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Not Every Day Is Perfect

Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 8.24.14 PMI think that between Facebook, Instagram, blogs and other forms of social media it is so easy to get the impression  that some people have perfect lives.  The natural tendency is to show  just the “good” stuff which gives the illusion that life is always great.

However…..the reality is that some days completely suck!!!

Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 8.29.21 PMSometimes we all feel like Alexander!!!

I don’t always share the negative things because I want my blog to be positive overall.  But then there are days that just get me down!!

before the 4th of July race around the lake

I love my boys and they are great kids.  But they aren’t perfect.  Sometimes they make me cry and yell and cuss!!!!  Those aren’t the stories that I want to share on my blog though because they aren’t just my stories to share.

Kim & ChrisAnd as much as I love Chris, there are times that we don’t get along and I yell and scream because it’s what I do when I get angry.  Again,  these aren’t the stories that I want to share on my blog.

Sometimes I get mad and leave the dinner table in the middle of the meal and go eat alone in our bedroom because I can’t deal with everything but that isn’t the norm and we always move past those horrible times!!!

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Most of the time I love everything about my life.  However, there are times that it all makes me cry.  Those aren’t the stories I share on the blog because it is one thing to share my faults but I never want to write anything negative about the 3 boys that fill my life with joy and love.

my boys
my boys

I might not share the negatives but it isn’t because my life is perfect.  It is just one way that I show Chris, Jordan and Hunter how much I love them!!!

Do you ever feel like everyone in the blog world or on Facebook has a perfect life?
Do you share negative things on social  media?

Happy Wednesday!!!



My Motivation

Currently I’m running more than normal for me so I thought it would be fun to share some of the things that motivate me.

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Jordan went to his first dance a few weeks ago – a huge step out of his comfort zone!  I’m going to borrow some of his confidence for my upcoming runs!!!

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We need to make sure that everyday has some fun.  My Mema who I miss every day and my sweet niece Isabel are a great reminder of just being silly and having fun!!

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2 of my favorite guys sending each other off for another great day!!  Every day should start with  excitement as we embrace a new day!

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My Poppa was such a great example of being happy and content in each moment!!  98 years of life taught him that the best things were the simple things!

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While I’m running I think of my boys a lot!  Now that they are runners I just want to be an example for them.

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Another view of Jordan showing confidence!  Actually this is just part of the whole picture.  For his birthday in November (when he turned 16!) we gave him sunglasses to go with his new car – I think some of the confidence needed to be on our part as we let him start driving everywhere!!!

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Chris really is the hero in our family.  He shows me everyday what it means to be a true life hero!!!

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 3.11.20 PMSo this one was just funny!!!  Hunter was being a goof over the weekend so I took this picture and Jordan turned it into a motivational picture!!

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 3.09.43 PMAnother silly one but still a reminder that we are all tougher than we think!!

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 3.07.31 PMAnd, my favorite – without love there wouldn’t be a reason for all that we do!!!

How would you caption your motivational picture?

Happy Monday!!!

(Thanks to Jordan for teaching me how to make my own motivational pictures!!!)

We Really Only Need 4 Basic Things!!!

Today for my 44 I did a squat on a wobble disc – 

Wobble Disc

Just standing on the disc is a challenge for your balance!  I started with my hands reaching up –


then reached my hands down to my toes during the squat.

reach for toes
reach for toes

There were lots of wobbles before I completed all 44 of these!!!

And, Tuesday means Garage Boot Camp!!!  (not sure how fun this will be in the winter!!!) Today we did one of my favorites – ABC Boot Camp.  Because we have a shorter amount of time  than we did in the summer, we only did 1 minute of each move (in the summer we did 75 seconds).  Still a great workout!!!

Entitlement:  the condition of having a right to have, do, or get something  (Merriam-Webster)

Screen shot 2013-10-21 at 9.00.40 PMHave you ever met people who feel “entitled”?

More and more lately it seems that people feel like someone (that ubiquitous entity) owes them!  I don’t get it!!!

When our boys were little we told them they needed 4 things:  food, water, oxygen and love.

We made sure that they had all of those (I guess we didn’t really have much control over the oxygen thing!!!) things and everything else was just a bonus!!!

I still believe that we can boil our needs down to the basics – everything else (and there is plenty) is like icing on the cake, sunshine at the beach, the star on top of the tree!!  It’s EXTRA!!

Last Thursday (cleaning, set-up, ironing day), the bride of the weekend called me.  She wanted to know if they could have the venue (for free) Friday night since they had rented it for Saturday.  She felt like I “owed” her that even though the rental for a Friday night is completely separate!!!

I’m pretty sure if we book a hotel and then call them up and tell them they should let us come in a day early for free they would laugh and/or hang-up on us!!!

I think that we all need to remember that we can live with –


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Screen shot 2013-10-21 at 9.24.19 PMWhat do you think?  Do people have more of a sense of entitlement these days? 

Happy Tuesday!!


PS – I let the wedding party have their rehearsal at the venue on Friday evening like the bride wanted.

So Many Kinds of Love

Today started early (although not as early as I had planned since I could not sleep last night!!!) because I’m off to the school to help do inventory in the library!!

Of course, I still did my daily 43!!!  Jordan helped out yesterday afternoon and let me take a couple of pictures of him.

I did an Iron Squat!  Start by holding a medicine ball in both hands (I used a 9 pound ball).


Squat down until your elbows touch your knees (or quads!).

squat - touch elbows to knees - butt back!
squat – touch elbows to knees – butt back!

Stand, squeeze your butt as you do, and push the ball overhead.

squeeze butt to stand & push ball overhead
squeeze butt to stand & push ball overhead

Repeat!  43 for me.

After finishing that I was going to do HIIT Power but I wasn’t really feeling it so I did something I’m horrible about doing – I ran – nice and easy!!!  I just ran for a total of 33 minutes and really tried to relax and enjoy it instead of feel the need to push hard.  (I have learned a lot by reading so many running blogs – feeling the need to run hard all the time is probably why I can’t run every day – DUH!!!)

I’m sure that this will sound bad but I’m really not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day!  For starters – I only have 1 true Valentine. My boys don’t have any but they always have school parties!!!  I just think it’s a funny holiday – I guess the whole point is to remember to show love.

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There is the love of material things.  I’m always saying I loveBootsor

check out the cool color!
check out the cool color!

But those are just shoes!!!

There is the love of places:Screen shot 2013-02-14 at 7.36.10 AM


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I also love pretty sunrises (or sunsets):


(It was a little cloudy earlier but you can see some of the colors showing through!)

The love of food:


(Chris left these for me this morning cause he knows every once in a while nothing else will do!!!)

Then, there is the love we have for people!  I love my grandparents for so many reasons!100_0113This was several years ago. (My Poppa is 98 now!!  And, my Mema died 2 years ago.)

I love my boys with every fiber in me!!!DSCN1398


(This was last summer in Texas – silly boys!)

And then, I have my one true love – Chris, my Valentine!!!!DSCN1985(I really need more pictures of him on here!!!)

Happy Valentine’s Thursday!