Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Welcome Home Ansley

Ansley spent the month of June with her Dad in Florida.
We really missed her.
Especially Olivia.
At one point when she went potty on the potty, knowing she would get a reward, she asked, "Now can Ansley come home?"
We greeted her at the airport with a banner and lots of hugs!!
We are glad to have our girl home :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

I saw this recipe on a blog and had to try it! We love smoothies, and this one didn't disappoint!

Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

Seedless watermelon (I filled my blender about half way)
Frozen strawberries (maybe 6?)
I added a couple spoonfuls greek yogury

Blend. And enjoy.

(And it happened to match my nail polish.... He he)

Thursday, July 21, 2011


The past 6 months have been chaotic.
I feel like many things have gone neglected.
My friends.
My house.
Even my family at times.
Obviously the blog (but, let's be honest, when has it ever not been neglected?).
In the past 6 months,
I have planned a wedding.
Played room Mom in Ansley's class.
Tried to still have parties, GNO's, craft nights, BBQ's.
Curtis has had 3 different jobs... in one week.
(Not complaining I know that is a blessing, but it did add to the chaos.)
The last and current job means moving.
We have been house hunting with no hope,
in a difficult rental market.
And then just throw in life.
A 2 year old in the mix of all this!?
Oh, and did I mention that most of this was done as a single parent?
Yeah, there was/is that.
I know that to many this list doesn't seem overwhelming,
and it is just daily life.
For me,
it was hard.
Too hard some days.
I don't like limbo. Not knowing what is going to happen.
The question marks in life.
I want a plan.
I wish I handled stress better.
My husband has been amazing.
Putting up with far too much whining and complaining from me.
And then, I remember to count my blessings.
I sit and I name them, one by one.
And I realize how lucky I am.
How truely blessed.
To have wonderful, supportive family and friends.
A roof over my head.
To be able to stay at home with my children.
The list goes on and on.
I am a lucky girl.
I take a deep breath, say a prayer, and try to have faith and trust in the Lord.
And the peace comes.
The comfort comes.
Yesterday we got THE house.
The house I really knew was ours all along.
It took a leap of faith.
And I feel peace.
I feel the joy of knowing our family will be together.

(Beautiful photography by Amber Holt photography.
Curtis was out of town during the shoot.)