So I was getting ready for work this morning and it occurred to me, I have never traveled outside of the U.S. After reflecting on many friends and family that have traveled abroad recently, I started thinking of where I would go if I ever left the U. S. of A. I mean, I've been… Continue reading Travel
Is it just me or is anyone else feeling a bit of a slump now that summer is halfway over? Maybe it's because I have yet to take a vacation, since we have been working hard on our fixer upper, or maybe it's just because it hasn't felt like summer to me yet. 😦 I… Continue reading Summertime Slump
Rory, our middle child, recently graduated from preK, back in May. It's the same preschool her older brother went to and it's the preschool her baby sister will go to. It is an amazing school and community. Everyone knows each other and Ms. T, the receptionist, knows every parent and child by name and greets… Continue reading Rory Graduates from PreK
When we bought our home we knew there was going to be a lot of updates required. Not just required but needed, and needed fast. The house is 20 years old and we bought it from the original owners, who never updated a single thing. 😦 It was a bummer but at least we got… Continue reading Heart of the Home…or is it the Stomach?
I recently turned 34, at the end of June. Not that I had grand plans or anything but I definitely had some ideas of what I wanted to do with the kids that day. I had work in the morning, like 4:30am-10am morning. Better to get it over and done with so I have the… Continue reading My Birthday and How It Didn’t Go as I Had Planned
It feels like an eternity that we've been on this house hunting journey. In reality it had only been a little over a year; which to me was an eternity. The first house (The Philomont House) we put an offer on, in the spring of 2017, we had been eyeing since the fall of 2016.… Continue reading Our “New” House
We started this dance journey back in February. Rory really wanted to do a dance recital with a costume. We found the Loudoun School of Ballet and jumped in to Creative Ballet. Rory is the oldest in her class but that didn't phase her. She jumped in there ready to learn and always did everything… Continue reading Tiny Dancer
For as long as I could remember, I have always wanted to be a mom. I have always loved babies and I wanted a lot of my own. I remember distinctly telling my mom that I wanted 6 kids when I was older because I wanted a big, close knit family. No one ever mentioned… Continue reading Momming Ain’t Easy
Colby is our little soccer superstar. Out of all of the sports we've had him try, soccer is the one that has stuck. He really enjoys everything about the sport. He has always just taken classes or summer soccer camps at the recreation center I work at, and he's been content with it. Well,… Continue reading Run, Colby, Run!
Rory recently started taking ballet classes at the Loudoun School of Ballet. A friend of ours teaches there and so we decided to give it a try and see how Rory likes it. Well, it turns out that she LOVES ballet and dance in general. The school is also part of a company that puts… Continue reading Mad Hatter Tea Party