Celebrating a Decade of Us!

10 years ago today,in a little town in AR, we said I do.

To have and to hold from this day forward,
For better, for worse,
For richer, for poorer,
In sickness and in health,
To love and to cherish,
Til death do us part.

Now here we are 1 decade, 3 houses, 2 children, COUNTLESS cars, and 1 tornado later. We’ve experienced the good, the hard, and the unexpected. I’m not going to say the past 10 years have been easy, but I will say that the highs have been oh so much higher than the lows and the good has far outweighed the bad.

In honor of our 10th anniversary I thought it would be fun to share 10 ways we make our marriage matter. 10 ways we choose us. After all, it take a whole lot of everyday moments to add up to a decade.

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First Day of School Memories 2017 Link-Up

After three months of pure bliss, our summer break is officially over.

We officially went back to school on Monday August 7th. I know some of you can’t believe how early that is but, thanks to blogging, I’ve learned that back to school season greatly varies. As a home-school family we have the option to start whenever we’d like and this year we opted to hit the books early. Because let’s face it, building a house and moving a couple of times is going to wreak havoc on our schedule. I knew we’d need plenty of cushion built into our year if I wanted to make sure we are done before Memorial Day.

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The Daily Dime, August 2017

One of my favorite ways to document our day-to-day life has been by linking up for ‘The Daily Dime’ once a month. The idea is simple: pick a day, take 10 photos, share them in a post. Easy enough right?

Well, I would partially say yes and partially say no. Taking 10 photos throughout the day can be a bit of a challenge. Which honestly is just another reason I love these posts. They encourage me to capture more of life’s everyday moments and share more of the “boring” stuff that doesn’t always make it to the blog.

This months photos were taken on Sunday August 13th, 2017.

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Little Letters, August 2017

Another month, another mail day!

Week one of school is officially in the books. Even if it was a week of half days, it was still school. Honestly, I’m super thankful we didn’t have to start back up with a full load. A week of easing back into things was exactly what we needed. Come next Friday I may not be so chipper about being back to school already 🙄 . 

Today is mail day which pretty much is a combination of random thoughts, questions, and confessions. All of which should be taken with an extremely light-heart. The least thing I want to do is let the random thoughts I have offend someone. With that in mind, here we go!

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The Kids Behind The Blog, August 2017

Today is another edition of one of my favorite monthly linkups, The Kids (or in my case, girls) Behind the Blog. Every month I giggle, nod, gasp, and lol my way through these posts. I love the sweet innocence of complete and brutal honesty that the kiddos so willingly dish out.

This months questions don’t really have a theme and are a bit deeper than some of the questions we’ve done in the past. I was pretty excited to interview the girls this month and get their thoughts since most of the time the answers come to them so easily. 

If you could change one of your family’s rules what would you change?

Marissa // I don’t know… (struggles for a long time) That we could go to bed later!!!
Emily // That we could eat cake all of the time!
Mom thoughts // I am not surprised that Marissa struggled with this one, after all she is the typical “first-born rule follower”.

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Book Love, August 2017

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What began as a goal to read one book became me rediscovering my love for reading. When I think of the summer of 2017, I will remember it as the one that I had my nose stuck in a book. It has been amazing.

I’m at such a sweet age with my girls to read books, while they read books. But with home school now in session I will have a lot less time to do recreational reading. I’m hoping that I don’t completely give it up again, until next summer that is. Even if I just read one or two books a month, my goal is to keep reading.

Over the month of July I read 4 books. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t read more, but one of them was very long and another seemed hopelessly slow at first. Here’s a look at what I read.

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