March 31, 2014

Our Weekend

This past weekend was  SO nice! I am so excited that Spring finally making its appearance. I thought it was never going to come! The last 2 weekends actually have been pretty nice. We got a lot of yard work done last weekend and Britt worked this weekend. Ruby and I decided to pack it up and go to grandma's house for the weekend! We went to the park and saw the ducks, we played in the "sand pit" that is for the pool, and had a great time! This girl LOVES her "da" he is such a good daddy and will take extra time out of what he is doing just to take her for a spin on the lawn mower or let her "help" with whatever he is doing!

March 17, 2014

10 Day Marriage Challenge

So this weekend, a dear friend and fellow blogger posted a challenge that her and her husband were challenged to do and I thought it sounded like fun! Marriage is not an easy thing but it is very easy to fall into a rut of just doing the daily obligations and that's it.

There are a million reasons why we don't have the time to spend on our marriage, but the bottom line is, we committed to this marriage in the beginning. Putting the time and energy into it shouldn't be a last minute chore, but a daily effort that we do because we want to and love our spouse. So that being said, if you would like to follow along please do! 

If you are joining the challenge and are on Instagram, use #10daymarriagechallenge to document your challenge! By name on there is @bkschro or you can click on the Instagram icon over on the side--->
 Ashley from The Vanilla Tulip had an awesome idea to take a picture each night/day of both of you doing your assignments. Great idea! We forgot last night, but I am planning on it starting tonight! If you decide to do it, I would love to hear your feedback at the end of the 10 days!


Assignment: Spend an hour or so going over your nightly "Top 10".  No matter how much you think you know about each other, this process is enlightening/shocking/humbling all in one.  The way to go about this is to set a time (which could be "after the kids go to bed") and discuss your answers for an hour or so.  You can either write your answers down right before you meet or throughout the day.  But they have to be written down before the scheduled time. 

Day 1- What are your Top 10 favorite characteristics about one another? Why? (wife writes 10 for her husband. And the husband will write 10 for his wife)

Day 2- What are your Top 10 favorite characteristics about yourself? Why? (Wife writes about herself. Husband writes about himself)

Day 3- Where are 10 places you have never been to but would love to go? Why? (again, these are individual lists.  You each write your own)

Day 4- What are 10 of your biggest pet peeves? Why? (in general, not necessarily with one another)

Day 5- What are your 10 things you hope your kids learn from you? Why?

Day 6- If you won $100k tomorrow... what 10 things would you buy yourself? Why? (you cannot save it or spend it on anyone else. You MUST spend it all on yourself)

Day 7- What are 10 things that you would like to improve on personally? Why?

Day 8- If you could invite 10 people to dinner, alive or dead, who would they be? Why?

Day 9- What are 10 things that your spouse can do for you, or does for you, that you really value/appreciate? 

Day 10- ***Do this one over a date-night dinner***  What 10 things do y'all want to accomplish in the next year? Do this list together and once you are done talking about it and putting the list together, put it in an envelope and store it.  Then make a point to open it in a year!

March 10, 2014

Where has the time gone?

I have some catching up to do! I will start with now and work my way backwards:)  This weekend we were all SICK! The bad kind of sick. Poor little Ruby got sick in her bed and I didn't realize it right away, sweet little thing was laying there probably scared wondering what just happened. It made it through all 3 of us, thankfully it was just a 24 hour thing and we are all better now.

 My sister had surgery, so Ruby and I went to go take care of her for a few hours, that was about all that Aunt Jacque could handle. Ruby was over it pretty quick. 

I got to be a Baseball mom for a day and took my cousin to Baseball tryouts. That was a lot of fun, Britt got to pretend that he had a son for a day! Oh, and he made the team, good job Hayes!

We had a few good weather days this last week and we got to go to the park and enjoy it a little bit....then it snowed! We are those people that when they say to stay inside and don't go anywhere,we go to IHOP for pancakes.

I am so glad that it is almost Spring, this Winter was one for the books and I will gladly put it behind us and move on to the next thing!

The past few months, I have been getting my new business up and running. You may have seen something on Facebook about it, or you may not but it has been so great to be able to work a few hours here and there, mostly when Ruby is sleeping and bring in a paycheck that is contributing to our bills and helping get us to our goal of being debt free. I had almost given up on the idea that we could be debt free AND I would be able to stay home with Ruby. So grateful for my lovely friend Ashley Howry for introducing me to Rodan+Fields Dermatologists. She has an awesome story with what Rodan +Fields has done for her and her family and an adorable blog The Vanilla Tulip

Well, bring on Spring! We are ready for it over here!! How about you??

Aunt Jacque's Nurse

There were SO many treasures to find at Aunt Jacque's