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Well…I’ve been MIA for the last few days and let me tell you it’s been nice! I needed a break and I got just that. The last few days have been packed with quality family time and work from home. It’s been amazing.

I think our nice weather is officially over. It was 70 yesterday and below freezing today! It is a little chilly outside. Luckily, we took the boys to the park for a picnic and play time before the cold front rolled in.

I seriously don’t have much to share. That is how exciting my last few days have been. Nothing but relaxation! I have to work tomorrow and I dread having to leave the house. Did I mention how cold it is? Brrrrr

I do have one fun thing to share.

We are getting a puppy! 

We pick her up Saturday.

Here’s a sneak peek picture.

Juniper

Is she not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?? Her name is Juniper…not sure if we will keep it at that. If you have name suggestions please let me know! Who knew I’d turn into a dachshund lover. I have a feeling her and Lucy will get along perfect! Lucy needs a little pup to snuggle with.

Tomorrows hump day. Hump dayyyyy! (Have you seen that commercial? It’s so stupid that it’s funny.)

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Happy Saturday friends! Today has been a great day!

Here’s a few things I did today.

*Woke up early and made pancakes and sausage for the family.

*Did all the laundry!

*Cleaned the house up a little bit.

*Ran some errands and grabbed snacks for the boys.

*Got the Halloween decor outside! (most of it anyway)

I got all that finished by 3 o’clock this afternoon. I was on a roll! We had family coming over so I wanted to get it all finished so I could enjoy my time with them.

The kids were really good today. Jeremy was in a great mood. The weather was nice and cool today. We had the windows open all day and it felt great! I love days like today. Relaxing and beautiful day.

The last two days I’ve been really focusing on my attitude and the way I talk to the kids. I don’t want to take my frustration out on anyone, especially them. I’ve realized I let things build up through out the day and naturally I hold it in until I’m home and release it on my husband and kids. They are my happy place and I want to make sure we are enjoying our time together all the time. It’s not fair to them and they deserve more, so I’m changing that about myself!

Both the boys fell asleep on me tonight. Look how precious they are.

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I love my little men. It’s crazy to think one day they’ll be big and too busy for mommy. I need to soak it all up and take advantage of this time.

Have a relaxing Sunday!

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I’m having a hard time finding something to blog about tonight. My mind is recovering from the full day the kids and I had. I just want to lay here and relax.

Kid free.

iTunes radio on.

Lucy curled up next to me.

Sounds pretty nice, huh? After this blog is finished, I’m going to make a cup of coffee and enjoy a movie.

Here’s a few things on my mind at the moment.

*Home school is going great. The boys are doing well and adjusting to the fact that it’s a daily thing. After breakfast they are allowed time to play and do morning routine. Once I tell them it’s time to do school they’re ready and willing to learn. I 100% believe we are making the best decision for them no matter what others may think.

*Running. We haven’t run at all this week and I’m a little ashamed to admit that. We need to run tomorrow. No exceptions.

*I really want to start doing yoga again. It’s been on my mind a lot lately and I haven’t made the time to do it. I’m sure there’s a reason I keep thinking about it. I need to get my lazy butt in gear.

*I just remembered I have 2 loads of laundry in the garage. Total bummer! I guess I’ll get to that as my coffee is brewing.

*I need to get the boys some winter clothes.

*Speaking of winter….Christmas is in 84 days. What the heck!

*My last doctor appointment for my hand is Thursday. I’m so ready to get it over with and be done with all this wreck stuff. My hand is probably 95% back to normal. I can live with that. There’s still things I can’t do, but I’m hopeful that one day it’ll be 100%. You know what bothers me? I swear I’m not making this up….my finger nail is different. It has started growing weird. It’s like super curved and it drives me crazy! It must have had something to do with the cast.

*I’m loving the weather lately. I need to make sure and let the boys enjoy it before it gets to cold. I see plenty of trips to the park this month.

*We watched the movie Olympus Has Fallen last night. It’s your typical one man saves the world type of movie, but it was good. It kept me on edge the entire movie. We also watched Oblivion a few nights ago. It was super good! Definitely worth a watch if you haven’t seen it. (I’ve been a movie mood lately)

*I love Apple. I’m a iPhone user for life, but iOS 7 is starting to disappoint me. Only in one area. (It’s not giving me vertigo or anything crazy.) My messages are all jacked up. Most of the time I can’t send or receive any text/iMessages. I updated yesterday with the bug fix update they came out with. It’s helped the situation, but it’s still being crazy here and there. I know Apple will fix the problem, I just hope it’s sooner than later.

Well folks…I think I better get to that laundry. Thankfully it’s towels and they’re quick and easy. Enjoy your Wednesday. The week is halfway over and the weekend will be here before we know it.

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Today was a good day. I’m not going to lie and say I had the best attitude all day, but overall great day.

Granny watched the boys for us while we took care of some stuff. It was nice to get that time with Jeremy. It’s rare  that we get away during the day with no kids. We met up with my friend Cindy and had lunch. She is from Arkansas and travels here with business once a month. I picked where we ate, so I was pleased with the selection!

