Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Dear cold/allergies/sinus infection,
You have invaded our home for the last two weeks. Some days the migraines you have brought have made us unable to function. Lasting for days and days. It is now time for you to visit others. Please leave. Nuff said....

Signed one tired Mom........

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Some gave all.......

Happy Veterans Day to our millions of military personal. Past and present. The sacrifices that you make as well as the family you leave behind, are ones us civilians will never fully comprehend. There are not enough words to thank you. You deserve more than you sometimes receive.

I pray where ever you go today that you are treated like the Hero you deserve to be treated as.

Thank You!

Sunday, November 10, 2013


I think as Moms we forget to take the time out to do something fun just for us. It doesn't have to be anything grand. It could just be enjoying a cup of coffee by yourself or with friends. Or maybe just getting your nails done. A small activity to recharge your batteries. Yesterday I had a rare chance to hang out with some great friends. Our county was sponsoring a tour of local shops in the area to visit. The shops would offer special deals and sometimes games to play. Snacks and beverages completed the tour. While we girls all had a rare opportunity to get out,our locals shops got our business. Win. Win. To me the best part of the tour was checking out new places many of which I have never heard about. We all spent the day laughing and talking about making this an annual event. Although the tour was designed to help local businesses it was us it helped more.

Reconnect. Recharge.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Saturday Sales

Vera Bradley is offering an extra 25% off everything in their sale category until Sunday.

Victoria Secrets is having their 7 undies for 26.00 until Nov 11th.

I haven't seen any other sales for this weekend. I'm kind of bummed.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Flashback Friday

What was your favorite thing about the 80's?
Mine would have to be the movies. Plain and simple. Some of the best movies came out in the 80's. Ok. Maybe just in my mind. But seriously. Star Wars Return of the Jedi. ET. The Goonies. The Adventures in Babysitting. Dirty Dancing. The Outsiders. Many John Hughes's films. A man who defined 80's films from Uncle Buck to The Breakfast Club. I'm honestly not a fan of many movies today between the plots and violence. Blah! Horrible.

So tell me your favorite thing.........

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Throwback Thursday

A little throwback picture from our hunting cabin that was taken a year ago. I realize most people use a lot older pictures for throwback Thursday. One of the many reasons I haven't been blogging is we lost the family hunting cabin in a fire this past winter. It unfortunately burnt completely to the ground. We were not able to save anything. We are extremely grateful that the two people who happened to be at the cabin that fateful weekend made it out alive. Barely. Hubby and the rest of the family have been spending many weekends up in the mountains trying to rebuild it. My children miss the place dearly. Pictures and memories.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday~candy

Trick or treat! Or as I like to call it"sending your children out to beg your neighbors for candy that you can eat when they go to bed." My son's candy stash after Halloween. Anyone have recipes that use Halloween candy? 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

22 years ago.....

22 year ago tonight I was sitting in a hospital room. I was scared and excited about the rest of my life as I looked into my first born daughter's blue eyes. I dreamed of her future and wondered what kind of person she would become. As I sit here looking at my grown up daughter, that night so many years ago,only seems like yesterday. I have watched as she has grown from a quiet reserved girl into a mature well spoken young woman. She has completed collage and now has her dream grown up job. So far. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of watching her in action at her new job. I was in awe of her poise and maturity. People much older than her were asking her for advise on how to do their jobs. I watched her point people in the right direction without batting an eye. Never once did her confidence quiver. It's a great feeling to know the life lessons you taught your children are paying off. I pray that she always has the confidence,poise, and maturity that she has now. That she never looses her ambition and drive. Most of all I pray she doesn't lose her zest for life......

Happy Birthday Cheerleader! May all of your dreams come true......

Monday, November 4, 2013

Nov 4

Sorry not much of a blog post today. Google is acting weird today. Either I can't log in or it logs me out if I leave the page. Very frustrating. Anyone else having problems?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Nov 3~Fall foliage

One of the best things about living in a state with four season changes. The beautiful changing colors of our leaves. My absolutely favorite part of fall. This was taken last weekend on our last camping trip of the season. As you can see the leaves are just starting to change to their vivid colors. We have had high winds the last few days and I'm afraid most of the leaves could be gone by this coming weekend.

What is Autumn like were you live?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Nov 2 Shopping Saturday

I was thinking since Christmas is 52 days away,that I will post sales from online stores as well as brick and mortar stores that I hear about. I truly hate the fact that stores are pushing Christmas earlier and earlier each year. What I hate even more is how rude people get in the stores. Every year I tell myself I will get the shopping done by Dec 1 and just enjoy the holidays. It.Never. Happens. Anyhoo I thought if I do a post on sales at least once a week maybe one of us can find some great deals and finish shopping way before Christmas. We finish our shopping and wrapping early,you know what that means??? More time to enjoy the cookies!!

These are the only sales that I know that are going on this weekend.

Target~has 50% off all Halloween items. The costumes make great dress up clothes for the little ones on your list.

Vera Bradley online~http://www.verabradley.com/category/Sale/Online-Specials/947/pc/785.uts I'm not sure how long this sale is going on. Vera makes great gift  for the girls on your list. I have found the wristlets make excellent gifts for the tween and teenage girls. I often buy them on sale and have them ready to go for exchange gifts for my kids. Slip a gift card in it and it becomes a huge hit.

If you hear of any sales please feel free to leave a comment.

Friday, November 1, 2013

November 1st

It's the day after Halloween and that can only mean one thing. No. It's not let's eat all of the good candy our children collected last night. All though that doesn't sound like a bad idea either. :) Today is the first day of BlogHer's NaBloPoMo. If you are not familiar with it,where have you been? Just kidding. Everyday in the month of November I will blog,post pictures, or chit chat. Or all of the above. I realize I haven't explained where I have been hiding for the last few months. I'm thinking instead of one big wordy several page post that I will just blog bits and pieces through out the month. I have missed blogging as well as reading so many of your blogs. I look forward this month to catch up with all of you. Hope to chat soon.....