Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Time is Flying By...

Wow does time fly. Between baby, work, and life, I don't have a lot of spare time! When I do get it you will see me watching junk TV or taking a nap.

We have been busy! Baby girl turned 1. O-N-E! I cannot believe it has been a year since she was born. She is officially 13 months old. She is stubborn, funny, and a talker. 

 She still won't walk. Just refuses to try, even though she can walk with toys and up and down furniture. She gets that from her dad. I know I'm not stubborn at all! 

We went on our very first family vacation! We headed to Atlantic City in June. We had a great time. We won some money, enjoyed the weather, and had fun.


Cassie loved walking the boardwalk. She loved that everyone wanted to talk to her.

We celebrated her actual birthday with a mini unicorn cupcake and SHE LOVED IT!

She hated the ocean, but loved the sand. We couldn't keep her out of it.

 

We had such a fun time! It was different from our other vacations, but we had a blast and can't wait to go back!


She also went to the zoo for the first time. 


We took a mini trip to our old stomping grounds of Evansville. 





She was still a little young, but it was fun and HUMID. Whew! We met my parents there and spent the day having fun!

It's almost time for the hubby to start school again. Time just flies by, but we are trying to enjoy every minute!

Until next time,

Kara

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mixed Feelings for Sure...

I am not one to post much about politic things. I think it's best just to keep my mouth shut about how I feel about politics, because it just starts arguments between friends.

Well Donald Trump will be our 45th president. I have so many mixed emotions about this...

I am scared for the possibilities that he brings with no experience. I am scared that the people who got out and voted were fueled by hate, not change. That they were scared because they are getting left behind by technology, scared because people with education are bypassing them for more opportunities, that social norms are changing and it's not acceptable to them.


I am scared that people think it's okay for Donald to have mocked a disabled reporter, to have said demeaning things about women and it be okay, to be openly hateful to people of other cultures and that being considered American pride.

I want a world for my daughter to be kind, accepting, understanding. We are not all the same, we have different opportunities, different upbringings, different intelligence levels and that is okay. It's okay to be different and accepting of others.

I am tired of people putting certain jobs and positions in our society up on a pedestal. People forget that there is honor in all work in being a teacher, working in social work, serving food to people in a restaurant, working in a factory to build vehicles, etc. People need to stop separating everyone into tiers of who is better than who! Take pride in what you do, because every job is necessary to make our society function.

In a day and age where children are growing up believing they deserve the moon without doing much to earn it, where parents would rather use a TV as a babysitter or blame someone else for their child's mistakes, where people graduate college and believe they should have all the luxuries that our parents had after working 20+ years. I really hope that people evaluate what is important. It's important to teach our children morals. Being kind to everyone, even if a kid is different than you, caring for those who aren't as fortunate as we are, working hard and taking pride in your accomplishments. 

We are choosing to concentrate so much on everything negative instead of being positive.

I really hope that Donald Trump surprises us all. I hope he surrounds himself with people who have experience and truly want what is best for the American people. But today I have mixed feelings for sure and I am worried for things to come....

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Songs I am Obsessed With Right Now

Maybe I am the only person, but when I hear a song I like on the radio I kind of get obsessed with it. I just want it to come on all the time! Or I go home and YouTube it over and over!

Here are a few of the songs I love right now!

This song by the Chainsmokers is awesome. It has such a great beat and it's always on the radio right now!



Dan and Shay are a great country duo, but From the Ground Up is such a beautiful song. I absolutely love it.


Florida Georgia Line has never put out a bad song. It took me a few times for me to get into this one, but I really like the song. It's another I love to sing when it comes across the radio (which is quite a bit).


I hope you enjoy your day! 

Until next time,

Kara







I do not own the rights to any of these songs or videos. You can find the videos on YouTube.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Let's Catch Up!

WOW, it's been over 6 months since I have last blogged. It's pretty crazy how life can get super busy and things like blogging get pushed to the back burner.

Let's catch up on life. 

In March, I switched to a new job. I now work for a Foster Care company. I help license foster families. It's such a rewarding job to know that we help families impact children's lives everyday. 

In June, we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Cassie.



I was scheduled for a c-section, but she decided she wanted to come early and so my water broke and off we went to the hospital! Talk about throwing plans out the window!



The delivery went smooth and mommy and baby did wonderful. It was a HUGE adjustment to having a newborn. People do not tell how different life is, I don't know if you can comprehend until it happens.



She is now 3 1/2 months old and growing like crazy! She has started to laugh and talks all the time. She can roll over but would prefer not to be on her stomach. She is always wanting to sit up and won't lay back! 

We absolutely love her, but people do not tell you how hard it is. I'm not going to lie, there were a few days I wasn't sure if I could do it. You are tired, she is crying, there is nothing you can do to soothe her... it is hard. But I think we are over the hump of colic crying, but that period of time sucked. 



Now it's a lot of fun getting the smiles and laughs when she sees you.

She is a girl after her Mom & Dad's own heart. She loves The Office, this is her laughing while watching!



The Hubby and I just celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary. It's crazy to believe that we have been married that long! We celebrated by spending a night away. 



We golfed, went to the casino and ate dinner! It was great having some one-on-one time together. PLUS we came out ahead as winners! #WINNING

I am back in my work fantasy football league this year. I was 2-0 until this week. Ugh, all my players decided to get together and suck this week! 



But you can't deny how cute she looks rooting on the Colts!

I am hoping I can get back to blogging again. We are starting to get a routine down and Cassie is starting to play more and more. She really prefers that someone sits with her and talks, that gets the most laughs and smiles!



It won't be long and the Hubby will be coaching basketball. I can't wait to see how she likes the games. We took her to the local football game and she loved it. She is nosey and was looking around and watching people.



I hope all has been going well for everyone! We are hanging in there and figuring out this new adventure together!

Until next time,

Kara