About Me

Hello everyone, and welcome to Blue Skies Ahead!!

So...this is me :) 

 I mean, this is me on a great hair day, when my professional photographer bestie did my makeup and took my pic :)  This is NOT me on a normal day.  But hey...we all need a at least ONE good picture of ourselves, right?! ;)


A few years ago something really amazing happened to me.

I became a mother!  My dreams came true!  All I had ever wanted was to have children and raise a family.  Finally, I had it all!

Except...

This whole mothering thing was a lot harder than I thought it would be!  Some days with my little family were long, monotonous and draining.  I would go to bed at night feeling like I had accomplished nothing...and wondering what in the world I was going to do the next day to make it feel any different.   I knew I had to be missing SOMETHING...this was not how I had pictured my dream job ;)

Finally, I realized what was missing...I had forgotten to make time in my crazy life for ENJOYING my children.  While I was trying to do it all...I was letting those little moments pass me by, just surviving the days.  SO, I decided to put my creative talents and energy to use, try my hardest to make the little moments matter and look for the good in every day!

Once I had the desire, I found blogs to be the BEST resource for great ideas!  And then I realized...I had some ok ideas too :)  And if I was using and loving all these other great ideas...maybe, just maybe...someone could benefit from my ideas too :)

And so Blue Skies Ahead was born, a place where I could share some ways I am TRYING to find joy in our journey.  Whether its making holidays a little more special, doing educational activities with my littles that go along with our weekly themes, trying to make healthy food more FUN, trying out a new craft or getting the kids excited about Family Home Evening...it all comes down to making the most of this precious season in my life.
 
And really...how can you not see Blue Skies Ahead when you get to spend your days with this bunch?!



This guy has been there with me every step of the way.  We just celebrated 10 years of marriage...I am one lucky girl.  


And even better...this bunch is growing!


We are like every family, lots of great moments...and lots of NOT so great moments.  I am a control freak, and oddly enough...my little crazies don't always want to be controlled! ;)  My house is almost always messier than I would like it to be, and I usually feel like I'm one step behind.   But at the end of the day the ONE thing I want my kids to learn from me is that there are ALWAYS Blue Skies Ahead and that we CAN make the little moments matter.

I am so glad you are here, and I hope you like what you see!  Please let me know if you ever have any questions or comments and thanks for checking out Blue Skies Ahead!!