Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New beginnings

Holy moly it's been a long time no see.

We've celebrated big milestones in these parts...birthdays, anniversaries, starting up new businesses. We've had some downs, too. Lost our big Kody boy in December :( He's hanging out over that rainbow bridge with his sister, so I'm sure they're having a blast. Sadie is doing well, but getting old and grumpy. Still a huge snuggle bug and tolerates the children as much as she can. haha.

It wouldn't be in our nature to let the house get empty, so we added to the furry brood, too. Meet Kiana. She's a feisty one. A totally different personality than what we're used to, but she reminds me so much of Kira it hurts sometimes.

The craziness continues. As mentioned, the boys are now 5 and 2..WHAT?! The bub will be starting kindergarten in the fall, which absolutely blows my mind. That boy needs something to kee phim occupied, though, so I think this will be a great new adventure for all of us. This also means I have to adult full time now, and I'm not sure how much I'm ready for that. I mean, packing lunches, making sure homework is done, school supplies, and a partridge in a pear tree. I'm overwhelmed, but trying to start now getting into the swing of organization.

We started a garden this year. I mean, we had one last year, but let's face it's a garden! We're talking about 18 tomato plants, rows of cucumbers, beans, peppers, carrots, lettuce, spinach, and still space to actually walk around. It's been so much fun, for me and the kids. I lost a few plants and almost had tears. It's been my baby this year, with growing everything starting the seeds from scratch. So glad it actually produced something, or the hubs may have rung my neck.

I also started up a new business! Pretty excited about it. Me and the bff have been talking for years about getting involved in running a shindig on our own, and we've finally lit that fire under our butts. Thankfully, it was made a little more simple with the help of the amazing upline we have to guide our way. I'm sure you've heard about it...I'm talking LuLaRoe. The amazing leggings company, right? Wrong. They are so much more! As attorneys by day, we are constantly in skirts, blouses, uncomfortable shoes. Bleh. Once we tried a few pieces (okay a lot of pieces) we were hooked. The skirts have a yoga band top you guys. Can we talk no more mom tummy? Yeah. Sucks you right in. Not to mention, the dresses are so easy. Grab a blazer and you are good to go for a day in the office, a day in court, meetings, whatever. Let's face it, I pretty much don't own anything else at this point. Want to see what all the fuss is about and help spread the word? We do all of our sales right on facebook (we'll even come to your home and let you personally shop with your friends and family, too.) Join us here -->
I can't explain to you enough how much this new venture has changed our lives and given us this new sense of freedom. We can almost taste it folks. That dream of being able to do what we want with our lives instead of working to live is almost a reality. Share the love, see for yourself what the comfort is all about. There might even be some leggings in it for you.

Phew! There's so much more I could go on and on about. But for now, I guess it's back to work, and not the fun kind.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Settling In....only took about 10 months

Life with 2 isn't quite what I thought it would be, but to be quite honest, I'm not sure what I thought, so there's a thinker for ya. I've told people on numerous occasions that baby #1 nearly broke us, but baby #2 has made us stronger. I don't know if it was the timing of other life happenings or just that we realized it was do or die at this point. The hubs and I have learned to make time to keep up with the little things, like lounging on the couch, together, a few nights a week, kisses and hugs when we can steal them, and just knowing that you have to keep doing your fair share or the ship will quite possibly sink with everyone on board.
It's not all puppies and rainbows, but it's working, and that's all that matters to me right now.
The one thing that has completely blindsided me is how much Jackson needs me. And the baby needs me. And the husband needs me, and did I mention I'm needed? Sometimes feeling needed is nice, but this is extreme. I could really use some space these days, and even the bathroom isn't an oasis anymore. The oldest learned to turn doorknobs a long time ago, and the littlest is catching on quick. Lock the door you say? That's not an option when you have one that is potty trained and god forbid...needs to use it at the exact moment that you're in there. You'd swear he's peeing his pants at the sound of the banshee screams coming from outside that locked door. It's just easier to throw out all modesty and roll with it.
The littlest has maintained the nicknames of "minion", "spartan", "menace", you get the idea. He's feisty, crafty and sometimes I get the feeling he's plotting my demise. He's sure going to be quite the handful and doesn't even try to hide it. So different than big bro who just sort of chilled for most of his non-walking time. Before I know it, I'll be chasing the little bugger up and down the hall in hopes I can pry whatever items he has in his death grip, probably stolen from yet another cabinet he's learned how to get through the child proof locks on.
It's alright. Look at this face.
Did I mention the spartan-esque character? That was noted lovingly by his awesome daily child wranglers. This was an action shot
Never a dull moment.

Some days, just gotta remember even the bad times are worth the few and far between awesome ones.

...speaking of being needed, the cats are telling me in a not so gentle manner that it's way past their dinner time. Happy weekend!!