Monday, February 22, 2010

Normal day

"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day, I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


so last night, after bath time... Joe starts petting my hair and says... "I yike your hair mommy" I said, well thank you angel!

then he looks at me and says... "I yike your dress, Mommy"... (I'm wearing my pajama's)... I"m like, well thank you sweetheart. That is so nice of you!

He's so thoughtful. :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010


So my friend, Meg did a contest with I heart faces and the theme was kisses... I am too late for the contest but wanted to contribute here. When I saw what the theme was, I instantly thought of this picture.

I know that most people would probably choose a picture of someone ELSE kissing but... to me, it's my angel. It's my heart. This little angel is what I live for. I don't mean to minimize everything else that I love in my world. This isn't about you. :)

If you ask my mom, she'll tell you that I have wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember. And it has far surpassed even my wildest dreams.

So for me, this kiss is about the beautiful baby boy in my arms. I am so blessed!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Things no one tells you

No one tells you when you're planning your wedding that it's hard. No one tells you that the lows are really low because you already know the highs are super duper high.

I suppose if anyone told you how hard it is to merge two completely different sets of history's, ideals and memories together you wouldn't believe them. Everything is perfect in that "honeymoon stage". That's why they call it that. :) However, you probably have different ways of dealing with conflict, different ways of dealing with stress, different ways of prioritizing and probably different ways of making up.

No one tells you that you have to release a part of yourself to become "one" with your spouse. It's no longer about what YOU want. It's about what's best for your family...your new family. It just doesn't always completely align with what you individually want unless you are super duper lucky.

You have to find a way that works for both of you. Stronger together than you are as a single parts. I saw this on Sunday and somehow it just fit with how I was feeling.

We have often said we would not
choose to go back to some of those
early days of our marriage. Too often,
early love is a mirage built on day
dreams. Love deepens with understanding,
and varying viewpoints expand
and challenge one another. So many
things improve with age. A recent
advertisement read, "Things of true
quality need not fear the years. [time]
only improves them." So it is with marriage.
Those who abandon ship the first
time it enters a storm miss the calm
beyond. And the rougher the storms
weathered together, the deeper and
stronger real love grows.
Ruth Bell Graham

No one tells you, but you know... the harder you work for something the better it is.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Do you remember me posting this about losing weight? About starting boot camp in 2008?

Do you remember me posting this about starting weight watchers in June of 09?

Well... it is now 2010... I am still holding on to the same 15 pounds. I am on weight watchers again... have stuck to my points. Have stuck to my flex points. Have even tried eating MORE per the suggestion of my dear friend Meg... I am exercising three to four days a week. Like cardio exercising with a little bit of low weights thrown in.

Wanna know what I get for all of my hard work?

Get on the scale today and


UP 1.7 pounds from last week.

I am tired of being fluffy.

I am tired of being round.

I am tired of no progress.

Well this is one heck of an upbeat post.

I'm gonna go cry in my special k. (just kidding).

This is what I say to YOU weight loss!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Boy and his Dog

A long while ago, I wrote this blog about Joe and Murphey. They have continued to be best buddies and as Joe gets older and Murph gets a bit less exuberant, they are more in tune to each other’s needs.

As you can see though, Murphey has always been rather protective of Joe and likes to know where he is. I remember when Joe was born, Murphey would go outside and as soon as she came inside, she would run around the house looking for where Joe was.

As Joe got a bit older, they had a reciprocal agreement. As long as Joe feeds murphey from his dinner plate, Joe can do just about anything to the poor dog. That includes but not exclusive to ear pulling, rides, general mauling, climbing on and snuggling up to.

As you can see from these pictures, there is a very special bond between a dog and his boy.


Lately, when we get home from work, Jason and I take Joe on a bike ride. When we finish the bike ride, we take the dog to the local high school fields and let her run. Joe loves it. He gets to run and chase the dog too.

On the way home, Joe likes to take the lash and walk with Murphey. This is so touching to me. to see these two children of mine… two legged and four legged walking on along. I am so very blessed!