My Family

"Life will knock you down. You can choose to stand up again."

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Favorites - Clothing Exchange

I am a girl who seriously dislikes shopping. Like, a lot. I am also a girl with very little money to do any shopping anyhow. I have four teenage boys who will not stop growing at incredible rates of speed. Seriously. If I go a season (winter or summer) without wearing something in my closet, then obviously I don't need it. So, I bag it up and take it to my favorite clothing store:

Sometimes they buy my used clothing, and when they do I simply exchange it for other pieces that I find in the store. I leave there not paying a dime for clothing. If they don't buy it, they donate it to foster kids - which I absolutely LOVE so much.

This is really my favorite way to shop. I give them the stuff I haven't worn for half a year. I pick out clothes that I adore. It's a win win and I love that!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Brake Time!

I was pretty sure that the brakes in the matchbox went out. Mister looked up the brakes that I needed for it. Jackson went and bought them. I took the matchbox and the brakes to work. Mr. Watkins told me to put the brakes and the keys on my desk. Cory came in and got them. An hour later, he was back and the matchbox was all better.

This girl is beyond blessed. Every single day.

Cheers to a vehicle that stops when you apply the brake pedal!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Big Brother

Asher is a big brother now. His little brother was born in the early hours of Monday. He doesn't have a name yet, but he sure is a cutie!

When Asher was told that he is a big brother, this was his reaction!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trying New Stuff

Yesterday, Jackson asked if we could try something new every Sunday for dinner. Why not?!?!

So, we made a meal that a sweet friend posted on Instagram. We kind of really suck at following instructions, so we tweaked it a bit and made it our own. It was AMAZING!!!

Introducing: Chicken Yakisoba

Seriously, try it. It was amazing. Amazing.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Get in the Zone!

Kaydon, Colton and I went to Farmington Station on Saturday to hang out. We love it there. We walked around in the beautiful weather and it was so great!

At one point, Kaydon said to Colton, "Colton! You need to get in the zone!"
Colton responded with, "Auto Zone????!!!!"

It was the funniest thing ever!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Favorites - Fast Food!

I might be a little slow... I get that. However, I just found these little bits of goodness! I keep a box in my office and each day I use one as part of a snack with either celery or apples. It is delicious. It's such a good, easy source of protein. AND, it makes me happy. Seriously... these are the best little ideas since bagged sliced apples.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


My little heart has been struggling lately. So, I decided to do a bit of a "cleanse." Not the kind you pay for because I pretty much think that's completely stupid. Just saying. So, I cut out meat, dairy and bread for a while. Last week, I only did fruit, veges, eggs and peanut butter. I also did my oatmeal in the mornings. I have also cut out soda completely and I am finally drinking the full amount of water I should be. SO big!

Last night, I had some toast and didn't feel bad about it at all. I'm also adding meat back in and it doesn't seem to be bothering me. I'm not sure why this heart of mine struggles at times. But, it does. And I just try to do all I can to keep it calm. Isn't that what we all do? Just try to keep everything calm!