Happy birthday, Honeybee!!

This amazing, energetic, bundle of love and grace is turning 6 today! I can’t thank God enough for choosing Theo and I to be her parents. I love her so much and I can hardly wait to see the doors Christ opens for you! I love you so much, baby girl, my honeybee, my GiGi! Happy birthday, baby! πŸ˜˜πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚

#birthdaygirl #februarybaby #happybirthday #myfirstdaughter #snowbaby

 It seems like yesterday I received the call letting us know that you were here.  I will always remember that day.  Ther nervousness.  The anticipation.

Now, I've watched you grow into this amazingly beautiful and kind hearted big girl who can do anything she sets her mind to.

You are so inquisitive, so yearning for love.  I'm so thankful we were chosen to be your parents.  I can't imagine life without you, kiddo. 

Keep being the amazing and awesome blessing you are.  We love you and always will!



What’s Up Wednesday

Oh my goodness! It’s the last Wednesday of the month! I’m sorry, but that FLEW! March is pretty much here. I’m so ready for Spring. Today I’m linking up with @Shaeffer Told Me To and Mix and Match Mama for What’s Up Wednesday. It’s only my second one and I’m so excited to join the party. So, here we go!

Happy Birthday, S.

Good morning, everyone!  Today is my friend, my partner, my ace boon coon, my get on my nerves but I love him anyway, my challenger, my motivator, my friend, my lover, my children's father, my soul tie, my man of God...my husband's birthday!

Tuesday Truth: Angry and Hurt Moms Cause Angry And Hurt Kids

A few days ago I had a terrible mommy moment.  I was tired, exhausted, and frustrated.  I was attempting to get out the house on time for a certain event and the children were not cooperating.  One had "forgotten" how to put on her shoes.  Another refused to leave without her lovie.  The littlest screamed from being placed in a carseat when he clearly wanted to lie on the floor for a while.  We were late.  I was so overwhelmed.  When little voices gave way to whining, I lost it and launched into a raised voice tirade (no curse words) that ended in a very hurtful dismissal.  The effect was instantaneous.  There was no more whining.  There was no sound at all.  Just a quivering lip, watery eyes, and a slow walk to the car.  I felt like crap.

Weekend Recap: 38 Can't Wait

Hi everyone!  This weekend was pretty great, if I do say so myself.  It was a weekend full of celebration and I definitely can't wait to share.

Tuesday Truth: What Do I Do?

Last night was Hair Night. This is the night I pull out the HUGE straw beach tote that is stuffed to the gills with Zip-Loc bags holding rubber bands, hair bows, barrettes, hair grease, edge control, combs, brushes…you get the idea. I sit my babies down and either turn on a television show or hand them my phone to watch kid appropriate videos while I do their hair. Last night’s process was long. I started at 3:50p.m. with Little A. I didn’t finish with her until 5:30p.m. Then it was Honeybee’s turn. Bee didn’t want to watch television. She wanted to look at hair videos. I’d pulled up one earlier to see if I could figure out how to do flat twists on her hair. The video was still playing and my Honeybee was in awe.

Happy Valentine's Day

May your day be filled with smiles
May you feel nothing but love and joy all day long.
Enjoy this day and know that we love you, all of you!

Children Have Love Languages, Too

I've read Dr. Gary Chapman's book, The Five Love Languages, several times in my adult life.  I have taken the quiz more times than I can count to make sure things haven't shifted or that I still convey and receive love in the same manner.  I even recognize when I get frustrated that it is partly due to my love language not being spoken.  When you apply the techniques and observe the information submitted, it really does make sense.  Which is why I can't believe it took me so long to actively pay attention to the fact that my children have their own love languages too. (Especially since there is a book by the same author discussing this at length).

Oh, in case you aren't familiar with Love Languages, there are five ways that people show, communicate, give, and receive love.  They are Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, and Acts of Service.

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Weekend Recap: Celebrations and Memories

It’s Monday! Happy Monday everyone. I hope your weekend was really fun and really wonderful. This weekend was filled with love and celebrations and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Happy February One! A repost

Hello everyone!  It's February!  This year is just trucking along, isn't it?  I'm looking forward to this month and all the craziness that comes with it.  If you've been following us for a while, you know that it's my father-in-love, my husband, my brother-in-love, and my daughter's birthdays--all within days of each other.  Not to mention Valentine's Day is in there too.

Friday Favorites: January Recap

Hello everyone!  Here we are at the last Friday of the month.  I decided to link up with Grace and Love, Momfessionals and a Little Bit of Everything gain to share my January recap with our visitors.

What's Up Wednesday?

Hi! Oh my goodness, I am SO excited. I mean it. I’ve wanted to link up with @Shaeaffer Told Me To and Mix and Match Mama for ever on What’s Up Wednesday…and something always seemed to come up. But here I am today and ready to rock! Prayers to the Mix and Match Mama family. I know all too well about best laid plans. God has you and your family, but we’ll be praying your strength and health still. So, let’s get started!

High School Orientation...already!!!

Last night, I walked with my husband and children into the doors of a high school that I'd been to plenty of times before--for concerts, for games.  This time, however, was VERY different.  This time, we were there for Bug's High School Orientation.

Weekend Recap: Family Chill

Hi everyone! I hope you've had a fun and productive weekend.  Ours was ridiculously chill.  Not that I have any complaints with that at all.  I'm all for quiet weekends and this one was just that.

Friday Faves!

Hi everyone! I hope you've had an awesome week.  Mine has been ridiculously productive in the office and very chaotic at home.  We call it "Frazzled" for a reason.  Today, I'm linking with Andrea from Momfessionals for my Friday Favorites.


Several years ago, I let someone who meant me no good convince me to stop doing something that I felt very much called to do. Today, I rectified that error in judgement and registered for my first classes towards my Masters of Science in Social Media Management. I have always found myself enjoying the promotion of friends and family’s businesses and dreams online. I am happiest when I am blogging and sharing for those same people. Causes near and dear to my heart get shared frequently as I seek increased Alzheimer’s funding and adoption awareness. There are so many myths and so much work that needs to be done. Not to mention the joy I get to share as a Christian when I share the Word of God and what He is doing in my life and the lives of my loved ones….even when it is hard.

So, all of that is written to say, I was recommended to take nine hours or three courses. I know better. My schedule barely lets me get things done now. I’ve agreed to take two courses for six hours. If all goes well, I will be done in 1.5 years. It’s going to be a challenging road I know, but I’m so willing to get it. I feel like God really wants me to get this degree and I feel like I’m going to use it for His kingdom and His glory. I’m excited about it.

Let’s get. #Motivation2020

Weekend Recap: First 5 of 2020!

Hello and Happy New Year! The break from posting was nice, but I have to admit that I really missed everyone. This past weekend was really an enjoyable one. I even broke my introvert mold and got out of the house (gasp!) Here’s what’s going on with us...