Happy Birthday Courtney

I cannot believe that tomorrow you will be 17. That means I have one year left to teach you before you are officially an adult. Courtney, You have become my friend. You are the one who knows what I am saying with just a look and no words. You immediately hug me when you see … Continue reading Happy Birthday Courtney

Sweet 17 Party

Courtney is in Hawaii for her birthday this Friday. Because we knew she would be gone on her actual birthday, we decided to throw one a month early with all of her friends. Thank goodness TARGET had all the perfect stuff for her party. We went Fruity Fiesta for sure. From the Strawberry and Pineapple … Continue reading Sweet 17 Party

The BEST Holiday Of The YEAR

If you didn't know, 4th of July is my most FAVORITE holiday. It is the food, the heat, the family, the outside. The Fireworks. And most of all. What this holiday represents. This is my oldest, Alex. And this is the most patriotic photo I have. I was an Army Wife for 10 years. I … Continue reading The BEST Holiday Of The YEAR

I’m Baaaack

And just like that I am back. I don't know how to explain June to you. It's been a heavy month. It's been a busy month. I've been feeling a lot of different things. Writer's block Sadness Frustration Busy-ness But, I am BACK with more content (I have through August already planned!!!!) Stay tuned!

Making Holiday’s Special: Father’s Day

"She did not stand ALONE, but what stood behind her, the most POTENT moral FORCE in her life, was the LOVE of her Father." - Harper Lee As I think about what makes a father special, I realized that a father is special because he chose to become one. Becoming a father (or mother) is … Continue reading Making Holiday’s Special: Father’s Day

School’s Out For The Summer

I mean, my kids haven't set foot in a school in over 2 months. But now, I don't have to teach! A lot of our summer plans have also had to be adjusted. There are no fun church camps happening. The big kids will go visit their dad in July. Courtney is only going for … Continue reading School’s Out For The Summer

When It Falls Apart

I feel like this last month has been one of complete falling apart. Yep. I am about to get real vulnerable over here. First, I had a mammogram on May 6th. Everything seemed fine. That was my first one. I have a family history of breast cancer. My mom had it 10 years ago and … Continue reading When It Falls Apart

Memorial Day Menu

You guys! It's almost summer!!!! Some of these are affiliate links. That means I receive a small commission if you buy something from them at no cost to you. For me Memorial Day means summer. Even if it is a month until the ACTUAL first day of summer. School gets out here right around Memorial … Continue reading Memorial Day Menu

A Look at 37 Years

You guys! Today I am 37! Wow. I remember when my mom was 37. Here are a few things I have learned over the last 37 years that I always want to remember. Love is going to solve a lot of problems. Your body is freaking amazing, treat it that way. You will survive being … Continue reading A Look at 37 Years

Patriotic for Memorial Day

Where I live the celebrate Memorial Day differently than anywhere else I have lived. They use the day to celebrate anyone who has passed for any reason. I was raised that Memorial Day is to celebrate those who passed away in the service of their country. So I have had quite the time trying to … Continue reading Patriotic for Memorial Day