L I V I N G | music

I haven’t updated in almost 6 months. I have gotten so far behind in posting that I wasn’t sure where to pick up. May 12th 2014, was the first day I officially shared BRICKS ON SHEA live. It would only be appropriate to write a post about my first year in blogging to celebrate it’s anniversary. I want to share what worked for me and what didn’t.  However, I’d rather ease into sharing my thoughts and not spew months of back(b)logging into one post and become overwhelmed. Regardless of what other bloggers may say, if there’s one thing I’ve personally learned about blogging is: THERE ARE NO RULES. So, I’ll write when the time’s right.

Currently listening to: THE PICTUREBOOKS

D O I N G | at Sandy Bottom Nature Park

We celebrated our Monday off with friends at Sandy Bottom Nature Park in Hampton, VA. It’s always nice to disconnect with media and get lost with our kids in tow. From birdwatching, bug finding, stick picking, log balancing, snacking, talking, walking and ADVENTURING! It’s always replenishing getting outdoors, even in the cooler days of winter.

L I V I N G | magazine

“Honor these commandments and your marriage can be harmonious, even prosperous, whatever your income.”

source: 1968 Everybody’s Money – Magazine for Credit Union Members

J O U R N A L | the tooth fairy

Let the toothless pictures begin! As adults we would feel so insecure about loosing a front tooth, but it’s great how excited little kids are about loosing theirs. Rain lost her first tooth and she’s all smiles. She says it feels a “little weird” in the empty space her bottom tooth once lived, but I think loosing a tooth made her feel like she was growing up. Read more for my tale as The Tooth Fairy.

J O U R N A L | happy birthday

I was 18 when I gave birth to my firstborn child.

I’m 26 now. It’s been 8 years since I first became a mother.

Long before I began blogging, I was a single mother before I married my husband. It’s something I do not talk about, something most people don’t even know about me. It’s not that I’m ashamed, it’s just something I have reconciled. It was the most difficult moment of my young adult life, but it has shaped me in to the women, wife and mother I am today.

And I think that’s worth sharing with my readers.