Living Life from day to day.

I have been MIA a little while and I want to apologize to all my faithful readers. Know I have been reading your emails and I am still here. Its taken me a few weeks to wrap my head around my new life. Find my way around my new city. Find "my place" in life again. I know that sounds dramatic, but its true.
I have identified a personality flaw in me that makes me go through this funk for like three months after I move. I am not sure why...I do know I feel totally out of sorts for far to long. I feel like I am FINALLY feeling like myself again. Sometimes people go outward to find peace...I find peace on the inside.

Moving onto better things.

Our new home is starting to feel like our home. Caden has stopped asking to "go home". I have to remind him we ARE home. I have found a Private Christian Preschool because he kept asking me "where all his friends were" talk about breaking a mommas heart. I struggled sending him because of the "I want to homeschool" part of me...until a friend of mine said "If you are worried about what other people think about you putting him into school...then you aren't homeschooling for the wrong reasons" true. I did it and haven't looked back. I do see things that are happening that I don't agree with, but not everything can be perfect all the time.

Adam is doing ok. Life at the retail store CRAZY! I could write six blog posts and it would be a boring long post. The short story... I am so thankful that Walmart is a great company to work for. They have been beyond good to our family. I look forward to the journey ahead.

Christmas is right around the corner! Holy Mollie! Where in the world has this year gone? Don't we say that every single year?? I swear if time doesn't slow down I am going to be old and in a nursing home asking someone to pass me my teeth! I looked at Caden the other day and he has grown in two weeks and I need to replace his pants! I just bought them!! I don't know how people with more than one child keeps up with clothes!

There you go. We are still alive. I am still alive.

Stay tuned for posts from preschool. I will post those soon.

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To a Perfectionist From a Perfectionist

If you are here that means you too are a perfectionist. Welcome. As I write this I am listening to my washer and dryer going, listening to the TV my husband left on from lunch and just a few minutes ago put my tired 3 year old to sleep. He was entirely to tired. It was a long day at preschool. Today is one of those days for me that I feel like I am overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by the mountain of laundry that I only do on Mondays. (Is it time to add another day of laundry? Say it isn't so.) Overwhelmed by the house that needs to be cleaned. Floors that need to be scrubbed. Walls that need to be finished painting. (unfinished projects drive me crazy) Dogs that need to be fed. Clothes that need to be ironed for tomorrows day of work. FHE that needs to be planned. Dinner that should be started. A car that needs to be emptied from a trip into town.
What did I choose to do...Blog.
Because after talking to my mom there is 1 thing that matters. Everyone needs to be alive and feelings INTACT at the end of the day...those feelings and life include mine.
Her exact text to me was "If whatever you want to do at home is going to keep people from dying then do it otherwise let it go"
I giggled, but she was spot on.
I fill my days with things that put burdens on myself that take away from having a GOOD day. Thinking that I need to fulfill a certain quota to make it a good day. Feeling productive is a requirement in my brain. When in reality what really matters are the feelings of those around me.
I can finish laundry tomorrow.
Its ok that the pillows on the couch aren't perfect.
The floor being dirty isn't killing anyone.
The dogs do need to be fed.
I can iron later.
We can do FHE tomorrow.
We can have grilled cheese for dinner.
The shoes can stay in the car another day. It wont kill anyone.
As stay at home mothers and wives we need a minute of quiet. We need that outlet that is just ours. A place you can get away and regroup. Whether that "getaway" is a few minutes in the bathtub alone (Not something I can do...but if that is how you relax...then DO IT), a few chapters in a book you really want to read, or a blog you've decided to write that motivates moms....then DO IT. Our families NEED us happy and healthy. You can't be a good mom or a good wife freaking out about laundry. (Mostly I am talking to myself here).
Ask yourself this: Can your emotional plate handle one more thing right now? If not then you are spread entirely to thin and you need to be singing a frozen song right now--"Let it go, Let it go"
For me remembering WHY I wanted to stay at home needed to be a reminder.
I need to just let it happen.

