I should be Folding Laundry, but…

I should be folding laundry right now, but it’s already done.

As you can tell, it has been a busy end of school year for our family with field trips, new jobs, field days, t-ball games, and anything else that keeps us from doing our regularly scheduled “Mom” job.

For starters, I was able to go on a field trip with Chelsea, to a family pumpkin farm. There we rode cows, played on the playground, search for gold, and enjoy a hayride on the farm. I was thankful to have that time with her and attend her field trip experience with her on that day. This is why at this moment in time we were unable to fold the laundry and put it away.

Next, we attended a beautiful wedding, where my husband had the honor of singing for the bride and groom’s first dance. My husband does such a great job with his singing and I’m honored to be by his side each and every time that someone asks him to be part of their big day. Here are some pictures below! We had a blast with some pretty amazing and awesome people, who we will come to love and befriend. This is why at this moment we were unable to fold laundry and put it away.

Then, I had the opportunity to attend another field trip with my oldest daughter to the Booker T Washington National Monument. We had a blast learning and exploring the park where Booker T. Washington grew up. This is why at this moment we were unable to fold laundry and put it away.

Mother’s day came and gone in the blink of an eye, but like every year it was a day that we spent doing what mom likes to do-Hiking. The entire family went hiking at the Booker T. Washington National Monument. They had an amazing trail for visitors and we had the opportunity to play in the water, reflecting, and spending quality family time together. Happy Mother’s Day to me 🙂 This is why at this moment in time we were unable to fold laundry and put it away.

Field day is one of the most exciting times in an elementary school in our county. It is a huge water event, where we are expected to get wet. I’m like a big kid when it comes to these events and so thankful I’m able to be part of the day. I think I got more soaked than some of the kiddos! This is why at this moment in time we were unable to fold laundry and put it away.

Little man started playing wiffle ball to prepare him for tball and I couldn’t be more proud of him. Walker is a true boy of character and happiness. He gets so excited about seeing his friends and not to mention, I feel like he has an amazing coach that will be such a positive influence on him as he grows. While we have only been to one practice so far with how our schedules have worked, this is why at this moment in time we have been unable to fold laundry and put it away.

The last day of school happened and Kaylee was honored to receive the Principal’s award for overall student on everything that included academics, behavior, attendance, etc. What a proud mom moment to have witnessed and be there for my daughter. This is another reason why at the moment we were unable to fold the laundry and put it away.

I took a couple of hours on the last day of school to enjoy time with my children before they left for their first family vacation with their grandmother, great aunt, and great grandmother. We played on the farm, looked at the cows, played in the rain, and waited for trains to sound it’s horn. It was a great family day, which is another reason why we were unable to at the moment fold the laundry and put it away.

The kids left Friday with my mom to go on vacation. This time, we had plenty of time to clean, and by clean I mean, throw a ton of things away. I had time to fold laundry, clean every single room in this house with every spec of detail possible. Chris and I also had time to go to two get togethers this weekend which turned out to be completely amazing and had such a great time. I’m sincerely thankful and grateful for good friends!



Mother’s Day, Hiking Adventures, and New beginnings. 

Mother’s Day was yesterday and from one mama to another, I hope you enjoyed your day as much as we did.

Hiking and Kayaking are my two favorite hobbies! What better way to spend Mother’s Day than to do one of my favorite hobbies together with my family. We had a blast! We took a nice hike at the Booker T Washington Park, such a great hike for beginners. 

Daddy & Son talking about the different kinds of trees, talking about the streams and of course, trains. 

The kids were able to stop by the stables and visit with all of the animals. 

My babies, heading out on our family hike.

Dads and the kiddos In front of the monument.

Hiking is such a personal experience, especially when done with loved ones. It gives you time to enjoy the outdoors, see new creatures, new bugs, new flowers, go off the hike, and lastly, we are all unplugged together as a family. 

Thank you Family for the fun filled day yesterday.

Afterwards, we decided to stop by and see our family. This picture was taken of the kids by my sister in law. Such cuties. 

The kids made these Mother’s Day gifts for Mother’s Day! They planted sunflowers, roses, and morning glories. Thank you, Pinterest:)

I purchased one of these Catchie concepts a while back and had the chance to clean out the car and finally put in the product! I have a minivan with three kids and this is by far one of the best inventions Mothers need for their vehicles. Look at that pile of trash and toys that would have landed up on the floor. Amazing! Visit Catchie Concepts on Facebook & Instagram for more information!

I’m super excited about this new adventure in my life! I’ve never been so nervous about a job before in my life. I’ll be a Daycare Director starting tomorrow!! Well, training anyway. I believe this will be my forever job. The new owners are amazing and I’m ecstatic to engage in this adventure with them!

Please send prayers, well wishes, and thoughts my way as I embark on this new adventure.
Have a great day!

Mother’s Day Challenge: A Mother’s Bragging Right

I decided to blog about my Mother’s Day Facebook challenge instead of posting the pictures on Facebook. All of us moms have a story and its unique. Mine is just as unique as the next mom in line, so allow me to blog about my challenge. 

Chris and I married September 23, 2006. It was the best day of our lives. Things seemed to be perfect, things seemed like I was in a dream. How was it that I was chosen to spend the rest of my life with THIS man. We said our vows, danced the night away and life began. 

February 7, 2009, we brought our first child into the world. We didn’t know a thing about parenting, actually took one of those lame parenting courses at the hospital, which, we look back now and that did NOT prepare us for parenthood. It was February and all I had for Kaylee were onesies-HAHA! No coat, a light blankie, and a light hat-My mother in law has to go get things for me to bring her home in. We were clueless. I bet those nurses wonder how KK turned out when she stepped foot out of the hospital and out of their care. Kaylee has become the most loving, patient, caring, well mannered, and smart Jesus loving girl. She’s currently reading on a high second grade level, almost third grade! She is friends with all of the kids in her class and her teacher knows she struggles with the more difficult kiddos, but remains friendly. We are SO blessed and thankful for her love and compassion. She wants to grow up and be a vet!

July 31, 2010 we welcomed our Cheekies!!! Mother hood surely opened up our busy schedule as we welcomed another sweet baby. This time we were a bit more prepared as far as clothing 🙂 Chelsea is just as smart as her sister, loves animals, and Jesus and wants to be a farmer. Chelsea has been known to read to first and second graders at school to motivate them! Wow!! What a proud parent accomplishment..Now if I can just sign her agenda and homework folder every night, life would be grand. 

December 18, 2012, we welcomed our first mama’s boy, who stole my heart. Walker is such a friendly boy, it’s scary. He is very trusting, polite, and respectful. We are still learning and figuring him out. We have adjusted well and have managed to be able to stay home with each child. Having that third child was a challenge. The kids now outnumbered the parents. Hopefully, he is out last boy, sadly, due to my heart issues, but he doesn’t want anymore babies, since he is mama’s baby boy💚

May 2013, I graduated from college! We got married, purchased a home, had three kids, worked full time at times, and I still managed to graduate college with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.

Now our life is complete and I’m in a happy place. Life will continue to be hectic, but as a mom my number one priority is these three kiddos who I never imagined would make my whole world complete and heart filled with so much joy and happiness. 

This is my Mother’s Day Challenge!
What’s yours?