July 24, 2019

{I Am That Mother}

In recent years I have been criticized heavily for the way I parent my kids and how much freedom I give them (or don't give them). I admit that I'm the definition of a helicopter mom. I want my children to be safe. I want to know where they are and what they're doing. I want to do who their friends are and if they're going to be hanging out with someone new, or a group, I want to know those kids too.

June 19, 2019

June 17, 2019

{I Can't Make a Video About This}

I have been thinking about doing this since it happened. But I can't bring myself to make that video. I can't bring myself to talk about it most days. I was telling a woman at work about it the other day and almost had a melt down. It's still so fresh in my mind. Like it happened yesterday. I know people are going to think I'm insane. The it's just a dog saying comes out of peoples mouths a lot when I talk about it. I know my husband doesn't quite understand. He knows I'm upset, and he's upset because I'm upset, but he doesn't understand the big gaping hole that was once filled with this little furry creature. I know that losing a child is horrible, I watched a friend go through it. But I can't help but think, this is kind of what it must feel like. To lose something you've watched grow and learn and became a huge part of your family.

April 26, 2019

{Celebrating Baby Waylon!}

My little sister is having a baby! And I caught the shower on video. Well, actually, what happened was I caught some of it on video. Most of it is pictures. I must have deleted some of the clips when I was trying to get more space free on the memory card. Boo!

But here it is, in all its glory! I hope you enjoy!


April 8, 2019

{Our Journey to The House on the Rock | His Mine 'N Ours}

I absolutely love impromptu road trips! There was little no planning and I didn't need to pack anything. We just decided on a Wednesday that we wanted to go to the House on the Rock in WI and on a Saturday, we headed out of the house and went!

I absolutely adore making memories with my kids like that. Memories that I made with my grandparents when I was about their age. Memories they will hold on to long after I'm gone. Things that will stick out enough to them that they take their kids to these places.

Lord knows I thought these trips were special enough that I wanted to recreate them for my kids.

So if you want to see our journey to the House on the Rock, keep reading!

March 30, 2019

{Well Look Who's Back! | His Mine 'N Ours}

It's good to be back folks! Did you miss me? All 2 of you that actually still read this blog, ha!

I'm not sure why I took such a long break. My last post was back in December. But here I am, back at it like the pro I am!

OK, I'm not a pro. I'm a novice at best. But whatever, I'm here again.

Lets start this one out right, with a little work/life update shall we?

December 17, 2018

November 19, 2018

{20 Questions No One Asks!}

1. Who was the last person you held hands with?
Um. I believe it was Owen. A few days ago while we were in the store.

2. Are you loud, outgoing, or shy?
I'm actually pretty shy. But it really depends on the people I'm around and how comfortable I feel with them.

3. Who are you looking forward to seeing?
My nephew or niece (my sister is having a baby!!)

4. Are you easy to get along with?
I think so. I'm pretty laid back. As long as you're not a dick to me there shouldn't be a problem.

November 2, 2018

{If It Wasn't For a Woman...}

When Owen was just a little guy he asked me the strangest question. He said mommy, what are these? and pointed to his shoulder blades.

I told him that's where your wings used to be, when you were in heaven.

You can imagine how confused this made him. Since he knew that to go to heaven you had to die first obviously. So, I explained, before you were in my tummy, you were a little angel in heaven. You would sit on clouds and fly around and you were searching for a mommy. That's where you found me, you saw me and decided you wanted me to be your mommy. 

He was satisfied with this. And to this day, my now eleven year old, will tell you that his shoulder blades, are in fact, his wings.

October 15, 2018

{Five Things}

While I was searching for some writing prompts to help me come up with some content, I came across this idea. Five things. So here we go!

Five things you don't know about me.

1. I have often thought about going back to school. To be a nail tech.

2. I almost flunked out of high school. Because I didn't hand in homework I'd already done and I refused to dress for P.E. pretty much every day for four years. Which is why I ended up taking three P.E. classes my senior year. Let me tell you kids...that sucked.