Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I singed Hannah and Bonnie up for swim lessons. I really didn't think about how busy that would make our evenings but it was worth it. I loved siting down for 30 minutes and watch my girls turn into little fish. They both are becoming such great swimmers. After seeing the classes Connor decided that it is something he wants to try so he will have a turn soon too.
I love this time of year and the chance it gives me to really think about how blessed I am. At times I do the opposite and realize how unfair life is. Being raised in a large family one thing my mother always did her very best was to make life as fair as possible. As I have grown up I still expect life to be fair, but that simply isn't how things work. Sometimes life is hard, sometimes people that you love get hurt, and sometimes things simply don't go your way. But this is life, and as we go through life the hard things are usually the things that teach us the most.
Blessing in MY life...
Parents who love and want the best for me
A WONDERFUL husband with rock solid pecks!
Three beautiful healthy children
A warm home
Food to fill our bellies
Great neighbors (We have received so many fun and tasty treats this year.)
A sister who is my very best friend
Cars to get around with
My rainbow vacuum
A three foot Santa that puts a smile on my face every time I see him
A NEW day to learn something new.
Christmas will be here in just a few days. The presents will opened and decorations put away. I want to hold on to these few days before Christmas. I love the days of anticipation as we look forward to seeing our children with twinkles in their eyes as they open their gifts. I look forward to seeing family, and eating good food. As I try to enjoy the present I look forward to the future. Another year full of wonder,mystery and surely challenges. What a blessing it is to have this time of year simply to reflect and look forward to another year of learning and opportunity.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
My day started with getting woken up by the phone ringing. My Mom called to be the first to wish me a happy birthday. Seeing that my life started because of my Mother that was a great beginning for today.
I received a email from my Dad. It's nice to know that you are loved. Even if you have to remind them.
Paul, took the day off work! He made a crepes for breakfast. We took Hannah out to school early so that we could all go to lunch at Olive Garden and the spend a couple hours swimming at the Legacy Center. We had dinner at McDonald (Not my favorite restaurant, but the kids love the toys and it was nice to be able to sit and talk with Paul while they played.) My kids have wished me happy birthday about a dozen times during the day, and they are super excited to give me presents. Bonnie is in the other room making something and every time I walk by she yells out "Don't LOOK!"
I love my kids, husband and family, Thanks for such a WONDERFUL day!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Paul helped the kids find the nice BIG pumpkins.
No matter how fun the activity may be Bonnie finds a way to pull off a great pouty face.
One perfect pumpkin
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Well, he got home checked the bug spray that we had and it said that it did NOT work on black widows. So, the spiders lived another day, and I had a very hard time getting to sleep. Every time I closed my eyes all I could see was this spider and I believe in my head they were getting bigger.
Come the next day I finally came up with a solution. We could suck the spider up with my rainbow vacuum. This way we would be able to drown them in the water and once they were caught we could dump the water making sure they were dead.
It worked not only did we get the two spiders, but also a few white sacks that appeared to be holding lots baby black widows. I am sure there is probably a more common way to get rid of black widows, but for now at least our home safe from a couple of bad spider bites!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I thought it might be good for me to keep an update on how things are going. For this last week we successfully worked out six day and ate very healthy. I think we are both looking forward to our free day. I froze some cookies so that I can enjoy hot chocolate chip cookies. I think the free day is the reason I love this program so much. One day a week that I can whatever I want and however much I want!
The biggest difference I have noticed this week. Not that my pants are any looser, but that I have a lot more energy. I am getting up earlier, but I am not as tired through out the day. I kept wondering if I was pregnant, which I am NOT. (For me that is a good thing. I realize for others that is not as reliving.) Too think all I needed to do was start working out and stop being so lazy!
Friday, September 18, 2009
I am so grateful to have a husband to share responsibilities with. I did end up going three weeks with out mowing the lawn, lucky for me it really isn't growing too fast right now. I did manage to put the trash out all three weeks, but I must say that I did forget to get the mail many days.
I put rice on to cook and remembered to actually turn it to cook, and because strawberries were only a $1.00 I bought the stuff to have strawberry short cake. A favorite of mine this summer!
My kids have been counting down the days until Dad comes home. If there is one thing to be said is that when Dad is gone he is greatly missed! It makes me appreciate that he was only gone for three weeks!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
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Thursday, September 3, 2009
One thing for sure we can no longer use the excuse that we don't have room for food storage. Now we nee to focus on rebuilding our food storage! Always something to work on. I guess that is life!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
And then I go to add the rice. Rice is NOT suppose to still be swimming after an hour in the rice cooker!
Just One OF Those DAYS!