Thursday, April 16, 2015

Temptations Snacky Mouse review

Have you heard of Influenster? I had heard of Influenster before, but I just recently became a member. Y'all I am kicking myself for not signing up sooner! You write reviews and opinions of products, fill out short surveys and receive FREE products to test and review based on your social influence. I am all about free stuff! 
I signed up in February and have already received two free VoxBoxes! It's so much fun! Here's a link to sign up if you haven't yet!

My first VoxBox was the Temptations Snacky Mouse and Temptations treats for my kitty to try. 

Now I received these products for free, but all opinions are entirely my own. 
My kitty is 7 years old and particular about her treats and toys and she LOVES her Snacky Mouse.
It is super easy to use and really affordable. These are the first treats we have found that she will eat. She will meow at me until I refill her Snacky Mouse. I can't wait to use my coupons to try other flavors of the Temptations treats! 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Coffee cannot fix this tired.

Today is a drink all the coffee and let the Little's watch all of the Daniel Tiger day. I don't think I have ever been less motivated to do anything in my life. I am tired y'all. I am pretty sure I have entered some sort of hibernation period to prepare for our newest Little. I must have looked as bad as I felt yesterday at Church because I received quite a few hugs and a lot of sympathetic looks. I promise I am fine just exhausted.

I will not let my exhaustion stop me from being grateful today though. Today I am grateful for rainy Mondays that allow me an excuse to not put on real pants. I am grateful for these last few weeks as a mommy of two. I am grateful for the calm before the storm. I am grateful for this season in my life. Soon I won't even remember what life was like before our third baby arrives and I want to cherish these little moments with Mason and Ellie.

This week is considerably less busy than last week, and I am super glad.
Right now my biggest project is finding Thomas the Train balloons for Mason's birthday party. That is the only thing he specifically requested and it is proving to be a bigger challenge then I anticipated.

I hope you all have a fabulous Monday!
All My Love,

Monday, April 6, 2015

Grateful Heart and Easter Blessings

Happy Chocolate Coma day! I hope you all had a beautiful and blessed Easter! 

Yesterday was a fabulously beautiful day. We had a wonderful Communion service at Church. The sermon yesterday really spoke to me. Pastor Rob's main point was Whom Are You Looking For? Like Mary Magdalene, who was so focused on finding Jesus that she almost missed him assuming him to be a gardener, we come to Church often searching for Jesus, but Jesus already has us in the palm of his hands. He knows us by name. He walks in our lives everyday. He suffered our sins and conquered death to sit with God in Heaven and he lives. Amen!

After Church, we headed to Matt's moms house for brunch. It is always so fun to spend time with the Boeckman clan! Mason and Ellie got to play with their cousins and the bigger kids hid Easter eggs for the little ones.
Ellie is a super competitive little lady and a MASTER egg hunter. That girl does not mess around. She puts her basket at one central point and RUNS to all of the eggs she can find, piles them into her arms and carries the entire handful back to her basket.
Mason is definitely a Ferdinand the Bull. He follows rules, he takes his time and he does things exactly how they should be done and he stops to pick dandelions along the way.
I love watching their personalities blossoming as they get older.
Mason, calmly and orderly collecting his eggs.

Ellie, with her arms full and her feet carrying her as fast as possible back to her basket.
After brunch we headed to lunch with my Parents, Grandparents, Eddie and Nikki, Aunt, Uncle and Cousin. I ate so much food in a terribly short amount of time. Both of our families definitely know how to cook!
The kids enjoyed another Easter egg hunt, bringing the total up to four this last weekend. They got so many eggs and had so much fun hunting them and sorting them. In fact last night as the kids and Matt were sorting the eggs and different candies, Mason said "This is the most fun in my life!" It really is the little things folks.

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey
Today, on this Grateful Heart Monday, I am so thankful for Mason and Ellie being able to spend this time with their Grandparents and Great-Grandparents. I am very, very close to my Grandparents and I am so glad my kids have an opportunity to be close to their Grandparents as well. Living near our Parents and Grandparents has been a huge blessing for Matt and I as well. There is always someone close by who can, and will, drop whatever they are doing if we need anything. It really does take a village to raise a family, and we have a huge village, support system and cheering section. Thank you dear, sweet family. We love you!!

We are gearing up for a super busy season in our lives. This week starts the beginning of my weekly doctors appointments, Mason has soccer on Wednesdays and Saturdays, I have a couple meetings at Church the next two weeks and my mom and I are serving lunch at the Ken Locke adult housing apartments this weekend. Mason has school pictures this week, and goes to preschool Tuesdays and Thursdays. I also babysit Tuesday-Thursday, a six month old, and provide before and after school care for my best friends daughter. Mason's birthday is the 24th, and I still need to do some shopping for his Thomas the Train party. I also would like to squeeze in a pedicure and some last minute shopping for a few hospital essentials. This last month of my pregnancy is going to FLY by and we will be holding a sweet baby girl in our arms before we can blink. I am trying to take life a few minutes at a time and not be overwhelmed. I am trying to enjoy the last few weeks of my first "normal" pregnancy and soak in the time I have with Mason and Ellie before we completely change the dynamic of our family. I am trying not to compulsively clean our house and let the Littles make messes and just be little for a while longer because life will soon be a blur and I want to slow down and enjoy this last bit of just being a family of four. 

All My Love, 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday reflection.

This week has been crazy.
Mason was on Spring Break this week and he doesn't do well with routine changes and neither kiddo has felt well all week, so this has led to lots of fighting and tears. 
We did squeeze in some fun, like a picnic at the park and a trip to the movie theatre to see Home. It was a really cute movie and both kids sat through the entire thing, although Ellie ate way too much popcorn and SweetTarts and drank way too much orange soda and got sick into the empty popcorn bucket. We have been "those people" all week. All of our tantrums, epidsodes and my mommy fails have really helped me reflect on Holy Week. I have been so, so stressed, but then I think of how Jesus must have felt walking toward his impending death. My week hasn't been that tough. 
Christ died for me, so that I may be whole and healed. He made the ultimate sacrifice for my sins. God gave his only son for my life. I think of Mary today. I imagine her anguish watching her child be tortured, shamed, humiliated and hung on a cross. It makes me weep with her, for her. My own struggles are nothing. Thanks be to God. 

All My Love,