Friday, March 27, 2009

While Mom's Away...

So...while I was out tonight with Stephie for me, this was a long, intensely negotiated evening out! Faith decided to 'comb' her hair. She was under the supervision and watchful eyes of her Dad and her Uncle...though they assure me, and I do actually believe, this atrocity took only seconds to create! It did, however, take many long minutes to UNDO! So...what I have learned and definitely RELEARNED today...when things are stuck in hair...break them, tear them and dismantle them and then take them out of the hair OR you have to cut the was lost here today but the major CUT was avoided! The pieces of the comb seen here, were at one time a large, single is no more...but she has a full head of hair. Oh the fun!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


There is nothing in the world like...
Being home from work early, after a very long day of meetings...I hear the dog start to get excited and run to the door... Then I hear, "MOMMY, MOMMY, MOMMY and Little Miss Stephanie (4) comes running around the corner and jumps into my arms! Wraps her legs around my waist, her arms around my neck and screams out, "I MISSED YOU, I LOVE YOU!" day, my world, my life is complete! ...Then Sarah (2), comes around the corner and does the exact same thing!!! How did I get this blessed!...and, then, Faith (3) comes around the corner, comes to my legs and hugs tight, "I MISSED YOU MOM!"...I am overwhelmed with love for these girls...They are sweaty, dirty and have had a great day at school and they are so happy to be home. I have had my very long day and am so happy to be home. I love my family...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Time for ME!

Found a few extra hours for myself today thanks to the grandparents taking the girls to church and keeping them through lunch!  Whooooo's what I did with my time!  (all digital elements/embellishments/papers, etc.  created/given out at The Shabby did not create the files just the layouts!  :-))

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Just Another Saturday

Just another Saturday around here...
3 loads of laundry done, kids fed 2x's, cookies baked, puzzles done, wii bowling done, block building done, kitchen a disaster, vacuuming done, dusting done, bills paid...and on the list goes!  :-)

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Last Few Weeks

I will make this blogging thing a habit....I will!  I will!  I will!  I need an outlet! catch up a bit...

The last few weeks have been intense...children's behaviors have been heavy though they are improving now with medication changes and tightening up of our routine and structure.  

Spent the weekend with my sister and her two wonderful girls last weekend.  Had an awesome time!  It still amazes me and makes me smile to see how vastly different we are in so many ways.   And, we have so much in common!  

Hubby is preparing to take a work related certification exam...again!  He had best pass the darn thing this time, I can't take all the time he has to put into it again...

Trying to decide if I will return to part-time work again next fall...really wanting to quit and stay home completely to get things on track here...all 4 girls are starting school in our local district next year and the meetings, running and "stuff" will require so much time...I want to have the energy and presence of mind for all of it!

Other than that...just all the usual stuff going on around here:
Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Counseling, Work, School, Laundry, Cooking, Cleaning, Reading!, Driving...Driving...Driving!, Laughing!!!!!  Life!

My Picture!

So...I am always the photographer and very rarely the photographed!  Until now...our local, fabulous photographer/artist, Sarah Petty, was offering Facebook headshots, of all things, to raise money for her new charity.  I called immediately and set up the appointment...then, the day of, all I wanted to do was cancel!  It's not about how I look, unhappy with it or whatever, it was about being so stinking self-conscious of myself PERIOD!  I can smile, laugh whatever with the kids and others, but alone, I feel so uncomfortable. Still don't really know what this was/is about but I'm so glad I made myself do it anyway and have some great pictures of ME!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My Birthday...

So...I got through it...I really don't like my birthday.  This year, it's so many things on my mind...I have often been disappointed on birthdays but this year it was even more.  I'm now 37.  We lost our first of 6 babies through miscarriage exactly 10 years ago.  10 years!!! our child would be 9 this year, September actually...

And, then am I really too old to try one last time?...So many thoughts, so much emotional energy...I just don't know...

But, the day was great!  Cupcakes with the girls, lazy, lazy day and I didn't have to change one single diaper!  YAY!