Friday, March 24, 2017

friday fun day

juniper- "i want to marry daddy."
mira- "you can't marry daddy. you can only marry him when you're older."

during the wind storm this week, a huge branch fell and busted our old van's windshield. it almost went all the way through. we really need our trees trimmed.
add it to our list of home ownership needs:
replace carpet  {b/c of water damage}
fix master shower {b/c of plumbing issue}
redo master bath {b/c of mold}

homeschool is going so well {right at this moment} that imogen just wants to carry on into first grade. we function so much better when we have a routine and we know what is expected of us. i am down with carrying on school throughout the summer. you have to realize we can cram a whole day's worth of school into a couple of hours and we don't school every day. don't you worry, these homegirls will get plenty of breaks.

to be very honest my giant and i have a very strong relationship with each other, but for over a week we have been in a funk. do you ever get in those with your spouse? i am so ready to be out of our dang funk, where neither of us can do anything right. how i wish we could stop everything in our life and run away for a couple of nights to regroup, catch up, rest and pour into each other.

me- "come on mirabelle, what are you doing?"
mira- "oh, i'm just scissoring."

we played all day today so schooling tomorrow while our greasy monkey works long hours and hoping to do some outside lawn work.

happy weekend.

p.s. the coffee situation has been fixed. i am able to make good coffee again.

Friday, March 17, 2017

friday leftovers

we are back and still recovering from our adventure away. my giant caught a nasty cough, pipi has strep {on her butt and heck, i didn't even know that could be a thing}, juno has had diarrhea everyday, mira has been super needy and as for me, well i've got almost everything unpacked, put away and am  trying to catch up on all the stuff.

after taking pipi to the dr a couple of days ago we went into the pharmacy to pick up her meds. i was waiting in line and the girls took a seat in the little waiting area they have at walgreens. there were a few older people also there waiting and i heard one of the them ask imogen if one of the girls were sick.
imogen responded- "i have really huge, nasty sores on my bottom, so my mommy is getting medicine to help me not itch them and she also has cavities and has to get special tooth paste to help them."

mira jumps up and pipes in- "ya, and i have big tonsils."

the lady- "oh my, and what about her (pointing to juno)."

imogen-"juno i think just went diarrhea because i smell her."

after dinner last night imogen asked if we could have ice cream, i told her i don't have any and it's expensive to get some. she ran and brought me her wallet and said she has lots of dollars and wanted to buy everyone ice cream. so i let her.

i am so very thankful we have two bathrooms in our house. our shower decided to take a crap and not work anymore so rob and i are using the girls'.

we finally started school back up this week and the homegirls are back in a routine.
minus me and my coffee. something has happened in our house that we just can't make good coffee anymore. i don't know what it is, but it's driving me crazy. every cup i make is disgusting.

even thought my giant has a friends truck to work on and projects calling his name, i hope he can rest.
happy weekend.

a few of my favorite pics from montana:

Friday, March 10, 2017

happy birthday nana

today we got to celebrate this beautiful woman. 

it's been a long road to get to here, to nanaandpapa's house. but we are so thankful for the time spent together and the rest before heading back to the lone star state.

teeth cleanings, sandwiches & soup for lunch, coffee, good naps, coloring, steak dinner and
 two desserts. 
it's been a great day.

and if you want to view just a taste of our trip click on

happy weekend

Friday, February 24, 2017

leftover friday

tomorrow before dawn we are headed to montana to celebrate a brother's wedding and to spend time with family. we're not sure how far we'll get as we are all squished into a small truck we are taking up there to sell and pulling a trailer filled with a giant tool box for a friend, but we'll be together and on vacation time.

in the midst of packing we stopped and did this...
today our cc homeschool group went skating. it was all the girls first time. imogen stuck with it and got more confidence and better by the end, but the two littles lasted 5 minutes and were in tears. {i asked for my money back for them}

we also had to make two pitstops to the dmv today as well {all for the trailer we will be pulling}. the second time was much longer and deserved ice cream.
"imogen, are there really all folths (sloths) at the dmv?"-mira {referring to the movie zootopia}

i entered our {love story} into the favorite ice cream shop on valentines day to win lots of free ice cream. this would be the second time we would win if so.

