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Word Of The Day: Tribulation 09-15-21

Synonyms: misfortune, grief, misery, woe, distress, worry, blow, etc.

Life…

As we know it…

Is over.

Lava cascades down,

Fires blaze,

Panic is here.

Piercing with a knife.

Bodies in a fit.

Can you feel lower?

Chaos all around,

Where is the exit,

Of this life maze?

Relief…near?

Help me please,

In search of ease.

This poem could be anything…it could be some big event or even the smallest. For me I thought of my two year old when she behaves like the world is ending. Being two is so hard…

I’m currently on vacation. So I’ve been really bad about posting. I’ve just been enjoying time with family. Currently, for me, life is peaceful. Some stress here and there, but pretty much easy.

One more week of this and I’m good. I’m good! ☺️

Enjoy your Friday! 🌷

Finally Home.

Our vacation was only four days long…but we did so much in those four days. Making me realize that the hubby and I are very boring people. We are home bodies.

We are exhausted. These last few days wore us out!

So because of all of this…this is my post. I will be just venting my exhaustion.

Also I realize all my posts lately have been poems. But poems are easy and not time consuming. I usually write it the night before, or if I wake up early in bed.

So pardon the repetitiveness. This is not becoming a poetry blog. It is still an everything blog.

Have a wonderful Friday! 🌷Fall is almost here! 🍁

Some photos from our trip.

We rented a house. Very comfy. We actually ended up bringing the mattress from the other room, placing it on the floor, and using it for baby.
I love tunnels. Baby does too! She puts her hands up like it was a rollercoaster.
I love it when the sun comes through the clouds! God is saying hello!
I stayed over here. 350ft drop…Heights…Nope! 😳
Water. As baby says…waaer
Big Waaer! Baby again ran straight for it; thankfully daddy caught her in time!
The dead trees mixed with the alive trees was trippy on the eyes. It was actually giving me a headache when I stared at it too long.
Beautiful mountains!

But still…I’m happy to be home.

Life As A Mama #43

When visiting grandma we went on a new adventure…

The Beach!!
Chase the cousins!!
The wind, the sand, the…
The ocean!
It should be a peaceful relaxed day for mama 😎
What? Wait!?! NO!!!!
Runaway baby, straight to the water…!
I compromised. Went waist deep but must stay with mama.
Long exciting day! She napped the whole way home 🥰

So normally when little kids see the ocean for the first time you think… they will be timid, afraid, run away from the waves…

Yeah, no. Once she saw the water that is all she wanted to do. I spent the entire time holding her arms, otherwise she would have booked it out farther. 😳

We were at the beach for almost 4 hours and probably 3 of it was spent in the water. We played in the sand for a smidge. But two things ruined that idea. One: she was over it when I showed her the sand crabs. “She doesn’t like bugs.” Second: the water would destroy her castles, so it seemed like she gave up. 🤣

But overall it was a fun day. But I should say since we went out to waist deep, I spent the day lifting her up when a wave would seem to high. So I assumed the slight squat position while arm curling for those 3 hours. I was so sore the next day…

Last Day.

Today is the last day I can spend with my family on our visit. So I am going to enjoy it to the fullest.

Some pictures from our trip…💕

Lots of fresh yummy fruit from grandma’s yard! I ate 12…? the first afternoon I got to my mom’s house…🤣
Elizabeth got to hold a chicken! Haha I don’t know if she liked it or not…
Beach Day!! Eli loved the ocean!!
She kept wanting to go farther and farther!
Day at the zoo!! So many animals!!

Just a few photos of our many great adventures! So enjoy your Friday! Because that is exactly what I will be doing! 😎

Cycle of Travels

Travel…

Sights, nature, things.

Love…

Hugs, gatherings, smiles.

Adventure…

Experience, thrive, strive.

Joys…

Laughter, children, food.

Leaving…

Goodbyes, sighs, waves.

Home…

Comfort, happiness, bliss.

Traveling is always fun, but for me it is a great refresher. Home is where I love.

Elizabeth and I will be traveling again soon! So excited to see my mama and siblings. ❤️ it’s been almost one and a half years since I saw my siblings, in person…

So excited!!

So I guess, my poem kind is at war with itself…I love being home, but the thought of seeing my family again makes me willing to travel from home!

If you are with a family member today, give them a hug. Because some people in the world are unable to see their own family members often. ❤️

Digital Art
By emily2jane
06-03-2021

Our Journey

This vacation was to visit the newest baby addition to my sister in-law’s family. All the way to Kentucky.

