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Me and Trista Jade, when she and the Fabulous Ladies in my life visited me in NC for their spring break.

This lady is my best friend. I love her more than words describe.  I miss seeing her daily.  But I know she’s there and she loves me just as much as I love her.

Tuesday Check In

So I haven’t updated in a while. I had all these plans this summer, then I got into this big giant funk that I’ve been fighting with blogging and time. Hopefully I’ll get past that by just pushing through it.


I’m a planner. I like to plan thing. Once the thing passes though I’m like a deflated balloon questioning if it was worth it. If everyone had fun. That was the case the past few days after I spent all this time and money on the kids birthday parties this weekend. Haylie’s was first: a slumber party. She invited 7 girls, but two didn’t show up, so with Haylie there was 6 girls who had spent Friday night. LOUD! The girls were loud. But they had fun. It was a frozen theme. and while i”m not a great decorated, i think it looked good. I had the banner, I had the table decorations, An AMAZING cake I don’t care if i’m tooting my own horn that cake was difficult and it turned out so great that I’m just glowing with pride. i don’t care how bad that may or may not be. It was a great cake. We did pin the nose on Olaf. We had a pinata. It was just a fun time. At least I thought so. I wasn’t as prepared as I want to be, but it was fun.

 

Saturday we did Randy’s party slash Haylie’s friends party. I was more prepared for this party. Though not everyone we expected to show up, showed up. We had a great crowd. We had fun and the kids had a blast. I highly recommend all parents take their kids to Country Pumpkins. It’s just a fun time. The corn box was loved by my kids. It was just fun. The shelter we rented was good. I wish we’d had gone for a longer amount of time. But the two hours we where there was fun; a really great time.

 

My planning paid off, I hope. I hope everyone was happy and had a great time; I’m glad everyone who came was there. I love that my family will take the time to celebrate my kids.

 

In other news. I’m planning the next things down the pipe and I can only hope that they will turn out well. I have the hallelujah party at the church, trick or treating with the kids, NaNoWriMo, thanksgiving, Christmas, my anniversary, the new year. Then the calendar resets and it all starts again. A new year and that will be a wow moment.

 

Thing are like a wheel, they constantly turn. Things keep going. While I may not be running the world daily. I do things daily. Like I care for the kids, the house, I write for Elance. I hang out with my amazing neighbor. I plan for things. I always have thirty things on a to-do list. I just want to do more. I want to always keep that wheel spinning at a 90 mph, and then I tend to crash. But that is what keeps it interesting.

 

Things I have planned:

  • NANO
    parties
    Blogging
    cleaning
    writing projects
    daily devotionals (improving at doing them daily)
    voting for Emily to win her adventure
    more cleaning.
    NANO (last years story)
    Improving the house
    List making. ( I love me list making)
    Reading more books. (I have this challenge on Goodreads, I want to win it)
  • That’s about all.

I think this has been a good Tuesday update. If i do these every Tuesday I could be winning. Now to go get some peppermint tea and do something.

~that is all.

Monday Baby

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my baby girl, from 2007.  This little baby face has to make you smile.  

Thursday Throwback

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A sleeping Haylie from 2011.

Uplifting Wednesday

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Monday Baby

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Randall James

Thursday Throwback

 

me and phillip

 

Here’s a throwback to May 2004.  (Ten years ago) When Phil came home one leave just so that I had a prom date.  I loved him that night, and I still do.  He really looked amazing in his Dress Blues.

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