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Family Day

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We skipped church this morning in favor of having a chill morning/day at home since the last week was so insanely busy…. there wasn’t one day we spent at home all together. Everyone was going in different directions and it was grating on the boys. Plus, yesterday was crazy with getting the new dog and a birthday party and so on…. SO, family day.

Jake wanted everyone to head into town and go to Ruby Tuesday’s together and then Walmart for a few things, but the boys opted for Awanas instead! YEAH! They went with a friend, while we headed into town and picked them up just as they all got home from Awanas. Perfect!

I’m struggling with my super sensitive self tonight and letting things that have been said or done grate on me more than they should. I hate when I do that.

It snowed a bit today… a couple inches maybe. And I was just thinking yesterday how nice it was to drive around on PAVEMENT again instead of packed snow and ice. haha! Even still, I can’t help but wish for a really good blizzard before the season is over. Don’t stone me, but I think they’re fun! 😉

Alright, off to straighten up from the day. Tomorrow we’re meeting with a few other homeschoolers for a 5 senses project. 😉 Fun stuff!



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Today was a whirlwind!! I literally feel like we were spinning wheels like crazy all day today and I’ve only just now sat down to really think. I am exhausted.

We added a new member to our family today. His name is Remi.

Say hello….

Hmmm…. that didn’t come out very big now did it?? Oh well. I’m too tired to fix it. 😉

We’re very excited (and nervous!) about this new member of our family. Jake has been wanting a hunting dog for MONTHS, and now will actually have to learn how to train a hunting dog. 😉 I’ve been wanting a friend for Peanut (I was thinking more his size but oh well haha), however Peanut isn’t very thrilled with the new friend we picked for him. It’s a love hate relationship. Remi loves to play with Peanut and Peanut hates it. We’re hoping they figure it out. Seriously. We’re nervous because well… it’s another dog, and if you’ve ever owned a dog, you know what getting a new dog is like. A lot of changes and adjustments. A committment. There’s that word again……..

Now I’m off to enjoy the quiet since the boys are all in bed and the dogs are seperated for now. They needed some quiet time too. ha!


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*knock*knock* Housekeeping here…. come to dust off the ole blog……. it’s been awhile!

Okay, short and sweet is my plan here.

Looking at the last two years of my blog, it’s clear I’ve not been stellar at keeping it going on a regular basis. I hate that. It annoys me. I’ve been thinking a lot about it and wondering what to do about it. In some ways I feel like I should shut it down…. but then in other ways, I love what is has meant in my life and the friendships it has brought into my life that have crossed the screen and now live in my heart in very real ways. So, it stays. And will stay. And I want to try and take better care of it…..

Which leads me to my word for this year…..


*sigh* Why oh why did God pick that dang word for me…. I’ll never know. But He did.

I started out picking small daily committments… like, folding all the laundry, doing the dishes, taking a shower. 😉  In February I’m picking a committment for the month. Yoga. Twice a week. Oy vey.

Another committment I’m mulling over is this blog. One post a day. Even if it’s small. No matter what. Even if it’s “I’ve got nothin… it’s a crappy day.” Even if it’s that.

Committing to one post a day. For my year of committment.

I wonder where this will lead……