Wash and Lysol All the Things

it’s not always sunshine and butterflies…

This week I have been doing the <hard> side of mom life. E came down with a virus on Sunday night that lingered around 24-36 hours and then I got hit with it like a ton of bricks on Tuesday night. I have washed/lysoled/oiled all the things and all the people. I am praying really hard that B avoids coming down with it, and right now things are looking good, but I don’t feel like we are in the clear yet.

So often on social media ((and let’s be real, in real life)) we put a positive spin on things and want everyone to believe it’s all good, all the time, but it isn’t….

it isn’t always smiles, sweet words, cooking together, hugs, and kisses..sometimes it is cleaning up after a sick kiddo, ((or your self)), chasing down a wild toddler who just wants to go see his FRIENDS next door who then has an EPIC fit when you won’t let him go next door ((even though he’s been sick all day)), rushing home from work, hoping to get a ((healthy)) dinner on the table, wash the clothes, do the dishes, vacuum the floor….there’s just as much hard as there is easy (if not more….) to being a mom. But it’s so good.

I told someone today at work, that even though I really dislike missing work (and my school babies) that when MY baby is sick there is literally NO WHERE else I would rather be.

It’s really best said here in Eccliastes..


I know one day I will SOO miss this season of being a mom, so for now I will soak in all the kisses, and “mom you’re my hero”s because I know, it won’t last long.





Here E is minutes before he decided to SIT in the sink FULL of water…. while I was quickly vacuuming the living room……. he was just supposed to be washing his hands and playing with his hot wheels bus in the sink for a couple minutes….minutes later I had a HARD moment of having to clean water up from ALL OVER my bathroom floor.. But these few minutes before were so sweet and worth every minute of the HARD that followed



here’s to all you moms out there doing the HARD stuff   <3

Pray More and Worry Less

We had MANY family “christmas parties.” As Brent likes to call them 🙂 It seemed that for about two weeks we had something going on every few days. It’s hard to believe that all that has came and went already for 2016. We are so blessed to have so many people to celebrate with at Christmas (and other holidays) and I really enjoyed the time spent with all of them. I feel very refreshed about going back to work ((even though I am not extremely looking forward to it)). Ive had time to recharge my batteries, catch up on editing (for the most part!!), plan for 2017, clean out closets, and get ready to start a new year.

I don’t have photos loaded on here from every family event but here are some highlights of some time at home. I literally had 887 images from all the family get togethers and little impromptu shoots with Elias as well as capturing all the special moments of the holidays. But, I just quickly went through and picked some to share. Maybe a more detailed post will come later but I’m certainly not making any promises.

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I’m honestly not big into resolutions but I feel like I should always be trying to better myself. So, as we begin this New Year I want to try to stay off social media more, be in the moment, and procrastinate less. 🙂

I’m still working on finishing that book UNINVITED. I am working on focusing less on what others are doing and more on pursuing my dreams and focusing that energy on my goals, my family, and even my students. Pray more and worry less is also something I want to try hard to work on.

Happy 2017!