Saturday, September 13, 2014

boys...

Once of my favorite things lately is just listening to the boys. When they are playing together (nicely) or when they are being creative when playing by themselves. It is fun to listen to them use their imaginations and hear what stories they are coming up with. Love these two!







Thursday, September 4, 2014

It's been awhile...

It has definitely been a long time. I miss blogging and writing.
I was looking through the past 8 years tonight on here. I LOVE having this as a memory place. A place to record my thoughts. Pictures. Birthdays. What I have been up to. What our family has been up to.
I think I'm going to start posting more regularly. :)

There is NO way I'll be able to catch up the previous 9 months in a day.

Alex turned 3
Evan turned 5
Alex started full day preschool
Evan started Kindergarten
Mike and I celebrated our 12th engagement anniversary. :)







Wednesday, January 22, 2014

December

A few pictures from our December. ;)























































Monday, January 20, 2014

November Thankful...

This is super late...
I've decided to get back to blogging a little more regularly. :)

here is Nov. thankfulness each day





Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November 6.

Thankful for our BRE family


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November 5.

Thankful for little hands and the art they create



Monday, November 4, 2013

November 4.

Thankful for coffee



Sunday, November 3, 2013

November 3.

 Thankful for our church family.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Nov. 2









I am thankful for these two boys.




























Friday, November 1, 2013

Nov. 1

I'm thankful for the beautiful fall colors


Monday, October 14, 2013

wowzers...Hello, Monday!

Wow! I can't believe 2 weeks have flown by!
There has been so much going on...so, to ease back into it I'll start with
Hello, Monday!! :)

Hello to a cool morning and wishing I was still in bed, bundled up under the blankets.
Hello to some BIG wins for Missouri! St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Blues, Chiefs and Mizzou Tigers!
Hello to finally agreeing upon a settlement from our accident a few weeks ago and getting money to purchase a newer (used) car.
Hello to finally getting organized and ordering Christmas cards! (60% off through some sites through the end of the month!)
Hello to a great weekend with my family! We had my Aunt Barb's annual Washer Tournament and baby shower for Matthew and Rebecca. Love getting together with everyone!
Hello to a great Halloween race on Sunday. Mike won best costume for the men. :)
Hello to coffee
Hello to all laundry being done
Hello to a great group of teacher friends
Hello to my sister and sister in law
Hello to my brother
Hello to gobstoppers
Hello to you!!
Have a great day!!





Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Becoming a member of Lemondroppers...Young Livings Oils

Let's talk about becoming a Young Living Member, don't go into complete panic attack! This is painless...I promise! When I first started trying to figure out the whole Young Living oil thing, my brain wanted to explode. But Lindsay walked me through what to do in her blog post. I'm going to do the same today in case you wanted in on these amazing oils!!















First, you are not signing your life away if you become a member. If you would like to purchase Young Living Oils, you can do so by ordering retail from a distributor, OR you can "become a Member" and get the oils for 24% off. Notice I said member. Young Living may use the terminology "distributor", but never think of yourself as that unless you are WANTING to do the business. If you DO NOT want to do the business, then think of yourself as a MEMBER. Once you buy your starter kit (which I'll explain in a bit), you are NEVER required to buy a certain amount each month. You are NEVER required to tell others about Young Living. You are NEVER bothered by people to work this as a business (if you are email me asap!!) :)
You simply are able to purchase the kit and oils at a discounted price. Think of it as a Sam's Club or Costco membership. You pay a small fee to to become a member to get cheaper prices for a great product. The only thing different is Sam's or Costco will give you a card, Young Living gives you a kit of oils and a free diffuser!!

This month, October, they released a BRAND NEW starter kit....with a whole lot more...AND they kept the PRICE the SAME!! Let me show you!



























The kit I recommend is the Premium Everyday Oils Kit for $150. It is the kit of all kits! There are other options to choose from, but I PROMISE you that this is the most bang for your buck.



 It comes with the following:
5 ml bottle of these 10 Essential Oils: Valor, Lavender, Panaway, Peace and Calming, Peppermint, Lemon, Purification, Thieves, Joy, and Frankincense.
What I LOVE about this kit is that it gives you the opportunity to try MANY of the oils in a smaller bottle. Let's face it...Frankincense at the DISCOUNTED price is almost $70.
Along with those 10 oils, you also get a Stress Away Roll on and 10 Sample Packs of oils (Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Thieves, and Peace and Calming), OH...AND there is MORE!!
You also get the DIFFUSER!!!!!!!!!! ALL for the SAME PRICE!!!


























Ummm....excuse me! What!?!!  Yep!
The diffuser now comes in the kit and the distributor price alone is $75. 
Total no brainer! This is why I recommend the 150$ kit.
You can not beat getting 11 oils, 10 samples, and the diffuser for that price.

The other two kits they offer are the $40 kit and the $75 kit and neither of those make sense to me. The $40 kit comes with the samples but NOT the diffuser or 10 oils. The $75 kit comes withe the diffuser and samples and stress away but does NOT come with the 10 oils. My problem with the $75 kit is you have the diffuser, but only the stress away to diffuse...so you will need to get more oils anyway to be able to ACTUALLY use it! The larger kit is just the best deal. :)















The other advantage you have by becoming a member is special access to The Lemondrop Lounge Facebook group. This is NOT put out by Young Living. This is simply a place where are readers who have become members can communicate with one another, share what is working with them, ask questions, and build relationships with others who are on this journey to a more healthy and natural lifestyle. This group will help cut your searching time down and and get your questions answered quickly. At the beginning of August, our group was about 4,500 members. As of October 1st, our group is 8,300 members!






Now that you are not freaked out about becoming a member...let's sign up!


Here are directions for ordering!
Step 1: go to https://www.youngliving.com/signup/?site=US&sponsorid=1423528&enrollerid=1423528

 Step 2: make sure "Young Living Independent Distributor" is marked off instead of "Retail Customer." Independent Distributor means "member" to Young Living and it's the only way to get access to the kit and the 24% discount you get afterwards. It's really important!

 Step 3: make sure my member numbers are in the blanks (they should be put there if you entered with that link in step 1) 1423528


Step 4: Fill out all the information. It will ask you for your ss# but this is only for legal purposes so that you have the ability to sign others up for kits too (YL is a referral based business). If you never sign anyone up, your ss # will never be used.

Step 5: Make sure you write down your pin, user name and password when you choose it because you'll need that in the future to log into your account.

Step 6: Select the "PREMIUM START LIVING KIT" This is the one with the everyday oils kit and the diffuser and the start living kit. It will be $150. The other kits do not include the oils kit.

Step 7: Click "Agree" and "Next"

Step 8: Add any oils, capsules, or products that you would like in addition to your kit if there are any.
Step 9: Check out.

Whoot! You're done! Please let me know if you need my help and I hope you're as excited about this as I am. Thanks! Also, there is no minimum needed each month or anything. When you order the Premium Kit, you'll always get 24% off future orders.




While you are waiting for your kit to arrive, head on over and read How to use your Essential Oils!!