Monday, December 31, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 138

Everything good that has happened this last week?

Christmas was a great time.
We had a family lunch at our house with our friends and family and the girls opened all their gifts and just had a great time. Lots of love and laughter in our home. 

We had a great year!

Ready to begin the new year more focused than ever!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 137

Something you would change about the world if you could?

All the hate in the world. 

Saturday, December 29, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 136

What is your focus for this week?

To get my goals for January together and get motivated to get them done!
Big goals for 2019. 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 134

How are you different now compared to this time last year?

I don't think I am that different. I have definitely aged more. I am more tired and my body aches more. But other than that, I don't think I am any different!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 133

Qualities you look for in a husband?

Trust worthy
Handsome is always nice

Monday, December 24, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 131

A habit that you want to pick up?

A healthy eating habit with sticking to it. 
I don't eat super bad, just the habit of eating breakfast and lunch and making sure I stick to lower calorie stuff!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 130

The best compliment you have ever received?

Work compliments never get old. A few of my favorites:

- I am really going to miss working with you. You have been an absolute pleasure to know and top notch at what you do. 

- Thank you sooooooo much!! It is great to know in this crazy small business world, that I got you!!!

- Oooohhhh... u r MAGIC!!!

- Thanks! And in case we haven't told you lately... we really appreciate all that you do for us!

- We are in AZ, and we will be home in a couple of weeks. It feels good having you there, looking out for us. Thank you very much!

- Thank you so much Michele. Truly. There are no words to express how grateful I am to you for everything you have done and put up with. You have really had our backs through out this whole process and that has been very comforting with everything going haywire. 

- Thank you Michelle. It is wonderful to have someone like you to help with all these little "prickies" that seem to come up from time to time... You are great!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 129

Something you have never told your parents?

I don't know honestly. I have never lied to them if they asked me something directly.

Friday, December 21, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 128

What is something bothering you this very second?

Nothing really. Just getting ready for Christmas and preparing myself mentally to not have the kids this year. The years we do not have them are always harder, but ready for them to be home and opening gifts surrounded by laughter!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 127

The last time you laughed so hard your stomach hurt?

It is usually once a week with the people I hang out with. We are definitely never short of a good laugh. When I am having a rough week, I will call the ones that make me laugh and it does a body good!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 126

A teacher or professor you learned most from?

Mrs. Perkins my high school Latin teacher.
She always made sure we did our work, but she made it fun. She made sure we always were interacting with each other and making sure we knew what was going on before moving on.

She was pretty great!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 125

Someone you are especially thankful for this past year?

All of my family and friends. 
Life would be pretty boring without all of them!

Monday, December 17, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 124

Something sweet you were told that made you cry?

I don't cry often. Usually when it is bad news or hard times I cry, but not because of something sweet. 

Comments like you are the best mom ever, or best step mom ever or best day ever... those comments are my favorite and warm my heart!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 123

What is a list of your all-time favorite holiday songs?

O Holy Night
Once Upon a Christmas
Silent Night
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bell Rock

Saturday, December 15, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 122

What is your favorite quotes?

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."

Friday, December 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 120

A time you learned from a mistake?

Never let anyone borrow money that you have worked hard to save. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 119

What is your definition of success?

Being happy with what you are doing in life.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 118

What will be the same or different in your life one year from today?

I am hoping to be healthier in our lives in a year from today. I am hoping to be down at least 60 lbs in a year. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 117

Three predictions for the coming year?

- We will be able to pay off all our debt to be able to buy a house. 
- We will be able to move into our new house. 
- I will be able to get my weight down under 250 lbs. GOALS...

Sunday, December 9, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 116

A list of things you can do to help others?

- Always be nice. Being nice is one of the best things you can do for someone. 
- Be honest and always be willing to listen.
- Cook meals for them if they are in need. 

- Offer to help in any way. 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 115

Favorite Christmas candy?
Hot cocoa kisses and candy cane kisses. 

Favorite Christmas goodie to make?
My mom's Chinese Chews and Ritz peanut butter crackers covered in chocolate. They are a favorite for everyone who has tried them!

Favorite Christmas song?
Once Upon a Christmas by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Favorite Christmas Movie?
Miracle on 34th Street the remake ~

Favorite Ornament?
All of them. When it was just Cadence and I, I started getting us a new ornament every year. We each got to pick out our favorite one and it was our new ornament for that year. Now that Abe and Isa are a part of our family we get 4 new ornaments a year. It has been my favorite tradition. I love decorating our tree and the girls trying to remember which ones they picked out. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 114

What is a quality you most admire about your co-worker?

I don't have a co-worker, other than my boss. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 113

A secret you want to let go of?

I don't hold onto secrets. It doesn't do anyone any good. I have none. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 112

Name a person who is no longer in your life?

There are a list of them that caused extra drama during my divorce. A divorce is hard enough without people trying to embarrass me and my family. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 111

What is your favorite Christmas memory?

My favorite Christmas memory is growing up with my brothers. My mom did Christmas great. We always had traditions we did and it was a blast growing up. 

Now, I get to make my own memories with my kiddos. One of my favorites now is every Christmas we each pick out a new ornament for our tree. One day we will be able to replace all the balls we have with just our special ornaments. I just got a new one in July when mom and dad were here. I got a ferry ornament and it will remind me when we took the ferry over to Vashon Island and ventured out. 

MEMORIES... they are the best!

Monday, December 3, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 110

A skill you want to acquire and why?

The skill to be an awesome cook. I mean, Abe says I am pretty great at times, but I mean, I want it to be easy for me. I wish I had the skill to cook a meal without needing a recipe.

When I say that, I mean these delicious ones from Hello Fresh type of meals. I can cook steak/chicken and sides.  But the really good ones is what I mean. 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 109

What is your biggest goal for 2019?

Paying off our bills so we can get our credit score where it needs to be to be able to buy our house. We can do it!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 108

How a book has affected you?

The only thing I can think of is reading a motivational book and realizing I am pretty awesome at this thing called life in my own way.