Photo Monday!s

Good morning Monday already, the 3 day weekend going by quickly.. woke to some snow not as much as they predicted but it’s fine with me.My photos are of my weekend and moments of it and what my life represents to me . enjoy!

our long driveway to our home .now you see how simple our home is but it’s perfect

ohMiss Abigail!time spent with these two and my hubby who doesn’t like pics of him on here ๐Ÿ™„whether it was chatting over coffee and text ..spent the weekend with them โค๏ธ that sums my world and weekend up!

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A quiet Valentines Day…

My hubby had work and my daughter as well especially with her working in the floral department and it being Valentines Day she had to be in at 8:00 so at 7:30 I heard the front door shut . I laid there in bed taking in the quietness of the house after a actual restful night sleep after going to bed with a tickle making me cough and dreading how the night would be .. but thankfully it lessened but an hour after getting up and grabbing a shower it started up again …๐Ÿ™„

I grabbed some coffee oh my what a treat it was ..my daughter had bought strawberry cheesecake flavor coffee creme .. I know probably sounds a bit gross but it’s so delicious . So I enjoyed my coffee while catching up on my morning show. And reading the lovely card my hubby left me on the table to be found when I woke. The rest of my day was spent with some light laundry tasks and kitchen cleanup . Then knowing we would treat ourselves with takeout for dinner there was no worries there. I settled in with my shows relaxing while the washing machine carried on. And chatting with my daughter who said they were having lulls in being busy and was not feeling well couldn’t wait to come home and just relax . Her boyfriend working tonight she was okay with so she could rest.. they had spent the last two days together and their not big into the whole Valentines Day thing they believe we should love like this every day. Hmm I guess my hubby and I did something right and his parents as well (hahaha) so she got out of work for 5 and I ordered her food as well and the three of us enjoyed and spent time together chatting and her and I eating some chocolates after our meal because she bought a box of candy that was half priced now. I picked out the orange cream filled and the coconut filled candies my favorite ones.

We chatted with my son off and on while he was on I sent him a photo of the sunset tonight and told him it was for him he said that was nice. He never brought up Valentines Day and so I let it be .. he’s on a Army Base and I’m sure the least of his thoughts at the moment. It was nice to actually say we were all together tonight yes my son away but a text away ,my daughter enjoying food and conversation with my hubby was nice a nice quiet Valentines Day . Simple and most important with my family.

Now it’s 9:30 and my daughter and Miss Abigail are settled down in her place she was tired and ready to settle in bed as well as my hubby and I who is not feeling a 100 percent. My son off for the moment but said he would say goodnight when he shuts his phone off for the night. Hopefully I can keep my eyes open .. it’s 9.30 here ..Missouri 8:30 and phones go off at 9 ,formation I’m sure is right now .. then sleep at 9 . All and all a simple day it was and I couldn’t ask or want for anything more. ๐Ÿ™‚

Monday!

Here we are again , Monday! It is ….enjoying my coffee as the morning sun is shining in , the weekend was nice , especially When I can chat more with my son and having my daughter home at night the last couple of days after work . Having some laughs . and fun conversations around the kitchen table which we have not done in a bit . Sunday was quieter , I enjoyed a cup of hot tea and read my book , took some down time from doing things that needed to be done around the house . Made it to bed at a earlier time after finishing my book. Now on to my next good read , after every thing is done around my house. I’ll record my daytime shows as I need to run out and get some errands done. Since it’s looking like a possible snow storm coming in Tuesday afternoon through Wed morning ughh. I know … what can you do … I’ve neglected my journaling I need to get back into it , it’s not because I haven’t enjoyed it I do just been busy with reading my books from the library and yes so on so on ( hahaha) not enough hours in a day. It’s a balancing act. And when family is home and we are getting time to actually have some moments of good conversation , laughing , or just sitting in silence watching a movie I’ll take it. Now being a new week I can get back into my things I like to do since my daughter will be busy with work, boyfriend , and my hubby working then coming home and having his own downtime after helping me cleanup after supper. My son texting me at night off and on. But I do believe maybe will be less now heading into February his last month of training so it will be crunch time for him getting things done so he can come home in March. I cannot wait. ๐Ÿ™‚ well I guess if I want to do what I’ve been neglecting it’s time to get things done around here . Have a great day everyone!

Rainy Day in January …

It’s rainy so hard that you could fill buckets in seconds and with the temps being in the 50’s you would think it was Spring except for the now muddy dirty looking snow quickly disappearing showing the brown grass that is desperately seeking for some sun. As I think we all are. January such a long dragged out month and with the world being not so pretty at the moment well that is when you watch the news and the world looks like it’s going some where and not good๐Ÿ™„ but for a minute or two … you get a silly moment even if it’s at midnight laughing as I write this๐Ÿ˜‚ it really such a little thing and I don’t usually share EVERYTHING ! (Hahaha) but this was just funny …or my daughter and I were just tired we laughed so hard our stomachs hurt. My daughter came up to get toilet paper and had a couple in her hands when she saw I was still awake, she came into our room so she was telling me how much it was raining out and other little things when one of the toilet paper rolls flipped out of her hands and bounced off my husbands sleeping head. Her and I just stopped talking and trying not to laugh waited to see if it would wake him .. we heard him mumble something but he was still asleep . Her and I were laughing so hard and trying to do it quietly that our stomachs had no choice but to hurt (haha) it really was funny you had to be their ๐Ÿ˜‚ then a moment later as we were trying to stop laughing he did wake up and got startled as he was getting up to head to the bathroom and my daughter standing there. He was more startled by that . I do not think he realized what happened Minutes earlier . Now those are the moments that bring us back to being real showing us something so simple do matter and help ..something so silly can make us laugh and be happy and forget about everything else . Oh those silly moments just do not happen enough… Do you have a funny moment you would like to share. ?

