Happiness is ______ {2014-W4} #happinessis

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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 do [...]

10 Movie Recommendations When You’re Sick, Snowed In, or Stuck at Home #NetflixKids

10 Movie Recommendations When You’re Sick, Snowed In, or Stuck at Home

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. We’ve had one heck of a crazy weekend here in Texas. We endured a stomach bug AND a winter storm almost simultaneously (and we’re gearing up for more icy weather again)! Having the kids unexpectedly at home for both reasons, it’s tough to keep them occupied, [...]

Our Version of FROZEN – San Antonio Ice Storm 2014

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It’s our FROZEN version of a winter wonderland here in San Antonio! This tree trunk sways in the wind and cracks as it sways, it’s such a weird sight and sound! As you step on the grass, it crunches underneath you. My husband had her step on the trampoline, and it cracks beneath her feet, [...]

Another Day of “Did That Just Happen?” “Did I Just Say That?” “Can I Haz A Nap Now?”

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Words actually said by me: “Baby, DON’T DRINK THE SYRUP!” Something I actually did yesterday: I nailed blankets to the wall, covering my front and back doors. What the crap? Strange places I found peanut butter this week: On my entertainment center Smeared onto the toilet wand Unbelievable as that sounds, yes, I did in [...]

Winter Warmth

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A couple days ago we broke out the sweaters and winter coats, as the chill in the air stung our ears and nose-tips. I could smell winter in the distance, lingering, forewarning us that it was no longer summer. The sun eventually smoothed out the chill, but not until afternoon. And even still, I felt [...]

Oh, Mornings…

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It’s pitch dark when I wake up in the mornings, now. I feel like a bear hibernating in the winter – pulling the blanket over me as I roll over, contemplating whether five more minutes will kill the timeline. I succumb and sit up, despite my eyes being dry and fighting to see through the [...]

A Southern Snow Story

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You get a lot of “first times” when raising children, don’t we? First teeth, first words, first step, first day of school.. but it gets me right in the heart when an accidental first time appears on my doorstep, quite literally! My Baby Dude and toddler got to experience snow for the first time, and [...]

Fever and the Unexpected Snow

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While we were in Disney, my daughter, Captain Obvious, came down with a fever. She had no other symptoms except she was cold. She eventually became tired and lethargic from it, so we took her back to the hotel instead of her feasting on pizza at CiCis. Within a day she was perfectly fine again, [...]