On Life Lately…

Why does it always seem that when life can’t possibly get any crazier, it does?

I guess that’s just how things go-especially these days!

‘Dad in the Middle’ aka my hubby has begun his rigorous training for his new position at his company leaving me home with 3 littles 5 nights a week.

That’s five days of breakfast, packing lunches,bus and preschool drop off as well as pick up, dinners, homework, after school activities, and the dreaded HOMEWORK all by my lonesome!

The good new is we are 1 week down, and only 7 more to go.

Then his schedule should go back to being somewhat normal.

I have been trying to fill my time with my boys with as many activities to keep them busy, and hopefuly somewhat exhausted at the end of the day-it makes for an easier bed time and quieter night time for me!

So we have been spending A LOT of time outside!

Thankfully the weather has been gorgeous here.

This past weekend was over 80 degrees!

In fact, it was nice enough for the boys to get on their bikes, and my oldest even learned to ride his bike with NO TRAINING WHEELS!

Boy oh boy did my momma heart nearly explode when that happened…he has been wanting it for so long and finally conquered his fear and did it.

I think as momma’s there is no greater feeling than seeing our little ones push past their fears to achieve their goals.

Enjoy a few pictures from our weekend and if you are interested I was featured this week over at Life Without Pink as a #boymom!

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Pumpkins, corn mazes, and friends oh my!

Did you ever have one of those weekends that turn out to be unexpectedly better than you could have ever imagined?? Well for the first time in a long time this was one of them for us. Hubby was off for the first time for a fully day in months and we made sure to make the most of his time off.

Pumpkins were the theme of this weekend! I think there was even pumpkin beer involved at one point! If that doesn’t scream fall then I don’t know what does. Fall is officially here today and I am embracing this season for all that it is worth!

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Family life these days…

It’s been a while since I have written about our family….

With back to school and the season changing from long, hot summer days to crisp, chilly, fall days I thought now would be the perfect time!

Our family is growing -no we are NOT pregnant!!

Let me repeat: WE ARE NOT PREGNANT!!

Let me explain…

As a family we are growing spiritually, mentally, and emotionally and its all happening right before my eyes!

I finally feel like these three little people my husband and I created are the most self sufficient they have ever been.

All of that teaching, doting, raising up to this point is finally showing me just the kind of boy we are raising up to be men.

And that makes me one happy momma!

No more diapers.

My oldest two can now bathe themselves (with friendly mom reminders to actually use SOAP!)

My oldest now has weekly chores he is in charge of completing-and rewards when he does.

Ayden lost his first tooth.

Aaron is absolutely thriving and just loving his preschool so darn much!

Angel has really stepped up to the plate as big brother-especially with Aaron-asking him how his days at school have been, has he been making friends, etc.

My husband and I are the closest, spiritually, we have ever been!

Do you know how long I have prayed for that to happen-Soooo long!

But I am SO thankful we are finally where we are, spiritually, as a couple, and as a family.

I think all those years we spent in the trenches just “getting through” are finally coming to fruition!

And I have to say it feels great!

No, every day is not a picnic…

and everyday isn’t the best or happiest day

but I feel like I can finally say I am happy every day.

Not all day every day, but everyday something happens that makes me happy or reminds me how great our little life is!

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