Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Welp, looks like it's our turn!

It's that lovely time of year when the germs start to spread...gotta love winter! 


Kensie and Mason are down for the count with the following symptoms:

Tight chests. 
Watering eyes. 
Waking up in the middle of the night (from coughing so hard). 
No appetite. 
Wanting to be held ALL day long.

Their fevers finally dropped this morning, and they both ate a good breakfast. I think they are on the upswing (slowly) but I was pretty darn close to taking them to the doc's today! (I spoke with a nurse over the phone who assured me they probably have a mild version of influenza but based on their symptoms and the fact that they've both had a flu shot, they'd probably recover fine on their own. BUT, if they got worse to make sure to bring them in! Yes ma'am.).

But in hopes of trying to be positive around here...

{1} I'm SO thankful our kids are not in school yet. It seems like the yuckiest of all germs get spread like wildfire in that setting and there's no telling what they'll come home infected with! 

{2} Greg and I have not "caught" anything yet so I can spend all my energy comforting our poor sick kiddos. 

{3} I'm reminded of the blessing it is to be a stay at home mom in this type of situation. I don't have to worry about taking time off, or finding alternative child-care. I love being home, despite the hard work.

{4} No puke or diarrhea. Praise the Lord above!

It feels like we're on a "two-weeks-healthy-followed-by-one-week-sick" cycle. 


Is it summer yet???


Thursday, January 10, 2013

{Heart} inspired

I don't usually do a whole lot for Valentines Day. But I still love ALL the creativity out there for holidays such as these. 

Greg and I will exchange cards (maybe a gift), possibly make some heart shaped food, perhaps a craft with the kids, and hopefully a date night without the little ones! But I don't really decorate for V-Day, nor do I care to. It's too hard to keep up with all the holidays sometimes, that I just say NO. I stick to Christmas, and that's about it. And I feel quite happy with that.

Anyway, enough rambling.

Here's my favorite {heart} inspired pins...

I love the colors in those cookies!

Every year starting on Feb 1st they wake up to a new heart on their door that says something you love about them. By Valentine's Day they have 14 reasons and their gift is waiting when they wake up:)

Whether you go "all out" or keep it simple this year, whatever you decide to do for Valentines, do it with tremendous love friends. 


Thursday, January 3, 2013

A gentle resolution...

I've decided I'm not a big resolution person. I think it's good to evaluate life every year and try to make positive changes. But take my inner competitiveness, major procrastination, and discouragement when I fail (I'm still working on it people)....honestly, resolutions are a recipe for disaster in my book. But then I saw this, and thought....

"Now that's a resolution I could aspire to EVERY year!" 

I just love this...

No pressure. 
Just a gentle resolution to "Look".

Happy New Year friends.