Our trip was a total of 5 days…

Day 1 Drive eight hours.Hotel. Day 2 direct flight to Cincinnati, drive 10min to Kentucky. Day 3 Kentucky. Day 4 Kentucky. Day 5 Fly plus drive the eight hours. 😩

Day 5 was the worst.

But enough of the depressing things I’ll post some pictures. 🥰

Driving out of our home state. Such a beautiful blue sky.
Next state. I feel like their sky is huge!!
An actual conversation that happened in the car.

It’s funny how my mind and my hubby’s mind work differently. Haha 😂 Elizabeth wanted up. This was going to be a fun day, if we were only into the drive by 3 hours.

Finally!

We went exploring because we got there a bit before we could check in. Next step swimming in the pool to get the wiggles out!!

Scratch that. The pool at our hotel is closed. So we went to the park and let Elizabeth get her wiggles out. The hotel was really crappy. In all our experiences, it was the second worst ever. The first being a weed smelling infested hotel that made me puke. So this one was just a smidge better because it did not smell but it was pretty bad.

Elizabeth was over the car. But at least we are on our way to the airport.

I don’t know if you remember Elizabeth with her backpack…but man, was that a life saver! If you have a two year old, get one. It was amazing.

Elizabeth was doing digital Art. I thought this one was pretty.
Digital Art by Elizabeth
6-2-21
I know airline’s say they wipe everything down due to Covid, but I always wipe everything, I think she might touch, down. Luckily I did because my wipe came back a light brown.

I would suggest wiping down things that claim to be clean. It never is. I’ve been doing this even before Covid. Just because my child has always been curious. She touches everything.

The clouds look like whipped cream. I’m hungry.

Finally to Kentucky. It is beautiful. It’s green! But wow it is humid!! It was 50 something degrees and I was drenched. Compared to home it felt like the air was giving me a sweaty hug. 🥵

Elizabeth and Papa. What a wonderful view they have out their windows.

Next, an outing in Kentucky.

Noah’s Ark.
The tail end.

It was truly amazing!! Except at this area they had fake thunder noises and Elizabeth got scared. She got some extra mama snuggles.

Again Elizabeth touching everything. She liked all the wood. I wiped her hands when we got back to the first floor.

This last picture we had gone up to the third floor of the ark and was slowly making our way down. It was huge!!

The center of the ark. Just think people today had tools and machines. Noah had his hands and the tools he made.

Walking threw the ark made me realize something. Noah was the creator of the term rustic. Whoever claims otherwise is a liar. He started it all. Haha 😆

Elizabeth was Done! at around 2:00. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law do not understand because they have a 1 month year old. Their child is fine as long as she gets to eat and sleep. Not so true for a 2 year old. And I must say! Elizabeth walked almost the entirety of the day…except the first floor of the ark. (It was too crowded and the thunder). My fitbit said I did almost 10,000 steps by this point! But she did amazing. Also we got there around 9:30. So it had been 4.5hrs. But the grandparents and the new parents did not understand.

So around 3:00…the hubby and I were Done! We got the keys to the car and took back our screaming child. The instant we got in the car, she snuggled into me and slept. It was nap time. She probably napped for a good hour and a half. I probably got 30min.

Nap time plus waiting was a total of 3 hours before everyone else showed up…😕 it would have been nice to go back to the hotel before dinner.

Bedtime was interesting… Kentucky is 2 hours ahead of us. So when it was 10pm there, it really felt like 8pm. I feel bad for our neighbors because Elizabeth was finally falling asleep around 11:30 every night.

A park near their house.

So sweet 🥰
She got daddy’s hat…❤️
My extended family.

The day at the park was day four. It was warmer, but with a warmer temp meant sweating from the humidity. If it wasn’t humid and the life pace was a bit slower this would be a wonderful place to live.

Day 5

On the plane and the beautiful sunrise.

We had to wake up at 3:50am. 😒 It was good because we still had the eight hour drive after the flight. But it felt like our 1:50am. I was still on our home town time….😵

Home ❤️

Finally back home. There is no place like home!!

Rest day…

No writing today. It’s our once a month shopping day!!! So it’s a full day of getting necessities from various stores. It’s way cheaper than buying it at our local supermarket. So we drive 45miles to our big city…

So sadly, all this means is I won’t be posting the next chapter of my story until tomorrow. I’ll edit it tonight and have it scheduled to post tomorrow morning!

Have a wonderful Saturday. May yours be filled with family time; just as mine will be today!❤️

Photo taken: Driving towards the big city…