Tuesday, September 16, 2014

living in the car and being thankful

These days we spend more time in my car then we do anywhere else. We have been running the roads from Maci softball practice, to Mauri and Maci cheer practice, Maci softball game, girls cheering at pep-rallys, to cheering at football games, to Maci and Mauri gymnastics, Rhett's flag football sign ups, hair cuts, dentist apt, and orthodontist apt for Maci, its brutal and but I wouldn't take it any other way. I was so exhausted and getting a little aggravated every time I had to stop what I'm doing at home and jump in the car to go somewhere. I just wanted to be at home and be able to finish one thing I started with the house work. I would often call my mom and ask her how did she do it working and never missing anything all us kids were doing. My car has turned into a homework desk, studying station, dinning room table, movie theater, beauty shop, makeup vanity, and plenty more. I can almost promise you that my gas bill for my car is more than my electric bill for our house. I was starting to let it effect my life and who I came in contact with my mood because all I want to do is be at home and get my home in order. I starting to get to my breaking point...
Then I saw on IG the link to Ian & Larissa Murphy you tube story that has changed my life forever. Take a look:

I then immediately with tears rolling down my face went and ordered their book. I went through their book in a day I couldn't put it down nor could I take away a conviction in my heart. That's when I said to myself I've got it all wrong and I knew Jesus was using this as a tool to convict me and help me change my ways. I have lost my best friend so I know how precious life is but it still didn't change me like this.
As a mom we often loose sight of the joy and how precious just having healthy kids can be. I had to take a long hard look into my life as see the things that I was starting to resent and irritate me and let to just see how I am taking all these things for granted. I know I should see this already and there are a million other stories out there but this one touched me in a way that I am starting to see the world differently. My marriage, kids, family, friendships, and my life needed a make over. In the book how she talked about before the accident when she was asked what she loved most about Ian was now changed and reading that part in the book made my appreciation and thankfulness for my husband change. Where I never thanked Jesus for his health or walking up to me and wrapping his arms around me, driving me and the kids to where ever it was normally thanking him for a man who loves us the way he does and his huge heart, his driven personality, and cute butt, you see where I'm going with this. Strangers I would never say hi or ask how are you doing because I thought I don't know you so its not like I care. Which is cruel, I should care I should take the time out to say hi, smile, and even small talk. We all have a story to tell. I've been in such a hurry and rush I have been missing out on enjoying life. All this time I am checked out and moody because I had to stop doing laundry to take the kids somewhere I could be thanking him for my ability to be able to drive, to take care of my kids, to pack their bags, wash their uniforms and hang them to dry because they cant be dried, listening to them gripe to each other because they are tired or in a funky mood, them spilling tea all over the floor after I just mopped due to them doing it all by their self, every time I mop I know someone is going to spill something now I smile because they are able to pour that drink, open that yogurt, cut that popsicle, squirt that chocolate for their milk, or walking on a sticky floor because instead of getting a wet rag they used a dry paper towel. I think one of my biggest complaints regarding my husband was parking his muddy truck on our concrete and then the mud falls off and sticks to the concrete to when I blow off the concrete it wont budge because its stuck. I would have to get a shovel and bust it up then blow it off. To me it was a chore now it is a privilege. Don't get me worn I still have my moments when I'm like ok I'm done but then I go back to Ian and Larissa and I realize how lucky I am. My kids have chores that they do and because I am serve OCD I want them done right I had to examine what is right? My way doesn't make it right, letting them do them their way and instead of having a panic attack I turn my panic into thankfulness. Why am I so obsessed with perfection instead of gratitude? Why cant I enjoy these moments instead of being so mentally checked out to comprehend that walking, driving, getting dressed, chores, yelling at the kids, making meals, grocery shopping, pumping gas, mowing the yard, listening to ramblings of everyday, slow driving people, fixing my coffee and heading to the fridge to only realize that after opening it that we have no milk so now I have to pour out my coffee down the sink and wash what I thought was my morning cup of wake me up. At this point in our life we are the busiest I think we have ever been and its taking a toll on me but now I embrace the craziness.

