How To Cope With Bad Moods

I must admit, I’m in a bit of a funk today.

I had another post already in the works to post today but I feel the need to write this instead.

It’s that kind of funk that your normal cup of coffee can’t touch. I’m not even sure why I’m feeling this way. Maybe it’s a combination of being out late last night (and by that I mean 9:30 hahaha), having 2 sick kiddos this week, not taking care of myself properly, yada yada yada.

The point is, regardless of whatever excuses I can make for why I feel this way, I. still. woke. up. this. morning. There have been so many people I have watched lately fight for their life. Fight for the opportunity to just get to wake up in the morning. Each day is a gift from God. Sometimes we just need to take a moment and reflect on that fact and all we have to be thankful for.

There is always something to be thankful for.

There is a quote I’ve seen on many home decor signs. I’m not even sure who to credit it to, but it really resonates with me. “There is always, always, always something to be thankful for. So, so true.

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Our Summer Bucket List…

Last summer went by way too fast. Like it was the quickest summer ever. Part of that was probably because I had started a new job in April of last year and had transitioned from working 4 days a week to 5.

This new job was in a more laid back atmosphere and closer to home, the only drawback being I was working more. And I guess this one extra day a week at work played a part in feeling that I had less time with my family. Which, I did.

So this is all the more reason to set out for this upcoming summer with a game plan in mind. I know I have to be intentional with my time off work to make the most of one of the most fun seasons of the year. I only get 18 summers with my children and I want to make these summers the best ever. With the exception of our family vacation to Orange Beach last year, we didn’t go swimming nearly as much as I would have liked. We also never made it to an amusement park for my ride lovin’ daughter. Some of the things on this list we did get to last year but they bear repeating.

So, without further ado… here is the Bennett family’s summer bucket list of 2019:

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The Story of Our Home

So this is the back story on why we live where we do, how we came to live here, and why we chose this particular house as the home for our family. Living in this home hasn’t always been easy or fun. There have been times when we have been tempted to walk away, to choose something not quite such a fixer upper, or maybe even build a home from scratch.

But I’m so glad we’ve stuck it out. This house IS home. Our home. And looking back in hindsight, I feel this whole journey has set us up to put us exactly where we are meant to be in this moment. Our blog would never have started without this home. At the end of the day, this place our family returns home to every night has become a haven. And like the old saying goes, anything worth having is worth working for.

Back when we first moved in our current home, money was tight.  We had just welcomed our miracle baby Ansley six short months prior. We moved in a whirlwind frenzy after selling our first house just 4 days after it was initally listed on the market and to top it all off, only had one week to move out of it. Needless to say, my plans on a well organized move bit the dust. Heck, I was just thankful to have stuff thrown in boxes at this point.

Our current home- Before

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