use this for something great

About a week and a half ago, an event happened that left me devastated and feeling hopeless. I won’t get into the details because 1) it isn’t important to anyone else and 2) I want to protect people that I love (and myself)- just know that I’m not being dramatic when I say this is one of the hardest things I’ve been through. It took a week of tears and fear and complete hopelessness to get me to breathe properly again ....more

where did the summer go? and a creepy child story

We have had one of those weeks where some days seemed long but now it is Friday and I don’t even know where the days have gone to. Y’all. Summer is almost over ....more

to grandparents’ house we go!

Monday morning we woke up bright and early to head to Mimi and Papa’s house for the week! I’ve been planning all year to spend a week in West TN with my parents so the girls could enjoy them during the summer time when work isn’t quite as busy for them. (My mom will laugh at this because lord knows that woman is always busy at work, bless her.) You should know that Rory woke up and got dressed to hit the road in an interesting manner… ....more

Four. (A letter to Ryder on her 4th birthday.)

Better late than never, right?! My precious Ryder, You are now FOUR! You have been four for over a week...more

Panama City Beach 2015

I still haven’t written Ryder’s birthday post. I have avoided the upstairs at all costs (where the computer is) because NO AIR CONDITIONING. Thankfully it is now fixed and slowly but surely cooling down in the house ....more

no I don’t get free wieners for life

We are officially one month into summer and once again the saying, “The days are long, the years are short,” applies here. Most days I am longing for Andy to get home and yet I’m sitting here feeling BUT I DON’T WANT SUMMER TO END. Rory will be starting Kindergarten in just 7 weeks ....more

dear Jacy, on your 16th birthday…

Jacy, Today is your 16th birthday. At the risk of sounding completely cliche…. HOW?! ...more

the big 3-0 and a weekend at Dollywood

Well hello there. I assume I have lost all faithful readers including my mom at this point because who likes a “blogger” who doesn’t blog? I don’t either ....more

your typical outage update.

Today is finally (Allegedly) the last day of the outage. Please, Lord, let it be true. This has for sure been the hardest one for Andy ....more


We have a saying around our house right now about 99.99999% of things. Eventually. Me: “I really want some floating shelves here….” Andy: “Eventually.” Me: “I want the entire downstairs to be painted grey.” Andy: “Eventually.” Me: “I want a Land Rover/Kate Spade purse/trip to Europe.” Andy: “Eventually.” HA HA HA HA No but seriously ....more