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Monday, July 6, 2020
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Sunday, July 5, 2020
Yesterday was spent 100% driving through flat land. We pray to be in Terre Haute, Indiana around 3:30pm today. Leaving Wednesday for Wabash, Indiana then heading back to Seattle on Saturday. While Bill drives I’m getting lost in a great book!
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Saturday, July 4, 2020
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Friday, July 3, 2020
Thursday, July 2, 2020
We hit the road this morning for our RV trip to Indiana! Along our way we stopped at Post Falls, Idaho. A much need leg stretch (as well as playground) and beautiful dam. We’re currently headed to Missoula, MT. We’d say it’s been awesome day one! Picture of the red Aveo next to our rental is to show how far Bill and I have come from our camping trip as newly weds (Indiana-Virginia) for my cousins wedding.
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Sunday, June 28, 2020
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Thanks be God school is out for the summer, fourth grade has come to an end. This hadn’t been the most confident building year for Harrison. Bill and I had monthly meetings with his teachers to check in and see how we could all support him. After Christmas break he would walk up the stairs to class with his head down..this pulled on my mommy heartstrings. Was it personality clashing and having a teacher whom just didn’t understand him? We believe she wanted the best for Harrison and continue to feel supported by his school. She simply wasn’t the right fit. I pray his experiences this year will carry with him throughout his life. Knowing he will encounter so many difference personalities during his walk of life. What he has experienced will help to shape him into the God loving man he will be.
We are renting a RV July 1-17th to drive from Seattle to Indiana and back. We have no idea how long it will take us to get to Indiana and where we will stop along the way. Full trust in God and control out of my hands. This is going to be an amazing adventure, potholes and all. Even though we have been under the same roof since March 12th. We will be in a smaller living area, 29ft. https://www.outdoorsy.com/rv-rental/mukilteo_wa/2015_thor-motor-coach_four-winds_8624-listing
The road (smooth, bumps, and potholes) ahead is all an adventure!
I plan to at least Instagram a photo each day while we are away..stay tuned.
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
Graduation day for Lewis...Whittier here he comes!! Thank you Ms. Jessica and Heidi for your love and dedication to Lewis! @littlefeatspreschool
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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Happy 15th Anniversary My Love! We have been on many walks together My Love. God is incredible as you helped to not be scared and insecure to spreading my wings and flying. I never thought this is the life I would be living, it is so much more then I could have never imagined. We have had our share of downs and have come through stronger. I am proud of the man continue to be to me and our boys.
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We have been on many walks together My Love. God is incredible as you helped to not be scared and insecure to spreading my wings and flying. I never thought this is the life I would be living, it is so much more then I could have never imagined. We have had our share of downs and have come through stronger. I am proud of the man continue to be to me and our boys.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
An incredibly excited birthday boy today! We were up at 5am, opened presents and ate cupcakes before breakfast!!! He requested 9 vanilla and 1 chocolate (for Lewis). A decade, double digits, oh wow the adventures you’ve been on and the many more ahead. Love you our sunshine boy!
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Monday, May 11, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
We will continue to be a Whittier Wildcat family! A couple years ago we were re-zoned and needed to fill out a choice form for Lewis to attend Whittier. I have had high spirits that Lewis would get in since Harrison would be in 5th grade and part of the Access program. However I patiently waited to get it in writing. HERE.IT.IS. Thanks be to God, God is so good!
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Monday, April 27, 2020
Tiny, tiny, tiny steps... This has become my mantra since March 12th. The week before school was closed was an incredibly difficult week for Harrison at school. His anxiety was extremely high. I viewed the time home to work on his social/emotional skills. To build Harrison up and stop the tearing down. Focus on how he can rephrase what and how he says things. Harrison immediately started a to do list. NOT a schedule, a to do list. At our home we have had many tears and loads of frustration. How to handle the mounds of emails from many different sources...first what are Harrison’s teachers wanting. Second, reading the SPS emails and soaking in the timeline guidelines. Third, DO NOT follow social media recommendations (this causes my anxiety to rise sky high, not helpful). I believer we have created a good system... Harrison: Attend class meeting everyday, 10-11am Attend social group once a week Attend writing group once a week Complete an assignment then 30 minutes of playing One hour lunch break Lewis: Attend class meeting everyday, 9:30-10am Thanks be to God his pre-K teacher, very Blessed to have connection with his teacher and friends.
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Thursday, April 23, 2020
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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Monday, April 13, 2020
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Always listen to your instincts- you’re going to be give a lot of advice...your momma instincts are the best.
Ask for help AND then take the help.
Believe those who say they want to help, those I have encountered genuinely want to help me.
Children want to be understood, they have emotions!
Children aren’t broken...they are the best parts of you and your spouse, how we work with their uniqueness is important.
Your children aren’t good or bad, they make good decisions and bad decisions. Stop calling them a good or bad boy/girl. Praise their action(s).
Give yourself Grace...the guilt you’re holding onto will weigh you down.
Don’t be afraid to say NO!!
Let your children learn disappointment at home, before they get out into the world
Not everything is okay AND that is okay.
The road ahead is filled with potholes, bumps, curves and straight lines.
Monday, March 9, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020
|Oh dear will we get onto Rise of the Resistance...|
|It was AWESOME|
|Oh the many Lego sets they could buy with this load of gold.|
|Now we have our own coffee loving Porg...|
|that’s a wrap for Nagel Disneyland adventures. Incredibly proud of Harrison overcoming his fear of roller coasters and discovering that I love them too!!!|