Wednesday, November 25, 2015

We Are Thankful

thought i would pop in and post before thanksgiving.
the kids have been talking about things they are thankful for at school so i thought i would ask them at home to name a few things as well.

casual conversation last night i asked each kid what they are thankful for.
here are their answers.
prepare yourself.  put your coffee down.  especially for henry's.

is thankful for:
my mom
my dad
my brother
my dogs
my friends

is thankful for:
(yes, in that order, lol.)
and then he said, us, our family.
poor lucy got left out.

and then i texted jon asking him.
is thankful for:
a blog post, finally.  (seriously he said that).  lol.
almost into his last semester of school. (AMEN ME TOO!)
stella, henry and i.
friends and family

i am thankful for 
the fact that everyone in the picture above is happy and healthy.
honestly a person could not ask for more than that!
i am thankful i get to marry jon in less than a year.  i seriously can't wait.  i would do it tomorrow!
i am thankful for my job.  i am SO busy, complain and stressed out, but i am seriously blessed with the best company to work for and i am so well taken care of.  i love my job!
i am thankful for my family (my mom and sisters, they mean more to me than they know!)

i hope everyone has a great thanksgiving.
eat, drink and be thankful!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Take A Listen Tuesday - My Church

besides the fact that maren may be my new favorite girl name, i love this song too.
car concert every time.
this girl has it going on.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Jon!

i sure am happy that this guy was born 29 years ago today!
we are so lucky to have you in our lives and can't wait to see what the future all has in store for us.

stella and henry helped picked out the pictures for this video - so enjoy!
here's to many more!
xoxo - your biggest fans

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Is This Thing On?

ha - no i am not trying to be the next adele.
but i have to admit i am kind of over the song already.
i mean it's on EVERY.SINGLE.STATION.
sometimes i feel the never to bust out a good car concert.
 but a lot of the times, i am flipping it.

anyways - sooooo what have we been up to?
thanks to katie for a remind to get my butt over to my blog, i am here to do just that.

let's see.
well lucy had a birthday!
yep she is officially two - which means it's baby time!!
i can't wait.
well i mean technically we have to wait for her to go in heat.
but we are planning on all of this happening in february.
can't wait!!
henry and stella say we need to keep all her puppies.
oh my!
i know it will be hard to tell them all goodbye when they find new homes, but i am pretty sure no one in our family would ever come over to our house if we had 10 plus dogs. lol.

the day after lucy's birthday i had a birthday
ha - kidding.  so far 29 isn't too bad.
birthday was low key and i loved it.
stella made me a cake (which she asked if i could leave the house while she made it, too cute!)
henry rounded up a bunch of his favorite toys and told me i could play with them for the day.
and jon got me flowers.
oh yeah and i cashed in on my free starbucks.  so needed.

speaking of birthdays, a certain guy i know turns 29 tomorrow.
can't hold the 'dating an older woman' over my head much longer.  lol.

oh yeah and this happened!
stella chopped off 10 inches of her hair.
i just LOVE it.
she looks SO grown up.  i can't even handle it.
but i love it (and oh my gosh it's so easy to take care of!)
i am so proud of her - she was able to donate 10 inches of her hair to pantene beautiful lengths.
thanks again erin for the cut and the info on that.

this little hunter has been out with jon in the woods.
no luck with any bucks, but he has seen a few turkeys.
he is loving it!

thanks for checking up on us.
i already have a birthday post ready for jon tomorrow, so i can guarantee two posts in a row.

have a great day!

Friday, November 6, 2015

30 before 30

happy friday!!

we made it.
i swear no one works on friday.
except me.
like my drive to work today took no time.
how do i get gigs like this?

know something you shouldn't be jealous of?
the fact that i am turning 29 in just a couple more days.
which means i will be 30 i just one year and a couple more days.
how in the world did that happen?!!?

so i have been thinking of my 30 before 30 list.
seriously it was kind of hard to come up with 30 things.
but i did my best.
and i love my list and think i can do all 30 of these.
so here we go!

