New Life

I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster. But I know I’m rounding the corner now. Things are looking up for me and I look forward to posting on my blog again. God demanded my attention and now he has my full undivided attention. I’m walking in a new direction towards Christ and so yes that will be a big part of my blog because that is my life. So fair warning to anyone reading, yes I believe in God and Jesus Christ. Yes I will be posting about the Holy Spirit at I’m moved by it. I respect all other religions and ask anyone reading or posting here to respect mine. Thank you.

Project Progress

Well my gallery ledges are moving along. My dear husband has been there to help me with the little hiccups I’ve encountered. For example I learned the hard way that when applying the trim do the shorter side first because if you start with the longer side you won’t be able to angle the drill correctly. Such is life. I have one more ledge to make before I start the finishing process. I’ll try to snag some photos.

Baby steps into woodworking.

Before I start this quick update I would just like to say Happy Birthday to my mom, Pam. We’ve been going through it but things are looking up.
Now, for what I’ve been up to. Yesterday I bought a handsaw. I already own a circular saw but what the heck one cannot have too many saws/tools. My husband thinks I’ve gone tool crazy. I probably have
There are just so many things you can do yourself and so many tools to make it easier. I own a Kreg jig and I’ve been wanting to make the gallery ledges from Ana Whites plans for a long while. So why not?
Absolutely no reason not to so I finally started the project last night. I think my boys were happy to see mom doing something. I got to use my muscle with my new handsaw and this afternoon I got to bust out the Kreg jig and make pocket holes. Up next construct the actual ledges.

Direction

So I’ve always wanted a blog. Then after years of wanting it I jumped in with both feet and just did it. And now I’m at a place wondering what in the world is this blog going to be about?
I don’t want to bore anyone with the humdrum of my life. However I do want to share things that are going on with me and my family. How can I do this in a way that allows me to express myself, entertain an audience, and contribute something back to the world that could be helpful to others?
I feel I need to tighten up this blog. It needs direction and purpose. Whatever I choose to blog about will obviously have been done before, I just want to put my own spin on it for the world. I have some soul searching and researching to do. If anyone reads this and has a successful blog I would love any input. Thanks.

Family Fun At The Reds Opening Day Parade

Me and the family had a great time at the Reds Opening Day Parade this year. We had a good spot. Although there will be some tweaks for next year. Like, SEATS! I can’t believe between a nurse mother and a germophob father we allowed them to sit on the street. But we all had a good time and no one is sick so…. We’ll chalk it up as a lesson learned and be better prepared next year. I’d also like to actually go to the game next year.

 

Fun at the Opening Day Parade 2016

Pregame smiles for Aaron in the car.

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Having a great time on the street. I can’t believe I let them sit there.

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I had a hard time getting Aiden to smile for this.

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My niece/daughter Muriah is my ham bone.

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Best seats in the house. I had to edge out some old guy for the spot though.

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My little cutties!!!

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Hello world. Meet Moody Aiden. Gemini all day.

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I can’t remember what was eating Aiden in this picture. Believe it or not, he had the most fun of us all at the parade.

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Three dollar cotton candy is the best.

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A little cotton candy turns that frown upside down.

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Aaron playing it cool.

Outside the Comfort Zone

So as mentioned earlier I have a ton of things I’m very interested in learning. Well one of my interest is about to go from thought to reality tomorrow. I’ll be taking a Woodshop Basics class at The Manufactory this Saturday.
I am beyond excited and nervous. I only know one person who builds things with wood and that is my husband’s uncle Jim. I don’t know any women who are remotely interested in the craft. I personally like all things DIY. I have found a community of people who craft with wood online. Ana White is my woodworking Shero! I love all of her furniture plans online. She taught herself how to build wood crafts just like I intend on doing myself.
I’m going to start slow as my habit in the past has been to try and rush things and then nothing gets accomplished. Ana White has a plan posted on her website for gallery ledges. It is the perfect beginner project and I’m going to venture into the DIY world with this first project. I have all the tools needed and after my wood shop class I’m going to tackle it. I can’t wait to post pictures on my blog.
Gallery ledges coming soon!

Fear

As I sit here crafting my very first blog entry I am both excited and terrified. I’m in a state of disbelief that I finally created a blog and nervous about what this means. Now I will began to post articles and items that are about me and the life I wish to live and I’m inviting the public to witness it all.
I’m only human there will be a lot of mistakes and missteps along the way. Will anyone even want to read about me and my family and our interest? Will the grammar mistakes I’m sure to make put people off? Will I be boring? Who knows I suppose.
The whole purpose of this blog is for me to figure out how to simply start living my life. I’ve become so concerned with public opinion that it has literally crippled my ability to go after my dreams. I don’t even recognize the person I’ve become, but I’m ready to transform into the person I’ve always known I could be.
I’m done be fearful.