Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Beginning

I'll be honest, this is not my first attempt at blogging. I tried once and failed miserably with only 3 posts.  Don't go look for it though; I completely deleted it and decided to try again. I am the type of person who needs to get things out of my head and on paper. The problem is that I usually loose my paper and I have to start over with no clue what used to be on my previous list. Thus, enter this blog. Hopefully I can organize my thoughts for crafting, church, gifts, family, ideas, and anything else I need to keep track of somewhere I cannot loose it. I hope it works!

Title: I love Chris Ledoux's music all thanks to my hubby who is a cowboy through and through. If he had his way we would live on land that is surrounded by more land with no one around. We would farm, ranch, and use horses for transportation. I love his desires to get back to a simple life, but we all know that modern amenities far outweigh any outhouse no matter how many cute Pinterest ideas I could use to spruce it up :) The title of my blog is from a song of Chris Ledoux's that reminds me no matter what I'm doing or going through, sit tall in the saddle and enjoy the ride.

My Job: I come from a line of educators so it is no surprise that I should finally follow my destiny and become an educator despite my stubborn reluctance to ever being a teacher when I was a kid growing up with a teacher mother. I just was not going to put my kids through the pain and agony of being a teacher's kid. Ha! I should have just given in a long time ago, but better late than never. I will be student teach this fall to complete my elementary education degree. After that, I will continue to sub at the local school until a position becomes available. 

My Hobbies: I love to craft. I like finding ideas on Pinterest and making them my own for everything from jewelry to scrapbooking to making my own repurposed clothing and everything in between. I really like making things for others to enjoy especially my kids and my extended family. More recently, I have been able to spend time playing the piano, teaching my kids how to play the piano, and setting up all kinds of fun things for them to do this summer. 

My Family: I have 3 children, 1 husband, and 1 dog. Its a full house for us, but I love it. I would love to add more to the many times chaotic dynamic of my family. But, my hubby thinks we are done. Please note the very clear THINKS in the last sentence... For some reason, I think it will be interesting to see who wins that battle throughout the next few years. 

My Style: I am a city girl who fell in love with a country boy. I love the ideals and traditions of a country lifestyle. The slow pace of rural living (did I really just say my life is slow paced-so not true with 3 small kids, but you know what I mean, right?) really intrigues me. I find that out in the middle of nowhere we can teach our kids to enjoy the roots of what life is all about. We don't have to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of a life where there is little time to enjoy the small things in life.

That's me. I hope you enjoy my blog and maybe it will help others who seem to loose their papers full of great ideas and lists of wonderful things to come. 


  1. Oh man, I miss you and loved reading about you and your cute family! Can't wait to read more : )

    1. Megan! I'm so glad you read and commented! It has seriously been way too long. I love seeing your beautiful growing family. It was nerve wracking posting my first post for some reason so thanks for the positive feedback!

  2. I know what you mean! Its hard to keep our thoughts straight, let alone visible to others! It is a good way to keep updated with family though! Can't wait to read more!!

    1. You inspired me, what can I say... :)