Lake season is back as wonderful as ever this year. We’ve been out to my parents lake property at least three or four times and it never feels like enough. We spent the long Memorial Day weekend out there for four days and the boys still cried when we had to leave.
My parents have a wakeboarding boat, fishing boats, kayaks, canoes, jet skis, a paddleboat, four wheelers, everything you could ever want to play on and have a great time. We are really lucky to get to have somewhere so wonderful to go spend our weekends all summer (and winter) and be together as a family. As fun as all of the boats and things are, it’s really the time spent with family that makes it a special place.
Sawyer caught his first fish over the weekend. He’s always had those Disney poles that have the fake rubber fish on the end and was too young to realize he wouldn’t catch any thing with that, and since I liked not having to worry about a 4 year old walking around with a long stick with a hook on the end, it was fine, but this summer he was ready to move up to a real pole and real hook and bait. He was excited when he caught something but not so much about having to help take it off the line to throw it back in.
We spent a lot of time on the water with fun swim breaks and time at the rope swing, and can’t wait to get back out there.
With Valentine’s Day coming up quickly, I know some of you are already on the hunt for great ideas for crafts and recipes, I thought I’d share some great post by some of my fellow bloggers that I think you love, and hopefully you’ll check out mine too, (It’s the second one!)
Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and the Social Fabric Community has put together the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Round-Up to help you prepare for the season of love. From tutorials to crafts to delicious recipes, we have something for everyone. We dare you not to fall in love with these ideas!
Two weeks ago Brandon and I celebrated our two-year anniversary. Since we had a crazy day and didn’t really get to make it too special, I did take the time to look through our wedding pictures again, taken by the amazing Olivia Griffin. I loved reminiscing on what a perfect and beautiful day it was! I thought I ‘d share some of my favorite pictures!
I can’t wait to see what the next two years bring!!!
That photo of us with all of our nieces and nephews- can you believe there have been five more babies born in our family since then? And once more on the way? (not me)
I love being able to have a place to check-off the things I do each day and jot down any thoughts I have. I couldn’t find one that I liked online so I made this one and thought I’d share it with everyone! I included a place to write blog post ideas for fellow bloggers. It has a place to write the date at the top, a space for to-dos, pictures to take, blog post ideas, and every day jobs (answer emails, voicemails, work-out, and drink water). I hope you like it! To print, just click on the picture at the top and you can print right from that page or save it to your computer! It is sized for 8.5X11 paper.
p.s.- The pretty floral scroll thing is courtesy of Shabby Blogs blog.
I’ve written a few blog post the last few days, but posted none. They just didn’t feel right. I don’t want to say some fluffy filler things that aren’t worth reading. But, tonight, I feel like this needs to be said.
Since I got pregnant, and even before, when we were considering starting a family, I frequently turned to the internet for advice, opinions, knowledge, etc. I have always been a fan of learning things for myself simply by googling it. Broken shower? Googled it, learned how, it’s fixed. Baby won’t sleep? Googled that too. Still not fixed, by got many tips and advice. Anyhow, as of late, many of the things I have googled, (that’s a word, right?) have to do with parenting. Taking care of Sawyer is my 24/7 job so it’s on my mind 24/7. I often click the links on the first page, which lead to an assortment of various baby websites, blogs, forum, etc. But as I’ve read these things, I try to gather the information I need and then get off quickly. Why? Because there is so much negativity towards parenting.
I find it really sad. A helpless sounding, and no doubt worn out and tired mom will ask "what can I do to help my baby sleep better?" and there will be thirty responses accusing her of doing all the wrong thing already, or saying it won’t get better; there is little useful advice given, and often no reassurance or positive thoughts. Is this really all that we have as humans to offer each other? Judgmental comments? Reading that woman’s post, I wanted so badly to give her a hug, tell her it will be okay, and snuggle her baby for her so she could get some sleep, or at the very least, write a nice comment, even if I have no helpful advice, a kind word does so much for the soul.
I know not everyone is guilty of this and yay for you if you are not but I just hope that this serves as some kind of reminder to us that we are all going through some kind of trial, we are all doing the best we can and we have no need to be so harsh on each other. I fully believe that what we send out comes back to us somehow and if we send out negativity, we will get it back. I know I want as much positive vibes my way as possible. So let’s lift each other up; when you see someone who needs help, don’t just observe, serve! We all can do something, even if it is small. The world needs more positive people. Be one!
Thanks for listening to my soapbox 🙂
In case that didn’t fulfill your day, here’s a pillow with Sawyer’s face on it 🙂