01 May 2018

In twenty-three days we are packing the Jeep up and heading to Boise, Idaho for a long weekend gone-exploring-kind-of getaway.  I'm not sure who is more excited, me, my husband or Sam who knows that we will be pulling him and his little sister around in a bike trailer on one of the days.  He meticulously will tell me how our day will unfold, Mom, so we get up, brush our teeth, eat breakfast, then get dressed, then put our stuff in the Jeep and ride, it will be a long drive Mom, but we'll get to Boise and then go to our hotel.  And with each checklist item, I tell him yes, that is correct.  That has been something I've always said, yes, that is correct, but my husband will always mock me by saying it back in a more studious, dorky fashion.  My little girl is currently in potty training mode right now so by the time we head to Boise, NO more potty training for us - fingers crossed.

23 April 2018

The | lows & highs | of weekends that go by way too fast

I got hit - we're talking direct hit - on the nose by the force of a 2 year old’s head |more painful than labor pains I must say|, there were a few moments strung throughout my weekend where I thought I couldn’t keep my eyes open since I am currently perpetually exhausted, cleaning out a dishwasher over and over seems like a cruel joke, my oldest decided to pull his sister on a toy cart where she ended up face first in a puddle of mud, going to the grocery store with two young children after 5pm is a bad idea to yeah, yeah, yeah let's look on the bright side I love to spend every moment I can with my husband and two kiddos.  When she hugs me without force, I feel like a winner, when my boy comes up to me and says Mom, followed by a question, I feel like a winner.  To plant marigolds in our garden and discuss where to place future tomato plants, I feel like a winner again. 

Never did I think the thrust of a toddler's head could land with so much force... knowing this now, winning.

19 April 2018

No more thinking I need to nap.  This year of the Nap idea of mine is being tossed to the curb and I am going to move forward and shake things up a bit.

Things on my mind these days are creating an email address for both of my children.  I'm thinking of emailing them a few times in the year and then once they are of age to have email, they can read all of my messages throughout the years.

My husband and I have been eating more vegetarian meals and it's crazy to think how meat heavy our dishes have been.

We finally have a garden and will be working in it this weekend.  Current dilemma is keeping whatever is eating at our strawberry leaves OUT!

I am also determined to get my photos out there - create a site so they are for sale or just have a following, for starters.

And at the end of May we are headed to Boise, Idaho!  Road trip for us four Nellists!  I can't wait to check out Hell's Canyon National Recreational Area and bike through the city of Boise.

BLOG MORE, worry less.

My brother got married and my two little ones couldn't be any cuter!