Mackenzie’s ISR Swim Lessons

We all know that when it comes to my kids, I am a bit overprotective.  Calling it “a bit” is probably an understatement.  At least I admit it though, right?  One thing I haven’t talked much about here is my history with anxiety.  My struggle with it has had a huge impact on the way Adam and I choose to parent our kids.  When most people look at a pool, they see a fun way to spend a summer day with their family.  When I look at a pool, I think of all the way my kids can get hurt, or worse. READ MORE

No More Excuses

It seems I fell off of the blogging wagon again!  I seriously have a good excuse this time.  Well, sort of.  See, what happened was my cell phone got run over by a tram at Disney World.  I know, that was a few months ago, but I promise it caused this blogging hiatus!  After hanging on for a few months, my phone finally died.  Like would not turn on.  Totally dead. READ MORE

Braden’s 7th Birthday Party

Braden, being the sweet boy that he is, made his birthday party planning incredibly easy on me this year.  He loved his Pokemon party last year so much, that he wanted to do the same thing over again.  I eventually convinced him to at least pick a different theme, so he decided on Skylanders.  He wanted everything else exactly the same though.  Easy peasy!

Braden is SEVEN!

I have this thing about birthdays – I think that for kids, they should be a big deal. We should go out of our way to make them feel so special and so loved on their big day. Thankfully both of my kids have summer birthdays so we don’t have to worry about going to school on their big day (what fun is that?!). I take the day off of work (Adam tries to, if his work schedule allows it) and we let the kids decide what they want to do, all day long. They decide where we go, what we do, what we eat, etc. They love it! READ MORE

Cub Scout Day Camp at Camp Echockotee

Earlier this summer, after Braden and I returned from our trip to Atlanta,  we spent a week at Cub Scout day camp at Camp Echockotee.  Yes, I said “we”.  Something you may not know about me is that I’m crazy over-protective when it comes to my kids.  Some of my friends tease me about it, but I’m okay with that.  The idea of my sweet boy out in the woods with the critters, shooting guns, swimming, doing archery.. all of that without one of his parents there?  It kind of made me crazy. READ MORE

Atlanta for Beth & Josh’s Wedding

You may remember back in October when we went to Atlanta for Laura and Jeremy’s wedding.  This time it was Beth & Josh’s turn to tie the knot.  I’d been stressing about the dates ever since mid-November when we found out that Mackenzie’s first dance recital was going to be one of the first two weekends in June.  I kept my fingers crossed that it wouldn’t be June 5th.  It was, of course. READ MORE

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