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Playing Catch Up

The last month or so has been busy for our little family like most of everyone else. We are learning to say no to somethings and start slowing down but this year was not the year to make it happen. Instead it was filled to the brim and we enjoyed everything the season had to offer. We partied with family and friends, went light looking, watched all the Christmas movies, sent the cards out and ate more than we should have.

Also I enjoyed a social media break. I try to do this around the holiday season because I want to be present for what time I have with my family.  However, I am back!  I am ready to send 2016 off and get 2017 rocking.

To get y’all caught up here are the highlights since my last post.

Glitter had knee surgery and has healed great. The only bad part is she has fallen a couple of times and busted it back open but it is much better. Glitter has also made the all A honor roll both semesters. She is enjoying the gifted and talented program at school. She has turned into quite the reader. There have been times where we have to tell her to put the book down to get ready to go to school. It seems like an inconvenience but I need to remember she could be attached to screens instead of books.

Hubby and I are doing fine. We got to celebrate 10 years of marriage this year.  We managed to slip away for a long weekend without Glitter. I got to enjoy Megaphone Summit and he got to enjoy some ac and not having to work. (This was great for him since he works on air conditioners.) This conference was nice for me. I got to see more of my blogger friends who I haven’t seen in a year as well as getting to know some people better who I have been following.

Speaking of the conference, I learned a few things but more importantly it was good for my soul to hang out with these women and men who all have the same thing in mind: To lift each other up.  I even got a reminder of this by way of the ornament exchange Th e Women Bloggers do each year. Check back in a couple of days to see what I got.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have know the big thing I made last month. I set a goal of walking 25 extra miles aside from my normal walking. I tried this in October but fell very short. November was the magic month for me. I broke my goal and also made me want to crush the goal more each month I make them.

I am excited to share and grow in 2017. I hope you will hang around and share with me.

 

Until we next meet,

A

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Family

As we head back home from my parents house, I am reminded why I am lucky to have my family. These group of people love me for who I am and who I will be not for who I am not. I try to make my own way in this vast world (yeah maybe not where I live right now) which is outside my door and they are still there to help. It really is amazing what God gives us when we get family. I am truly blessed to have mine and my husbands. And I do thank God every day for them. Don’t forget to be thankful for yours.

Until we next meet,
A.

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Husband, Cooking, and a Three year old

I think the title of this post says it all. Okay, maybe not everything but it does make you think of what could go wrong. I have to say though nothing went wrong last night. I came home to some wonderful smells coming out of the front door. As I started walking up the house, a little midget head and a Daddy head poke out the front door and shout “I love you!” Now that is something awesome to come home to. We get inside and I found the source of the good smell: roast and homemade mash potatoes. How lucky am I? Even my midget loved what Daddy cooked. I felt extremely blessed.

Speaking of blessed, I may need all of blessing I can get. This week on my day off I am planning to make real Shepard’s pie. I have the lamb just hoping it turns out good. I will take pictures and let you know how it turns out for us.

Until we next meet,
A

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