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Corks & Colors


Some much needed "girl time" happened last night at Corks & Colors with my friend Christine.  Check them out & sign up for a class, ask for Rachel-she was awesome!!!  We went to dinner before the class started, which was so much fun-we just chatted & laughed, and even ate some delicious desert.  The class lasted about two hours, and the end results were not to "shabby" if you ask me.  I was very intimidated by the jars & flowers-but I think I did pretty good.

 Starting out-I feel at this point my colors are pretty dark-ah well, gonna roll with it :)

 Final product :)


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To my Bonus Children



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Gosh, so much going on!!


We had O this weekend, even though we were informed that the poor dear had MRSA.  Luckily for us, and for herself personally-the sores were mended & all that remained was a little discoloration of skin.  Bless her little heart. She was in a great mood all weekend, all she did was follow everyone around-laughing & playing.  She even enjoyed time in the CUB CAVE with her brothers.  One thing for sure, she and I have totally bonded & that is evident with every visit.  She prefers to sit with or play with me, she follows me around the house like my little shadow.  If someone tries to take her from me to hold her or play with her, she grasps tighter & looks at me with the "you better not let go of me face".  She has such a sweet little personality too, she makes frown faces now-though she does it even when she's happy-she just does it.  We all laugh & she laughs too-in a sweet almost silent giggle.  When she wakes-she doesn't cry-she just calls out!  Sounds almost like she is saying "hey...." - lol.  I love it and look forward to each and every time she comes home.

On another note, Teresa has moved into her very own apartment over the past week.  Her first place of her own that isn't just a bedroom & shared living area.  She has her own room, her own bathroom, her own living room & her own kitchen.  Shared with no one, except Alex of course.  She sent me photos & it really is just to cute-and she is super excited about it as well.  I can't wait to go visit in the spring.

Weston & Xander will be starting school soon.  The summer just seems like it started, hard to believe it's already almost over & it's almost time for me to go drop a few hundred on school clothing & supplies!  Lord knows I can afford it now that we are getting that nice bonus at work.  I like it when things come together like that & you are provided with what you need, when you really need it.  Thank you God, for being so generous with our family when we are in the most need :)

Nothing really else new to report on.  Oh, Gavin is moving out-yeah, he is moving in with his buddy & two other people.  I don't know how I feel about this yet, but he's a grown man & can do what he wants-but just know a new grown man.  He'll be going to basic training soon & well, then he really will be "out of the nest".  Pray for us!!!
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Growing to fast.


So when Miss O was home last, I noticed that she was growing out of some of her clothing & while she's been gone I decided to clean out & replenish her closet & dresser with things that will fit better.  I can't stand how cute little girls clothing are, it makes me giddy.

Carter's® 2-pc. Flutter-Sleeve Top and Short Set - Girls newborn-24mCarter's® Striped Romper - Girls newborn-24mCarter's® 2-pc. Blue Bird Pant Set - Girls newborn-24m
Okie Dokie® Capri Leggings - Girls 12m-6yOkie Dokie® Capri Leggings - Girls 12m-6yOkie Dokie® Ruched-Sleeve Tee - Girls 12m-6y
Carter's® 3-pc. Birds Pajamas - Girls 12m-24mI of course got a few things that I can't seem to find online-tops to match those capris & shorts to match that cute teal shirt.  I also got her some cute little sleepers from Walmart & some bike shorts to wear under some tops & dresses I already have in her wardrobe.  :)
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Inspire-Tuesday




I saw this post on Facebook this morning, posted by a friend & former client of mine.  I must say, it really speaks to me.  No guilt required, which I always have guilt or feel bad about events even though they were not my fault.  I always go over in my mind, well maybe it wasn't as bad as I thought it was-but the facts are-it is that bad, and I am allowed to feel that way.  It's true.  It's my life.  Let's just be perfectly clear here, we get to choose who we allow in it, or back in it for that matter.  NO GUILT!  <3
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May and June. Fun.



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