Thursday, June 30, 2016

On the road again

What better way to reconnect with your children then to whisk them away from electronics disconnect,  focus on each other, no distractions, no gadgets, no friends knocking on the door, no phone calls, no emails, no facebook, no tweets, no snapchats, no instagram, no tv just conversations, laughter, smiles, adventures, road trips, tent living, camp fires and smores...Oh did I mention camp fires and smores!!!

A 3 week off the grid camping trip just me, the littles and the dog....loaded up the car and off we go to the greatest state ever yes Montana. I highly recommend at least once in your life going on an epic road trip to this breath taking state camp your way across the land seek out all the huckleberry food you can will be talking about this adventure until your last breath!!

                                 I love being able to share new things with my girls this was our first camping trip with the twins being old enough to remember camping, this was our first camping trip since becoming an Army family, this is our first camping trip with a 4 legged family member and it was our first camping trip without the husband yes the poor guy is still deployed and missing out on all this excitement...
Another first paddle boards the girls loved them and now I need to buy some....

                                                                          I love how excited they get about simple things like a beautiful lake with ripples from the breeze

I  love how they think outside of the box lets Paddle board out to the middle of the lake and use the paddle boards as a diving board...Don't be afraid to take the plunge remember being a kid? even though you were a little scared you still jumped so change your mindset set aside all the adult reasonings and excuses just go for it!! try something new paddle board, kayak, scuba diving,  skydiving whatever ....

Lastly stop put your feet up, breath in and breath out, look at the beauty, listen to the silence, the wind, the rain, the sound of childrens laughter, feel the breeze, the grass under your feet, warm stones and sand drying on your skin after taking a dip in the lake... take a photo and then go do it all again...

Monday, June 20, 2016

Be a gypsy

I truly believe that one of the greatest qualities you can instill in a child is an adventurous spirit. Unsure of this just take your child some where new and interesting then step aside and watch their faces the awe, the wonder, the amazement, the excitement, the interest, the questions they are about to ask all these expressions crossing their faces... I hope when my daughters are grown that they look back fondly on their time with me I hope they too share adventures with their children and sit around talking about the adventures they shared with their crazy Nana lol.....

Throw the camping gear, girls and dog into the Jeep and hit the road on another Adventure Oh boy what an adventure it will be.....

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Oh Grandmother what Big eyes you have 2016

What does Little Red Riding Hood do with Grandmother you may wonder why you take her out to the woods and let her run wild with the wolf pack....Everyone should have a mother in law like mine this woman is a super star she is always up to new adventures...

Who's that I see walkin' in these woods?
Why, it's Little Red Riding Hood!
Hey there Little Red Riding Hood, You sure are looking good.You're everything a big bad wolf could want.
Listen to me.
Little Red Riding Hood
I don't think little big girls should
Go walking in these spooky old woods alone.
What big eyes you have, the kind of eyes that drive wolves mad.
So just to see that you don't get chased
I think I ought to walk with you for a ways.
What full lips you have, they're sure to lure someone bad.
So until you get to grandma's place
I think you ought to walk with me and be safe.
I'm gonna keep my sheep suit onUntil I'm sure that you've been shownThat I can be trusted walking with you alone.Owoooooooo!
Little Red Riding Hood
I'd like to hold you if I could
But you might think I'm a big bad wolf so I won't.
What a big heart I have-the better to love you with.
Little Red Riding Hood,
Even bad wolves can be good.
I'll try to be satisfied just to walk close by your side.
Maybe you'll see things my way before we get to grandma's place.
Little Red Riding Hood
You sure are looking good.
You're everything that a big bad wolf could want.
I mean baaaaaa!