Baby Update: 9 months old

Hello everyone! It's hard to believe how fast time has flown! This little one is nine months old! WOW! We've been pretty slack on our updates and I hope to do better. That being said, here's our 9 month update!


Weekend Recap: Thank you for your Service


Hey everyone! Apologies for the delay, but I wanted to spend a bit of time recuperating before posting. This weekend was pretty filled as we stopped to honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. That sacrifice is not taken for granted nor taken lightly. Our weekend started on Friday morning when S., Bug., Honeybee., baby A., and I hopped into the car slightly before 6AM and headed down to Camp Lejeune, NC.

Friday. We were there to honor family friend and godfather to Bug on the occasion of his retirement from the United States Marine Corps after 20 years. It was a beautiful ceremony complete with honor and sentiment that expressed how great a man he is and how blessed the country and his family is to have him. His wife and I have been friends since 2000 when we both walked into a college classroom and decided that we would never stop moving to our goals. Incidentally, she is amazing and I highly recommend her shop at She Swank Marketplace if you are in the area.
Congratulations, Gy!

Anyway, after a moving ceremony and some yummy cake, the family and I hopped in the vehicle and traveled all the way back to our home several hours away. Why travel that far? Because they are family and there is no way we wouldn’t celebrate this accomplishment with them.

We ended the night with Chinese food and movies while the children slept from exhaustion. No complaints at all from me.








Friday Frazzle: Friday Faves!

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Hey loves! Happy Friday! I hope you week has been rainbows and butterflies, but if not, let’s just celebrate the upcoming weekend any way. This week has been an interesting conglomerate of kids running, new power tools, work deadlines, and graduation memories. It’s been awesome!



I’m pleased to share this week’s favorites with you as I ride to beautiful North Carolina to celebrate the military retirement of one of our family’s dear Marine friends! (Thank you for your service, Sir!). I’ll post more on that for our Weekend Recap, but for now…here’s what I’m digging this week. Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend. Feel free to link to your faves as well. I’m all about sharing the love.

Life Lessons since my HS Graduation...20 years ago...


Guys! I was just casually scrolling through my social media page while on a lunch break when I saw a post from a HS friend congratulation all of us on reaching 20 years. Wait! What?! Sure enough, I remembered that it has been twenty years since I graduated from my rural county high school. How amazing is
that? How cool is it?

I remember being so excited that I had “made it”. I was graduating high school, had been accepted to college, was leaving behind the poverty and vacuum that I felt my home county was. Wow, I had NO clue. It’s been a great 20 years and I’m super thankful, but as I was reminiscing I realized there were quite a few things I’ve learned in the journey after 17.