"good morning everyone, did you sleep wake good?"-mira

did i tell you we found out our sweet mirabelle suffers from sleep apnea and tonsillitis and will be having them removed in may?

and this girl... discovering a new love of scissors. 

well, i've got music to upload, snacks to pack and a truck to fill.
happy weekend

Friday, February 17, 2017

friday friday


well, last weekend i feel like i finally turned the corner and am feeling back to myself. i'd say this week was much better than the last few. there was no locking myself in my room, no nightmares (from getting off ambien) and no fits of exhaustion.
we are still struggling to get back into the routine of school and cooking and laundry and things, but we're getting there.

after our house flooded (twice) the week of my surgery we have realized our carpet cannot be saved.

life can seem to come all at once, full of emotion and stress, but goodness we have it so good. and i am more thankful now than i've ever been.
we experienced love and support from people near and far. thank you is not enough for those who drove out of their way, made us a meal, sent us one, called us, mailed flowers and fruits, checked in and dropped off a gift card or snack. the blessing of others was sometimes more than i could handle, feeling though i didn't deserve it. i pray to return each of the blessings, for this life is not about us.

i completely forgot about mira's dance class this week. mom fail for sure. i kept apologizing to her and she said "mommy its ok, you don't need to say sorry anymore, i already forgot about it."
i can learn so much on the forgiveness of a child.

we finally made it back to a favorite stop of ours: the dairy farm, for some fresh eggs and raw milk. we go every few weeks and the homegirls love it!

what did you do this valentines day?

but most thanks goes to this guy {my giant}
he-loves on us the most, works the most and helps others the most.
this is him, fixing a friends wrecked truck on his only day off.

happy weekend!

Friday, February 3, 2017

leftover friday...finally

today is the first day it has been just the girls and i since my surgery. it's been rough to say the least and a lot harder than i thought it would be. but my giant asked us to come to lunch and as much as i wanted to say no, we packed in the van and headed down there and it was just what we all needed before nap time.

my mom has been so amazing, coming down here and taking my homegirls back to NE, keeping them for almost two weeks, taking care of all of their neediness and woes and silliness and homeschooling, and then driving them all the way back and helping me take them to school the next day. she deservers a gold medal.

i should have told my mom to write down any good quotes from them, but i forgot.

the good thing is i got a good dose of dancing and singing performances when they returned.

we have two beautiful trucks for sale if you're looking.

i know winter rarely shows up in texas, but i just really wish it would.

not sure what the next few days have in store,
but happy weekend!

Friday, January 13, 2017

it's leftover day

last weekend our giant took us on an adventure. an adventure in finding car parts for a friend's car. with a pitstop in deep ellum, they were the only homegirls at the brewery, but fun nonetheless. and a great spot to snap a few pics. 

"i really want to keep you mommy." -mira

along with strep going around our house we found out that mira's poor tonsils are still so swollen and not going down, she will have to have them out.

we're into building forts and tents {especially since we have been sick}. my house looks like a disaster, but they're only going to want to this for such a short time in their life. plus, no on is coming over.

i told juno it was the last time i'm buying diapers, but that was two diaper boxes ago ;)

the girls bags are getting packed and nana is on the way to save the day. next week i'm having surgery and my mom is coming to grab the girls and bring them back with her for a few days. gosh, i don't know what i'd do without her.

filming and photographing a couples' 10 year marriage story, a working greasy monkey, and thanks to my aunt and uncle a date day to a mavs game.

happy weekend.

since i probably won't be around next week due to recovery, here are a few pics of us playing during our recess and the 78 degree weather that hit texas.

Friday, January 6, 2017

leftover friday

i truly believe that the Lord allowed it to snow just for me. 
this morning started off really rough and i had a huge mom fail.
the girls spilled their cereal bowls for the third day this week and i lost it (i absolutely hate cleaning up milk and cereal from the floor). i picked up mira's little {sofia the first} characters and threw them and two of the heads fell off. 
now, it could be that my giant has worked till 9 or later every night since Christmas or my two littles have had strep and an ear infection or i'm just going crazy. anyway, no excuses for my actions. 

after i apologized and the homegirls and i set off to get new characters for mira.

but the snow, it speaks to my soul.
and offers forgiveness and peace.

making pancakes for this clan, selling our wreck 4runner, shopping for these newly pointed flower girls and enjoy the cold weather.

here's to a happier weekend.

oh and i don't want to forget quotes!
"my feet smell like cinnamon bread."-mira

"i can wink, but i have to be sleeping."-imogen

"does juno speak spanish? i'm serious. i just don't know what language she speaks." -imogen

"mira, you have the best adventures."-imogen
"i do know the best avengers."-mira