“When your oldest kids were toddlers, were you able to do all of the amazing stuff you do now?” This question was emailed to me last week. The letter went on to say, “My kids are 3 and 2 and try as I might to be frugal, we just can’t manage to do a lot… [continue reading]
Happy 18th Birthday, Faith!
And just like that we have an adult daughter, at least that’s what the state says her age means. Fortunately she is also responsible, sweet, and hardworking, so I’m happy to call her an adult! 😉 We celebrated Faith’s 18th birthday with flowers from her father–tradition! Instead of a birthday cake she asked for Haagen-Dazs… [continue reading]
Schlitterbahn South Padre Texas Water Park
Does the start of school have your family down? Head out to my favorite Texas water park Schlitterbahn South Padre for one last summer hurrah! We did just that! My family and I were invited to Schlitterbahn South Padre. We were given Schlitterbahn South Padre Texas water park tickets for a day in the park…. [continue reading]
First encounter with death
Thanks so much to those of you who pray for my family. Dad has seen a couple of really hard years. Treatment for his health issues has left him weak and arthritis keeps him in pain, but although the progress is extremely slow, it seems Dad is getting stronger. I always have loved my dad’s… [continue reading]
Meant for Each Other!
Twenty two years! Happy anniversary to us! When I look back at how things went leading up to my husband and I meeting, I’m convinced we were meant for each other. There is much debate about whether people can just choose whoever they want, or if there is someone meant for them. I’m not making… [continue reading]
Happy 15th Birthday, Joy!
It was so fun to celebrate 15 years with Joy! For her birthday, Joy wanted to invite the whole family. I like to say she is my social butterfly stuck in a family of introverts. For Joy the more people the merrier! Our traditions Flowers from Daddy Daddy brought her flowers. I loved these blue… [continue reading]
Look and feel younger with Gray Away
There was nothing like going gray to make me feel old. Now I look and feel younger with Gray Away! This post was sponsored by Gray Away as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Going Gray I started going noticeably gray in my early thirties. I… [continue reading]
Happy 13th Birthday, Grace!
And just like that we have another teenager in the house! It seems I spend most of my time in denial, as I just can’t believe my little girl has grown up so fast! But I’m not the only one who’s noticed. Even the lady that checked us out at Walmart exclaimed how fast she’s… [continue reading]
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
As a part of the Texas Travel Talk Community, I attended the Travel Talk Converge Conference at Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas with my family. It was my first time to visit Schlitterbahn New Braunfels! Have you been? As a long time Texan, I’ve always heard that this is “The Mother of all Waterparks.” Seriously,… [continue reading]
How to Train Your Dragon 3 date with the boys
This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TrainYourDragonAtWalmart http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Are you as excited as I am about How to Train Your Dragon 3? The series is one of our family’s all time favorites in… [continue reading]