Three years ago, 2018, my family uprooted from the suburbs of Omaha and moved to the other side of the state for my husband’s job. The move pushed me to my physical and mental limits. It was stressful, hard on my already creaky body, and took all of my time and energy. Because my husband…
Home & Family
It feels a bit strange to be sitting down at the computer again after over two months of chaos, but we’re finally home and I’m ready to get back into routine. Relocation The last post I wrote was back in May for American Family Insurance. In that post I shared our plans for moving, and…
American Family Insurance has us covered with their DreamKeep Rewards program. Thanks to all of the work we’ve done to keep our current home and community in good condition, we’ve earned enough points to cash out on some fun rewards.
Here are just a few rewards available in our current area.
One of the biggest lessons my girls learn is that we aren’t doing these acts of kindness for a reward. We do good things because it’s the right thing to do. With that said, a sign of gratitude is always appreciated and well received.
I participate in American Family Insurance DreamKeep Rewards program. One of my favorite activity sections they offer is the Do Good Things section. Do Good Things falls in line with my life philosophy of kindness. Also, it’s filled with things I already do on a regular basis to make the world a better place. Since I’m doing these actions anyway I might as well get rewarded for them too.
Last week we started in on our next big dream. Taking our backyard to the next level! Not just any backyard makeover, I’m talking one that will accomplish everything we need it to do.
We’ve always had some things in our backyard, but none of it was really planned. It was mostly just a project here or there. As an example, here’s a random painted bench next to our rhubarb, with raspberry canes in the background and a bunny waiting for her next snack from the garden. As I mentioned. Random. No focus.
Spring is traditionally the season of cleaning. Getting fresh air in the house, removing built up dust and germs, making sure the house is ready for the sun to shine and warm the surrounding world. For me, it’s the season of planning. I’m motivated to open up my planner and dive into projects head first….
My family has a lot of dreams. Some we’ve realized, such as home ownership, home business, having kids, and homeschooling. Others we are still working at, such as having a secure financial future, career and education aspirations for the kids, and big plans for travel. The kids are currently saving up money for a vacation to Germany!
Too much stuff around the house means more clutter and more stress. It’s time to take on the extra baggage around the house and start getting rid of some things, finding new homes for others, and putting a stop to the unfinished projects around the house. For the past several months I’ve been gradually working…
I’m excited to announce that I was proposed to the other day! Yes, I’m married and have been happily married since 2005. No, I’m not getting married to someone else either. So, who proposed to me, and if I’m not getting married, what did I say yes to? I was asked to marry my nephew…
Glory is more than just a pet, she’s family.
My husband, a self proclaimed dog lover, wanted a dog. We had a house of our own, the kids were a bit older, so I decided it was time. We adopted Glory and that was the beginning of our journey with a dog.