Thursday, April 26, 2012

Random Sentences...

I'm home yet again with another sick kiddo today.  This is her 2nd sick day at home this week and although I totally believe she's sick (she spent the better part of the morning in the bathroom) she found plenty of time to try on a new outfit we scored on at a local garage sale this morning.  Please pay no attention to the dirty feet.  We had some black dirt delivered yesterday to fill in some low spots - and she's rather in love with it. 

      For whatever reason, the 3 biggest kids have taken to tree climbing this summer.  Correction:  Barefoot Tree Climbing.  So far, the kids are winning with no broken bones!

    Dad moved in almost a month ago now, and our yard has never looked better!!  I do wish, however, that he liked laundry instead of landscaping - but I'm happy he's enjoying his retirement doing what he loves!  I tell him almost daily that retirement for him simply means he gets tired today - and will get re-tired again tomorrow.  HA!   Thanks to B & Dad (and last summers storm that knocked down lots of our trees), we have a woodpile ready for bonfires that will last us several summers - and we've been enjoying almost nightly bonfires for the past week.  S'mores are the dessert of choice and while they are messy, eating outside helps keep the kitchen MUCH cleaner! 

     I'm loving the sunshine and blue skies these days - and can't wait for the REAL summer to arrive!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Summer is coming!

     Flower planting, lawn mowing,  children swimming, lazy walking, suntanning, country road biking, berry-picking, burger grilling, outside eating, park playing, bonfire having, smores making, bug catching, fly swatting, flower blooming, garden growing, tank-top wearing, corn-on-the-cob eating SUMMER!

Friday, April 20, 2012


Every mom is guilty
of putting herself last a little more often than occasionally.

We are blessed to instinctively focus on what our families need from the second we roll out of bed until the moment we climb back in.

And we easily lose ourselves.

We still hold dreams for our children and our spouses and our families and our careers - whatever they may be.

We still make plans and live our days and smile and laugh and have our frends.

But a lot of times, we lose ourselves.

Who we were becomes who we are with little looking to our pasts.  We wait a year between haircuts as there is no "time" for such luxury.  And we probably wanted to grow our hair out anyways.  Moms think these thoughts as they sit at the pool for hours on end while all their children learn to swim.

And someday - we wish we could do it all again.