Monday, May 2, 2011

30 day challenge: Day 1: Relationships

My bathroom is so clean!
So sterilized!
Practically sparkling!!

Unfortunately, this is because I had a very sick little 7 year old on my hands yesterday, and the bathroom got cleaned several times yesterday, between each of her frantic runs in there.

It's so hard to see a kiddo sick. Kaylee is the kind of kid that has limitless energy and is always on the go, so you know something is wrong when she chooses to go lay down and has been sleeping for most of the last 15 hours. If you don't hear from me today, it's because I'm busy playing nurse Megan. 

In the meantime...

I've seen only a precious few bloggers in on this 30 day challenge, so I'm guessing that means it must be relatively new, otherwise there would be a lot more of us that have jumped on the bandwagon. I'm starting today, and will be writing on this for the next 30 days. Feel free to join in too!
(I don't know who started this, so I don't know where proper credit goes.)

My current relationships

As I recently told you, my husband and I just celebrated our first anniversary. Not only is this my current relationship, this is also my forever relationship.

I'm part of a mother-daughter relationship. I'm both of those things!

And a brother-sister relationship.
Except that I have NO current pictures with my brother, which is sad.

I also have lots of friendships that I treasure as well.

I know this sounds corny, but relationships truly are the most important things in life.

When something is missing in your life, it usually turns out to be someone.  
-Robert Brault

A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.
-Leo F. Buscaglia



  1. Aww poor Kaylee! We had a tummy bug pass around the house at the begining of the school year, all of us but Chris got it. NOT FUN AT ALL! I hope she feels better fast!

    I might just join ya on this 30 day challenge! :)

  2. I like this 30 day challenge! I might have to hop on the band wagon. Also, I love those quotes that you posted, and the pictures you posted of you are beautiful :)

    Happy Monday!

  3. It's not cheesy; relationships ARE the most important things!

    I might have to steal your 30-day idea. I'll do a different list of subjects, so we'll have a variety :)

  4. I love this post! Relationships mean so much to me and I loved reading this.

  5. Just stopping by from the Happy Monday Blog Hop. The 30 day challenge is a great idea! Congrats on your first anniversary, and I hope your daughter is feeling better, it's so stressful when they're sick!

  6. What a neat idea! I might steal it. ;-)
    Hope Kaylee feels better. :( Sick kiddos are nooooooooo fun.

  7. Poor thing! I hope she feels better!
    I love this idea! I may have to try it also.
    Good perspective on relationships!

  8. I totally agree that relationships are one of the most important things in life. Love those quotes too!
    And a big BOO for sick kiddos! Hang in there momma! I hope she feels better soon.

  9. Poor Kaylee! I hope she's back to her old self soon!

  10. Ohhh poor Kaylee. I hope she will feel better soon, sweetie...Btw: totally with you on the relationship subject. They are so important. Love those photos, sunshine. Kisses and hugs

  11. what a great challenge! excited to read all your responses.

    i'm so sorry for your little girl. hope she feels better soon.

  12. happy 1 year anniversary... loved all the pictures!

  13. Its so wonderful to have a lot of friends and family in our lives.

  14. CUte post, I love this challenge idea, I just know it would be impossible for me to keep up with. I'm excited to read your answers. Sorry your baby is sick, I hope she feels better soon!

  15. i'm doing a 30 day challenge as well but mine is a bit different. im going to do yours after i finish mine. thanks for the idea =)

  16. Sure it might be corny, but I think it's true as well! I like your photo way of addressing day 1. Can't wait to see the rest!

  17. I love this challenge!!! I might save this and start this one when I finish what I am currently doing.
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  18. spending some time while Landon is napping at our staff training to catch up on your blog! So many new posts!
    I agree that relationships are most important!
    Sorry that Kaylee is sick! Hope she's feeling better very soon.
    Good for you signing up for races as a family!
    Did you download a program for the sticky notes on your computer?

  19. I hope she feels better soon! :)

  20. this is such a good idea!!!! I might have to do this too if you dont mind! :) lovin the blog sista!

  21. Awwww, I hope that she feels better!!

  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I love this post! Relationships are so important and I think it is really easy to forget to nurture ones outside of the romantic ones.

  23. I hope Kaylee feels better soon... It really is terrible to see kids that aren't feeling well.

    I think I'm going to have to join your 30 day challenge too...


  24. Aw, I hope she feels better. There's a bug that I fear is going around my school...

  25. your only the 2nd blogger i know doing the 30 day challenge!! i think it's great and look forward to reading along your journey. :)

  26. soooo pretty! You were a gorgeous bride!!

  27. Aww, so beautiful. YOu really were gorgeous (still are, lol).

  28. I'm with you!!! relationships are so important, I tend to hold on tight to mine, family and friends! I love all of your pictures!!

  29. Hope Kaylee gets better real soon...It is no fun when those kiddos get sick.
    PS. You are one gorgeous mama :)

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