Three Things Thursday, March 2017

I’ve been thinking about writing a Three Things post for quite some time now and I finally scheduled one in my planner, on a Thursday. Three Things Thursday has quite the ring to it, am I right? I’m totally right, right 😆 ?! I am always a sucker for an alliteration and I know so many of you are too.

Today’s post is all about my family. Not so much our life together, but highlighting 3 things that are unique to each of us as individuals

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Monthly Goals, March 2017

Let’s take a look at what I completed…

*Start a list of post ideas for the future. 
* Have 1 family game night.
* Work on our winter bucket list.
* Stay on top of our schoolwork.
* Have Emily read more.
* Have Marissa work on multiplication facts more.
* Celebrate Emily’s 6th birthday.
* Try 1 new recipe.
* Send snail mail.

And what I didn’t …

* Average 4 workouts a week, 16 for the month of January.
* Run 5 miles twice.
* Read Extreme Prayer.

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Currently {March 2016}

Listening to//
Musically things never really change much in this house. Emily’s life is a musical as she goes around singing all day long and Marissa hardly ever sings. Russ listens to anything and everything and I am usually jamming to the All Sons & Daughters Pandora station, unless I am running (then things get pretty ghetto).

This month I have really been loving THIS song. There is such a great message in the words.

Eating// We recently tried out Hello Fresh! That made for a fun and interesting week. The Chicken Parmigiana Salad was so, so good. I should definitely share that recipe sometime soon.

Drinking// Green tea, lots and lots of green tea. There is lots of sickness going around right now and I have read that it is good for you. Regardless of if it works or not, I love the stuff.

Wishing// That school was done for the year. We are set to finish around the 5th of May but that just seems so far and so many pages away. We have worked so hard this school year and are ready to enjoy our summer by the pool again.

Looking Forward Too// Russ finishing the 37 Ford so I can drive it!!! He is so, so close to getting it drive-able!

Missing// The snow that we never got this year. Seriously this was the most disappointing winter for the kids. But I’m over it and it is way to late now. So if it could not snow the first of April like it has before, that would be great.

Praying// For my girls who have been heavy on my heart lately. Praying that they grow to love and serve Jesus and his church

Learning// How to use WordPress  & Plugins and all kinds of stuff. I can’t even say how thankful I am for a small group of my blogging friends who help and encourage me along the way.

Enjoying// The world of blogging. You guys are the best. I recently celebrated the blog’s second birthday and the love and support that I felt was priceless. Thank you friends!

Planning// Our 2016/2017 home school year! So far I have almost everything picked out for next year. I just need to nail down a few more things and place a big, expensive order. One of the things I am the most excited about is going through ‘The Little House on the Prairie’ series with Marissa for literature next year! How fun is that going to be?!

Wearing// I have been TRYING to wear more color lately. It’s hard but I think I am doing a better job. I’m excited to go pick up some fun new pieces for spring and summer.

Watching// Still watching Parks & Rec but we also watched Southpaw and Spectre recently and both were really good. I’m also pretty excited to dig into the newest season of House of Cards (it’s my guilty pleasure show) but I haven’t yet.

Reading// The She Reads Truth lent study and loving it.


What have you been up to currently?

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The Kid(s) Behind The Blog V2: March 2016

It’s time for the second month of ‘The Kid(s) Behind The Blog’!

First off I want to say a HUGE thank you to those of you who linked up with us last month.
We had a whopping 22 of you join the fun and for a brand new link-up that felt huge to us.

Secondly, this might just be my new favorite monthly link-up.

I love photos, Target and all thing home-school, but putting the spotlight on those kiddos and hearing what they have to say has been so much fun.

So let’s see what those crazy girls of mine had to say this month.

What do you enjoy doing with Mommy and Daddy?

Marissa// I just like to spend time together, doing all sorts of stuff.
Emily// Playing with you…. WITH MINNIE STUFF!!!

Name one thing you are really good at?

Marissa// Uh… Riding my bike.
Emily// Hmmm… Ummm… Playing games?!

What is one thing that Mommy and Daddy tell you often?

Marissa// That you love me!
Emily// I do not know. *So I prompt a bit* Do your school work!!!

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Marissa// A mommy!
*NOTE* Emily who I surveyed first, alone was still in the room and she loudly said “I thought you wanted to be a donut maker!”
Emily// You know what, A MOMMY!

What do you think Mommy and Daddy do when you go to bed at night?