Friday, September 12, 2014

oh hey Friday

5 Things// Birthday Wish list
It's my month so I'm filling up my wish list
1//  Kendra Scott Rayne Turquoise necklace
I love all things Kendra Scott but this teal necklace just screams my name. I am also loving the hot pink one and the black one too.
Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace in Turquoise
2.  Alex and Ani Bracelets
My Alex and Ani collections can never have enough. I am so obsessed with these bracelets and love how they all come together

alex and ani bracelet..these are going to be my next purchase!!!!!

I am loving these nude shoes and all of the straps just make me love them even more.
Kristen had a brain for fashion I give her that as she is one of my favorite style inspiration but when it comes to her knowledge of beef she lacks it.
 Chinese Laundry Kristin Cavallari - Lark

 4. Heys 3-piece Hardside Spinner Luggage set
How cute is this? I can see many trips of me rolling this and could pick out my luggage from a mile away. Who doesn't love leopard
Leopard print luggage :)

5. Fresh Flowers
because who doesn't love a house filled with fresh flowers

Flower-Arranging Ideas


Sunday, September 7, 2014

a piece of our whirl wind

I have been back working out doing cardio 3 days a week and 5 days a week doing Jamie Eason live fit. Its been rough starting over but I know it will be rewarding. If I could ever get my hips smaller I would be in love I'm not happy about having Kim Kardashian's hips.
I brought my 2 favorite boys in the whole wide world some lunch and a few goodies I put together just for them. With a little sweet note to let them know I love everything about them. I cant believe how Rhett can stay out there 12/15 hour days. He just loves it like his Daddy. 

Following the PVA bus to and from softball games, getting in way past our bedtime on school nights, and playing far away thinking this is my life for the next 12 years. We can honestly say we live more in our Yukon xl than our house. I am thankful for the opportunity we have been given to be able to stay at home with our kids so I am able to make it to all of their activities.
Varsity football games with friends while cheering on our Spartans.

Maci had her first dance.
It was a D.A.R.E dance and the girls had a blast. It wasn't that many boys they were all dove hunting.

Put make up on and got for the first time in about 2 weeks maybe 3.
Making my week and life easier by menu planning and preparing for another hectic week of cheerleading, pep-rally's, football games and softball games then throw in gymnastics.

I cant quit listening to the jam.
My Boo sent me a text message that read you are my only girl and this has been playing on the beats pill ever since. I even tried to workout with it.


Monday, September 1, 2014

September 1st means...

Numbre ONE and most important:
Its my Birthday month
birthday months photos | KEEP CALM ITS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH - KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON Image ...
21st birthday, there was none. 22nd birthday, really want this cake. Going big this year instead of last bc I was pregnant. Anyone wanna hop on this n get one made for me?!  Birthday is in May ;)
Number 2:
It may be 80 degrees outside, but pumpkin spice everything is out and I can wear autumn colors, so Fall-la-la-la-la... FALLelujah!
In September hell I'm not even going to lie in August I break out all of my Pumpkin and Fall candles
 Pumpkin Cupcake Candle + mini pumpkins = <3   Photo by #FragranceFan Allyse Marie
Now if Starbucks could break out there Pumpkin Spice latte in August September that would be perfect.

Enjoy your Labor Day
A Labor Day Prayer

Monday, August 25, 2014

DietBet Starts today

Skinny Meg  is hosting a DietBet and what a great way to get motivated to loose the weight I've put on, 22 pounds to be exact. The DietBet she is hosting is to loose consists of putting 25.00 in the pot and you have 4 weeks to loose 4% of your body weight. At the end of the 4 weeks all of those that have reached loosing the 4% will split the pot. If not then there goes your money. So this means I am going to have to loose  5.88 pounds so I will make it an even 6 pounds. I am going to try my hardest to loose the 6 pounds and win some coins for my New York trip.

Here is an example of the app to give you an idea of what it looks like 

I am really hood at workout out and keep a consistent workout schedule. It's the eating that is my biggest struggle. If I could ever get that in control I know I could shred the pounds. Since the workout part is easy for me I'm going to take these four weeks and focus on every single thing I put into my mouth. I am going to still workout like I always doing but not really worry about my workouts. Its going to be hard trying to find stuff to eat healthy on the go due to our softball schedule. I think I am going to try bringing a small cooler with some healthy snacks and food choices. I am really good with not drinking my calories so with drinking unsweet tea and water I am good with. I'm such a picky eater that this is going to be the biggest challenge but I sick and tired of not being able to fit into my clothes. So here I go.....let it begin....I'm ready

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