Weekend Round Up

Here are some snippets from our weekend.  Basically lots of Pokemon hunting

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This was actually tonights dinner. I make a whole chicken for my soup and then make home made stock from the bones. BEST thing ever. 

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All the Pokemon Trainers. 

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All the Hoots

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Little Hoot has been able to put himself into a sitting position for a little bit, so we decided to try a back carry. I think it’s love. 

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Watching Daddy proof the kitchen for when his Godsiblings come visit this week.

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There was mist, I need to learn how to capture it.

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Yes, all the people in on the pier are Trainers. 

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Sunset Rainbows

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This is an ice cave. Way back when, they would harvest ice from the Potomac and put it in here and cover it with hay. Pretty neat right?  

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Jumping In

Hey there! Instead of trying to play catch up I’m just going to jump right in. Here are a bunch of photos from the las week (ish) . Little Hoot took his first road trip to visit NiNi and PaPi and to meet his Aunt, Uncles,Cousins and Godparents . He was not a fan of the 16 hour drive. We had a wonderful 4th and love to spend time with family. We truly miss being close to family and hope to one day live closer. But that’s military life for you.  I promise I won’t photo puke like this again. Well actually I can’t…IMG_6883
Tillie getting as close as she gets to little hoot

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watching the fireworks

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NiNi got little hoot a walker 

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not a night owl here

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dude can’t even handle lactose, but was begging for a milkshake 

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Snapchat fun 

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He was so over the car on the drive home

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blankie from uncle russ

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New buddy

All or Nothing

Are you an all or nothing type person?

I’m starting to realize I am. I truly think it’s why I struggle in a lot of aspects of my life.I get so focused on one thing that nothing else matters.

It’s happened with diets, working out, photography, reading, trying to get pregnant, and numerous amounts of other things. It’s like my brain can only focus on one thing at a time.

I can make lists, set up routines, tell myself self that things will change. But they never do. Something catches my eye and I get so wrapped up in it. I am trying to be better.

For example this time around, instead of going cold turkey whole30, we are using up everything we have and just not buying it again. It’s helped us not get the carb flu, but it’s messing with my head. I have the whole mindset “we don’t eat this” but it’s still in my house until it’s gone.

So how do you deal with this? Are there any steps I can take? Or am I doomed to be an all or nothing person forever?

Catch the Moment.

Typically When you participate in a photo challenge like this, you start on the first of the year. But I am starting the day before my 23rd birthday. I have big goals this year and I want them all to be documented. Small, big, mundane, all of it.

I’ll start you off with this photo from our walk around Georgetown this morning, but from now on, I will do a weekly round up on Sundays. 20150103_4329

To This New Year.

How is it almost a new year? I mean really, where did 2014 go? This year was a year of transition for us.

Almost every other month I was on my way to or from somewhere.

In October we finally moved into our new house in the NoVa area. We found a church with an awesome youth group to serve with and are finally settling in.

Now that we are here and will be here for a few years, I have been really thinking about what I would like for this new chapter of life to say.  I am starting with health, spiritual, physical and mental.

1. Spiritual

*daily devos by myself and with Bubo. We have already started this with the Jesse Tree Advent.

*protect my quiet time better, put it above everything else

*worship more often, in everyday little tasks

2.Physical

*start eliminating chemicals (like in cleaners and cosmetics)

*at least 30 mins of heart raising activity daily.

*holistic healing

*whole eating

3. Mental

I feel like by doing 1 and 2, my mental health will automatically start to heal. (anxiety, depression, toxic thoughts)

Also, I am taking a step back from commercialism. I.E. if I cant make it I don’t need it. This will be my hardest lifestyle rewrite. ( I might have an obsession with the brands Fossil and Bare Essentials, and shopping for things in general.)

So here is to 2015 the year of Health.