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, September 29, 2015

Just a Tuesday at home ....

Saturday, September 19, 2015

My morning in pics 😩

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Week in pics

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Hello Blessings

Oh blessings truly come in different sizes and shapes. I'm watching my girls grow and settle. It's such an amazing site. It's not easy but I will take my troubles over anyones'. The oldest is stretching her wings and doing well. She's learning to adult well. She's to the point where she's full on juggling homeschool full time in the mornings (five subjects) and in the afternoon she is down at the community college carrying an A plus in her pre-nursing class. If she stays on task, she'll be a state certified CNA in March and able to get on the wait list for the BSN program at the college. English has always been a trouble spot for her but doing the online class where she paces herself and turns things into for grading.... well she's doing well. American History is her best subject, shocking both her and I. Now if she could get over the hump in chemistry and make that association between logic and the lessons, she'll be golden.

The younger one is really finding out who she is. Turns out, she's determined not to quit. As one of nine in her entire grade, she gets alot of attention at school and she's working ahead. Robotics club has been a blessing for her. Her gym class is set up for only girls, they run. The rest of the girls are cross country and while my kid refuses to be seduced by the perks to the dark side... aka: cross country team..... she is stepping up in PE class. It's her last class of the day....and get done my kid makes me proud. The first week of school she'd casually get off the bus and climb up the driveway, come through the door then collapse on the floor and crawl. Bless her heart, they run. Every day. She refuses to let me write a note, so she's been working her way up and now can run a mile a day during class. She's Dave's kid. She hates running with a passion and talks a good game but man, she works hard to work her way up from last place. It's been five weeks since school started and we had to go buy new school clothes this weekend, she lost two sizes. I'm packing protein and carbs galore in her lunch but she's getting taller and thanks to her PE class, leaner and meaner. I really enjoy buying her shirts that call out her hate of running though lol.

Dave is really doing well. Since I drove up and brought Max home with me, Dave has been able to focus on work. He's getting closer and closer to being done with this project. He has worked out a deal with corporate where he works from our house here at the lake one week a month too so that makes him even more of a rockstar to me.

I'm juggle writing for all these papers, redoing my furniture pieces and  wrangling kids. Max keeps me so very busy. He's truly a velcro dog and needs to be with me constantly, I have no idea how Dave managed to keep sane and working with him. Now that we are finally settled in, I love our home here. Tomorrow I'll try to do a whole post on the updates Ive been working on the house....

For now, I'ma go finish bleaching my towels and get busy putting potato soup in the crockpot for after church lunch. It's in the 70's here so it's lovely. I've enjoying the hell outta my hammock.