Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I feel like it's been forever since I last posted anything. Oh wait, it has been forever!

Honestly, I'm debating whether or not to keep blogging. I wanted to start my blog and use it as an outlet. To express what I'm feeling, share photos and recipes, and do something that was just for me. Something fun. And blogging is fun. Really fun. When I actually feel like blogging. That's the problem. I feel like it's starting to become a chore and I don't want that. I love reading other posts but I struggle to find the time to comment enough, get myself out there more, and sit at my computer long enough to generate a post of my own. I'm so busy with work all day and my kids in the evenings that by the time I can sit down and relax all I really want to do is watch something on television and go to bed. Brothers & Sisters on Netflix is my go-to show right clue how I didn't get hooked on it when it first started. It's such a great show!

Anywho, I am not really sure what I'm going to do yet but I might take a hiatus from the blogging world. We shall see.

Regardless of what I do, I will still read my favorite blogs!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day

Happy 4th!!!! Most of us are off work (except for J who has to sleep all day and work tonight), and will be celebrating with food, beverages, and fireworks. I don't know about the rest of you but I really dislike it when a holiday falls in the middle of the week and we don't get the day after off. It should be a law that when this happens that we automatically have the day after off. Don't you agree? At least I can say I threw that thought out there. Not like it would ever actually happen.

I have to drag myself to the store today of all days. I should have gone last night but that didn't happen. So, instead I get to go grocery shopping on the 4th. I mean, it's not like we can go another day without cereal! If we do, my kids won't let me hear the end of it. Let's hope it's not chaos and everyone else has already done their shopping. After the store I plan to take M & L with me to hang with my mom and make some festive goodies for today.

Later this evening we're heading to my sister's to have a BBQ and fireworks!

I hope you all have a fantastic and safe 4th!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Funnies

Happy Sunday! I'm ready to do a little shopping today with my Kohl's gift card today. I see new running shoes in my near future :)

What everyone should really be doing today is linking up for Sunday Funnies with Kara. It's always good to get in a good laugh on Sunday!

Source: via Kim on Pinterest

Source: via Cassidy on Pinterest

Friday, June 29, 2012

29 on the 29th!

Yep, I turned 29 today! Happy Birthday to me! M asked me if it was my "dirty 30" this morning.....thank you Auntie Kara for teaching her that one. Ha.

It will be more like a birthday weekend because we aren't doing much celebrating today due to J's crazy work schedule. But, I did wake up to this on my kitchen table this morning!

Some of my favorite things.......a Kohl's gift card (which I plan to use for new running shoes), Twizzlers (I really prefer Red Vines but this will do), a Bonzai Tree (I am starting to love having plants around), and a really pretty wall hanging that I already hung in my living room. He is soooo sweet! My kids sung Happy Birthday to me while eating breakfast before work. I feel pretty lucky.

It's been a quiet day, especially because I work remotely from home. But tomorrow we plan to venture over to Corvallis for a nice dinner with friends and some ice cream. Then a BBQ at my mom's on sunday with more ice cream (ice cream cake to be exact). Sounds like fun if you ask me!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"When I was 18" - StressCase Guest Post

Hi friends! Happy hump day! I always feel silly when I say that but couldn't help it today.

I hope you're all having a lovely day. I'm sitting at my computer trying to work and wishing I was doing something much more fun. Oh the joys of being an adult! Work is a priority.

I'm guest posting over at StressCase today! The theme was "When I was 18" and I put a little twist on it for fun. Hop on over and check out the post, would ya? And browse around Casey's blog while you're at it. She is fabulous and you'll get hooked reading her posts!

Stress Case


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Funnies

It's Sunday Funday! Do you have anything FUN planned today? Not me. Not a thing. I plan to clean house, walk the dogs, and that's about it. No big plans. But the one thing I was looking forward to this morning is the Sunday Funnies with Kara!

Grab some coffee, have some laughs, and go link-up!

I thought it was appropriate to dedicate this post to Summer...since it's finally here and the weather is cooperating with us more :)

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Meet our new furry friend!

It's Monday "Blah day" folks. No one likes Mondays, myself included. But, I'm really trying to push through the day with a smile on my face.

I hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was pretty mellow, but wonderful at the same time. J and I have been discussing getting another dog and finally took the plunge! I guess you could say it was his Father's Day gift. We didn't want a puppy. I'm not big on really hate training puppies. I loathe potty training them and going through the mess of it all. Instead we wanted to adopt a young dog but one that was already fixed, house trained, and up-to-date on shots. We lucked out and found this pretty girl, Lily! She is a 13 month old, American bulldog and Boxer mix. They actually call these half-breeds Bulloxers! Isn't she adorable? I had a Boxer while growing up and she was the best dog so my hope is that Lily will be too.

So far she seems like a great fit in our home. She is a gentle dog but has lots of energy. We already have a 7 year old golden retriever, Jake. He needed a playmate and she will certainly keep him on his toes. He tends to get lazy! She needs some training but nothing major. Just small things that we need to work on. J and the kiddos are stoked to have another dog around. I hope that she can be my jogging buddy in the near future. :)

We celebrated Father's Day on Saturday night with J's favorites: lasagna and chicken wings (nice combo, right?) and some delish turtle brownies. Sunday morning we joined my mom, step-dad, step-sister and her kiddos for brunch. Gotta love biscuits and gravy, bacon, fruit, strawberry pie, and mimosas!

I definitely indulged way too much this weekend. All that food tasted great but man did I overdo it! Time to cut back and work out extra hard this week.