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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Sleeping Habits

I don't know if you've noticed lately on Instagram....but LJ has a new sleeping habit. It involves involves touching me! This kid is darn clever....spoiled, eh probably...but definitely clever! He knows if he acts like he is going to wake up or refuses to sleep without me holding him...I'll do it! Not only because I want him to rest, but well because I like the cuddles too! I know I'm pathetic. And I'm creating bad bad habits! HELP!!!

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Wake Up Wednesday 14

Welcome to the 14th week of 

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31 Blogs  -  1 Party



Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Tuesday Tunes: I Can Only Imagine

Last week a friend of mine lost someone very close to them....
This song has been in my heart ever since. Take some time today to meditate on how it will be when you see Jesus Face to Face.

Maybe you are unsure about whether you will see Christ one day. Perhaps you haven't gotten to know him personally! I would love to talk with you about what an amazing gift a personal relationship with Christ is! I would love to have the opportunity to let you know how life changing it is! I would love to pray with you! Contact me (everything is confidential between us!).

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Turn It Up Tuesday (Weekend Recap)

To be honest, this weekend was....quiet! And photoless L

I was off Friday after having fought a migrane for 5 days. I headed to the doctor for some advice. He first suggested I had bad sleeping posture and needed to move my kids to their own beds! (haha....maybe when Hubby and I are in one house again...>I don’t like being lonely at night!)

Secondly, he suggested I sleep too little, stress too much, drink too much caffeine and need to quit smoking (yes, although I strive to be healthy....smoking is a vice I am battling to let go! But that is for another post). I laughed at him and told him our classic family joke “I drink coffee so I can smoke so I can stress less and go to sleep!” Of course that is just something we always say when challenged about our “unhealthy habits.”

Monday, 28 April 2014

Weekday Mixer #9

The eighth Weekday Mixer was a great success! We had 95 blogs linked up and numerous social media link-ups! We hope that you all had the opportunity to mix and mingle and make some awesome new buddies!
Weekday Mixer

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Sunday Social: Pet Peeves

Welcome to another week of Sunday Social! A blog gathering where we get together and get to know each other a little better! So grab a coffee (or a wine!) and join up!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Saturday Funny: Junk Food

Alright...lets just be honest. With Hubby gone I haven't really been eating the best. Or sleeping for that matter. Maybe that is why I'm not sleeping...or maybe I'm craving junk food because of a lack of sleep....

Either way it doesn't matter! I decided to make light of my current....situation! Disclaimer: My children are getting cooked meals everynight (I however munch on whatever I find lol)

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Meet Debbie: Sponsor Highlight

Hello my peeps!

I’m taking some time today to bring you the lovely and amazing Debbie from Heartbeats~Soul Stains. She has been hanging out at the bottom of my posts these past couple of months and I have so enjoyed getting to know her!

Debbie currently lives in the beautiful Hawaii and is a mom to 7 kids! Give her big props on that one! I admire her just for managing that! Debbie is a down to earth blogger. She bears her heart and dreams and is always honest with her readers! It makes her easy to relate to and you often find unexpected inspiration lurking in her posts!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Natures Beauty

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Wake Up Wednesday 13

Welcome to the 13th week of 

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27 Blogs  -  1 Party



Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easter Weekend and some Hubby Time

It was a super long weekend here by us...leading us into a short work week (whoo hoo) and another long weekend and another short work week! LoL So, you can imagine how BUSY we have been!

Tuesday Tunes: Last Ones Standing

Hey peeps! I want to take a time out this Tuesday to feature my step-brothers band!! I figured this was appropriate for my Tuesday Tunes right??

Sunday Social: The Game of 5

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Monday, 21 April 2014

I'm Scared...of being Pregnant!

I’m just going to put this out there.... I am deathly afraid of getting pregnant again! Whew. There I said it!

9 months pregnant with LJ
I know some of you are like ‘WHAT’ and I am praying there are a few of you shaking your heads in agreement. But I can not tell you how truly scared I am! I am on the shot. So I am supposed to be pretty well protected but I know from experience that is not 100%.

I am not even talking about the financial repercussions of another child in our household. That is a whole other stress! What I am talking about is the actual pregnancy!

The Weekday Mixer #8

The seventh Weekday Mixer was a great success! We had 95 blogs linked up and numerous social media link-ups! We hope that you all had the opportunity to mix and mingle and make some awesome new buddies!

Weekday Mixer

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Sunday Inspiration: Healing

Although we do go to doctors (because I believe God heals in many ways) it isn't to say we aren't praying! I've been on my knees relentlessly during these couple of weeks (and most of my children's lives thus far) praying for their health! I wanted to bring you some inspiration about what the Bible says about healing!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Saturday Humor: Being Sick

As per usual, I like to spread a little light on the unfitting things in our lives...such as spending weeks with my kids being sick! In reality it is not funny at all, but lets face it sometimes the best medicine is laughter!

Friday, 18 April 2014

How a Hospital Changed Our Hearts

Lil Mister in hospital at 8 months

Did I ever mention that Lil Mister was hospitalized at 8 months for respiratory illness? I probably have and should actually do a post on that some day! But, yes, he was hospitalized at 8 months for RSV after a 6 month battle (and 8 different antibiotic treatments) with illness in his first year of life. It was one of the scariest things I ever experienced and vowed I would never let my children go through that again. Nonetheless, sometimes Mother Nature and our bodies have other plans!

I my children battle constantly with respiratory problems. Neither is asthmatic and from what we know, they have no serious allergies. However, it seems that every year as the season changes, sickness sets in and we just can’t get healthy!

