Happy Shoppers Finally!


Brody has never been much of a shopper.  He will tolerate shopping for clothes, shoes and toys if he is the one getting the items.  When it comes to grocery shopping that kid has no tolerance at all.   As soon as we pull into the parking lot of the grocery store the whining begins and doesn't end until we're back on the main road.    It doesn't matter to him if we are there for 1 or 1,000 items.    Last Friday after noon I needed to run to the grocery store because we planned on heading to the lake on Saturday.  Since one set of grandparents happened to be at the lake already and the other set was busy he had no choice but to tag along. He was annoyed before we got there because I refused to buy him a new pair of sunglasses at the optical … [Read more...]

Random Question Bath Bomb vs Bubble Bath

It's been a while since I've asked a random question!   Since my back surgery baths have been a favorite way to help relieve pain and relax.    Over the years I've tried many bath bombs and bubble baths to find that which I prefer depends on the train for the bath.    I like bubbles to relax and disk the stress away.   I like bath bombs on days my pain is or if control because the scents distract me and take me other places.    Which do you think is better, bath bombs or bubble bath?   … [Read more...]

Meet The Happy’s #The Happy’s #sponsored


I received free products in order to host the Cepia, LLC sponsored MommyParty.The opinions expressed here are 100% my own. Brody has been begging for a dog, while Quentin has been has been trying to convince us that a cat would be the best pest.    I've been holding strong and saying no for various reasons.  Once of the biggest reasons being we all have horrible allergies to one or both of the most wanted pets.   When I heard about #The Happy's from Cepia, LLC, the makers of Zhu Zhu Pets, I knew the boys would love them.  The Happy’s are a new line of interactive puppies and kitten plush "pets". They play, make over 25 silly sounds, and they can even be trained.  They can play keep away or chase a special ball.  For someone like me who is … [Read more...]

The Anniversary I Won’t Forget


My tag line says it all!    The boring days are definitely few and far between, I just don't always write about them. Last Friday (April 18th) was Zack and I's 11th wedding anniversary and we were looking forward to celebrating.   We arranged for the kids to spend some time with their grandparents while we enjoyed a meal without mentions of Pokemon, bodily functions and reminding kids to use their manners.    Most importantly we wanted to be able to have a full conversation without having to talk in code or stop and explain what we were talking about and why some things said can't be repeated outside of the house.   We're not the only parents that have conversations like that, are we? So, Friday afternoon I was trying to get the boys to … [Read more...]

Bye Bye Training Wheels!

Brody riding bike without training wheels

Last Friday I had more to celebrate than just my anniversary!   Brody finally decided to take a stab at riding a bike without training wheels and no assistance from mommy and daddy.  All four of us have been trying to help Brody off and on the past couple of months so that he'd be ready for spring but he wasn't interested in it.  Recently he's spent more time watching his brothers ride bikes thinking it would help him learn.  On Friday he grabbed his helmet and Zander's bike and set off to show us what he could do.  He mastered riding a bike without training wheels in just a few minutes.  He is now a little monster tearing up the sidewalk on his brothers bikes.  We finally figured out that his main problem is that his bike was just too … [Read more...]

Time For Me To Be Honest With Myself

As 2014 approached I told myself that this year I wasn't going to focus on my weight.   Well, I lied.  I know that I've gained some weight and it wasn't until recently that I knew exactly how much.    Since my back surgery in September I have gained close to 40 pounds.  I know that it is partly my own doing because I ate like crap for a few weeks.  I also know that partly it was because my physical activities have been limited by pain.   The worst part is that one of the medications that I was put on to help my healing also contributed to this weight gain.   I feel so stupid for letting it get the the point that I am.    Now it's time for me to be honest with myself and take action so that I can be at a lower weight and healthier overall. … [Read more...]

Handbag Butler {Keeping my phone charged while on the go!}


According to my husband there isn't a time that I'm not on my phone.  I'd like to tell you that he is exaggerating my phone use just a tad, but I'd be lying.  I usually only put it down when I go to sleep or when the battery is dead.  As much as I use my phone it is hard to keep the battery charged.  I personally hate to leave the house with my phone less than 50% charged.   I'm just paranoid that something will happen and my phone will die before I can call for help.  It's the unknown that makes me worry!    Did I  mention that I'm a tad bit paranoid?  Since I am so paranoid, I refuse to leave my phone plugged in and charging in the truck while I run into a store, even for a minute.  We have two chargers in the truck but I'm not always … [Read more...]