It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty. (5)

March Reflection

March was a month that was good. I can’t really complain as I do some reflection. It wasn’t one that completely stands out, but there sure were some good days!

Ryley finished up her tutoring and I can completely say with confidence that this program put on by some of the teachers was a success for my child. She gained confidence and you can tell that in her work. She actually shares her papers with us and wants to do her work!

Ryley also turned 7. My middle child is 7. Oh this makes my heart hurt for sure.

My middle….

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The next week my in-laws came to visit which always is a good time. We experienced a place to eat called the “Waffle King” and of course some of our favorites like The Fort Mitchell Grill. You can never go wrong with a burger from there.

Then the night I had been waiting for – the 4th RTB Ball. I love getting dressed up and being taken out. I even got to dance and I did get to meet new people and enjoy myself. I loved it. We were one of the last ones to leave and we got home before midnight. I can’t wait till next year all ready! (Not really any pictures since I didn’t take my phone so I could really enjoy myself)

The next week I took my youngest and her friend to a movie at the National Infantry Museum. We watched Cinderella on a HUGE screen for free. I like free!

Easter was filled with fun with my sister, niece, and brother-in-law. I love family visits and they always seen to go too fast. We did get to watch my Abby get an award for making the A Honor Roll both the 2nd and 3rd Nine Weeks of School. I am pretty proud to say the least!

The weekend also had Fred & Lester’s Restaurant, grilling out back, and a crab boil. Mmmmmm

Easter dinner!

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Soccer started yesterday and should provide some excitement to say the least. I just hope that Ryley scores more than 1 goal to top last year, and Abby remembers that she is not the only kid playing on the team 😉

How was your march?


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A Few Days…

A few days have gone by and I figured I would get some writing in!

Easter has come and gone – how was yours? Ours was good and low-key. We had brunch at Cracker Barrel with our neighbors who are sadly moving away. At least they are only moving like an hour away, so we can still hang out. They are really great people with super cute kids. We had also spent time with them a couple days prior eating way too much Mexican food and played some crazy game that had us questions transformers, trombones, and “soup-to-nuts.”

image1 (1)We also completed one of our family projects that took longer than expected for no real reason at all. Isn’t it cute? Everyone got to paint a piece themselves.

image2Our garden is growing! These were the first things we noticed – but almost all of them are growing out of nowhere. I swear this stuff just all of a sudden appears overnight and with some major growth. I guess I am just not that observant!

image4I made more salsa! I am getting the hang of this and cannot seem to make one batch anywhere near the same as the previous. This is good for the bad batches, but not good for those that we like!

image3Bailey is having some major meltdowns these days….so fun.

My kids soccer team that I coach won their first game 8-1 and I was very happy with them! This is my first time coaching and I have no idea what I am doing, okay maybe a small idea. I just wish people would remember that! I don’t know why it bugs me but I have a parent who I am just not clicking with. Sigh.

I ran 2 miles on Monday! I was so slow, but I was steady! It is always good to have my husband running with so he can watch the way I run. It makes me more conscious about things I am doing that might hinder my running.  He can also help me when my feet start to go numb to remember to change up my foot strike. We don’t talk a ton during these runs, but it is nice to have him there with me.

image5Abby completed her first school project on Mars. She did all the fact picking and writing herself, I just made lines on her poster so she could write straight lines. She did her planet out of paper mache and then we did help her spray paint it for obvious reasons. I am so proud of both my daughters who have both done school projects now.  They are awesome if I do say so myself!

We are back on to some clean eating. As good as it ends up tasting, and as good as it ends up making us feel, it still just sucks to start and take all the yummy, but bad foods for us. Sigh.

How have the past couple days gone for you?

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Almost There

Almost there.

We are almost to Thanksgiving. This year the dinner is being picked up on a Wednesday from Alaska Dinner Factory so that I can just throw it in the oven on Thursday.  I wont’ have to stress. I already have enough so this is perfect. I won’t have to worry about throwing away leftovers that would live in my frig as Nick ate them for the next week.  I have to clean that thing out for a final inspection and hate the idea of putting more things in it right now.

Almost to the kids last week of school. They will get a packet of school work to do while they are in transit. I bet Abby will zoom through it within a week and Ryley will protest it the whole way.

Almost to my last day in the office. Kind of bittersweet. Mainly because it won’t really be my last day of work – just for now and until I get internet in Georgia. I won’t have my team with me, but they won’t be that far.

Almost to my 34th birthday.

Almost to my mother-in-law and brother-in-law flying in to fly out with my kids in tow.

Almost to a drive across the country to see family and friends.

Almost to our once home of 9 years.

Almost to our new home for next 3 years.

Almost there.

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