Monday, February 23, 2015


Five Minute Friday, where we write for 5 minutes, no correcting, changing, just writing

Word Prompt: OPEN

Ready, Steady, Type

I am not sure where this is going to lead, the word open can mean so many things, but it keeps pulling towards being more open. Open about how I feel, what I want in life, stress, love, friendships, family.  Being more open about me and what I stand for and what I believe in.  I hope that I am raising daughters that are open, open to talking to me and their dad about what they want out of life, and how they feel about anything and everything.  We don't hide much from them you know besides what they are getting for their birthday, who is Santa Claus (although they are pretty much on to this one), and we try to not show them all of our stress (they are 12 they don't need that they are supposed to be kids).  But they know that I believe everyone makes mistakes and you don't have to let those mistakes define you, yes even the worst of the worst people can come back and may not be able to undo the harm or bad things they have done but they can strive to do better. My girls are open with me sometimes quietly sharing it with me through our journaling, or sometimes loudly telling me they are mad at the other one and screaming and throwing a fit, but they are open. I wish everyone was that way. Whether you like something or don't like it, your opinion matters and everyone should feel safe being open and sharing.



Friday, February 13, 2015


Linking up for the first time in a long time to Five Minute Friday, you can link up to over at Heading Home

Prompt for today: When

When life hands you lemons make lemonade.

When everything seems to be againist you, it is probably just your perception.

Oh the quotes that go on and on, and come into my mind when thinking of this word.  Mostly when I take a long break from my blog I miss sharing, writing, creating, and thinking out loud. 

My blog is my place to write what I want, to share special times in our family, a place I can go back to and remember great times, sad times, and just blah times.  This is my journal of sorts.  I won't air dirty laundry about my husband, but I have been known to call someone out who is acting like we are in high school and has forgotten that I am not the kind to sit back and be treated badly.  So if don't like something I write on here that is just fine with me, and feel free to share in the comments I won't delete them, however I won't address them either.  This is me, all of me and the people who really matter in my life are there for me no matter what, whether they approve or disapprove they stand beside me and those are the people I write this blog for. 

So to my family and friends when the time comes that you don't agree with me please don't stand by quietly I love your feedback good or bad, because I love all of you and accept you for who you are.

When life pushes you down stand back up brush yourself off and get back on the road.

2014 Recap

The below post was written on the last day of 2014, however in the mix of life I forgot to publish it. I hope you enjoy.

Wow what a year.  I can't say this year has been good but I can't say it has been bad.  Maybe a little of both?

This year I have learned a lot about myself.  It has been a year of ups and downs for me personally and trying to figure out what I want out of life and the relationships I have with those people in my life.  I have had to start over with some relationships that I have had for years, as those relationships needed to go in a different direction, a healthier direction. I am happy to say that those relationships are on the mend, maybe not in the way I had intended but all things happen for a reason and in the way they are supposed to. Thank you to everyone who stuck by me and believed in me. I appreciate you even more than I did, and am so very thankful for each and every one of you.

My husband is my biggest supporter, he is the one I can count on to tell me the truth whether I want to hear it or not, he doesn't sugar coat much and sometimes he speaks before he thinks.  However all of those things are what makes me love him even more, I know no matter what he has my back and he would do anything for me. I say it every year but every year I fall more in love with him.

My girls have always believed in me, I get the honor of being their mom and that is the greatest blessing. As they get older I find myself in awe of the people they are becoming.  The young ladies, that would rather hang out with boys because there is less drama, the caring hearts that don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, and the strong and independent kids that make me so proud.

My parents, they are well simply amazing!! My mom has my back every minute of every day, and my dad is the greatest.  I have always had a good relationship with my parents but I can say as I get older that relationship gets stronger, as I become an equal, a grownup.

To all the rest of my family, whether by marriage or blood, I love you all. Even though we have had our differences, I am going to make 2015 the year of being the better person.
To all the relationships that have ended, thank you for being a part of my journey, you were in my life to teach me a lesson, to grow me as a person, and for that I am thankful. 

3 Wonderful Things

So it has been awhile... I can't promise I will keep up, but today I feel pressed to post. I saw a journal prompt that stated to list th...