Monthly Archives: January 2018

Silent Sunday Thoughts

At this particular moment all I hear is the ticking of the clock. I look up to check the time only to notice the clock is wrong but I have no plans of changing it. Is this a sign as to how the day is going to pan out? Quiet with a bit of chaos that I won’t care about? Is that different from any other day?

The kids are sleeping in, hopefully dreaming about doing chores and rubbing my feet. Maybe I am the one dreaming. The rain has come yet again to my lovely area. It has so graciously brought with it humidity, frizzy hair and the want to only wear anything stretchy. I am quite ok with it, for now. However if it is persistent I will become a version of Peggy Bundy. Wanting to sit on the couch, watch T.V and eat delicious treats! I hope it doesn’t stay long!

My mind wanders this morning to many different places. I seem to keep coming back to my shaved legs. An odd thought but one that is reoccurring so is deserving of a few words. Maybe I should shave them more. Maybe I should care when it’s 20 degrees outside that my legs are still smooth. Maybe I should just get them waxed or stop shaving altogether. Just thoughts. Odd thoughts.

What do I want to do or be when I grow up? Yes, I have not grown up or decided what it is I really want to do. I feel as though I am content with being a mom but since coming to Texas our life has slowed down drastically. No more ranch life and animals to constantly be taking care of and land to tend to. My kids were far more into sports and activities when we lived in California. Plus, they were a fair amount cheaper to join. I am not as busy as I once was. What do I want to do? I keep wondering and throwing ideas at myself but take no action. I have thought- Real Estate, Yoga Instructor Training (if nothing else just to take the course and learn more), pottery classes or swim like Levi. There are a couple of reasons I don’t do them. I am cheap and they cost money and they conflict with the kids schedules of getting home from school. So, what do I want to be when I grow up? I guess I will decide in a few more years when my kids are older and need me less.

When will Delylah want to cut her hair? Not short but more than a half an inch. When will she be able to brush all of it by herself and at least be able to put it in a pony or braid it on her own? How long will this commitment last? If she can be this committed to hair she can be committed to anything she puts her mind to which is a wonderful attribute to have. When I start to think of it that way, I don’t mind taking care of her beautiful, golden locks.

This year marks 15 years that Travis and I have been together, 9 years married. Growing up I never thought about being with anyone accept my best friend for the rest of my life. Certainly never a dude. Now, I can’t imagine my life without him. Without our kids. The crazy unexpected things that happen with his job or me getting weird sicknesses. It is a wonder how you just pick a person and that’s it. That’s your person.

All through the house the silence is running rapid. Still. I swear I heard a child wake, go to the bathroom, cough and slam a door but then nothing. The sounds of sweet nothing are running through my house this morning. It won’t last forever so I must enjoy it while I can. My thoughts are spilling over and my coffee cup is empty.

Don’t forget to enjoy the silence.

Happy Sunday My Friends


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I’ve Been Busy, But I’m Back Now!

It has been so long since my last post! I think almost a full 2 weeks! With family coming into town, hosting a Christmas Party and the kids having a few extra days off of school due to the weather, it was nice to just relax and spend time with everyone. Today I am back it.

During the past 2 weeks a lot has happened. We hosted a family Christmas Party, which was a success! We had family come in from a few different states and created new memories together that will last a life time!

Delylah turned 8 on Wednesday! I have no idea where the time has gone. Lucky for us, the weather was crazy here in Texas and the state was shut down. We had freezing temperatures and some snow so the kids had 2 extra days out of school. She got to be home for her birthday so we had a relaxing day of movies, her favorite dinner (bean and cheese burritos) and lots of love!

As much as I loved having all of my family here visiting and making memories, I am glad they are all gone. That’s right. I love you guys, but you are all so messy! I have finally spent the last 2 days cleaning up. Bathrooms, floors, bedding, my garage. Christmas is finally being removed from my house. The only thing I have left to dismantle is the tree and that will be done as soon as I finish writing this. I would have loved for it to be warm while my family was here so we could have been outside more. Good ol’ Texas weather. Super Bi-Polar!

I am so glad it’s Friday though. As if I didn’t have a relaxing few days while the kids had time off of school, I was still entertaining family. It’s different when it’s just us.

Today will be a Friday Family Fun Day. I am debating the drive in or just regular movies. Maybe a friendly competition of Mario Kart…..where I cheat so I can win. Levi is just too good at that game.

It is so nice to be getting back to routine, once again. It has been a busy couple of weeks with no really routine except for the few days my kids did have school. They need their routine just as much as I do!

