Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Oh Cozumel, I Miss You!

    Our cruise to Cozumel, Mexico was a few weeks ago and I miss being on that boat SOOOO much. LOL.  I don't think I have EVER had so much fun.  Celebrate Hillary was such a success that we have decided to make it an annual adventure!  I know I kinda dropped the ball on informing you guys of my getting fit process but since we are cruising again in 2016 I am even more motivated!  Through exercising, eating better and the AMAZING Suja juice products I dropped 15 pounds in 2 months!!  I still have about 15 more to go before I am at my ideal weight but more importantly I want to be more fit, trim and healthy.  More on that later but here are some pics from our wonderful trip.

Our excursion was snorkeling and a catamaran to a beautiful beach.  Snorkeling was a blast!
Our catamaran.

Inflatables in the water!!  The boys men had a blast playing on these the whole time we were on the beach!  The women watched and laughed as they made fools of themselves... Good Times!

The water when we stepped off the boat in Cozumel.  Crystal clear.

Our boat.  Carnival you rock!!

We have arrived!

Me (left) and Hillary (right) Besties for Life!!

    If you ever have the opportunity to go on a cruise... DO IT!  You won't regret it.  It's an experience that everyone should take advantage of at least once in their life.  I love Carnival but I've read good things about a lot of other cruise lines.  

    I'm sad it's over but so thankful for the friends I made and the memories I came home with.  Can't wait for next year!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

It's Summer!

Summer has officially begun for the Revell Family!  Last night we took the boat out for a short ride along the river.  It was nice being on the water again.  The kids really love it.  Taylor is more of an ocean junkie but she still loves a nice ride along the river.  Cameron wants to fish every time he sets foot on that boat and Bella just loves to go FAST! Haha.

I took a few pictures while we were out.  Taylor avoided the camera for some reason so I only have the back of her head.  Lol, teenagers!

One thing you will learn from me on this blog is that I have a mad love for clouds.  The way the sun hides behind them but the rays still show through makes me smile.  God does that in my life on a regular.  He sits back and lets me make my decisions but never lets me forget that he is there, whether there is a dark cloud over me or not, He Is There!

My babies are growing so fast.  Bella starts Kindergarten in August and Taylor will be a SENIOR in high school... Where has that time gone?  This summer is a very important one for me personally.  This is my last summer before my life changes drastically.  I will be alone come August.  For 5 years I have been a stay at home mom and Bella has been with me EVERY DAY.  I will miss having her here with me and I'm not quite sure whether or not I should go back to work or just continue to be here when they get home from school.  Most people say that I should go back to work but this is also one of my last years with Taylor at home.  Soon she will leave and be on her own and I want to be here for her as much as I always have been in her last years at home.  No decisions have been made either way so I am going to just enjoy this summer with my babies and see how next school year goes.

Hopefully this summer will be filled with boat rides, beach days, pool days and loads of CRAFT DAYS!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

We've Moved!!

It finally happened! We moved into another house, still renting, but now we have room to spread out and really make some things happen.  I'm not sure anyone really understood how unhappy I was in the other house.  I'm not sure I even understand why.  Have you ever felt like you were just not where you were supposed to be...?  That's how I felt.  I never felt at home there.  Almost like we were just visiting for 3 years!  The new house on the other hand, is wonderful!  I love it.  The house itself is not my dream home per say but there are so many other things that make it feel like home.  We are within walking distance from our church and Bella's school, there is a neighborhood park and pool and most importantly the kids have already made friends.  In the other neighborhood it always seemed like we were living in a kidless community.  This neighborhood is full of kids of all ages and a ton of them actually go to our church and are already friends of the kids.  I finally feel like we are where we are supposed to be and hopefully we will be here in this community for a long time!

I took some pics of the house but you have to excuse the mess!  We did just move in...

This is what you see when you first walk in the door.
Right now we are calling this the "front room" the purpose is still undetermined.  There are plans to sell the papasan chair and possibly the entertainment center.
Unfortunately this is not even half of our DVD collection.  We are thinking of building a shelving unit that can store and hide this chaos.
My sister and I call this the "non-corner wall".  I'm thinking of a great buffet or console table to act as party central!
This is our family room.  Obviously this is were we spend most of our time because it's the most completed.  I have been yard saleing and thrifting and found most of the items in this room.  More on that later. ;) BTW, that's Bella waving HI!

Ben's new/old thrifted chair!

Ugly Florida fireplace that will serve no purpose and should never have been allowed in such an obnoxiously hot climate.

 Ok, so that is the bottom floor except bedrooms, bathrooms and the kitchen.  I have saved the best part of the house for last...  Again, please ignore the MASIVE mess that I have created!

I HAVE MY OWN SEPARATE WORK SPACE!!!!  This is why we are renting this house.  That table is 4 feet by 8 feet!!

So, there is our new home.  I have a truckload of ideas for every room.  Hopefully being in this home will keep me motivated enough to take pictures and share with everyone all of my projects.  There are a couple that I have already completed just waiting to be shared.