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Big Plans for Father’s Day Weekend

Father’s Day weekend is coming up this weekend and we’re taking Kevin camping on the mountain. We gave him the choice as to where he wanted to go and that’s where he chose. We’re all very excited about going, so it’s going to be a great weekend. We’re going to go up as soon as Chris gets done with school on Friday and we’ll come back on Sunday afternoon.

I’m going to do my best to come up with meals I can cook so Kevin doesn’t have to cook at all since it’s his weekend. Usually he ends up cooking breakfast and dinner because we seem to come up with meals I’m not good at cooking. I don’t want him to have to do that unless he wants to, so it’ll be better if we can do things I know how to cook.

We’ve gone to the lake for the last two weekends and it will be nice to go to the mountain. It’s quiet up there and he’s not so hot, so that’ll be nice too. I just checked the weather and while anything can change, it says it will be between 70 and 80 degrees. That means it’ll be somewhere between 60 and 70 degrees. How nice!

I sure hope Kevin enjoys the weekend and I hope it’s nice and relaxing for him!

Halloween Memories in April

I ran into some fun Halloween pictures that brought back some fun memories. I’m afraid my boys are getting to a point where it’s going to be a thing of the past for a while, so all I have is the pictures for now. I’m sure after a few years they’ll get back into it again, but that’s not for sure either. LOL I hope that’s not the case because there are so many fun Halloween Costumes available right now. There are the traditional costumes like clowns, jailbirds, and singers, but there are also some that are a lot more fun.

Check out these cute pictures I found while I was looking though some images on my computer the other day. They had such a good time coming up with these costumes and then going trick or treating that night. They came home with smiles on their faces and lots of candy in their bags.

My boys are big enough now to where they have to wear Adult Halloween Costumes now, which may or may not be a good thing. I’ve found a site that offers some fun costumes for them to consider. I found the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, a purple grape costume that reminds me of the Fruit of the Loom guys LOL, and I found a Whoopie Cushion costume which are all costumes I think they’d be interested in, so needless to say when Halloween comes around again, we’ll be checking out this site for sure. :)

Merry Christmas

Christmas Decorating with the Boys!!

Christmas is a great time of year for everyone, but it’s the best for children. I love putting the tree up, decorating it and putting decorations up throughout the house. It makes the house look beautiful and cheery. Now that I have kids there is something different about the decorations. Our boys are 15 and 13, so they’re old enough to do the decorating themselves and that is awesome to watch. I love to see what they think because in my eyes it’s perfect no matter what they do.

This year we put our tree up on Friday afternoon because Chris had to work. The family room and living room look awesome. They did a great job!

Saturday morning Kevin, Chris, and Josh went to my mother-in-laws house to help her put up her village. They did an awesome job as you can see in the picture below.

Saturday afternoon Josh went to my mom’s house to help her, my niece Shai, and my nephew Caalab decorate the tree and house. Chris had to work so he was not able to go. They did a great job there too as you can see from the pictures.

I love this time of year and when I see my boys doing what they think is perfect, it’s even better. My boys make this time of year awesome and I’m so glad God gave them to me. Love you Kevin, Chris, and Josh!!

Tell me Thursday: November 10

Yesterday I posted a picture of our boys in the water standing on their hands. For Easter this year we took the boys to Las Vegas. It was a great time and the weather was just perfect. The pools were open and so on the last day we were there we took the boys swimming. This is a video of them standing on their hands in the water. This is something Josh couldn’t do at first, but after a few minutes of help from his big brother Chris, he was able to make it happen. Great job boys!!

Here is the short video of them standing on their hands.

Need a Halloween Costume?

Homemade Halloween Costumes Made Simple
Halloween is fast approaching and those costumes are going fast. I looked at them the other day and was shocked at the price. It’s hard to justify spending $25 or more on an outfit you’ll likely wear once and that’s it.

My boys are older now, so most times if they do anything a mask and street clothes will be sufficient enough for them, but that wasn’t the case when they were little. A full blown costume was what they needed and of course wanted.

If money is tight, spending $25+ is not an option, so what do you do? Well the only one I could come up with was to make one. Purchasing the material, pattern, and everything else is good, but if you don’t understand the pattern, what do you do? Of course, you go to the store and spend the money.

I found an awesome ebook that gives so much more help then you’d ever get from a pattern. There are 90+ costumes so you’re sure to find one your child will be happy with and each costume comes with a supply list, descriptions, and so much more. It’s perfect for anyone and any homemade costume making skill level.

So if you need to spend less on a Halloween costume or you want to take the time to make one yourself, the “Homemade Halloween Costumes Made Simple” ebook is a must for you. Click here to purchase your own copy through my affiliate link.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day everyone. Hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy the fireworks!

