A Treat-Filled Sound Bites of the Week


Welcome to the Sound Bites of the week. Basically, it’s my way of documenting all the funny shit I hear on a daily basis. It could be from my kids, husband, friend, or even the random person at the grocery store.

Now that we have the introductions out of the way, let’s chat for a bit.

So, starting the week with Halloween was a bit crazy. We hit the pumpkin patch on Sunday so we could have some Jack-o-Lanterns for the front porch. Nothing like the last minute.

Sound Bites of the Week Pumpkin Patch


On, Monday, I headed to school for the big costume parade and then volunteered for the class party where I read I Need My Monster a billion times {ok  that might be an exaggeration}.

This year the whole family dressed up, and it was fun, especially since it was 60 degrees outside. For those of you unfamiliar with Iowa weather, usually Trick-or-Treating involves mittens, boots and a big coat over the cute costume.  The boys met up the neighbor kids and hit the hood for some treats. Seriously, we now have so much candy, I think “Santa” might be using some of for stocking stuffers. Except for the 100 Grand bars – those are MINE!
Do you have a favorite Halloween candy?




The amazing weather lasted all week and today we were able hit the trails for a family hike. I even let the boys eat lunch on a cliff. Although, I was yelling at them the whole time to be careful. The helicopter mom in me will never die.



All in all, it’s been a great week, and this weather made it even better. There were a few Sound Bites that also added to the awesomeness of the week, and here they are!

“Mom, have you heard of Lincoln Washington? He’s a president.”

“Every day I’m shuffling, leaves, leaves.”


Well, I’m off to watch Texas Chainsaw Massacre in an empty barn, so I’ll probably never sleep again.

Have a great week!

A {Life Happens} Sound Bytes

I almost made it.


My goal to blog everyday for NaBloPoMo was blown yesterday. While I’m kind of bummed, I’m realistic. There was no way in hell I was going to stay up till midnight after a full day and evening of work just to make sure I completed a blog post.


The whole situation was a teachable moment.


If I would have thought about it, I could have planned a Throw Back Thursday post, but my brain wasn’t functioning. However, sometimes it’s ok to miss a day; to embrace the moment. I was crazy busy on Thursday. Work, time with friends and family took priority, and that’s good, because that’s life. Without these crazy life moments I’d have nothing to write about.


So there you have it – I’m sorry, not sorry.


Shit happens, and that’s ok. It’s also ok to make time for things that are important to me – like writing in this space. Intentional planning can make life and blogging run smoother, and I can still experience life. It’s a win, win.


One of my favorite life experiences is the Sound Bytes of the Week.


3. “It’s colder than an ox on an iceberg.”

According to Big E, that’s cold


2. “Totes, Slack me”

I’m talking like the hipsters now. It’s totes awesome.




1. “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

Yep, winter has finally arrived.


Snow Angel


Now I’m off to tuck the kids into bed and settle in with a piece of leftover pie.

Have a great weekend and remember life happens.

A {ZZZZZZ….} Sound Bytes of the Week

You know it’s been a long week when you are reading bedtime stories to your children and suddenly you feel someone poking you in the forehead yelling, “mommy, mommy, MOMMY!”


Yeah, it’s been one of those weeks. Between fighting the learning curve at my new job, torturing myself by writing everyday for NaBloPoMo and coordinating the last 24 hours of our This is My Brave fundraising campaign I’m, put-a-fork-in-me done.


I’m literally falling asleep while writing this post.


However, before I fall asleep with the computer in my lap, let me share the Sound Bytes of the week.


3. “Every piece of artwork starts with a scribble.”

Such wise words from my Big E.


2. “Mom. I want to start a website.”

Can you tell my boy was raised in the technology era.



That’s the sound of me dozing off at the computer.





Ok, peeps I’m outta here and headed to bed.


The weekend looks snow and bitter temperatures, which means I’ll be cuddled up under a blanket