Sunday, December 29, 2013

Holiday in Ohio

So we've been without kids for eight days.  Eight days.  We didn't work six of those eight days.  We've had a lot of fun. We've argued. We've slept in, stayed up late, and drank way too much. We've spent time with friends and family and most importantly each other.  It's been a great few days. 

I miss my kids.

The house is quiet. It's clean. I haven't heard "mama" in excess of fifty times a day.  Little people have such a big presence.  It's really quite amazing. 

In two weeks when we're back to kids, jobs, businesses, sports, dance, and preschool, I will repeat...I missed my kids.

Mural my neighbor's 18-year old daughter painted! My girls don't know about it yet!

 The cousins.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A few things

A few things about me: I love my family, my kids, and my husband! I value education and hard work. I like working and making a positive impact on my company and my community.  I like to volunteer. I'm a tree-hugging, avocado-to-the-hair hippie, a naturalist and an environmentalist.  A new thing to my list: I'm an entrepreneur.  My two new businesses allow to me combine the things I love.

After following this blog for the last couple of years, I invite you to check out business number 2: Arbonne!

It. Is. Amazing!!!! Arbonne is a fantastic line of all-natural, vegan-certified, botanically-based, and paraben-free hair care, skincare, cosmetics and nutrition products. It's where the professional me meets the hippie me.  Because I love this product so much, I decided to start selling Arbonne.  I think you will too. Check out my site:  Email me with any questions! I have some amazing deals too!

Now back to college football.  I also love college football.  MIZZOU! BUCKEYES!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Best College Football Saturday EVER

Oh my goodness!  What a day!  Friends. Family. Football.  And the craziest games. Friends and family gathered at the W house to watch the OSU/Michigan game. Pizza, chicken wings, face painting, Bloody Marys, mimosas, and laughter filled our house from 10:30 until about 4 p.m. Then we geared up again to watch the Missouri game.  Somewhere in there we watched the ultra-exciting Auburn/Alabama game.  What. A. Day!
The kiddos and me!  Go Buckeyes! (And Mizzou!)

Pic from the balcony!

 The great group of people who were a part of our exciting college football Saturday!
Pretty good kids here!

Michigan scores with just seconds left in the game!

My Michigan sign...Didn't want our three Wolverine fans to feel left out!
Thanksgiving was pretty good too.  We traveled to Pittsburgh to spend the day with my cousin and his family and in-laws.  Four courses, homemade Italian wedding soup and pasta, and the traditional Thanksgiving fixins', and a very welcoming set of in-laws once removed, made for a fun Thanksgiving.  God bless anyone not directly related and that accepts the five Ws into their home! However, the host did keep my family of five and my cousin's family of five in our own corner of the kitchen, divided by a hallway and wall, away from the rest of the group...coincidence?!?!  Ha...j/k.
Scott teaching Jackson to be Scott.

The next generation!

Six of the ten of us who invaded Thansgiving!

Our own little room!