joy

As I sit here reading random blogs, as I normally do, I find my mind wandering in thoughts of how grateful I am to be a stay at home mom.  Today I beat myself up and became overwhelmed by how unorganized, and how “behind” I feel with the house cleaning (ya, I didn’t do my assigned tasks for today).  Shoot, I didn’t even make dinner.  But I did take my babe to the doctor for her well baby visit…endured an immunization (1 instead of the scheduled 5) and a blood test (um ya, that was brutal).  And I did lots of other things too…but that does matter.  I got to be with my girl.  The joy is that I have time tomorrow to do the things I didn’t do today. 

I do at home business stuff, with two separate ventures, but it is when I want to…so, mostly I am a stay at home mom.  It has taken time to come to terms with that, time to learn how to say that, and time to become that.  And after five months, I think I’m kind of getting there.  Or at least I am reminding myself of why we have chosen this.  And I LOVE it! 

I’m in love with my life…sure, there are things to change and that need work, but I’m in love with my life at this moment.  I’m so thankful!



New cleaning schedule going into effect today!!!  I’m tired of feeling like I’m behind, so hopefully this will help me.  Plus I love marking things as don’t!  I have a workout schedule that I do the same thing on.  Now….to stick with it, I’m also not very good at that.  But here is to hoping for the best and giving it my best effort.

New cleaning schedule going into effect today!!! I’m tired of feeling like I’m behind, so hopefully this will help me. Plus I love marking things as don’t! I have a workout schedule that I do the same thing on. Now….to stick with it, I’m also not very good at that. But here is to hoping for the best and giving it my best effort.



You know it’s a good workout when your cheeks are sweating!  (Or that it’s hot.)  Feeling accomplished and determined.

You know it’s a good workout when your cheeks are sweating! (Or that it’s hot.) Feeling accomplished and determined.



New goal…find a house where I can put this kitchen into action.  Bonus: I have like 5 years to find it.  

I loved every inch of it…the only things I might change are the backsplash over the stove and the light fixtures.  Everything else is perfect!  Especially the floor!

New goal…find a house where I can put this kitchen into action. Bonus: I have like 5 years to find it.

I loved every inch of it…the only things I might change are the backsplash over the stove and the light fixtures. Everything else is perfect! Especially the floor!



Before and After

I can’t wait for the tiny ferns to fill out. We still need to update the access covering and paint the irrigation tubing for the window box. But I like the update…a lot! It was only nearly 6 years in the making. I am happy knowing that the neighbor doesn’t come home to a yucky side yard (the pic is taken from their driveway).



These two are going to be best friends!  Monkey already thinks so…we are still working to convince Mya.

These two are going to be best friends! Monkey already thinks so…we are still working to convince Mya.



Ya, she wasn’t really into her first taste of cake! She was into it for a couple minutes, then she just wanted it away…as seen here. I’m sure she’ll be begging for it soon! Ha!



my girl

A year ago today was my girl’s due date. And today I find myself so thankful to have an extra couple of weeks to prepare for her first birthday!

Everyone tells you that it flies by, but it really really does!! I can’t even believe it! I was massive at this time one year ago! Not a contraction to be felt. And the next couple of weeks were the most emotional, spiritual, and crazy weeks of my life.

Maybe I’ll actually finish writing her birth story to share it on her first birthday!



In our home we have:
A stacker!
An injured person trying to become a runner.

In our home we have:
A stacker!
An injured person trying to become a runner.



I guess this is what she thinks of her bananas…can’t really stop her while I’m pumping.  Oh well.

I guess this is what she thinks of her bananas…can’t really stop her while I’m pumping. Oh well.