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To the mom who said "I am so afraid of leaving my job to stay at home with my children"

First of all I want to start off by saying: I know what you are going through!! Two years ago I was longing in my heart to be at home with my little. To be that wife that had the dinner ready when my husband got home. (I am a liberated woman! Why can't I take care of my husband?)  To create a safe haven for my family. I WANTED THAT!!!
We lived off every single penny we made at that time. Several times a year we were over drawn. WHY! We were making six figures!! Where in the world did all of our money go!!! Our little miracle baby was babysitter hopping just so my husband and I could keep up with the bills. We were both to tired to clean. Both to tired to keep up with food preparations. We were both to tired to love one another.
We were broke and money had nothing to do with it.
Taking a "gamble" on faith by deciding our son was more important than the money I earned, took my breath away. I was one month away from getting a $20k a year raise!! Something I had wanted for a very long time, but you know what...I wanted my little to have a mommy MORE! That was the turning point for us. What were we willing to "sacrifice" for me to stay at home. It meant loosing almost $50k a year in income. ($70k if you think about the raise) Think about that. I don't care what anyone tells you...or any thought you may have in your mind about money. What you make is what you SPEND! Getting a raise isn't the problem. Its the way you HANDLE your money you have now.
Deciding what was a NEED and what was a WANT was the first thing we did.
1. We wanted me at home.
Anything after that, other than food and shelter, came second.
I am here to tell you it can be done. I am the worlds worse at handling finances. (If I could show you my checkbook...You would agree. I am 32 and I am just now learning to balance a checkbook.) You CAN make anything happen if you want it bad enough. If you and your husband (or significant other) see things the same...there IS a way! There is! You may never drive a new car again. You may never have a new cell phone...or a cell phone for that matter. You may never have cable may not go on another family vacation (outside your backyard) for a really long time! Let me ask you a question? If you were to die today...who would miss you more? Your family or your job? Children aren't a distraction from more important work...THEY ARE the important work.  
I realized that the only thing he desired was my time. Not the new toys. Not the new electronic device. Not the cable undivided attention.
You can do it momma!
Is it HARD? Oh boy was it ever. Were there days I wanted some peace and quiet at my retail job? YES! (Are there still days?? YUP!) Then there are those quiet moments on the floor playing trains and him telling me about memories he has that take my breathe away. No amount of income will ever make up for that.
Do we have "extra" money after all the bills are paid and the fridge is full? We usually have less than a hundred dollars. A year ago we had less than that. Several months in a row we had less than twenty. We made do. We didn't die...and no one knew we struggled. I just had to be more creative on how we managed our money. Its a skill now. We were broke...and my son was happy.
But HE is our reason we struggle.
Its worth it.

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Guest Blogger! Becca Kaian from The Natural Dentist

I am so excited to announce our SECOND guest blogger!!! Her name is Becca Kaian and she is a blogger on the Natural Dentist! I am so excited she asked to be a guest blogger. She has some fantastic ideas and I hope you enjoy reading not only her blog, but will stop by The Natural Dentist and see what else you may learn! I love natural and I am SURE you will too! xoxo

It’s been said that the best accessory anyone could ever wear is their smile. But what if that smile isn’t as bright as you want it to be? What if you’re embarrassed or nervous someone will see the stains and plaque buildup on your teeth? Try these at home remedies for teeth whitening and follow the suggested tips for maintenance and you’re smile will be radiating in no time! Whitening: Achieving whiter teeth is often a large task on everyone’s to-do list, but busy parent’s don’t have time to schedule and attend regular whitening appointments. Try any of these quick and easy at-home remedies for a whiter smile:
  • Baking soda can be used as a whitener in a number of ways. Try combining a table spoon of baking soda with a quarter cup of peroxide, applying the mix to your teeth, letting it sit for one minute before rinsing, and repeating daily for a week. Even simpler, you can put a bit of baking soda on your tooth brush, wet it lightly, and brush normally in the morning. Then at night, rinse your mouth with a cap full of peroxide. Both remedies will help in the whitening process.
  • Make your own whitening tooth paste by mixing a tablespoon of standard toothpaste with one teaspoon of mouth wash, half a teaspoon of baking soda, and a dash of salt. Though very safe, it is important to only brush with this paste every two days, as baking soda will wear down the enamel of your teeth with repeated use.
  • Another whitening mixture to try is half a teaspoon of baking soda with a full teaspoon of lemon juice. Use this to brush the surface of your teeth for one to two minutes, once every two weeks, and your smile will be whiter and brighter in no time.
  • A natural at-home whitening solution is to rub the inside of a banana or orange peel over your teeth at least once a day. Doing so releases the peels’ natural minerals which include potassium, manganese, and magnesium. Those minerals are then absorbed into the teeth, helping them to look brighter and healthier. Similarly, mashing strawberries with a bit of baking soda and smearing the mix on your teeth allows the fruits’ acids to polish and whiten!
Daily Oral Care: Taking care of your mouth should already be part of your routine. Below are some reminders of proper oral hygiene:
  • Thoroughly brushing your teeth at least twice a day will help to prevent plaque buildup, lessen stains, and ultimately maintain a cleaner, healthier mouth. In addition, flossing is important to remove plaque from those hard to reach places.
These at home remedies and general maintenance tips are the simplest ways to ensure a white smile that lasts. Remember, you only get one set of teeth, so take care of them properly! BYLINE: Becca absolutely loves finding natural and healthy remedies! When she’s not cooking or pinning new ideas, you can find Becca at The Natural Dentist, where she handles blogging.

