Monday, April 28, 2008


The Princess was reading to me last night as I "nitpicked" her hair (which is another story altogether). She was reading Never Too Little to Love, which is about a mouse named Tiny Too-Little who loves a giraffe named Topsy Too-Tall. Tiny Too-Little wants to kiss Topsy Too-Tall, but he can't reach her. So, he has to climb on top of a thimble, a matchbox, a watermelon, etc., etc. Each page adds a new object to the list, and the Princess was reading the list very quickly. Then suddenly she slowed down. I asked her why she slowed down. Trying to explain that she was out of breath, Princess E said, "Because I'm breathtaking." And you know what? She really is.

  Why Blog?

It was only after quite a bit of reading of other people's blogs that I decided to start my own. I guess I need to explain why exactly I decided to do such a thing. I mean, it's not like I have nothing else to do with my time. I stay busy, never feel completely caught up on anything, and never get enough sleep, so why exactly do I feel this need to add one more thing to my life?
It's pretty simple really, I need a creative outlet. I have always loved to read and write. I used to scrapbook and would love to get that started back up again. Sweetpea has an album for each of her first 3 years. Princess E has one or two pages. The problem with scrapbooking is that it is on ongoing project. It doesn't have a definite ending point, and at this point, I can't see how I could ever get caught up. Then there's the fact that I don't have the space to leave my stuff out. I would love to have a room all my own. A room where I could spread out my pictures and papers and scissors and punches and adhesives and you get the picture. However, that room is just a dream, and it is so much trouble to get everything out and then have to put it all up again.
So, I decided to start this blog as a way of keeping track of our day to day lives. I have tons of pictures stored away on my computer. This way I can at least display them somewhere. I also need to document the hilarious things my kids do and say. My mother is always telling me I should be writing this stuff down because even though I think I will remember it, I probably won't. She's right (boy, do I hate it when that happens). I can barely remember anything these days, so documenting their lives is pretty important.
And so, when I get a minute, I will have this place to unload my thoughts and preserve my memories.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Where shall I begin. I guess I should start with my family. They are the most important thing in the world to me. I've been married to Dh for 13 years. He is a wonderful man who is working two jobs so that I can stay home with our kids. He works very hard to provide for us, and I'm sure he feels under appreciated, but we love him very much.

We have three kids. It still sounds a little odd to me to say I am the mother of three. It was a bit of a long road road to finally reach that number, but now my family is complete. I feel whole. I am now able to say with complete confidence that we are out of the baby making business. I said it after number two, but I never meant it. Now I do.

Our oldest, Sweetpea. Her daddy says she is the sweetest person he has ever known, and I believe he is right. She always says the sweetest things and is constantly making little cards and notes for us. She is also very funny. Her one liners crack us up all the time. She is 10 years old, another thing that is hard for me to believe. She is growing up so fast.

Our second, Princess E. Mommy's girl all the way. The addition of her new baby brother has been quite a wake up call for her. Dh has always told me to 'cut the cord' as far as she is concerned. I see no reason to do that. She has backed off a little since the Little Man arrived in our lives, but she is still very attached to her mommy. She is my studious child. She delights in reading, and she comes home every day and gets her homework done first thing. She never complains about doing it, and even finishes all the week's work on the first day if I don't stop her. Princess E is funny too, but where Sweetpea tries to be funny, the Princess is funny without even knowing she's funny.

Our baby, Little Man. A gift from God. He arrived in our lives after I turned 40. I have heard that I must be crazy and that I'm brave. I'm just a mommy. I know God put him on this earth and in my life for a reason. I have already seen some of the magic Little Man has worked in my life, and I can't wait to see what comes next. He is a sweet baby. A little more high maintenance than I would like sometimes, but we cope. He loves to be held and doesn't sleep much during the day. I'm not accomplishing much, and Dh tells me it's ok to put him down and let him cry. But he's the last baby I'll ever have, so I'm soaking up all the baby snuggles I can get.

And me. I'm a SAHM/home daycare provider. I started watching kids 8 years ago as a way to make a little extra money. It has been quite an experience. I have made wonderful friends because I have kept their kids. Both Sweetpea and Princess E now have friends I believe will be in their lives forever. At times I have felt like I'm being paid for my girls to have play dates. Other than that, I am a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. I am a Christian who is constantly working to "let go and let God." It's not always easy, but I'll get there.