Well the holidays are winding down and I’m sure, like you, they were a good mix of festivity, family, and cray cray. I had such good intentions of catching up here (four different article starts to be exact) but between the Christmas cards, cookie baking, and holiday merriment, life got away with me. Now that I’ve caught a moment to breathe, I’ve been thinking back … Continue reading THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!
If you haven’t seen, last week Alyssa Milano tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” And respond people did. I didn’t feel called to answer, but after this week I just need to get it off my chest. At lunch yesterday I started out for a run. The day had been a whirlwind…one kid to … Continue reading Me too.
Hi friends! You’ll want to share this one to all your fellow food lovers!!! It’s time for one of my favorite annual events, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!! Once fall rolls around, or as I like to call it “Ohio Summer,” the temperatures return to breathable and I finally am brave enough to venture outside. The festival runs from late August until early November. … Continue reading Get There: Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Fall is here!!! Yes!!!! It occurred to me as Labor Day was upon us that we had actually made it through this summer’s church services. To take you back a bit…I realized as June began that the church would be stopping nursery services for the little ones for the summer. That meant we would have to pull out our absolute “A game” for summer church … Continue reading Praise God! (We made it through summer)
It seems pretty simple when you are from the north. You hear a hurricane is coming and think “get out people!” But the reality is much more complicated and I thought it might be insightful to give you a look into our Hurricane Irma experience. This is our third year in Florida and Irma was definitely the most fierce hurricane we’ve been in to date. … Continue reading Riding Out the Storm: Hurricane Irma
I was cleaning off my fridge this past week after I bought some new clip magnets from Target (woo!) for the upcoming school year. I took down pictures and artwork that had accumulated and then I stopped at one item in particular. After looking at the picture since November 2015, I finally felt I had the strength to take it down. It’s not a spectacular … Continue reading Goodbye Depression
With summer here we’ve got a bit more time each night in bed to get extra snuggles in. I’m always on the lookout for some good bedtime songs and thought I’d share mine with you. More often than not, I’ll start off with “Down in the River to Pray” from O Brother Where Art Thou? I typically sing half the song as it can get … Continue reading Bedtime Lullabies
I had a meltdown the other day. It was my fault. I had accidentally knocked the lid of Matthew’s new smoker on the ground and knicked the dang thing up. He was frustrated but I felt AWFUL. It was one of those days when everything seemed to go wrong. Forgotten golf clothes for after school practice, dumped out baby food pouch in the car, a … Continue reading Hiding Under the Bed
Well I have a secret for you. The last school day is here and that means one final project for this mama. Unwisely and yet, purposely, I keep every single thing my kids bring home from school throughout the year. Into the bulging folder it goes as my husband asks if I can kindly make some more space in our filing cabinet. Who knows why but I … Continue reading Through My Loving Eyes
Today is the day! The official opening dedication ceremony for Pandora, Disney’s long awaited new world within Animal Kingdom. This past week we had a chance to get an early preview of the land. I will be extremely open in saying that my expectations were low. Clearly Disney has the capabilities to produce great products, but in term’s of how much I cared for the movie … Continue reading REVIEW: Pandora at Animal Kingdom