Monday, December 25, 2017


Here are just a few shots of our Christmas. We stayed home as usual. We are loving the 4 gifts for the kiddos. Something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read. 

Steven got me a movie pass as well as new running shoes and a jogging stroller for when it warms up to take Ridlee on runs. One of my goals for the next year is to run a 5k with her. 

Steven made Ridlee a sensory table this year and so far she loves it. I told him what I wanted and he designed it. 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Mama's play office trip

Tried to beat the cold weather a bit at the beginning of our winter break by taking Kieran and the littles to my play therapy office in Fayetteville. As usual they had a blast. 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

First official training

I am going to be stepping out of my element in the next year. Something my introverted self is somewhat terrified about. Alas, it needs to happen. I feel a calling to do so. Mostly I will be venturing out in the field of substance use training's. However I did take part in a co-play therapy training at my Bentonville office yesterday and it was so fun. I did mine on the usefulness of Zen Garden's for all ages. We had a great turn out and it was so much fun. 

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Kieran's 14th birthday!

Kieran is 14. That's weird saying because it doesn't feel like it's been 14 years that she's been here. None the less, it's here and she is turning into an amazing young woman. So stubborn, but that makes her a born leader for sure. She wanted to go shopping with her friends for her birthday. We then took her to Freddy's and to watch Wonder at the movies. It was a good time for her. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thanksgiving and girls party!

This time of year isn't any slower or easier. Girls party happens right after Thanksgiving. Kieran's birthday is this next weekend and Gage's homecoming dance is on the same day she is wanting to do her birthday thing with friends. I also have a Play Therapy training and am helping to present in on this coming Friday. Feeling overwhelmed is becoming second nature. I wish I could look forward to some rest, but alas none is in sight.

I took part in my first Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving and I was still sick. It showed in my last mile. I still managed under 27 minutes though.

Steven and I went to a movie that night and watched Justice League.  Here he is being a goofball beforehand.

And then we traveled to Oklahoma this weekend for the girls party. 

Ridlee loved her miniatures she got from Aunt KK.

Can you tell who the teens are?

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Family pictures

I had only a brief moment to get these done and had to do them myself. I think all said and done it took less than 30 minutes and I didn't get as many as I would have liked, including one with all of us. But what I did get turned out pretty good for my limited skills.