1.      Run a half marathon (or half and full?  We will see!)
2.      Compete in a crossfit competition (I have an obsession with watching these, and I always think, that should be me!)
3.      Learn to lay tile (I watch the guys at work all the time.  Creepy I know.  But I think, I can do this.  Or at least I should be able to do this!  Hoping Jon will let me help if/when we do the kitchen).
4.      Pay off two credit cards (debt free, debt free!)
5.      Wear less makeup (working on that now, and I kind of love it!)
6.      Get married! (to my best friend and I can’t wait!!)
7.      Take a cooking class (fingers crossed Jon would go with me)
8.      Go to IKEA – and buy something fun!
9.      Hug more (yes, I said hug and more in the same sentence!)
10.   Get another tattoo (whatttt, yeah, so I have thought about it a time or two)
11.   Do more yoga (oh my gosh it feels so good!)
12.   Cook a turkey (yep, never have, don’t even know where to start)
13.   Take a wine class (like so I know what I am talking about and not just drinking the cheap $5 wine from the gas station.  I mean, it is good though!)
14.   Less phone time (unplug Cassie!)
15.   Say yes more (whew, I can do this)
16.   Send more birthday cards (or just snail mail in general) Because it’s fun!
17.   Get out of my comfort zone more (sometimes those are the best moments)
18.   Don’t buy a single article of clothing for an entire month (or two or three)
19.   Read more (yes like magazines and the newspaper)
20.   Volunteer in both kids classes more
21.   Continue not drinking soda (soda free since January 1st)
22.   Save more for S&H (a little goes a long way, but they will be 16 and needing a car before I know it!)
23.   Curl my hair more (ha – yes, Kim would be SO proud!)
24.   Go on an all girls trip (bachelorette party out of town?!?)
25.   Pay with cash more (Cash is King, right Dave Ramsey)
26.   Make money from my blog (I wana be Helene so bad!)
27.   Call people more (Facetime, call, whatever).
28.   Be on time! (Everyone’s time is important.  Being late is rude.  I need to keep reminding myself of this).
29.   Get better at relaxing.  (This is probably Jon’s favorite one!)
30.   Be an all around better person (because it’s good for everyone.)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

So What! Wednesday

i haven't done one of these in forever.
and they are all over blogger today.
so i totally want to join in.

so what.... 
if everything i have bought so far for christmas has had a promo code.
i should totally save all of my receipts and see what i end up saving.

so what...
if i don't want to buy my kids a ton of "stuff" this year.
ugh - i am really thinking hard as to things they will really enjoy and not just fill up space.

so what...
if we have like three things crossed off our wedding to do list.
this morning we were like after the holidays we are on this.

so what...
if i am considering save the date/holiday cards.
tell me, is that cheap?  dumb?
i mean let's talk about the amount of money i will save in postage!

so what...
if i am holding out on getting anything at starbucks until my birthday because i get a free one.
ha - seriously my mouth is watering just typing the word starbucks.

so what...
if i am just starting to use the cartwheel app.
ha - i know that's SO last year.
but hey.

so what...
if i am hoping to find a good deal on my cartwheel app so i can buy this tunic.

so what...
if i think it's adorable that my daughter tells me there's a boy in her class she "can't get off her brain!"  of course it's WAY to early for any of that stuff and i am not pushing it by any means.
it just caught me off guard when she was talking to me the other day and said those exact words.
too cute!

so what...
if i sent my kid to the sitters this week wearing shorts.
this weather has been crazy.

so what...
if i haven't turned my furnace on yet. 
see above.  lol.

so what...
if i think girls being mean to each other is just not nice.
if you don't want to be someone's friend just tell them.
there was a serious bullying instance that happened at our local school this week and it really upsets me.  i will never understand it.
and a close friend of mine is going through something very similar.
and i just don't understand it.
be nice to people.
be honest to people.
you just never know.