Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

How much control do you have over your life?

I am 100% in control of my life. There might be things that happen in my life that is out of my control, but I get to decide what I do and where I go and when I get there!

Quote of the Day

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~ Charles Dickens

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in HIS presence!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Can we have happiness without sadness?

I don't think we can... We have to climb over the mountains sometimes to see the beauty that lies within. You have to go through a storm to be able to see the rainbow. Life is full of emotions, but I do not think we can be happy without having moments of sadness.

Quote of the Day

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped in each other!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Quote of the Day

Christmas is not so much about opening presents, as opening hearts!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

Children are not a distraction from more important work... they are the MOST important work!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

What were you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

I was thankful for my momma who was able to come be with us for the Thanksgiving holiday's. This woman has been the best momma a girl could ever ask for. When I went to the hospital almost 2 months ago she flew up when I said the words "I need you momma." No questions asked... no let me think about it. She got the tickets and come to be with me. She is an incredible mother and grandmother and I don't know what life would be like without her in my life.

I am thankful that I was able to make Thanksgiving dinner for the first time for my mom. I have only made dinner one other time so this was a blessing to me. (I only hope the food was good... haha)

Quote of the Day

A child has a special way of adding joy to every single day!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Favorite Zoo Animal

I would have to say the tiger. They are just so beautiful and fierce... I can sit and watch them all day long!

Quote of the Day

You are precious in every way, the sunshine in my day, the joy in my SOUL, and the LOVE of my LIFE... - To my daughter!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Quote of the Day

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

While we try to teach our children all about life they teach us what life is all about.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

You are never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
                                                                                                                          ~ Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Favorite Disney Movies:

In order:

The Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King

Quote of the Day

C is for curiosity, their adventurous, enthusiastic curiosity.
H is for happiness, the endless happiness they bring to our lives.
I is for innocence, their endearing, pure innocence.
L is for love, their loyal, unconditional love.
D is for delight, the joyful, delight they bring to our lives.
R is for refreshing, their passionate and refreshing outlook on life.
E is for energy, their vibrant energy and entertaining expressions.
N is for nourish, how they nourish and complete our entire lives.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory bank of our children.
                                                                                                          ~ Charles R. Swindoll

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

Today you are YOU,  that is TRUER than true. There is NO ONE alive who is YOUER than YOU.
                                                                                                                                                ~ Dr. Seuss

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ever been to California?

Why yes... I have.

My husband and I drove from Washington state to Sacramento, California to go to his brother's wedding 2 years ago. It was such a long drive, but it was an amazing time together with my husband. I would do it all over again if I had the chance... long roads ahead of us... listening to old music... talking hours upon hours to each other...

We did have a minor car issue, but thanks to the help of a stranger we were able to get back on the road after a 2 hour delay... The wedding was amazing and we had a blast. We headed back to Washington and decided to spend the night in a hotel in Portland and walk around the mall there before heading home the following day.

I will take road trips with my husband any day! I love being around him and it was a perfect chance for us to just be together...

Quote of the Day

Children are a living message we send to a time we will not see.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Quote of the Day

There are two gifts we should give our children:

  1. One is roots... 
  2. The other is wings... 
It has taken me around 8 years to apply number 2 to my child's life. I had a hard time letting her fly solo but she needs to!