Monday, June 27, 2022

A Little Udate


Whew! What a year! I mean look at the photos below. These two have grown up so much in the year we have lived in Texas. I am so incredibly proud of them. I know gushy Mom moment! But seriously, they endured a 22 hour move from their home, friends, and all of our family to a state where we knew absolutely NO ONE! Making friends has not been easy for myself or my oldest but we are trying. We have gotten more answers to some of his social issues as well -- which I am so thankful for. For me, I work remotely so I have not had a lot of opportunities to get out there an actually meet people. On the other hand my daughter is a little social butterfly and has made friends so easily. It is interesting when we go places and she is instantly recognized and her friends scream her name just to say hello.

The holidays were hard for us all. I know I suffered from extreme homesickness, depression and anxiety, but I finally pulled through it and am feeling more like myself. I am slowly getting back into the things I loved to do such as crocheting, blogging and writing. I still stream but have backed that down to once a week as I started working full time remotely. 

The school also helped Kaileb out by getting him on a 504. We also now know that his behavioral issues are because he has Autism Asperger's, ADHD and Anxiety. Which explains so much about him. We are all navigating a  new way of thinking and helping our boy out as we learn more about how he communicates best and how to talk to him in a way he understands without setting his anxiety into overdrive which causes his Asperger's and ADHD to go into overdrive.

I have so much more to fill you all in on now that I am finally starting to feel like myself again, but I will save those stories for another post. In the mean time enjoy the Fall vs Spring school photos of my littles. Haven't they grown up so much!?


                      




 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

We Moved


We made the choice to take off on a new adventure and sold our home in Washington State and moved all the way to Texas.

Here I am taking my last selfie in our home before walking out the door for the very last time. So many memories were made here and I will always cherish those. 


 

All packed up and ready to go! It took us 3 days to drive there with two cats, a gecko, our dog, the kids of course and a trunk full of plants!


 

Kids slept together while at the hotel. The drive and well Dramamine knocked them out. They both get car sick on super long rides so the Dramamine was necessary. This was the first hotel morning. 


 

On to to day two f the drive! Things were a little squished but we managed. We also ended up listening to the first two Harry Potter Books and while they slept I listened the last Harry Dresden book. Driving that far and long and sometimes not having service those audio books saved us from a dead quiet car. Or rather it saved me and let me focus on something more than the quiet.


 

On day two we made it to Colorado! We got diverted through Aspen due to road construction on the highway. It was probably the most gorgeous scenery ever! It will also be my first and last time I can ever say I went to Aspen. Later that day though I got some pretty devastating news and ended up driving more than I should have, but I couldn't sleep so I pushed on. The end result was we got to see Matt the next morning!

 

 

We were all so happy to be done driving and with each other again. You see that mans happy smile to have his family back together? Yeah that smile was so worth it. 


 

We stayed in a hotel for about two weeks while we finalized everything and got everything ready for us to move in. 



 

Kiddos had some pretty fun times at the parks around the area, and we found the only splash park in our town. Thankfully there is a water park we can go play at in the summer. 


 

We finally got to close on our home and move in! There were so many hiccups and things that went wrong, we at points we thought we would end up losing this sale due to banking errors and miscommunications from the realtor companies. In the end the owners of the house we bought understood and instead of forcing us to to lose all the money we put into moving here they worked with us. Which was nice for a change since the company representing them had almost no wiggle room for the human element that is sometimes life. 

I am glad we were able to move into our new home before school started for our two kiddos though. They quickly lost the novelty of wanting to ride the school bus and keep asking if we can walk to school. Silly kiddos, that will not be happening anytime soon. 


 

Shortly after schools started both the kiddos joined up with a local family friendly Cub Scouts troop. Briona is finishing up her year of the Wolf and Kaileb is finishing up his 1st year as a Webalo. 


Until next time lovies!

 

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Hey Hi Hello

Well hello there! I think it's been a bit too long since I last dropped in here and updated you all on my life. Lots of changes happened in the last few years. I have been battling depression and anxiety, and I do attribute that along with imposter syndrome for my lack of posts. I have kept this little blog of mine up and running with every intention on continuing to blog about life and the kids. Life on the other had really kicked my butt. 

With that said I have been really working hard on tackling my depression and anxiety. I still have a long way to go with tackling the imposter syndrome. One step at a time. In the mean time if you have kept up with me on my Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook Page I truly appreciate your continued support!

In the last few years I have also started streaming on Twitch and started my own community on Discord. So if gaming, random crochet, cooking, and witchy topics are you thing drop on by. I would love to have you part of my community there also!

Next blog post I will catch you up on all the family life happenings! Until then Blessed Be my lovies!



Friday, February 18, 2022

The Sainthood: The Complete Series

This is a 3 book series with a Novella at the end. The books are told mostly from Harlow's point of view with a few chapters from Saint, Caz, Galen & Theo sprinkled into them.

In the first book you are introduced to Harlow and her boys, but at this time they are not all lovey dovey or trusting with each other. In fact they are cruel to each other. They each have their own agenda and their own stories as to why they are doing what they are doing. By the end of the first book they are starting to trust each other as they all have a common enemy.

In the second book you follow Harlow and her boys as they continue to go through trial after trial that tests their trust and the bonds that they are building. At times during those trials you think that this will be what breaks them apart, but they persevere and end up building an unbreakable bond.

In the third and final book Harlow and her boys are unstoppable. At least you think they are but Saints dad has plenty of tricks up his sleeve. They eventually bring down their foes and live their lives out happily.

In the Novella you see how their relationship has changed and while they are not fighting for their lives her and one of her boy (I am sure you can guess who) struggle with their relationship and being parents 
 
together. Could that be the end for them and their family dynamic? I guess you are going to have to read it to find out.


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I voluntarily reviewed an advance complimentary copy of this book.