Wednesday, February 27, 2013



Just some things that have helped me realize that no one is perfect. That raising kids is hard. And fun. And there are great moments as well as not so great moments... and it goes by way too fast.

The gift of an ordinary day...

43 Reasons why my three year old might be freaking out...
This is SO very true. Click on the above's awesome!
 Most of these are true for Evan right now too. :) Good to know it isn't just him (or me) ;)

Another hilarious article about "fake-booking" on facebook.
I admit it...most of the time I do tend to write about or post picture of the "good" parts of our day. I try to always look at the positive side of everything and that's what I post or write about, but sometimes it is nice to be able to show what is honestly going on. The easy and hard times of parenting...

The Grace of Now is a guest post by Rachel Turiel from Kelle Hampton's blog. beautiful...

This post is from Julie on Breezy Acres Farm and she writes about how hard raising children can be, but also knowing that God is there along the way to help, to nurture and to guide. Asking God for wisdom in this season of raising our children and to help guide them into the people they are growing up to be can be hard, but it is awesome to know that God is there with us...

Shawni at 71 Toes wrote about real life...that everyone has bad days and moments and that second chances are there. They are there for kids as well as parents...

I read all of these last week when Mike was out of town and let me tell you. I was so glad to know that other parents have gone through moments that were tough. It isn't always rainbows and giggles. Sometimes there is yelling and fighting and crying. And hugs, apologies, and I love yous. There is spilled milk, toys all over the room, and whining, but there are also moments that take your breath away...moments where you get random hugs and kisses, cooperation, and lots of laughter. Those moments are amazing and you realize just how lucky you really are...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hello Monday...

Hello Monday...

Hello to having my husband back from Seattle...last week is over ;) It was really a good week with the boys while Mike was out of town, but throw in 2 snow days and boys who were stir-crazy and 1 momma who was getting over pneumonia and bronchitis, well the end of the week wasn't as good as the beginning.

Hello to staying caught up on Project Life :)

Hello to coming in 1st place in the 12 week weight loss challenge and winning almost $400!

Hello to lots of laughs this past week and looking forward to the week ahead...with more snow on the way!

Hello to bringing the snow inside...because ma,n...was it cold!!

Hello to fresh air, lots of tears because the snow was up to Alex's knees and then lots of tears from Evan because he refused to wear gloves :)

Hello to 11 inches, thundersnow and lightning...

Hello to picking Mike up from the airport, seeing my family and good friends who come over to help shovel since Mike was out of town. :)

Hello to the last week in February! This year is flying!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

love my valentines

Thursday, February 14, 2013

bedtime talk...

Bedtime talk from Evan

While giving him medicine for allergies I told him it was for his nose. He looked at the dosage cup of medicine and said, "Mom, I don't want that to go in my nose!" I said drink it silly! He said, "oh!!"

After brushing his teeth I said "Can I get a big hug?" He said,"No, Mom"
I said, "How about a little hug?" and he said, "No, Mom, I'll give you a humongous hug!"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

1 week...

How can 1 week have already gone by since I've written on here!?!?!

Here are the highlights...

  • Alex turned 21 months! Trying to get a picture of him with his monthly dog :)
  • I have walking pneumonia and bronchitis

  • Evan wanted to make pegs for his class Valentines

  • We are busy! But...isn't everyone?!

  • Here are some recent Project Life pages...this seems the only way to document for me right now and I am loving it! :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

52 lists...week 1

I am going to try this :)
A list a week for 2013. I think it is a great way for me to get some more writing on here instead of just pictures of my boys :)

I am following along with Moorea Seal

Week 1

List the words that touch your soul


Monday, February 4, 2013

Hello Monday

Hello February...

Hello to loving Project Life this year
 Here is my week 5

Hello to also trying to do a "day in the life" once a month. I think I'd love looking back on these when the boys are older and realizing how chaotic it can be right now...

Hello to a fun trivia night with my family and friends...

Hello to my parents for watching the boys...sick boys at that!?! Both boys have nasty coughs and fevers of 102* Not fun...

Hello to these two cuties who fell asleep at 6:05 on Superbowl Sunday night....