Friday, February 26, 2010

Writer's Block

It's not that anything exciting has been going on in our life.  I am just experiencing a horrible case of "Writer's Block".......not that I am a writer in any sense of the word. 

Did you know out of all the subjects I teach......I absolutely HATE ( I know.....hate is such a strong word), HATE to teach writing?

I have planted myself in front of my computer numerous times....and have several drafts to prove it....the words just aren't flowing from my brain to my finger tips as the usually do.....therefore not producing anything I consider "post-worthy".

Could it be that I am just plain tired????

Let's see my husband was out of town for 4 days.  That same week I had Parent/Teacher Conferences which make for extremely long days......... My day starts at 5 am---daily, and I don't get home until 8 pm on conference days.  Thank goodness for moms!  I wouldn't have made it through that week without her help.  Mom, you're the BEST!  Have I told you that lately????

Most nights, I average 3-4 hours of sleep.  Three out of my four kids wake up during the night.  I swear they have it all planned out.  They wait until that exact moment I fall into that deep, heavenly sleep.  #1 wakes up.  Then just as I fall back into that deep, heavenly sleep.....#3 wakes up.  And finally #4 wakes.......usually within 30 minutes of when my alarm is to go off!!!!  She's lucky she's cute, and that she's my daughter and that I love her more than anything on Earth....otherwise I may not be as forgiving!  The only one that sleeps peacefully throughout the night is #2.  Thank you for that, Chi-Chi!  You don't know how much that little gift means to your mama!

Have I mentioned that I love to sleep?  I long to sleep.  Right now it is what I desire the most in life.  One day it will happen, then I will long for the time when I had little one to wake me in the middle of the night. Isn't that the way it goes???  You want what you don't have and then when you have don't want it. 

Could it be that life at our house is rather hectic?

I know everyone everywhere is busy.  Maybe if I were an organized person......a planner.....a little more OCD.....more of a control freak things would be different.  But anyone who knows me, knows that's not how I roll.  ( I do every once in a while have those organized moments....albeit they are very brief and few and far between.  And when they happen I AMAZE those around me that I actually got something done.) However....I am prompt...even with four kids to get ready and load into the car....I am always on time.  And that's a feat in itself!

It's not like I don't get anything accomplished.....I hit the floor running when my alarm blares at
5 am and I don't stop, most days until 11 pm.......(which easily ties into that whole tired thing I mentioned earlier and explains my rumpled appearance most days).  I just pick what is the most important and focus on that.

So....for now I am going to stick with my original excuse.....good ol' fashioned writer's block.  'Cause I don't foresee the tired and unorganized aspect of my life changing anytime soon!

Thanks for sticking with me!  Maybe this weekend I'll get some much needed rest and be back with a story sometime next week.

Much love from one frazzled and weary traveler through life..........

Friday, February 12, 2010


In honor of Valentine's Day.....

“Love is always bestowed as a gift
freely, willingly,
and without expectation.
We don’t love to be loved;
we love to love.”

― Leo F. Buscaglia

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Turning Point

The Battle of Lake Eerie was a turning point for the Continentals in the Revolutionary War.  (I love history!)  It proved to countries like France, that we just may actually beat those nasty Red Coats.....which resulted in France, and other countries, becoming our allies and sending troops to help us win our independence.

We have had a major turning point at our house.  Maybe not as significant as the Battle of Lake Eerie....but it seems that way to us!

More like a milestone, really.

To be honest, I wasn't sure I would EVER see this day come.

From now will see one less of these stockpiled in our basement.

Whoo!  Hoo! 


Yee! Haw!  ( girl coming out in me!)

 If I would have known that I would spend 8 out of the last 9 years consistently changing diapers........I would have purchased stock in LUVS.

Yes....8 out of the last 9 years!!!!!!

That's a TON of diapers!  Most of which were not that pleasant.

Truth be told this is a bittersweet time....'cause as I stated in my last means my baby is growing up.

One thing I will say...once "The Law" makes up her mind to do something, she sticks to it.  Guess that is why we call her "The Law". 

I am so proud of you little girl!


Monday, February 8, 2010

Three years ago today........

Once upon a time there was a mommy.  This mommy had two little boys that she loved with all of her heart.  This mommy and her boys did everything together. Their days were filled with fun and laughter.

She thought she had everything she could possibly want. 

Life was perfect.

One day this mommy found out another baby, a girl, would soon be joining the family.  Sadly, this mommy didn't know what to think.  Would she have enough love for this new little baby and her two little boys?

But as the days passed.....this mommy and her two little boys grew more and more excited for this little girl to join the family.

Finally, the day came for this little bundle to enter the big, big world. 

God graciously answered the mommy's prayers and her baby was born healthy, beautiful, and perfect in every way.  From the moment she was placed in her mommy's arms, her mommy's heart was captured once again.

All of her mommy's worries instantly disappeared. Instantly!

From that moment on, that mommy couldn't take her eyes off of her new baby girl.  She was completely in awe of that tiny little creature.

I continue to look at my girl every day and am so thankful that God chose me to be her mommy.
She is truly a gift.

To this day, I can't believe that she is mine.  And that I am fortunate enough to be the mother of someone so incredible.   So incredibly perfect.

I can't get enough of her smile, her eyes, her personality, and, of course, her kisses.  She has that twinkle in her eye, and I love when her little arms wrap around me and she squeezes me with all of her might and says, "I love you so much, Mommy!"

I love how she is sooooo into princesses right now! 

I love watching her line up her babies so she can read and sing to them. The stories this little one can tell.

I love when she crawls into my lap and her little hand slips into's just the two of us and my heart melts.

The Law turns three today.

THREE!  Where did the time go?  Where did my tiny baby go that I once held so tightly in my arms?

She is "The Law" I live for and live by.

You are my dream come true!

Love you forever.......