4.15.2016

Hot Mess Mama, Hard-working Man

(I was actually singing the title of this post to the tune of "Louisana Woman, Mississippi Man" by Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. Ha!

Well hello, peeps. No, I haven't been on a social media break since February 2 (as my previous blog post date would suggest). I did go on a social media fast for a while, then I was back, and now I'm still on Instagram, but no longer on Facebook. There are just too many distractions with it, and I have too many other things to do. So if you want to see photos of the babe, I will TRY, TRY, TRY to keep this updated a little better. For a nearly constant stream of photos of her (and the hubs and our crazy life), follow me on Instagram HERE (you must first have an Instagram account--which is free, then follow the link, then request to follow me).

So now I can just drop a little update. Nick is still working like a mad man, but that's good because we are so very blessed that he's employed. He's not working with fish, but he's found something rewarding in other ways: the gas & oil industry. Love it or hate it, you can't deny it allows many families to survive; and it's allowed this mama to stay at home to raise her beloved baby. 

Sophia is growing so fast I think it will eventually make my heart stop. She is incredibly smart. She can name all the parts of her face, as well as her shoulders, elbows, knees, and belly button. She has started forming 2-word sentences, mostly requesting an item and saying please, like "apple please" or "mama please." Playing with other kids elates her, as she's recently started interacting with other children instead of just playing next to them. She knows a lot of songs, but she's a better dancer than singer. Thinking of getting her into a music class, but have already decided to try gymnastics. We'll see what happens.

I still struggle, but have made slow progress, in working as a stay-at-home mom and homemaker. I'm still not the most organized mom in history, but I have brief moments (usually when she's napping) when I look around and my house doesn't resemble a natural disaster area.

I am learning to cook, thanks to emeals.com (No, they don't pay me to say that--I pay them for the service, but if you use the link in my blog post here and sign up, I get a month free. Woohoo!). It is the best thing around, and easy to use. Simply visit their site, browse their meal plans, and pick one. They allow you to try it for free for 2 weeks. Then it's only $30 for 3 months (at least that's the plan I picked--I think the more months you pay at once the cheaper it is). They do all the dinner planning for you. Once a week, you receive an email with a week's worth of dinner plans PLUS a complete grocery list for those meals. If you like specific grocers, you can choose a plan based on the stores you shop. I'm leaving out a ton about it, so just check it out if you're interested. Nick and I have both enjoyed the meals immensely, and they're healthy!


Resurrection Sunday morning

Resurrection Sunday

Mommy's little bunny. I didn't feel like cooking a big meal this year, so we went to Cracker
Barrel for our meal. She always goes straight for this little rocker in their shop. 

Cousins.

And buds.

Oh, these two.

We had a really nice day.

Giddyup.



She's a lean, mean, riding machine!

Well, darn. Never meant to reveal my phone number on the internet. ;)

Always stacking and building.

He always energizes her. Daddy is definitely "the fun one."

She got her elk!

Daddy's girl for sure.
Snow at Nonny & Grandpa's house

Next week I'll be busy as Nick is off work and we have very special family members coming to visit (not telling who it is for the safety of their home while they visit)... I'll post photos after they've returned to their home. 

So there it is. The update. I will have a bunch of new pictures up soon from the past few weeks--I promise!

Ciao!