Our little girl is growing up right before our eyes! I have no earthly idea where the last 4 years went, but they sure did fly by. I know it’s said many, many times by parents, but honestly… I really feel as though she was a 6 month old baby just yesterday. It’s bizarre how
So, new year = new goals, right? YES. I know it’s cliché, but I really, really need to stick to my goals this year and actually carry through on what I set out to do for the first time ever. For real. I’m talking the usual goals and resolutions, you know… lose weight, eat better,
We made it to the end of the first week of our “Do GOOD, Be GOOD” project and not only did Harrison take it really seriously, he really tried to ensure he made at least one of his goals. We, Mommy & Daddy, were also taking this seriously and didn’t give out the “good dots”
Well, I certainly don’t look like this anymore, but the skinny little girl with the tooth pick arms and bow legs is very much still the same giddy, goofy girl today. Just not a size 0. And, maybe a few more grey hairs. OK, maybe a lot more.
As a parent, we never want to hear, “So, your son had a bad day today”, but it’s inevitable that kids will be kids and some days they won’t be on their best behavior. Some days they will be downright awful and act like the brattiest little human beings ever. And, then there are the
Weather in North Carolina is so weird. So. Very. Weird. The first week of December we received nearly a foot of snow, and today it’s 65 degrees! In January. Odd, but I’ll take it. So, we took full advantage and had a #SundayFunday! We enjoyed the day by taking the kiddos to the park. They
So, I’ve recently “re-downloaded” Snapchat after a very long hiatus, and I have to admit… I’m addicted. Maybe it’s me enjoying making a complete fool of myself. Maybe it’s enjoying sitting a stoplight on my way from work and not having any problem posing til my heart’s content using the latest rad filters. Yes, I
Gwen is officially a toddler!
Mommy needs a new look!
The best recipes are the ones that are past down from generation to generation. My Mom gave this recipe to me a long time ago (my recipe card says ’99!) and I ♥ it! I’ve made it for years and it gets better & better every time I make it. There are a ton of
It’s true. Mom’s are super human, agile, and fierce forces of nature. I mean, I might be biased since I AM a mom myself, but shoot… I deserve some credit. As Mom’s, we are constantly taking care of others. Our kids, the home, the pets, the cars, the husband, etc. You get the idea. When
The song my family can’t stop jamming to is “Thunder” by the insanely awesome Imagine Dragons.
To say that 2017 had its share of ups & downs would be an understatement. It was a crazy, emotional, erratic year with many curveballs and roadblocks being thrown my way. I made it through on the other side, but it wasn’t easy. This post is real, from the heart, and a bit hard to
You’d think after living here for just about 15 years that we would be used to the strange weather in NC, but we’re not. The winter season is the worst.
blinked… And, then an eternity went by!
This past year had its fair share of challenges, but looking back it wasn’t all bad. The kids are growing like little weeds and they are the light of my life.
I’m a bag of mixed emotions right now. I recently discovered that my dear Grandma, who has courageously been fighting cancer for over 5 years, had a setback recently and is now having 24/7 care. Knowing this I, of course, gathered the family and drove to VA to visit with her, not knowing if I’d
Words aren’t needed. They crack me up and keep me in stitches 24/7.
My hero getting a standing ovation today at the NCSU vs UMKC game! Love this moment for him. Very deserving, even though he would disagree. The kids enjoyed the court side seats! More on this incredible story that I am so incredibly proud that my husband was a part of: ABC News Fox News WNCN
Well, kind of. He’s learning. And, he’s finally liking it! We signed up for wrestling classes for a number of reasons, but mostly to allow him to meet other boys his age who may have wrestled before, and to instill some confidence in him. He’s a tough little dude, but take him out of the
My favorite little dude turns 5 today! I can’t believe it. These last 5 years have been amazing and he makes me proud to be his Mommy. We had a special little surprise for him when we brought him home from school, and does he LOVE surprises. It was just us, nothing elaborate, but it
It feels like it was just yesterday. Where does time go? I mean, really? Time needs to slow down. I can’t keep up. One day I’m telling the husband that our little family of 3 was soon to be 4, and then bam…. she’s here.
The following contains real footage of Snowpocalypse 2017. Viewer discretion is advised. Gotcha! Hope you enjoyed it! Any time central North Carolina receives snow, even if it’s only 2-3″, everyone just goes nuts. My husband took this footage with his DJI Phantom 3 drone.
So, the hubby doesn’t think he snores. Well, this video FINALLY proves it. I got him good! To his defense, we was really tired, but still… this is ridiculous. I couldn’t hear the TV. I couldn’t even shop online because the ground was shaking from his ear piercing, loud as a freight train, just like
I sure wish I knew. She seems so peaceful when she sleeps. Usually. I would like to think that she’s having good dreams, as it appears she’s having in these photos below.. But then there are those rare occurrences where out of nowhere she will let out a scream like something out of a horror
Well, I don’t know how else to describe it other than there is certainly no love lost between one of our hens and our rooster, Spartacus. Spartacus is a Light Brahma, which is a large breed of chicken. (Yes, named after the great and mighty Spartacus!) Let’s just say sometimes he likes to assert his
Our family doesn’t get too worked up with the “smaller” holidays, i.e. Valentines Day, National Doughnut Day, or even St. Patrick’s Day. Well, maybe National Doughnut Day 😉 However, there was this onesie that I had to buy and of course, get a photo of Gwen wearing, even if it was only for 10 min
There’s a little more color on the homestead lately. And I love it!! I can’t wait until everything is in full bloom. My allergies on the other hand, maybe not so much. It’s the season for planting and sprucing up, but with the new baby I’m not sure what I’ll get accomplished. And that’s ok.
When I first started blogging, it was about the same time as Twitter exploding and then Pinterest. Like a lot of other bloggers, I wanted to be able to add a social media area to my blog to direct people to my other sites, but for the life of me, I could NOT figure it
Simply put… Watching her nap is pretty serene. She’s the most beautiful baby I’ve ever seen, but then again I am pretty biased. ☺️
I’m not new to the blogging world. I started blogging years ago, well before I had children, and well before blogging became the new normal. 🙂 After having my son my time became more & more limited. Imagine that. Before my son was born, I had a “lifestyle” blog known as ImAprilE.com. It wasn’t much, but
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