Friday, November 8, 2013

let's get real :: November 2013

I'm participating in another edition of "let's get real" this month with a great group of ladies. 

Last week we had a good time celebrating Halloween. My family came over and went trick-or-treating with us. I'm so thankful they live so close by. My parents live literally 2 minutes away, and my brother and his family live pretty nearby also. My husband's family doesn't live in the same city, but they're not too far away and easy to get to. Sometimes I forget how blessed I am to have our immediate family close by. I'm so thankful we all live near each other. My boys get to grow up with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. With much of my family living out of the country, I didn't have that. I'm so glad they do!




Please go on over to Jessica's blog and read about her "real life." 

Monday, September 9, 2013

let's get real :: September 2013

Real life? I still don't have my crap together, so I'm just using iPhone photos. I say "just" iPhone photos, but the truth is that I'm so happy I have a camera with me all the time. I have some sweet memories that I might not have if it wasn't for my iPhone. 

Thanks for looking! To see more real life, go on over to Gina's blog  for her version of this month's "Let's Get Real!"

Here's some Summer happiness.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas :: He rode the Rattler twice!

 Port Aransas 

35th Birthday


The pool is way more fun with Daddy!



Zoo Fun



My loves 

Now, I'm ready for Fall and cooler temperatures! Happy Monday, all!

Monday, July 8, 2013

let's get real | july 2013

I'm back this month participating in a blog circle about getting real. So, I sat down to write this blog post and went into my picture folder on my computer to see what I had to use. The most recent picture folder I have is April. How's that for real? I'm so behind with uploading photos. Ugh. I so want to be caught up. I'll get there. For now, summer is here and in full swing!

What can I say about summer? It's super fun having the boys home and being free from the daily grind of the school schedule. We've been doing the typical summer fun stuff, and that's great. It's also exhausting for many reasons, mostly a good exhausting. But some days it's an I'm-about-to-lose-my-mind kind of exhausting. The boys are not terribly behaved. It's just the repeating things to them 20 times, playing referee, solving silly problems, constant eating, mess making stuff that gets to me. They're sort of a lot of work. BUT, then I occasionally get to go to work outside our home. Not only do I love working as an occupational therapist with children, I'm also reminded of how blessed we are. To put it bluntly, I see some truly sad, terrible things at work. Things that would probably make the parents of those sweet kids say things like, 

I wish my son could say Mommy countless times a day.
I wish my son ran around yelling like a crazy man. 
I wish my son ate like that. 
I wish my son could make messes. 

I'm reminded to focus on what I have, what I should cherish. 

Like these every day moments (from April)

Making frisbees, totally their idea


Just playing outside



Man, I love my boys!

Thanks for stopping by! Please, go on over to Gina's blog to see her real life! You can enjoy all the lovely ladies' posts and end up back here if you'd like. Happy Summer!