And The Lord hath taken away; Blessed be the name of The Lord. Job 1:21b Last night, after an evening of celebration with the family for 32 years of marriage, my mother went to be with The Lord. Words cannot describe how much we grieve, and yet, there's peace. Are we sad? Yes. Do we cry? Keep Reading
If you’ve spent anytime on my blog, you know that my family is my number one concern pretty much all of the time. Well, making sure that my husband and my kids and I can all have the best quality of life possible. That doesn’t mean we have everything we want all of the time, but we definitely get what we need, and we try not to take anything for granted.
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Another important thing for me is to try and fill each day with the activities we love to do together. We spend time outdoors on the farm, we take inexpensive trips together (check out my travel tips for busy moms) and we even renovated our old mobile home with the help of our kids.
In an effort to eat healthy as a family, we even did the Whole30 diet together. Check out my plans, meals and what worked and what didn’t.
I attended a bridal shower yesterday in which Many of the ladies took turns encouraging and admonishing the bride-to-be in her future role. Not surprisingly, a few of the ladies brought up the subject of femininity and what it truly is, versus the common perception of frillls and lace. I was Keep Reading
Sometimes I feel like this pregnancy is just crawling, but other times the weeks seem to fly by fairly fast. Like just now when I typed in “23 week”. Already? Wow! What’s cool this week is that the baby’s big enough that I can make out individual parts, although I have no idea which are which Keep Reading
Garrett loves stroller rides. In fact, he woke up this morning talking about his stroller. Fortunately for him, we had some really nice weather last week and did some walking. The forecast doesn’t look quite as good this week, but we’re really looking forward to doing a lot more walking/strolling in Keep Reading
Exercise? What’s that? Sigh. Okay, so last week wasn’t that bad. It did seem that I had no energy all week though, and except for Monday, I only did the bare minimum exercises. The 5x5 program, aside from the 5 “real” sets, also has you do three warm up sets at lower weights, but still Keep Reading
20 weeks, yay! In honor of the halfway mark, I decided it was time to start showing current pictures of my ginormous self. Oh yes, it’s the classic, and oh so classy, bathroom mirror pic. Lovely. But hey, at least there’s no toilet in the background! I feel huge, and I look huge I think for Keep Reading
As you may have noticed, there was no post yesterday. Oooops! Gabriel and I have been planning to go visit his patents sometime before Spring, and he finally decided to do it. So we spent yesterday on the road with no Internet access. Being here in Texas means I’m finally taking a “de-load” week. Keep Reading
18 weeks, and all I have to say is, heartburn?! Already?! Yeah. But it’s not too bad …Yet… as long as I watch the carbs and don’t eat too much at one time. Even though I had heartburn really bad (or at least what I consider to be bad) with Garrett, it was never something that I thought about after Keep Reading
Last Thursday night, I was laying in bed and just could not get to sleep. You know how it is, the ol’ brain just won’t shut down. It was almost midnight when I suddenly felt something and realized hey, that’s not a digestive complaint. So last Thursday marks the first time I felt the baby kicking Keep Reading
Today marks the 16th week of pregnancy for yours truly. We were exceedingly happy last Tuesday evening to be able to hear our little one’s heartbeat. A more precious sound has never been heard. By the way, if you spend some time in the cold outdoors before your midwife attempts to draw blood from Keep Reading