My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Post pregnancy: 8 months

So, obviously I haven't updated in awhile. Life is still crazy, but not as crazy. My hubby and I are in the thralls of brokenness (of the financial variety). And although, we are getting into a little routine at home the being broke part makes most of our routine a little boring. But here is our update on the family.
ME wearing a wig for the Lupus Walk.
Well I have been trying really hard to get my business started which is hard to do without moolah. Let's just say I love the Hobby Lobby coupon. I usually get to go in and buy one thing and if it weren't for the 40% off coupon, I wouldn't get to buy a thing. Slowly I have been coming up with new ideas on Canvas's that will sell. I figure it will take awhile to find my groove and figure out what people want to buy. My latest one, I am particularly proud of took me almost a month. This one would sell for $25.00 because of the amount of sequins it takes.
Made for my food sponsor who is a singer also!
So besides that, I am busy trying to work on my food journaling. I was doing so well and them I just stopped. So I have started up again. Today we discovered giving plasma, so I tried to do it and they couldn't find my veins. So I have been drinking water all day so I can try again tomorrow and it has really curbed my appetite. Maybe I will have to drink water so we don't starve, and it will finally get me to drink more water! Oh I can only hope! By the way have you seen me? I couldn't starve if I wanted to. Lol! Well let's see what else? Did you read my guest post last week on my dear friend Abby's blog? If you haven't checked it out please do, Abby writes about her adventures hiking. Otherwise I don't get much sleep still, but I have adapted to it better. Okay so on to the kiddos, the real stars of the blog!
The Princess:
Joslyn is her usual sassy self lately. She finished soccer with a opposite bang (meaning she didn't want to even play that day). I am seriously wondering if we should even try again in the fall. I really think Joslyn would do better at a sport where there are specific directions, instead of her having to figure it out. We were going to do baseball this summer, but the tornados changed all that. So maybe next year. Otherwise, she has learned how to spell her first name and we are working on her last name. Se can do some addition and daddy has been busy working on subtraction. She knows all of her shapes, colors, numbers(up to 30) and alphabet. She pretends not to know anything all the time. She is still a huge class clown without a class. She loves to run and play and I am anxious for the day she goes to school, because she is desperate for friends. It breaks my heart. We have recently had to work with her on lying  since some of her new "friends" (this girl will make friends with anyone), they told her that she didn't have to tell me about something and of course the sweet honest dear told me. Having new friends isn't an easy business.
Joslyn's new bunk bed!
We recently acquired a bunk bed from a great family member and we were all excited. Joslyn couldn't wait to sleep in it. But since then we have found a few quirks to having a bunk bed.
1. If the child falls asleep before she climbs up, then you have to break your back hefting the child up there. 
2. When it comes to changing the sheets, it is a harrowing feat. I have decided this is now daddy's job as it took me 15 minutes to change one sheet.
3. We used to snuggle in with her for a minute before bedtime or daddy would read her stories in the bed, but now we can barely reach her to cover her with the blankets. 
Otherwise, the bunk bed is a dream. instead of the bottom bunk right now all of her toys are underneath, and she has a sort of tent. Once brother is big enough to get rid of the crib we will put him on the bottom. 

The Prince:
Jaxon is changing daily before our eyes. He has 8 teeth now, but acts like he will get more any day. He weighs 21 pounds now and is almost half the height of Joslyn. He now crawls with ease and pulls up on everything. Of course, he is so brave so he let's go and falls about 100 times a day. Such is the hard life of a baby. He has a winning smile and uses it often.

He is a bubbler and a babbler. He can say lalalalalalala, as much as we try to contort those sylabols to mamamamama and daddadadadada, its not happening yet. So lalala and buckets full of brbrbrrrrbrbrbrbr drool and high pitched squeals is what we have on that front. 
We have been swimming a few times in my sisters pool and he is just like sister and loves the pool. Sister can actually doggie paddle in the pool with just her life jacket on, she used to need a noodle to float too.
Nana recently came to visit and we had a wonderful time with her!

So we are moving into summer nicely and we hope you are too!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Adventure 20: Hiking With Abby!

Today I am guest posting my Adventure at 1000 Miles on My Own Two Feet! My friend Abby Austin took all of today's pictures, and it was a blast doing this adventure together!

I wasn’t worried when we filled the packs. I wasn’t even worried when I kissed the kids goodbye. After all, we were completing an adventure. It wasn’t until we stepped out of the car that my heart stopped. Can I do this? Can I keep up? What if I can’t?

I’ve always been like that. I don’t get nervous about singing until I step up on that stage. It’s in that moment of truth that the Devil causes doubt. But he won’t win. Not this day. I was ready.

Please read the rest of my exciting adventure here.
Blessing to all and keep on adventuring!