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

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Prayer Me Peeps

As I sit here watching Max, the Vizsla who stole my heart, clean his boy parts for the 70th time today.... I realize that this time tomorrow he and Dave will be gone. Back on the road to North Dakota and the oil field. We are so blessed to have a situation where Dave and Max can come home one week a month but it's hard to not get greedy. Urgh. Now that we are really settling into life here at the Lake, I'm turning my eye to job hunting. Lift me in prayers please... I would really like to have a position somewhere God wants me to be.

Friday, December 25, 2015

By the Rules

We spent the holiday chilling and spending family time.... along with some family games. Andddd no body wants to play with me... Apparently I'm a difficult person when it comes to games. I adhere to the rules and I enforce the rules... as well as require those playing to do so as well. Does that make me wrong? Apparently it does. No body likes it when you won't let them deviate from the rules of Scrabble... is there a happy medium between being right and being popular... I really don't think it is. Is that a personality flaw....? I am flawed because I have a compulsion to adhere to the rules? Food for thought today....

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The juggle

Homeschooling is def not for the faint of heart. While I'm prepping for resume and applying for jobs, I'm also working to continue prepping Madz for finishing her junior year. She's almost done with American History and it is cool to see her kick it's butt. Now we are pausing to jump into to Kill a Mockingbird for the holiday season... After that we will get back knee deep into chemistry. I'm lucky because she has an amazing homeschool curriculum online that really makes it easy for me to watch and supervise rather than led the process of teaching her. I am adding a writing program because I think everyone can benefit from extensive writing. While all of that, she's still kicking butt at her Pre Nursing class at the college. Whew, now if she'd do more laundry. Little one is doing some serious sax practice today.... I really love our blessed life... I'm juggling like crazy but it works!

We aren't really accomplishing much this week

Thursday, November 26, 2015

My favorite post yet....

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It's been a good Fall day

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Surprise 13th Mere

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Gonna put this right here.... it's the mood I'm in....

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Dang Saturday, you rocked

My man got him a sweet one in Montana today. Hello jerky!!!
The girls and I spent time attempting to get a handle on the leaves. Fall has fallen... All up in my yard. 
Molded pumpkins don't burn so well and this poorly made fire pit that previous owners built is useless lol. Time to raze it and put in a big ole swing. 
After hours spent chasing us around the yard, my little man was wore out... 

Foot surgery next month looks like I get my Myrphy man back and Max will go on the road with dad... Trading dogs, but they make us happy. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Did u say college?

Today with my oldest kids first college visit.... 

Turns out she in the school which is about an hour away are great match 

Thanks to how cool things are now she'll be doing a concurrent enrollment finish out her senior year at Home school and her freshman year at the local college same time.... Whew this momma is a wreck but excited at her opportunities 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Busy morning....

So it's Red ribbon week at Meredith (Duchess has a real name) school even little small schools do the dress up. She when is my nerd. 

We're going over the play are town homes going Maddy (Princess too) in English today she says it's the most boring thing ever so next play we are changing it up to the raven by Poe, hopefully creepy will be more her style

Murphy is happily in the oil field working with daddy and I'm spoiling Max ridiculous

This morning was our first attempt to start a fire it did not start so will be spending the rest of the day researching how to start a fire

Using talk to text so I can blog on my phone new era of blogging

Monday, October 19, 2015

Scared but Praying

We just submitted the application for my oldest to attend her first full fledged missions trip. To South America... this summer. Without us. She'll be spreading her wings and flying. She will be supervised by a very capable church team that does missions all over the world.... but she's my baby. I just feel so strongly that I need to help her achieve her goal of serving. She has wanted to do missions for some time now and each time, we find some reason to say no. This time, we are saying yes. It might not work out... but her application is in and I'm walking on faith. I'll not stand in the way of God using her to spread his love. That said, oh please pray for her.... she'll be 17.5 at the time she goes... but in some ways, she's 60 so I'm trying not to let seeds of doubt stand in the gap. Watching her serve God would be the biggest blessing...

Once again, Dave is cool and calm while I'm the weirdo freak out person... oh this marriage of mine is a wild ride.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Just a Tuesday at home ....

Saturday, September 19, 2015

My morning in pics 😩

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Week in pics