Monday, April 22, 2019


i have the best luck.
i WON a trip to cancun at my
company christmas party.
we knew that laying around on the 
beach is more fun when you invite friends,
so my brother and kristine met us down there.

it was amazing.
we ate a lot of food.
i drank my favorite beach drink, miami vice.
we went to the spa for hydro therapy and a couple massage.
it was the best massage i've ever had.
once my brian and kristine showed, we played bags 
out on the beach and took advantage of the swim up bar in the pool.

i want to go back. 

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ps- my parents kept the girls for 5 days so obviously, we owe them big time. 

Monday, April 1, 2019


march was good, but with one exception.

still a little cold, but definitely starting to get a few good days.
downtown warrensburg does a charitable 
ladies night event and this year was luau theme. 
it was fun because kassie came down for it and it's 
always nice to get out of the house for a night and 
hang with the girls. 
(i might have had toooooooooo much... fun)
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brette finished up her basketball season and she loved it.
i know she'll want to play again next year.
ronnie hooked her up with a basketball goal down at the 
shop, so she can play around anytime she wants.
(still unable to get the ball to the basket though, lol)
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margie came down for a visit, which is always amazing. 
she brought her kiddos and i took off 
work so we could hang at shannon's.
reid ended up being SUPER sick - like more sick
than i've ever seen.
she was throwing up all. the. time. 
i still managed to see margie, but i spent the rest of the
weekend taking care of poor reid.
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we've met some new friends too.
ronnie started hanging out with a new friend,
and he has boys around our girls age.
they've hit it off big time and they've liked playing together.
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and now for the bad news. 
we lost little louie this month.
he was having such a hard time breathing and 
it got really bad.
it was constant and i felt by keeping him alive,
we were actually slowly letting him suffocate. 
ronnie couldn't do it. 
i took him to the vet and the vet told me that i really
needed to consider quality of life and if this was
what i wanted for louie.
obviously not.
i took him back home and got ronnie and the girls.
we fed him eggs and bacon and then went back to the vet.
it was very peaceful and we loved on him and talk to him the whole time.
it's still very sad - i loved our little tater hog and 
i feel guilty for being the one to push us to do this, 
but i do think it was for the best.
the girls are brutal because they don't really get it
so they just talk about it all the time. 
plus, they get confused about him being in heaven, 
when they helped us bury him in the back yard, so
we have to explain it over and over. 
ronnie and i had him for 10 years.
he was grumpy at night, slept all the time, did 
spin moves when you were getting out his food. 
he loved car rides and a licking ronnie's nose. 
he slept with us every night above our heads and never 
learned how to jump on or off furniture. 
here's to you, bubba. 2008-2019
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and then just to end on something more positive,
here's a couple pics of my gorgeous girls. 

Monday, March 4, 2019


we spent most of our weekends in february
FINALLY finishing the master shower.
it took longer than i thought it would,
which is no surprise because ronnie takes longer
than i think doing almost everything. 
the glass company came today and put the door on.
i LOVE the look of a frame-less shower door. 
it looks so clean.
i have to wait one more day and i can shower in it.
ronnie did some final paint touch-ups and caulking, but
in 24 hours, you better believe, that's where i'll be.

and can i just remind you what this piece of shit used to look like?

i know. i love it too.

we also spent most of february fighting snow and sickness.
the   s  n  o  w .
i hate it so much and it won't stop.
i don't think the kids have had school on a wednesday
in four week and i haven't worked a full
week in a month.
we keep getting ice and snow to where i can't drive to work
or the kids don't have school.
thank god my work is understanding, but i feel super bad
to be working from home so much.
and then last weekend a bug hit our house.
brette went down first.
then reid.
and finally ronnie.
he's still fighting it, but the girls are finally feeling better.
i had to take brette in and get antibiotics because she
wasn't getting better. 

we did manage to get out and have some fun too.
my grandma's birthday was this month, so we had a 
little family luncheon to celebrate. 

my parents were watching madeline and eden so 
they asked if they could have brette and reid too for 
a big sleepover.

they don't even have to ask.
OF COURSE they can take the girls for the night.
ronnie and i went to dinner with some friends (about an hour away) for
some prime rib (although i ordered shrimp and it was amazing).
then we went to a little country bar - which i loved - and 
met up with more friends.
it was a fun night. 
then this weekend we had tickets to eric church.
i had seen him before and loved him so 
i was excited to go.
we both agreed he puts on an amazing concert and
if you're a country music fan - i would recommend him. 

and that's basically february. 
i'm hoping for a warm front to come through
and heat things up around here. 
i think its 3 degrees outside right now.
maybe by the end of march we'll have some
green grass and budding trees. 
fingers crossed. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


sooo, i accidentally went all month without blogging.
we spent new years even in bed.
it sucked and i hated it.
there's something about sending nye at home that's
a bit depressing and made me feel old. 
on january 2nd, i started the 21 day fix diet
with a group of girls.
it turned out to be a great start to a healthy year.
if you haven't heard of it, i'd totally recommend it.
my biggest suggestion: download the app. 
you can buy the containers at walmart and 
i google searched the work outs on you tube.

i also had a fun night out with my girlfriends at
a fundraiser for the local hospital. 
it's was a vegas theme: fire and ice.
there was lots of sparkle and it was fun to dress up.

brette started basketball. 
i know.
i was shocked too when she agreed to play.
she is LOVING it and she sucks.
i realized after watching her first practice that she
has never actually touched a basketball.
i bought her one the next week and she is constantly 
dribbling it around the house.
she doesn't have enough strength to get the ball
to the hoop, but its a lot of fun to watch her play. 

ronnie is tiling the master shower.
he's taking forever. literally forever.
but i am excited to see it at least get started.
i told him i'd like to take a shower in my own
bathroom for valentine's day, but i know
he's never going to make that deadline.
i think a more realistic goal would be march.
it's annoying but i'm trying not to complain. 

reid is crazy.
she screams a lot and cries over everything.
she also has a flair for the dramatics because
she'll run down the hallway screaming and slam her door.
i think its a good glimpse of our life in 10 years. 
she most happy when i promise her she'll see mimi and papa
and literlly hit me one day at her school when i picked her up
instead of papa. 
it's a bit ridiculous and i'm hoping the closer we get to 4 years 
old the further apart her melt downs will be.
right now, i'd love to just go one day.

that's basically all that's going on.
lots of snow and lots of football watch parties.
i think all of KC is still a little heartbroken about the chiefs.

but here we go into february!