My favorite engagement story is… Ours..

We got engaged 3 years ago today! I can’t believe it’s been that long! We are almost coming up on our 1st wedding anniversary. I figured I would tell our story, because I love our story, and love hearing other engagement stories! (Share away..) Ever since we started dating and took a quick road trip out…

Birthday Celebrations – Nine and Counting

~Birthday Traditions~ Balloons– You Can Never Have Enough Balloons… Streamers – Duhhh Build-A-Bear – Every year since Em was 3, we Build-A-Bear.. Dinner – You get to pick your favorite restaurant of dinner choice Cake & Gifts – What’s a birthday without these items?! Happy 9th Birthday Cutie! Okay… So Emily might be spoiled. I…

Nine years ago today….

My Birthing Story: I figured I would share my story, with all… maybe I can help future teen mothers. I graduated high school in June of 2006, I had signed up and was ready to attend Central Michigan University in the fall. I was excited, new friends, new adventures, new environment. It was everything I…

Hotter than the Dickens!

Since Michigan has turned into a freaking hot and humid sticky mess, we were excited that this past weekend we were heading north. When the heat index hits 105 degrees, us Michigan folks practically melt… We spent the weekend up at Interlochen State Park in Northern Michigan. This is the only campground we attend at…

Sit Back and Relax…and float.

We camped this past weekend.. again.. I know.. It’s a hard theme this summer and there are still plenty to come the rest of the summer, my apologizes now. Each trip means something different to me though.. This is one was little bit out of our usual shenanigans, my little sister tagged along. My sister and…

A life is a life..

I went back and forth on writing a blog about this.. but I am.. I am a firm believer… “ALL LIVES MATTER”. The movement that is going around United States is getting out of hand, and causing more harm than it is good. Protest turn into a snippers dream for picking out cops, to murder….

Fourth of July – PIB

Sometimes, you just need to put your party panties on and enjoy making new friends, laughing and pretend like you are 19 again. Or maybe not.. For the Fourth of July this year, Ryan and I packed up our stuff and headed to O-Hi-O..to do some camping and little drinking.. Okay maybe more like some drinking…

Happy Birthday America!

I hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Fourth of July here in America, land of the free! Land of the Free; resonates a lot with most of Americans these days, we were founded on immigrants, we all were immigrants at one time. This is all being pushed this political year! Changes in us, changes in…

Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation has begun!!! For some that means listening to their children argue, complaining they are bored, spending the days counting the minutes until they go back to school. Honestly none of that happens at our house.. we usually have plenty of trips planned, fun activities to do outside, we love spending time with our daughter…

Child of God!

Emily Caroline was baptized on June 26, 2016 at the age of 8! This is something we fought with family members about when Em was born. My family is Roman Catholic along with Ryan’s and for an infant to not be baptized in the first few month of life was such a conflict. We sat…

We unplugged and just camped…

I spend an ungodly amount of my time on my phone, between texting, Facebook, Instgram, Snapchat and scrolling through crap, it was time to step back and take a break. So I unplugged this weekend….not just for me but also my husband. Ryan and I spent the weekend away camping at Lake Margrethe in Grayling,…

To My Husband On Father’s Day!

To be a father means much more than sperm donor! Ryan meant me when I was pregnant, things didn’t work out in my previous relationship and I was all sorts of confused, frustrated and down in the dumps of my life. I’ll save my sob story for another day. Ryan was the ONLY one who stood by…