Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I hope you all had a safe and joyful holiday with everyone you love. We had a great day today and ate way to much yummy food. We started out going to Jeremys moms house. She lives 1/2 mile from us, so it was nice to have a short drive this year vs. 5 hours last year. She always makes a delicious spread and this year was no different. She made a new cheesecake dessert that was super delicious. After leaving her house we headed to my side of the family. My grandma isn’t doing so well…she has battled cancer for a while now and things aren’t looking so well for her. She looked amazing tonight. Her spirits are high and I’m so glad that we we’re able to make it to dinner. Most of the family was there and the food was awesome. (I love to eat….Thanksgiving is on top of my favorites list.) My step-mom Kim and sisters Chelsea and Lindsea cooked most of the food. It was totally different then what we had at Pam’s house, so it was nice to have a variety. It was so good. I will be hitting Kim up for a few of her recipes!! All in all we had a great day. I’m so glad I had the chance to hang out with my grandma. I really wanted to get some pictures with everyone, but we were all so busy talking that it totally slipped my mind. I enjoy spending time with that side of my family and really should do it more.
We have one more Thanksgiving tomorrow. I’m going to Grannys early to help her get it ready. I’m trying to really help this year, so eventually I can take over. 🙂 That’s exciting and scary to me all in one.
I’m so thankful for so much in my life. I have the best husband and kids that anyone could ever imagine. I love them so much. I have a roof over my head. I am thankful for that every time I take the dogs outside and I’m freezing!! We have great friends and family that I’m thankful we could enjoy lunch/dinner together today. I am so thankful for all our DCC contributors. We are getting better and better everyday and it has so much to do with these ladies. They are so talented and love what they do. I don’t know how we got so lucky finding them, but I know I am grateful for everything they do.
There’s so much more that I could ramble on about…but I’m so tired. I can barely keep my eyes open. Again, Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone who takes time to read my posts. I am also thankful for you. What are you most thankful for this year? I’d love to know.
I love Saturdays. So laid back with nowhere to rush off to. The boys and I did some grocery shopping today. While we were getting ready the door bell rang. I assumed it was my mother-in-law, who was going shopping with us, but when I opened the door it was four little kids asking if the boys could come out and play. Huh? When did this happen? My boys are to little for this!! Before I know it, they will be running all over town with friends. I seriously can’t even believe that. I wish I could just stop time…I don’t want them to grow up!!
After we did our grocery shopping, the boys friends came back over and they played outside for hours. It’s November and it’s freaking gorgeous outside. It’s almost ridiculous how nice the weather has been lately. We walked to the park and played and then headed back home. We had a big night of fun ahead….BABYSITTING! We had the chance to watch our neighbors little girl tonight….she’s six months old and just precious. We had a good time and the boys were awesome with her. They were so gentle and loving. It was nice to see them with her and not the rough and tough brothers I’m use to seeing on most nights. They are the best kids I could have ever imagined having. I feel lucky to be their momma.
Well, everyone’s tucked into bed and I’m still up watching Netflix. I feel like I may be catching a cold. Yuck! I’m starting to get congested and that is horrible for me. I’d rather get stabbed in the leg (maybe I’m exaggerating) than have a head cold. Nothing is more frustrating than a stuffy nose when you’re laying in bed trying to get to sleep and you can’t breathe! On that note, I’m going to take some meds and hope that it’ll knock it out.
Hope you enjoyed your Saturday and have a great Sunday with your family.
Thanks for reading!
Bloggity Blog Blog….what should I blog about? I have a lot on my mind today. Not sure how to get them down in words…just a lot of things going on around us that I don’t understand. I know it’s not my job to understand, but I get tired of hearing about it all. People love drama. They thrive on it. I’m trying to accept people for who they are…that’s what we should do. But, at some point I just want to shake them and scream “You’re crazy!”
I’m not perfect. People hopefully accept the crazy things I do. I have a bad habit of expecting people to act the way I want them too. I hold them to a standard that I would be willing to do. But do I? Am I the best friend etc. that I should be? I doubt I am 100% of the time.
I have to let go of expectations. I’m only causing myself pain. I set myself up for discomfort because I have these expectations, that aren’t always unrealistic, and when it doesn’t pan out my way I’m upset. Why do I do this and why is it so hard to not be this way?
