Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What I Wore - First Half of August

To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I try to snap a quick picture of what I'm wearing for the day.  I haven't been very good at doing this daily or if I do remember taking them super late at night when I'm exhausted, I need to work on this!


Church
Dress - Rue 21 // Vest - Ross

Sewing
Took the time and altered a pair of jeans to a skirt!
Tee - Maurices // Skirt (pants) - Rue 21

Fair Pick Up & Day with my Girls
Vest - Rue 21 // Tee - Maurices // 
Jeans - Maurices // Shoes - Converse

 Bible Study
Cardigan - Amazon // Tee - Rue 21 // 
Jeans - Maurices // Shoes - Clark's

Church
Jacket - Thrifted // Dress - Old Navy

Kids 4H
Tee - Maurices // Pants - Rue 21 // Shoes - Converse

Bridal Shower
Tunic - Rue 21 // Jeans - Maurcies

Monday, August 14, 2017

Currently 8/14

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.



Whirlwind last couple weeks.  Summer seems to just keep flying by fast and faster.  So I made the decision, I'm going to enjoy the moments one at a time and not worry about the next 'event' unless THIS one is done!  

Here is my last couple weeks, one at a time....

Cousins...My sister from Columbia was in town for a week and a half.  Here are the girls in matching dresses my sister from North Carolina made them.


Games...Took time one night to sit to sit and play a board game with the kids.  Being on the go none stop we haven't had much time to just sit and enjoy games much.


Bridal Shower...These girls have sure missed their cousin since we got married and moved away!!!!

 Fair...The fair always seems to sneak up on us.  Part of me doesn't want to think about it much since it tends to begin the close of summer break!!!! 

 Ezra learned a lot this year.  He took 2 baking projects, a sewing project which he had never done.  2 photography which was conference judged and I'm glad it was, he learned so much from the judge.  Shooting sports he moved to the next bracket so was quite happy with top whites in each of the category.  It was tough competition! 

Hannah also learned a lot.  She is an Explorer this year but received ribbons.  So much fun to listen to her talk to her judge about her sewing project, rock creature, painting and chocolate chip cookies. 

Family Camp...We then finished off the weekend at Family Camp.  I pretty much went phone free the whole weekend.  Spent a lot of time with the kids and enjoyed watching them interact and play so well with all the other kids.  Great messages and music!!!!!



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Currently 8/1

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.

I forgot to post this yesterday.  Today is a new day, new month, and MANY exciting things happening this last month before school.  Ready, set, GO!!!!!



Reading...My daily devotions I've been reading through 'one thousand gifts' and 'Little House on the Freeway'.   I'm really enjoying the 'Little House on the Freeway' seems like I have been getting a lot of the same message of 'lady, you need to slow down and enjoy the life NOW!'.  So trying to take that to heart and enjoy the little things.  


 Fair Projects, Fair Projects & More Fair Projects!....This is a last week before the fair to get all their projects done.  So far, we have made decent progress.  Their food projects will have to wait until Sunday to be baked.


Spontaneous...Saturday night after having to make a late night trip to the store for supplies for baptisms the next day, we tracked down the fireworks we were seeing.  Fun little spontaneous trip with the kiddos.  


Enjoying...Beautiful site by our house that we do baptisms in once a year. 


Laughing at...This little girl sure knows how to get dirty and still be cute! 


Cooling off...At our local pool for Family Night so they bring out extra toys!  Kids had a blast and was just what we needed to end our busy weekend. 




Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What I Wore 7/26

To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I try to snap a quick picture of what I'm wearing for the day.  I haven't been very good at doing this daily, I need to work on this!

Church
Dress - ? // Shrug - Thrifted Dress Barn //
Sandals - ? Target // Necklace - Thirty One

Errands
Tee - Rue 21 // Skirt - Rue 21 //
Shoes - Canverse

 Another Day
Tee - Walmart // Skirt - LuLaRoe //
Shoes - Converse

Monday, July 24, 2017

Currectly 7/24

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.


Enjoying...The big kids left for Pennsylvania this week with their grandpa for a week.  This guy has taken advantage of just him and Kezia being home! 
 
  
This also go me thinking about a few other things that I posted on Instagram. 

My 'to do' list is long but 1st cuddles, never turn them down, the 'to do' isn't going anywhere. I'm completely at fault for this one, as the day goes along I find myself overwhelmed and not wanting to just sit and cuddle.
Some new goals: 1️⃣spontaneous hugs 2️⃣not letting go first
3️⃣reminding myself everything will still be there if they want to cuddle. Soon they will all be too big and not want to cuddle with mom!


Which prompted me to start reading this book....'Little House on the Freeway' by Tim Kimmel that my brother in law recommended and graciously loaned me.  It's super good and I think I might be almost half way through it already.  


Getaway....They also got to go to the zoo without the 'big kids'!

Questions...I've had many ask about my weight loss.  Some of it is due to my braces due to grinding, cracking a tooth, which lead my dentist to basically say I had to get braces.  The other part is having to change my diet due to some health issues.  After some research Christian and I concluded I needed to try gluten free (which I already was), dairy free, and sugar free!!!!  Yes, I fall off the band wagon occasionally in the last 2 months but here is a pretty normal meal for me.  Protein, veggies then normally paired off with a low sugar fruit to end the meal.  So thankful that I am finally feeling better, not only physically but it has also really helped mentally also.  This isn't for everyone.  It's tough with kids, traveling and eating out but....for the most part I stick to it pretty well.  I didn't for a couple week and A LOT of my symptoms started to come back.  So back to stricter life style again. 


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What I Wore 7/19

To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I try to snap a quick picture of what I'm wearing for the day

Church
Tee - Walmart // Skirt - Christopher and Banks // 
Sandals - ? Target

Essential Oils Class
Dress - LuLaRoe // Shoes - Converse
I did wear a sleeveless denim jacket over it while out. 

Zoo
Tee - Rue 21 // Skirt - ?  // Sandals - ? Target

Monday, July 17, 2017

Currently 7/17

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.


Celebrating...14 years of marriage to my best friend.  


End of Season...Softball is done the season.  Fun to watch how much those girls learned in the season.  


Cherries, Cherries, Cherries...My Father In Law brought me buckets full of cherries last week. So blessed that I didn't have to pick them, just pit them and either bake or can them.  I think I made 4 or 5 cherry crisps last week and canned 11 quarts of cherry pie filling! 


Remembering...After church, I took the kids to the spot that I got baptized.


Beautiful...Cloud was awesome Saturday night!  Ezra took this picture, I'm hoping to blows up okay for his fair project. 


Going to be yet another crazy summer week!