Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Laundromat fun

Last week was an emotionally challenging week. But these few hours hanging out at the laundromat were a nice break. 
Knowing that the girls would get bored and then wild; we chose an afternoon and fairly empty one. It worked out wonderfully! 
The big girls loved helping and Button had fun pretending. Of course, that was after the mean machine gave her blankets back. 
We also took advantage and got some cute pictures. I love them all and so glad I get to share!!! 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Goodbye Papa

Dear Papa-
I wish that I knew you longer, that I had taken more time to sit with you. You were and will always be one of the greatest people to bless my life. You had such deep and unwavering faith that inspired me. You truly touched my heart and will leave an everlasting print there. 

But more than that, I am grateful that you helped to shape the man I married. His foundest childhood memories are of you and Mim. Of the orchards, the trees, the house and the endless supply of love. I sometimes wish that I could have seen you and him back then. You taught him so many lessons and helped him grow into such a wonderful man. 

I'm also grateful for the memories and love you shared with your great granddaughters. They love you so deeply and will cherish those moments laughing with you for their whole lives. 

I wish we had more time and that Button would have some of those heartwarming memories. But I know that God has called you home and that you will be watching us. Our girls have a new and wonderful guardian angel and for that I'm beyond thankful. I'm so grateful, Papa, for all the time we got and your unwavering faith. 

Thank you for blessing my life and loving me despite my flaws. 

I love you and pray that you have found your peace. 

Love you granddaughter in law

Friday, August 12, 2016

Five on Friday: back to school shopping

Tuesday we went back to school shopping and the girls had so much fun! I can't believe school starts in three weeks. Here are my some of my favorite back to school shopping moments.
1. Grandma Cyndi
I am so grateful to her. Not only did she brave shopping but she also spoiled the girls rotten. She is such a blessing. 
2. Mirror modeling
By far the best part of shopping with the girls! 
3. Cat and Jack
Seriously targets new kids brand is amazing. Not only does it have great quality but all the pieces are super cute!!!
4. Buttons cart nap
Ok, shopping with Button on general is a blast but she certainly figured out the best way to survive back to school shopping. Yay for cart naps! 
5. And of course, a successful trip! These two made out like bandits and are so excited for the upcoming school year!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

When life gives you thunderstorms....

Learn to dance in the puddles!
Its been a week, a no good very rotten week. I'm exhausted and emotionally stretched thin. I'm also trusting in God or at least doing my very best too.
So after last night's crazy storm, we went on search of epic puddles. It was the most refreshing and giggle inducing fun. It was needed and afterwards we all felt the stress drip away. 
Life is hard sometimes and the storms of our life tend to feel too powerful. But they always leave behind puddles. Some small ones that easily fade and some big that change your scene for awhile. 
You have two choices then. Stay inside until the puddles are dry and things get back to normal. Or embrace the splash. We choose to jump, run, dance and splash big in those puddles. 
There is always going to be another storm and it will come with its own puddles of change. You have to decide whether to jump in our stay dry. 

 I really just wanted to share our fun and how we feel refreshed from the storm. Linking up with: 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

My blog.....

I've ignored my blog lately, or more accurately saw it as a chore I didn't have an interest in doing. When I set out to have a blog, i wanted it to be about our life. I wanted a writing outlet because I've always had a love affair with the written word. The end goal was to write about the girls, our family and life, to eventually turn the blog into books. I certainly never wanted it to feel like something I had to do a certain way. 
So I sat down and really thought about what I want my blog to be. The original goal hasn't changed. I want to document life. I want to share my little slice of paradise and maybe meet some like minded people along the way. But beyond all of that, I simply want to write. I want to talk about important things, deep things, silly things, and all things. I want to leave behind a small piece of me here for our girls to look back on
I'm saying this because I need to hold myself accountable to really write and to allow myself to have a blog that is uniquely me. 
I want to be more serious about blogging and welcome any advice. 

I am also linking up with Whats Happening Wednesday for the first time.