14 September, 2016

I see you

I miss blogging.

Like really miss it.

I know I've gotten on here before and said those exact same words, but it's true.

I am reminded of this every time I come across a new blog and then the next thing I know, it's 5 hours later and I haven't done a single thing around the house.

Oh yeah, that's right, it takes up a lot of time and then I feel horrible when I miss someone's new post.

It's pretty much just an emotional roller coaster for me, but I still miss it.


A lot has changed for our family, again.
                                                 Time and life seem to do that....

But we are here and cruising along. Hopefully in the next few weeks I can share with you some of the changes that have happened and the ones to come.
We are really excited about what God has in store.

SO today I am thankful for the warm, late summer sun that is hanging on for just a couple more days.
I am thankful for a husband that has put up with A LOT these last couple years and is still hanging in there.
I am thankful for a couple of kids that have their own very unique personality and are pretty independent.

And most of all, I am thankful for a God that is Everything!!!

Have a great day y'all and "Promote what you love, don't bash what you hate!"

11 September, 2016

A dozen

A dozen years of arguments and I love you 's.....

And I wouldn't have it any other way!

Happy 12th Anniversary Babe!!

08 September, 2016

Back to School 2016

Yesterday was back to school day!

Here are Turtle's favorites for the beginning of the new school year!

Age: 8 and a half
Grade: 3rd
Color: Turquoise
Food: Enchiladas
Season: Winter
Movie: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Favorite thing to do at school: Math
Favorite thing to do at home: Ride her bike
What she wants to be when she grows up: A business owner

Here are Monkey's:

Age: 6
Grade: 1st
Color: Red
Food: Grandma's Mac & Cheese
Movie: Frozen
Season: Winter
Favorite thing to do at school: Recess
Favorite thing to do at home: Video games
What he wants to be when he grows up: A video game designer

Hope you have an amazing year kids!!

25 January, 2016

Always Choose Joy

The first 9 months of your life were the longest and the shortest 9 months of my life.
But not in the way people might think.

Your Daddy was in Iraq and I just wanted him to be home.

You were a wonderful baby, but I wanted him to be home so we could be a family together.

I will forever hold guilt, (regardless of what people say,) because I wanted to rush that time with you.

Every time I see a picture of you as a baby, I am thrown back to that time and I can't believe I didn't cherish it more.

I'll never get that back.

I have said before, I loved every age with you. It brought us new adventures and at the time, I never looked back.

Until recently.

I am seeing glimpses of your pre teen self and I am scared.

Ever SO scared.

These years are so formidable and I don't want to screw it up.
I know all that I can do is be the best mom and leave the rest in God's hands, but there are SO many days where I don't feel like I've done my best.

I can't believe you're 8.

Some days I just want to go back to these warm evenings in the backyard, where all I worried about with you, was fire ants...

Or when your 5 different personalities were much easier to handle...

 But instead, I'll just keep doing my best while looking forward to what God has planned for you.

 And as I say all of the time to you,
Choose JOY baby girl, always choose Joy.

Happy birthday Golden Happiness!