My husband’s first twelve years of life were spent at the very tip of Louisiana, which is pretty much the farthest south you can go down the Mississippi River. Down there in the Venice area, the fish are abundant, and it is the epitome of “Sportsman’s Paradise.” …
Nine months is long enough to grow a human, but it’s also long enough to know what a wild ride it can be when you have a large breed puppy! I titled this post “#001” because I’m positive I’ll have lots to write about our chocolate lab named Roux!
Never in a million years would I have thought that I’d have a big dog running around in my house! My last two dogs were Boston Terriers, which are obviously much smaller than a Labrador. Ernie and I heavily disagreed over which type of dog we were going to get, whenever that time would come.
Finally, I gave in….
It’s so easy to start thinking your life is less-than-average while scrolling through social media these days. Someone is always on vacation, buying a new car, attending a special event, or their kid has gotten an award for something great.
While all of these things are really good things, we have to remember that Facebook is what Rachel Cruze calls our “highlight reel.” Social media is where we post happy photos of our life, and that’s a great thing!
But, it’s misleading….
Our journey towards health all started when my oldest son was two-and-a-half years old, and he lived with a constant runny nose with yellow-green snot.
We all know the dreaded, yucky, yellow-green snot.
Although it was gross and annoying to have to wipe his nose all the time, I shrugged it off as “normal,” and “he must have allergies.” After countless trips to the doctor’s office and several prescriptions of antibiotics, I had this feeling in my gut like something wasn’t right….
I can post a nice photo and some mushy stuff about how blessed I am to be a mom, and it’s all true. But, let’s be honest. It gets rough. Life is tough, and many times I want to throw my hands up and say “I can’t do it anymore. Not today.” …