Friday, March 6, 2015

Five minute Friday- Gather


Gather, something I look forward to every night at dinner.  To have my little family, gathered for dinner to discuss our days is one of the best moments of the day.  This has been halted while living in an apartment.  Husband's new job keeps him at the office late, which means we do not eat dinner together with the girls.  The apartment is so small there is not enough room to have a gathering for dinner.  Gatherings are meant to be with the ones you love.  I can't wait to have this back when we find a house and get settled in.  I miss our daily gatherings.  To be with the ones you love and hear about each ones day is important.  Gathering at the table to pray and eat together with no work, no technology and nothing standing in our way of just being together as a family.  This is my favorite part of the day!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

TBT: 2014

It has been almost a year since I have written anything, and I hope to get back to writing on this blog.  It was a nice release for me.  To catch you all up on what has been happening, here is an update from our life in 2014.

Girls got their first haircut by a dear friend

Girls trip to Disney on ice

The start of their obsession with Frozen

The girls love dance and gymnastics

Mommy survived her first plane ride alone with two girls, two car seats, and carry on luggage (With a 3 hour delay in an extremely small one room airport)

Went to the St. Patrick's day parade in Cleveland with my parents and grandparents, then went to hear the family band- Brigid's Cross play

Girls had their first manicure in a salon

We enjoyed going to Ann Arbor throughout our stay in Toledo

Frozen and Dave and Buster's birthday party

Ian accepted a job promotion back in the summer, which relocated us back to Cleveland.

The girls finally moved out of the terrible three's stage, but when we moved to an apartment, their attitudes started to kick in and the whining started back up.  Hoping this will all go away once we find a house and can get on a routine again.

Ian and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary September 19, 2009
We also celebrated our 10 year anniversary when we started dating December 17, 2004.
I could not have chosen a better person to spend these 10 crazy, fun, amazing, and challenging years with.  From long distance dating for 2 years, to marriage and children, I am truly the luckiest person to get to have this man all to myself for the rest of my life.

Life also became difficult in 2014.  I lost one of the most important men in my life.  He was my second father, my grandfather, and he was my girls best friend.  It has been almost 6 months and I still struggle every day and so do the girls.  One positive is that he knew I wanted to marry a man just like him, and I found that man in my husband.  Before he passed he said how happy he was that I was with Ian.  Now I get to see him through Ian and it is difficult at times, but also a great blessing!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Its been a tough couple of months.  trying to balance everything in my life has been a little tough.  I think I figured it out though, and hope to blog more often.  My goal is once or twice a week!  I have so much to talk about!  For now I will leave you with two pictures from the girls playing in the snow recently!  



Friday, November 1, 2013

Five minute Friday

Five minute friday is just a nice way to write for five minutes, no editing, no proof reading, just being free!  If you would like to join or just see what it is all about here is the link: five minute friday!  Enjoy!



They dance around with grace, no care in the world.  They are free, and they are enjoying life.  To be like them would be a blessing.  They are blessing, a true gift from God.  

As I watch them dance around the living room, I want to be like them.  I want to forget all my worries, fears, and everything that is pulling me down.  They are beautiful, twirling around.  They are confident, they don't care what anyone thinks of them.  I pray by the Grace of God that they will be like this for the rest of their life.  That they won't let anyone pull them down.  That they remain strong, confident women.  That they show those with negativity the power of grace and that everyone is unique in their own way.

They keep me afloat along with the one man who loves me unconditionally.  These three are the perfect piece to my heart.  They are my grace when I am down.

Dance forever, love those who don't know what love is, lead them, and help them.  No one can bring you down.  I pray they continue to live their life through God's grace.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday!

I am back after a crazy couple months!  Here are some pictures from our vacation this past summer!

Ocean Isle 2013!