Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What's new?


Our life is chaos.  

I have pictures of the chaos, but since everything is torn to shreads, I haven't found the time to download the pictures.

Here's the deal:

torn out carpet
dusty cement floor
furniture filling the garage
full dumpster
paint to buy

In all that chaos, all I can really seem to see is my BEAUTIFUL baby.  Every time I look at him he gives me the biggest grin.  Seriously heart melting stuff!  

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ode to Burn Notice

Burn Notice....I miss you.  I started watching you a month ago (thank you library), and we shared many special moments while I ran on the treadmill.  I have seen both season 1 and season 2, and now I want more.  Running is never as fun without some serious explosions, mysteries solved, and a little romance (very little romance).  So please, Burn Notice, release season 3 on DVD.  I know my library will buy you, and then I can spend a very good 3 weeks watching you while sweatin'.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day

Apparently,  Lucky Charms and green milk is not enough of a green celebration.

My kids promptly got up and made green eggs and green pancakes.  Crazy fun kids!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Family Update

Can you believe it? My little girl has braces!!! I knew the day would come, but I always thought it would be when she was older, when I was richer, or something like that. However, the day is here, and in a way I am excited for her. She gets to experience this time when she is young, when her self esteem won't be knocked to nothing by the looks and comments of boys.
Our family is consumed by game nights as of late. Last weekend we spent Friday night playing Monopoly and eating candy meant for Christmas (don't worry....it was stored nicely at the bottom of our freezer). The fun never ends when there is chocolate and gaming involved. Our kids love this time, and in these small moments I think that maybe, just maybe I might be an okay mother.
Seriously, this was an awesome moment. Two weeks ago, while nursing my little one in bed on a "lazy" Sunday morning (7 a.m.), my big kids made a plan. The plan? To make breakfast for mom in bed. One might imagine, cereal, pancakes, or muffins. Nope, my kiddos went all out and made FRENCH TOAST for their dear mother. Did they have help? No! Completely independent of any adult assistance, they made and delivered french toast to my bed, complete with syrup and whip cream.

Where was dad? Church meetings.

These are the shining moments of joy I need to reflect on more often.

These are the moments I need to remember when my youngest empties out all the albuterol from the fast acting inhaler, and all the vials for the nebulizer. When my children fight to the death over who gets to sit next to the baby. When I get sassed left and right.

There is joy all around me, I just need to stop and remember it.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sad Realization

I have had a sad realization.  I am no longer young and spry.

 How do I know this?  Each time I raise to standing from a sitting position, I cringe at the pain in my knees.  

Yes, I still sit indian style at the dinner table, at the computer, on the couch, or basically anytime I sit.  

Apparently, the time has come for me to sit like an adult.  hmmm.  I should probably grow a couple inches so my feet can touch the floor (wouldn't that be nice).

As I type this, I am sitting indian style.  Ahhhhh,  when it comes time to walk away from the computer tonight, the walk will look more like a hobble.  

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Amazon Here I Come

Could anyone be more excited than me?  Highly unlikely.  

Here's the scoop. The book is ready for pre-order (thanks Mindy for finding that out).  The really fabulous and great thing, is that you can see many of the quilts from the Amazon.com page.   If you click on the image, it opens up all the images, and you can see every quilt.   Enjoy!

Follow this link and enjoy!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hey Baby!

Man, this baby is adorable! 

I love him SOOOO much.  Every time he talks, I melt.  He cries, and I laugh because he is so stinking cute.  As I write, my little man is talking to me and doing raspberries.   I even love that he leaves his scent on me.