Me

I love the lemon reference of the blog title because of its duality. I am all the good of a lemon, but I can be sour and I do break down a lot (just ask my husband). I also love the metaphor because it makes you think and thinking is my biggest blessing and my biggest curse. I remember one time my sister and I were out driving and I was talking to her about all these thoughts and ideas I had. Her reply was, “It must be hell living in your brain.” This part of the blog is a place for my thoughts, the hell or heaven- sour or sweet- that is my brain.

That Space in the Middle Called Work

I realized if I said NO to this public speaking opportunity just out of laziness, then who am I to dream about public speaking? That’s like wanting to marry Ryan Gosling and then saying no when he asks you out on a date.…

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One Thing I’ve Learned From Blogging

I see other blogs with hundreds of comments, and self-doubt starts to creep in. I get insecure that I am making a fool of myself or that I am wasting my time. I found my “blogging worth” getting caught up in how many Facebook likes, shares or blog comments I would receive on a post. I attached my significance to large numbers.…

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Unexpected Joy

When I finally made the decision to homeschool Elle, I geared up for a rough road ahead. I expected to have to defend and deflect ignorant comments. I expected to feel a burden — a constant weight on my shoulders. I expected to sacrifice my time and energy and down time. I expected that I might have to battle with Elle over work or expectations or public school. I expected that life would be harder simply because I was adding more to my plate.…

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My Word

It’s November! and I have been pondering over my word for 2014 for about the last month … usually during yoga class. I know January is still 2 months away, but it takes me that long to find the best word for me for the upcoming year.…

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Honeymoon Phase

I told you last week that I’d decided to homeschool my 6th grader this year. We officially started on Tuesday. As my husband drove off with the two other kids to take them to school on the first day, Elle and I looked at each other with a little panic. I asked, “Are we really doing this?”…

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9 Reasons I Am Homeschooling Elle

I am following a dream. My son outed me at a family dinner at my in-laws so I guess I am okay to out myself here on my blog. After much thought, prayer, and research, I have decided to homeschool Elle this year. She is my 6th grader.…

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Crew’s Baptism Photo Shoot

One of our big events this summer was Crew’s Baptism. A week before his Baptism, we did a photo shoot with Crew in his church clothes.   I wanted to have some pics for his invite and some for my office.  And I think it is important to document my kids at life’s crossroads. Plus I did a big 8 year old photo shoot with Elle and wanted to make sure Crew didn’t get jipped. My friend, Tiffany, with Adore Photography took the pictures for us.  She did a great job.  Here are some of our favorites: (Crew’s shoes were too tight so he wanted me to carry him around the field.) A few notes: I’ve gotten the question, “Why not a suit for his baptism?”  To know Cre…

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Signs of Summer

We are definitely in the thick of summer around these parts. Besides BBQs, beach towels, watermelon and popsicles, here are a few tell-tale signs it is summer at our house:…

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I Am Not Dead

When I was a little kid and teenager, my mom had the stupidest quote posted on our fridge. I remember the quote going like this: “I am not dead,” Sir Andrew cried, “wounded, but not slain. Let me lie here and bleed awhile and then I will rise up and fight again.”…

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Crossroads

I feel like I am literally standing at one of the crossroads of life and staring it in the face.  I need to make some hard choices and I am sick to my stomach about it. Maybe that is a bit dramatic, but that is how I feel. This week, I am choosing what I want my schedule to look like in the fall. Slow paced vs. fast paced.  Free and easy vs. packed and full.  Nights home vs. nights away. I am choosing right now between what is and what could be. One daughter has been asked to try out for a ballet company. Her current teacher praised her focus and natural ability and believes she has much potential to go on to the next level.  This would take Elle’s once a week casual dance class up to …

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