Saturday, November 14, 2015

This week has been an exciting week for our family as we were contacted to participate in Good Morning America's 40 in 40 live event. We will be showcasing our Star Wars AT-AT bunk style bed that my husband made for our boys on Wednesday, November 18th at 6:30pm EST. Since moving into our new home (and no, it was not easy to move that bed!) we never had a chance to finish their Star Wars themed room. This week my friend Rebekah came over to help me paint and create some fun new features that the boys absolutely love!

We painted an accent wall, added some fun toys and hung the millennium falcon from the ceiling. My friend also creatively ran with my idea to make light saber holders for the room. She added the stars to make it look like it was traveling at warp speed.

I couldn't get my boys out of their room the other morning for school!!! So fun to create a space for them that they can be creative in.
The AT-AT bed has undergone some changes from the original design to compensate for a different room. We moved the head to look as if it is rotating to look at something and added some dimensions to the stairs since they are now the first thing you see when you walk in the room. Our oldest two sons now share a room so we built a bunk underneath to accommodate that.
So if you can, tune in on Wednesday to check out our Star Wars room. Darth Vader and Kylo Ren will be there:).

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Time to update our blog, just a few years behind:) With Facebook and Instagram as the means to keep our long distant family and friends informed, I tend to forget to write on here. Been busy raising three beautiful boys. Our life is crazy, but I wouldn't change a single thing.

When my friends hear of the things that happen in our life they tell me I should start a blog, hahaha, I actually have one and I should utilize it more. I'm sure there is someone out there that can be encouraged from our stories.

We have a highly accident prone family. Our littlest one has had several hospital stays and the running joke is that we are just trying to collect the free blanket that the pediatric unit gives us every time we check in (they are super soft)! My husband and I said that since we have paid so much in medical bills we will just make a quilt for him out of those blankets as a reminder that he would've had college tuition money had we not had to pay so much when he was little, hehehe.

Almost every time we go out we have interesting encounters with strangers who are either sweet and helpful, opinionated about me having my hands full, or the "fun" people that are angry in a Starbucks drive-thru and definitely need that beverage faster than I do. Seriously, last Wednesday a young woman with an infant child lost it on me in the Starbucks drive-thru with a large amount of colorful words, I offered to buy her coffee because what new Mom hasn't just lost it at one point or another? Honestly was one of those wrong place, wrong time moments. My 8 year old son was shocked, but thankfully I kept calmed and we moved on:)

The other fun thing is that I have a severe case of Mom brain, yes, its a thing! Just last week I spent time coordinating my kids being watched so that I could go to my Kindergartner's parent teacher conference. I showered, put on clothes that didn't consist of comfy workout pants, got a coffee so that I would be alert and went to his school. I walked in, proud of myself that I was on time, and saw his teacher with a confused look on her face. Yup that's right, I had the right time, just 3 weeks too early. Not a day early my friends, 3 weeks!!!!! Must have just breezed over that email with the date LOL! That same week I missed an appointment and they called to ask where I was...I'm currently not in your dentist chair so lets reschedule shall we? I think I need Ginkgo Biloba, is that the vitamin we take to better our memory? I think I heard that, but now I forget.

We love life and all the blessings and opportunities that God puts before us. We play hard, pray hard and dream big. Through all the challenges that we face, we strive to dust ourselves off, get back up and Praise the One who carries us through. Our motto since my husband and I met has always been, "Go big or Go home." You will see that in our annual Christmas light show on our home (our new neighbors are going to love us!!!) and in our love for all things Star Wars (check out the AT AT bed posting). So thanks for following us and checking us out, we hope when you come by our site you smile, laugh, pray for us, or can be encouraged in some way or another.