So this just happened! Nate started the school year or really, REALLY struggling with his vowel sounds and just didn’t seem to get it. But between then and now something clicked as we’ve been working on them together at home and as he world on them at school and he is getting 100s on his tests and this was the first really big one! Blends aren’t the easiest because instead of 2 vowel sounds in a week they’re learning 10 in a week mixed with consonants now. I love, love, love his teacher and how she sends me texts like these! We are blessed to have her as his K4 teacher. She does a wonderful job! Thank you, Mrs. Skirrow! YAY NATE!

#ForTheLoveOfBlue #ThatsMyBoy #ProudMommy #SchoolIsCool #SmartBoy #DontBlink #EverythingYouDoMatters #BePresent #Love #TheButterflyEffect #AllKidsNeedAMrsSkirrow #WorkingHard

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes……I feel like Meg Ryan right there! This tastes EVERY BIT AS GOOD as you think it does! T’is the season for pumpkin flavored everything. After having a big breakfast (for me) of 2 breakfast tacos, an incredibly tasty, yet lighter lunch is called for. 200 delicious calories with 22 grams of protein? Why, yes, I think I will! I ordered boxes of these but will definitely be ordering more ASAP because these will go like hotcakes at the Boedeker B&B and they’re are a holiday special flavor so once they’re gone, they’re gone. And these are SO good that they’ll be gone soon, I’m sure! Don’t miss out, get yours today! Soon as you taste it you’ll thank me for it! http://southaustinadvo.com

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My babies playing around before bedtime. I love that they love each other so much and that they love to tease and love on each other like they do. I am blessed by my angels! God knew I needed them exactly as they are. They make me a better person because I want to be the best example that I can be for them as a mother and as a woman of God. They are my heart, my soul, my entire life!

#ForTheLoveOfPink #ForTheLoveOfBlue #AllOfTheLove #BrotherAndSister #BeTheExample #TrainUpAChild #MyHeart #ProudMommy #TheyAreSoBeautifulImNotGonnaLie #YouWillAlwaysBeMyBaby #Blessed #AngelsOnEarth #ThankYouGod #Oneand2KindaFamily #DontBlink #EverythingYouDoMatters #BePresent #Love

Smoked and shredded BBQ chicken, seasoned broccoli and mashed potatoes is what’s for late lunch (and probably dinner) here at the Boedeker Bed and Breakfast! You know you wished you were here for some!

#YummyInMyTummy #KissTheCook #BBQStyleChicken #Oneand2KindaKitchen #ItsFallYall #EatingSouthernStyle #GetInMyBelly #CoolWeatherCooking #LooksSoGoodTastesEvenBetter #FoodLove #OneWayIShowMyLove #Cooking

HERE’S the weather I’ve been wanting! Hoodie weather! I’ve been so jonesing for hoodie weather that I’ve been wearing them when it’s been an Indian Summer in the 90s (COUGHyesterdayCOUGH). This makes me incredibly happy!

#FallIsFINALLYHere #Hoodies #HoodieWeather #ImAHappyGirl #CoolerWeatherIsUponUs #AutumnIsMyFavoriteSeason

The entire morning was spent at school doing the class pottery projects for the silent auction for each grade. This is the one I did for Nate’s class as Em’s had two volunteers already. His teacher’s class name is “Skirrow’s Sweet Shoppe” and it’s cookies and cupcakes and candy themed. We had some incredible volunteers who are extremely artistically inclined and they all turned out GREAT! The colors on here will be a bit different when it’s fired and glazed but over all this is it. What a joy it is to be able to do this for them!

#SkirrowsSweetShoppe #K4 #HomeroomMom #TheFirstGradeClassKidsSaidIWasAnArtistSoIllTakeIt #SoMuchFun #IJustWishMyHandwritingWerePrettier #ILoveMyChildren #DontBlink #EverythingYouDoMatters #BePresent #Love

Literally HOURS of fun was to be had outside after church today with nothing more than sidewalk chalk and blowing bubbles. Less than $5 to entertain a 4 year old for hours at a time for weeks on end until everything is used up. Nate couldn’t have been happier! LOL!

#ForTheLoveOfBlue #CheapEntertainment #HoursOfFun #AllYouNeedIsImagination #SidewalkChalk #OutdoorFun #LetsPlay #BubblesBubblesBubbles #BoysWillBeBoys #ThisIsRealLife

Because some things are worth celebrating like NO checks today and a 100 on the vowel sound test for the first time after weeks of struggles. His teacher told me she almost cried when he got a 100 because she knows how hard he’s struggled and worked. I’m so proud of my little man! He’s so happy and I am too! This is what happens when my #LittleBoyBlue works hard on his school/homework! We celebrate with ice cream!

