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February 17, 2017

OH HEY, FRIDAY! | WHEN YOUR KIDS HAVE BEEN SICK FOR A MONTH




1 | grab this here snazzy kissy-themed button and link back to Sept. Farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.


1 | the gals are STILL sick
oh mercy. lord help us. we are on day i don't know what of the girls being sick. we had like...a three day reprieve in between sicknesses, but they're back at it. this time it includes a barking cough, sneezing, and one hell of an ear infection for my sawyer-muff. and while i feel just absolutely terrible for my two best gals...i feel terrible for me too.

i wiped fu manchu snot (the kind of snot that gets double ejected out of both nostrils at the same time) off of sawyer's face, clothing, furniture, carpet, ipad over 20 times yesterday. maybe even 40 times. i had to stop the car three times on the way to boise to clean her up. absolutely exhausting. 
this barky cough is what nightmares are made of. it's loud. it's persistent. it happens all. night. long.
and poor sawyer - we made it to the doctor after she expressed to me that her ear hurt. the doctor took one quick look and told me her eardrum was about to burst. she also informed me that sawyer was probably in a lot of pain...which totally explains the waking up seven times a night. poor gal. 

2 | family hike
the weather - idaho can be the best...and the worst. the weather out here on the farm as of late is killing me. absolutely bone-chilling freezing. the wind won't quit. it's making it impossible to get outside...or better yet...send the girls outside. to play...all day long. we braved it for a few minutes the other day and i ended up with two girls crying because their hands were freezing. 
anyway - we did take advantage of some freezing sunshine a few days ago and went to the canyon near our home. yes - we have canyon...a giant one. with a river flowing through it. it truly is so beautiful. and even though our oldest had just about the worst attitude the entire time - so much so i carried her back to the car (because both of her legs are broke, obviously) and told her she could sit there until we were done with our photo opps.
in other news - sawyer was our little model in her princess dress - the dress she never lets leave her skin. i'm probably going to throw it away soon.

3 | outlander
i'm a huge fan of the outlander series. i'm on the seventh book in the series and it's just fantastic. i totally recommend. and if you'd rather watch the series - i fully recommend that too. yes yes yes. sam heughan. sam heughan + karli = heart eyes.
anyway - the next season was supposed to be released this spring (like previous seasons)...but i just learned it won't be coming out until september. SEPTEMBER. i know that my disappointment in a television show is absolutely ridiculous...trust me...i feel like an idiot...but i'm terribly disappointed. let's all feel bad for me.

4 | did you see that super sweet valentine's post all about my farmer?
if you didn't - that's okay. i don't think my farmer did either. you see that here.

5 | aaaand...it hasn't been all bad...
even though this week has been pretty rough...there have been great moments too. i got to take my best gals to lunch and they were really good. i was that mom sitting with a toddler and a four year old lunching away and i totally looked like i had it all together. winning. 
kaye and i made some delicious sugar cookies for valentine's day and then i proceeded to eat too many - gotta gain a few pounds so my farmer understands that i really do need a peloton. 

okay! happiest of weekends to you all! think happy thoughts for our health. #sendhelp
February 15, 2017

THE DAY AFTER VALENTINE'S DAY...AND WHY I STILL HAVE HEART EYES


okay...spoiler alert - my farmer didn't get my anything for valentine's day.

sure sure sure - he totally set a precedent when he bought me diamond earrings two years ago (eh-hum), but it's cool. for real...i'm not mad or sad.

but what i am here to tell you about is why i still have all the heart eyes for my farmer and why he still makes my heart skip a beat...and it's because i think i finally figured out one of my love languages.

(remember that book? i don't because i never read it, but i definitely heard about it...i think it's called the five languages of love.) anyway...

here's a little fact about my farmer and then i swear i'll get to my point: he HATES to disappoint people. my farmer would rather tell someone, "yes. i can do that. i'll be there." and tell them later that it's not going to work because of x-y-z, than tell someone, "let's play it by ear," or "let me check the calendar..." he's also famous for not being on time...it's been a common theme throughout our relationship. he's ALWAYS running 10 minutes late (or more sometimes) because he crams so much into a day. i'm pretty sure his motto in life is - just one more thing.

but lately...my farmer has been on time. EARLY, in fact. early. it's a beautiful word. not feeling rushed. not having to apologize for being tardy. not stressing about putting someone else out. early.

and that's my latest love language, even though i'm pretty sure it's not detailed in the book - timeliness. my farmer showing up on time to this or that...well...it's better than any set of diamond earrings a gal could ask for. (kind of.)

my other love language is...tending to our children in the middle of the night. BOOM! mind explosion. lately...the gals have been sick. like sick then healthy then sick...and we're waiting on their health to return. ugh. and because they share a room, if one is up crying or whatever then the other one is probably going to get up...and cry.

