Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Long Drive on Short Fuse?!

Well, my youngest (step)sister Alice is getting married tomorrow night up in Lee's Summit, Mo. After my hubby got off work this morning, we packed up the car, the kids, and half a dozen bags/suitcases and headed up the Kansas Turnpike for KCMO. It was a decent trip, no abnormalities for our traveling experiences. We made it nearly 1/2 the way without having to stop for a potty break. Big Red didn't start torturing Little Red until we were in Missouri which was awesome. Thanks to a stinky GPS we got to make half a dozen U turns (thank you Siri and whatever crackpot GPS my hubby has on his phone). It was nice to get to our motel and get settled! I think the children have finally managed to simmer down enough to go to sleep or at least rest. Urgh! I will take lots of pictures and share our wedding day experiences! Night everyone!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I am starting a new blog today, and as a Mom of three redheads, it is surely going to be a challenge to keep this up. I am bound and determined to do so, however, and Lord willing, I will get it done. My name is Hillary. Everyone calls me Hilly and I am a SAHM after working for a large wholesale establishment for nearly 15 years. At this point in time, I have a five year old son, who I am going to affectionately refer to as "Big Red." I have a nearly three year old daughter, known as "Little Red," and an almost six month old we will call "Baby Red." I love my kiddos and cherish every day I get to spend with them even though some days I wish to be teleported back to my old job and out of the land of Legos and broken crayons. My husband works full-time to support us. He works an early morning shift, so by the time he comes home, Mama (BTW, I am a redhead myself...hubby is not!) and babies are excited to see Daddy and Daddy is usually nearly completely exhausted. He is an awesome husband, a godly, Christian husband and father--the spiritual leader of our family, and pretty much the best friend I have ever had, with the exception of my cousin, Pookie, whom I have had to pleasure of knowing since we were born a week and a month apart from one another. I am trying to do do my best to stretch our budget by making things from scratch while attempting to keep things as natural and chemical free as possible. Little Red and Baby Red wear cloth diapers (bought used/borrowed from their Auntie). We make our own detergent, cleaning solutions, etc. As we try new stuff and discover new products/recipes, I will post them on here. Here is Big Red, kissing Baby Red on Christmas Eve (she was only 12 days old!) I am also attempting to homeschool my five year old. Big Red has just freshly turned five and has the attention span of a gnat. He flits through our house like a red headed hummingbird. Big Red on his fifth birthday! What a cheeky money as his English Grammy would say! We didn't get very far with K4 this year thanks to said attention span and various distractions, such as the birth of Baby Red. Hopefully, sitting out of kindergarten this coming year, focusing again on K4, will give Big Red some much needed maturity development, and I am praying, a love for school--well, at least a liking for school. I am going to close this first post for now. I have some reds to wake up and start the day with.