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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wow, time just keeps flying by between blog posts. I still think about this blog all the time, but just haven't been able to keep up with consistent posts. There is so much going on lately and I want to give you a little glimpse at some of it today!

Last time I posted, I shared my goals for 2016 and I wish that I could say that I am rocking each one of my goals. Unfortunately, I can not! But I do have a fun reason why not....

One of the things that has been a struggle in my our life has been our house. I know I have talked about it a few times on this blog about how small of a space we are working with for 4 people and a large dog. How I feel I constantly organize and rearrange just to keep things neat and myself somewhat sane. Since we moved in 10  years ago we have planned to put a second floor on our ranch style home. We have held off on big family vacations and sooo many other things because we are saving for this upstairs. I am sure there are people out there that thought it was never going to happen, myself included. But guess what? At the beginning of March we did it. It is still a work in progress, but the roof came off and there is a second level on our house. I could not be happier, more excited and more stressed than I am right now!! Ha!

Check it out...

Since you know, we could see sky in the downstairs, we had to move out. 3-4 weeks turned into 7 weeks due to the weather deciding to be freezing late March/early April. With an open upstairs and no heat we really couldn't move back in. Which means we were out of routine for 7 weeks. My sleep schedule that was going so well before went off the rails. My eating out of control. We lived with my in laws who have lots of yummy food right out in the open, cookies, snacks, candy etc. and I totally know why I can't buy these things. Exercise, eeehhh. I still went to jazzercise when I could, but was not as consistent about it. But if you call packing and moving exercise I got quite a bit of that!

Now that we are home, I am eating soooo much better. I started tracking on My Fitness Pal again and I am reading the book, Eat What you Love, Love What you Eat. I need to get back into my nightly routine again where I am going to bed by 10PM and I am working on that!

We are settled back in to our downstairs. The upstairs still looks like this...



The goal is to be sleeping up there sometime this summer! I can not wait. I lay awake at night envisioning how I will decorate each room and I can't wait to show you all how it comes out!

What else has been going on? Well I have been working two mornings a week at the preschool that my kiddos went to. I prep and plan art projects, bulletin boards and special activities at home and go in two days to do them with the kids. It is such a rewarding job.  Here is one of my bulletin board creations...


We have been practicing a lot of baseball/softball around here. The kids are always wanting to play catch and go to the field to practice. We have been watching 3 games a week and loving every second! My two cute ball players....


We are in full blown dance mode right now too, as Olivia gets ready for her dance recital! Can't wait to see this beauty do her thing on stage....



I am super nostalgic lately as my babies are growing up so fast. My baby is finishing kindergarten and my little lady is going into her last year of elementary and will be double digits in less than 2 months...What??!! How did this happen? So if you see me around and I am looking at my kids with tears in my eyes, you know why!! Especially watching Olivia play softball this year, just like her mama did. She looks so grown up out there! 

Anyway, enough about that. I am always thinking up ideas that I want to write about, so hopefully you will hear from me more often! I can't wait to show you all continued progress on the house, tell you all about a couple of books that I have read that are changing my life and there are a few other fun things going on that I can't wait to talk about!


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