05 August 2013


I am home! And oh man is there no place like home!

30 days away from my kids is far too long, and a little more than my mama heart can handle. While I know I am strong enough to endure, I sure wish I didn't have to be. I truly believe there is a reason for everything and know this journey will only make our family stronger (and more financially stable). But the thought of missing two more birthdays, two more 4th of July's, two more summers just breaks my heart. The degree and perfect career will be well worth it though (or so I hope).

It has only been 6 days but I have been busy at work since being back home. It was a great feeling to walk into our forever home after arriving back in Washington. I thought for sure that the overwhelming feeling of unknowness (if that is even a word) would be much to much for the overly organized, micromanaging mama. I want things how I want them, where I want them and now! But I have been surprisingly calm during this somewhat hectic transition in our lives. I think I am beginning to realize that home owning is a beautiful, crazy, expensive process and that change won't happen overnight. So I am taking on projects one room at a time and basking in the amazingness of my new beautiful home!

With that said, we have a dual birthday party happening in just 12 short days and lots of work to do to semi prepare our home. Plans for painting, decorating and reorganizing are underway and I couldn't be more excited! Painting a home is something I have never had the pleasure of doing when renting. And while taping was not my most favorite thing to do, I am more than ready to ruin some perfectly good cloths with remnants of paint and memories that will last a lifetime!

This whole month has been a whirlwind of long days and short weeks! Meneire's attacks, allergic reactions, meltdowns, laughter and fun. I have met some of the most amazing people and have made memories of a lifetime. And now that I am back home I know that my journey on this roller coaster of life has just gained new momentum! I have discovered how strong I can be and how strong my family is. My husband has been nothing short of amazing this entire month. Solely caring for our kiddos with smiles, no complaints and little help. His strength and willingness to help me achieve my goals is more than I could ever ask for; and I swear I fall in love with him over-and-over again every single day. I feel happier than I have ever felt in years. Rejuvenated, re-energized, and more than ready for the unexpected loops that this roller coaster has in store for us. 

 Colorado Adventures (While I was away)

Washington Adventures (What happened at home)