May 13, 2014

Mother's Day and The Past Few

I started writing a "status update" on Facebook and realized that I was actually writing a blog post. So I switched avenues and here I am. I needed to write a catch up badly anyways!

So, these past few months have gone by SO fast! I feel like I have a better handle on May than I did April, but it still just seems like the days get shorter and shorter. This weekend, I did an expo at the Battlefield Mall for Rodan+Fields, my new side business, and had so much fun. It was nice to get that "me" time that I had forgotten all about. I saw many old friends that I hadn't seen for a long time and it was just fun to catch up and be around other adults. (Such a mom thing to say).

Sunday was such an amazing Mother's Day. We went to brunch with my mom and family, went to the park for a while, and then came back home to put up my new porch swing that Ruby got me! I LOVE it! I have wanted to get one since we moved in and it just had never happened. We have been spending the past few weeks getting the flowers beds planted and garden done. So, it was the perfect time to put up a swing so we could enjoy our hard work! We even busted out the sprinkler and Ruby played in the water for a while, which she LOVED.

I think back to when I was on the fence of whether or not I really even wanted to have kids and I am so glad that I made the choice that I did. Yes, there are days that I would like to just have 5 minutes to sit and do nothing, but I also remember so many minutes of time wasted by sitting and doing nothing from before I had Ruby! I know that what I am doing is working to mold and shape something that has more meaning and purpose than I will ever know. Sometimes that is scary to think of, but I am just glad that God decided to give me the opportunity to do it anyways. When I was in my early 20's I would have thought that my life now was boring and dumb lol. SO glad that I have grown up and realize what the important things are. There has been rough times for sure but it was all worth the struggle and the growing. I love my sweet little life :)

April 16, 2014


Today was beautiful, you wouldn't have even known that it snowed yesterday blah! Ruby and I played outside for a while. I had the camera out and was taking pictures and it makes it look like we just had a nice time outside with out any major events. HOWEVER, I should have taken an after picture, because I am not sure what the exact reason was (possibly the size too big shoes she insisted on wearing, or the cloth diaper she also insisted on wearing but couldn't really walk while wearing), but Ruby ended up having a rough evening and now looks like she was in a fight. She first did a face slide down the cement steps...I will say that I was seriously right behind her and she decided to turn around at the top and hasn't quite figured out yet that she cannot just walk right off a ledge. So, down she went. She didn't really cry because she is a hoss, but looks rough. Then after daddy got home, she was playing ball and somehow (?) ended up falling on her chin on the same steps. Luckily, there were just scrapes but this is the first banging up she has gotten so it is very sad. I know it's mean but I secretly smile inside when she gets hurt and doesn't want daddy. HAHA I just reread that and I sound like a terrible person! I don't smile when she gets hurt, just when she only wants me! Sometimes a girl just needs her momma, especially when she is hurting. Any other time she is a daddy's girl, so I don't feel too bad about it. On a side note....perfect timing for Easter :-/

As we were exploring the yard we stopped and made sure to smell all the flowers. Ruby loves to smell things- flowers, candles, random people whatever....she doesn't discriminate. There are flowers in trees, bushes, grass everywhere! LOVE it! There is one bush right by the back door with the daintiest little pink flowers that smell absolutely amazing!

A friend of mine posted a picture on FB of her son walking into the pool and the picture gave a sense of relaxation and fun for sure. Her comment was that this picture was deceiving because shortly after that was taken she ended up having to jump into the pool, fully clothed, because her son insisted on no water wings and clearly that was not working out so well. Between that and looking at these pictures as I was getting them uploaded of our day today, I was reminded how easy, in this "social media world", it is to take 1 picture, or 1 comment and form our own completely made up (usually) idea of what is going on. Facebook gives people the opportunity to look better than they really are and people to feel worse about their life than they really need to. I love the saying "Don't compare someone else's highlight reel to your behind the scenes." I don't know where it came from but it is so true. I catch myself saying that in my head at least once a day. Just a friendly reminder for you to do the same. You are fearfully and wonderfully made and you shouldn't let one picture define how you feel about yourself or your life. You never know what is behind that picture or what happens in the next picture that you don't see!

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!