a not-so-typical Easter

Oh, hello there little neglected blog! I remember when you were my first love. Now I'm so busy with a billion other things. Like THIS. and THIS. Also, I hate to admit it, but I cheat on you with Instagram on a daily basis because I love me some insta-blogging. Screen Shot 2014-04-20 at 10.19.13 PM

This past weekend was Easter weekend. Saturday was awesome, filled with Easter egg hunting and fun at Mimi & Poppy's house. But Sunday?  It was TOUGH at our house. Every little thing seemed to fall apart and the behavior from the tiny humans was off the charts awful. It's like a (not-so) gentle reminder that raising people is hard and it's just a normal day in their world. From digging up their new plants indoor, to the donut order being wrong (after my fancy bunny pancake plans fell through) and the hours spent in time out over fighting and disobedience. It just WASN'T a favorite day of mine.


I pulled out our hard drive where all of our pictures are backed up, because I wanted to look through pictures from when we were in Israel and visited the tomb where Jesus was buried. That's when my world came crashing down. Half of the pictures were GONE. 2007-2012 to be exact. Wedding, births of two kids, all the good stuff. I was in complete meltdown mode all day and my amazing husband worked so hard to restore it and figure out what the issue was. Thank goodness I found our wedding pictures elsewhere and I'm so glad I have blogged every moment of the kids lives. BECAUSE OUCH. That stings.

I know it's just "stuff", but I love that stuff. 

At least I got a couple of cute pictures to cherish of the good moments from the weekend, and I will back those up 5 times instead of two. Because apparently 2 back ups isn't enough. UGH.

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Ok, a couple of announcements for this lovely Monday before I start crying (yet again):

TOMORROW is the last day to order Mugs + Journals for the Thrive Moms Retreat! And there are only a handful of mugs left so HURRY!

Use the code "MAMALOVE" for 15% off Mother's Day Collection cards this week!

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Happy Monday!!