Beach Day

I’m so far behind on blog posting, the week without internet access sucked!

A couple of weeks ago, our Church had a kid’s activity day and we all met at Independence Oaks for a lunch, games and beach time.

They also have some really nice trails that Emma and I will brave during the day while the older kids are at school.

After everyone was done swimming and I was trying to pack things up, the boys decided to use my camera and take some selfies.


As Emma is getting older and things aren’t as insane as they were when she was a newborn, it’s actually getting easier to get out and do things during the day.

I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to take all 4 of them alone to the beach, but it was perfect with a big group of people.


School’s Out For Summer!

Yep, school has actually been out since last Friday at Noon, but two kids have hijacked my laptop during the day now that they are home!!

Our local beach hosted a school’s out beach day last Friday and it was so much fun. We left right from the school parking lot so we could get a decent parking spot and beach spot.


As the hours went by, the beach filled to capacity. They had a couple of bounce houses, a DJ, a grilled lunch and the weather was perfect for sitting by the lake.


For the most part I was playing with the 4 year old while the other two were off playing with their friends.


It wasn’t too long ago, when me relaxing at the beach was unheard of. I have to admit, it’s so nice to take a book, my chair and relax while the kids are playing and don’t need me to keep them entertained every minute of the day.


We have a pretty busy summer ahead of us, most of it will be spent on the shores of Lake Michigan and we’re all pretty excited.


In less than 3 months, I’ll have my “baby” at home for one more year, a 2nd grader and a 5th grader! Time flies by SO fast!



I’m getting old. The years are flying by faster and faster and there isn’t anything I can do about it. The last time I blinked, it was July and I was here.

Doing a lot of this

And now it’s December, the Christmas tree is up, lights are up, decorations are almost done and I wonder how to slow time down!

But, since there isn’t a way to slow things down, I can soak up every thing I love about December and enjoy the ride!

Along with that and because I need a challenge in my life, I’m posting some goals for myself.

1. There are 2 milestones I’m very close to making and when I hit those, I will be celebrating. My goal is to reach those milestones by the end of the month.

2. It’s no secret that exercise is my downfall. My goal is to reach 300 minutes of exercise this month.

Since it’s the season of giving, I have 7 giveaways that will be coming your way very soon (the first one will be today); here’s what I will be giving away (keep in mind some will be coupons, and some actual product) and also some will be from my personal stash and some will be coming from the company directly.

1. Mamma Chia

2. Primal Strips

3. Veggie Patch and Tribe Hummus

4. Artisana

5. Bella Bars

6. Larabars

7. Bakery on Main

I’m very excited about each of these giveaways because I genuinely like each and every one of their products and I hope you will too!! So tell your friends and come back later today for the first giveaway 🙂