My buds is 5!!

I can't believe my sweet baby boy is 5! Next year he'll be in kindergarten....I've already cried about it.  I can't even remember what life was like before, what did I do with myself?!  I'm so lucky to have him call me mom.
 

 


 
 

Happy Mother's Day!


 The greatest reward is being a mother.....unless you created Nutella ;)







In the raw

As most of you know I took some time off of blogging and a lot has happened in 6 months.  I contemplated writing this post because I'm not usually this open about my personal life. I'm not one to ask for help and I certainly hate a pity party, this is not what this post is about.  This is about starting a new chapter of my life.  I've hit some lows this year, and I'm discovering myself all over again. 
Where do I start....my dad had a heart attack in December, and am so happy he was rushed to the hospital immediately.  My dad and my relationship was a little rough, but this really put it into perspective for me to let go of the grudges and the past.  We are mending our relationship and I'm happy to have my dad back in my life even if we aren't as close as we once were.  My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in February, and we recently learned she will need to do 4 rounds of chemo.  It kills me I live so far away and can't be with her right now when she needs me the most.  She's proven to be a fighter and I have no doubt she will do great!  Lastly, my husband and I are getting divorced.  This is the hardest thing to write and put out there, but it's reality. We are remaining friends and we can still make each other laugh....well you kind of have to with our 2 crazy kiddos!
 Needless to say, I was in a funk.  I couldn't find my passion for life, and I really just wasn't myself.  Instead of learning and growing from my past experiences I was stuck there.  I needed some revelations to motivate me to do what makes me happy.  One of those came one night when I just couldn't bring myself to stop crying.  My cousin sent me a message with a link to a little girl singing "Fly Me to the Moon."  I stopped crying....this was the song my grandma sang all the time, and all of us grandchildren know when we hear this song she is with us.  It was enough for me to realize I needed to snap out of it. If I could go back would I do anything different?  I could say yes, but I would be lying.  Everything that happened was for a reason, it made me stronger and makes me who I am today.
I decided to start my blog again, but this time it will be a snapshot of my life.  This is my creative outlet and I have so many things that I love to do and am passionate about: changing up my style, decorating my house with diy projects, taking and editing pictures, and of course health and fitness plays a huge role in my life.  I truly appreciate those people who have helped and supported me through this difficult time in my life.
In the Raw