Home…

It was ..is a long tired week .. my hubby had a long week , nice but tired . Doesn’t do well away. My son did well ..had graduated from Basic Training and looked very sharp. As my daughter and I who had to stay back her with work and I who cannot fly made it through the 5 days just fine kept busy had some fun laughing .. and yes moments of feeling sad I couldn’t be there to share this moment with my son.so some sleepless ones. as well .. thinking. Happy the 5 days went fast As we waited till 2 in the morning for my son and hubby to arrive back home and seeing my son in his army graduation uniform walk through the door was priceless he looked tired but confident and sharp . With open arms we went to him . It was nice ! Always love his hugs . As straight as my hair is now from the curly ness when he left he was as bald … we both remarked on each other’s head ( hahaha) he said it felt strange being home .he felt like he was still in Missouri .. Finally settling into bed at 4 this morning we woke to the sound of the shower running ..four hrs later . Him so use to being up he was ready to run get some Christmas shopping done . And then yes the gym .. i felt a little set back seeing him kind of get back to his old self or thought this .. I just wanted to hold on to him . it’s 8 at night and I’m ready for bed and he is home and I guess is on Army schedule still he has settled in for a nine o’clock bedtime like he is use to so I had a bit of a chat with him I told him be patient with me I know you need to do what you need to do and I will back off . He said no do not back off you have every right to say these things I need and want and should rest and spend more time home that’s why I am on this block leave and I should of today so I’m sorry . I guess my son has changed a bit and we will see but I will respect his time as well well it’s time for some sleep I’ll be on here more routinely soon.. but for now please be patient with me.

Coffee Time.

By now you must have realize my daughter and I love our coffee and love spending time going to get coffee and enjoy our coffee with good conversations and a lot of laughs. So this week instead of driving forty minutes to Starbucks …which my daughter and I love . We decided to go local very local like minutes away from our house so I’m sure or maybe not thinking why drive forty mins when you can drive only several minutes for coffee? I’ll answer anyways , because our local coffee is very expensive but then when you really come down to it , for a forty minute drive using up gas for a dollar less specialty coffee it’s worth paying that dollar more coffee at the local and using less gas unless there is other places we need to go . Their holiday coffees we found out are delicious and use more natural ingredients . My daughter and I ordered a Peppermint Mocha hot coffee with chocolate flavor cream on top and then they drizzled chocolate syrup over it and sprinkled pieces of candy cane over it . It was so delicious! And the coffee shop is so cozy . The bakery goods are delicious and many of but the coffee alone is just enough for us. Will defiantly be going back .

Weekend… Full circle

It’s been a nice Weekend ! Saturday evening close friends came over, a couple that my husband has been best friends with since his school days .. yes very rare these days and I best friends with his wife since the day I met both of them dating my hubby back in the day. We became fast friends when a little while after she began dating my husbands friend . We had many fun weekend adventures the four of us, so many things together. laughs and great chats before we both decided to start our families .. actually her and I were pregnant within 8 months of one another. Our two daughters growing up together from babies to now in their 20″s yes in different places of time but still best friends My friend has 3 kids so her son came a yr after our firsts then her third child her second daughter we were once again pregnant together with her third and my second my youngest my son . We did a lot together as families Trick or treating. Birthday parties sleep overs , some vacations . Many chats on the phone talking about the kids .. the good.. the bad , the drama , and then one day they all grew up as well as us (hahaha) and things Began to change less time together different towns apart . different parenting groups and less chats , yes life got busy and as always for the most part we lost sight of us being friends as we once started out to be. .. much like how you loose who you are once you have kids , everything seems to be surrounded by this new life your family your kids , not that you meant to but you just in some cases loose sight of who you are. Then one day your kids grow up and here you are but sadly thinking who are you now? If your lucky you kept sight of this when you began this new journey called parenting. If you haven’t then you now begin the new journey called next chapter and let me tell you starting a family and becoming a parent is no easy task but honestly I think this new chapter after kids is a bit more harder to except. Luckily my friend and I have found our way back to one another . Oh so different still adjusting , learning . So last night finally got together after sometime and as couples not a family get together. They came over our husbands went and grabbed the food we ordered ..and we stayed back and just let the words flow out .. we couldn’t stop talking ๐Ÿ™‚ it was so refreshing .husbands came back with the food we ate chatted the four of us then after the guys stayed in the kitchen playing cards enjoying some drinks and her and I settled in the living room chatting , laughing then after we enjoyed some dessert my husband turned on the good ol 80″s channel and the music from our past just filled the air around us . We just stood in the kitchen laughing singing being foolish to the point of tears (hahaha) then it dawned on me I told them this is so like the saying “coming full circle ” that’s what we were doing without even realizing it .. yes older but it was such an amazing moment as we paused for a moment taking in that thought . It was indeed a nice night . I think we need more of these nights .