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Friday, August 17, 2012

All in one vitamins from SmartyPants

This is a post written by me, sponsored by smartypants.

Do you take your daily vitamins?  I take so many supplements that it's hard to remember what's what! In this day and age, when we're all so on the run, vitamins are important.  Important, but gross!  If you remember taking chewable vitamins as a child, like i do, you prolly remember how yummy they were.  Of course, now they don't taste nearly as good as they did back then, but gummy vitamins are a yummy alternative!  These all in one vitamins from SmartyPants  are packed full of vitamin goodness.  They include vitamins as well as omega 3s.  These vitamins are not made with high fructose corn syrup, but with real cane sugar!  These are even safe for my CM, b/c there are no corn products at all!  These vitamins are sweetened with all natural ingredients!

I'll be buying these for my CM...they look just like the gummy vitamins i buy for her sisters!

For a review, check out this link to "SmartyPants vitamins reviews"

Have you tried these before?  leave me a msg, tell me what you think!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

day three...no one lost!

We decided on day three to head to the lake...which is actually a river.  the three big girls fished with MM, while the two littles played in the dirt/sand.  I got in my new boat and relaxed, putzing around on the lake. 

came back from the lake without dad.  dad stayed in the boat on the lake to fish...the girls and i went back to the cabin and changed for the pool.  we swam for about 3 and a half hours!  went to find dad to make lunch, but didn't see him on the lake...so we went back to the cabin without him and had lunch...

made him a lunch and took it with us to the lake to pick him up...found dad....complete with four fish!  so, rather than swim, we went back to the cabin to clean fish.  great learning experience for the girls...gutting and cleaning fish.  wish i'd gotten pics!

fish all done, time for swimming.  after about an hour, thunder started...out we go.  back to the cabin so mom could shower!  girls played outside before the rain came, but one it started raining, i brought them all in....so we could shower one by one!  refreshing...even if mm had to smear aloe gel all over my shoulders...stupid sunburn! (yes i used sunscreen...)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

morrow mountain day two...

after our crazy start, we decided to check in with the park staff and get our swimming passes since we got in so late.  they told us about the natural park history museum...very cool place!  decided to run to twon quickly for a fishing licensce and coffee....came back with an inflatable canoe...fun for momma!!!

before the run to town we explored the park a bit...drove up the mountain, took lots of pics, and made plans for other pics. :D

once we got back, we went swimming!  the girls enjoyed that...after swimming, we came back to the cabin for some dinner and relaxation!  MM started the grill, and i started the sides.  mm sent CM on an outing within eyesight of the cabin.  CM still got lost. :(  She wandered off and a kindly couple found her.  Thank you Lord, I taught the child how to react if she was ever lost.  Once she got back to me, she said she cried and was afraid, but prayed out loud that God would help her find her mommy and her daddy.  Then she asked a deer (who was close enough to touch) if she'd seen mommy or daddy...the deer didn't answer.  God sent His answer in the forfrm of a kind set of strangers, who picked her up and brought her back to me.  after i calmed her down, i cried myself....i'm tearing up just typing this out.

we enjoyed our dinner, and thanked God for HIS grace in seeing CM returned safely.  Then we reminded the girls that this is why its so important to do as we are instructed.  if CM had done what MM asked, she'd never have gotten lost...

we played a couple of board games and sent the girls to bed with movies....more tomorrow...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

did ya miss me?

I know i've been missing for a while now, but i had good reason....we went on a family vacation!!!  we decided to go to morrow mountain, north carolina.  it was GORGEOUS!  i took plenty of pictures (you knew that right?) and kept a bit of a journal chronicling our journey to and from...this is the first entry from that journal. :)

day 1
after 14 hours and one shopping trip of massive proportions, we arrived to find a locked gate and a closed park.  we went back to town to find cell service and a phone book...and called the park, which had a voice message directing us to call the sheriff.  The sheriff got in touch with the ONLY full time park ranger, who met us at the gate to let us in.  We had no idea there was a closing time...found out MUCH later in the week that we should have gotten an email with directions, a packing suggestion list, and a list of what is in the cabin...but we never got it.  We finally got to the cabin and with the girls' help, got everything out of the van...got the girl beds ready and put them to bed, then we put away groceries and such.  MM and i went to bed at midnight...after driving all that way!  since we left around 6 am, we were exhausted!

here are the pics of the cabin, which was lovely by the way...