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Thursday, September 1, 2016

cheese




Cheese and crackers from Whole Foods is my thing. I challenge all of you reading this to go on an adventure to the Whole Foods cheese section. Get the Robusto and then a cheese you have never tried before. If you are going with me, and Amron isn't looking, we might grab 4 or 5. It's so fun!!

This was our dinner tonight! We grabbed some veggies and hummus and had ham in the fridge. We also all went to Whole Foods as a family and that was its own adventure. Costco is great for taking 5 kids because of the double seats and huge cart plus wide isles! Whole foods is the opposite but I still like it.

Have any of you been to South America? What are the must see's? We are planning a trip for next year!! I'm so excited!!



I'm throwing everything away!!I


I've been feeling the impression to get my house in order. I'm trying to figure out exactly what the means but so far this is what we are going:
-Making a schedule. Especially a morning and evening routine. 
-Budget. My least favorite word. 
-Getting rid of everything we don't really, really need or want. (Have you read "The Life Changing Habit of Tidying Up"?! It's amazing! Read it! It's life changing! ;) 
















Ps- That combo of oils is called the Anthropology Blend. If my house can't look like Anthropology at least it will smell like it!! :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

music class!







    The kids started music class! It's amazing! They love it and I can't believe how fast they catch on! Yesterday I was sitting at the table humming one of the songs and True sings "mi-re-do!". I was shocked! I'm gonna have to watch what I say around that guy. 
     School has started! I have a love/hate relationship with school. It's amazing to have lots of time to myself but the time that the kids are home its so rushed. 
     The last picture is a typical True/Flora pic. He always wants to be right next to her snuggling. 
      
Right now we are trying to simplify our lives. I'm going back to my crock pot dinners.
I feel like lots of exciting things are in the works right now! I will keep you updated!!





Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Monday



I had postpartum depression with Flora for a few weeks. It was so hard. Ive never had it like that with the other kids. I just felt so stressed and anxious about things that weren't even happening yet and might not ever happen. Sunday nights were the worst because I would get so stressed out for the coming week and everything scared me. This is not me at all. I generally feel like if I take my vitamins and have enough diet coke I can get through anything. This experience really helped me turn to the Lord and realize this was something I could not handle on my own. I needed him and I needed help. My family was so awesome and supportive. I feel like a can relate to other moms going through this. I think loneliness has to be the worst feeling. If you are feeling like this talk to other moms! So many of the moms I had talked to had gone through the same thing. Its so nice to know we aren't alone. :)

My Monday was awesome!!! I started eating healthy, exercising, meditating, and I'm about to take a bath with essential oils!!! haha Gwyneth Paltrow does too!! (I just got back from the gym, thats why I seem so peppy!).

My Monday was also crazy! There were so many times I wanted to call Amron and see if he wanted to come home! I'm trying to support him in studying but it's really hard! I was strong and only called him once around 5:30. Our plan is for him to study until 6 so he told me to hang on just a little longer. I took out my camera and took so pics of the kids eating dinner. They're so funny. Graham was going through a funny stage where he didn't want to eat his dinner so he would throw it under the table. That got old fast!

I went to a training last week that was AMAZING!! We learned something that was so simple but life changing; worry about the things you can control. I love it. 

True loves Max. He always wears his shoes around and in the pic he has his rat (Max is obsessed with rats).

True also loves Flora. He wants to sit really close to her and then just starts jabbering and pointing. In the pic her face looks like she's saying, "yea, I know you love me". And duh, we all do! 

I love the pic with Flora on the couch and she's about to fall over. haha! That's a really life pictures. She's like mom you forgot about me.

The last pic is a project I'm working on! I need to make for time for crafty stuff! I get energy from projects!

Thanks for listening to me ramble!!








                         

















Sunday, April 17, 2016

Christmas Card in April


Heeeeeeey!!! Do you remember me?? I used to blog and stuff!! It's been like a year!!

Lots has happened! Most I don't remember but one big thing is FLORA!! You know that emoji with the hearts for eyes?! That's her. She's a doll. A sweetheart. All the nice names. I'm so in love it hurts.

This past week we celebrated 3 birthdays: Graham (7), Maxwell (5), and Sadie (5). I did something different this year. On the morning of their birthday I put their presents on the table and blew up balloons so they would wake up to a party. It was fun and started of the celebration on the right foot. 

Amron is still in med school. It's getting kind of crazy because he has these big tests coming up and needs to do well on them. The goal this week is to have him just go and study all the time. I need to be more supportive of him going! Its just hard when there's like 5 kids and they're all hungry and stuff! 

My focus right now is kids and doterra (essential oils). Both are going well!
The kids are 7, 5, 5, 1.5, and 8 weeks! I'm so excited for summer!!!! I trying to find some fun classes to do with the kids. Maybe painting or ceramics! I see lots of swimming in the near future! And snow cones (Bahama Bucks)!! 

Doterra is really fun. I teach classes about essential oils and then I have a team of awesome people I work with who want to teach about oils too!! I've been able to travel and meet amazing people! It's a dream job because I can fit it in around the kids and med school!









Something I'm trying to do to make the world a better place is work on taking better care of me!
When I take care of myself then I can pass that on to others!! The ripple effect!