Monday, August 25, 2014

{hello Monday:: hello new beginnings}

hello Monday!
hello to a new school year! Tomorrow Shane starts the sixth grade! Yikes, I feel old! it's crazy to think that I have a sixth grader! time has flown by.
hello to our crazy, busy schedule. with the new school year means football and boy scouts once again. as crazy and hectic it may get, I still love it. this is my job, this is my calling, this is right where I am supposed to be. If it means staying up late to work so I can have the privilege of dropping off  and picking up my son from school every day, then so be it. I love being a WAHM!
hello to menu planning. I've been wanting to do this for forever, but things or life always got in the way. but with three kids, and our busy schedule I can't put it off any more. so long late night 7pm or 8pm dinners, hello to eating at 6pm.
hello to going to bed early. school's back in session which means, goodbye 930pm bedtimes, hello 830pm bedtime. I'm going to try to go to bed early too--gasp, I know--but this momma needs her sleep.
hello to starting a new schedule. one of my goals this school year is to start a new schedule and stick to it. it can be tiring running around without a complete plan and with three kids there are only a few things I can still get away with.
hello Monday, hello new beginnings!
Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness." ~Lamentations 3:22-23

Monday, August 18, 2014

{33 things I've learned In my 33 years}

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Birthday's have always been a big thing for me. Birthdays means lots of cake and ice cream and to be treated like royalty--it's your day. Birthday's come but once a year so it's best (and advised) to go all out. 
As I've gotten older, I've done a lot of reflecting on life past and life yet to come. These last few years it feels as if birthday's are coming along faster and faster as each year passes--it can be a little never racking.
I was inspired by Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy to reflect and list a few of the things I've learned in my short 33 years. So, here are the :
33 things I've learned in 33 years

1. More times than not the grass is not greener on the other side.
2. There is something to be said about hot chocolate on a chilly day.
3. Pregnancy can be beautiful and fun, but it can be tiring, rough and ugly...your body is producing another human being, so just relax and enjoy it.
4. There is nothing more amazing than a little human calling you "mommy".
5. Tomorrow is promised to no one, so read that extra book or jump in the trampoline for 5 more minutes.
6. Salt and pepper can do some amazing things for food.
7. Cookies and milk will be always be comforting no matter how old you are.
8. All kids throw tantrums, it's just a part of life.
9. Birthdays only come once a year, so go big and celebrate like it's 1999.
10. Suburban life is nice, but there is something special about small town living.
11. There is nothing like the smell of an old book from the library.
12. Always wear your retainer for as long as you live.
13. A manicure is fine once in awhile, it's better to do it yourself and splurge on a pedicure.
14. "Surprise" babies are very special.
15. Coffee is good any time of the day.
16. There is nothing quite like the sound of the waves crashing on the sand.
17. It's true, all you need is love.
18. A hand written note will always be a blessing to the receiver.
19. Always try something new.
20.  Take lots and lots of pictures; you can't remember everything.
21. A cowboy ribeye is possibly the best steak you will ever eat!
22. You can never have too many books.
23. Always trust your gut, because most times it's right.
24. It's ok to the read the book after the movie.
25. Never give up on your's never too late chase after them and make them happen.,
26. Always say I love you.
27. On "ugly" days, some earrings and a little bit of lipstick can go a long way.
28. Always stop and smell the flowers.
29. It's ok to forgo life for an afternoon and do nothing but listen to records.
30. It's easy to put things off for tomorrow, but tomorrow is promised to no one...make every moment count.
31. Money comes and goes, so don't count on it.
32. Never take your kids for granted...they grow up in the blink of an eye.
33. True love only comes around once; so once you have it, fight like hell to keep it.
What are some things you've learned over the years?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

{when the words don't come, just live}

blogging has been a struggle these past few months. it's not for a lack of ideas or desire, but rather a lack of words.
throughout the day I will think of things I want to share with you or things that I want to talk about, but then when it comes to sitting down and actually typing the words on the scene my fingers freeze and I am left sitting at blank screen for hours.
this frozen finger thing has become particularly worse as of late and it's so frustrating! ugh! sometimes I just want to pound on my keyboard like a wild baboon.
this blog has been my outlet. my way to share, to be part of the blogging community, to encourage...which is why this situation has been so overwhelming frustrating.
life has been hard for me these past few months. and as much I want to share it with you, I just can't right now. it's still too raw for me and I'm trying to digest all that has taken place.
God has been pouring Himself out to me and showing me crazy, amazing things each and every day, it's so overwhelming, but in a good way. and once I can make sense of it all I will share with you each and every gory detail. but for now, know this, it's ok if the words don't come or it takes you a few day (or my case, months) to digest all that takes place in life as long as you "keeping moving forward" (stole that from one my favorite Disney movies) while keeping your eyes on Him. and eventually when the time is right the words will come, but for now, just live.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

{beach days are the best days}

it's a requirement, if you live in southern California then you must spend at least part of your summer at the beach.
I love the beach because you don't have to worry about things getting messy, everyone eats with their hands, there's no crying or whining and by the end of the day everyone is so tired they plop into bed without complaint.


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