Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Decade Recap

Holy cow! 2020 is literally hours away.

10 years. A full decade. How often do you sit and think about the past 10 years? Sure, maybe at the new year time you think about the past year, sure. But decade?

Breaky and I were discussing the past ten years last night while snuggled up on the couch watching the Pistons game and playing some Underlords.

"What were our big highlights this past decade?"

Well, I wouldn't be me if I didn't make a list and post it in my blog.


Here are my top 10 moments of the past ten years in kinda chronological order:


In the spring of 2012, I met BreakyCPK. I obviously did not know that 7 years later we'd be married with a kid, a dog and a brand new house. But here we are. Just as in love as we were when we first met. 























Wednesday, December 18, 2019

My Squeaky Little Sleigh Ride



Fun little story for a chilly little Wednesday.


So Breaky and I often will drive each other's cars. For the most part, simply because we do not want to have to switch the car seat from one car to the other. The car-seat about 95% of the time stays in Breaky's truck, because he's usually the one home with the little one. So when Breaky took my car to his indoor basketball game, I didn't even think twice. It is good to have an option to transport our child in case the worst happens.

Breaky has been gone for about 2 weeks total. Almost the entire month of December. I miss him horribly.

I've been driving my car to and from work. Keep in mind, it's been cold out, then warmer, then snow, then warm, then snow... etc... (yay Michigan winters!)

I kept hearing this squeaking noise. I'd turn down my radio and I couldn't hear it anymore. Or I would hear it for a second, then nothing. Could not for the life of me figure out what it was.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Thankfulness


This year, starting on November 1st, I made an Instagram/Facebook Story about something or someone I was thankful for. I called them my Thankfulness Posts. It really did help me center myself and realize how much we take for granted, be it that friend who is just always around, to having a house that has a roof and running water.

I saved my posts, and here they are below.





Words cannot express how grateful I am that Breaky came in to my life. My experience in this crazy ride called existence would be glaringly different had we not met. From introducing me to a bunch of great new people whom I now call friends, to letting me be a part of his family, and to showing me the love and support I had been wishing for all of my life; thank you Breaky! 





I am so grateful and still in disbelief that this child is the product of two crazy kids so in love and that she calls me "Mama". So thankful that she made me a Mom. 

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

CPKreepy 2019

It's that time of year again!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Our absolute favorite holiday (Christmas is up there, not gunna lie, but collectively as our little family, Halloween takes the cake)

We had our big Halloween Extravaganza this past weekend. For me, this marks 15 years of some sort of Halloween party. For us as a couple, this is #7. I have done everything from small, 3 person parties, big extravagant 20+ people stuffed in to a college apartment, to a mix of couples, families and kids.

This year, as Breaky had a unicorn costume already from a WePlay Valentine's Day Madness event in Ukraine. So I bought unicorn costumes for the rest of the family,  including DogCPK  

This year also marked the first Halloween in our new house. We had so much more room for festivities, kid-friendly activities, and space for adults to imbibe and play games.

Photo credit: Dylan Jeffery & (me)




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