Happy Happy Birthday!!!

I would like to wish my beautiful sister Brooke and my most adorable oldest son D a very, very Happy Birthday.

I remember when they were both born, almost like it was yesterday!  I know I love them sharing a birthday together too, I think it was a blessing.  It is funny how similar they are, I guess it's a gemini thing.

I can't believe how time has flown by!  It just seems like he was born, now he's finishing his first year of school, and is turning out to be such an amazing little guy.

He finished his first 5K this past weekend in 42 mins.  I think that's pretty awesome for a little guy.  I couldn't have been prouder of him.

I look forward to the years to come and wish they could just stay little forever!

Isn't she beautiful?!  I hope you have a wonderful birthday filled with all the beautiful things you deserve.  I am so glad you live near us now so that my boys have their aunt.  You have become such an amazing woman, and we are so proud of you!  As you say, "YOLO"  don't forget it, and make it AWE-MAZING!  

Happy Birthday!!  I love you both, tons and tons! xoxo



Good Tuesday morning pretty friends!  Hope everyone is having a great week so far.

I just thought I would share with you all my instacanvas gallery.  It's photos myself and Steve have taken, that we think you all might enjoy.  We don't have tons, but our gallery is slowing growing of the things we find beautiful, and hope you do too.  The best part of instacanvas is, if you love the photo, you can own it and hang it in your home.

Here is just one of the many photos...
You can head over here and check out the rest.

If you have a gallery, leave the link in a comment and I'll be sure to stop by.  Have a beautiful day! xoxo


Race for the Cure- Columbus

Hey all, so tomorrow's the day I've been practicing for since January!  The Columbus Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
It's my first race, and I can't imagine a better one to start with.  If you all don't know why this race is so dear to my heart, then you'll have to start here.

I went to see my beautiful friend Wendy on Wednesday, while at Chemo.  She is such a strong woman!
Even with needles in her arm, bruises from blown veins, and knowing how sick this medicine is about to make her, she has the most beautiful smile!!

 All you ladies out there that have fought Cancer are amazing!  I mean truly, they go through things the rest of us can't imagine.  I know if I'm having a bad day, it doesn't compare to Wendy's or anyone else going through the hell of Chemo.  I think of her and know that my days could be a whole lot worse.  She is my inspiration and HERO, as are all of you that are fighting cancer!

Tomorrow, in the mass of 50,000 people, I'm only a small dot trying to help with cancer research.  There is still so much we can all do.  I will post pictures of the race, and the activities.  I think I read that this race in Columbus is the 2nd largest 5K in the country, that's crazy!  I'm so proud to be a part of this, and knowing I'm helping fighting an amazing cause.

If you want to help or just read about Breast Cancer, here is a link.  If you are in the Columbus, Ohio area, check out our local site, or come out and join us!

Have an amazing day!


Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all you moms and mom's to be a day filled with peace, beauty and love!  I know that it's hard to get peace most days, but we can always hope!

A special wish to my mommy!  I wish I was there to celebrate with you!  I love you very much!


Teacher Appreciation Thanks

Need one more idea for your child's teacher for Teacher appreciation before it's over?  I have just the idea, it's real simple and they are sure to love it.

What you'll need:
tissue paper

I'll make it really easy,
1.  Put the tissue paper in the bottom of the basket
2.  Add the Candy
3. Print a cute little thank you for the front
4.  Tie it on

There you go.  Mine reads: Thanks for being so Sweet

Thank you to all the teachers for all your hard work!


In a Funk

Sorry all, my post are few and far between.  I don't know what's gotten into me, I'm in a funk of sorts.  I feel like I'm being swallowed by a black hole, and don't want to drag everyone down with me.  My head feels full, know the feeling?  Though writing does help, I really need to do it more.
 I've been spending a lot of time just being with my boys, and very little sitting in front of the computer.  We've been camping

and this past weekend we went to my cousins wedding.  I love my family, you all know that, but it is such a hassle to pack myself and all three boys to go in.  Once everything is done at my house we have the car ride, which even with movies and stuff to play with and a nap, isn't all that fun!  I love being home and visiting with family and having the opportunity to go do things without the boys, but it's still more work being there, than it is just being at my own house.  I have to constantly keep an eye on the boys, nobodies house is kid proof, and I know what they are capable of.  If you take your eye off of the middle one for even just a second, I'll guarantee he's doing something rotten!  I'm not even going to go into detail what he did at my Mother-in-laws over Easter and my Aunt's this past weekend.  Having boys is exhausting!  I wouldn't trade them for the world, but I'm tired!

I don't think the family realizes that the road goes two ways, it's the same distance from my house to theirs as it is, theirs to mine.  It is so much easier for them to pack one bag for themselves, then it is for me to pack all our clothes and stuff for the boys.  Mind you, they don't have any of the "stuff" that is needed for the little one, so we have to bring that all in too.

For those of you that live close to family, thank your blessings that you have them there to help you when you need them, and the ability to go visit for a few hours and then go back to your own house.  It's kind of miserable being away from your family and only seeing them every few months.

I've been trying to run again, not only to lose the baby weight, but also to get ready for the Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure, here in Columbus on the 19th. I'm finally doing my first race, supporting a great cause and one of my best friends Wendy. I figured what better race to start with than one I can show my love and support for Wendy against this terrible illness.  I talk to her often and can't imagine what her or anyone going through chemo is dealing with.  It is truly amazing the fight they give while going through it.  She is my hero, and all of those that decide to fight and not let Cancer beat them, are too!
 I'm definitely not in the shape I was, but I'm slowly but surely getting there.  Running also helps to get my head back in a good place.  I can just go out and run, not think about anything except bettering my times, and body.  I push the two little ones, the baby sleeps, and the middle one talks away, that child never stops talking, and he is soooooo funny, you never know what's going to come out of his mouth. Just listening to him puts a smile on my face and helps to be happy!

I really need to get back to blogging regularly, I really miss you all, and love sharing.  I'm hoping in the next few weeks you'll see more and more.  I have a teacher appreciation idea I'm hoping to share tomorrow, and some ideas for a cool birthday party. My oldest is going to be six, I can hardly believe it, so I have a lot to do and get ready for his "surprise" party!  I do post a lot on instagram, and would love to get my instacanv.as/datssocute gallery up.  Check out my pics from our hiking adventure on instagram and some daily pictures, I love my iPhone, and instagram!

Love and Miss you all!  BJ