#CelebrateTheAccomplishments #ItsAboutTheLittleThings #DontBlink #ForTheLoveOfBlue #HappyCamper #EverythingYouDoMatters #IceCream #ProudMama #MyLittleMan #MyBig4YearOld #HisEyesAndThatSmileAreHisSuperPower #ILoveMySon

I cry every single time at this part. Every. Single. Time. It’s a reminder of how fast they grow up and leave childhood behind. Don’t blink or you’ll miss the important moments of your children’s lives…remembering that ALL moments are important to children, the big, the small and the ones you think are insignificant. Everything you do matters, period. Kids spell LOVE as T-I-M-E and time goes by so fast so make every moment count.

#EverythingYouDoMatters #DontBlink #ItAllGoesBySoFast #ToyStory3AndBlueberryPancakes #BecauseSomeLessonsStayWithYouForever #Oneand2KindaMom #LetThemBeLittle #MakeEveryMomentCount #BePresent

IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE! To me October is the epitome of Autumn. Cooler weather, changing leaves, crisp air, football, bonfires and smores, harvest, hoodies, sweaters, hot chocolate and pumpkins and cuddling up together…everything that is perfect and right about this time of year! Can I get an amen?! Autumn is my favorite season of them all and October is my favorite month. (Christmas is my favorite holiday though. LOL!)

#OctoberIsTheBestMonthOfThemAll #Pumpkins #Harvest #HotChocolate #Smores #Autumn #Sweaters #Oneand2KindaOctober #PumpkinPie #ChangingLeaves #CuddleTime #Football #Fun #Bonfires #ItsHereItsHereItsHere #October

Thanks, @anjelahjohnson… My 13 year old daughter is OBSESSED with your #beautifulnail set and taught this to my 4 year old son. LOL!

#AnjelahJohnson #CritalGel #WhyYouNoHaveNoBoyfrien #MyKidsCrackMeUp #NeverADullMoment #MakeMeLaugh #LaughterIsTheBestMedicine #RealLife

Voila! A bit tangy from the wine, goat cheese, parmesan and lemon mixed with the mellow creaminess of the rest of the sauce ingredients. It’s the best I’ve done yet! Nate ate an adult sized serving and asked for more. That growing boy of mine!

#KissTheCook #ILoveToCook #FoodLove #ThisIsOneWayIShowLove #OhSoGood #DinnerTime #TheKitchenIsMyRoom #ForTheLoveOfFamily #Oneand2KindaDinner #TakingMyApronBack #AllOfTheDeliciousness #YummyInMyTummy

Oh, yes, this is about to go down at the Boedeker Bed and Breakfast! My famed and acclaimed sautรฉed shrimp with white wine Alfredo sauce. Remember this @cornfed_tx? I’ve changed it up slightly and it’s even better!

#KissTheCook #ILoveToCook #FoodLove #ThisIsOneWayIShowLove #OhSoGood #DinnerTime #TheKitchenIsMyRoom #ForTheLoveOfFamily #Oneand2KindaDinner #TakingMyApronBack #AllOfTheDeliciousness #YummyInMyTummy

This is what my 41 year old face looks like on the @advocare SYS skincare system. It’s never looked better and I definitely do not look my age. In fact, my 12 year old daughter and I are often mistaken for sisters. I’m not kidding and I love it - so does she. She gets a big kick out of it. If this is what I look like at 41 on the AdvoCare skincare products, I can’t wait to see what I look like at 42, 45, etc. Plus they just added the eye serum today so that will help with the lines by my eyes, making me look that much better!

#40isthenew30 #40sandFabulous #41YearsYoung #AdvoCare #SYS #EyeCream #Skincare #LoveYourFace

OHMYGOSH! I couldn’t be any more excited! The long awaited and much anticipated eye cream is FINALLY here! I’ve already ordered 2 (at the top discount, of course). ๐Ÿ˜†๐ŸŽ‰This is going to make a whole lot of people very happy! The SYS skin care system that has been out for just a few weeks has changed my 41 year old skin for the better already and I love it!๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ’— Best ever for my face. Now I get to add the solution for my only problem area of getting those grooves around my eyes/top of my cheeks when I smile. They’re not crow’s feet, they’re in a different area. I can’t wait to see how this helps with that. This is the top of the line skin care. It is even better at a discount! ;-) You can get it at a discount too, and if you want to, let’s talk!

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