Honeymoon with the HUBS


We did it! The HUBS and I took a honeymoon together. It was our ten year anniversary and a belated honeymoon for us! We got a babysitter for the kiddos and jumped on the next plane to MEXICO. We stayed at an all-inclusive resort that we saved up for( with cash money …no credit cards were used and for the first time this trip NEVER followed us home) ….(MORE on living debt-free and credit card free later) and only brought enough money to swim with the dolphins and a beach photo shoot. Oh yes the HUBS was thrilled about that photo shoot! I will forever remember this trip. Our memories are engraved on my heart! The photographs just allow me to take you there with me! Thank you to my sweet Husband for making this trip possible! I Love you with my whole heart!

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)


i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Officially a Cowgirl

I did it! I got on a horse! I have always wanted to do this. I was really uninterested in actually riding the horse but I just wanted to sit there….fully present and breathe in the view from way up high….high on horse!

So does this make me  a cowgirl now?

Swimming with Solemon

I am head over heels in love. LIKE over the moon – crazy in LOVE.

Bucket List Success:  Swimming with a dolphin
Bucket List Success:
Swimming with a dolphin

I have dreamt of swimming with dolphins in salty ocean water since I was a kid! Playing at the beach, enjoying the sun beating on my skin, surfing the waves, but swimming with the dolphins was always something I hoped to do one day! Maybe one day if I was lucky!

Dan and I just celebrated our ten year anniversary! 10 years! We have been through so much in 10 years! But this time we were taking the honeymoon we never took 10 years earlier! WE did it ! We went to Cancun and had the most amazing time!

Just flying for me was a HUGE bucket list accomplishment! But I was going to feed/pet/kiss a dolphin. Nothing and I mean nothing would stop me!

I was beyond excited when the HUBS said that we were going to SWIM with the dolphins instead of just feeding them. What?! I was thrilled for 5 minutes before the panic set in.

The panic did not last long! The moment we got there I was on an adrenaline rush! It was an amazing moment. LIKE the birth of our babies….where there are no words to describe the aaawwww and joy and wonder that we were experiencing!

I begged the HUBS to leave me in Mexico to become a dolphin trainer! I so could do that job! But luckily he dragged me back HOME!

Have you swam with a dolphin before?

Meet Solemon! He is 9 years old and weighs 200 pounds!

Tell me what you have marked off your LIST!

My big beautiful bucket list!

1. ride a horse
2. get some ink (tattoo)
3. roller skating birthday party
4. kiss a dolphin
5. pierce something other then my ear 🙂
6. travel with the HUBS
7. take the kids to Disney
8. rent an ice cream truck for a day
9. drive an exotic car
10. live debt free
11. pay off our mortgages
12. kiss and dance in the rain with the kids
13. learn to sew
14. publish something
15. learn the art of meditation

16. travel to all 50 states by the time we are 50

17. Host a fundraiser for an awesome cause

18. Meet Dave Ramsey and do our DEBT FREE scream on his radio show with the kids!!!!

19. Try a funnel cake

20. Try grits

21. Hot air balloon ride

22. Go zip lining

23. Do monthly RAOK

24. Start my own thrift store 🙂 it is a big dream

25. watch my kids grow big and enjoy there lives and successes

26. Take a writing class

27. Become published ( having the courage to publish this blog and share it)