Happy Birthday

We were happy with two….really happy.  Then when the youngest was about three I started to deeply desire a third.  My husband was not aboard on this idea.  Life was good.  We could get projects done, we were sleeping through the night and we were even taking little getaways….just the two of us.  So as we were still thinking about a third we found out we were pregnant.  We were so excited and then I was so sick.  Sick like …

My Children Are As Yummy As The Berries….

Even though I was still so exhausted from the Country Living Fair, I realized that we had not gone berry picking yet this summer.   Last minute we called another family that we adore and off we all went.  This is our seventh year going and it just makes summer complete!  We picked berries for a few hours (the children ate while they picked), had a picnic lunch (with Wilbur the pig at our feet the whole time) and shopped in the …

A Night With The Girls

For the past three years I have taken my daughter and some friends to dinner, night at a hotel and then school shopping the next day.  It has always been so much fun to spend this time with my sweet girl!  This year the girls wanted to eat at P.F. Changs, go swimming at the hotel pool, do our makeup (they put so much blush on me I looked like I was sunburned), watched the Kit American Girl movie and …

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The Country Living Fair

  Day 1-The Set Up Kasey, Beth and I all arrived at our hotel after midnight.  We stayed up too late (caffeine and talking).  We had an early morning getting to our set up location for the fair.  The weather was clear and hot, but perfect for getting everything unloaded.  We worked all day and right when we had our tent PERFECT we were told that rain was expected that night and the following day.  PANIC…..our tent was water resistant …

Perspective Changes Everything…..

Sometimes it takes something bigger than yourself to gain a new perspective. Like so many bloggers, I have been changed by the accident that Stephanie Nielson and her husband, Christian, were involved in. Her daily writings I have gone back to re-read because her love of her children and husband is so contagious! Like so many others I want to be a better mom and wife because of her sweet example. There is not a day since the accident that …

Would You Like A Little Fun With That Sugar?

We recently went to the rodeo/fair and had a wonderful time.  We met my sister and her famly and my good friend Jamie and her kids.  I had just started cutting out all sugars from my diet and then we go to the fair.   FUNNEL CAKES….does anyone else understand the deep need for these fried pieces of heaven?  It took all my self control but I DID NOT eat one!  Do I hear anyone clapping for me?  I believe my …