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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Still here...Just distracted

I've been MIA--at least when it comes to my blog. We've been busy potty training, keeping up with David's 2nd year at school, and trying to keep the house somewhat clean! I've done a few here and there in the past few months but its been pretty poor...and i don't think I've had any picture for awhile. SO.... Pictures is what you'll get.
Carson's 3rd Birthday 

Opening very carefully --This is how he approaches most things

My silly, but super adorable kids

On our cruise in December

Body surfing on the very top of the ship

Flow Rider surfing

Thursday, February 16, 2012

At the end of the day

This was my day:

Woke up and started Potty Training Day 4. Not bad. I only had to wash out one pair of poopey underwear. No other accidents.

Watched 2 other little boys for a little while. The awesome part was that it kept my kids busy and entertained while I got to do a few things around the house. The not so awesome part was that it was quite a bit more chaotic, messy, and LOUD!

The day was filled with incessant whining from my teething 16 month old. She is getting all her molars in (has been for about 2 weeks--why is that always the case?). The sound coming from her was annoying. We're talking the kind of sound that makes the hair on your neck stand up and you don't think you could possibly stand to hear it one more time!

Of course we had tears, fighting, yelling, tantrums, and plenty of NO!s to go around.

It was (and still is) husband and fatherless.

To sum up...The day was hard. No that's not the right word. The day was difficult. No, how about tiring, stressful, nerve racking, possibly a disaster.

AND YET.....

Here I am, sitting on my bed, eating Bon Bons & sparkling cider (ok, gummy bears & water)--trying to relax and enjoy complete me-time; And yet, my first assessment of the day, before I even opened the lap top, was Today was a GOOD DAY. Seriously, I'm not lying. I had that thought first. [I may be finding it difficult to have that thought now after rehashing my day] But really. As I was holding my sleeping daughter just moments ago, I sighed that end of day sigh, and thought, "ahh, today was a good day."

That is a gift. A blessing from God. To end a not so great day according to "the books" and feel good. To have the weight of the good things that happened in a day (however small, few, and far between) to be all that I can remember. Its a blessing and gift that I know comes so that I can get up tomorrow and do it all over again.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Three years ago today,...

I was laying in the hospital bed, unable to move my legs, feeling EXHAUSTED, wishing the pain would be taken away, wanting so badly to be dressed in something other than a drab gown,... and yet completely & utterly euphoric.

Three years ago today...

I became a mom.

Three years ago today...

Will forever be one of the BEST days of my life.

Carson, Mommy loves you more than you will ever know. The joy you have brought into my life is greater than any I've ever known. Your sweet spirit, incredible intelligence, and unconditional love gets me excited to get up each day--just to see what you will come up with. You're the BEST!