I hope you will follow in our adventure and enjoy the ride!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Holy Hiatus... yep.. Outta the blogging loop

Where did time go?! Definitely escaped me!! Got so caught up in trying to enjoy what felt like the.shortest.summer.ever!!!! Anyone else feel that way? Man alive, it's fall time weather around these parts every morning and I am already freeeeeezing. Don't get me wrong, I am NOT complainin. I love me some sweatshirt and pumpkin spice latte weather more than your average gal, but Fall came quick yo!!! OK, so yeah. We camped, we fished, we played, we baked, we swam, we BBQ'ed, we biked.... we enjoyed our *super short* summer! I do miss it already. *tear* However, onto bigger things. Much bigger. How much you ask? My baby started fourth grade. Let me try that again.. MY BABY STARTED 4TH GRADE!!!! Yep, that is better. Honestly... I feel weathered and aged.. but old enough for MY child to be nearing her end of elementary school? Not so much. It kills me. My heart aches for that once small toddling little bundle to be back in my arms wanting to spend all her moments with mom and thinking everything I said was true and right. Not anymore! It's happening! Where she wants to be with her friends more than she does with me.. and everything I dare say is wrong or at best "not what so and so said". Ughhhh! I struggle between aggravation and happiness that she is growing and forming her own opinions, ideas, friendships and the like. We hear all the time when we are young how quick the years go by and at those young ages you think people are crazy and that time drags so slow. Wrong. So so wrong. I am living it in fast forward at my age and I want a rewind behind.. a pause button.. stop button. Do you see where I am going with this?! Help! I just want to savor every single moment. They pass so quickly and in hindsight I have not had enough time to revel in them. I want to start over! Make all the right choices, have all the answers, make the scrapbook that I wish I could refer back to.. update the baby book a little bit more..take more pictures.. more vacations to make memories... OK, I digress. But you get it don't you? I need to and plan to slow down.. take more time to say "YES" and "lets do i"t and a whole lot less.. "No" and "when I have time's." Challenge accepted! I'll keep ya posted. I have some cartoons to watch with little dude.. "yes"! <3

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Blog has taken a second seat!

Birdy, Sug & Tiger! <3

Have not had much time to sit down & blog because I have been spending all of my spare minutes with these three loves of my life. They are kind of a big deal! :) Love these guys (and gal). Life is good and taking time to remember all the reasons why is especially important. I will hopefully be feeling more motivated to get on here and document more of those special moments soon so that I have something to look back on, but for now I am just living in the moment and taking things in stride. Enjoy the photo though! Might not be perfect quality but it has three quality loves in it. ;)


Monday, June 25, 2012

No wind in my sails

I wish there was a pill that would give me instant motivation, but alas I have not been able to find one. I would also love to say that I am loving every minute of summer thus far and my kids behaviors have been impeccable.... resulting in a refreshed and relaxed laid back mommy... but alas that is a big fat "nope" too. Fact is the kids like to argue like it's an Olympic sport, I have been crabbier than I care to admit because of it, there is never enough hours in a day for me to get the things I want to get done, money is not plentiful enough and I feel like I am barking 3/4 of my day away. Ugggh. See why I haven't been writing? Who wants to read someones pity party? Not me.... unless of course it makes me feel better about mine.. in which case: bring it on!!! :) I know it is normal to get frustrated and feel stressed out, I just was hoping for a more easy breezy summer and was praying that the kids would fight less b/c there are no demands other than fun to be had. I have been reminded that life isn't always easy and isn't always fair, but its life nonetheless and a never ending work in progress. Thankfully, I have a husband who keeps me sane and loves me even when I'm not. Some people are not so fortunate and I smile knowing how blessed I truly am at the end of the day. I am trying to have a more carefree attitude this week... a drink my coke and eat my chocolate and not give a rats pa toot kinda week if ya don't mind. My body might not thank me but you can bet your behind my sanity will. Give and take right? ha ha. No days are perfect, I don't expect them to be. I just would like to be able to sit down for five minutes and eat breakfast without hearing whining about being bored, (umm....you just woke up!) or be able to go to the bathroom without an interruption about what I am doing... (hello.. bathroom..door closed...can I pee in private please?) It is going to be a looooooooong summer if they don't learn to just smile and use their imaginations and I don't remember to count to ten (often!). Hope you are finding yourself relaxing more than I am this summer, and enjoying all those moments you have to yourself! I need some wind in my sail!! Off I go to look for some ;)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lord, have mercy on my soul!!

My baby girl is finishing 3rd grade tomorrow! Be still my heart!  Also, she is turning 9 in just a few short days. She is halfway to an adult! Even less than that until she can begin driving. I just do not understand how & why these days are flying by. The past 9 years have happened over night and I don't want to go to bed anymore people!!! I fear that when I wake another 9 will have passed as well! My heart can't take this. She is a little lady and independent and outgrowing needing her mommy. I miss the days where she wanted me to lay with her and needed a night light and the days where she valued my opinion instead of telling me how "wrong" I am. My baby girl, my sweet bird, is turning into a beautiful, silly, moody, young lady right before my very eyes! Birthday parties will be had this weekend, Happy Birthdays will be sung, cupcakes will be eatin & a few (private) tears may be shed. I love this girl. Heart & Soul. Updates after the parties coming next week!! Try to contain yourselves! ;)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Not feelin it

I am still here! I have things to say.. things to blog about, but I just havent been feelin it. I feel like I am not "with it" this week. Time is flying by and there is so much to do.. and not to do. I will be back at the writing thing soon... but until then I will leave you with this awesome quote that I read today! Enjoy your weekend!

True that!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Let's feed the birds!

                                                  Breaking & tossing the bread.

                                              And of course eating some of the bread!

                                           Posing w/ momma & showing off said bread.

                                                         Gettin more bread!!

                                               Isn't he the cutest bread breaker ever!?

This is one of his most favorite things to do! He asks alllll the time to feed the birds. I love the look and smile he gets when I say "want to go feed the birdies?" Oh the little things! Good times!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Life is beautiful

Today was a gorgeous day! The weather was nearly 80 degrees, the sun was shining, and the birds were flying and chirping and enjoying Spring. One bird must have especially loved our chaotic yard and loud kids.. or at least loved our rosebush because it picked that bush to make her nest in. The kids are amazed by it and honestly it makes me pretty excited too. I mean, there will be new life in the nest soon and we will get to see it all happening just by looking out the window. This picture does it no justice.. it's nearly 9pm and starting to get dark but I ran out to get a photo so you could see all three little eggs!

Isn't that exciting? New life... happening in our yard. My kids will get to experience it and see how life is going to come from those little eggs hatching and how that mama is going to be there to protect & provide (wormies) for her babies. They keep wanting to look inside, and we let them look but not touch. Thankful my dog isn't bothering it either (It isn't up very high). This is the first year since we have lived here that we have had a nest. Exciting right? I guess I am easily amused ;)