Friday, April 18, 2008


Everyone always talks about how there are different seasons in life. I'm right smack dab in the middle of the "mommyhood-needy-i-do-everything" season. I love my children dearly, but some days are HARD! That isn't to say that the work isn't rewarding. It's the most rewarding job ever. But hard, nonetheless. Sometimes I get frustrated wanting to do things that just don't "go" with the season I'm in. I chose to be a stay at home mom because it's important to me....My own mom stayed home until well into my high school years. I think I was spoiled by it. But I loved knowing that she would be home when we got home from school. And I want the same for my own kids. Things that I want to do don't necessarily work right now. I'd love to get into photography more, I'd love to travel with my husband. These things just have to wait. And well, sometimes waiting is HARD! Each year seems to pass more quickly than the last and already I'm amazed at how fast my children are growing up. So while I know that they are only little for a SHORT time, I still have my days when I'm eagerly waiting the day when I can do more ME stuff.
Then I just look at them and melt....... and who am I kidding. I have the best job ever right now. I love being a mom. Suddenly my selfish desires seem so insignificant.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Thousand Words

I'm also stealing the idea from Jen for A Thousand Words Thursday by posting a meaningful picture (to me anyway) every Thursday. Here's today's...This was back in the land of two children. :)


Monday, April 14, 2008

the digi-bug

I've thought for a long time about getting into digi-scrapping. I love traditional scrapbooking, but it's so hard to find time with all my little "helpers". And if I start digi-scrapping all my main pictures, I can do project albums or gifts and things like that at crops and what not. Best of both worlds?!?

Tonight I took the plunge and made my very first layout. Actually I used a template...and I gotta say, I'm loving that! So tell me what you think!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

ummm.....'scuze me

Umm can someone tell me how it is I just had this little teenie baby and now just look at this will you? She's bound and determine to get mobile. I don't recall giving her permission, in fact I'm pretty sure I told her she had to STAY a baby. Sheesh, she's already not listening. :)
(please ignore my obnoxious voice...I mean geez could I sound more like a goon?)

Saturday, April 5, 2008


We recently learned that BIL and his wife had separated. I'm not quite sure why it took me by such surprise but it did. We learned this weekend while visiting Rob's parents that she served him with divorce papers and again I found myself shocked. Maybe it's because I've never been this close to someone going through something like this, but my heart is breaking. It's breaking for their two girls whose little world is falling apart. It's breaking watching bil struggle with sadness and anger and hurt. Terrible hurt.
They are both really young and I know that plays a part in all this. I guess I just can't grasp that they are "jumping ship" so quickly. After being separated only a couple of weeks and without any kind of trying (ie. marriage counseling or therapy...). Just give up.
It's brought about a lot of reflection to my marriage and family. We've had our share of problems as every marriage does, but it has brought us closer together as we've worked through them. I can't help but feel like there is going to be some regret as they get a little older.

I'm so thankful for my family and that we are sealed together for time and all eternity. I'm so thankful for a husband who has the same conviction of eternity that I do. I pray that this little family can work through this hard time.