Okay Tanya, I'm back.

"You know I check your blog all the time, and there's nothing new. When are you going to start back up again." That is what I hear from my neighbor Tanya every time I see her. Alright Tanya, I am going to try to keep up with this a little better than I have the last year.

So where have I been... where do I start. My sweet husband has had an extremely busy touring year which means life for me gets extra busy holding down the household. I also have been facilitating childcare for my niece and two other sweet little ones in addition to caring for my boys. All of this amongst keeping up with all the other happenings in life. Can you say "Full Plate?" It's been a crazy year but a good and rewarding year too.

One thing that has been happening this past year that we are excited about is this !!!

My husband and his band mates have been working super hard this year and we are really hoping all the work and sacrifice pays off this year.

My 10 minutes of free time are up. So there you go Tanya and everyone else who might be reading. Let's see if I can keep it up a little better this time. Until next time.....


With Thanksgiving approaching I have been thinking a lot about food. If you know me and my husband you know, we LOVE food. And I wonder? What's your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?

Luca David

Oh my sweet sweet Luca. You are the most amazing surprise I have ever gotten in my life.

You are such a fun and loving little boy.
You melt your Momma's heart.

We sure do love you!!!!

Friday Favorites

Mrs Meyers Orange Clove Hand Soap

I love it when the Mrs. Meyers holiday scents come out!! One of the new scents this season is Orange Clove. YUMMMMMM. I love it. It is so warm and my kids are excited to wash their hands because it smells so good.

Mrs Meyers Iowa Pine Candle

Another holiday scent by Mrs Meyers, I was so glad that they brought back Iowa Pine. It was lasts years scent and it's sooo sooo good. This candle makes my home smell warm and wintery... yes wintery.

Pomegranate Seeds

I love pomegranate seeds but it is always a pain to get the seeds out. I find myself not wanting to buy pomegranates because it's such a pain. WELL... Costco sells them in packs, ready to eat. Oh my goodness, I'm addicted. They are my new favorite snack. If you have a Costco membership, get over there and buy some. They are a really healthy, tasty snack and are great in salads too.

Margaret Soother Tea - Tea Source

Tea is a must for me in when the weather gets cold. I love starting my day with coffee and ending it with tea. My favorite, and a staple in my house, is Margaret's Soother from the Tea Source. It is amazing. It is a blend of mints with a hint of licorice root. This tea is a MUST TRY. You will be addicted. Sitting down with a cup of Margaret's Soother is the perfect way to end the day.


Remember that one time when I started a blog and was doing fairly well keeping up with it? Then summer happened and then fall happened.....FAIL. I think about my blog but then never find the time to sit down and type anything. I won't complain, I won't apologize. I think I'll just blog instead.

My husband asked me the other day when I was going to blog again. He said he missed reading my blog. Ah.... so sweet. I didn't realize that he read it. If for nothing else, I'll try to do better for his reading pleasure.

So what's been going on?? Summer seemed crazy. Soccer, T-ball, childcare, a busy traveling husband, weddings, weekends on 2nd street, spending time up north, the wiffle ball tournament, a new niece, my first nephew, a new sister-in-law and oh yeah, a baby crawling all over. Did I mention how much fun it has been having a baby in the house again. We are all loving it!! His brother's are crazy about him and Tyler and I are just in awe of how much joy this little boy has brought into our family. I can't believe he'll be one in a week and a half. Really? My baby is getting older. It feels like I blinked and the summer was over.

Now it's summer and we have had the most amazing weather. It is now November and the weather is still in the 50's fairly consistently. UNBELIEVABLE. I am embracing every moment outside that I can because I know the winter is coming.

Here's to blogging more consistently!