I am feeling like a genius right now. 😁 Organic PB, @enjoylifefoods chocolate chips, organic banana. 🙌
We have been making an annual trip to @waltdisneyworld during their Fall season for the past few years. It’s been our yearly escape and happy place. It has been a week to go forget the world and live in this magical little bubble for a few days. • It has been so awesome to watch Clayton every year. Every year his excitement for our trip grows. And every year he participates/cooperates with things more and more and enjoys himself more and more. • You see the thing about Clayton is he has to warm up to things. It isn’t that he doesn’t like new things, but for him to really get comfortable, it needs to feel familiar. So having a place he visits again and again takes his experience to a whole new level. • We have definitely busted our behinds to be able to give him that. And the reward for us is just out of this world. • Unfortunately, last year he got a severe concussion (which we now believe was the result of a seizure causing him to fall off a picnic bench) so he spent part of the time in a hospital and the other part not leaving #fortwilderness. So it wasn’t quite the trip we had hoped for. Which is why we are even MORE excited about this year!!! Can. Not. Wait. 😆
So this boy had his first real fall post-op today (after these pics). Scared the mess out of us. He and G were in the bathroom and he sat on the edge of the tub. Since he has had no issues balancing sitting up, best we can figure, since his behind was on the shower curtain the tension in the curtain maybe made him think it would catch him if he leaned back. It didn’t. 😞 And he awkwardly fell back into the tub before G could catch him. He hit his head on the top edge of the tub and then his back hit somehow. There is some redness and broke skin in one area. 😢 G and I are both devastated and praying everything is ok. When you ask him if he has a boo boo, he points to his head, not his back, so I am taking that as a good sign. So we would love prayers for safe healing and that his back is still fine and healing well and also that he does not have a concussion or subdural hematoma (as he has a history of both). Oh this child hurts our hearts like nothing else. 😔🙏
Olive oil, herbs, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. So simple so delicious 🍽. I’ve been finding the best organic and gluten free pizza doughs at Walmart.
Too many folks getting sick already! Time for some homemade Elderberry to boost our immune systems.
If you haven’t done Disney at Halloween, I highly recommend it for a PG rated Halloween experience for the kids. I don’t do or like all that scary crap, so #wdw is where it is at for us. Almost time to throw it down again...you know...because we are such party animals and all 👻 • I mean look at us...we are hardcore 🤣
This is one of my favorite family pictures. It is from Clayton’s #makeawish trip to Disney. I keep it on our fridge and every time I see it, it isn’t the trip I think about, but my body. My mom will hate this but...I come from a family on every single side that has HORRIBLE body positivity. (And the 90s had HORRIBLE body positivity.) Many placed a value on skinny and there was always a comment from someone to let you know if you weren’t skinny enough. • All that to say that body positivity is HUGE for me. I never appreciated my health or my size, because even into my 20s I was always striving to be something I wasn’t meant to be because it was what somebody else told me I should be and I was too naive to know better. My body was meant to be it’s own perfect size, not someone else’s. The unfortunate part, is that I royally screwed my metabolism all those years trying to fight to be skinnier than what was natural for my body. And now I am fighting to fix that after my attempts to swing the pendulum one way backfired and swung it the opposite. That’s what dieting with the wrong motivation does...eventually it always backfires. • I just see this picture and every time I think...what if I had loved me more? What if I had seen myself and my own one-of-a-kind shape and size and beauty? What if I had not been influenced by family, peers or media and loved myself a little better? • I remember being the size I was in that picture. And I remember thinking how fat I was 🙄 Damn I wish I had a penny for every time a beautiful, healthy, uniquely sized/shaped woman exclaimed that she was fat with a distressed look on her face (myself included) I would be all kinds of rich 🤑. • I didn’t know better then, but THANK GOD 🙌 I do now. For now, the numbers that measure my heart health tell me my weight is not ideal for my heart. So I’m working to fix that. I know where I need to be. And you know what? That number isn’t one most people would be positive about if they heard it. But I’m going to get there, keep my heart healthy, never worry about my “weight” again and love myself like crazy. Just wish I hadn’t learned this the hard way ❤️
Good morning my love ❤️ What to do? What to do? While I’m glad you are bright eyed and bushy-tailed, you have this mama exhausted. You’ve been waking this natural night-owl up at the crack of dawn for weeks. On top of my ongoing emotional-trauma induced exhaustion from our 10 year roller coaster I am feeling a bit 🤤😴. • I wonder what people see when they look at you? I see my reason for everything. You are the reason I’m uncontrollably tired all the time and the reason for most of my smiles. You are the reason I go that extra mile in making life magical...and also the reason I have to do the most unpleasant things. • You’re my sweet little lonesome ghost and my ginger snap thief. Our life together has been unexpected in every way. But you are the sweetest thing. And you are mine. I’m the one lucky enough to get to love on you every day. ❤️
If you looked anywhere else right now, you would see a disaster.😩 I clean out and I clean out and somehow the 🤬 never stops coming. I’m beginning to think there is a Mary Poppins bag somewhere in my house that Clayton just pulls stuff out of every. day. I am determined though to have a clutter free home. No matter how much I may be feeling defeated at the moment, I’m going to keep on keeping on until it all looks as clutter-free as this one little snippet. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, even if it means it all goes in the trash. You think I’m kidding. 🤔