September 27, 2013

Traveling to Montana

Headed to Northern Montana yesterday. It is gorgeous here. Beautiful, snow topped mountains and long, winding rivers overlooked by cloud spotted blue skies. 

It is gorgeous and yet I can't help but feel such a pang of resentment for why I travel here. I can't fully appreciate its beauty. 

You see, a month ago, my step daughter moved to Montana to live with her mom. Her mom made the move here in June and after spending the summer at our home in Washington, Ryleigh went to be with her mom. 

We didn't want her to go and wish every day that she was closer but at the time there was nothing we could do. The decision was made, the move happened, and now we have a long distance relationship with her. 

Every month her school has a three day weekend. Those weekends she will spend with us along with major holiday breaks and summer vacation. 

So now we are headed to this beautiful country that I can't help but look at with a twinge of anger. Maybe some day I will let it go if the anger and resentment and see this place for the beauty it is. But until then, it's just okay.

September 22, 2013

Halloween BOO! Skirt

Happy First Day of Fall, Ya'll!!

I am ready for Halloween!
There, I said it!

I am done with summer and ready for fall.
I am ready to pick apples
and drink pumpkin spice lattes
and pick the perfect pumpkins for my porch
and watch the kids play soccer
and go on a hay ride at the orchard.

Seriously People, I have never been more ready for Fall!

With Fall comes Halloween.
With Halloween comes CUTE Halloween clothes.

I made this adorable Halloween skirt for Zoie and couldn't wait to show it off.

The Chasing Zoie Halloween Boo Skirt
Available now on the website for only $15!

For the next week, to get us ready for fall and in the Halloween spirit,
I am giving you a coupon code for $5 off!
It's only good until Saturday the 28th!

Use coupon code HALLOW5
You can find it on the website, HERE

Happy Fall, Ya'll!


September 19, 2013

Potty Training

We've started it.
The dreaded potty training.
I've known it's been coming and I think that is why I've dreaded it.

Every part of this parenting thing has been a huge blessing.
The only thing about it I have not looked forward to; well except the teenage attitude of course, is potty training.

I'm not really big on cleaning up potty from my living room carpet.

While we were on vacation Zoie did a pretty good job at Nana's. Went in the potty several times on her little toilet. But since we got home on Sunday afternoon, things haven't exactly gone to plan.

The last couple days have been good. She's only had one accident and quickly ran to the bath saying, "pee pee potty, pee pee potty." It was so cute I couldn't help but laugh.

I really could use some help at this point.
I want to do it right.
I think I'll get some more books to read on it today.

If any one has ANY advise for me ... I am READY for it!


September 18, 2013

It's Wednesday?? Right?!?

Good Morning Friends!
We've been getting back in gear and trying to get settled after our weeks vacation away.

Zach and I went on an Alaska Cruise!
With no kids...
It was heaven!!

(Forgive the poor quality of the phone pic.)

I have a lot to share about our trip and the amazing things we saw. 
However, we are SO disorganized right now I can't even find my camera card. It's a lot of work getting caught up with all of these businesses we have going. 

Going away is a HUGE blessing.
Returning home is a HUGE stress.
(I'm sure some of you can relate)

On another note:
I recently made some ADORABLE reversible dresses for the cutie girls over at The Foley Fam!
These girls are Packer Fans if I ever saw them.
Green and Gold!
Go Pack!!

Please contact me for your custom reversible dress!