Southern girl plowing her way through life making the rules up as she goes. Warning: likes to bake, curse, quote movies/literature, is tattooed, married to The Man and mother of two girls. We bring new meaning to the "griswald way of life". Come along for the ride!

Life is My Highway

Montana and North Dakota have become home.... dang it lol.

These Girls

Lord help me but these babies wear me out.... they are just perfect!


Yes, it's from last winter but I adore this us....


This kid glows from the inside out... my almost 11 year old!

We are so smexy!

Favorite sport: embarrassing our kids in public


My mini-me is finding her own way in life

Friday, September 27, 2013


Could this kid b any cuter? Learning the sax..... nosy but adorable

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Well the gray hair wins.... said goodbye to my beloved dark hair and went back blonde.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Melts Me

Dave is heading out of town for an important business conference. He's all packed up and ready to go. And he brings me a sawed off shotgun.... literally, I'm sitting in my recliner while adding inventory into my database when he just hands it to me. It's ready, reminds me how to load it and then asks where I want it.

He never forgets.

Even when he isn't here, he's taking good care of me.

I should have washed him more boxers for his trip, he's a better marriage partner than I am. Sigh.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Confession Time

So I've been AWOL for a reason. A very very scary reason. I'm starting a new adventure. And yes, bite me, I realize that my entire life is an adventure! What can I say, God is Good!!!! But seriously, since I graduated with my MBA in July (wow, feels weird to type that) I have been looking at jobs and sending out the occasional resume. I recently applied for a position as a business director for a community college... I withdrew my application. I decided that I don't want to go and sit in a 8-5 job anymore. I really don't want the stress of juggling my career and my family.

So I've really done some soul searching. That degree wasn't cheap. And I owe it to myself to use it. But my kids are flourishing. Dave is thriving. My house is blessed. Why in the world would I throw all of that goodness out of whack for someone to issue me a paycheck.

I'll issue my own. I've done recruiting off and on over the past couple of years. I enjoy it. I'm okay at it. I like working for myself but frankly I hated talking to people constantly. The phone glued to my ear.

I want to be able to get up with the kids, throw on some sweats and make them breakfast while chatting about their day. I want to be able to run by and have lunch with one with little notice, I want to help out with a school project, I want to be there when they get home with stories of their day while they snack on something I've made them. I like being the mom sitting at soccer (or volleyball or tap or piano) waiting on her kids. I carry books with me. I'm happy doing it.

I like having dinner on the table when Dave gets in. I enjoy the house chores. I love staying up after everyone is asleep to make sure lunches are packed and backpacks are ready for the next day.

We are busy.

But there is that nudge still.

So I've been extra busy.

The last three weeks I've been finding a lawyer, forming an LLC, building a website, buying inventory, and basically floating around on cloud 9. I'm opening my own store. Online. I can't be more excited. There is some incredible software out there and I'm finally able to use my design skills again. It's official. According to the state, I'm a legal business owner.

I'm working basically from 9-12 and 1-3 everyday in my little home office I've built. Couldn't be happier. If everything goes as planned I will launch October 1st. My very first shipment will actually arrive on Monday and I'm biting my nails nervous.

God is good though and I'm so excited to be able to put my efforts toward creating something that could allow me the ability to be here for all the things during the day that count the most.

Plus I love naps and I can fit that in my schedule if I'm the boss.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Side trip.....

Quick last minute trip to North Dakota. Went from tank and shorts to hoodies all in one day.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Ohhh snap

So when I'm bored, I shop for church dresses. Random I know. But seriously I look for them. I'm addicted to soft, elastic waisted ones which are way comfy and I can layer up tons of outfits from. So last night I'm trolling google pics looking for brown elastic waist dress.... holy shite there was a pic of Dave.  As in my hubby Dave.  From this website.

Ummmm no words lol.

Still looking for the dress though.