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Guilt Free cookies

The title isn't totally right...HOWEVER, when I make them I don't care what is in them. To me they really are guilt free. This is the only food I think my husband and I fight over. They are soooooooo yummy.
Yes I took this with my iPhone and yes those are my pajamas you see. Don't judge me!

I know you only see three...If I told you how many we (I really me I) ate you would make a fat joke. I wont even tell you.

When I find a recipe I like or my family likes I save it in my recipe book. I am NOT smart enough to make things up on my own and then remember them. I am a dumper of spices. I couldn't tell you a recipe if I make something yummy...AND it may never happen again the same. goes.

Oh so delicious, chewy chocolate cookies.
(did I mention they are delicious?)

You'll need a good 10 minutes to put these together and another 10 minutes to cook them. Whether you cook the entire batch is up to you.

Preheat oven 325

Bowl 1.

2 and 1/4th cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 and 1/2 tsp cornstarch (trust me you need it)
1/2 tsp salt

Bowl 2.

3/4 cup melted butter (please don't use margarine)
3/4 cup light brown sugar, loosely packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg + 1 egg yoke
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips (or more. more is better)

After butters and sugars are creamed together add the flour mixture.

Take a tablespoon (you know those big fat tablespoons you never use...that one) and dump the dough on a greased cookie sheet. (don't roll them. Don't squish them down. Eat the cookie dough if you want...but cookies don't like to be played with folks! They just want to be dumped on the cookie sheet, baked and eaten with milk)

This is going to go beyond everything you were ever taught about cookies are you ready...cook these for TEN MINUTES! Not one second longer. I am serious. They will look like they aren't done. TRUST ME THEY ARE! Then before they are cooled down you want to take a fork and eat them as FAST as you possibly can. The moment someone else finds out about these

Let me know what you think.

Side note: I will not be responsible for extra weight one might gain from eating these cookies. sorry.

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Why Herbs?

The dream team for the "Cough and Sore Throat be gone". Some time soon I will explain how these bad boys work.
That is a really good question. I know a lot of people are asking the same thing. Using herbs when we are sick is like giving the little soldiers, who are fighting those germs in our bodies, extra weapons to fight with. Depending on how big the battle is depends on how long our fight is and how many doses of the herbs we need to take.  
Hear me out.
MOST prescription drugs have crazy side effects. Have you read them? Yikes. If I have a woman reading this I know if you have taken an antibiotic (which means antilife) chances are you have gotten a yeast infection. Am I right? If I bring an antibiotic into this house I swear my body revolts and I get a yeast infection before I even take it. I am serious. If I was ever prescribed antibiotics I ALWAYS had him write me a yeast infection script. Might as well. Chances are its going to happen. The reason I bring this up is because Herbs don't KILL anything. They are helpers in the fight. (As a general rule. They are antibacterial, but not in a sense we are used to seeing.) I have yet to take an herb that has given me a crazy miserable yeast infection.
Is there a place for antibiotics? YES.
When our immune systems have gotten so weak that we can't get better we do need a little bit of help. However not allowing our bodies to fight infection itself is part of the reason society stays sick. We need to get sick every once in a while so that our bodies build immunities to germs. Think of it as a video game. (I know everyone has played one or two in your lifetime.) What happens when you first start a level you've never seen or done before? You die fast right? Well we don't "die" when we get a virus or a germ, but we do get sick. Depending on how weak our immune system is really depends on how long we stay sick. I am NOT suggesting you stay sick for weeks or months. Not saying that at all. I am saying give your body enough time to win a battle.
Fevers aren't necessarily BAD things.
We have been programed to fear the fever. I know I have. The very first Dr appointment we went to with our son were told to watch out for fevers. If he has one bring him in. If you want to get into the Dr fast with a newborn tell them you have a fever and they will see the baby right away. We have been programed to think.. Fever...Bad. Am I right?? When we need to be treating the symptoms and not the fever.
The fever is the result of something. NOT the problem. If you fail a test at school is it the tests fault? No....Its because you didn't study. If you don't have enough money to pay the bills is it the moneys fault? No its because you either spent it all or need to earn more.
Are  you following me?
Fevers are a sign that your bodies immune system is working! To kill germs our bodies HEAT UP! That is an AWESOME sign! That means our bodies are doing EXACTLY as it is suppose to do.
Side Note: Prolonged High fevers are dangerous.
Obviously you need to watch the temp. Most children when they have a low grade fever are still active. I know mine is. Treating the patient seems to be out of the question. We treat the Fever and then well...we have even sicker babies because we keep putting the soldiers who are fighting the germs to sleep.
Ok I am off my soap box.
 Do herbs take longer to work? Yes. Why?
Well really this depends on how weak (or sluggish) your immune system is. Have you relied most of your life on OTC drugs and prescription drugs? Then chances are your body has forgotten how to fight. It may take a little longer. Herbs aren't a crutch. Its like adding more weapons to your soldiers already fighting the battle in your body. Does that make sense? When we give our bodies herbs to fight it does take longer because our bodies are doing the work. We aren't sending "hired" help...We ARE the help! Be patient with yourself and your bodies. We need to take care of them. It starts with the food we eat.

