I am going to give this one my all and be ready for summer! 

5. I have some exciting news to share. But....I can't say just yet. I am continuing to pray before I make a huge decision. I am pretty pumped about it though. I think it is a good step for our family and I have so many people behind me. It is actually those people that have pushed me to step out of my comfort zone and even gave me the idea to begin with. So....if you are reading this....I love you and you are awesome. For the rest of you...well, I love you too for reading this far and thank you for being here. I appreciate you. :)

Have a, a GREAT weekend! We have a busy weekend ahead. Its my weekend with the monster aka my amazing nephew (he is almost a year already and walking all over the place!) , a birthday party (my stepbrother is going to be 18. Crazysauce I tell ya!) and of course, the Superbowl! We are going to hang out at my dads and eat and eat some more. And watch commercials. See ya soon! :)

Do you have some randomness to share?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Life feels heavy sometimes. It feels like the world is being carried on my shoulders...alone. Alone? Maybe that is what makes the load seem so heavy.

Everything felt heavy today and I needed a few moments to refresh. So I went on a picture walk. That is what I do when life gets hard. I take pictures. I lose myself with my camera. 

I love social media for the sake of staying in touch with family and friends. I think it can be a great tool if used right but lately I have to say, I pretty much hate it. The reason? Two of my kids have it. So no matter how much I would love to shield them from reality, it just can't be done. So when people blantly hurt you and prove it to the world...they see it. They question it. It adds to my load.

I know God gave me a sensitive heart for a reason. I know that he has a plan for me. That he always has but I would be a liar if I didn't sometimes wish to be like other people. To only care about how things affect me. No matter how much I would love to be like that I just don't have it in me. I care too much. I worry too much. I want everyone to be happy. Unfortunaltly it doesn't work liek that. You can not make everyone happy. I am learnign that the more I try, the heavier my load is. We aren't meant to carry that kind of a load.

Forgiveness is one thing. It is important to forgive. Forgetting though is a compeltely different story. I am not God. There are consequences to actions. That is life. That is how it works.

This load is not meant to be carried by me. That was a huge revelation to me today. Sure, I already knew it but sometiems I forget. I am really great at telling other people that but then I turn around and keep a hold of my load. I carry it like a champ for awhile. I have even learned to dance with the load but eventually..I crash. I am so glad that I have a forgiving God. One that loves to remind me that he has the load. I am learning to dance without the load today. It is much more graceful.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

First Day ~ February 2016

From beginning to end....a glimpse into our first day of January 2016. 
Snapshots to record who we are and what we did each month. 


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