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I’m Back!! {where I’ve been, why I took a break, and looking forward}

I’M BACK!!!!! I know I haven’t blogged in six long weeks, but I took a much-needed break. I try very hard to be very transparent with you guys about my real-life struggles, so let me just say that this was the Longest. Summer. Ever. ☀️⌛️ My husband Byron left for 3 months for Army training and I just couldn’t keep up with everything: parenting, housework, homeschooling, extra-curriculars, blogging. I was worn thin, stressed out, and overwhelmed. So I quit. I pretty much quit everything except for the “parenting” part, and I did a halfway job of even that one. {Me+Netflix+BFFs} Taking care of all of Read More

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Our Move ~ The Long Story

Our crazy move from Germany to Ohio happened very fast, and honestly it left me a little traumatized. I’m finally able to look back on it without seizing, so I thought I’d share the story of what happened. Here’s our timeline, in a nutshell. March 25 – we find out that the house we were buying has failed inspection, miserably. We knew it needed work, but we didn’t know that there was irreparable damage. So we’re back to the drawing board on the house front. We knew a move was coming, but we didn’t know if it was days, weeks, or months away. March 31 Read More