Wordless Wednesday Motherhood Edition!

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My heart can't take too much of this growing up stuff!

My heart can’t take too much of this growing up stuff!

She can't get enough books!

She can’t get enough books!

A birthstone for each girl and crown because you should never leave home without it!

A birthstone for each girl and crown because you should never leave home without it!



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Everything IS awesome!

I can’t find them. They aren’t in the living room, they aren’t dancing around me screaming, wait what’s that?? Is that laughter? Is that the sound of a 10 year old, a 7 year old and a 3 year old laughing?? TOGETHER?!?!?! I slowly creep up to Danielle’s bedroom and I hear talk about friends at school and dare I say it boys. My girls getting along and working together… what sorcery is this?

It’s the power of Legos!

These magic little building blocks of sisterly love!

These magic little building blocks of sisterly love!

I’ve always wanted to be a lego family. You know the ones…where the parent walks around in fear of stepping on one, the family that builds together, and gets excited about going to the store for a new set.

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As I’m sitting there building an ice castle for my littlest princess I turn to the hubster and tell him how excited I would be to be able to build the Harry Potter world. To create my own Harry Potter world all glued together and set up so I could pretend to live in it would just be awesome. He turned to me and said “did you even watch the Lego Movie?” LOL!

We are a family obsessed with Legos and can’t wait to pick up more! This summer out plan is to build a lego table! If I’m going to have land mines in the house I’m going to organize them.



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Why are you not here?!?!

That’s the question I asked the hubster as I stuffed the most awesomely delicious boudin ball in my mouth Saturday morning!

I was at a hole in the wall Cajun Kitchen in Lake Charles, LA taking in the culture and I wanted to share it with him so bad!

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The home of Boudin Balls!

The home of Boudin Balls!

His answer?? “Because I have a penis” and he was right! It was girls weekend! I traveled across that really really tall bridge to spend some time with some girlfriends and to celebrate spring break 2015!

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We ate fantastic things!

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We tried our luck at the games!Did you know that you can’t bring a bag of pennies to play the penny slots?? Well I didn’t and I sure got some funny looks when I told people that was my plan.

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We took in some local sights.

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I took selfies! That rarely happens!

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It was a fun time with girls that I work with every day, but have never really hung out with. So we spent the time getting to know each other, talking about work and kids, and just enjoying ourselves. It’s been a long time since I laughed that much for no apparent reason!

I hope all of you are having an awesome spring break! I’m thankful that the sun is out this week, even though we don’t have anything planned!



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As if Daylights Savings time wasn’t a big enough reason to hate Time…here are 3 more!

1. Jillian brought home school pictures this week.

3 years old?

3 years old?

This is my 3 year old? Yep no baby in that face! She looks all grown up and full of attitude!

2. Danielle just turned 7 and we had a wonderful party, I have to remind myself that she’s really a 1st grader even though she’s in 2nd grade. She reads on an advanced 3rd grader level and she just got accepted into GT!! We are so very proud of her!!

3. For 6 years I have been sending home letters to 5th graders about Jr. High schedules, meetings and classes. This week one came home to me!!

Class of 2022

Class of 2022

Really class of 2022! Time for your 5th grader to be a 6th grader?? Nope!! Not at all! Can I refuse this? The silver lining is that she has decided (on her own I might add) to sign up for band! I’ve always wanted to be a band mom!

Time and emotions are running crazy around here! It won’t stop raining and we are hours away from spring break! I hope you are all having an awesome week interwebz!



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Wordless Wednesday- She’ll be 7 years old tomorrow Edition!

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Mommy, I have to give my heart to Jesus

It’s Thursday! That means rush out of school as quickly as I can, pick up all the kids, feed them and get to the church by 5:30. We run the sound board at church and thursday’s we practice.

As a person growing up Catholic where the only obligation I ever had to church was Sunday morning, I have a very unusual relationship with the Methodist Church my family goes to now. We are there 3 days a week because we are so involved so sometimes I walk through those doors and I feel like I’m home and other times I walk through those doors and I think about all the things at home that need my attention, but I return every week because even tough the dishes need washing and the laundry needs folding I love being involved at the church.

So back to today….

Practice has run late because our music man added a new song and lots of members of our band were missing…so when we were done at 7:15 I went to the nursery to pick up the kids. As usual they had done a little craft and with Valentine’s having just passed they colored hearts. Jillian comes through the door saying “Mommy I have to give my heart to Jesus”.

Being the smart little girl that Danielle is she says “How are you going to do that, he’s dead?” Jillian explains that she is going to go up there and give it to Him and then go home. I wasn’t exactly sure what she was planning on doing with her hearts but I took her into the sanctuary when I saw the Praise team was praying and we joined in the circle. She smiled at me the whole time her daddy was praying out loud and kept her little bitty hands next to those hearts. She had a plan and she wasn’t going to let anyone stop her!

The prayers end and everyone turns to leave when Jillian sees the wooden cross on the Alter and makes a bee line for it.

The mom in me kicks in because it’s her bed time and we haven’t even had bathes and tomorrow’s picture day and we still have to drive home and …. and …. and…

Jillian stops me, stomps her foot in that red headed three year old way and says “Mommy I’m not leaving until I give my heart to Jesus!” In that moment dishes, laundry, bed times don’t matter any more. I realize that this girl is serious and I need to not let this moment pass. So I ask her if it would be ok for her to put her hearts up there by the cross I take a picture and then she gives them away. I’m thinking our Pastor and Children’s Minister would love them. She agrees!

As she smiling the proudest smile, I’m crying the happiest tears. I’m thankful for the reminder from a little girl about what is most important.

Jillian gave her heart to Jesus tonight!

Jillian gave her heart to Jesus tonight!



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I am here now

You know that friend that you think about often and wonder how they are doing but they aren’t on facebook so you have to make the time to call them?? Well that’s you guys. At first it was “well nothing exciting happened today” and then it was “well it’s been so long what do I say” and now it’s “will they even remember me”.

So in hopes that you remember me and still care about my corner of the world here’s the phone call I owed you a month ago.

I was here. At the front of the room teaching that long line of people. Standing up there while they listened to what I had to say about teaching with technology in my classroom. It was both terrifying and exciting at the same time. I’ve been bitten by the bug and have already submitted proposals for other conferences to teach at. This was a giant leap out of my comfort zone and into the what I want to be when I grow up place. I’m excited for the future!

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I was here in the same room with a great science teacher. Listening to him speak about the importance of nurturing the joy of discovery in students and getting my science safety goggles signed for my students. It was a very surreal moment.

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Bill Nye the Science Guy

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I was here celebrating medals won for the love of music and selfie drawings holding up blue ribbons. On Monday I will be celebrating again with the school board.

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I was here playing and celebrating and enjoying life with these sweet smiles!

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I was here ringing in the new year in a new way, making amazing and funny memories with my girls.

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I have missed you my dear sweet friend, hopefully we won’t loose touch again.



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Living in the Twilight Zone

It’s Day 10-

It was after a party that included fireworks when I woke up here but I’m not sure where “here” is. I can tell you that there are no piles of laundry and all the clothes are tucked neatly away in the drawers like they should be. The kitchen is spotless and the living room is able to be lived in.

There are kids here. The oldest is easily embarrassed, the middle one always knows where her shoes are and the youngest can dress herself at only 3 years old. All 3 of them call me mom.

They sure are cute!

They sure are cute!

If you were planning on sending help…please don’t!! I’m not sure who these aliens are who have kidnapped me but they are friendly and treating me well.

So far it has been a great 10 days!



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