Monday, November 12, 2012


Zumba! Zumba! Zumba! 

Could you be my new best friend?! I’ve been so scared to try you and now that I have I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a bland workout again!

There’s been an advertisement in our neighborhood newsletter for a few months now stating there’s a FREE zumba class in the mornings at our community gym. I’ve been nervous about trying it out, I’m not much of a dancer, but I loved it. At first I was the only person in there except the instructor, however, midway through 2 other women showed up. The instructor said that Monday’s are usually low in members because people are getting back into the groove of the week. For me starting my week with a fun workout will help me keep going. I had doubts about myself and my coordination, or lack thereof, but I did fine and laughed at myself on the parts I didn’t quite get. Now that I know I like it and will do just fine I’m going to keep attending. There are 3 classes a week and they’re all FREE! At that price how can I not keep attending?

Saturday, November 10, 2012


"You're my favorite (insert daughters name) in the whole wide world!"

 This is something I have said to our daughters since I can remember. I love seeing their blue eyes light up like stars in the night sky. I can’t tell them they’re my favorite daughter since there are three of them, but that doesn't seem to matter to the girls. They love that they’re my most favorite Little Love, Mess, and Big Mak in this big, giant world. They then proceed to tell me that I’m their most favorite mommy in the world (only sometimes do I remind them I’m their only mommy). It brings my heart such joy when I hear them mutter such a sweet, sleepy sentence….

 I’m not a perfect mom, I’m far from it. In all honesty I struggle with my words.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Do you have a giant dream that you wish with all your heart could or would come true? 
What is your one big dream? 

 My one big dream comes to mind quite often. I often daydream about how we could actually make it happen. My biggest dream is to sell nearly everything we own and travel. I want to see more of the United States; to see other countries. How amazing it would be to enrich the girls’ lives by seeing in person the way others live and to see how beautiful and vast the world is. We can read books and look at an atlas all day long but that would never compare to actually seeing the world. When I think about what’s holding us back it’s really only a couple things. How would we pay to live on the road? How could we afford gas, food, etc? How would it affect the big girls’ almost nonexistent schedule with their bio-dad? At least that is an almost easy one to answer: be back to Texas for their birthdays and holiday season, and a few weeks during the summer. So, after thinking that out I suppose it’s nearly a non-issue. The other questions are much harder to answer.

I follow a family of unschoolers on Facebook who do just that.