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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Halloween!

     Hello all and Happy Halloween!  We hope everyone had a safe weekend!  Halloween is tomorrow but we celebrated today!  Today was a fun day we had a lot to do and a short time to do it in because we went trick or treating!  Quinn got her outfit a few weeks ago and we called up our family and friends to make sure they would be home.

     Friday was quiet, we got Quinn and just relaxed in.  Saturday we had a busy day just going out and getting things done.  We made dinner that night and let Quinn stay up a big watching some of her Halloween movies!  We just took the day to celebrate Halloween with some scary stories and good food.  Sunday we got up and had some breakfast, we got the house cleaned up and had lunch, and got set to go.  We got Quinn dressed and ready and we headed out!  We headed to my parents house first and saw them.  Quinn was Little Red Riding Hood and she was so excited too.  We spent some time over there just getting some snacks and letting Quinn visit her grand parents and gave us time to see them.

     After we headed to my Aunts house to see her and spend time there.  We take our annual picture there as well.  It was nice Quinn got to show her outfit off some more and she loved it.  After spending a bit of time there we moved on to our last stop to some friends house to say hi, they happen  to live by my ex so it makes it easy to get her home then.  After spending some time with some friends we headed to drop Quinn off with her Mom and we got some things done to finish our weekend off.

     So with everything how it went we had so much fun.  It's hard tomorrow is Halloween and we don't have Quinn so we have to work around it.  We have been going out around Halloween for years now and our family is great at accepting it.  Its a divorce and it is how it goes.  So if you are a divorced parent don't worry just work around things.  Don't stress, take it from me.  You just work around it that's all.  We hope everyone has a great holiday!  Enjoy the pics!

Always Remember,
You are never alone,

Quinn with Oma and Popi!

Quinn with Aunt Ro!

Quinn with Daddy!

Quin and Kayla!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Day in the Pumpkin Patch!

  The past weekend before this one, we took Quinn out to get a Pumpkin!  We take this weekend to also get Quinn her Halloween outfit.  So Friday we went to get Quinn and picked her up from school because it was the annual fund raiser there.  The Hoe Down, they call it one big night.  Kayla, I and Connor who was visiting went and picked her up.  We walked around and saw some of the fun things they have.  The kids love this night because the school is filled with events and food and friends.

     After Quinn ate we headed home and got ready for Saturdays big day of fun events.  We got up and had breakfast Saturday.  After we got cleaned up we headed out to a local farm market and looked around.  We went through the fun activities and then picked some pumpkins.  We took a look around inside and got some goodies!  After we headed over to get a custom for Quinn, sorry have to wait till next weekend to see it!  She did find a great one lets just say that.  After we headed home and carved up Quinns pumpkin.  She did a great job! We watched some scary movies then headed over to a friends house for dinner.

     The night was fun and one of my favorites because of things we do.  Sunday we got up and went to church.  Kayla had to work which stunk but a little time with Quinn was cool.  We cleaned the house up and got ready for Kayla to come home.  The weekend was fun and honestly it went fast like they always do.  I hope everyone has had some time to get some of the fun events done for Halloween.  Have you picked your pumpkin yet?

We hope you enjoy the pictures.  Also note I haven't blogged as much because honestly I just wanted to live, I still take pictures and maybe will post them differently or on G+ so if your on that check us out!  I took sometime this year to just realize I wanted to enjoy my time with Quinn and my family and not always have to rush a post.  So you know, spend time with your family not just in front of a computer.

Hope you enjoy the pics!

Look at all the Pumpkins!

Kayla and Quinn!

Is that what your going as Connor?

Hey they are cleaning the Pumpkin out!

Time to carve it up!

Fun scary face to show it off!

Always Remember,
You are Never alone...


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Happy Birthday, Christopher!

Hi Everyone! It's Kayla again! Today is very special day and I wanted to make sure it didn't go unnoticed! Today is Christopher's Birthday!! I couldn't let him write his own post so I snuck in here again this year, well kind of, he needed to give me some instruction. Of course, we're both working during the day but we have special plans for tonight! We're heading to our favorite restaurant and bringing a special guest, my brother Connor! Connor is in town for a couple weeks visiting and staying with us.