How come the herbs I am taking aren't working?

That's a great question. Couple of things you need to remember. 1. You need to take less and more frequently. Modern Medicine is the exactly opposite. Lets bombard your bodies and then we will go from there. Herbs are the exact opposite. A little at a time but in a few hours or even an hour later you take more. Sometimes you take the herbs every 20 minutes. 2. What works for me may or may not work for you. What works for my 3 year old son may or may not work for me. I think a lot of the time people get frustrated and give up.
There are some germs you probably need help one recently in the news...the Ebola...
But seriously...the common flu or cold? Come on folks...start taking care of your bodies and your bodies will take care of you.

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Becoming an "Herbie"

In my adult years I remember my grandmother trying to heal herself with herbs. Honestly, I thought she was crazy. Lets be honest. I know half (or most) probably thought she was crazy. Now that I am older and have my own son, I think there is something to these herbs.
It started with my Elderberry syrup. 
Then it got out of control from there.
There is something rewarding about making your own healing concoctions that have come from the ground. (No I am not a hippie and yes I DO shave my arm pits.) Taking control of my own healthcare in every sense of the word. Making this side note: Because I feel COMFORTABLE knowing where my limits are. I am not saying I will NEVER take my family to the dr. I had to about a month ago because I thought my son needed stitches...sorry I am not breaking out the needle and thread and sewing my boy up...aint happenin. Let me add this other side note. These aren't my own concoctions. I am not a Certified Herbalist. Yet. (maybe someday soon) I spend probably hundreds of hours researching someone or something before I put it into my body and most definitely before it goes into my sons body. Just like prescription drugs herbs act and react to each other.  These plants can be used for so much. I love talking about herbs and researching a new remedy. It is so exciting.
My son and I recently caught a bug. I should have known it was coming because we finally got into our home and back on a semi-normal routine. Our bodies where WORN OUT. Lots and lots of late night, eating out and little sleep does not do well on a body. I don't care how healthy you are. Get around someone who might be a little sick and your immune system doesn't stand a chance.
The most annoying part of this illness we caught is the sore throat. I don't want to be over dramatic, but I want to say I think I would rather be throwing up than have a sore throat. Do you realize how much you swallow??? Even while you sleep. Its a lot. I cringe when I know the time is coming I have to swallow...and can you say DRAGON BREATH! YUCK. (or at least I feel like it)
I broke out my book called "Herbal Remedies for Children's Heath." by Rosemary Gladstar. The more I read her stuff the more I am in love with her. Her stuff is rather simple and easy to follow. In the front of her book she tells you the herbs you should have on hand if you have children and how they work. Thats my kind of lady. Don't just tell me a recipe...I want to know WHY  you are using these herbs. Right??
This remedy although for children it still works on adults.
*Not to be taken if pregnant*

