Spring Break 2014 Review In Pictures

Spring Break 2014! It started with Easter and ended with my Grandmother's 85th Birthday Party.  I took a few days off and Stella and I made the best of the week. Instead of just writing about it, I decided it would be better to show in pictures. It all started with a visit from the …

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Preparing for Christmas and Decorating the Tree

Tree decorating time! One of my favorite Christmas traditions. We have a fake tree, which allows us to skip the tree lots and get straight to decorating.  I admit, I do miss the smell of a real tree (the smell of Christmas), but at this point in our life, the fake tree works. We seem …

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Kicking-off the Holiday Season right: Giving Thanks and having a Cookie Party

The holiday season has started and it is quite enjoyable thus far.  I know the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a bit shorter than average, but I honestly don't mind.  Stella is already super excited for Christmas, so the less time of her wondering and [impatiently] waiting, the better, for all of us. We …

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An Afternoon at Chuck E. Cheese and Rewarding Good Behavior

Having a positive attitude about school has been a struggle at our house.  Combine that with basically two months of ongoing colds and getting to school has been nearly impossible.  By Monday, I was at my breaking point - I was so tired of the whining and crying about going to school that I threw …

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Taking a Trip to Kansas City to Visit Papa Ronny and Auntie Linda

We recently returned from our annual trip to Kansas City, MO.  My husband is native to Kansas City, so we try to go back once a year to visit Papa Ronny (Michael's father) and Auntie Linda and Uncle John.  We were in Kansas City for 4 days, all of which were jam-packed with fun events …

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