Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Happy Wednesday, y'all. I hadn't done confessions in a while, so I thought today was as good of a day as ever to do it. 

I confess...

+ That I'm sick and tired of everyone in my house being sick. First it was me down and out with the flu the first two weeks of October; then Brandon went out of town and both boys got croup the third week; and then yesterday, Knox started with this chest-y cough and I was with him at the pediatrician while Walker was at school. I'm hoping the antibiotic they gave him will kick in soon. 

+ I'm thankful for doctors and medicine and pharmacies and good insurance, but I feel like I've lived at our doctor's office this month and joked with them that we just need a punch card. "Another day, another co-pay," as my bestie said yesterday. 

+ My children have watched more TV and played on their Kindle Fires this month more than they ever have in their lives. And it makes me feel like a horrible mom. But between sickness and all of the rain we've had this month, it has basically been the only option. 

+ That this month has felt like 74 days long. Usually I love October (it and April are my favorite months) but this year I'm happily ushering October out the door and welcoming November with open arms. 

+ That I feel guilty for even complaining because I know someone out there is thinking, "Girl, you have it so easy." I know I care what other people think too much, but sometimes it just feels good to get it off your chest. And I confess that I'm having a hard time coming up with confessions that don't sound completely bratty or would offend someone or hurt someone's feelings. 

+ That I've contemplated giving up blogging for good. It's such an outlet for me -- and a great way to look back and see what the boys did at each age -- but I just wonder if anyone reads here anymore? If anyone reads blogs anymore? 

+ That there is so much more that I want to do to our house, but obviously we can't afford to do everything at once and I'm getting antsy. I know that part of it is due to our "Pinterest Perfect" culture and I'm totally guilty of getting sucked into it. Let's just say that patience isn't my strongest virtue and I need to work harder at being grateful in the moment. 

+ That I sing the theme song to "Team Umizoomi" in my sleep. ("In a land that's not so far awayyyyy...") 

+ I have seen people taking Christmas card photos already and it's making me feel behind the eight ball. Ours aren't scheduled until right before Thanksgiving?! 

+ And speaking of that, I adore Christmas. I just cannot believe Christmas Eve is two months from today. Like hello time, slow down PLEASE AND THANK YOU.

+ And speaking of that, Halloween is in one week from today and I haven't purchased candy.  This is our first Halloween in this neighborhood and from what I've heard from our neighbors, going through two Costco-sized bags of candy is the norm. Sooooo I guess I better hightail it to Costco or Sam's ASAP. 

+ The older I get, the harder time I'm having being four hours away from my family. I probably cry about it once a month. My Dad is running for re-election for our hometown school board and I want nothing more than to be able to cast my vote for him. 

+ I'm so tired right now that I feel hungover. I just feel like I could sleep sitting up. I know it goes with the territory of having young kids, but man, I just wish I could sleep for a couple of days straight. 

What are you confessing today? 

Linking up with Jessi and Jenn



  1. Love these my friend - and yes, I am always still reading! Please don't stop blogging...
    I also haven't bought any Halloween candy, still haven't booked our shoot or planned any holiday plans!

  2. I'm so sorry that sickness has hit your house! Yes, keep on blogging. It is such a nice way to look back on your family and your life. :)

  3. I think people will always read blogs, so you come on here when ever the mood strikes you!! I'm sorry October was so rough - I hope everyone is healthy in November! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Your blog is one of my favorites:) Hope November is a much better month for you and your family!

  5. That last one! This morning I thought it would be so awesome if I could just sleep ALL day long. And I still read your blog (obviously, if I'm commenting :)) - love your "realness," and you are always one of the first blogs I look for! Hope you can get some rest and that all the germs go somewhere else!

  6. Yes we read, keep blogging. Wow that's a lot of candy. Is there anything i can do to help? Wine? Coffee? Let you sleep? Seriously, I do not mind coming out there if you need me. Blogs are for whatever you want them for, so whine, complain, vent... its your space. hang in there.

  7. Sorry it's been such a rough month! I am feeling antsy about finishing our house too. I just keep reminding myself that I'll be a lot happier in the end if I stay on budget than I will rushing to finish it and spending too much/buying the wrong things. I think blogging will always be around to an extent but I definitely think it's losing popularity and I am focusing on it less. I think IG and video based platforms are the future for sure.

  8. BBBBBBBBBBBBB - whew girl! I am seriously praying that y'all rid yourselves of all the sicky vibes (and that they don't hit us!) I think people will always read blogs but if you make you feel better - I still feel involved with everyone and I only blog 1-2 times a week as opposed to almost every day a few years ago. Your house is fantastic and I love getting sent snipits and ideas. (Team Umizoomi - ommmmggggg - PATTERN POWER!)

  9. Keep blogging!! I check your blog everyday so I don't miss a post!! I can relate so much with you raising your little guys since mine are the same age! You always have great ideas and fun activities you do with them that I find myself starting to do. Luckily October is almost over and hopefully you can have a wonderful GERM FREE November! and never sound bratty!!

  10. For sure you should keep blogging! And I say that even though I can barely get one blog out a month..haha I really like reading your blog :) With two little ones I have no idea how you get so many out! I feel you on the sick stuff, it's like the coughing and runny nose stuff will not end. We have neighborhoods like that where everyone piles in them from other areas so I can imagine it's a lot of candy.

  11. Um yes keep blogging. And seriously, the past 6 weeks have been a sh**show for like, everyone I think. At least the weather is finally "fall" !

  12. Hey! I don't sell oils but I use them and I swear by the thieves to keep away all the crap going around. Here's a blog about it all. Between school, church nursery and life we have avoided alot of sickness!

  13. I just started reading your blog and I enjoy it! I like that everything isn't sponsored and it's a real life glimpse (plus i've gotten some good recommendations from you!) And sorry October has been so long for you. hope everyone gets healthy and stays that way!

  14. Letting you know that I love reading your blog!

  15. Well I am a 24 year old in Australia who reads your blog :) Also I blog for myself and only myself if people read it then great but if they don't then I don't care as it's a record for myself.

  16. Keep blogging - I love reading! I can't believe Christmas is two months away - last year having a newborn I feel like we were trying to keep up with the season and missed out a little - I've been trying hard this year to make sure in the next months to space things out and just enjoy!

  17. I love reading your blog, please don't stop :)


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