To the Love of My Life!

Kevin, I have known you for 20+ years and you’re my best friend. We’ve been through it all I think. Some good and some bad, but none the less we’ve gone through everything.

I love you with all my heart and as many times as I’ve said it, there are NO words to describe how I feel for you. You are the best thing that ever happened to me and I don’t know where I’d be if I wouldn’t have met you 20+ years ago at Burger King.

I’m so glad I chose you that day and not the other person we were talking about. I’m so glad you put your phone number on that calculator tape and in my back pocket. I’m so thankful you stayed with me through my fits and bad tempers. I’m also thankful you stayed with me when I acted childish and through a fit. LOL

On this Valentine’s Day I want you to know how much I love you and how much I care for you. You are my best friend and I’m so glad I married you 17 ½ years ago. I love you Kevey!!

Tips for Fun Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day is a special time of year for elementary school kids. In most schools they have a party that consists of handing out Valentine’s Day cards and then eating sweets and playing games or watching a movie. It’s a fun time for all the children and it’s a good way for the parents to come to the classroom and watch their children have a good time.

One of the best parts of Valentine’s Day is the cards you hand out to all of your friends. The easiest way to handle these cards is to go to the store and purchase a box of cards with your child’s favorite cartoon character on them. Adding the names will be the easy part and that’s if your child decides to do that. He may decide to put his name on them and hand them out as he goes.

If you choose to do the cards you purchase at the store, you can still attach a piece of candy to the card or you can include it in the envelope if they come with them. These candies can be just about anything you’d like them to be and the kids will just love them.

If you want to have a little fun with the holiday, you can go to the store and purchase goodie bags and fill them with fun things that the kids will enjoy. You can put a card in each one or have your child make them and use a ribbon to attach it to the outside of the bag. You can also include candy, a Valentine’s Day pencil, a fun eraser, and a cookie.

Another fun thing you can do with Valentine’s Day cards is to help your child to create their own cards. You can do this with a program or you can come up with it on your own using a Paint program. The best thing to do is to figure out what the size needs to be so you can have four cards to a page and that way you’ll be able to easily print them. You can add picture, some words, your child’s name, and the name of the person that’s going to get the card. This is a great way to allow your child to be creative on this special holiday.

Kids love Valentine’s Day mainly because of the candy that they get from their friends and family. When you allow your children to be creative with the cards they give to their family and friends they’ll enjoy it even more and that’s a wonderful feeling for them.

Corrie Petersen runs a successful Virtual Assistant business and she is a wife and mother of two boys. She loves helping her clients with their day to day work, but most importantly she enjoys spending time with her family. Click here to find out what she has going on with her family.

Planning a Birthday Party for a Child Born Around Christmas

When you have a child with a birthday around Christmas time they may feel like they’re getting ripped off when it comes to gifts. Most times people are short on funds during the Christmas holiday and that makes it hard to purchase a birthday gift as well. If your child has this problem, there are a few things you can do to make the situation better for them and you.

1. Consider having a birthday party in November or January instead of December when his actual birthday is. Plan it for early in November or late in January so people have paychecks in between your party and Christmas.

2. Another option is to celebrate their half birthday. This is usually in June or July depending on when their birthday actually hits. You’ll want to keep in mind things like summer break, vacations, and the 4th of July. This will not only help you, but it will also help their friends.

3. Going ahead and celebrating the birthday on the actual day is always an option. Give your family and friends enough time to plan accordingly so they have the money needed. Time might also be a problem depending on the birthday so you’ll need to keep that in mind when you invite them to the party.

4. It’s also possible to have two parties for your child. Schedule a small family only party close to the birthday and then schedule the kid party in February or March. The family knows about the birthday each year so if you tell them the party will always be help on the day of the birthday, they’ll plan. Then the friends can come on a different day and you won’t have a problem having people attend and bringing a gift.

While it’s almost impossible to predict when our children will be born, we can predict when we’ll have their birthday parties. The four tips in this article are just a few of the many options you have when it comes to the number of ways you can celebrate your child’s birthday when it happens to fall near Christmas.

As a child grows older, it’s more difficult to plan parties for them. When you plan on having a party near or on their birthday it’s a good idea to give plenty of notice to the people attending so they can plan for the gift and time. If you choose to hold the party before or after the actual day, it’s a good idea to make sure people understand why you’re doing this.

Corrie Petersen runs a successful Virtual Assistant business and she’s the owner of She enjoys working her business, but she loves spending time with her husband and very athletic boys. See what they are up to when you visit her mommy blog at

About Corrie


My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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