I pride myself on being honest and feel like it’s the key to communication, but when it comes down to being real with people (that really matter to me) I’m more afraid that I might hurt their feelings. Instead of calling *enter name here* and saying “hey…i need to talk about something that’s bothering me….blah blah blah.” It’s easier to sit around and just do nothing about it.
Have you noticed anything about this post? It went from other people driving me crazy to me! WTF! The truth is….it’s all me. People are people. Like it or not. That’s who they are and I can’t change it. I can only change me and the attitude I’m willing to have. I don’t want to feel this way. I need to release the negativity around me and let it go.
Thanks for listening to me rant.
I have great news!!! I got the cutest gift today from my friend. Check it out!
Morgan asked me to be her Matron of Honor!!!! I feel so honored!! I’ve never been anyones Matron of Honor before. I’m so excited. She’s making a lot of her wedding decorations, so I’m sure we will have lots of late night crafting happening. It’s a good thing I started on my craft room tonight. We will have plenty of space to work in.
We had such great day today. Morgan brought her two boys, Mason and Easton, over and we had lots of chatting to do while they played. The boys had a blast! After they left, I got started on my craft room. We haven’t painted or done anything fancy yet. I did get my table moved in the room and stuff sorted out. At least I have my OWN space and I don’t have to craft at the dining room table anymore. I’m sooooo excited! Michelle (my boss) texted me at about 10 o’clock and decided we should take tomorrow off. I won’t argue with that. 🙂 We will have school and errands to run, but I’m looking forward to going in and making something in my new space!
Have a great Friday everyone!!!
Happy Thursday people! Today is my Friday and I am ecstatic. I’m staying up late and watching a movie with my honey bunny! Atticus and I went to work today and got everything finished that was on my list, so I am free to do whatever I want too! When the boys go to work with me I usually stop and get them donuts. It’s rare that they get to go, so it’s nice to get them a special treat.
Atticus was so happy when we pulled up to the donut shop.
I love getting to spend one on one time with the boys. While Atticus and I were ‘working’, Jerms and Bonus were having lots of fun together. I think it’s really good for them to have that time with us by themselves.
After work, we came home and my friend/photographer Erica texted and asked if I wanted to go shopping with her. Of course I said yes!! I tried to get Bonus to come along, but he wasn’t having it. He’d rather watch cartoons then shop with mom. It was nice to get away with a girlfriend. It doesn’t happen often, so we really enjoyed our kid free time together. Thanks Jerms for letting me get some girl time!!
I’m off to watch my movie.
Hey friends! (It’s okay to call you that, right?) I had a pretty great day today. Nothing super exciting happened, but you know those days you just feel great? Well…that was me today.
I am not a morning person and I had to wake up early. If I wake up on my own at 7 a.m. that’s fine, but I hate waking up to an alarm. (I don’t care what time it is. I hate it.) Anyway…I woke up early and did my morning routine. Surprisingly feeling great. I had to be at work by 9, so I hit the road by 8:30. (I work part-time for my family’s business 2-3 days a week.) I could tell my step-mom was not in a great mood as I arrived and that worried me. Normally she is all smiles. She was outside as I pulled up and I could already sense her distress. As soon as I got out of the car I said “Good morning sunshine!” She gave me a half-smile and we walked in.
I stayed positive and we had our normal morning chit-chat. I know she’s been stressed lately. It happens to the best of us. We are really good at keeping each other on the right track. We support each other on our weight loss journeys and positive mindsets. If we need to rant…we let it all out…we get it out of our systems and we move on. It works well for us. I knew I’d eventually get a smile back on her face by the end of the day!
Here comes the boring part…we worked. And we worked. We were actually really productive today! Yay us!! I could tell the longer the day went on, the better she was starting to feel. She was starting to talk more, smiling, and being her regular self. (It might have helped that she got good news at lunch, but I like to imagine it was all me!) We have a lot of fun together. Even though we are ‘working’ it doesn’t seem like work. It seems like a productive day with my friend. A great friend at that.
Once my work day was over, I headed home to see the family. My mother in law took us out to dinner tonight. My hubbys brother is in town, so we all had dinner together. We had mexican…my fav! Afterwards, I swung by my grannies and chatted with her for a bit. She didn’t have her hearing aids in, so she was loud as ever tonight!
