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Monday, October 19, 2015

Simple Woman's Daybook

Simple Woman's Daybook - October 19th 2015

Outside my window… it's dark and about time for bed. 

I am thankful for… my family and friends!  They are amazing!

In the kitchen… the dishes are washed from the day and my coffee is set and ready for the morning.

I am wearing… my pj's as its just about bedtime for me. 

I am creating… ideas for blog posts.  Slacking - yep that's me!!

I am going to… try again at being better about my blog

I am reading… "Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce" - I want to make sure that I am doing everything I can for myself and more importantly my girls. 

I am hoping… to catch up on blogs soon!

I am hearing… not much - the house is very quiet as it should be at 11pm

Around the house… everyone is sleeping but me. 

A few plans for the rest of the week… Work, work and work...soccer practice for Hanna tomorrow and Thursday night with a game on Saturday. Watching the girls play outside with their friends, some fun for me later on in the week and just enjoy every minute. 

A picture that I’m sharing... My two girls - love them!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Guess I've forgotten that I actually do indeed have a blog as its been over a year since my last post. I really need to get back into blogging! That's going to be my new goal (besides the constant losing weight goal)! Here I go!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Simple Woman's Daybook - August 18th, 2014

For today - August 18th, 2014

Outside my window... it is 9:40 at night so it's dark and I can't see anything

I am thankful for... the fact that both girls are loving school and their teachers. We sure lucked out this year!

I am wearing... my pajamas since it is 9:40 and dark outside

I am creating... thoughts in my head as to how I am going to add glitter to our soccer banner as we are the Glittery Butterflies and the spray paint/glitter can I bought sure didn't work well.

I am going to... probably be sore tomorrow from all my walks today. Walk #1 was .52 miles, walk #2 was 6.04 miles and walk #3 was 2.62 miles.

I am reading... Miracle Beach by Erin Celello

I am hoping to... not get woken up by Hanna tonight. She came into our room 2 or 3 times last night.

I am hearing... the wind outside and the tvs with their different shows going.

Around the house... the girls are both asleep as is the dog. Scott and I are catching up on dvr shows.

A few plans for the rest of the week...I'm working Tues and Thurs. Not much besides school on Wednesday. Thurs night I'm going to Stoneys (haven't been there in so long) to hear CGB play. Wed and Fri morning I'm hoping to walk with my mom friends. Sat is opening day for soccer - parade in the morning, team pictures at some point and a bbq to finish the day off.

A picture I'm sharing... Hanna on this past Sat at her first ever soccer game

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Summer fun

Summer involves....

Lots of sprinkler/hose time

Cuddles with Snickers

Trip to Barnes and Noble for free books with their Summer Reading Program

Ice cream in the backyard

Wet dog

 Making the play structure into a Ship

"Bike" wash

And even some workbook time (totally on their own!!)

Board games

Summer Concerts

Fourth of July Outfits

The National LPA Convention (which is entitled to it's own post!)

Snuggles with puppy dog

Pool time for me - even if it's in the kids blow up pool

More summer concerts 
and pics with my favorite Sarah

Caty and Chris

Kelly and Caty

Kelly and Hanna

Love my friend!


Fun with my girls

Country music

Morning coffee by my parents pool


Blow up pool time

Swimming with Caty's BFF Isabella

And the birth of my newest niece - Rowan Grace born on July 25th

Pools, popsicles and legos!

Snickers letting me know that she wants to go for a walk

More pool time

Lemonade stands

And finally Kindergarten orientation for this girl!  

What a fun summer we had!!

Calling All Minions

Hanna LOVES the Minions so she HAD to have a party that involved them!  And it was quite the Minion event!

Waiting for her friends

Making Minion Puppets

Q-tip art

Despicable Me Memory

Pin the pocket on the Minion

Present time!

The awesome Minion cake that my mom made!

Freeze-ray in the backyard

Lets all gang up on Hanna's daddy!

Love Hanna's friends (missing one who was inside at the time)