Monday, October 8, 2018

Last 90 days

It’s the last 90 days of the year and I am ending it with a challenge to myself along with the Hollis company. How easy is it for us to not focus on ourselves, but it’s super easy for us to build up those around us?  My journey with God and my taking a leap life of faith has led our family to great victories in business and real estate. I am ever so grateful for that!  I did realize though that when I was challenged to set goals for myself I couldn’t think of what they would be. I have been focusing most of my life and day on supporting my kids and husband that I haven’t carved out intentional time for myself. What does the ultimate Heather look like?  If I had an amazing day of success in my mind what would that look like?  Who do I want to be in five years?  The truth is that most businesses take a good 5 years before they are successful and moving forward. Those first years are a time of incline and climbing to sort out the details, work out the kinks, etc.  with our roofing company we had many years where the approach of winter was a famine season. We would squirrel away our financial nuts away for the winter hoping that it would last, while I took on a winter career to buffer. I think the turning point for us was when I turned my life over to God one day when hitting a low and said I can’t do it myself anymore. There were so many grace moments for us even before then, but it was a shift in my mental focus that changed the direction.

The last 90 days for me on a daily basis is getting up at 530 to do a 30 minute workout before the kids get up. Drinking 5 glasses of water, drinking my smoothie of antioxidants, having my prayer and scripture time before I leave the house, listening to a motivational speech and/or reading a chapter in a motivational book, taking my vitamins.m, trying something new creatively. These behaviors will lead to habits, which will lead to a mindset. When I am the best version of myself it causes those around me to benefit as well.

As for this weekend it was was jam packed fun mixed with some down time. We had two soccer games for the boys, followed by a birthday party for our nephew who turned 1 and then a Halloween parade. Yesterday our family had us over for a dinner and we got to visit with food family and friends.

I am sad when the kids go back to school on Monday, but happy for their routines and that they were able to get up healthy and conquer the day.

Here’s to the week!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

End of May

Summer is fast approaching. Ian has nine more days of kindergarten left. The other two have 12. I can’t beli it. Ian went from not knowing his letters at the beginning of the year to being able to read starter books. He is busy setting up play dates with friends and constantly having moms approach me for phone numbers. Right now his friends are Jesse and Emmaeus. He is finishing soccer this week for spring.

Logan is busy setting up hang outs with his friend Reid and wants to go back to his cousin Karters house to play video games. Their aunt watched them the other weekend so we could have a date night. Our first overnight in ten years. The boys played video games most of the time which is special since we don’t have any at home. He will not stop drawing comics and reading books like Captain Underpants and Dog Man.

Caylee just tried out and made the cheer team. She is going to take one hip hop class next year and cheer. Her friends are Claire, Keelie, McKenna, Hope. Her grades right now are a bit low so she is working hard to get them up before the end of the year.

Owen is busy getting old and potty training to get ready for preschool next year. He is a little character.

We had our nephew Jay over for the weekend on Memorial Weekend. I took the kids to the park and Vince took him and the two older fishing. Then we had a campfire. We drive up to A ghost town nearby in search of future property and decided it was a no after learning about the old big business man in the area dying in the titanic and a cemetery being burned. On the way home logan got really car sick and Vince’s throat started to get sore.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May so far

The kids are getting so old and school for the year is almost finished. Ian will be done with kindergarten. His class is planning a school party at a play place and I need to order his graduation packet. For his 7th birthday he has told me he wants a tablet, remote control airplane and some overalls. His class put in a Mother’s Day celebration for me and the moms. They made muffins and sang us songs and grew flowers. He was so proud. He is in soccer right now with his old coach. His coach loves him and said he never gives up and is a tank.

Owen went to the doctor today. He is three years old and weighed 33 pounds and is 3’3”. He was so shy and stand offish. I was sad he had to do a shot. After he got one he was crying hurt me! It hurt me!  So sad for me. He had to be convinced to get a sticker. He is my little buddy and will start preschool in the mornings next year.

Logan has been busy with third grade. He has a group of guys that he hangs with called the bro bros. They play games and run around. He has also started getting interested in making comics. He will spend hours sitting at the table with papers strewn out drawing and writing his latest story. For his last book order he convinced me to order him 15 books. He carries as many as he can everywhere. He also plays soccer. He tried out this week for the year round soccer team, but didn’t make it. I think thevoaches had worked together beforehand to set up the roster. He was bummed but excited to have some time this summer for fun and camping.

Caylee is in her last official year of elementary. She will be in 6th grade. She quit cheer mid year and switched to dance, but now is getting ready to go back with a new cheer gym. She has been navigating the year with a bully named Kayleigh and finding lots of new girlfriends.

Friday, April 27, 2018

A Year of Blessing

A year has gone by and holy moly so much has happened. After a good part of the year in the trailer with the home build we actually finished our house and moved in the week after Thanksgiving. The house Ian beautiful and perfect. A definite answer to prayers. It took many dump truck loads of gravel shoveling, driveway rebuilding, painting, equipment rentals, contractor monitoring, dump truck and ports potty coordinating work. After we got moved in and emptied out our storage unit we literally spent a few months not doing much. We had sod ordered and we planted it in the winter, hired a women led hydroseed company for the rest, planted trees and are now seeing it all come together and grow beautifully. The loan worked out amazingly with a qualify for a 15 year mortgage. The kids are settled in their rooms and loving the extra space. The kids started a new school and are almost done with the year. Ian in kinder, Logan in 3rd and Caylee in 5th. I can’t beli ow fast time has flown by. God is good!