Monday, April 27, 2015

Pretty Weekend..

This weekend was pretty low key. The weather was warm, so we took advantage. Avery loves to be outside, we often have to listen to 15 minutes of crying when we DRAG her in. She's so funny, she will run and run.. which by the way, scares me to death! She is not a good runner, often running sideways until she falls. I am constantly hollering at her to walk, I know I need to let loose, but I just don't want her to get hurt!

Daddy got her a new swing, and installed it this weekend. She loved it! I set down on the swing next to her and then David got on the other one, which just about scared her to death. The entire swingset was rocking, it scared me too!
We moved to the front yard for some shade relief. Avery is super light skinned (yes, we applied sunscreen before going out) but I like to be super cautious when it comes to the sun! So we took her slide, picnic table and car out under the tree. She slid down the slide 50 times probably. Too funny! Ready, set, go is what she kept repeating!

Thursday, April 23, 2015


When did you feel you were the most beautiful..
I would have to say I felt the most beautiful when I was pregnant with Avery. That may seem odd, and I certainly didn't feel beautiful at the time, but when I look back on it, that's when I felt beautiful. I felt as though my husband adored me more, he was more affectionate and attentive to me when I was carrying our child. I may have been very sick, swollen, in pain, and just down right uncomfortable most of the time.. but what a wonderful, beautiful, miraculous blessing it was to carry a child in my womb.

I feel at times that I certainly miss that feeling of a tiny baby kicking around inside of me. Do I want another? Maybe someday, time will tell, and its most definitely up to God's plan for David and I's life.

I certainly wouldn't say no, but I would hope it would be later on in life. My older sister and I are only 15 months apart, I do NOT have the stamina for that situation! ha!
Here's one more for you!

In what time in your life did you feel the most beautiful?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pet Peeves..

I thought I would do some random blog posts. Hope you enjoy!
Pet Peeves...we all have them. Those things that annoy us to no end, and we just can't stand it!! Mine may seem silly, but we all have our own quirks, right?

1. Spelling Errors. This drives me up one wall and down the other, I can spot an error a mile away! It also annoys me when I'm not sure how to spell a word right off the top of my mind?!

2. Being Interrupted.. I understand sometimes we can get excited when we are in the middle of a conversation, and you feel like you just have to state your peace, but when you are talking-10 words in and someone interrupts you over and over and over- that gets under my skin!! When you work with a lot of women, this happens so often! I usually just stop talking and go on about my business. Good grief.

3. Dishes in the wrong side of the sink. What? HA! Yes, I like all of the dirty dishes to be in the right side of the sink, so the left side is empty for washing/rinsing all that sort of stuff. My husband has never quite grasped this concept (even though we have lived together for almost 8 years). Oh well, I am thankful that he does NOT leave the toilet seat up, so I do try and let this slide occasionally.. by "letting it slide" I mean, I don't gripe him out about it. I'm such a great wife! haha!
There's what bothers me most.. its silly, insignificant, stupid to some, but these are my quirks and I'm just being honest about them!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Challenge Day 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6.

Next on my thirty day challenge..
Day 2- Write down 3 things to be thankful for. (please know these are certainly random things-there is no "rank" in these)
1. I am thankful that my mother in law is going to be able to come in & keep Avery for us for 3 days while her school is closed, that is certainly something I am SUPER thankful for!
2. I am thankful for God's continual guidance and love each and every day.
3. I am thankful for my home, for having a roof over my head- it may seem silly, but I'm thankful for it!

Day 3- Spend 30 minutes reading a book.
I have definitely done that the last 2 weeks. I have been reading "A little Salty to cut the Sweet" by Sophie Hudson. Get this book! It is soo good, and its good for the soul, seriously!

Day 4-Try a new recipe for dinner.
Well I have to say I have tried a new recipe, just a sorta concoction of sorts. Italian sausage link, grilled with sautéed onions and marinara.. I put in a hot dog bun with some shredded cheese and then put under the broiler for a few minutes. It was tasty- but I couldn't eat it all, way too much!
Day 5- Go for a 30 Minute walk.
I have accomplished this goal every day this week! David and I push Avery around the block in her car or stroller, she LOVES to play outside..and cries when she has to come in. (that's the only part I hate about it)

Day 6- Add something Green to your lunch.
Did it! Had a wonderful salad for lunch.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Challenge Day 1

I am starting a 30 day challenge for the month of April. These are various challenges to do each day and I hope to concur each one! April 1st- No sugary drinks/soda... And No, this isn't an april fools joke (must people that know me, know I have a deep obsession with soda)but I can do it! It is now 3pm and I am doing great. I choked down a half glass of unsweet tea-by the way I don't understand how people can drink tea without sugar, really....whats the point, haha! And I've just had water for the rest of the day, I'm sure my body is thanking me for drinking so much H2O today as well! I am finding that I'm having trouble staying awake- but I went and sliced a lemon, and that really did help!

I'll post about Day 2 tomorrow. I think this challenge will also help me blog more! Wish me luck!