There are some people who want to keep their remedy's a secret. That's fine. My dream is to have more people taking control of not only their heath by eating better, but by becoming more comfortable with remedies that have been used for centuries. They work. We just need to learn to use them correctly. Give our healing back to our bodies.
I am selling these little bags of goodness for the cost of the herbs and the cost of shipping. The time I spend putting these babies together is my gift to you. All the herbs are bought from certified organic companies. I do not grow my own. It comes with everything you need minus the honey (It needs to be local and raw...please don't give it to children under 1) and filtered water.
One last thing.
I usually want to include a "smell check" and a "taste check" with all the remedies I share. Here goes.
Smell: My husband looks for the dog poop every single time he comes in the house and I am making one of these. I HONESTLY don't think its THAT bad. Really. Do I think it smells yummy like Elderberry syrup. Nope. No where in the same universe. Have your windows open and a vent going. If it didn't work...I probably wouldn't be making this again. When it has cooled down and is in the fridge it smell like a very strong spiced cider. When you add the honey its not nearly as bad, but its strong.
Taste: Its strong. Its a very bitter spicy remedy. The first couple spoonful's took my breath away, but the results are worth going back for more. Anything that makes the pain of swallowing go away...I am all for it.
Cough and Sore throat be Gone:
2 Parts Slippery Elm Bark
2 Parts Valerian
2 Parts Wild Cherry Bark
2 Parts Licorice Root
4 Parts Fennel Seeds
1 Part Cinnamon Bark
1/2 Part Gingerroot
1/8 Part Orange Peel
I will break these down in my next post and why it works. Again. This isn't MY PERSONAL concoction. When I bought everything to make this it came to about $80. Its a lot of money to invest if you only get sick once a year. I just want to share the goodness.

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Pictures tell a thousand words.

For this post I have decided to let the pictures tell the story. That is all.

That's all folks.
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Liebster Award.

I always get excited when a new visitor leaves feedback. It really makes my entire week! Gives me fuel for my blogging fire. I was in Savannah checking my email while my car is cooling off and I read this:
 "Beth @ beingfrankenfield ( has left a new comment on your post "Does the label really make a difference?":

Interesting!! I always wonder if organic is worth the extra expense and have never bought in. But I might have to try it...

I also wanted to tell you I love your blog and have nominated you for a Liebster Award! Here is my post with the details:

I hope you'll accept and in turn nominate other great bloggers!!"
First let me say I screen shotted that bad boy to my mom. I was so excited. I am a new blogger so any feedback from someone I don't know is a big deal! She is a great blogger as well. Let me add that she is a grammar freak and she STILL likes my blog. Oh gosh. I guess I better pay better attention to my grammar...Here goes nothing.
Here are the questions Beth wants me to answer:
 What’s your favorite food and why?
 Oh gosh. Anything with pasta in it.  If I don't have to cook because Adam isn't home and Caden wants mac n "go to" dinner is noodles and sauce. Actually I may cook me up some for breakfast...yes I think I will. Any and all noodles. Any and all sauces. (except for cheap alfredo...yucky) Why? I have no idea. After about 15 years of a noodles and sauce you would like one would get sick of it...nope just the opposite. I can't get enough. Adam jokes and says if he never has another noodle to dinner it would be ok. Then I break out my homemade alfredo and he backs off that statement fast.
 What’s the last book you read, and would you recommend it?
Right now my obsession with learning about Herbs is unquenchable. I can't seem to get enough information about Herbs and how they work. My last book I read was "Herbal Remedies for Children's Health" by Rosemary Gladstar. She is a fantastic writer and I really enjoy her easy remedies. I do recommend it.
 Cat person or dog person?
I am a sucker for animals. I used to have them in my house. I would bring home any random stray. I couldn't help it. Now that I have my son...I don't do that so much. We have two dogs and I think once they pass on...we may not get anymore. I know. Its a terrible thing to say. Don't get me wrong I love them...I just don't have the time I want to spend with them.
 Dodgeball or 4-Square?
Good question. I always got targeted in school for dodgeball because I was an easy I will go with 4-square.
 If you could remodel any room in your house/apartment/etc which would you remodel and how?
Oh gosh. Interesting question. Since we just bought a house that is in desperate need of renovations...and since I have to start with one....I am going to probably pick the living room. Its so beautiful and big. Right now it is screaming for some color on the wall and new flooring! Its been a little neglected. I want it to look like a farmhouse living room. Beautiful hand scraped hardwood floors. Burlap curtains. Maybe a milky based paint on the walls. I would love to find some old barn wood to reclaim and make some furniture out of it. We shall see how things go.
Do you read the book before watching the movie?
It really depends on if my sister tells me about the book first BEFORE I see the movie. I don't read out of "pleasure". I know that sounds weird, but if I pick up a book its because I am researching something. I am lame. I know.
 Biggest driving pet peeve?
Oh gussy. Can I say this without getting into trouble. I can't stand a woman driver on her phone. Can I say that? Its true. If there is a slow driver swerving...I can bet its a girl on her phone not paying attention. Sorry. True story.
 If you were granted one wish, what would you request?
I am not big on wishes. I do wish, however, that I got to spend more time with my grandma before she died. I miss her terribly.
 What’s your funniest joke?
I am pretty sure I don't have a signature joke..I don't have the memory for that. However I am pretty random and I think my sarcasm makes me who I am.
 What’s one thing that surprised you (pleasantly or unpleasantly) about parenthood?  What have you learned from it?
I am NOT a patient person. Its for sure a terrible crack in my personality. I am working on it. I went from working at a job where everyone listened to me. Then being a stay at home of an 18 month old who...well...didn't speak English was a terrible way to start out life as a new stay at home mom.
What I learned. They are their own person.
 What’s something you want other bloggers/readers to know about you/your blog?
 I try really hard to portray life as it really is around here. No frills. No lies. No one really wants to read a blog that says "My life is more perfect than yours. Please follow me if you want to be me" Really? Barf. Maybe you do...if so...sorry if I insulted you. ok not really.
There you have it folks. Life around my brain. Hope you chuckled a little bit.
btw...I am cooking noodles for breakfast. True story. AND they will have lots and lots of parmesan cheese smothered all over it. Don't judge me. No it isn't Whole30 approved. That still has yet to happen....I am a complete failure. 
Now I’m passing it on and paying it forward. 
As some background, the Liebster Award is awarded by one blogger to another as a way to help blogs with great content but lower numbers of followers get their names out there.  It’s a great way to pay it forward and help your blogging reach grow!  The award also comes with a series of questions (supplied by the nominator) for each nominee to answer.  It is really a neat idea!
Here are my nominees:
Perspicacious Ginger

