Happiness is ______ {2014-W51 & W52} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W38} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you […]

My Son’s Steelers Game Surprise {Video}

See this face? This is the face of a kid who was tricked into thinking he was going to Ikea with his dad but they were really going to the Steelers game in Charlotte instead. My son thought he was earning $50 helping my husband. He had no idea what he was REALLY getting! This […]

Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-Four} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so […]

When Pause is Needed

Back when I was a kid, if we liked an evening show, we’d have to be done with chores, eating, homework, baths/showers to sit down to be able to watch, or we’d miss it. You would hear “Shh, the program is on!” being called from parents to rowdy children in the next room, because you […]

Chili’s Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas {Healthified} Recipe

Despite our Steelers not playing in the Super Bowl this year, we’re still die-hard football fans, and we planned to celebrate and watching football nonetheless. For the big game Sunday, we wanted to entertain with some easy-to-eat appetizers for dinner (easy for little fingers as well as for us adult folks, too). We stuck with […]

My Steelers Kids

As if I needed yet another reason to love this place, the kids get to wear their jerseys to school for the Thursday night game tonight, woohoo! My younger son had “pajama day” but didn’t compromise, he wore his jersey as the ‘shirt’ of his pjs. SCORE! We are ready for Browns, baby! Never miss […]

For the Love of the Win, and Not the Game

It’s no secret that we’re a sports family. We’re active folks with active children and crazy-busy lives shuffling kids to-and-fro. I know I have a lot more gray hair from it, but I feel my children are learning some wonderful life lessons from it. Mostly. Except when the referees ruin the game for them (and […]

Heinz Ketchup Creativity Contest and More Reasons for My Kids to Decorate My House

Not sure if you noticed, but my kids LOVE to draw. Like, *big*puffy*heart* drawing with crayons, markers ‘n stuff. I just wish they’d choose to draw on, y’know, PAPER, instead of my arm or each other with pen, the walls with marker, themselves. Sigh. They’re pretty super stoked about putting their drawing prowess to work […]

Eleven

Originally, we’d planned to leave somewhat early today to visit my in-laws and celebrate his eleventh birthday at his grandparents house in Dallas. Instead, we decided to keep it low key, stay home at least another day, and celebrate by hanging out and playing with our Christmas presents some more. He didn’t mind this idea […]