Monday, January 21, 2013

6 years and a minivan

This past weekend my husband and I celebrated 6 years together. We took the day off away from the kids, got our teeth cleaned, had a nice lunch and went car shopping. (Romantic right?) Little did we know the only vehicle to meet our needs was yes you got it, the minivan! We sucked it up, put on our grown up underpants and went all in. We looked at them all, and finally found the perfect fit. It was all worth it though when our oldest said she loved it because she has her "own space and magic doors". So hey to some we lost major cool points, but right now my cool points are handed out by a 3 year old so I'm "the bomb" as she would say :) and let's face it I've never been all that cool... It's overrated anyway. You know when I said I do I really had no idea what was ahead. I knew I wanted to be a mom, and I knew I was making a lifetime commitment to my husband. I didn't know I would love him more now than then and that 6 years later nothing would make me happier than rolling up in my minivan listening to the coolest music we could find and actually thinking we might be pulling this off. I didn't see that coming but the best things in life aren't always planned and sometimes you end up with a minivan :)

Monday, January 14, 2013


Well not only am I taking on blogging again, but I'm also taking back my kitchen! This year I WILL COOK! We as a family are trying to eat healthier, and at home a little more. So I have decided to add a few new meals to my boring dinner rotation. One of the new favorites is spaghetti squash! Since becoming gluten free almost two years ago I have discovered this amazing little creation. Let me say one quick thing about gluten free, this is in no way me trying to be cool. Apparently some people
do this by choice...that is not me. After being sick for some time I got tested and found this to be my new way of eating, and it works for me! Ok back to spaghetti squash. The idea of veggies topped with veggies covered in veggies sounds good to any mom. So here goes....

One spaghetti squash cut in half cooked cut side down for 45min. in oven at 375 degrees. Then take out, turn cut side up, and cook for another 10 minutes or until tender to your desire.
2 zucchinis sliced and halved grilled in skillet with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Sauce-One can tomato sauce and one can diced tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and a pinch of sugar (just because momma said so) Add all these ingredients to taste, I've never really measured so that's all I do. This sauce is what I use for anything italian. It's
simple, cheap and doesn't have all the extra ingredients you don't need. I usually get organic but it's not necessary.
Now place all ingredients in bowl and eat as much as you want because its all good for you!

-if you don't like tomato sauce then butter garlic and Parmesan cheese make a great substitute. My daughter loved it this way


Friday, January 11, 2013

Days to remember

Well today has been one of those days I want to take a mental video of and play it over and over. Since I can't do that I thought I would put it into words instead. Im still in my pj's and our morning has been spent organizing, crafting, sewing and marking milestones! My sweet baby girl rolled over for the first time from tummy to back and my big baby girl has been painting away! My couch is covered in princesses and the chair is covered in clean laundry. Their is paint on my kitchen table, dishes in my sink and dirty laundry piled and waiting to be washed. But now with two children I'm learning that there is a balance to everything. I used to want my house to be picked up and sparkling clean all the time. With each kid I have let go of that a bit and now have learned that a clean house isn't all it's cracked up to be! Don't get me wrong, I still have my OCD clean fanatic moments but there are now long breaks in between those meltdowns. Right now as I sit and feed my baby and watch Super Why again with my lil bug, I hope I always remember days like these, because as you know and I'm learning they go by so so quickly.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Time to play catch up!

Ok so its only been a year and a half since my last post, guess its time to play catch up!

The past year and a half I have either been pregnant, trying to get pregnant, waiting to get pregnant, or pregnant. Then throw moving, unpacking, redecorating, and having a baby in there and thats a brief explanation for my lack of well, anything! However it is a new year and I really want to give this another go...
                                                As you can see I got PREGNANT!!!
Then this past September we welcomed our newest blessing Miss Sage Marie
                                                   And are now a happy family of four!!!
Sage is a true gift from the Lord, one we prayed for and waited for and I am beyond thankful for her! Over the past almost 4 months now I have learned that two is definitely greater than one and while Sage and Lily are sisters they are most certainly their own little individuals. So ok thats that. Now on to other less important things...
Another big thing for us is that we moved, more babies meant more room! I was 3-4months pregnant when we were going through the process and as if that isn't stressful enough throw mommy horomones in the mix and that equals well crazy! But none the less we survived and everything worked out just the way we needed it too. I did learn however that decorating pregnant for me is not such a great idea...after I had Sage we repainted for the second time our kitchen and living room but thankfully I have a understanding and handy husband so that wasn't to big of a deal and now I love it!!! 
Ok so I just want to say that realistically the fact that I think I will have time for this is probably ridiculous but I really want to try. I have found a new friend the sewing machine and then thanks to pinterest I am getting craftier everyday so if at all possible I thought this would be a fun way to share some of the stuff I have been working on. The Boggs house is now always crazy and busy so why not add one more thing...In all seriousness I really wanted to do this because I feel like if I can help someone out by sharing my life in all its ups and downs then why not do it. So heres to blogging in 2013! Wish me luck :) 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

On my Mind...

Today for some reason I have been inspired to blog again. My first of the year and sadly it is May..oh well! Anyways I have been overwhelmed with a need to be thankful and I just want to share whats on my mind...

After having a friend give me a book and my Dad sending me a text message with 1Thes. 5:16-18 and just a daily struggle of not feeling thankful when I have so much to be thankful for I have realized that maybe God is trying to tell me something!

