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There was a time in my life when I absolutely loved winter. I loved the clothes, the cold, and yes, even the inclement weather. I loved bundling up in scarves, coats, and hats and walking around in a winter wonderland.



I’m 1000000000% done with winter. I’m so over it. I hate it. Loathe it. Want it to die a fiery death.


Oh, gee, I don’t know. (That’s total and complete sarcasm, OF COURSE I KNOW.)

Flu season.

Being cooped up inside.

Having to get EVERY FREAKING PERSON in the house bundled in coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. Then doing it about 10 more times because someone had to potty and had to get undressed. Or someone decided that the shirt they were wearing was “too scratchy” and they needed another one. And then while one was using the bathroom, another one decided to undress to his diaper and run around the house, scattering his clothes in his wake. And then Mommy had to take off HER winter gear because she was sweating her balls off chasing everyone around this freaking house.

Flu season. (Yep, I repeated it. Why? Because we’ve had TWO rounds of the flu. TWO.)

Being too overwhelmed with the thought of bundling everyone up to leave the house just for a small semblance of human interaction with another adult.

So, yeah. Winter can suck it. Its terrible and it needs to go away.


I’m ready for warmer temps (and NOT coming from me, my children, or my husband). I want to be able to go outside with my kids in flip flops and sit in the sunshine. I want to only have to get everyone dressed ONCE. This means no jackets, no hats, no gloves. And when the temperatures are a steady 65-75 degrees outside and winter is FINALLY over, I am going to rejoice with the songs of angels.



Because this ish is getting OLD.

Spring in Oklahoma

Today marks the first official day of spring. We should all be happy, right? After all, this could very well mean the end of the cold weather and snow that has been plaguing most of America the past few months.

But not all of us are too jazzed about spring. Sure, we’re happy about the warmer weather and the fact we’ll actually be able to go outside without bundling up like Randy from A Christmas Story. So why are people (namely Oklahomans) not too excited for spring? How do I put this…?

Well, this is spring for most of America:


This is spring in Oklahoma:


After last year’s deadly outbreak of tornadoes in late May, there’s a lot of trepidation on the part of us Okies. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve complained to about the cold and said, “Man, I’m ready for spring!” that responded with a sad smile and said, “I could go without spring. I’m not ready for that again.”

Around here, there’s no need to ask what “that” means. We know. The aftermath of that can still be seen throughout much of Moore and Shawnee: empty lots, trees with no branches, and–saddest of all–makeshift memorials honoring those who lost their lives that day.  True, its been a hard road. But, thankfully, changes are being made. More schools have been discussing (and actually building) safe rooms for their students, faculty, and staff. And just this week, the Moore City Council put new building codes in effect to make homes more tornado-resistant.

But, I think what has helped this city more than anything is our resilience. Yes, what happened was absolutely tragic. People lost their homes, their loved ones, and their sense of security. We also gained a lot too: strength, hope in our neighbors, and the knowledge that not all people are only out to get, they’re also out to give.

That’s part of the message behind a new documentary titled: Where Was God?  According to the film’s website, Director Travis Palmer “follows several families and individuals who recount the timeline of destruction and share their experiences of the devastating and miraculous events that changed their lives forever.”

It premieres May 16th at the Moore Warren Theater. If you want it screened in your area, click this link and request a viewing!

Wacky Weather Wednesday

Remember two months ago when a giant gerbil told us all that there would be an early spring?

Yeah, that little liar was wrong.

lying groundhog

Why the anger you ask? Oh, probably because it was 80 degrees yesterday and today, it looks like this outside:

Tree in El Reno, OK.

Tree in El Reno, OK.

I am SO sick of this. Yesterday we were also under a tornado watch/warning!

Probably both.

Probably both.

I’m ready for warm weather: capris, short sleeves, sitting outside with a glass of iced tea. Some out-of-staters may not understand Oklahoma and think us Okies are just exaggerating when we talk about how crazy our weather is. I think this speaks for itself:

Do you see the difference a day makes?!

Do you see the difference a day makes?!

I swear. I guess its time to just suck it up and deal with it…Winter is here to stay.

And will probably stay here until June.

And will probably stay here until June.



Try It Tuesday

I’m wishing I would’ve done this Try It on Saturday. It was absolutely beautiful; almost 80 degrees and clear skies! I could’ve made today’s drink, sat by the pool and just soaked up the sun!

Sadly, it 49 outside today and by no means spring-like.

But, the show must go on!

Here’s the original pin:

Bring on the good times!

Bring on the good times!


All it is is 2 cups frozen strawberries and 1 cup water, mixed with a Crystal Light sugar-free strawberry lemonade drink mix! However, when I went to the store, I couldn’t find Crystal Light strawberry lemonade, so here’s what I used:

Just two ingredients!

Just two ingredients!


I mixed everything together and BAM! Yummy summertime in a glass:



This is quite possibly my favorite Try It that I’ve done! It was SO good AND healthy!