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Monday, June 9, 2014

Trying To Do Everything

Isn't that the case with  most moms? Sounds like it's the story of my life these days. I just want to do so many things and it feels like I'm being spread so thin. I know the answer would probably be to give up some of my sleep time if I want to be able to do more in a day...but I really like my sleep and don't really want to give any of it up!

Activities. Hunter has started t-ball this year. Yup, we have hit the age of having to run him around for activities. It's crazy already, so I guess I get to look forward to having to double that when Hudson starts in a few years. Hunter has games two nights during the week and then on Saturday morning or early afternoon. Add that on top of AWANA during the school year on Wednesday nights and we've got a full schedule. How do moms find the balance of wanting their kid to do all the fun activities they can while still balancing time for sit-down dinners every night?! I haven't found it yet.

Church. When we are home, going to church on Sunday mornings is just routine, we always go. But...man I would love to get back into going on Wednesday nights or Sunday nights, or both. It just seems like there is always chaos or Hudson will be in bed already. Probably just one of those things where it is what is, for this season in our lives. Thank goodness for Tuesday night bible study with some of my favorite women!

Quilting. I started playing around with quilting last Fall and quickly fell in love with it. I watched YouTube videos and just kind of figured it out. I've made a couple baby sized, a lap sized, and two full sized quilts. Hudson does not allow me to work on anything like this while he is awake ;) So that leaves nap time and late nights. Ugh. Once again, I don't like to give up my sleep time. Just worked on this for a friend's new baby girl at nap time today, now to find time to finish it!

All other things. I love to do things for others. Whether it be making baby's quilts, taking people meals, or watching someone else's kids for a few hours.... it just blesses me to do those things for others. But man, I wish I just had more time to do those things!

Oh well, once again, just a season in our lives with having young children. I can still dream of having twice as many hours in the day...or two of me. :) In the meantime, just trying to enjoy what is in front of me instead of just thinking of all the things that aren't getting done.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Coming Back

So that was officially my longest break from this blog... over 9 months. Wowza. Pretty sure that was right around the time that Hudson started walking and I got busy with AdvoCare.

So yeah... that makes sense...busy, busy, busy. Hudson has not stopped moving for more than about thirty seconds since then, I've been busy feeding myself and my family clean meals, even volunteered for a couple positions within the Altus Air Force base and Jesse's squadron, and taught myself some beginning quilting. So, bottom line is, if I hear another person say there is nothing to do in Altus, Oklahoma...I might scream. Probably never been so busy in my life.

So how do I come back to this blog? What do I write about? This blog has always just kinda grown along with me. Whether it's been updates on our kid's milestones, what we've been up to, fitness, cooking/baking, or reflections on my faith. So I think that's what I'll keep to- where is Stephanie right now, just makes sense because this is my little space on the internet.

So I'll warn ya, this here blog will probably be a mix of: family updates, fitness (mix of AdvoCare, workout routines, eating clean), maybe some quilting if I can find some time to get back into it, and some devotional type posts. What do yo think? What would you like to read about?

In the meantime, here are some pictures of life lately.

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Family road trip to Minnesota to visit Jesse's family and go to a friend's wedding. We spent 3 days in Minneapolis by ourselves and had a blast. It included the Mall of America with the Lego store and rides, Water Park of America, the zoo, and a Twins game at Target field. Oh yeah, and lots and lots of yummy food. 

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So lots of good food, left me feeling yucky. So this is what my days have been looking like since we've been home. AdvoCare products, lots of nutritious food, and even more time in the gym. It's summertime in Oklahoma, gotta be prepared for the pool! 

Hopefully, I'll be back tomorrow! 

Jesse is active duty Air Force and is originally from southern Minnesota. He has also managed to become a follower of just about every hobby known to man (which drives his wife crazy!).

Henry was born on July 4, 2007. His hobbies include playing with his squeaker toys, barking a little girls, dock jumping, going to the dog park, and being spoiled rotten by his grandparents.

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