Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It's crazy how emotional the holidays make people. I say every year that I'm not going to let the hoopla of it all get to me and yet every year it happens anyway. There is always drama.  There is always tears. There is always something.

And here we are. Another holiday season is upon us and the emotions have hit like a ton of bricks. I keep telling myself that it's about the kids.  It always about the kids.  I can't let those around me affect my children's holiday and I can't let all of the negativity affect me.

So on this Christmas Eve I am letting it go. No more.  I am going to enjoy the time with my husband and children. I am not going to allow others to ruin it for us or for them.

From our family to yours,  Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Jolly Big Guy Has Been Busy

When there was discussion of moving at the beginning of January, I immediately thought about starting Christmas shopping early. and thank you baby Jesus for amazon prime.  But then the moving got moved up. A month. So as the "brown truck man" would make deliveries to our house I would add them to the pile in the garage to be moved and hopefully not lost. I got a good amount done but nothing like I had hoped for. Then I sat my darling husband down the other night to let him know where we were and what we still needed to get. And thanks to the wonderful thing call the internet, it will {for the most part} being at my doorstep by the end of the week. 

Seriously if you don't use Amazon Prime you really should. Our nearest Target is 45 minutes {the horror!} and so Amazon is where all our money goes. 

The kids have lots of stuff. Stuff they don't play with that often or they don't even realize they have. So I tried to be mindful of this while doing my perusing of the internet. So here is some of what Amazon Santa is bringing for Christmas. 


Razor A Kick Scooter
Anna & Kristoff
Spot It

Karaoke Machine

The Boy

Motion Control Thomas
Little People Farm & Pond

Thomas Me Reader

A train table in near perfect condition
that I picked up on one of those facebook resale groups.

Do you see a theme there for the boy?!

And the BIG GIFT.....
Well you'll just have to wait and see!!

There are some other things that are still in unopened
boxes that I really should open.
I know I am not the only one who feels this way but does it always feel
like one child is getting more than the other?  I feel like I need to keep adding more but then I know things will get out of hand.
What is the Jolly Big Guy bringing to your house this year??

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What's Happening..

So it's been awhile but those that have been around awhile know that this isn't unusual. Things get so busy that the last thing to get done is a proper blog post. But my New Years Resolution is to get better at it...we'll see how that goes, lol!

So where are we at and what are we up to? Good question. Long answer. But a short answer wouldn't be fun or make for a good blogpost!

H.B.Nanna finished pre-k in June. There was no formal graduation but I tried to 
make it special for her.

At the end of June we visited Aunt Erin, Uncle E and Elle in Texas.  Texas in June/July is HOTTTT!!! But we had fun so that's all that matters!

At the end of July Stephen started a new job.  This has been a game changer for us.  More travel {which I am adjusting too} and more flexibility in our ability to do things with and for our children. It has been nice and I am grateful for him and the opportunity presented to him.

Our summer looked a lot like this.

Tough. I know!!

September was a BIG month for us!  H.B.Nanna started kindergarten! The Boy started preschool two mornings a week. They both love school, their teachers and their friends.


The Boy and Baby "Rin" were baptized in September. The Boy wasn't thrilled about his outfit or the water on his head.  It made for an interesting experience!

In November {the day after Thanksgiving to be exact} we moved. Again. I feel like I have moved a lot in the last 4 years. Oh wait...I have.  But this one is it. This is the done deal. The "I am never moving again" done deal.  I'll do a home tour blog post once we are more settled in.

I also did one of those paint nights which seems to be all the craze right now.  I am no Picasso by any means! We had fun and drank lots of Mommy Juice so that's all that matters.  H.B.Nanna thinks my painting is beautiful and can't believe it wasn't a paint-by-number.

The holiday season is shaping up to be nice and busy! 
Lots of time with friends and family, near and far!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

What I Have Been Pinning

I may have trouble finding time to complete a proper blog post but I don't seem to have a problem opening up the Pinterest app and pinning a few things when I have just a minute or two. It is amazing how much you can pin in a short period of time. 

If you aren't following me on Pinterest then you should!!

Since H.B.Nanna is gluten intolerant I pin lots of gluten free things.  
Don't let the "gluten free" label scare you.  #gfdoesntsuck 

I made these for a party over the weekend and they were a huge hit!

The Boy has Sensory Processing Disorder and things can get hairy around here.  I came across this pin and thought this will be very helpful for when we are starting to go crazy!

I love pinning All Things Christmas!!

And since we just moved (again!) I am pinning all kinds of home decor ideas. My husband loves my Pinterest projects!!

What are you pinning these days? I am always looking to follow new people on Pinterest.  Leave your Pinterest name in the comments below and I will follow along!