Happy Friday My Friends


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Back To School, Back To Me

Today is my kids first day back to school after being home for 2-3 weeks. I was surprised at how amazing the morning went.
We had weeks of late nights and late mornings. Today was a 5 am wake up with nothing but smiles and good attitudes. I must be doing something right. And I am knocking on wood that this is not going to be short lived! Luckily, this week and next week are only 4 day school weeks with family here and Delylah’s Birthday. This coming weekend we are having a family Christmas Party with family coming into town. My dad is still here visiting and will be here for a while longer. Maybe that has something to do with the good attitudes. That and the copious amounts of candy he is giving them.
Not only is it back to school but it is back to swim for Levi. There was swim over the break but we didn’t attend like we should have. Instead we utilized the break like vacation and spent our time together. Maybe that’s why I have been blessed with this amazing morning of awesome attitudes! But swim will be good for Levi. Getting back into our normal routine will be good for all of us!
The weather is still quite brisk here and I don’t mind at all. My hair doesn’t turn into a fluff ball the second I step outside and I’m all for that! Plus, it feels like movie day every day.
The kids back in school, Levi back in swim, family coming into town for the weekend and Delylah’s birthday next week. I guess everyone will get back to their normal routine but me. I’ve got some things to accomplish before people start arriving. Like, maybe making sure they have clean sheets…..maybe. And making invites for Delylahs birthday party.
Today I am going back to yoga. I am leaving my dad to fend for himself for a few hours while I take care of me. If I can’t take care of myself, I can’t take care of anyone else.
Happy Tuesday My Friends


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The First Thankful Thursday In 2018

2017 seemed to go by in the blink of an eye. Here I sit in 2018, with my kids still on Christmas break. With a temperature of 22° in Texas, a place I never really saw myself living. No ranch life. No home schooling. No dirt roads. All replaced with in door public schools with graduating classes reaching upwards of 1000 kids. Swim teams. Soccer teams.  Traffic lights. Yoga. Bee Keeping. A different kind of life. A kind of life that if you’re not used to, seems foreign. A life that no matter what has happened or will happen, I am thankful for. Thankful for everything that has happened along that way that continues to help mold me and my family into who we are meant to me.

I am thankful for remorse. No matter what kind of wrong doing my kids do or I do, we all feel remorse. I think remorse is a good quality to have. It keeps you from continuously doing what made you feel that remorse. It means you have compassion.

I am thankful for all the people who have shown their true colors along this journey called my life. Every bit of it. Not all of life is easy. Not all of it is hard and not every person we call a “friend” is truly that. The ones that have stuck by me through the bull shit and drama. The move and less communication. Me changing because that is what happened after moving, we changed. And the ones that talked their version of shit. They helped me weed out who didn’t belong. The good, the bad and the ugly. I’m thankful for all of them. They have all helped me in some way.

My dad is here to visit. I am so thankful he is here. We are able to have him here for Delylah’s birthday yet again! He was here last year for her birthday too. I plan on getting my surgery done while he is here and hopefully taking some small 3-4 hour road trips to see some parts of Texas that we have been wanting to see. The Alamo, Enchanted Rock, Davey Crockett Museum and some parts of Austin. I doubt we will fit all of that in but it will be nice to at least go see one thing with him!

I am thankful for the dog groomer. We got Jack almost 3 years ago now and when we got him he was a mess. His hair was long and his eyes were weepy. I was grooming him myself and doing a terrible job. I started getting him groomed in California before we moved. Since moving to Texas I found this amazing groomer who has a plethora of information and informed us that Jacks eyes were weepy because he was allergic to grains. Once we switched his food, his eyes stopped weeping. She takes such good care of Jack and is always giving us new information to help us with him. Plus, Jack is always getting into some smelly stuff! He is one stinky Shorkie! I’m so thankful he has his very own groomer!

Goldfish. The snack that smiles back! Yes, this is a weird thing to be thankful for. But my kids are snackers. The Goldfish company was smart. They made a giant box for 7$ that lasts for a while and are whole grain. My kids are always snacking on something but Goldfish are always a hit. Not just with my kids but when their friends come over too!

I am Thankful Delylah is not sick at this moment!

Travis. I am thankful for Travis most of all. He misses holidays, birthdays, kids sports games and activities, trips, gatherings, surgeries, doctors appointments. He misses everything so he can provide for us, support us and give us the best life he can. He does it all without a thought. Without a doubt in his mind that we would be ok. He does everything he does to take care of us as a family. If it wasn’t for Travis, we wouldn’t have this family. It’s not about things or money. It’s about being together. Travis’ transfer for work has brought our family closer together than ever before. Travis has brought our family together. I will always be forever grateful and thankful I have him in my life!

What are you Thankful for at the beginning of 2018?


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