Thursday, May 22, 2008


Not much to talk about...Kids will be fininshing school soon and our summer begins. As much as I like the freedom, it can be hectic with softball, swimming lessons and playdates. This year we are going to take a bunch of small trips even so that the kids can enjoy our local parks etc. It should be fun!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day 2008

So, this year I was told I was going to sleep in as late as I wanted. After hearing Braydon scream for Daddy for what seemed to be 20 minutes, I came down to find him in need of a TV buddy while dad was on the pot. Had he not been sick, I would have ignored his desperate screams and let dad handle it. Nope, he was poopy and I needed to know he was ok. I don't ever remember my mom getting the day to herself...I don't remember doing anything special for mom other then going to church (normal) and getting her flowers...a flower to be exact...and my dad always got me one too. My kids decided I needed breakfast made for me. So, chocolate captin crunch, an apple (with the sticker on it) and bananas covered in honey and cinnimon with a surpising hint of mint it was. the mint was overpowering. Mint extract on bananas is not a flavor one enjoys or would ever ask for again. It was the thought that counts. The mint flavor also found its way into my coffee...the one reheated in the microwave from the night before. My dear husband thought he would do good by making a fresh pot of coffee for me. Don't ever let anyone who doesn't drink coffee make coffee. It was strong...3 scoops too strong. It was the thought that counts. but I had to make a new pot of coffee. All in all is was a nice day, planted in the garden and around the yard, spent with the kids...the only way i really enjoy it...the only way i would want to spend it again.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I want to talk about a person in my life that I never expected to be close with or even still be talking to at this point in my life. I met her about 10 years ago. Wow, that is the first time I realized how long we have known each other. I had started a new job. She worked at this salon. I knew she was a good stylist, but she wouldn't give me the time of day. I thought she was a snob. I had no idea that she was on a new path. A path that I would soon follow. She left this salon for a new one after only working together 4 months. Two months after that I followed her, reasons are another story. That is when we started to hit it off. As much as we seemed to respect each other we still had this wall between us. Time passed and I found out I was pregnant. Super excited we had a party to tell everyone. She wasn't coming because she was going away. I told her why we were throwing the party. She kind of snickered and said...yeah, well me too. I had no idea this was her path. She had been trying for some time and it finally happened. It was shocking, but exciting at the same time. I remember someone telling me "how cool! you can raise your babies together!" I rolled my eyes and said..."Yeah, that would be nice, but I don't see that happening." You see, we live 1/2 hour away from each other and I was certain our "friendship" would end once the distance was apparent. Fast forward 8 1/2 years. Our daughters are best friends, our second kids are 1 month apart (supposed to be 2 weeks apart- thank you Erika for being 3 weeks early) and we are God parents to eachother's third children.

So what is inspiring of her you might ask? She is Supermom, Superwife, Superfriend, and SuperWoman. She handles her children like she has been doing this for 100 years, supports her husband and rarely has anything bad to say about him, would do anything for you including picking up your slack, and now has run a half marathon. I was doing my best to keep up with her (because I strive to be like her- in a most positive way) and now the half marathon...I cannot compare. Though I may be able to run it someday...The inspiration doesn't stop there. It is the way she lives her life. She lives it entirely to be the best person she can be not only for herself but for her children and for her husband and her friends as well. No matter what she does she tries to be the best at it and seems to achieve that goal. I only hope to be 1/2 the person she is and I know I will be a better person. I am a better person for knowing her and am super lucky to have her in my life. Thank you my friend Teri.