Friday, April 26, 2013

Are You Ready? (& What I Know For Sure & #iPPP)

"We're ready," Lucy and Wade exclaimed yesterday morning before school.

Nobody had a backpack or a jacket.  But Lucy had an umbrella (it wasn't raining), gloves and a smile. And Wade, well he had the Buzz Lightyear costume that has been in our family since my oldest (now 11) was a toddler.

Ready for school? Nope.
Ready for adventure and make believe magic?  Absolutely.

I laughed, Instagrammed the moment and then let it be.  I grabbed Lucy's backpack for her and we were on our way.  They continued the fun in the minivan as we made our way on a "special mission."

We should all be so ready--ready to lighten up, ready to embrace the adventure, ready for special missions and imagination and magic.  I know that for sure (this week).

Here's what else I know (this week):

  • I know for sure that I am obsessed with this song--"Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.  Like so obsessed I replay it over and over while I'm running.  Like so obsessed I might be sick of it next week.  Right now, all I know is that it's soooo good.

  • Taking asteroids is very bad.  JT was going through his new baseball cards and told us about a player that got in trouble for doing something very bad.  Nervous about what he might have heard from SportsCenter or somewhere else, we asked him what he heard.  "That he took asteroids," he said very concerned.  (Otherwise known as steroids.)


  • Being a grown up is tough, being a parent to a tween/teen is tougher.  And after the middle school orientation this week, I'm fuuurrreakkkking out just a little.

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  • There are so many good things happening online.  I'm extremely happy to be a part of shot@life.  Click here to find out how this movement is helping save children's lives around the world.

  • I love having a daughter.  My Lucy is incredibly smart and interesting and wears flower pins with her pj's and I love her.

  • Laughing is good.  Laughing at goats is ridiculous, but I dare you to watch the clip below and not laugh.  Do it, I dare you.

  • Snow in April is wrong, even in Michigan.  Winter hat and gloves at a baseball game is wrong.  We all need a little spring, a little sunshine, a little warmth.  We are ready!

Even though it's freezing, Wade still manages to have fun.

What do you know for sure (this week)? C'mon, we're friends, share what you know.  Leave a comment here or on the Facebook page.

  Come play with me on Instagram @jumpingwithmyfingerscrossed.

I'm linking up today with my good buddy Greta from and Sarah at for the #iPPP link up.  They host a link up where they encourage people to share "your funny, your yummy, your heartfelt, your favorite photos of the week" from our phones.  Check them out.


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  1. I know for sure that I love that picture of Wade. Also, I think I'd like to try asteroids. Just once.

  2. That first picture SLAYS ME. I can't get over it. And the asteroids. Kids are so funny. I know for sure that I'm exhausted and that taking care of a dog that can't walk for six days (and counting) is EXHAUSTING.