So I haven't given Chris his presents yet so I can't say what I got him but Quinn gave him her present last night. We went to the store after I picked her up and she picked out her very own card, a small balloon and I hinted to her what his favorite chocolates are. She was very excited to pick them out and give them to him. We got home and she immediately wanted him to open it. The card I have to say was quite cute and funny, he got a good chuckle.

Chris is always thinking of others and wanting to make everyone happy. He loves to laugh and has the best smile. With everything he does for me and our family, I could never thank him enough. He has been through so much and I'm forever grateful that he was put in my path. He says I saved him, but what he doesn't know is, he saved me as well. He taught me how to trust and love again and for that I will always be thankful.

So on this special day Chris, I want you to know how loved you are. You are never 2nd place to me and never will be. You will always have my heart forever. Quinn and I are very lucky to have you in our lives and she loves you so much!

I have a couple surprises up my sleeve for tonight but I'll guess he'll just have to blog about it later :)

So, with all that said, Christopher--I just want you to say thank you. Thank you for being patient with me, for always loving and supporting me. For always being a shoulder for me to lean on when I need it. Thank you for providing our family with a loving home and always making sure we have what we need, even if it means you working late hours. I hope you have a wonderful birthday today, you deserve nothing but the best!

Always Remember,
You're never alone...


Happy Birthday to my amazing husband!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tuesday's Tip getting ready for Winter!

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     Winter can be fast upon us and with this comes the cold weather and possible snow if you are fortunate enough...  So what can you do to prep.  Well below are a few things to do to get ready so you aren't left out in the cold!  No pun intended...  Follow these things but also let us know of any we missed or you may do as well!

1)  Make sure your snowblower is ready.  Check the oil and gas and see if you can start it.  If we get snow early you don't want to be fighting this when its cold.

2)  Closer to late fall winterize your lawn mower so in the spring you won't have issues starting it up!

3)  Close your storm windows in your house.  This will keep the heat in when it gets colder out.

4)  Start your furnace.  Make sure your furnace turns on!  Kinda a big one.

5) Check insulation, you may not get it fixed this year but figure out how your insulation is and if you need to invest next year.

6)  Switch your summer and winter things.  Take our your warmer cloths and get ready to put away those summer ones!

7)  Make sure your car is ready!  Check your ties, get a tune up, ect.  You need good tires for winter so invest now!

8)  Do any last clean up around the yard.  I know leaves will fall but think about raking out the gardens or pulling weeds one more time.  Also spray the borders of your home with home/bug spray.  When it gets colder out, bugs will try to get in to stay warm.  Put a protective barrier up around your home.

9)  Check your driveway, if you haven't gotten it sealed yet and it needs it, do it!

10)  Make sure not only you but your family is prepped for winter.  Getting cloths, things to just keep you warm.

     There are of course many others but these really are important.  Winter isn't something we can mess with.  The cold and snow will make it difficult to live.  Making sure you are ready will make live so much easier.  I know I post this every fall but it really is just that important!  I hope you enjoyed this post and honestly get ready for winter because ready or not...  It will come...

Always Remember,
You are Never Alone...


Monday, October 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Quinn!

     This Saturday was Quinn's Birthday!  Quinn turned 8 this weekend! This being the first year since the divorce I had her on our weekend it was very special!  Friday we hung in and made some dinner, Aunt Ro came over and spend some time with us per she wasn't going to see her Saturday.  She got to have dinner with us and then give some gift!

     Saturday we got up and I made a special breakfast for us, we all had homemade french toast!  The day went on and we just cleaned up a bit and got ready for the party.  Before the party we ended up giving Quinn her gifts from us and just spend some time with her.  When everyone started arriving we got some food ready and just spend the time hanging out and talking.  We got dinner set and we just ate and had fun.  Talking to Quinn about her school, how things were going and just enjoying her company.  After we celebrated with her cake and then did presents!  She had a great time just opening her gifts and seeing what everyone got her!  She got a lot of new cloths, coloring items and some toys she wanted.

     After people started to head out and we had the joy of cleaning up!  As Quinn gets older I look back and see how far we have come.  Each birthday is so special and I can't believe how fast the come and go.  To all my fellow parents/single parents make sure you just have fun with the child on their day.

     We have pictures but I am having an issue getting them on the computer from my phone of course! So this week I will move them over to them.  Check this post later this week!

Thank you all and Happy Birthday my little one!

Always Remember,
You are Never Alone...