New year, new goals?

So I was looking at my Facebook post from last year where I talked about my goals for 2016.  I realized that I didn’t meet those goals to well and they pretty much summed up what my goals should be for this year.  Any one else in the same boat? Now to figure out how…

What a crazy busy time.

I think we all know what it’s like to be crazy busy from time to time.  Lately has been that kind of busy time for me.  There always is something to do and as usual too much to even keep up with.  Throw a three year old into the mix, just for fun, ha ha,…

The beater is turning

Just now I was listening to the beater turning on my Kitchen Aid (that my mom gave me).  My daughter is busy in the kitchen making chocolate chip cookies, and it’s a quarter to 11 at night.  I’m also listening to little brother having conversation with his big sister while she makes cookies.  I don’t…

The season for colds and scents

Colds are always going around, but it does seem like “the season” for colds to be happening.  My little ones have had a horrible cough that they are getting over, but it finally caught up with me!  Yuck.  So that just got me thinking about what I can do to help deal with this cough….

Quesadilla “rolls”

So lately we’ve been making a lot of quesadillas for lunch, or whenever.  Tonight we had them for dinner before running off to wrestling practice. All it takes is tortillas, cheese, and lunch meat.  Although you can use whatever you want! The other day I added grilled onions and lettuce to mine.  I also thought…

Home made laundry soap – DIY

Have you ever wondered how to make your own laundry soap at home?  I started making my own, I think a few years ago.  My first batch was the liquid kind where you melt the soap and add water in a big bucket.  Well I did that a couple, few times before I switched to…

Life is a phase

Phase   Thinking about the word phase, makes me think of my life right now.  It’s just full of phases.  Maybe life is just all a phase. Or maybe it’s made up by phases.  Phase after phase. Right now, I am in the phase of… well I don’t know what I am not in the…

Birthday Boy

My little boy R.D. just turned six a couple of days ago.  He went with me on sisters class field trip with sister S.R. and little brother M.D.  I drove about half the class in our fifteen passenger van.  After leaving the school I had everyone sing “Happy Birthday” to the birthday boy. 🙂  The…

What does “Passionate” look like?

via Daily Prompt: Passionate We would all like to be able to say that we are passionate about something I think.  But can we?  I’m not sure that most people could really say what they are passionate about.  It’s like the life long question that we long to answer or live out, if and when…

Physical fitness goals are important

I think physical fitness is important.  At least it is to me.  I like being able to be active with my kids and I want to feel good and do what I want to do.  I don’t want to be held back because I didn’t take care of my body.  Of course there are things…

About eight kids and homeschooling

What is it like to home school with eight kids?  It’s busy!  Here’s the thing though.  I am not homeschooling eight kids, but we are homeschooling.  My oldest is in his Senior year this year and is enrolled in a local online school.  Through that school he is enrolled in another program where he is…

My baby is turning one!

It’s always hard to believe how the time goes by so fast and babies change before our eyes into a little explorer.  First their birth is anticipated for months, we prepare for  their arrival, and finally the day is here, the moment we’ve waited for.  Sweet little joy has arrived.  Cuddly and cute baby that…