• Doing it Anyway!

    I realized that I never smile with my teeth showing anymore because of the nose wrinkle. But then I also kind of love the nose wrinkle so much! 💕

    I’ve been saying for so long that I want to post about my hair because I get a few questions every now and again, but I’ve always been terrified because I am no pro!
    Today felt like a good day to do it anyway! Go check out my IGTV and let me know here what you think! Or don’t 🤣. I’m terrified, but doing it anyway feels good.

  • First day of in-person Kindergarten!

    And first day of in-person Kindergarten for Jojo! It was very important that she have the puppies in the picture with her! Her new teacher emailed me and said that she’s so excited to have a Watson girl in her class. I immediately thought, “Oh, she’s nothing like the others!” 🤣 I truly didn’t think she would want to go back, but being home without Charly yesterday was hard on her and she was PUMPED this morning! I didn’t have that OMG-my-last-baby-is-finally-in-school sadness until this moment. Now I can’t stop thinking about how fast it all goes! Ahh. Love this baby so much! #joviemaxwell

  • Happy 15th birthday to my beautiful Reese London!

    Happy 15th birthday to my beautiful Reese London who has been giving me a run for my money every day of her life!

    Reese loves her family and friends like no other. This kid could live in coffee shops or on the water in her favorite place, Boise. Such an old soul and lover of all things spiritual and not easily understood by others—but exactly what we love so much about her!

    Reese has flourished in high school, despite the challenges of distance learning (though they don’t seem to be challenges to her.)

    My biggest hope is that Reese continues to embrace her most special qualities and recognizes how appreciated she is by the people around her.

    I also hope that she doesn’t drive any cars off of the side of a mountain this year #iykyk

  • Yes, it’s okay to love things about yourself

    You know what I’m obsessed with right now?

    My hair! I love the texture and the color and the length and I’m LOVING it straight lately, which is not typical for me since I’m usually in the big hair crowd!

    Tell me though!!!! Have you ever taken a supplement to help it grow? I’m not selling you something, I’m GENUINELY asking if there is anything that helps because now that I’m officially out of the short-hair club, I want it LONGER AND LONGER (until I decide to have a freak out and chop it all off one day). But for now…what have you tried and found to be effective?
    Yes, it’s okay to love things about yourself—if you were wondering ✨

  • Distance Learning & Dogs

    With two additional members to our family, Scout and Bruno, this is what distance learning looks like at the Watson House: Comfy clothes (jammies for Jojo because she’s the boss), warm afternoons, doggy food breaks, Zoom calls, potty breaks, play breaks, water breaks, pass out to sleep once again because the girls are holding them like babies all day long which makes putting them in their crate at the end of the night a little traumatic for us all (mostly the humans.) Oh, and the girls sneak in some additional Zoom/homework time at some point—I think? I should be better about checking 😬 We are a grateful bunch with healed hearts. Someday, I will tell you about my Hank dreams and the way I would feel when other dogs would come into my dreams after he passed. I’ll just tell you that it’s real. 🌈🌈🌈 and Scout and Bruno are just exactly what we needed 🌈🌈🌈 #boxersofinstagram #girlscoutandbruno #puppylove #allgirls #girlmom #newpuppy #newyearnewpuppy #2021goals #familytime #wedonothatedistancelearning

  • Trends?

    Trends that I hope never go away:

    •messy-ish hair

    •cozy sweatshirts (until it gets hot, then we can switch to baggy T-shirts again)

    •my habit of drinking more water and less DDP!

  • Xmas Eve!

    We are doing it cheer camp style this year and taping the doors (and Jojo’s bed) to be sure that no one wakes before their scheduled time. Kevin says 8am; I think they’ll be itching to come out closer to 6 or 7. Santa duties are fulfilled and everyone is snug in their beds. We are grateful for our home and the memories we are able to make in it. Merry Christmas Eve, friends 🎅🏼🖤🎄

  • DAIRY FREE hot cocoa recipe

    Happy Sunday! I cannot even EXPLAIN the excitement that I am feeling about a break from distance learning for the girls and myself! We decided to make a little treat tonight.

    🖤DAIRY FREE hot cocoa🖤

    Here’s what we did:

    •In a pot, we warmed up one carton of chocolate almond milk and about 1/2 a cup of oat milk and then poured in 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

    •Whisk and whisk until the chips are melted and the milks are warm.

    •We poured the hot cocoa into mugs and added just a splash of TJ’s Cocoa Peppermint Almond Creamer, then topped it with some coconut whipped topping and cocoa cinnamon sugar blend.

    OKAY. YUM.

    Now, time for the hot tub, bed, and NO FREAKING ALARM CLOCK for 14 days. Praise.