Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!

This is a monumental weekend. Big things are happening.

First of all, today I’m hanging out at This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff, talking about my very favorite hotel — the only one at which we can enjoyably stay with our three younguns. Go check it out and find out where you need to be staying!

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I also put a post up at BizChickBlogs this month about why we often have a hard time saying “no.” Take a gander and see if you can relate.

In other big news, I’m leaving. On a jet plane. I DO, however, know when I’ll be back again. But the best part is that I’m going to be on that plane BY MYSELF, as in no kids {at least none that belong to me} and no husband {I’ll miss you honey!}.

I’m headed up to the great rural state of Iowa for a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend the holiday weekend with ALL of the women on Christian’s mom’s side of the family. There will be 16 of us in all taking over his aunt’s farmhouse. I couldn’t be more thrilled to not only get away for a few days, because I SO need this, but to spend those days with some amazing women. Some of them I’ll be meeting for the first time, although we already feel like we know each other, thanks to the magic of Facebook.

But not to worry while I’m gone! I’ll be leaving you in very capable hands, and I’ll be back before you know it.

And please pray for my husband. Four days being the kids’ only caregiver with no relief may just drive him over the edge. Even I’ve never done that before.


Today’s Juice in the City deal for Austin is half off an on location photo session and package with J Shumway Photography! You get a 1 hour photo shoot, a CD with ALL digital images from your session (that right there is a fantastic opportunity — most photographers don’t give all the photos on CD!), and 25% off print orders. This is the perfect opportunity to book those holiday card family photos! Go HERE to get the deal, or check out the widget in my sidebar for a deal in your area!


*I was compensated by Juice in the City for sharing this deal with you. All words and opinions are mine.

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    1. Oh I will. I still ned to send you something! Now that I have 2 free mornings a week I should be able to send you something.

  1. I left a comment on the bizchickblogs post.

    I’m so happy you’re getting to get away by yourself for 4 days! (I hope your husband not only survives, but manages to thrive.)

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