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Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Fun!

Living healthy natural lives is not always the easiest thing, which is why I started my blog - to inspire and help others live their best life healthfully and naturally. I want to give you examples of how I am doing it through weekly updates, and I am hoping some of you will be willing to share your thoughts and ideas too.

So, here we go! I hope this helps and inspires all of you!

In my life this week...
we got 16 inches of snow in one day. I shoveled our driveway three times, and it still needed more shoveling. But, I actually enjoyed it. The snow was falling beautifully. I dragged my hubby out in the snow for a kiss and a snowball down his neck. Plus, it was my daughter, Kailana's, 2nd birthday this week. We had a little party planned, but it was so snowy, nobody could come. They came later on in the week instead. She loved it!

I am inspired by...
someone who picks themself up when they are down, instead of staying down.

My favorite thing this week was...
waking my daughter up on her birthday. I felt so blessed to have had her as my daughter for 2 whole years. It was a special moment as we snuggled.

What's working/not working for me...
Working - Christmas cards are kind-of working. I got cards, my son is drawing beautiful pictures to go in some of them, and now I just to type up a little something to add in. We'll see if I can get this all done in time.

Not working - my husband's work schedule. He has been working overtime a LOT! He didn't even get to see Kailana at all on her birthday. It just makes me sad when the kids ask about him, and I have to keep telling them I don't know when he will be home.

Questions/thoughts I have...
What can I do to support my husband?

Things I'm working on...
making holiday treats, being patient with my kids, and trying to find things about winter I like

I'm reading...
Gods and Kings by Lynn Austin

I'm cooking...
shrimp pasta, a taco/pinto bean casserole type thing, chocolate bars, peanut butter/raisin chewy bars,

I'm grateful for...
my husband's days off, sunshine, my family, and Whole Foods grocery stores nearby!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...
Kailana on her birthday! Those two things sticking out of the cake are candles - handmade by my children. :-)


  1. Wow 16 inches of snow! That is a lot to shovel, but I also enjoy shoveling until my back starts to hurt. Happy birthday to your daughter! Kailana's birthday picture is adorable, and the candles are fantastic that are made by your children.
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  2. Try hard to remember that all that overtime is for the family. We were a military family and my husband was gone for weeks, months at a time. If we don't make a big deal of it, the children won't. We celebrated holidays and special days when he was available. A birthday party on "the day" with friends and a special celebration with dad when he can, is a little extra special. Who doesn't like 2 parties, no matter what the size. It isn't always easy and hopefully the overtime won't be necessary forever.

    You are doing much better with your holiday preparations than I am and I have no excuses for being behind.

    1. Thanks for the reminder! I will try to be thankful for the time I do have with my husband.


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