Monday, January 29, 2018

Six Months!

It's already been six months! Amazing! We are getting settled and pretty much unpacked. Yes, even the storage boxes have been unpacked and gone through. This home is a blessing. We are enjoying it and its amenities. It is very strange for us to have a home that has every square inch of it completely finished. We are use to having to finish a basement or add our touch to something. This home is only two years old and has new, everything! We are technically the first owners. The previous owner, never lived in it. He rented it out to a few guys who slept in the basement and that was it.

In the past six months, I have finally acquired work. I started mid - October as an administrative assistant for a local financial planner. It has been something different. I usually find myself in the construction industry, but this time, it is finance! Not my forte!!

Kids are half way through school and Joel is getting settled into his new position with the railroad.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Movin' on up!

If you have looked at any of the changes on my blog, you have figured out that we have moved again. Unfortunately it was not the direction I was hoping for. My husband took a new position with the RR and it brought us back north. We are back to MN but in the Western North Central part of the state.

It hasn't been a bad move. It actually went better then I thought it would. We sold our home in SD on May 30th and lived with friends and family until we closed on our home in MN on July 25th. Being homeless for a couple of months was not fun, but the accommodations were wonderful.

We are now settling into our MN home. Kids are in school. Hubbies working the new position and I'm in the process of finding a job. Finding a job in today's world - not fun! Everything seems to be online and we are back to the degree and piece of paper stage instead of "who you know".

I have a second interview on Monday and I'm praying I get it. Pray with me!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hair we go!

Well, I have found my blog again. Life has been incredibly crazy the last two years. I will be explaining those changes over the next few posts.....stay tuned!

I will address the hair color change first! So, approximately two years ago, I was tired of coloring my hair. I had been coloring my hair since the age of 20. I'm pushing 50, so, that's a long time! The money alone was beginning to kill me, not to mention chemicals, etc.

I was getting to a point that my roots were peeking through after 10 days or so since my last color appointment. I couldn't afford to keep up with it. My hairstylist had noted that I was "silver" on majority of my head. I was afraid if I stopped coloring, I would end up this drab gray color.

So, tired of coloring and practically out of money to continue, I chose to transition to my natural silver color.

It took approximately a year and half. My stylist first stripped my hair of all of its color. It turned out to be a really ugly rust color. I was pitch black in color so to try and strip it, it turned out pretty light compared to what I thought it would be. Then my stylist started to streak in bleached highlights and each appointment I gained more and more. We did this so that my hair wouldn't get too damaged too quickly.

It worked! Now almost two years to the day of beginning this process, I am completely silver and it is my natural hair color. No more color for me!

Friday, August 14, 2015


Oh I wish I had the energy to blog again. My life is pretty plain as of late. We are busy with work and busy with kids. Tonight I decided to look through my blog. Oh the memories came flooding! Back when the kids were little, I had lots to write about, but it feels as if there isn't much to tell these days. I'm going to have to reconnect with my most inner thoughts and see if I can begin to blog again. It was so therapeutic. I miss the blogging community and support.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Swore I would never.....

Make wedding invites and ceremony programs again, but then my niece went and got engaged. So excited for her. I'm thrilled she asked me to be part of her day. I made the invites and the ceremony programs. Looking forward to a fun time with family!

It's a lot of work, but well worth it when you make someone happy. 

Saturday, November 01, 2014


Last night was fun, but oh so cold! Just a week ago, we had 70 degree weather. Oh well, Sonja had a fun time and came home with a large bag of candy. Hope all of you had a great Halloween!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Young Living

I am a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. My family has benefited from the use of the oils. They have kept us from having to go to the doctor for every little sniffle or fever. Here is one of my favorites:

Thieves® was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. This proprietary essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.*
Thieves® oil blend is an integral ingredient in Thieves® Household Cleaner, Thieves® Spray, Thieves® Wipes, Thieves® Lozenges, Thieves® Dentarome Plus™ and Thieves® Dentarome Ultra™ toothpastes, and Thieves® Fresh Essence Plus™ Mouthwash.
This was one of the first oils that we were introduced to. It has killed a many of on coming colds. Want to try it for yourself? Leave a comment with your email and I will send you information.