Sunday, July 8, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
We just finished soccer season---for the first time both girls did indoor AND outdoor, which all in all would not have been a problem. However, they overlapped. Can I say that I love indoor soccer? It starts and ends quickly and you don't have to battle the weather. Both girls played their little hearts out, but I think we are still learning to breathe again after having practice 4 nights a week. I was NOT meant to be a soccer mom, and yet somehow I feel like one.
These last few months I have been able to help out in Alyssa's class once a week and read in Torie's class every now and then. I really enjoy being able to be involved with their "school life"---I know the kids, the nice, the mean, and all the others. Plus knowing that my Torie will be in middle school next year, I have especially cherised this time.
Torie turned 11! She is such a sweet girl---I couldn't have asked for more. Her jokes are getting funnier and I love that she really confides in me. I know what is going on with her and only hope that stays over the upcoming school years.
Jason and I made a trip to Chicago to celebrate 12 years of marriage. We left the kids with Aaron and Patti and took the train up for 4 days. It was great---full of learning about history, which I didn't know I like, but I do. Lots of good food too. And just a break, and remembering that we were once without children.
SO now I am planning for summer, unfortunately sometimes the financial means cannot support my BIG ideas...so it's down to figuring out what the girls really want to do. What things does your family do for the summer?
P.S. Sorry these pics are like in the middle randomly, but I still am technically challenged...!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Many of you know that I have wanted three kids for pretty much as long as I can remember. 2 girls and 1 boy in that order. SOOOO far, so good, until about a year ago. With PCOS, well let's say the two I have in all reality are a miracle. And after much stress, and some heartache, my body and I together have more or less decided that #3 isn't going to enter this family. This isn't going to be some long post on infertility, cuz let's face it I have two and that is wonderful! Plus the two I have are pretty great and the third one could have been a screw up, so why risk it right?
The bigger issue that I am facing is being at a point in life I had in no way anticipated right now.
Yes, Lyssie went to school in the fall, and at first the idea of all day by myself was exciting, oh the places I would go and all the things I would do. But now, I am a bit of a lost soul, wondering what's next? Yes, I know the options are limitless---work, go back for more schooling, volunteer, lots of hobbies, Yada yada yada. But for real, I have come to the harsh conclusion that somewhere in the last ten years I forgot who I am without these sweet little attachments holding my hand all the time. I definately try to be more involved with them both at school, volunteering, having lunch with them, etc. Truth is I don't even know what I like....and I know I don't like cleaning the house and cooking ALLLLL the time. And apparently it must be a little lonely too, because I find myself talking to the dog far more often than one might consider normal. LOL! So all you Moms who have been there--help me out? What would be next for you?
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
- Service DOES matter, and it isn't contingent upon how the other person treats you, I have seen her serve people that weren't always the best of friends to her, but she continues to give.
- Keep busy, just because you are a "stay at home Mom" ---hardly means you stay there---there is lots to do and learn.
- Learn, learn, learn--never stop learning, there is always more !
- Don't say anything about a person behind their back that you wouldn't say if they were standing there
- Being a grandma rocks!
- Improve on something until it's the best it can be (her bread pudding, custard--trial and error)
- Don't make your bed until you have said your prayers---every time I look at my unmade bed I am reminded of what I haven't done yet!
- If you don't understand why something happens---"put it on the shelf" and you can ask God after this life what the purpose was (If you don't find out later in your life)
- Do all you can to teach your children the gospel---even if it means whiney scripture study at 6 AM, and family home evening full of less than eager participants-sabotaging your every effort.
- Don't refuse an opportunity to serve at church---
I am sure there is much more than this---but these are the things I have learned. I have been blessed with an amazing mother, who I do adore. Thanks for always being there Mom! No one could ask for a better Mom!
What lessons has your Mother taught you? Why do you treasure her?