Back to my attitude…It wasn’t horrible, but it definitely needs some work. I am catching myself throughout the day and I know that something isn’t right. Maybe it’s hormones? Maybe I’m just crazy? I tell myself I’m not crazy! Does that make me crazy? My husband says yes! 🙂

I guess it’s a good thing that I realize I’m doing it. I just need to learn how to catch myself and pull myself from that zone faster. Why should I waste my emotions on something that’s really not that big of a deal? So what if my husbands computer is louder than id like it to be at 11 o’clock at night. Will it make the situation better if I snap at him and tell him it’s annoying me? NO! He’d probably just laugh at me and go on watching his YouTube video!

I need to remember to not sweat the small stuff.

Focus on what is actually important.

You’d think that wouldn’t be so hard. For someone like my husband, it’s not. I’m glad I have him here to keep me in check.

I was faced with something today that I didn’t really want to deal with. I had a bad attitude at first, but it slowly wore away. I realize now it’s not a big deal, but I make it a big deal in my head. Then what happens? I stress out. Is it worth it? Never.

It may take sometime, but I want to will change. I want to be the best that I know I can be. The best wife, mother, friend, business partner, etc.

Today was a good day. I’m making progress and that’s what counts.

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Remember back a few posts when I went on about life and how I need to stop taking it for granted? Well…I should go back and read it.

I’ve been in a funk the last few days. I don’t know why. I’ve just been in one of those moods where certain people just get on my last nerve. I get tired of hearing people complain…it could be about the simplest thing…they just go on and on. I think to myself “Stop complaining!” (I think to myself because I’m to chicken to say how I actually feel) So, I come home and rant about how everyone’s driving me nuts to Jeremy.

How productive is that? I’m complaining about people complaining!!!

It’s horrible and I catch myself feeling that way, but why can’t I just pull myself out of the mood? If I know I’m just complaining, why do I keep doing it? It’s like a never-ending cycle.

I really need to meditate. I find myself so busy through out the day. By the time I get into bed…I blog…and then I’m ready to crash! I tell myself I’m too busy to take a minute for myself and relax. Calm my mind.

I need to make a change. Probably a few. I need to get in a new frame of mind.

Tomorrow I have to take care of some business. I’m trying to stay positive. It shouldn’t take long, but I have to meet up with someone who I would really rather not see. This is a perfect time for me to practice what I preach. Let’s take care of business, smile, and move on! Luckily, I get to have lunch with my friend from Eureka and Jerms afterwards!!

Oddly enough….writing this blog has helped me. It really puts into perspective of how ridiculous I can be!!

Now all I need to do is put this stuff to use. Tonight…I shall take 20 minutes and relax. I will clear my mind and take a moment for myself.

Thanks for listening!

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P.S. I miss Eureka.


Hello! Hello! It feels so good to be home!!

We had a great time while we were away, but nothing feels better than coming home.

We arrived home around 6:30 this evening. Amazingly the boys didn’t fight much in the car. That is always a plus!! Makes the trip much more enjoyable. Lucy is known to get car sick, but I am happy to announce she didn’t get sick on the way there or home. I was so delighted! She has been curled up on the bed since we got home. I think she’s glad to be the only dog in this house. There were 3 other dogs staying in the house where we stayed in Eureka. She’s not used to having so many doggie friends running around! She is one worn out puppy.

I think tonight I will follow in Lucy’s footsteps. I have a few things to wrap up on the magazine, but after a busy week/weekend I’m taking this night to relax! I’m off tomorrow, so I will have time to get my work done and get some birthday cards finished up. I’m looking forward to getting my Cameo out and getting some craft time in!

I’ll leave you with a cute picture the boys and I snapped yesterday.

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Enjoy your Monday!

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Wow! Where has the time gone? A few things have changed since I last posted.

1. We decided to move.

2. We were in a wreck.

3. We moved…to Oklahoma.

1. Why did we move? I suppose we like change every once in a while. Change of scenery. We have family here. Saves us money. More land to garden. We love Eureka Springs, but we can always vacation when we need a get away. We thought it was best for the family at this point in our life.

2. The wreck was scary. Yes…we are all doing great! The kids were fine! Car seats are so worth the money and my kids will probably be in one until they’re 16! 😉 Our jeep was totaled. (Looking into getting a minivan!) Jeremy has been sore and is recovering well. He’s getting back into his daily routine and feeling better everyday. My left hand is broken. This was the worst of our injuries…Thank God!! I will say it has been a super pain in my butt, but I am grateful that nothing worse happened.

3. We moved. It’s only been a few days and we are 100% unpacked and enjoying our new space. Our allergies are out of control, but everything else is great. I’m a little (okay…A LOT) behind on my work/projects and trying to get back in routine and back on track. Please bear with me. I have been exhausted and have missed a lot of  blogging. I apologize for my MIA status.

We’ve made a lot of changes in our life within the last month. A lot of good changes. I’m excited where life is heading and thankful everyday for my family and friends. I’m usually one who hates change. I like a smooth flow of things. Nothing to get in my way. Im starting to realize…with the help of my husband…change is good! It’s a way to learn. Have new experiences. A way to grow as an individual. It’s crazy how you can change even the smallest thing and get such a big outcome. I encourage you to try it. Change something!! Kiss your spouse every morning…put special notes in the kids lunch…take a bubble bath and relax at the end of your day…rearrange your living room. Just do something!!!! I promise you will learn something, feel better, and grow from a little something different.

It’s nice to be back! I’ve missed all my blogger friends! 🙂 Have a great week everyone.