Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Beach baby! Beach baby! I'm sooooooo ready.

It's been WAY too long since my family has been to the beach!!! A few more days. I am looking forward to taking the kids for shaved ice, carmel corn and frozen custard!
It will be nice to get away. The girls have not been to the beach since they were one - they probably don't even remember. We're still at that "magical" age of OOHS and AAHS. I wish I could freeze the time.
We are having a super summer so far but it's flying by way too fast. I can't wait to get to the Delaware Shore so I can take more pictures of kids eating ice cream : )

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

So very thankful....

Thankful. That is what I am - so very thankful lately. I am so blessed and I think half the time I'm so busy worrying about this and that and I just forget to step back and realize just how wonderful my life really is. I have amazingly adorable, sweet and beautiful (not to mention healthy) children, a great husband, THE BEST friends and neighbors, a beautiful home and, in this economy, a job ; ) Life has been so busy lately and just yesterday I decided I really should "slow it down a bit" and simplify. I really want to, it's just hard to not "over commit" but I am going to work on it. I really am.

My Jessica came in this morning while we were running around like mad people to get out of the house and get my little man to the bus stop on time. She does this a lot in the morning - while Sarah's still in a deep slumber. She walks in, with her cute little pj's and her major "bed head" and she's so sweet and soft spoken and she's holding the same little trinket she went to bed with (it was a baby My Little Pony with a little high chair and dish of food that Daddy bought her at Target on Sunday) and she walks up with her beautiful face and quietly says "good morning mommy."
I love how my Sarah calls Sleeping Beauty "sleeping cutie" and how she calls Lightning McQueen "Drama Queen" and how she asks you to "scoov over" on the couch. I love how my Justin wants to show me stuff he learns and accomplishes, how he wants to call out the latest math problem he can solve, how he tells me he's looking forward to "versing" the Lugnuts in T-ball. Or how he notices that I have made his lunch "over a hundred times."
These are truly the moments that I live for, just to see those beautiful faces greet me and how they make me smile. I love that they are always happy to see me, well most of the time... lol. I hope everyone is having a lovely Spring. I hope to have more time to get here more often to share my thoughts going forward.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Leaving the house this morning....

Innocently enough I reached into the pocket of my old black wool coat, which apparently I haven't worn in quite a while. I know this now because when I reached into that pocket, I pulled out the itinerary for my e-ticket when I flew to Auntie Dianne's funeral just about two years ago. It was January 11th when I boarded that plane at Dulles - for what was a really long, teary flight for me. So many memories flooding back to me, so many memories still to be made that I was mourning.
I can't believe it's been two years since she's been gone. I will never forget getting the phone call at work that day - it was cousin Scott delivering the bad news. It's not like we didn't know it was coming - it's just the shock of the finality of it all I think that stings the most. I was fortunate to have two very dear friends with me at work that afternoon, Karen and Rick, who comforted me. Thank you both. I will never forget that.
I miss you Auntie Dianne. We all do - but I know you're in God's hands and I know I'll see you again someday. xxxooo