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16 years and counting

16 years and counting

Warning: talks of affection included in this post. May be TMI for those that aren’t used to it.   “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection and […]

I have failed as a parent

I have failed as a parent

All I ever wanted to be was a parent. Even at the earliest of ages, my goal was to be a wife and mother. Looking back now, I think any other career – including rocket scientist – would have been easier. There were times when […]

A recipe is more than just dinner

A recipe is more than just dinner

So in 2012 Rylee had brain surgery. Once we were released from the hospital, church members and friends started delivering meals. Most of the people were close friends but there was this one lady that arrived at the house that I wasn’t familiar with. She […]

The forgotten kid – middle child syndrome

The forgotten kid – middle child syndrome

Layne and I ran into town to grab a free chick fil a biscuit before he headed to Kerrville with the ag teacher for the show. I often try to find ways to spend individual time with him. We can’t afford to go on expensive […]

Cha Cha, 11/2004-1/2018

Cha Cha, 11/2004-1/2018

ChaCha was 13. She was a present Chris got me for my birthday when I refused to leave the Walmart parking lot without her. She was the runt of the litter. We didn’t need to spend money on a dog but Chris bought her anyway because I […]

New Year – New Start – I mean Blog!

New Year – New Start – I mean Blog!

I remember in my younger “party days” I would spend weeks planning for New Year’s Eve. I would search for the perfect outfit, make plans of where I would celebrate the event and then strategically arrange my midnight placement so that I could get that […]

This is how our day will go…

So this morning we are discussing the day and attempting to make a schedule. Let me set the scene…I am sitting in bed, Layne is standing next to me on the side of my bed, Miranda is sitting on the other side of me in […]

Update while overthinking

So I went to the doctor this week. It has been 6 weeks since my surgery! I was released to exercise (as if!) or do whatever I felt comfortable doing. I still get easily fatigued which the doctor said was normal and will probably last […]