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♪♫♪Happy Happy Joy Joy♪♫♪ Welcome to our blog. I never knew the journey that accompanies a family. Getting married was a big step/commitment; but adding kiddos to the mix, euphoria on a bi-polar level ;) It's incredible how much you can love your little army of kiddos. Oh, they drive us both to brink of insanity...but no matter what happens...whether good or bad...funny or will all work out! Family Verse: Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to [his] purpose."

Monday, September 15, 2014

Childhood then and now

I won't lie. My kids are very "game oriented". They love to play the Wii or the rare chance they get to play Dad's playstation (maybe because I make them stand up to play to My oldest is into all things Minecraft. And Lilyann still breaks out the DSi every so often. Leia loves to snag any chance she can to play games on the kindle. Yes, they have this craving for electronic entertainment.

check out Leia's Map.
 Her idea (I kid you not) to use the toilet paper roll as a map.
 I did draw the face on it. :)

I grew up with a typewriter (no correction ribbon, just white out), a record player/stereo combo in the living room, and rabbit ears television. We rarely watched TV unless it Little House on the Prairie or the game shows after the evening news. (Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune) And we didn't have a remote. Younger siblings were told to get up and change the channel, turn up the volume, or smack the side of that big box of entertainment. Haha. Yes, I had a pretty good childhood. I can't complain. I learned how to use my imagination. I learned to make use of what I had.

So, when my children use their imagination or I find them quietly reading a book (not on a tablet) or coloring, it thrills me. I know that times have changed. But it's as if I have hope that my children will have a similar imagination filled childhood.
 Yesterday, I was walking through the house and heard this little conversation.

Leia: "You're going to the store? let me get my stuff to go, too."
Lily: "Yes"
Leia: "Where are we going? Walmart?"
Lily: "No, we're going to Super 1. Let's go."
Then they grab baby dolls and stroller and headed "off to the store". 

I giggled a little when I heard the location was Super 1. I love Super 1...I used to work there before my mommy days. My kids love going there. It's been over 8 years since I've worked outside the home. But some of my favorite people still work at Super 1...and my kids look forward to going and saying Hello. I love it!!! 

Yes, I'm rambling a little about this and that.
The blog needed a new post anyways, right?!?!  You know you love it :P

Monday, September 8, 2014

Quick Blurb

Happy Day!
Life has been a bit hectic around here. I didn't even think that was possible with 2 of the kids in school all day. But it still seems as if the day runs away.
Today, I have a few minutes to myself. Oh, I could go fold all the laundry...but Leia is finally napping and I haven't updated the blog in a over 2 weeks!! (eek! I'm slacking)

School has started. Kids are adapting well. The oldest is at a new campus. He's making friends. He even told me that there's one girl that has a crush on him (awww....grade school crushes ♥). The middle child is doing great with school. She loves it..once she gets there. She's just not the greatest waker upper.  And my youngest is starting to LOVE her one on one time with just Mommy.

My youngest has been helping me complete each day of this September Challenge I'm doing with a few other friends. She'll come up and say "Ready for push ups, Mom?" I Love my little motivator :)
I hit a big milestone. My first weight loss goal (to be under a certain number)...YAY!! I'm currently at 36 lbs lost!! Fantastic!! I'm feeling great, clothes are fitting looser, and I can see how it's changing my family. Everyone is eating healthy. My hubby is doing great with working out and eating healthy, too. YAY!!

So, that's my blurb for now. Nothing fantastically crazy happening here. Just life. But it's a grand life I tell ya.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

....always watching....

Sometimes. Well, more times than not, I learn from my children. I know, I should be teaching them. They should learn from me. But these children have a way of making Mommy learn. 

We were in Target (my favorite store). Kids were being civil due to the promise of slushies from the cafe on the way out. We were browsing the pasta aisle and the kids were trying to talk me into all different kinds of noodles. During this time, an employee came down the aisle to stock shelves. Lily turned out and asked me what's in that big thing. It was hanging block sign...but being the crazy mommy I am, I quickly said it was probably a camera in there watching us. The employee said, "yeah, we are always being watched" Lily then asked "what's his name?" I thought she was talking about the employee. He starts to tell her his name while she says quietly. "It's God... watching us all the time." 
Hmmmmm......yep! teachable moment from my child right there. 
The employee then walked off not hearing Lily. But it was definitely a moment of awe from this Momma.

God is always watching.