Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Not so wordless Wednesday

I do apologize for the ever changing blog layout. My old layout's creator changed the file and now it looks confusing and horrid. I have put something simple up so it at least makes sense and looks a little less hectic. It will be pretty and more owly soon I promise!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gratitude Sunday... being posted on a Monday

A little late as always but I am happy with better late than never. Here are some of our little moments to be grateful for this week.

I walked a mile and actually jogged 1/12 of a mile. Not a lot for most but big accomplishment for out of shape me

Koda finally finished her civics class and passed her constitution test.... with an 88%!

We are ordering Koda's cap, gown and diploma finally as she had to pass her test before I would do it.

Koda finally got her drivers license.


her first tattoo.

Some beautiful weather.

Good week all around.  

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A revelation....

After having some difficult interactions at work, church and some homeschool groups I have finally made a revelation....

 The actions and opinions of one person or a small group of people does not accurately represent the actions or opinions of an entire group or organization. 

Let that sink in.....

So the one judgmental mom complaining to my husband about feeding our kids McDonalds at Co-op is not how the entire Coop feels? Sometimes our Co-op chairs like a Big Mac too?! 

So the small group leader who states I should breastfeed without a cover as it is too tempting for the men within the group may not be how the entire church feels about breastfeeding?

So the one manager at work doesn't seem to appreciate the little people however our team leader may adore my work and think I'm awesome?

I needed this reminder as there are plenty of people in this world that love my family and want us to succeed.

Why our church reached out and helped us for Christmas without even making us feel like a charity case.

Why co-workers ask about my children and are happy when things are going great.

Why my online crunchy community posts and promotes nurse-ins and works on reducing shame and stigma in breastfeeding.

Although it is very hard to forget the negativity that the few people give to you, a lesson we all need to remember is to look past it and remember the people that love you and cling to them.

***Love and Light***

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bit o' Spring- Grateful Sunday

Finally finished a bit o spring to go on our fireplace. Kool-aid dyed yarn for the flowers and some Patton's blue wool for the chain. I've had it sitting for weeks so glad to be done.

Here is the flower pattern in case anyone else would love to make it too!

Other things I'm grateful for:

Nanner's having learned and respected our rules for dressing and remembering to apply them at all times, even when its her dance costume.

Finding a breast milk donor for Giddy so that although I am not producing as much as I use to that he can still get breast milk.

Koda finally turning 18 and getting the ambition to take her driver's test soon. *crossing fingers*

Ryguy finally talking more.

Randy is able to go riding a few times with his cousin and enjoying having a motorcycle buddy again.

What are you grateful for?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy.
It depends upon the way we occupy that place.
St. Therese de Lisieux

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter Monday?

So... I'm a bit late on the holiday posting but I'm ok with saying happy Easter Monday!

I have had the last week off due to some medical issues. Between some extreme fatigue and pain I have lived more in bed and at the doctor's office than I had my entire 3 pregnancies combined. This has really put me back unfortunately and discouraged me as I feel I am at a disservice to my family at the moment. Luckily Randy has stepped up and been great and supportive. Koda has upped her game as well as well as working more hours which I am so grateful for. I was unable to do some of our regular Easter activities like Resurrection rolls and dying eggs. I had to take a step back and pick between keeping calm, sane and pleasant vs doing the activities. Colored eggs don't have to be just for Easter and we can celebrate Jesus' resurrection every day. I had to promise myself it would be ok as it will. It will always be ok as my children care about my attitude for activities more than the activities themselves.
 Here are a few photos from our holiday weekend.

Nanners bunny she drew/copied from her chocolate rabbit. I was quite impressed as she is only 5. 

This was my first ever holiday ham decked out in extra cherries that I made cooking from my barstool in the kitchen.


My 2 boys behaved so well at church last night in the nursery with me even when I was not feeling well. I appreciate every time they try to make my life a little bit easier.