Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Florida Life

This post was due yesterday. 

I forgot, because my schedule at work has been messed up, the kids were off school and, well...I'm scatterbrained. It happens.....

So, I'm posting this today, April 15. Today makes 9 months since we moved from Kentucky to Florida. I have to say, it's been a pretty alright 9 months. We are doing things as a family, which is pretty awesome because we never really got to do that in Kentucky. I love getting to spend time with the kids, going out and exploring.

We have season passes to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island (the water park), so we are spending a lot of time there. The redness on my arms and face proves how much time we are there. I feel like I have a constant sunburn. I use high grade sunblock. I'm just that fair skinned.

I think we have gone to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island about seven times now, between the two parks. It's a blast to go and it is a great way to keep the kids entertained. They have lots of shows and just stuff to look at it. It's a blast!

This summer, I think we are going to try to take some educational trips around Tampa. There is an art museum that I want to go to. I want to have the kids pick their favorite statue and learn about the sculptor. Exposing them to a little bit of culture can't hurt, right?

We didn't really get to do this kind of thing in Kentucky and I feel like moving here has given us a chance to fix it. I'm redeemed when I see the smiles on their faces or hear them talk about something new they got to experience. 

We may not have a ton of money, but we are making a ton of memories. I think that's pretty amazing.

This post is part of the Use Your Words challenge. My words this week were "redness ~ love- ~ sculptor ~ seven ~ redeemed ~ entertain" and they were submitted by my favorite poet, Jenn from SparklyPoetic Weirdo. See what my friends have in store for ya by clicking on the links below!

Simply Shannon    

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


As Winter releases his grip
Open your eyes
Take in the warmth of renewal
The flowers coming to life
The trees waking up from their slumber
Embrace the Sun
Experience the new grass beneath your feet
Behold the power of the water
The lifeforce of our existence
Drink in the new life of Mother Earth
Appreciate the gift you are given
With the dawning of a new spring
Give back the energy borrowed
During the harsh, bitter cold
Become one with all that is around you
From the cold dead comes new life
For this is a rebirth

Today's post is a group effort. This poem is inspired by the subject for this month's poetry theme, which is Renew.

See what my friends have for you!

Karen from Baking In A Tornado
Dawn from Spatulas on Parade