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Carrot apple ginger! Perfect way to start our day!

Carrot apple ginger! Perfect way to start our day!

Taken with instagram

Taken with instagram

I spied this in the backseat today! #kid #love #sisters #sisterlove (Taken with instagram)

I spied this in the backseat today! #kid #love #sisters #sisterlove (Taken with instagram)

Girl’s campout…Giggling stopped around 9:45!  Made this pup tent for indoor and outdoor fun. Should be a nice addition to the airstream!

Girl’s campout…Giggling stopped around 9:45! Made this pup tent for indoor and outdoor fun. Should be a nice addition to the airstream!

First time

One thing for certain, there will always be that first time, the first try, the first smell, that first taste…..  It seems lately first time occassions are at a surplus.  We’ve been waiting for some of them and didn’t plan on the others, but either way it is so grounding to experience them as both a participant and an observer.

first time for ballet class…..

even though she said she already knew all of the moves!

first time for tap dance

first time adding cabbage to the mix!

first time ski date with just Jessie and mamas at our new hangout!

first time on a sewing machine

first time for L too! She’s a natural

first sewing project complete

first time at the pet store in the mall

first time on the ski lift together

first time wearing these princess dresses!

first time a craft bomb went off in my sewing studio~ NOT!


first time riding the blues at Discovery!

Really, we have more first times just ahead can’t wait, look out!

Funny how pictures evoke certain feelings…. My family’s farm which is now being farmed by my uncles. I look at this often, it brings me motivation and memories. I miss this place and all that it taught me…its so far from me now, but I’m so glad to have the memories close!

Funny how pictures evoke certain feelings…. My family’s farm which is now being farmed by my uncles. I look at this often, it brings me motivation and memories. I miss this place and all that it taught me…its so far from me now, but I’m so glad to have the memories close!

Some days I look up  and it’s already time to make lunch, but wait I feel like I just got done cleaning up from breakfast!  Things were not this way long ago, when I felt young.  I am 36 and life is flying, some days with me in tow, some days with me hanging on for dear life! Since starting this full time mama gig I feel busier than ever.  But when I look up and the sun is setting and my little girls are all snuggled into comfy beds, happy, content, satified; well then I know that we gave today our best try and tomorrow is another new beginning!

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Mark Brut interviews Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz of Widespread Panic

So I am signed up for this class, can’t wait.  Anyone interested?  It is in the eve on Feb 23.

Lately we have been doing alot of this.  Its called juice fasting and it is amazing.  Really many who know us thought we were crazy, but after googling and more googling we figured out our best cleanse option.  For 9 days we (meaning Larry and I) chose to ingest only freshly juiced vegetables and fruits.  We first watched this documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead on netflix and that got things rolling.  Isn’t that how it goes, you have the first strike of the match and then it catches and soon enough your in the heat of it.  By day 3, I was feeling great having only drank juice, but Larry was a titch hungry!! After all is said and done we feel great and cleansed so to speak.  We are changing our diet and working towards better health consciously instead of once in a while when we feel like not eating crap. We have also incorporated juicing into our everyday lives… the girls even do carrot apple ginger!!  This is a great site if you want to reboot your life, I found some good info and links to more.  We really like the mean green juice and different twists on the green based juices.  There really are so many health benefits to juicing and if you want to lose weight you can do longer cleanses.  We felt that 10 days max was good for us and helped with bowel and stomach issues. Larry went from 800 mg of ibuprofen to nothing and his back felt good.  Some people do juicing and raw food diet together.  Big picture and our view on this is we liked it, it made us feel better, Larry quit coffee for 9 days and we want to continue making healthy decisions.  

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The Masterminds behind this Wild Journey

The Masterminds behind this Wild Journey