Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fourth of July

I've been trying to express in words just how amazing and special our Fourth of July weekend was this year. I love 4th of July (ok, I love all holidays) but this year we got to go to WA and see my little brother and family. I got to snuggle and love on my baby niece for the first time. The girls got to experience just how totally awesome their Aunt and Uncle are. I got to watch Ladybug and Uncle Dude pick up their crazy bond like there has been a year between visits. There was no stress or drama. It was just a sweet relaxing weekend filled with so much love. So even though it was a VERY long drive, it was SO worth it. That said here are some pics from the trip.
Fourth of July shenanigans:
Random weekend fun:
This smile. How do you not fall for it?!
This is such a cool spot over looking the two cities and as a bonus you can see three different states from there. 
There were so many beautiful art pieces through out Lewistown and Clarkston. This is one of our favorites. 
We did a lot of stops on the way home as well, but I think that's half the fun. 

Finish this

Yay, I finally have a Wedensday to do link up with Nicole for finish this.
Prompts for WEEK 28 (July 16) are:
The only thing standing between me and my goal weight is myself. I have discovered lately that I am easily distracted and pron to excuses. So I'm working on hard on focusing and not giving in to myself. 

I don’t have to be perfect to be happy! It's taken me a long time to realize that. That I don't have to weigh a certain size or have a certain hairstyle. Or be perfect to be happy. I can love who I am in every way and it's totally ok. More importantly I don't have to compare myself to what others expect me to be. I can't be perfect in everyone's eyes, so I'll be happy in my own. I'll be the best mommy, wife, friend, sister, aunt, ext..... But if I'm not perfect the ones who truly love me won't care. They will love that I am happy! Besides the two people that matter most tell me, I'm the best mommy ever. That's pretty close to perfect if you ask me. 

I would improve my health by eating better and working out more. I'm already doing this and just cracking down a little more. I'm doing what I can and really just focusing on my health and not the number on Mr. Scale. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pirate obsessed

I'm so excited to see that Trendy tot seems to be coming back, but since the girls and I are hanging out in a hotel this will be a short post. 
I've talked about the girls love of dress up, though normally it's princesses or fairies or evil queens. Lately, Ladybug has been obsessed with Pirates and adventure. Here are some of my favorite photos of her and little sis sidekick. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Always be little

A quick post this morning as I watch our first baby girl sleeping peacefully. 
I've been watching our ladybug this last week. Really watching her. Kindergarten is right around the corner and many new adventures with that. I'm feeling a little lost at how big she is getting. How fast she seems to learn and grow. But then during the night, I wake up to her curled next to me. Asking to be "hugged" whole she slept or finding my hand. 
I can't express how grateful I am for these moments and I want to remember them always. I love her to the moon and back. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Family pics with Uncle Dude's family

So I decided to do two posts from our fun weekend in Wa visiting my little brother and his family. At the end of the weekend we took some pics of everyone and I'm sharing those now. 
This is the "I'm all done with pictures" face. 
Our little family with Amelia Bedila. 
These two are best buds and always have been. They were also the saddest things the day we left. Bug sure does miss her Uncle Dude. 
Because Dude and Bug wouldn't stop pouting Aunt Jess had the brilliant idea that they would all pout in a pic. I love it. 
Then a nice pic. 
This is my favorite picture of Uncle Dude and the girls. He's such an awesome uncle and the girls just love him.