and everything else in between

The Most Deserving Man I Know…

Every year, one of our local radio stations does a 12 Days of Christmas bit. Listeners can nominate themselves or someone they know who could use a hand up and win $1000. For us, like many people, the holidays can be hard. We are a single income family of 5 and my husband works as hard as he can for us. Continue reading “The Most Deserving Man I Know…”

21 Day Fix: Round 1 Recap

I just finished my first round of the 21 Day Fix! Not my first round ever, as I did the workout a year and a half ago when it first came out. Out of all the Beachbody programs that I have, I decided do use the 21 Day Fix to get me back on track because I felt it was the perfect one to help me get started with my weight loss again. Continue reading “21 Day Fix: Round 1 Recap”

Catching Up

It has been a while since I have written a blog post, 25 days to be exact. I have been busy, yes, but also haven’t been in the mood to write. I have been focusing my time and energy on other things, but still keeping my budding blog in the back of my mind. I have a little free time today, so I told myself to sit down and write!! So, here is a recap of the last 4 weeks… Continue reading “Catching Up”

The Straw That Broke the (Fat) Camel’s Back

This is not going to be another one of those “My History of Weight Loss” posts, because I have already done that. You can read it here: Continue reading “The Straw That Broke the (Fat) Camel’s Back”

A Letter About Surrogacy…

Dearest Hubby,

As you know, Surrogacy is something that I have had in my heart and on my mind for quite some time now. When it first came up years ago, you were on board. Years have passed since then and it is something that keeps coming up for me. We have had a few conversations about it, and I never feel quite like you understand where I am coming from. So I thought maybe if I write it out, I can better get my point across. Continue reading “A Letter About Surrogacy…”

A Quiet, Empty House

Today is a first in our lives: I am sitting home alone (except for LB of course), in a quiet, peaceful house, and all of the boys are at school. This is a memorable occasion. A happy occasion. A sad occasion. One I have been waiting for, but have been sad about too. Continue reading “A Quiet, Empty House”

Thoughts and Emotions All Over The Place

I will apologize now to anyone who reads this. It will probably be a jumbled mess of thoughts and rambling. This is not the type of post to go back over, edit, and fix. I am just strictly going with my thoughts on this one...

The last two weeks have kind of been a blur. I have gotten through them, but I am not so sure how present I really have been. There of course has been school, soccer games, baseball games, practices, and numerous trips to the hospital. Like really, it seems like only yesterday was the first day of school, but now we are already starting week four… Continue reading “Thoughts and Emotions All Over The Place”

Losing a Loved One

Well, if ever there was a time where I needed a safe place to let it all out, that time is now. Of course I have my Hubby to offer his constant support and without him I don’t know what I would do.

Death is not a topic I am really all that comfortable with. I know it is a part of life and that everyone experiences it. But quite honestly, it scares the crap out of me. Continue reading “Losing a Loved One”

Fixing Up Our House!!

I am a big fan of DIY. However, I really am not the craftiest person in the world, but Pinterest sure helps with that!! Hahaha. I have come a long way with my craftiness, because I would rather do something myself than spend the money to buy something already done! Last year we bought our first house and have been here for a year now. The house itself had promise, but definitely needed some love and updating. The list was lengthy, but hubby and I weren’t intimidated. That man can do anything, he truly amazes me! Continue reading “Fixing Up Our House!!”

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