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Whew I have been so so so busy lately and it is ridiculous and such a blessing all at once.  I sometimes forget that summers are not at all relaxing but so rewarding.  I have enjoyed spending time with my babies and seeing friends and family and just enjoying what really matters in life.

I have also been working tirelessly to revamp and rebrand my little slice of the internet right here.  I have really enjoyed doing product reviews and challenging myself to make new recipes to share with you all. Please know that this space will always continue to be my outlet, my online scrapbook of our lives and although there is occasionally sponsored posts and product reviews, I only apply to review items that I truly believe in and will not recommend items that I do not actually use.  What I really am getting at here is that although there are small changes, this blog will still serve its main purpose, which is to track the craziness of our lives here in Funkytown!

So let’s get to business.  I made a huge decision to apply to an online graduate program at my alma mater and so far things are looking good.  I am expecting my acceptance letter this week (keep those fingers crossed).  I am scared out of my mind and unsure how I will balance just one more thing on my plate, but I know that this is the best decision for my family and myself.  I am hoping that the online portion will allow me a bit more flexibility, however, I guess only time will tell!

Remember this post about not going to Mexico for fear of death…yeah well that is out the window!  After cancelling our original trip we found an even better deal in an area of Mexico that I am more comfortable with.  The time frame is better and everything seems to be lining up for this trip.  I feel much better about this and am excited.  My mom will be staying at our house with the pups and the kids of course and you will see a couple of my favorite Bloggers guest posting here.  It is a short 5 day trip but much needed for Jason and I.

Eyan and I have been going head to head lately.  He is challenging me every day and being quite the emotional, strong headed, picky little man.  I am learning patience even more then I thought I had.  I love the boy but when he tells me I am a “bad mommy” because I made him take a bath after the pool or says “I don’t like you”  it just about breaks my heart.  I am trying but more often then not, I feel like I am failing. Any thoughts or opinions on how to combat this and help my little man understand that I love him and am just guiding him to be the best man possible, would be greatly appreciated.

Emberlynn is a full walking, gibbering machine and these toddling days are challenging.  She is fast, really really fast and into everything.  She wants so bad to be a big girl and walk everywhere and eat everything and wrestle (no I am not kidding, she physically attacks her brother with a huge grin and giggles uncontrollably).  She is going to be such a handful as she continues to grow (ha), but I love her because of that.

Lastly, Jason and I moved into the current century and got Netflix.  Lets just say I am not sleeping anymore thanks to Orange is the New Black (finished in 2 nights) and Breaking Bad (love the science aspect)!  The fact that anything is actually getting done in my life is pretty freaking amazing.

Thanks for catching up!


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Thursday 26th of June 2014

Hope my comment went through:)

Alyssa Staveland

Wednesday 25th of June 2014

I don't really have any advice but I just wanted to let you know you are not alone. I am going through the same thing with Cam and its so frustrating. I hope things get better soon :)

Misty Battle

Wednesday 25th of June 2014

Great and positive post. I hope you enjoy your trip with your husband and stay safe. Good luck on the revamping over here. It can be a pain. I just did mine a few months back and I am still messing with things. A bloggers life.

Cyndi Buchanan

Wednesday 25th of June 2014

Good luck with graduate school! Enjoy all the Netflix you can now!

Kung Phoo

Wednesday 25th of June 2014

I heard orange is the new black is amazing.. I think i need to check it out..

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