Even as I sit here I can think of things that drive me crazy when they really the fact that my bed isn't made yet, or that baskets of laundry haven't been put away and party decorations still need to be purchased and put together. That my monthly budget is overwhelming me, and somedays it feels like my house couldn't be smaller. Or the fact that I got a speeding ticket when I could have so used that money for something way more useful...but then again maybe I shouldn't have been speeding???

In all that I am reminded of what really matters. That I was put here on this earth for a bring Glory to God and while I will evetually get to all those things and they will get done, maybe stopping, sitting down, and reading a book about being thankful for Gods gifts reagardless of there size, and reading His word are more important!  After all if I want to raise a daughter who loves her God don't I first need to show her what that love looks like...and how do I do that? By being thankful for ALL things...good and bad, hard and easy, beautiful and ugly...ALL things. By loving ALL people even the not so nice being pateint when most would lose it, or by giving when most would keep.

I am in no way claming that I have perfected any of those things, or even come close for that matter, but I am slowly realizing that daily making the choice to be thankful and love is what I am called to do! Meaning, be thankful that I have a bed to sleep in, and that there is clean laundry in those baskets. That I have money to budget and a house to comfortably live in rerardless of the size. That I get to stay home and watch our daughter everyday because my husbands job makes that possible, even if that means giving up some things that we want. That our daughter so far is healthy, thriving, and now TWO! That me being sick ended up being a Gluten allergy and not cancer or anything else, and that I still have food to eat! These are things to be thankful for and some may think that's nothing and some may think I have more than they have ever had but all that I need to know is that our family is where God needs us to be right now and as long as that is what we seek then nothing else really matters. He will provide, and my job is to be thankful and give Him Glory...even for that speeding ticket :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Well if anyone has been following me they can probably tell that my blog has been lacking...I just dont ever seem to find or make time to keep it up! So since my last post, I did complete my half marathon and really enjoyed the whole experience! I look forward to doing many more in the future and would encourage any of you who think you might be intrested to give it a go! 

Our not so perfect decorating
Christmas experience!
So it seems to be the holiday season now and I don't know about any of you other Mommies but I feel like this year I am always a step behind when it comes to anything Christmas. Maybe its the stomach bug or the teething toddler that has made me feel this way, but I am having a hard time finding my holiday cheer! My husband and my church family has however been very helpful in reminding me of what we are truly celebrating and that has really put thing in prespective. Its so easy this time of year to get cought up in the gifts and how much you are spending, that some times I think we forget that the ultimate gift was given and with out Jesus Christ being sent to Earth there would be nothing worth giving! So with that in mind I am finding myself taking a deep breath and just trying to not worry if nothing goes as planned... It really doesn't matter that the night we decorated our tree Lily through a huge tantrum and broke an ornament, or that our Christmas cards took two weeks to get here, or that we are still waiting for all our gifts to come in the mail! What matters is that we have a reason to celebrate because our Savior came to earth so that he may one day give his life for yours and mine and that kind of love is really what we should be focused on sharing. Don't get me wrong...I love Santa and his reindeer, and plan on setting out cookies and carrots, and staying up till all hours of the night wrapping Lily's presents and puting together her kitchen. Honestly I can't hardly wait to see her face when she wakes up! I have just been challenged this year to really remember what we are celebrating and thought I would share!

So probably until next year...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Run Mom

Well, I think I go down as the worst blogger ever, seeing as though this is my first blog in a few months..Let me catch you up!

Shortly after beginning my blog, I started feeling as though I was multi-tasking to much, and missing out on the things that really matter. I think sometimes that is the negative side to our instant and technological world. I was just afraid that I was spending so much time facebooking, blogging, or photographing moments that I was actually missing them as they were happening. I also felt like I needed to re-prioritize my time and make sure I wasn't leaving out My Savior, because without Him, I am just wasting my time with everything else. So all that said, at the end of the day blogging just wasn't making the list and honestly the Boggs family has been CRAZY busy these days as well. Another reason for my lack of blogging is that I have been training for a half marathon and the closer it has gotten the longer the runs are, and the less time I have for anything else.

Well, it's 3 days and I am excited, nervous, anxious, worried, and E all of the above. I can't believe 6months ago I couldn't run a mile without gasping for air, and Monday I ran 9.5 and could still hold a conversation with my brother. Speaking of my brother...I am so thankful that he has been going on this little journey with me! My brother and I are two very different people and its awesome to me that we have found something we are both dedicated to and can do together...RUNNING, who would have thought??? Don't be misunderstood though, he can out run me any day :). I say all this not to brag or praise myself in anyway but to let you all know, that if I can do it you can! Whether it be running or something else you have always wanted to do...why wait? I mean it hasn't been easy but its been worth it and I can't wait to actually put all the training to work on Sunday. I am honestly just thankful to God that he has given me a body that can even do this, and my prayer this whole time has been that while I have been training my body physically, I would be training my heart and mind spiritually. While I know my running race will be over Sunday for now, my living race for Christ will still be going, Lord willing, and I never want to stop training for that. It is my prayer that while I run others would see that I get my strength from Christ and that His love is what they see in me. I feel like I have been doing pretty poorly at this lately, but that is why God's grace is enough, and I can get up and try to do better tomorrow! So...I ask my few blog followers to pray for me as I continue on my race not only for marathons, but also for my Lord Jesus Christ.

I will try and be a better blogger and look forward to telling you all how the marathon went! As Lily's little marathon shirt says...RUN MOM, GO BO...and I pray we do just that!