12 Simple Dates with Your Spouse

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Are you up for some romantic dates with your spouse?! I hope you are, because I have some pretty fun ideas coming your way. 🙂 Andrew and I have enjoyed all of these dates in the last year and a half of our marriage, and they have been some of our very favorites. Some of these dates can be done out of your own home (maybe even after you put the kiddos to bed; no babysitter required!). Most of them are low-cost and oh so simple, while at the same time adding that touch of romantic sparkle. Sleepover!  Did you…

Colorado Vacation 2016 (and Cute Oakley Pictures)

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On the 21st of October, Andrew and I headed for Colorado. We had been looking forward to this vacation for months, so we were pretty excited that it was finally here! Not only was Colorado the place where we both went to a Christian discipleship school (at separate times) that greatly impacted both of our lives, but it was also the place WHERE WE MET!!! Colorado holds a special place in our hearts to say the least. This time we were going back for our first big vacation since being married, our first vacation ever with Oakley, and to go to…

Easy-Peasy Noodle Dinner

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If you are just getting home today and have no idea what to make. Stop. Look in your cupboards for some noodles (most any kind will do). Open your freezer and grab a bag of frozen veggies (peas preferably). Brown some ground meat, add seasonings and a touch of olive oil, and voila; you have a one pot, well-rounded dinner ready to go for you and your family! I love making an easy one pot meal for dinner, especially when it tastes so good! I make this meal (or one of many variations of it) at least a couple of times…

Surviving Harried Motherhood Moments

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Monday morning came, and I set out for one of my first few grocery shopping trips with my baby boy. This Monday, I got to the store, through the store, and was almost through the line without Oakley making a peep – fast asleep in his carseat! My total came up, and I slid my debit card through the scanner. This shopping trip was going to be a breeze. Rejected. I slid it through again. Rejected. I apologized, and the cashier suspended my transaction while I figured things out. I called my husband at work, and he quickly transferred funds for me. I waited…