I have fallen in love.... With mowing the lawn. Yowza. I really do lead a crazy exciting life... There is just something so awesome to me about that feeling of accomplishment: getting it done for another week, getting dirty, smelling that fresh grass and dirt smell, being physical- all of it. (Yeah, and I'm one … Continue reading Little Lines….
Today was a rough one. Not for any particular reason...just weepy, over-emotional, overwhelmed, missing my Hawaii peeps, missing the hubbs, church this morning was spot on, and oh yeah, I'm a woman! Ha! After church and braving the grocery store for ONLY FIVE items that inevitably turned into 25 - I felt a little blah … Continue reading Making Lemonade
I am sitting here listening to the rain pound the roof as a thunderstorm passes overhead reflecting on the day. The kids are napping peacefully after our morning excursions. We ate breakfast (at the table, following our new rules! 🙂 and drew pictures and wrote a letter to Daddy for his first box o' goodies … Continue reading The Not-Quite-Perfect Perfect Day
In an effort to help Jake have a bit of a visual of where daddy is going, Eric built a model of the U.S.S. Eisenhower. Loving Daddy! We also had our family over for dinner and this fun cake!!! (Bon Voyage Eric, Happy Birthday Dad, Happy Father's Day Everyone Else!) And … Continue reading Eric’s last days at home
In an effort to teach my kids where food ACTUALLY comes from, we planted a garden this year and its growing quite nicely! Jacob likes to water and find the red berries for Hannah. (He doesn't like strawberries because they "are too dirty"! Ha! i think its the seeds he doesn't like.... Hannah and her … Continue reading Garden Fun
As a part of losing 50lbs, my diet changed. I do not drink soda. I don't drink juice. It's water or milk and coffee with nonfat milk in the morning. I have had 2 glasses of wine (separate occasions) in 5 months. I didn't finish either glass. When it comes to the kids, however, I … Continue reading For my kids…
Today was the last race before Eric's departure. Kind of bittersweet, but I really didn't have time to dwell too much on it because I was SO completely unprepared for today in every way that I just had to muddle through. Flying by the seat of my pants, I snoozed longer than I should have … Continue reading Preparation
When I worked in banking I used to see the non-showered stay-at-home-moms looking all frazzled and not "making their children behave" as they ran around and got loud. I used to think to myself, "Man, can't she make those kids mind? My kids will NEVER act like that!" BWAAHHAHHAHHA!!! And fast forward to today AS … Continue reading Never Say Never
Blegh. There. I said it. I'm feeling a little blue as the reality of going it alone for 9 months sinks in. I know I'm not ALONE alone. There are plenty of people to help out, offer support and are just there for me and the kids. But, it isn't Eric. There isn't a replacement … Continue reading Blegh. On More than One Level
We made a whirlwind surprise trip to Minnesota last week to visit Eric's family before his upcoming deployment! Flying with little kids is really not for the faint of heart - but we did it and we all survived! The flight there couldn't have been more perfect! As you can see, Jake was sleepy as … Continue reading Minnesota Madness!