Both boys are up to date on their vaccinations and both take a vitamin daily. We do our best to eat healthy (as in I RARELY ever get takeaways) and follow all the rules about not going out after bath, dressing warm, etc.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Looking Positive and Focusing on Mommy

Lindsay posted the other day about a focus on mom-me. It reminded me how lately Lil Mister likes to tell me that I am both Mommy and Mama. LJ is going through a stage where everyone (and I mean everyone excluding the dogs is Papa...) and Lil Mister avidly reminds him that I am Mommy. I wonder if this has anything to do with Hubby working away at the moment, but then I realize that this Papa thing started before Hubby left. So, maybe it is just an attachment stage. LJ sure seems to remember to call Mommy in the middle of the night though *sigh*

I decided to piggyback on Lindsay’s post (whom she piggy backed from Jess’s post) since that is where we bloggers get our inspiration! Although I am doing my best to be what the boys need right now and what Hubby needs, I feel there has been some negativity underlining some of my posts lately. That is NOT who I want to be. So I am taking the time to look at things from a positive light! Thanks Lindsay!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Cold Mornings

The winter is starting to settle in here and the boys are enjoying the cooler mornings with lots of laughter and jokes and faces! They remind me how blessed I am!

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Wake Up Wednesday #12

Welcome to the 12th week of 

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Monday, 14 April 2014

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sunday Inspiration- Purpose Driven Life

I am reading this book for probably the 20th time! No jokes, peeps, I absolutely love this book! I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes both from the book and about living a purposeful life in general!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Saturday Funny- Long Distance Relationships

Okay, Hubby and I aren't really in a long distance relationship. He is coming home most weekends...but for us it feels like forever! We've haven't really spent time this is lightening my heart a bit!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Priceless Moments

This is going to be short and sweet because well, I still haven't quite found my bearings yet!

But we are doing it! Two days are already over with....and we have not just survived...I think we have excelled! Wednesday morning was hard but by the time I got home I was in full on Mommy mode! We quickly went to grab some necessities at the shop (yogurt, peanuts and two minute noodles!) and headed home for baths.

We bathed for what seemed like forever! They played and splashed and laughed all around. Afterwards they were up and down the house and by 8 pm both kids were asleep! SCORE!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Remembering

It's not very wordless....again :-/
The night I met Hubby!
It is amazing looking back on these photos and how life changes and evolves. I can really say that night almost 6 years ago (in August this year), I never imagined I would meet the man I was going to marry. And looking back towards that first weekend in South Africa, I would never have guessed how far our lives would carry us. Everything seemed so HUGE

Wake Up Wednesday #11

Welcome to the 11th week of 

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25 Blogs  -  1 Party


We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  317 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Tuesday Tunes: Dive

I am absolutely loving this song because it feels like my life exactly right now! Hubby leaves tomorrow morning for our new town. It is with a mix of emotions and a heavy heart that I watch him go! I am trying so hard to be strong but in the mix of packing, looking for work and sick children...I feel like I'm sinking. But God said to dive......

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sunday Social: Twitter

Welcome to another week of Sunday Social! A place where we get together, chat, drink some coffee and get to know each other a little better! Want to join? That's great! Click the pic below and head over to the hop! Grab the questions, link up and visit some soon to be new bloggy bff's!~

Sunday Inspiration: My Rock
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Friday, 4 April 2014

Coffee Talk & the 2014 Ultimate Blog Party
There won't be a Fitness Friday today, peeps. I am just not up to it! I'm so sorry but this whole situation in our lives is straining down on me right now. I know you are probably sick of hearing me talk about it so I'm letting it go today. I am focusing on the positive and looking forward to spending an amazing weekend with my Hubby and boys! We deserve a little one on one time and family focus!

With that said...if anyone has any tips on moving a family...please start sending them my way!! Seriously, I feel like a child who has been playing house this whole time! I'm lost in the big world! ;-) Okay....I'm done now! Tips???

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Off Balance

Something feels off today. I am not sure what it is or why...I just feel unbalanced. Like the world is sitting slightly farther right than it should and I’m walking a little different. I feel it inside my gut....that pit in my stomach.

You could say that when my mornings start tested then my whole day is lopsided. It is like that little change just wiggles it’s fingers into my entire day. You know, Lil Mister is exactly the same! We always know that if he wakes up “on the wrong side of the bed” then it will be a difficult day. Typically, he will be kwaai ( grumpy) the morning. Everything is an issue and then we know...take a deep breath and move forward with him. We will tell his teacher K as well that it is “one of those” mornings and she understands. We will find that he had a rough day with the potty and normally wasn’t so cooperative with the friends that day. One way we are similar I guess. (Not the potty thing...I’m okay there!)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Not Comparing: Spot the Individuality

This post is part of the 2014 Blogger Challenge Week/Day in Pictures ( I choose months meaning that these are pictures of my boys in the same month, two years apart!)

Let's face parents of multiples...we have a tendancy to "compare" the kids. I know it isn't right but we have all done it at some point! Baby 1 crawled at this age while baby 2 only did it at this age.....we've all fallen victim.

Today, I don't want to compare but "spot the individuality" of my two precious boys! They are each their own character (literally if our house was a play....) and deserve to have that recognized and celebrated! I feel so blessed to have these two amazing children and love how different they can be sometimes. They seem to balance each other in some areas and complete contradict in others, but at the end of the day they are who they are and we love them for it!

Top Left: Lil Mister 15 mo Top Right: LJ 15 months
Bottom Left: LJ 14 months Bottom Right: Lil Mister 14 months

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Tuesday Tunes: Set Me Free
I spoke yesterday about my fears of the upcoming possibilities. There is a lot going through my mind and I am learning that it is uncertainty that I truly struggle to deal with. It makes me feel out of control....when the reality is, I shouldn't be struggling for control in the first place!

I know I should be letting go of this situation. I should be trusting in God. I know that whether we go or we will be His plan and His word that leads us. 



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