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Monday, November 28, 2016

Getting ready for the holidays!

     Hello everyone, this week was a busy one!  It has been a good year and not posting as much to just enjoy life has been wonderful.  I love posting and blogging but taking the time to just be a Dad and husband is work so much.

      Friday we picked up Quinn and went to dinner.  We hadn't gone out to dinner in a while and she was excited.  She loves a good fish fry every once and a while.  We had fun, later that night we just relaxed and headed to bed.  Saturday we got up and Kayla had to work so Quinn and I just spend the morning hanging out.  It was cold raining so we just took some time to catch up on some of our shows and just have a relaxing day.  

   When Kayla go home we took out the tree and decorations and setup for the holiday!  Kayla and Quinn decorated as I watched, they did such a good job and Quinn loves to just help out and decorate.  She had so much fun and setting up the tree is something she enjoys so much!  That night we had some friends over for dinner and then took some time after to play some games and enjoy the time.

     Sunday we got up and had to get ready Quinn had a play date with one of her friends!  We headed over to our friends house and let Quinn play as we all had lunch.  Play dates are so important for kids and parents!  It gives them time to just let loose and not having any siblings yet I know it can be hard.  Kids need to laugh and just be around other kids!  We spend a few hours over there as the girls played and just hung out.

   We got home in time to get a few things picked up and the house in order to have a snack then head out.  Sometimes I can't help but feel the weekends are just so short.  How big Quinn is getting, I just can't believe it sometimes.

    The weekend was great and with the holidays coming up we are just so excited to have fun this month and enjoy our time!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Let your kids help you decorate they will love it!

We do hope you enjoy the pics!

Always Remember,
You are Never Alone...


Getting started!

Looking Good!

Even "The Rock" was there!

Nice job Quinn and Kayla!
Can you see the hidden kitty?

We had tacos for dinner, just in case you can't tell...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday's Tip: Rake, Jump, Repeat!

     I didn't have a weekend update per we were just so busy but also because we slowed down with blogging and enjoy more time with life and not always having to post!  Live first, post second my fellow parents!   So this past weekend we picked up Quinn and had a pretty chill night.  We had some dinner and just relaxed.

     The next day however we had some work to do!  We went outside and raked the front yard.  We also wanted to take some nice pictures of the leaves and us having fun in them.    As we started raking up Quinn said we don't have any trees in our yard!  They are next door.  I tell her yea?  She goes but all the leaves fall on our yard, thatch not fair!  I laugh and say well life's not fair as we kept raking.  Also it is a known fact leaves like to fall on other property!  Tree's just think they are sooooo funny!

     I was so proud per Quinn was doing a great job and raking leaves isn't always fun.  We made a nice big pile and then took a few pictures.  After we let Quinn jump in them and throw them around.  Pretty much destroying the pile and all the work we did.  We chased each other around as Kayla watched a bit.  Then threw some leaves and then headed in side before it got to cold.

     We had a great day and though we have to rake again, it still is just one of the moments you have to do with your kids.  Making a pile of leaves and then jumping in them!  I can remember doing this with my parents growing up so now being the parent was something I got to enjoy from this view.

     So if you have some leaves, rake them up, then jump in them!  Share this moment with your kids and just have fun!  They will have this memory for a long time and share it with their kids one day.  So share this day and moment with them!  Leaves can be re-raked!  Your kids will just absolutely love it!  

     So with out having a list of tips do this, Rake, Jump, Repeat!   Have fun this fall and do fun easy and cheap things like this!

I do have pictures just waiting to move them to my computer!  They will come soon!

Always Remember,
You are Never Alone...


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tuesday's Tip: Furnace Check.

     Hello all!
With Winter getting closer we have some great tips for you!  Depending on where you live and if you have a furnace.  If you do then making sure it is ready for the winter is extremely important! Your furnace is going to heat your house, keep you warm and keep the water in your home from freezing and causing really big issues.  Checking your furnace is a number one priority you don't want winter to come and the furnace to come on.  Here are a few steps to get you ready. 

     1)  Make sure when you turned it off last spring it was shut off correctly.

     2)  Inspect your furnace before you turn it on.  Make sure there is nothing leaning next to it and that it looks in good shape. 

     3)  Take off the face plate and see how everything looks, are the wires ok, ect.

     4)  Make sure your thermostat is ok, new batteries the timer setting is ready. 

     5)  Turn it on early to make sure it fires up!  Let the heat fill the house.

     6)  Check the vents and make sure all the rooms that need heat are getting it.

     7)  After a bit turn off the furnace and clean out any particles that came up.  It gets dusty over the summer.

     8)  Check your furnace filter, and change it if it's dirty.

     9)  Set your thermostat.  Make sure with every day it has higher temperatures and lower ones.  Your furnace doesn't have to be on every second of the day, have low cooler points.

     10)  Have someone come look at it, if you feel somethings wrong or if its not working.  Get this done asap!  You can't wait for the very cold months, everyone will be calling the companies so get it checked now!

     I hope the following tips did help, of course be safe per most are natural gas used so they can be dangerous if you are not careful.  Always seek professional help if you have a feeling something isn't right.  Take care of your furnace and make sure your humidifier is on too, you need to get water into the house during the winter.  Follow these tips and you will be in great shape come winter!

    I hope everyone is having a great fall!

Always remember,
You are Never Alone,