Friday, November 30, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 107

Your greatest challenge and how you overcame it?

Weight loss has definitely been my greatest challenge. I am still working on it and man it is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. 

I have not overcome it yet, but I will one day!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 106

A family member who means the most to you?

All of them mean the world to me in different ways. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 105

Could you be taking better care of yourself?

I am working on it. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 104

Three fears you want to overcome this year?

My fear of not being able to buy a house. 
My fear of my body always having issues. 
My fear of never being able to lose all this extra weight that I don't need. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 103

What is your Christmas wish?

Nothing. I just want my family to be happy. We don't have the kids this year for Christmas so it is usually a more lonelier Christmas for Abe and I, but we try to make the best out of it. We just can't wait for the following weekend when we will have the kids and can enjoy our Christmas holiday with them! 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 102

Three things that you would grab from your home during an emergency?

Other than my kids...
My purse
My safe
C's school box

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 100

The most unfair thing that has ever happened to you?

I think in all reality I would say my dad's mom passing away when I was 4. Before I really got a chance to know her. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 99

If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?

- All our student loans and credit card debt to be gone. 
- That my kids would thrive this year in school and leave elementary/middle school better than they were when they started. 
- That I can stay focused on the weight loss. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 98

A time you helped someone?

The last time I helped someone that made me feel good was when my friend Amanda had her first child. I made some freezer meals for her to put in the freezer and cook whenever they wanted something easy to make. It makes me feel good when I am able to help in that way. It isn't a big thing on my end, but to someone else it might be a huge difference!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 97

A lesson you have learned from a friend.

Life is hard. You have to do your best and live the best life you can for you and no one else!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 94

A time you were most disappointed by someone?

I am disappointed in people all the time. People are so harsh and can be so mean. The worst part about it is, they really have no idea the effect their words and actions have on people. It makes me super sad. 

Friday, November 16, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 93

A time you surprised yourself?

When I was able to support myself after my divorce. Man, divorce is hard enough with all the emotions. I was super proud and surprised that I was able to navigate my life after the divorce with finances and with my kiddo. I did rather well. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 92

The most difficult decision you have ever had to make?

To move to Washington State. 
Most difficult, but best thing I ever did for myself.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 91

Things you take for granted every day?

I don't think I take anything for granted. I try to live my life being thankful for every day and all the things we have and are able to have. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 90

Something you have always wanted to do?

Finish up my stars tattoo. I have to add some initials for my nieces and nephews and have them add on with more stars since I have more than what I have. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 88

Describe your perfect weekend?

My perfect weekend is a weekend where we have NO plans. We are able to just sit and relax and listen to our kids laugh/giggle together. 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 87

How are you the same or different from your child self?

I am stronger. 
I am smarter. 
I am more relaxed. 
I am more confident. 

Friday, November 9, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 86

Things that make you happy?

- My husband.
- My kiddos.
- My family.
- My friends.
- New babies to snuggle.
- Seeing everyone happy. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 85

A moment or experience that changed your life:

I would say meeting Justin and then deciding to move my life to Washington state. That changed my life. I think for the better. I have been in Washington state for 19 years and I have to say that I have not always loved every minute of it and it has been hard at times, but I am so thankful I made this choice back in 1999. 

I love love love living up here. The weather is great. Winters are a little drizzly, but it is awesome weather. I love the rain, I love the snow (as long as I don't have to drive in it), I love the summers, I love the springs and falls. It is just an all around beautiful place to live. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 84

A day that you would like to forget?

I don't think there is one day that I would like to forget. Maybe the day I was raped would be one of the top day's. But, every thing that has happened in my life has made me into the person I am today. You take away any one of the things that some people would like to forget and you take away a part of me that made me, me.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 83

One memory you will never forget?

This one will probably be the day my cousin Trena and Marla Faye passed away. Both to suicide. What a horrible thing to have to go through not only once, but a second time in your family! 

Suicide is no joke. It is a serious illness. If you or anyone you know are depressed and have had suicide thoughts, please call the suicide help line at 800-273-8255.

Monday, November 5, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 82

Did you expect your life to be the way it is today?

I definitely did not see my life going in this direction no. I never thought I would be living in another state completely happy with life, but I am. Yes, I miss my family very much down south, but my life here is quite amazing and for that I hope my family understands. 

I was not meant to live the small town life. I was meant to flourish and that is what I am doing here in Washington state. I love every part of my life. And I am extremely thankful for everything that has brought me to this point in my life!

The journey has definitely not always been an easy one, but right now... today... I am extremely content with life and very happy!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 81

What is the most important thing that you have learned?

You can not make EVERYONE happy, so stop trying. 
I have always done my best to make everyone happy around me. Growing up I have definitely learned that no matter what you do and what you say, you are never able to make everyone happy. There will be those certain few that think what you are doing in life is wrong and not the way it should be done. 

You can only make yourself happy! Get rid of the negativity in your life and life your life for you and no one else. They aren't living your life for you... so why try to make them happy?

Saturday, November 3, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 80

Are you close with your siblings?


We are close in different ways. My brother closest to me in age has always been my buddy. We can see each other and nothing ever changes. We can talk about old times and new times and just have a great time together. 

My older brother came here earlier this year and that was a wonderful experience. We had a wonderful few days bonding and doing fun things together and just spending time together. I will forever be thankful for that time with him. We didn't always get along... there were hard times, but we are at a great place in our lives. 

I am very thankful for my brothers. I don't know where I would be if they weren't a part of my life!

Friday, November 2, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 79

Who is the most important person in your life?

My family.
My husband.
My kiddos.

They are the most important people in my life. After them there are many family and friends that are in that list! I have a great life with some really great people in it. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 78

What is the most meaningful item you own?

My most meaningful item I own would be my hope chest. 
My godparents brought it back from Saudi Arabia for me when I was younger and it has been with me ever since. It was one of the things I was able to bring with me from Louisiana and I am so thankful. I love it. It is so beautiful and hand carved and it makes me think of them every day!