Well, I almost forgot to post, so this is going to have to count. It is now spring break for my kiddos and we're out of school for the next week. I think we all needed the break from school and sports. For us, it's a chance to catch our breath before the last BIG push at the end of school.
My posts this week may occur late, sorry. Today I took a huge nap & needed it. I found myself awake at 4am. So not cool. Oh well, y'all have a great night & I'll see you tomorrow!
Celebrating Life & down time with the fam!
First off, I know how weird this is. I've posted two days in a row after not writing anything for almost a year. All my coherent thoughts are finally surfacing after all this time. :)
How my life has changed in 10 years! 10 years ago I was a crazy and stressed mom of 4 ages 5-12. Fast forward to today & I'm still crazy, but I'm now a mom of 4 ages 15-22. I don't know where those 10 years went, but they flew by. While I was driving children places, teaching kids how to drive, cooking dinner, folding clothes, and monitoring homework, all my little chicks grew up. I have always loved my children. Duh, they're mine. What I've really noticed over the last few years is that I like them, and I tell my children I like them. At first they said: "you have to we are your children", but that's an untrue statement. I have to love them, but not like them. I heard a mom say she loved her children, but didn't like them very much. She said h…
Suck. That's right I said it. Mean people suck. I'm fuming right now! My heart beating like a drum & hands shaking kind of mad. Mean people, ugh! I asked my friend if I could tell her story here about her encounter with some mean kids & I have her ok, but I'm changing her name.
Jana is 24 weeks pregnant. Not all of us are blessed with wonderful, glowing, easy pregnancies. Some of us are sick and struggle through the 40 weeks of growing another human being inside our bodies. Jana is one of these lucky few. Did I mention she is also chasing a 2 year old around? Talk about compounding your sickness and exhaustion.
It's summer in Alabama, and if you live here you know that means hot and humid. Add in that it's been raining a ton, which we need, but it jacks the humidity close to 100% & makes it feel even hotter. Being comfortable while also trying to chase said toddler can be tough on a body. Jana's husband bought her some cute leggings f…
I'm doing a double posting today. I want to remember my friend Debbi. Do you remember your very first friend from school? I do, I remember meeting her like it was yesterday. We were as opposite as the day is long, and growing up I loved her dearly.
It was the first day of first grade. We had just moved to Dunwoody, Georgia. I knew no one. I saw her in the room. She was tall, blond, and had the cutest little pigtails. I was short, dark headed, and had long hair. She was sweet, I was loud. She made me laugh, and I loved my very first best friend.
We had a lot in common. We both swam, danced, and would spend hours listening to records. Every time I hear Double Dutch Bus and The Boy From New York City I think of Debbi. I'm shocked her sister Dana didn't steal the records and shatter them. I loved spending the night at Debbi's house. Her mom would make us chocolate chip pancakes in different shapes, and let me put as much syrup on it as I wanted. We didn…