Moments of the Week





“Ummmm, Really??!  It goes right there?” Moment

QUICK!  What do you notice 1st about this photo?

A)  My toddler son attempting to ride Palmer.

B) A giant bike in our living room.


So if you answered (A), then you must know little boys want to ride anything that moves.  Come to think of it…that never stops.  Oh!!  And that was NOT meant to be a dirty joke.  I was thinking about horses.  And motorcycles.  And ugh…stationary bikes.

If you answered (B), then you must have been APPALED that we have a stationary bike in our living room.  And ladies…I applaud that reaction!  LOL!!

My husband ordered this bike as the man needs to rehab his knee (old men have bad knees ladies!)  But then when the thing arrived, he sets it up {wait for it….wait for it….} in our living room!! 

I must really love this man as I have not yet said a thing.  #bitethattongue  😉

Best Gift Ever Moment

favorite cup



See this mug and saucer?

Well, it’s kinda special.

paint hands


For Mother’s Day, my two men decided to go paint me a gift :)

hat painting

My little artist focused mostly on the saucer…



But they worked together to paint something for me that they know I would use every day —> a coffee cup :)

fav cup


Best gift ever.

Almost makes me forget about the bike in our living room.

#kiddingnotkidding 😉

Reflection Moment

This past Mother’s Day Weekend was different.  I found that I wanted to unplug completely from social media.  Many of you know that my own mom died when I was 15 and even to this day I reference her in different ways. I think these last several days have been more difficult on me than I fully realize (and as I typed that sentence these words became more true to me).

We ALL have our stories.  We ALL have great losses in our lives.  Even if people look at YOU as the most positive person in the room, you have AT LEAST ONE story that could make most of us cry.  In fact, as a school psychologist for so many years I can say with great authority that it was often the most popular + seemingly happiest child in the classroom who had the saddest stories.

They just found a better way to hide it.

But we all can’t hide forever.  Which is why I am so incredibly grateful to you.  This little corner of the blogosphere has provided me with a way to connect with likeminded women.  I can’t tell you what a gift that is…

I don’t take it for granted. <3

I wish you all an incredible weekend!!

xo – Marion


  1. Wow, what an amazing gift from your hubby and son! I have to admit too that your husband has some talent..looks great!

    May 15, 2015 | Reply
  2. Michelle

    Such a sweet Mother’s Day gift! And my dad died when I was 21, I know what you mean, you can pretend like everything is okay for only so long, then you need to let your story out to grieve a little more. Thank you for sharing about your mother.

    May 18, 2015 | Reply
  3. That is definitely the perfect gift!

    May 18, 2015 | Reply
  4. lisa

    What a sweet gift idea. :-)

    May 18, 2015 | Reply
  5. Lauren

    You are a saint by letting him leave the bike in the living room! Haha!!!

    May 19, 2015 | Reply

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