Monday, January 31, 2011

A Post with no words and only pictures well - just because I have these cute pictures.......

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I really really really love this song

I rarely share videos or music on the bowheads blog because - let's face it - it is a pain in the neck for you. You have to go to the bottom right and hit pause on all of the awesome bowheads blog music and then listen to the video and watch it.

I am breaking a long standing rule for this one because - well - watch, listen and see.

That's it - just saying - hope you are having a good night!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dress for where you are going

This Sunday, Pastor Rusty (yes - my Pastor's name is Rusty - I honestly think the only name that could possibly be more awesome for a Pastor is Skip or possibly Dutch - not sure why but that is just the way my random brain works)

That is neither here nor there

Back to the point............

Pastor Rusty gave an example of a time that he was dressed in a tuxedo heading to a wedding and needed to get gas. He was in South Carolina and had to pull into the little dusty gas station dressed to the nines. He was dressed for where he was going but he was uncomfortable where he was. He has talked a lot lately about being different, being purple, not being afraid to stand out, not being afraid to be uncomfortable and his words so hit home for me.

I feel uncomfortable

I feel torn

I am so sad to leave the Nouns in my life.

Now you say (because you have been reading my blog for way too long and you now say to yourself on a regular basis) "self - what is the matter with Holly? Does she take a random pill? Where do these things come from? Once again - why am I talking to myself? Why is she sad about Nouns?"

Well - glad you asked

I am sad about the Nouns. I am sad to leave the people, places, and things that I love. Moving is scary. Moving is hard.

But also I am SO ready to move. I do not like being separated from my Husband. We figured out that at the end of next week, I will have spent more days away from him than I have since I was 22 years old. (Just in case you were wondering - I was 22 a LooooooNG time ago)

I am ready to move but sad to go

I want to be dressed for where I am going but I also need to be dressed for where I am

I am in limbo

Limbo is not easy but you know what you can do a lot of in limbo?


play with your kids

take as many opportunities as possible to get together with the people that you love that you will soon leave when you leave Limbo


keep your house perfectly cleaned in case someone wants to come and buy it and take you out of limbo

Be patient

Now - I know that this has been basically the longest post every but I have to end with this.

I can just see My Savior smile as I have this conversation with him

"Dear Jesus - I love, appreciate, and trust you completely. I know that you have this entire situation well in hand. I have so much to be grateful for and I really am. If I could just ask one little favor. Could you just go ahead and let me know what is going to happen? I just need to know an exact date and preferably all of the details.


And you know what he says to me every time.

"Holly - it has not been that long - you need to be patient. Just be patient."

I swear I can hear him whisper in my ear - over and over and over again.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Mommy, What's a Limousine?"

Comes the question from the 4 year old little man as we drive down the quiet road.......


(squeals big sister who will remind you that she is now officially 6 1/2)

I say - "sure - go ahead and tell him - what is a limousine Baby?"

"Well Mommy - a limousine is a reeeeeaaaaallllly big car that only famous people ride in."

Monday, January 17, 2011

Best quotes from our first day of playing Just Dance on the Wii

6 year old - "Let's do this thing!"

4 year old - "Wow Momma - you really rocked that one!"

6 year old - "Yeah that song was not really my alley"

9 year old - "Mommy, how on earth are you winning that song????"

Thursday, January 13, 2011

You know that feeling?

The feeling at the end of the day.

When your house is clean and quiet.

And the children are warm and asleep?

You get to sit.
and open up your computer

or close it down and open up a book

Or turn on your TV

Or curl up to someone you love.

Come on - you know that feeling!

There were things today that I could have done better.

There were things that I wish I had done.

There is still a lot to be done tomorrow.....


I know that today I laughed - a lot.

I got to kiss - a lot. I love having little kids - you just get to kiss a lot.

I like kissing. ;)

and now

at the end of the day

it is so quiet

and I just love that end of a day feeling.

Don't you?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hey Mommy

Did we already move to Massachusetts or is it really snowing in Texas????

Nope - we are still in Texas and yes it is really snowing!!!!!!

No school tomorrow I bet!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

An updated kitchen!

Remember please - photos are iPhone quality ;)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Before Day 2

So - when you don't have one of these..........

You gotta use these............

When you don't have one of these..............

You wind up with a big stack of these in the living room!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Stay tuned for the after!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The post in which she actually types and a big announcement!

Well Happy New Year everyone!

I am not going to lie

I have been in the weeds!

Things have been a little crazy around here at I Heart Bowheads and my computer time has been really lacking.

Gasp - I have not even really been playing Farmville. (Do you remember this post where I defended my beloved game?)

Anyway - I have not had any free time - at all!

You wanna know why?

I mean - you are saying to yourself - "Self, why does she write like this? When is she going to get to the point. Why am I talking to myself? Wow - I wonder if I caught the talking to myself bug from reading Holly's blog? Good grief - I am still talking to myself."

and so on and so forth

Anyway - right now - The Bowheads Family lives quite happily here in

Well guess what - The Bowheads Daddy's job wants him to be in

So - we are moving. We are redoing the kitchen, boxing up all our stuff - moving! Husband and I went to MA for a whirlwind trip and we found the perfect house. It really is the perfect house and we are so excited and so in love with it that we are now on a mission to sell our house here so that we don't lose the perfect house there.....

Plus we have three kids
and it was just the holidays
and well you know -
That should explain the blogging hiatus. Forgive me my bloggy friends.

I do have to say that moving provides such good blog fodder that I am not going to have to think up anything new for weeks and weeks!

Stay tuned for lots about moving, funny things that people and kids say, kitchen remodels and lots lots more. (That just got very game showy on me - I could backspace and fix it but well - the peaceful moment that had me start this blog post has now faded into a much less peaceful moment and I find myself needing to wrap it up. Yet - somehow I continue typing..... stop Holly stop. You can do it!)

I will leave you with this final thought (really it is a vent on my part but anyway here goes)

If one more person tells me that it is cold in Massachusetts or informs me condescendingly that it costs more to live there - I might take the weeks of having the same conversation over and over again out on the unsuspecting person who is good heartedly telling me what are apparently the only two commonly known and discussed hard facts about Massachusetts and I really don't want that to happen to you so here goes

I know that it is cold in MA.

I also know that the cost of living is higher.

Appreciate ya

Let's talk about something else. I would love to hear any other interesting facts or funny anecdotes aside from those two.

PHEW that felt awesome to get off my back. Awesome.

Love you guys!