Organization

Joy in trials

We all have periods of life that we just have to get through. When my dad passed away suddenly in 2010, it was the hardest thing I’d ever experienced. It still is. In the same way that I felt like I had to just get through that time in my life in order to be …

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Parenting

Being Present in 2019

Presence If you follow my daily shenanigans, my goal of being present more in 2019 may seem strange. I am around my family all the time, constantly taking photos, we go on little adventures pretty often and we just have a pleasant life. It’s such a blessing and a “sweet spot” in our lives. I …

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Huntsville Parenting Travel

Looking back and Looking ahead!

I love a fresh start. A new beginning usually brings more excitement than anxiety for me, and it’s good motivation. I have had some ideas running through my head the last few months, tossing out ideas to my husband, discussing our future once all our children are in school full time. Those conversations and considering …

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Travel

Franklin Battlefield

The weather here in north Alabama has been perfect, just in time for our fall break. We planned to just spend one day taking a quick trip somewhere just for the day and decided to go north 2 hours to Franklin, TN. My husband is a history fan, and I love being outdoors (I’m learning …

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Travel

Staying local for Fall Break

Fall is my favorite time to travel as a family. I am about 275% more patient with everyone when it is not 95° outside. We talked several months ago about traveling somewhere fun together the second week of October since our children were scheduled to be out of school for the entire week. But something …

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Around the House

Back to School Organization – Part 3

It’s Monday again, and we had a wonderful weekend celebrating the main man in our house’s birthday! I hope your weekend was filled with exactly what you looked forward to all week. Mine sure was! Today I’m sharing some basic organization that is working for our family right now. Inside our main living area, we …

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Around the House Parenting

Back to School organization – Part 1

We LOVED our summer break this year! It was filled with just the right amount of travel, fun, sun, swimming, family time and relaxation. There was absolutely no routine and barely any expectations for our children, which is a wonderful way to spend the summer! That all came to a screeching halt the first week …

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Around the House

Guest Room Update

I have always loved having a guest room. It’s just not an option in every home, but we have been fortunate to have a specific room just for guests in both of our homes. In the Big Ole Brick House, our guest room is in the basement. It is a good sized room, but since …

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Organization

What’s Your Calling?

At certain times in our lives, we are pulled in one direction or another. Maybe at 18, we feel that a particular college is what suits us best, or at least that we’ll enjoy time there. Maybe since you were very young you just knew you wanted to be a teacher. I know nurses that …

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