Thursday, September 24, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Did I mention I team-teach the 4 year olds in Sunday school? I do, and it's fun. I teach tomorrow and should be preparing... so I suppose I am stealing this free time. Consider is stolen. I am also on the Enrichment Committee. I am looking forward to the next activity!
Mary Kay is rocking my socks. I am working on finding a balance that will allow me to be successful, yet not keep me from my family. We have settled with 2 parties a week + one night of Training. That's one thing I love it that I CAN set my own schedule. It's GREAT! On top of the temporal rewards that everyone can see, are emotional and psychological rewards that are nearly impossible to describe. I love who I am becoming, I'll just say that much! And I don't know how I have gone without Microdermabrasion treatments my whole life!
My boys just keep growing up. Monkey's latest favorite has been Blue's Clues. I didn't realize he was actually learning so much until he found a clock face and told me which one was the big arm and which one was the small arm. I asked him what time it was and he told me "Nine O'Clock." close enough, buddy. And he loves hearing the stories of the Three Little Pigs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. He is such a sweetie and is very protective of his brother and is constantly looking out for him and keeping an eye on him. I love it. He is such a great First Born!
Turtle is just a little teddy bear! He's exceptionally cuddly and absolutely adores his brother. It melts my heart. He loves to laugh and has been picking up signs pretty quickly lately. He picked up "more", "please", "candy" and "thank you" as quickly as he realized he could make the motions. I loves making hand motions for different songs and whatnot. I'm pretty sure he does it so eagerly because he sees his brother doing it. What an influence they have on one another already!
DH is getting a pedicure and foot massage tonight... as soon as he gets back with a few things we need for tomorrow! Unless I fall asleep first... lol... that wouldn't make him too happy! It happens ALL THE TIME... It's hard to keep my eye lids open! And I'm just so exhausted... but know I probably wont even get a good night's sleep...
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
The mornings have been pretty cool the fast couple of weeks... which means Fall is just around the corner... which means Christmas is going to come and go before I know it! I LOVE Christmas! I'm excited about possibly/hopefully having a White Christmas this year. And is that is the only day it snowed - EVEN BETTER!! hahaha...
I would listen to Christmas music all year long if it didn't bother my Dear Husband... and anyone else who might be around to hear it.
I'm sitting around watching my kids, husband, brother and brothers-in-law hanging out enjoying each others company and getting along... and it's pretty much THE BEST feeling.
I want the "holidays" to start already. Well, maybe we'll just go ahead and start it around here!
I'm sure I can find some fun projects... because ya'll have the best blogs for that kinda stuff!!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
As I was just going to type "I wish I had something interesting to tell ya'll"... I thought of, like, 20 things that I could share.
First thing on my mind this morning... remember the Nelson Family? Well, sweet baby Lucas passed away this week in the arms of his family. Absolutely heartbreaking.
Death is something I did not deal well with at all. Until my brother died. You would think since he was so close, it would be the hardest to deal with. I'm not going to lie, it was no picnic, and it really sucked. But I surprised myself at how well I "dealt" with it. I KNOW the reason I dealt with it so well is because we had so many family members and friends praying for us. The experience was incredibly spiritual and peaceful. Heartbreaking, but peaceful. There must have been angels with their arms around me (and my immediate family) holding my insides together and my heart from breaking into a million pieces. It was because of the prayers and faith of those who cared about my family that I was able to function and let my faith in a Loving Father in Heaven carry me through the weeks.
This is what we can do for the Nelson Family.
I've been holding my babies a little longer. Telling them "I love you" a few more times a day. Letting them get away with the little things that have no eternal consequence (which, let's be honest, at 2 is pretty much everything). It is much more important for them to know that I love them unconditionally than whether or not he makes a mess - again. For the teenagers it is more important for them to know that we want to trust them and communicate with them, than if they are 15 minutes late, or forget to load the dishwasher. I don't have the energy to be angry, at all! At least not longer than it takes to take a few deep breaths.
I don't know what the point is, I'm just putting my thoughts out there... well, not "on paper".... just out there.
Let your kids blow bubbles in their milk. Let them talk for a few more minutes on the phone. Let them dump out all the legos on the floor, and talk with your child as you both clean them up! Go out on a one-on-one with him/her and get to know your child! Instead of spanking or yelling- hug (that would really throw them off and make an impression!!) Don't let anger motivate you to clean your home. Don't let anger be the reason you're yelling at your child, instead of cheering him on!
I'm not trying to tell you how to parent. I'm just encouraging you to stop being angry and hug, forgive, hug... forgive and hug! :) Don't assume your family knows how you feel - Make sure your family knows you love them. We really don't know when we will have to say goodbye.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Since they are going to be a part of our family for a while, I figured it is blog-worthy and I KNOW you want to "meet" them! Plus I just love showing them off!
He's the strong silent type. Ridiculously talented in... well, everything! Sports, dancing, music... you name it he can do it. And if he can't - give him a minute to figure it out and he'll pretty much blow your mind.
Our social bug, he's happy-go lucky, and always smiling! He's just so dang optimistic and positive... except if his plans get changed and he can't hang out with his friends... he'll be a sour puss for a minute, but it doesn't take him long to really make the best of his situation! He's super athletic and fast!
They are way fun to have around. They are easy-going, helpful and all around good kids (guys?). They are great uncles and great brothers! We're glad they're back with us!
Now. Where can I sign them up for some professional modeling/acting?!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
When was the last time you "grew" as a person? Like really truly had your eyes opened and saw the world differently?! Did you realize that you really don't know much and had your mind opened to the possibilities for growth? Did you get butterflies in your stomach just thinking about all the goodness in the world that could obtain?
When was the last time you accomplished something? Something you really weren't sure you could, but did! Did that open your mind to the things it had been closed to? Did your heart leap within you just thinking about all the things you knew you could do if you put your mind and heart into it?
The world is yours for the taking.
I'm taking it.