Bizz & BooBoo

A hippie mama doing her best!

Thankful Thursday… May 23rd, 2013 May 23, 2013

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Today’s post for Thankful Thursday is dedicated to my amazing Mother (in-law). Today is her birthday.

YaYa, Norma, Grammy, Mom…. whatever you call her she is simply amazing. Her love for her family and friends is without end. She is the most amazing YaYa to Bizz & BooBoo and constantly spoils them with toys, clothes, fun trips… and most importantly with LOVE!

Thanks you for everything you are to us. We Love you. Happy Birthday!

 

~Jesse

 

Post #3 of 60!

 

Synthesize (no, I’m not referring to music from the 80’s) May 21, 2013

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syn·the·size

/ˈsinTHiˌsīz/
Verb
  1. Combine (a number of things) into a coherent whole.

This is my challenge.

I love to learn, I was that kid in elementary and high school that actually enjoyed class and homework (most of the time) and wanted to challenge myself to learn more and raise the bar. Then throughout college I was overwhelmed with information, I suddenly understood with much more clarity the overused saying “ignorance is bliss.” 

Though I don’t actually buy into the concept of ignorance is bliss, I do constantly ask myself how do I take ALL of this information in my head and apply it to my life. How do I actually make my kids future better by knowing this. How can I share this with those I love without overwhelming them in the process.

I don’t have the answers to these questions. But I am going to try my best. I need to consistently focus on making simple changes and being consistent.

SIMPLE and CONSISTENT

BooBoo April 2013

Those are my goals in trying to synthesize all the info on healthy eating and living that I feel are most important to our family right now. And that I feel will make the most impact.

My focus areas in being simple and consistent are:

FOOD – everything that goes into our mouths. Strive for it to have less ingredients, be nutrient dense and organic and for it to have a positive effect on our bodies. Here are the kids enjoying the first harvest from the garden – radishes!

Bizz & BooBoo with radishes

PERSONAL CARE – everything that goes on our bodies. If I don’t know the ingredients then don’t get it. Research anything I don’t know what it is. Try to make as much as possible at home or use simple household ingredients when possible!

Ingredients

RELATIONSHIPS – Be the best wife, mother and friend I can be. Do this by first working to find my own happiness in all that I am doing and then be able to spread that to those around me. Cherish those who are a part of my life. Be present in the moment of what is happening around me.

Hubby & I

DE-CLUTTER – Slowly start to go through notes and books I have and pull out the most pertinent important information to focus on. Get rid of household items that are unnecessary or unused. Stop doing activities that are wasting time and don’t have a purpose.

My bookcase

Awesome, by writing this post I managed to lay out a little bit of a plan and wrap my head around where to focus.

Post 2 of 60… check.

~Jesse

Rose

 

18, 365, 15000, 60… May 20, 2013

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The number of days until my son graduates Kindergarten… 18!

The number of days it has been since hubby started his new job… 365!

The amount of money Book Family Farm needs to raise through their KickStarter program to replace their worn out tractor… $15,000!

The number of days I am going to blog for a challenge Cheeseslave has posted… 60!

This post will be short and sweet. I need to get my butt in gear and start blogging again. If for no other reason then because it makes me feel good and I enjoy it.

Lots going on around here!

I can’t believe my baby boy will be done with Kindergarten within weeks, wasn’t this just yesterday?

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I am so proud of my husband…. tomorrow will be his 1 year anniversary at his new job. It’s been a roller coaster in that this was a totally unexpected job change and big family move. We have had our fair share of challenges in the past year… but I feel extremely lucky to have a healthy family and to be able to be a Mom full time to my little ones right now. As an added bonus this beautiful spot is now just 10 minutes from where we live…

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I wanted to share a quick little blurb as well about an amazing Kickstarter project going on right NOW! Book Family Farm (in Durham, CA… unfortunately not where I am living right now) is a small family farm that is farming the right way. Raising grass fed, pastured animals and selling them locally. I was lucky enough to visit this farm on a regular basis for a few years before we moved and the kids and I always had a wonderful time keeping chickens from jumping in the car to come home with us and seeing day old calves and baby chicks, among other things. These are just good people working hard! They are doing a Kickstarter to raise money to replace their worn out tractor. Every $1 helps…. and if you are able to give a little more they have some awesome incentives available. A day with the farmer, class field trips, photography sessions on the farm and more! Check it out now.

Book Family Farm Kickstarter

The video at the top of their page in also a must watch…

And finally my personal goal. 60 blog posts in the next 60 days. I can’t promise one every single day… but maybe I will double up some days and blow us all away with the good stuff I have to share 🙂

I don’t know how short this ended up being.. but hopefully it was sweet!

‘Til next time,

~Jesse

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