Life with the Bs

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Be careful what you wish for….I was hoping that we would see some snow this winter.  Boy did we see some snow!  I felt so helpless hearing all the stories of people stranded on highways, in schools and at work.  We had friends and neighbors that were sitting in traffic for 10 plus hours.  My sister and nieces ended up at a hotel, at least they had a warm bed, unlike many out there.  It was crazy!   I honestly feel bad for the school systems.  If they would have cancelled school on Tuesday, people would have complained that they cancelled school without anything on the roads.  It’s a no win for them.

Thankfully, we all made it home.  The commute for Tim was longer but no where near what the majority of people had to deal with.  As you can see, it was coming down most of the day on Tuesday.

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The kids really got to enjoy it on Wednesday.  I don’t know where Janie got snow pants but she was happy to have them even if they are a 6x (she wears an 8).

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We saw snow, now be gone so we can get back to our regular schedules.

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MDA Muscle Walk

If you’ve been reading here for awhile, you know that the MDA is near and dear to my heart.  You can read more about my involvement here.  In March, my family with be walking on the MDA Muscle Walk in honor of my friend and camper, Dakotah.  Dakotah was scheduled to participate in the walk last year but sadly lost her battle with Muscular Dystrophy before the walk.

The great thing about this story is that a fellow camp counselor was in China during the walk last year picking up her son, Bobby.  While she was unable to attend Dakotah’s funeral, she was completing the mission that Dakotah was so excited about.  Bobby is 7 years old and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  We are walking on Bobby’s team this year and I can’t wait to meet him in person.  I’ve followed his mom and sister’s journey in bringing him home.  God could not have chosen a better family for him!  If you would like to donate or join our team, please let me know and I will send you details.

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Bar Sign

I saw a sign on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago and I knew I had to make one.  Tim got some old barn wood from a friend so I had him brace two pieces together.  Then I got stick on letters from Michael’s and stuck those right on the wood.  I painted Modge Podge all over the wood and I stuck the dog to the Modge Podge and painted over him.  As it started to dry, I had to use a blunt edge to push bubbles out.

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I love the way it turned out!

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And it looks great with our other bar signs.

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Good morning!  I’ve posted about Ibotta before but I wanted to post again because they are offering a $2 sign on bonus if you register and redeem your first offer within 10 days.  Ibotta can be used at a number of grocery stores, Target, Walmart, even some movie theaters and restaurants (if they added Aldi, I would be one happy lady).  All you do is select offers, make purchases, take a picture of your receipt and scan the bar code on the item.  It can all be done from your phone in just a few minutes and I’ve saved $40 with Ibotta alone since this summer (if you take coupons, Cartwheel and sales into consideration, I’ve gotten a number of items for free or an overage).  They almost always have an offer for $.50 off any gallon of milk purchase.  The way we go through milk in this house, it’s a no brainer for me.  Use my link to get that $2 bonus.  Happy shopping!


Meet Joe

I’m linking up with Kelly’s Korner for Show Us Your Singles.  Meet Joe…..


Joe will be 42 next month and lives in Orlando, FL.  He has never been married and doesn’t have any children.  He’s a business owner, athletic and an all around good guy.  He met my husband at the motorcycle track in Florida a number of years ago and they became fast friends.  I sometimes refer to Joe as Tim’s boyfriend because they talk on the phone more than I talk to my best friend (although my conversations are longer, theirs are more often).

Joe is 2nd from the right (the 2nd from the left is my studly man, back off single ladies :))

Every women needs her C-O-O-L-R-I-D-E-R.

Joe and his sister

Joe is looking for someone in the Orlando area that would like to start a family.  If you’re interested or know someone that might be, please leave a comment.  Thanks for stopping by!


Lessons in kidney stones

  1. Passing a kidney stone is like a continuous labor contraction.  I feel like I have now experienced childbirth without the epidural, only what I delivered was 3mm and definitely not as cute!
  2. I thought the days of throwing up out the car door or waking up on the bathroom floor were long behind me.  I guess it’s just part of the circle of life.
  3. I’ve taken more baths in the past 5 days than I have in a whole year.  Water somehow dulls the pain.  I used to think water births were crazy but now I’m a believer.
  4. This ordeal has confirmed that my husband is awesome!  Not only did he have to take over many of the household duties, he had to watch me in the worst pain of my life.  I know that was hard for him.
  5. Moms don’t like feeling helpless.  I’m not one to ask for help and I know that both of our moms wanted to do something.  They both ended up coming over just to drop off food or juice.  Being a mom, I get it.  I just need to let them do their thing.
  6. I will do whatever it takes to NEVER feel that pain again.  It may mean that I have to become vegan or eat chicken broth for the rest of my life.  I don’t care, sign me up!