Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My son




What a huge responsibility it is to raise a boy.  We are raising a little man that will someday have a wife, and children that he will need to respect, adore, cherish and love with all he has.  Are we showing him how to be a team?  Are we showing him how to love, respect, and protect, even during our trials and struggles?  Can you see, Luke, how your Daddy respects and protects us?  How he still after almost 2 decades of marriage loves me with everything he has?

Guard your heart son.  Guard your mind.  Always put your family first.  Be a leader and don't let anyone tell you different.  Don't let this world strip you of your manhood.  Don't let it transform you, and cause you to be anything less than what God has intended for you.

I know you aren't mine.  You are HIS, and HE lent you to me, to us, and HE expects great things from your Daddy and I.  It was such a surprise to us when we found out we were pregnant with you.  Your brother, Colt, was so sick and we thought...God, what are you doing?  Who knew you were just what we were going to need to get through his illness, his death.  Who knew you were just what Colt needed to continue the fight.  An amazing little brother to love and cherish always.  You had the best brother.  I wish I could've seen you two as adults together.  I can promise you he would've always been by your side and would never hurt you.  Brothers don't do that.  You may not know it, but you were just what Bre needed too.  And look at you now, our little man of the house!

Life can be so hard.  You will see things that will change you forever, but don't let those things change your heart, or alter your faith.  Don't ever sit still and don't ever sit quiet!  Get dirty, be noisy!  Don't be afraid to make a mess, or push the limits!  Be a boy!

I pray you turn out just like your Daddy.  The example he has set for you....follow it!  Do you have any idea how blessed you are to have him as an example?  :)  I, as your mother, breathe a little easier knowing I have an amazing man by my side raising you.

Also, remember that we will not always do it the right way, we will fail you....but HE will not.  All the battles, the trials, the tests...they will make you stronger.  When you're home, look around.  The people in this room, they are the ones that are the most important.  Love well my son... And always be ColtStrong



Wednesday, September 2, 2015

#LoveBulu : Bulu Box Goodness






As a Sweat Pink ambassador,  I was so excited to get to sample this months Bulu Box!  I am such a sucker for anything that has to do with health and wellness, and this little box was full of great products to try!  Each subscriber of Bulu Box gets to sample 4-5 snack, vitamin and supplement samples from some of the top wellness brands.  The best part is, it is shipped right to your doorstep!  I also loved the little box it came in!  Lots of motivation and encouragement right on the box! 

So what was inside my Bulu Box this month?  Pure guilt-free yumminess!

My box included:
  •  Quest Protein Powder- This was my favorite product inside. If you love Quest bars, then you will love this product!  I'm also a lover of protein shakes, protein balls, protein cookies, protein pancakes, and protein!  When you throw peanut butter flavor in there, you can never go wrong!  Quest Protein Powder contains 23g of protein per serving with NO added sugar.  It's also gluten free, if that's your thing. Each serving contains less than 1g of sugar. I mixed the powder with Almond/ Coconut milk and that's all she wrote.  Super Yummy!

  • Move it energy gummies - Sadly these were melted into a nice little blob after sitting in my mailbox on a hot, Texas, summer day.  I did cut off a sample to try during my 14 mile long run and they tasted great and I love that they are packed with great ingredients to fuel your body. 

  • Yerba Prima Fiber Plus Powder - I thought this was a great product too.  It contains 9 grams of
    fiber per serving; 0 grams of sugar per serving; 15 calories per
    serving.  I mixed this into a glass of apple juice and it was wonderful!  It gives you great gastrointestinal relief, and with the added Senna also offers some natural cleansing which is a win win in my book!

  • Mediterra Nutritional Bars - This was actually my least favorite item.  I tried it but just didn't love this flavor.  I did love the fact that the Mediterra bars  provide vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  There are yogurt and oats flavors that may be more my cup of tea that I will definitely give a try!
  • Anit-itch cream by Earth's Care - This was a great hit in our household.  Everything is bigger in Texas, even mosquito! I tried this product on a few of the kids bites and it seemed to be great for the itching!  I love that it's a natural product and one that I will definitely keep around!
So, overall the Bulu Box was a great hit in our house!  If you're wanting to sample a variety of health and wellness products to help decide what is right for, then this is the way to go!  Also, if you use the code SWEATPINK at checkout, you can receive 50% off a 3 month subscription!  I say Go For It!

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