Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Raising Ryanne.....

So if you know me at all you know I am always telling stories about raising our daughter Ryanne. The stuff that comes out of her mouth is just hilarious. Don't get me wrong when she isn't a laugh a minute she is very much the handful. But seeing as she has the heart of a giant, is almost in Jr, high and yet is still pocket size or as my husband likes to say, "fun size." I guess it's all just part of the adventure. So yesterday just me and Ryanne were in the car running a quick errand and I'm just singing along to the radio minding my own business when this conversation starts up;

Ryanne: "Mom, I just want you to know I'm not going to stress about you dying."

Me: "Oh you're not? Why is that?"

Ryanne: "Well let's face it, I know where you're going and that's heaven. I know I'm going to heaven too so I will see you there.

Me: "That's true."

Ryanne: "I mean, I'm not gonna lay around being all depressed after you die. I'll probably be sad for a day but then I'll land back on my feet and go on."

Me: "Good for you.....I think?"

I just started rolling with laughter. I mean what 10 year old says this?
I'm not sure if I posted this in the past but she also said,"Mom, please stop telling the silly stories that happen to me on your blog; how will I ever get a husband if he reads these?"

Our oldest said,"Really Ryanne, if some guy is reading moms blog NOW, he isn't your future husband." Ha!

Raising Ryanne is a lot of things but boring is NOT one of them!! Have a good day and I hope this made you smile.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Things I've been Up To.....

Trying to figure out why when at IKEA our youngest became best friends with a Broccoli stuffed animal. What, stuffed vegetable..whatever. Crazy kid. She then informed me she would have a hard time eating her broccoli tomorrow night because now she felt bad ha! 

Watching my oldest grow into a lovely, funny, outgoing, sweet spirited young women. Sniff...sniff, she is going into high school next year and I see the next four years going my in a blip.
Morgan with her friend Sophie in Palm Springs having some hot chocolate and treats!
Going with Ryanne to watch her friend Montana in a play; The Wizard Of Oz....the kids all did great and we love going to support her friend in all of her plays.
Wondering how I'm going to get all the sheets and blankets back in my linen closet after the girls made a "sister fort" in Ryanne's room one night.
Dan & I and my mom decided to fulfill Morgan's wishes for a bedroom make over for her birthday. We started hitting up IKEA for the bed, carpet and new chandelier and after a few trips to HomeDepot we have a new and improved Teenager room. Morgan wanted it to be two shades of purple with gray and black accents. It turned out beautiful and I love hanging out in there with her. She has also hung black and white pictures of big cities like Paris and New York.

Lastly, I have been drinking this new vitamin/supplement drink every morning for two months now that Dan's cousin found and am convinced it's top notch. I was terrible at remembering to take vitamins or different supplements throughout the day and it was getting expensive. This is easy because it's one little scoop with 6oz. of water each morning. I am feeling healthy, pain free and sleeping better. No swelling on a regular basis from my RA and I have avoided the sickness going around other than a few sniffles here and there. I started Dan and Ryanne on it as well. If you want to read up on it, click on the link below. To complicated for me to explain all what's in it. Ha!
Hope everyone is having a great week and an amazing January!!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy 2015!!

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas!

We have had such a great Christmas break. Lots of down time. Family time. Just being together and doing things together.

We even got to go to San Diego and spend some time with all the nieces and nephews...

I think Macy is a little worn out from all the festivities....notice she is sleeping on her new Christmas present ha!

Morgan just donated 10" of her hair to locks of love. This is the second time in 3 1/2 years she has decided to do this. She wants to grow it out again and keep doing it.

We even had a little blessing in the form of an early season snow storm. Only got about an inch or so but it was still fun. Have an amazing week!