Where I'm At...

I've come to the conclusion that this blog is dead.  I killed it myself. Set it on fire, torched it to the ground. A lot like the recent bridges I've burned. Well, not bridges. More like entire villages full of natives that could have given me simple directions to the bridge and maybe sent me on my way with a pack of gold and a nice snack.  I'm not sorry, in case you were wondering. I'm done ...more

Tuesday Ten..

I think that this day could officially qualify as one of the more trying ones in recent memory. Sometimes I wonder if days like these...the ones that, when you break it all down, really just amount to a large jumble of First World Problems...are God's little reminder that I am in control of precisely nothing. And yet, I continuously try to wrestle control away and take things on by myself. ...more

A Monday Mashup...

I think my busy schedule and lack of regular sleep is catching up with me in the form of an upper respiratory infection that feels like it's going to turn into bronchitis. I sound like an alien has taken up residence in my chest and I basically feel as awful as I sound. So, it's been kind of crazy around here these last two weeks and I know that nobody really cares except for our families (which ...more

Perfect Night In: Swap Package Reveal!

Hey Peeps! Happy Thursday-Almost Friday-Almost Easter! A few weeks ago, I joined up with Linny's Vault for another fabulous swap. This is my third one and, as usual, it's been awesome!  This time, I got paired with the lovely Sarah G. at Buffalo Peach. One of the biggest reasons I love doing these is because (okay, yeah...the presents don't hurt y'all) each of the super sweet ladies I've met ...more

Monday Mashup...

I'm running behind today. This mostly is due to the fact that I got up at 6:00, ran up to Blake's school to do some last minute item organization for leftover auction items that weren't paid for, and then came home and slept until a time I'm embarrassed to publicly admit.  My sleep schedule is completely jacked up right now. I'm falling asleep at weird hours, yet waking up at totally normal ...more

The Volunteer State...

I seem to consistently get myself into the following situation... An opportunity comes up.  They ask for volunteers.  I say to myself, "no...no, no, no, no...uh-huh...nope." I sit in uncomfortable silence while everyone else in the group looks at their phones and pretends to read Facebook.  Crickets start to chirp.  And then, slowly...very slowly...a hand goes up and before I know ...more

Tuesday Ten...

I have always had a hard time maintaining a positive attitude when I'm stressed out. It gets really tough to balance things and so when I would encounter stress, the anxiety would kick in and before I knew it I was a hot mess.It's becoming a stressful week. I think it's only Tuesday, right?With Blake starting baseball, his school carnival coming up on Friday and a massive yearbook deadline ...more

Monday Mashup...

Is it possible to be hungover from Spring Break?  I woke up feeling like I'd been hit by a bus. Headache. Stuffy nose. General crankiness. My "five more minutes" turned into "one more hour," after I got Mr. BFG and the two oldest kiddos out the door. I still haven't had any coffee. Did I mention that I was wide awake until almost 4:00 am, which gave me the opportunity to catch Waiting and She's ...more

Fourteen Years, Part Two...

There is something to be said for those couples who start out in the most un-fairly-tale-like ways. Their road is full of potholes and bumps and disagreements. And as wonderful as those first few months together were for us, things suddenly got more difficult when we discovered that I was pregnant. It was July. We'd gone to a baseball game (one of many that summer, which was yet another sign ...more

Day Drinking...

It is the last day of Spring Break and I'm a little bummed.We've had a fantastic week, actually. Mr. BFG and I spent last weekend with family on the coast for a wedding. My mother-in-law stayed for a few days. The weather has been perfect and the kids have spent a ton of time outside playing. We spent last night sitting out by the fire pit. We've been waking up late and being lazy and not caring ...more