SCHOOL! Back to life….back to reality

Pack the backpacks and lunches, it’s time to hit the new school year with the ground running.  I am sooooo pumped about this year.   Could it possibly be because my youngest will be THREE!   Life is moving fast and I’m all about keeping up with my ridiculously high expectations I set for myself.  What does that mean for this family?  The summer mountain … Continue reading SCHOOL! Back to life….back to reality

Midadventures of a Summer Staycation

You know how you have those days where things seem a bit off at the start and you brush them off?  And at the end of the day after numerous failed disasters happening throughout you realize you should have seen the writing on the wall from the first moments!  Welcome to our most recent staycation! With our Disney passes ending soon, the boys and I … Continue reading Midadventures of a Summer Staycation

Thank You God for Another School Year

The last lunch has been packed.  There is only one last uniform to wear.  I’d just like to take the time to say Thank You to God for another wonderful year. With each new school year, I’ve got so much excitement.  I know what’s coming.  I see the potential.  The learning, friendships, and guidance.  And as I look back I continue to marvel at how … Continue reading Thank You God for Another School Year

THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!

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!

Me too.

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.

Get There: Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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

Praise God! (We made it through summer)

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)

Riding Out the Storm: Hurricane Irma

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