Can it be spring yet?

1. This week I learned a pretty good lesson. Well, let me rephrase that. I already knew the lesson, but it was reaffirmed. How’s that? Everyone knows that I love to travel (in fact, we’re on vacation right now) and so does my husband. It’s important to us to raise our kids with the ability for them to travel and see the world. The funny thing is a few days before this instance happened Clint and I had a conversation about how all of our trips for the year have already been planned, scheduled and booked and we need to not add any more. I agreed with him. We have a hectic year coming up. But, a few days later I found a vacation deal online that was just too good to pass up. So, I booked it. Thankfully, I didn’t have to choose the dates right away and we have some time to use it, so we could use it early next year if we wanted (and likely will) but still, spending that much money on a vacation that we really didn’t need was a pretty bad idea. Actually, the bad idea was to not run it by my husband first. Needless to say, I (re)learned a pretty good lesson this week and that definitely won’t be happening again anytime soon.

2. I know there are several of you who stopped your no-spanking challenge around the same time that I did, so I have a question for those of you who did. Do you feel like, since stopping the challenge, it’s been harder to follow the rules? I wouldn’t say I’ve been getting in trouble all the time or anytime but it definitely feels like moreso than normal, and I know I’m 100% to blame for that. When I look back at the things that I’ve been punished for over the past few months they have all been 100% justified. So, I don’t know why I’m complaining – but seriously, I don’t know why I can’t go a year without getting spanked.


3. For those of you who like Candace Cameron Bure, especially after she came out and faced the controversy to admit that she is a submissive wife, she recently did a really good interview with Christian Today in which she talked about how being a submissive wife works for her marriage. It’s worth reading!


  • My favorite winter memory is…the day my son was born. Our second son was born during the winter (in the middle of a snow and ice storm!) and although the weather was miserable it was an absolutely amazing day.
  • The part of winter I look forward to the most is…the holidays. I consider the entire holiday season (Thanksgiving – New Years) to be basically my favorite time of year, which ironically occurs during my least favorite season.  But, I look forward to the holidays every single year (especially now that we have kids!) and so they make winter a little more bearable.
  • One winter tradition I want to carry on with my family is…taking my kids sledding. It’s one of the best parts of having snow on the ground (actually maybe the ONLY good part) and I can’t wait until they’re a little older and we can do things like snow tubing and sledding with them – they’ll have a blast.

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