well, my farmer has been jumping out of bed one, two, three or more times a night for the better part of two weeks to give them medicine. give them water. give them cuddles. i guess he figures since i have their sick selves all day he may as well take the night shift? i don't know...but i love that i'm getting good sleep...and i hope he finds time to take a 20 minute power nap in his office.

and my final love language - my farmer keeps me laughing. he's the funniest, smartest, kindest guy i know. seriously...he is. ask anyone.

i'll finish up with a quick story.

when my farmer and i finally got engaged (i say finally because it only took five years), i can't tell you how many people (including my own mom and dad) told me how lucky i was. how did you snag a guy like that, they'd say. (i'm paraphrasing.) but the message was always along those lines. my farmer was out of my league and if i'm truly being honest with myself...he is. i married up.

so...even though i didn't get another set of diamond earrings...i still feel like i have the very best valentine around.
February 10, 2017

OH HEY, FRIDAY! | THAT ONE TIME I PUKED BEFORE MY INTERVIEW


happy valentines weekend! do we all have something fun planned? and by fun i mean - did i rent myself a hotel room so i can go there and sleep in and order room service and then maybe go get a massage? and when i say "myself" i literally mean by myself. my farmer would need to be here on the farm tending to his little ladies.

romance...we really nail it.

kidding. there's no individual hotel room. but we do have dinner reservations with friends at a restaurant that serves a mean steak. i've been dreaming of surf and turf...which is exactly why today is a treadmill day.

anyway...

1 | grab this here snazzy kissy-themed button and link back to Sept. Farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.


1 | i made it back from california in one piece.
if you read monday's post or you saw my instagram story...then you know i was flying to california for a little job interview. not to like...move there (although it is super lovely)...but to work from home. perfect for my little farm situation! it's part time and pretty flexible and the more i learned about it the more i wanted it. so...

so i flew down there and that same morning we just happened to get three inches of snow so my drive on the freeway was an absolute slush pit. death defying to say the least. then, once on the plane, we were connecting in reno. well...apparently reno was having abnormally high winds and the turbulence was unlike anything i've experienced. and then flying into orange county was no better. they couldn't even do the beverage service because the flight attendants would have been slamming into everything. ANYWAY...we finally landed in orange county and it was at that perfect moment that i decided i'd like to puke. hello motion sickness. i've always known i was pretty sensitive, but i think it's gotten worse with age. 

does anyone else deal with this? any recommendations?

2 | yes...i got the job
duh, you guys. it's me! of course i got the job! i was like BOOM. and they were like WOW. and i was like TADA! and they were like - YOU'RE HIRED. 
actually...i wish it was that simple. 

so...the position i was interviewing for was Project Management with Pollinate Media Group. you may have seen me write for them in previous posts. basically - it's sponsored content. they work with the client to select bloggers to write about their product - that's me describing it in the simplest of terms. 

anyway - so i'll be working in that capacity and they've also asked me to do some design work as well - it was like a win/win all over the place. i'm so super thrilled.
i'm also super thrilled that alissa took me to a place called sidecar donuts - literally the best donuts i've ever had. we have a local shop here in boise that has really yummy donuts...but sidecar's were about 100 times better. i'm still dreaming about the huckleberry donut above.

3 | peloton bike
have you guys heard of a peloton bike? it's basically like brining a spin class right into your home. it's a super nice bike and then you have a monitor where you can either participate in a live / streamed spin class or participate in a recorded spin class. it keeps track of all your stats and you can even compete agains people in your class by looking up their live stats.
i neeeed a peloton in my life.

so i looked up one of these bikes a few months ago and now all my targeted ads on facebook / google / instagram...everywhere i go is for a peloton bike. DAMN YOU GOOGLE! so every time i see an ad i'm like - must have peloton.

it's a good thing i have my new snazzy job so i can drop the $3k necessary to get into one of those super fancy bikes.

not to mention - while i was in orange county we happened to see a peloton store! we went in and the guy let me sit on the bike, pedal, and participate in one of the classes for a few minutes - until i was sweating and winded.

so...does anyone have one of these bikes? do you love it? is it worth it?

4 | and then we went bowling...
so...i flew home on wednesday, got back to the farm around midnight, and then had to wake up first thing yesterday morning and get the girls ready to go celebrate at a birthday party with some bowling in boise. back to boise i / we went and had an absolute blast celebrating amy's oldest. brody turned six and i still remember seeing him in the hospital. SIX! time flies.
the kiddos dressed as super heroes, ate nachos and tater tots and chicken strips, and then were surprised with a giant ice cream sundae. 
we got home around 3 pm and i laid down on the floor and immediately fell asleep. i'm not super positive what the girls did during the next two hours...but they were still there when i woke up and there were no fires...so i'm going to call that a win.

5 | aaaand...i need a nanny
no no no...not the type of nanny corinne has on the bachelor. although - i'd take that kind of nanny too. but a nanny for my gals. if by random chance someone in the area just happens to read my blog and you just happen to know of someone that might want to watch two adorable gals two to three times a week (super flexible hours) please let me know!

okay! happy weekend and link up just below!

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