So…see what I mean? I didn’t do anything super awesome today, but overall it was great! I had a great attitude for most of it! I mean sure…I can think of a few times I gave my husband the evil eye, but that’s to be expected right? 😉
I like days like today. Normal days. Where everything just seems to fall in place.
It’s nice to stop and smell the roses sometimes. Even on the days you’d least expect it.
I’m grateful for my family today.
I’m also grateful that tomorrow is FRIDAY!!
Today is our last full day in Eureka Springs. Although I will be sad to leave, we are ready to get back home. It’s been amazing staying with our friends. Much better than staying in a hotel, but it’s never the same as your own bed.
Today we did a little exploring around town, enjoyed lunch at Magnetic Spring, and took the boys to the park.
It was the perfect weather for the park. We had a great time while we were there. Eureka has a really great park. It’s definitely one of our favorites.
Eureka has also added a music park recently. We stopped by and played some of the musical sculptures. The boys had a lot of fun here!
After we were done playing around, we headed back to the house. The boy ran into an old friend and played around for a while, jumped on the trampoline, and then watched a little bit of Netflix while I did some work. While the boys and I were hanging around the house, Jeremy and a few friends went cave exploring! Here’s a picture he texted me while they were out and about.
Isn’t this awesome!? They had a lot of fun and came back with cool stories about their adventure. Maybe next time I’ll have to go!!
I’m sad to see our vacation coming to an end…We’re back on the road tomorrow.
Tomorrow night I will be blogging from my own comfy bed!!
Enjoy your Sunday!
I have a feeling this will be a short post. Typing and yawning…I can barely keep my eyes open.
We had a ridiculously busy evening. Once we finally got home and made dinner for the kids, it was already 8:30. Guess what today was? Oh yea…our running day!! Thankfully Marley was here, so we fixed them dinner and got them sat down to eat and Jeremy and I went for our run. We ARE dedicated people! I’m glad we went…I definitely didn’t want to miss todays run. It would have been real easy to say “Let’s just do it tomorrow…or the next day.” Who knows if we would have ever done it!!
I feel great and today I got on the scale…drum roll please…I LOST 1.5 pounds. That’s right…1.5!! It may not be much, but I’m doing it! I was so excited to see that 1 pound gone this morning. Great motivation to keep on going! Total goal I want to lose is 25 pounds. I feel like that’s very doable for me. I just want to feel comfortable in my clothes again. That’s not too much to ask!!
Here’s what we did tonight on our run!
I downloaded this app called RunKeeper. It tracks your miles, duration, calories, etc. It’s really cool! If you have the app, add me as your friend! We can be running buddies. 🙂
As I mentioned before…I’m exhausted. I am so glad tomorrow is Saturday! Although I have lots of things to wrap up for Die Cut Crazy…I can relax and work on my computer from home. Not to mention the best part…I get to sleep in tomorrow morning. Thank you Lord! I am so behind on my sleep!
Have a great weekend!
Happy Saturday folks!!
We had a marvelous day today. The kids went to White Water with their grandmas today. They had so much fun. I wish I could have captured their faces when I told them they were going! It was so cute. They’ve been wanting to go all summer. I’m glad they finally got to go and had a great time.
While the kids were swimming the adults had some adult time. What else would we do, but go play arcade games?!! Jeremy, Raechel, and I went to Dave & Busters. We’ve never been before. I have been begging for Jeremy to take me for years. I finally got my wish today!! We had a great lunch, some adult drinks, and lots of games.
I didn’t get any pictures. We were to busy having fun!
Sorry for the short post. I want to spend the last few hours with Raechel while she’s here. We’ve had a great time with her and will be sad to see her go back home tomorrow. So glad she came to stay with us.
See you tomorrow.
Hey everyone. We have a great friend staying with us this weekend. She arrived today and we’ve had a great time so far. Her name is Raechel…Hi Racheal!!…she has traveled from Arkansas, just to see us! I feel so special. 🙂
We have a barbecue to attend tomorrow, but no other big plans. We played skip-bo tonight with my granny (sounds super exciting right?!) and had fun. I’m looking forward to just hanging out and enjoying the time she’s here.
Tonight’s a short post. My apologies. Skip-bo wore me out. I’m ready for bed.
Thank God it’s FRIDAY!
Enjoy your weekend.
P.S. Today was our running day. It was easier today than any other day. My only regret was going at noon and it was so HOT!!! Great run though. We’ve officially made it through the first week of Couch to 5k! Yay!!