Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Girls Sunday Adventure.

After an exhausted morning I took the girls on a little outing so Hubbins could get some work done. We ended up at one of our favorite places in town. We fed fish, went rock climbing (in dresses and flip flops), explored the "cliffs" and ended up at the playground where I was grateful for shorts under dresses. Giant Springs also happens to be one of my favorite places for pics, so I am sharing my favorites. 

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I have a quarter to use a pay phone, I call ….my mom. Though I have to say this question cracks me up. A few weeks ago a friend and I were reminiscing about back in the day. We got to talking about you never see those collect call commercials anymore. This of course quickly lead to the fact that at least up here, there are no more pay phones. So, in truth, I think I'd end wondering around with my quater and grateful I live in a state were people would be willing to lend a stranger a cell phone. 

I found $25 in my pocket, I buy …the cute overalls I've been eyeing for my daughter. Or maybe a new book, or a lunch date with my girls, or some shorts for Hubbins, or a maxi skirt for my youngest. Hmmm....the possabilities are endless. (As long as I don't go in Target.) 

I have 25 minutes to watch anything on TV, I turn on …Big Bang theory. Hands down the best show since friends. I can watch it over and over again. 

A meal I can prepare, from start to finish. in 25 minutes or less is …most of my dinners are 25 minutes or less. But a favorite around here is my chicken pasta with avacado pesto. Yummy. 

At the age of 25, I wish I had known …I feel like I grew so much and learned so much last year that I can't think of just one thing. I discovered how insanely important my life long friends are, that marriage takes work and a serious agape commitment, finding God is the greatest thing, and so much more. This may be a better question for me 5 or 10 years from now. 

If I drove 25 miles (direction) from my house, I’d be in ..the middle of no where. Doesn't matter what direction. I'd be either on the highway almost to a tiny town of Power, or almost to Belt. I'd be on a dirt road literally no where. It's one of the things I love about Mt. It's easy to get lost and everything is so spread out that it becomes an adventure to get anywhere. There's so much wide open spaces filled with people who love nature and the outdoors. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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I could spend all day …playing with the girls.

My primary and most essential goal in life …be a good mom and raise strong independent leaders. To teach our girls how to follow there dreams, to fight for their goals, to be true to themselves but also to be kind, to be loving, and to care. 

You might be surprised to learn …I hate bread. I can only eat super toasted crunchy bread, and even then very rarely. I can't even watch people eat sandwiches. Thinking about it gives me the shivers. 

My favorite place in the world is …Japan. I loved living there when I was younger. It's beautiful and everyone is so very kind. 

I wish I had known sooner …I don't really know. I believe things happend when they do for a reason. I am who I am because of the path I've taken and the lessons I've learned along the way. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Their amazing Dad

I had this big long post planned out but truthfully I feel like these pictures say it all. Scott is an amazing dad and watching Him love our girls has been the most heart filling thing. 
From the first moment he became a daddy and held our little Bug, I knew he would rock the parenting thing. 
Then after having lil Jozy and seeing his love multiply, I knew his love was boundless. He has always loved, cherished and protected our girls. He is gentle when they need it no matter the circumstances.
He is dedicated and willing to give in and just be daddy no matter how long the "to-do" list. 
His love and patience is endless when it comes to our girls.
He is their teacher....
And their friend. 
He helps to to guide them down life's crazy bumpy some times emotional road. And he does it with such grace. 
He supports all their interests and is there to play tea part, put on ballet shoes or be their prince. 
He encourages them to try new things, even the scary ones. 
He cuddles them when they are cranky......
And provides them love in all times. 
He plays monster and makes them giggle. 
He helps the to fly and overcome fear.
He holds them tight.....
For as long as they need to be. 
He lifts up their imagination.....
And helps create new worlds. 
He shows them how to build a foundation.....
And then how to set out on their own path. 
These are some of my favorite pictures from the last year and look back over them; I am overwhelmed by the love the girls have with their daddy. Scott, you are an amazing father and I couldn't ask for a better partner. I love you so very much. Thank you for helping me raise our crazy sassy little girls. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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 The best compliment I ever received …I have to say it was "We are thinking of having you babysit because you are such an amazing mother." The short back story, one of the couples in our small group is expecting this coming fall/winter, and they know that I help care for my niece and nephews. They asked me to watch their baby and it was so wonderful to hear that I am doing a good job. For someone outside my family to tell me, I'm rocking this Mom thing. 

Wearing red lipstick makes me feel …like a clown. With my redhair, I feel like I just can't pull it off. But I do love dark pinks or burgundies. Those make me feel powerful and sexy. 

The best investment I’ve made …giving my time to people who need it. Wether it's extra one on one with the girls, helping with my niece and nephews, volunteering,  or anything else. There's something so rewarding about all those moments were I invested my time and heart. 

My best childhood memory …that's so very hard because I have so many. Living in Japan and all the color, culture and joy. Hanging out with my brothers, camping, trampolines, becoming friends with Sheena and all the crazy adventures we went on, catching my first fish, watch Gilmore girls with my mom, having my mom as an art teacher, sledding on the hood of a car that's being pulled by a pick up truck though the field, the silly games played at recess during my year at Riverview elementary......... There are so many wonderful amazing moments that I don't think I can pick one of mine. However, my father's favorite was when he took my two older brothers and me to the park. I was swinging and the boys were off doing boy things. All of a sudden an older boy came over to me and tried to kick me off the swing. My brothers came from opposite ends on the park and stood between the bully and me. They protected me. My dad tells this story regularly and it's something that I hold in a rose colored glass bubble. My brothers have always been there to protect me. I love them for it or hate them depending on the day. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Trendy Tot:fishing fun

Saturday was a local kids fishing day. It's an awesome program that introduces kids to the wonders of fishing. They go through some educational activities and then each child gets either a fishing pole of tackle box. Ladybug went last year with Hubbins and had a blast. So we were very excited to take both girls this year. 
One of our friends and his son came to and we got to hang out with them. 
Jozy got a fishing pole and Bug a tackle box. As you can see, Jozy loved her new pole. 
After not finding a decent spot to fish, we opted to head over to the river. 
I love all the firsts and the fun new experiences for the girls. But one of my very favorite, heart warming things, is seeing Hubbins helping the girls learn. 
Jozy did pretty good for her first time but in typical toddler fashion was easily bored. Ladybug on the other hand did amazing and had a blast. 
Oh course, hanging with her buddy helps. 
Our little fishermen (fisherwomen?)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: superhero fun

So I seriously narrowed down the pics because it would be way easy to go over board. 
And some fun playing in the rain pics of Jozy.