Archive for January, 2014


Wednesday, January 29th, 2014



It’s hard not to love living here in Greenville.  One of my favorite things is the weather.  It never is too hot or cold for very long.  Just long enough to enjoy it and watch it all completely change over night.  The boys finally got their snow wish yesterday and in addition to that, a day off from school.  I know there were not so many as lucky as us.  Especially to the west of us in Atlanta, many kids could not even get home yesterday and had to spend their “snow day” at school since they had to spend the night!

So while it looked like this outside my window this morning…

snowday019we stayed warm inside


This guy worked from home….good thing because he is fighting off the flu!


and the twins talked me into taking them sledding



J-man is the 5th one in the house to be down and out with the flu.  I’m the last on the list and have yet to get sick….here’s keeping my fingers crossed.

But he did go outside for a couple minutes yesterday..





Everything has finally warmed up enough and the snow is melting away…there is still plenty of hot chocolate to go around though!

Stay warm everyone!



Sunday, January 26th, 2014


It’s monster truck mania in our house today but in a relatively quiet and sweet way.  Last night they boys (all except for Logan who is not feeling well 🙁 ) went to the monster truck show.  Jonah has not put down his favorite truck “Gravedigger”….who comes up with this stuff anyway?  Along with his much needed soundproof ear muffs and his new headlight from his builder friend have become a permanent fixture to his head he has been quietly playing and remenissing…


jonahmonstertruck002Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!  It was a major hit!



A Quiet Moment

Monday, January 6th, 2014


It seems like it has been forever since I have had a quiet moment to myself.  Bittersweet morning as the three older boys returned to school today, We hit the ground running, frantic to get out the door with shoes on, teeth brushed, coats buttoned, lunches packed, breakfast cleaned up and last minute hugs and kisses.

The drive to school is lovely in the morning here along the rolling hills we could see the snow clouds in the mountains today.  Although we had a great Christmas break it is still hard to get back into our routine.

Miles and I came home and like most mornings we have our little baby babble conversations, he eats breakfast, we play then he is off for his morning nap, of course he is exhausted. He has just spent most of the night keeping me awake.  One day, he WILL sleep through the night.

Along with the chaos of Christmas we decided to get a few renovations done to our house,  We are 4 weeks in and have about two weeks left.  I can’t wait to show you.  Our contractor is a stand still till we get more tile in so since there was no hammering to break the silence this morning, I actually got a few moments to myself.

So today I decided to share my breakfast with you.  If I eat the way I should, it looks something like this.  Dr. Furhman’s breakfast oatmeal.  The only thing missing here were the pecans to top it off with.  Not only is this a fortifying breakfast, it fills you up, lowers cholesterol, helps you lose weight and  sticks with you it even gives you super powers…no really.

1  2/3 Cup water

1/4 Cup oatmeal

2 Tbls Dried Cranberries

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

bring all the above to a boil then add:

2 Cups frozen fruit (any kind will do)

1 Bananna

bring back to a boil then add

1 Apple chopped

You can let this all simmer if you like a soft oatmeal or just put in the apples before you eat for a bit of texture.

top with nuts.


It is crazy delicious and really good for you.  Perfect for a freezing cold morning to look out the window and be thankful for the silence.

Hope everyone is well, Happy New Year!