Things to know before moving to the country

Back when my husband and I decided to pack up and move to the country I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I grew up on my grandparent’s ranch as a child but I never lived there and I was a kid, I didn’t pay attention to anything besides playing in mud…

Parenting is HARD!

Just so it’s clear this picture is my oldest son. It is not staged, it was just a regular afternoon out in the back yard. I said smile for the camera and that is what he gave me! Priceless. This past week our schedule has been totally out of whack. I had a really good run.…

Enjoy Your Life And Choose Happiness

Lately my mind has been racing with thoughts of enjoying life while we have it. Making sure that we spend time with our loved ones Making sure that we make memories that will last a lifetime Making sure that I find “my happy” Making sure my kids have a happy childhood Making sure I don’t…

Bye Bye Youth

This year I am turning 30. 30?!?!? Thinking about entering my 30’s makes me feel like I am really entering into adulthood. I never thought that getting older would be a challenge for me.  The whole age thing really isn’t the issue for me. (Yet… at least!) What’s bothering me is all the changes that…

X is for e’x’citement

I am at the end of the atoz challenge so I am getting a little bit lazy, please forgive me! So today x is for e’x’citement. Excitement on the farm. My parents’ farm that is. We spent nearly the whole day at my parents’ house up in the foothills. It is such a fun place…

Loving Life

I don’t want this post to come off as “I’m so happy, my life is so perfect, and I am so great,” Because that is the furthest from the truth. I am not always happy, I can get pretty grumpy when things don’t go as I plan. My life is not perfect…who’s is? I am…

Sunshine Award!

Let there be sun!!! The sunshine award that is. Arlene over at Arl’s World nominated my little blog for the Sunshine Award. What is so cool about this award is that you get nominated by other bloggers that feel that your blog is “positive, inspiring and creative.” How cool is that! Obviously it’s not surprising…

Girls Night

You know you need a girls night when you are talking with a couple of friends and then all of a sudden dinner is planned for that night. Not for Friday or next week, but in 6 hours and it’s Monday. It was very last-minute but much-needed. We had not had a girls night in a…

Family Vacations

Thank heavens for family vacations. We didn’t take an extravagant vacation we just tagged along with my husband on a work trip. This meant I did not have a car so were hung out at the hotel. My kids were ok with that. They had a heated pool so that was all they needed. I…

Amazing Friends

You know the people you can turn to when you need to talk, vent or just need a pick me up? Those people are what I call my friends. They are not just friends, they are amazing friends. They are my best friends. I may only have a hand full of good friends but it’s…