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

Monday, February 22, 2016

Back in da saddle

Clocked my first full day back to work in several years... God is so good, it's awesome to be back in the workplace... Oh I'll still write my columns but no longer features. Time to test drive that degree (or two)... 

Came home to crockpot dinner and some family time. So blessed. Now to FaceTime Prin .... And love this dog 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Praise report

God is so good. I start Monday at my new job here.... Using my degree and letting others see Christ through me 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The why....

Watching him rush home do should tell him all about her first day.... God is so hooood. 

And this little nurse is good too. Keeping butt on a state test! As usual, we live a crazy life but God has us and all is well. 

We are unpacked!

Well we have arrived we've unpacked we've been here exactly one week 

I started Duchess at school this morning brand-new shiny high school down the road yeah she start high school here OMG

Princess on track nursing school is going well she's finishing up her high school classes 

everybody's doing good now to find a job and find something other to do than watching TV all day

This week and I get to see a good friend of mine he's gonna be in town with her kiddos hockey so all in all not too shabby turns out when you let God do his thing it all goes smooth as butter

Sunday, February 7, 2016

I'm Taking Opinions now....

Dave always reminds me... "Wanta see God laugh, make a plan..." it was a great plan. We were picking up our family and starting to move to our forever home in Oklahoma. We bought it a couple of years ago on the quiet... it was our retirement plan. It's not lake front but it's lake view and it's in a great community where it will increase in value over the years.... it was a great plan. The kids and I moved here this past summer. His family was thrilled to have us 20 minutes away and my mom immediately transferred to a local store and found a rental log cabin 12 miles away. For the last six months it's been awesome... except Dave was only here one week a month... his job evolved to a point where he will continue to work in North Dakota. So here we are... a family divided again. However we began to realize that God's hand was evident in our path. Our oldest has gone on to thrive in her accelerated classes homeschooling through an online Christian school and taking nursing classes at the local community college. In fact she will be a state certified CNA in May. She loves Oklahoma and she loves the process that she has started. So I went and met with her rep at the college and turns out that in May she will be only three credits from graduating high school a year early... and she qualifies to join the LPN class this fall. This kid could end up with her LPN by 19. I love the fact that she's hands-on and has created a path that works for her. She's not ready to go to "college". Where she's living away from everyone on her "own".... and God knew that before we all did. So here we are as I begin packing up. Duchess and I are leaving this week to go back to North Dakota to be with Dave and Max. They miss us and need us. Princess? Not so much... she needs us to support her dreams but she also needs a little independence..... So my parents gave up their rental and moved this week into my dream house here at the lake... they are going to be the best roommates a nursing student could ever ask for.... she'll have someone she can count on right here but this allows her to start nursing and live at home. Within 48 hours of Dave and I discussing this and getting everyone's blessing... you know my folks and my kids... that we saw God's plan fall into place. My parent's landlord let them out of their year long lease without penalty... Dave's landlord up North called and said he had a huge two bedroom apartment available and did Dave know of anyone that needed a bigger place... Chills yet? Duchess is ready to go. She misses her dad. And frankly at 13 she needs her dad everyday... just like we made sure Princess had when she was this age. It was hard to make this call even after seeing all the "signs". I just don't want to realize that she's ready to "go" without me but she is. Crap. Now I have kept this off of social media for one simple reason... we move alot. We have a lot of blessings on our life. And people can suck... they think they are cute when they make snotty ass comments about how often we move... yet they all wanta come visit. I counted up the states that we have lived in tonight with my mom... in the past twenty years we have lived in 9 states. And we are so blessed. So this is for my lovelies that are so happy and confident in their own life that they can talk smack about mine.... This is why we can't be friends... lol Cause I don't keep such negativity in my life. The blessings fall down life fire. Not even my cynical self can deny that amazing work God has done in our lives... embrace change and follow the wind people... life is such a small fragile thing. Enjoy yours...