Here are your questions:

1. What is your favorite part of your body? Why?
2. What is your guilty pleasure?
3. What was your WORST pinterest project?...Epic Fail if you will.
4. Chunky Peanut Butter or Creamy?
5. Where is your Dream Vacation?
6. Have you ever considered Homeschooling? If not what would take you to that point?
7. Are you a night owl or an early riser?
8. If you had 3 hours to spend completely by yourself...what would you do?
9. What is one thing you hate about cleaning your house?
10.  Tell me about what your last dream was about. In detail.

Number 10 is my favorite and I can't wait to hear what you have to say.

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A calm in the storm for now.

I have a few moments before life gets crazy again and what do I want to do?!!! Blog. Yes its true. I have almost felt lost the last few weeks not blogging, but my OCD and my anxiety wont let me concentrate on anything else but what we have going on right now. I apologize for not being normal.
Let me update you on what has happened in the last few weeks while I have been gone.
1. Finally bought our house by Adam's new store! Thank goodness! She is mine...all mine. I can't wait to get inside and start making her my own. Go out side to check out the yard and what do I find in the backyard? An Elderberry tree! Heavenly Father does answer prayers. Now to sell my house in Birmingham. Prayers please.
2. Caden had his first trip to the Emergency room for a cut! It was a total FREAK accident. Seriously. How many boys get cuts with a hot wheel? SMH...mine. Its a family thing I swear. After 3 hours waiting in an ER and a little glue and tape and we were as good as new. No biggie.

3. Adam taking his first trip as a Store Manager to Colorado for the Holiday meeting. He said he wasn't excited, but he did get to see people he hadn't seen in a while. Getting him ready for that was interesting. Note to anyone who is reading this (especially if you are a man) listen to your wife when she says "Babe lets go buy you a sports jacket..." mmmk! Did I mention the day after he got home we closed on our house???
4. My amazing husband has worked non stop since he took over a "sister" store. He is a hard worker, but the extra stress the responsibility has put on our family has been a little over bearing. I don't handle change well and neither does my son. I need a structured routine. Well last week we took a mini impromptu vacation to Savannah, Georgia. Not all vacations need to be expensive. This one was super cheap! I am just happy Caden got to spend time with his daddy and I got to sit in the car and hold his hand. I was a happy girl.
5. Next week we officially move. I am so thankful for all that Walmart has done. I know so many people have hateful things to say, but you never get to hear the good things Walmart does. Most of the time its because the people who have bad things to say are the ones who couldn't hack it or don't work hard. Walmart has been nothing but good to Adam. Starting out as a part time Garden Center lot boy loading cow poop to a Store Manager. Its a fairy tale story if you ask me. 
Thank you for stopping by. I have several more posts coming. I will have them stop by in a few days for something exciting news and our recent trip to Savannah.

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