Hi Friends & Family, Happy Monday! Did anyone celebrate earth day by doing yard work, planting flowers or spending the day outside? I wish I could of…in our neck of the woods it rained! Hey, I’ll take rain over the cold or snow at this point in Spring. We are sooooo ready for sunny days & Summer heat!

Last Monday I shared with you all a little recap and how my blog posts have been unintentionally sporadic. To say the last few months have been some of the most emotionally charged months is the biggest understatement ever! 

I had to make some really, really hard decisions for our family & for our future. Like the kind of decisions that keep you up at night! I had to sort thru a lot of emotions that I didn’t properly deal with from the loss of Brody that came to the surface when everything became quiet in my life. I also had to morn the loss of a life we lived for more than a decade and to find my footing again. There’s also a few other things I care not to talk about but let me just say I feel the calmest I’ve felt in a loooonnng time.

I feel strong, I feel brave and I feel ready for the next chapters in our lives and I don’t think I would of felt this way if I didn’t do the work.  

You guys, I did the work!

I’m sure I will always deal with anxiety, feeling anxious, over thinking things but I feel way more in control of myself and my emotions. 

New Chapters.

If you follow me on instagram then you saw my post about Jarret being a Track Welder for BNSF Railway. This is our new normal! His job involves a lot of travel and sacrifice on both of our parts.

Jarret is really excited to be starting this new chapter and learning new things and I am excited for him! He has been in the process for his job for a looong time, but nothing good comes easy.

In between closing of the dairy to starting work for BNSF he was working at the steel plant in town and he loved all the guys he worked with and it got us thru for the interim.

What’s next for us is we will be moving and we would of been moving irregardless because the farm sold. At one point or for a lot of points, we had no idea where we were going to be moving to. Talk about anxiety overload…

Things are starting to feel like they are falling into place and we have all the feels for this adventure ahead.

New hair.

I cut my hair last week! We chopped 6 inches off and it feels like a new beginning, a fresh start, I dropped the dead weight.

It’s funny how a haircut can make all the difference!

Field Trips & Appointments.

Every week until school gets out there’s either a field trip or an appointment to be met!  

Next week Maddie has a 2nd grade musical performance and her special ed field trip!

Family Time, Quality Time.

Since our family of 5 time is a lot less these days, we try and make the most of it by going to our favorite Mexican food restaurant or watching movies together or taking family walks etc. It makes us appreciate the time when we are all together.

I hope you appreciate a little peak into our new chapters and that you follow along, talk to you soon!



  1. Vicki Elrod
    April 23, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    I am so excited for you and the family. Fun adventures ahead for the family. We all miss you guys soo much.💖💖

  2. Kathy DeMoville
    April 30, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    Just keep going one day at a time. We all love you guys, and know God has this covered!

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