Marissa// I think you have a snack or something *She’s onto us!*
Emily// Watch something? Talk to each other? I do not know. 


Meet the hosts!
Crystal // Hall Around Texas
Beth // Our Pretty Little Girls
Meghan // The Adventure Starts Here
Jessica // Secrets of a SAHM
Stephanie // Wife Mommy Me

Now it’s your turn! 

We can’t wait to read your answers!

Next months questions are…
What is your favorite thing to do with your friends?
Who is your favorite person?
When playing outside, what do your ideal sunny day plans look like?
What do you like to do when it’s raining? (Since April showers bring May flowers)
If you could plant a garden of anything, what would you plant?

Plan to join us again on April 13th!

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Monthly Goals {March 2016}


Another month is gone! It feels like February just started and was the longest month ever all at the same time. We had SO much going on this past month it all blurs together a bit. But with the arrival of March comes the final quarter of our home school year. We are SO close to being done and that means that our beloved summer is almost here.

Let’s take a look at how February went goal wise.

*Keep posting 4-5 days a week.
*Participate in a giveaway or two.
*Write a post on battling depression.
Done, done and you can read my post HERE.
*Family Movie Night.
*Celebrate Emily’s 5th Birthday.
*Complete the things I love hearts for Marissa, Emily & Russ.
We had our movie night on Friday, Emily’s 5th birthday was a blast and making Russ a part of the things I love hearts was a great idea. He even surprised me with a giant I love you heart on the very last day.

*Work out 4 days a week.
*Stop eating so many cookies. I mean it this time.


I think this is the first time I feel like I totally bombed on fitness goals. I only hit the gym 3 days a week a couple of the weeks this month and I did SO good nutrition wise until the last part of the month when we had all of those parties… and cupcakes. So where I don’t feel like I totally missed the mark, I can’t cross them off with a clear conscience.

*To read a little bit of God’s word every day. Take two.


I started doing a couple different She Reads Truth plans, currently I am working on the Lent one. I also went to a forum that discussed some theology on communion. I definitely feel like I have really improved in this area this month and that is really helping me to feel more focused on the things I need to be focused on.

Home School-
*Stay on track.
*Begin planning our project fair projects.
*Start shopping 2016/2017 curriculum.


We are on track to finish in early May, Started talking about our fair projects and curriculum shopping is about 75% done for next year!

*Finish decorating Marissa’s room.
*Valentines Date!
*Girls night out with Anna.
*Start some seedlings.


I finally got the finishing touches hung this weekend. We had a great time on Valentines Day. I went on 3 different girl nights with Anna and I am TRYING to get some seeds to sprout but they don’t seem to like me very much. 

So all in all February was a huge success, even if I couldn’t cross off all of my fitness goals. I honestly feel like this is the closest to completing my whole list that  I have ever been in two years. Someday it will happen.


*Keep posting 4-5 days a week.
*Celebrate the blogs 2nd birthday.
*Work harder towards 500 Facebook follower. It feels impossible but I have less than 50 to go! So if you want to help a girl out you can find my page HERE
*Family Game Night
*Family Movie Night
*Take a walk or family bike ride.

*Work out 4 days a week.
*Stop eating so many cookies. I mean it this time. Really, I do.

*Finish the She Reads Truth Lent study.

*Start keeping a prayer journal with Marissa 

Home School-
*Stay on track, we are so close now!

*Begin working on our project fair projects.
*Start Purchasing curriculum for next year.

*File our taxes

*Trip to the shooting range
*Prep stuff for the consignment sale
*Start some more seedlings
*Girls night

What goals are you working toward this month?
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Project Sunday 2015: March

A big goal for this year has been to take more pictures.
One way I decided to do this was with weekly Sunday before church pictures. 
Here are the recaps from January and February.
March started off pretty cold, but it is definitely starting to warm up. We were able to take some of this months pictures outside but for the rest we were still stuck indoors.
Not sure why Emily put her hands over her eyes like this but she thought it was pretty cool. 

Love these sweet girls and that they laugh when I say silly things like pickle face. 
No church this week and I BARELY managed to remember to snap a photo after a long day of fun. Emily is also spelled H.A.M in case you didn’t know.  
Loving these outfits. Those leggings, that tunic. So cute!

Someone got a haricut! She would keep it this short all the time if I would let her. Sadly, they were not into the pictures this weekend. 

March brought spring, new clothes for spring and the promise of lots of outdoor time. I can’t wait for April and more warm weather.

How was your weekend?

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