A *belated* Happy Birthday


I’m not sure if many of you know, but it was my birthday on the 17th. And I turned 29. This is my last year as a “20-something” and I have some conflicting feelings about it. It’s not that I mind getting older… in fact, I still think of myself as a younger person. In my brain I still think I am in my early 20s. I guess it is just that I didn’t see it coming. Growing up, all {Read More}

Why I Love Frozen


Okay — I will admit it, I am a huge Disney fan. As a child, I loved the classic Disney Princess movies. I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I watched Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid …. they were my favorites and I was so excited to introduce them to my kids as an adult. We watched my old Disney movies on VHS until our player broke, and I am slowly rebuilding our {Read More}

It’s All Fun and Games Until You Get Stabbed with a Pen

texts to Jay telling him what happened.

This morning did not go at all how I wanted it to. First, V had a 2 hour delay. Meaning that her school day would start an hour after E’s instead of an hour before like regular. This is only a big inconvenience because E’s school is a 30 minute drive from V’s and I usually don’t come home while he is at school to save on gas and miles. SO E ended up having a day off of school. {Read More}

Where is All The Toilet Paper?!

drawer of toilet paper

If you ever come to visit at my house, please do not be surprised if you have to hunt for our toilet paper. While I try to keep a roll on the holder, it usually never happens. Between E using the entire roll in one sitting, to the cats thinking I put it there just for  their enjoyment. Most recently, Molly has taken to making herself a comfy bed each and every time I place a new roll of TP {Read More}

Sometime I Don’t Like What the Chiropractor Has to Say…

I have always had a lot of back and neck problems. As a teenager, I insisted on carrying around a jam-packed full bookbag to every class that I had, and only as an adult can I look back and see what a huge mistake that was. I did this for 3 years – from 8th to 10th grade – and I refused to listen when my mom said I would hurt my back. In addition to the backpack carrying, I {Read More}

Running, Packing Lunches and Meal Planning — What a Week!

Ahhh – weekly check in time! I can’t believe that it is Monday already … the weekend flew by. This past week, I didn’t lose any weight, but I didn’t gain any either so I guess that is a plus I did go running on Thursday with my cousin, and I am no convinced that she is trying to kill me. I haven’t been running in about 5 months, and she decided that we had to take about a 2 {Read More}

A Healthy Focus in 2014

This past year, I have spent a lot of time figuring out how to eat better, what exercises I liked, what ones I hated, and how hard I needed to push myself to get the results that I wanted. In the process, I learned a lot about myself and what I was capable of accomplishing. I completed a 7 week bootcamp, learned that I actually like to run, and I finally have a pretty good handle on my allergies and {Read More}

Guess Where I Wanna Go?

{Image Credit: Discovery Communications}

I have new dream — I want to take a trip to Alaska!! Like really, really bad. I may even want to live there … Jay thinks I have totally lost my mind. Actually, he thinks that I need to stop watching Alaska: The Last Frontier. But I can’t. I love it. I may be one of the best shows I have watched in a long time, and I am completely hooked. If you haven’t seen it, you really need {Read More}

A New Year … The Same Me

Every year at this time I feel like I should be making lists – new year resolutions, work and personal goals, unrealistic expectations for how I want the upcoming year to go… all the things that I never got around to the year previously (like dropping those last pesky 25 pounds and not swearing so much). This year I am not going to do that. Well … at least I am not going to be that black and white about {Read More}

I Feel Like I Have the WORST Luck

So, this post is going to end up a bit different then what I normally write. Why? Well, because I really need a second to vent — to get all my feelings out, and let myself not be the “optimistic” one in the household. I feel like I have the worst luck ever these past few months. Not in all aspects of my life. In many ways I feel very blessed — I have two beautiful, healthy children, and a {Read More}