Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Motherhood is Tough + a Luxury Watch Giveaway!

No one could ever have prepared me for how tough it is being a mother.  For the sleepless nights of worrying, the anxiety of every decision, the heartbreak of watching your baby sick with a fever. The amount of research that goes into every decision from which toy or bike to get them to what school or daycare would be best for them.  The antics of a boy (no matter the age) that give you gray hair every other minute of the day.  Or the emotional cycles of a 3 and 4 year old girl that I can only assume is a learning experiment for puberty or their first heartbreak.

And you know what else no one could have prepared me for?  The love.  The absolute heart wrenching, hurricane force love that you feel for them.  The feeling of being wrapped so tightly in their arms for that good morning greeting, the laughter of playing hide and seek, the giggles of giving them a bath and jumping on the bed naked afterward, the sleepy murmurs of love spoken as they finally drift off to sleep.

Time is something that we never seem to have enough of.
The days are long but the years are short. 
That quote sure meant a whole lot more the day I became a mother!

I've partnered once again with JORD watches to give away a beautiful watch for Mothers Day to one of my readers. A reminder that time moves so quickly.  Enjoy every second of it. Enter to win HERE and remember that EVERYONE gets a $25 gift certificate just for entering. Enter by 5/14/17!  (All gift codes will expire 7/31/17)

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Check out the women's watches here and you might as well get a jump on father's day and see the men's watches here. My husband is a financial planner and LOVES his watch because its so lightweight that he doesn't even know he's wearing it and let's face it, its a GORGEOUS conversation piece. Shipping is REALLY fast and they even offer FREE engraving!

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Dry Falls in Washington State

This is called Dry Falls. It was once the largest waterfall in the world. It was fives times wider then Niagara and ten times the flow of all the current rivers in the world combined!! It is an awesome site to see if you are ever in Washington state!

After we visited dry falls we went on to see Lenore caves. This is where I truly learned to never follow my husband when we are hiking. The first time we went hiking with our daughter as a baby, we went to Mt Rainier. My husband told me to take a trail that was straight up. We saw NO ONE on this trail and about half way I realized we were on a game trail that went over the mountain instead of around. I could have killed him!

Fast forward to our first hike since our son has been born. I let him lead coming back from the caves. My feet were so unstable so I just continued to look at the ground. All of a sudden I realize we are on a ten inch ledge of river rock with a sheer drop off. At that moment my son starts swinging in the backpack and I have a complete panic attack. I manage to get back but I was shaking so bad and had a hard time stabilizing my breathing at which point I told my husband he is NEVER leading again!

This is the parking lot.  We made it back in one piece!