Saturday, November 06, 2010

Autumn Fun!

It's been such a long time since I posted here. I've been getting reacquainted with old friends through Facebook, but I would like to start blogging again. We recently enjoyed celebrating Fall and Halloween. I had so much fun creating my kids' costumes, carving pumpkins & cooking yummy treats. These are a few photos of the fun times.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Ups and Downs

I've been busy with fb and other things, so I haven't written here for a while. (sorry) I've felt just a little unmotivated and droopy lately, but I think that the Winter weather has had a lot to do with that. Today was beautiful and our first Spring-like day in ages, but I had to work today which kind of stunk and put me in a sour mood. I'm thankful to have a job, but I had a little Spring fever today and needed to get out and soak in some sunshine. Well, I have to be happy that Spring is almost here and that's my favorite of all seasons. My daughter's 5th birthday is coming up this week and I also register her for kindergarten. :-) I also took off from work on her birthday. Woo-hoo!

Please remind me that no matter how good it smells and how good it tastes, I really should never ever drink coffee in the evening. I love it, but look at me. I'm up at 12:42 AM, and I'm still not even a little bit sleepy! Ah, me.

Saturday, January 31, 2009


That's my new motto. The few times that I have taken the kids into a store lately, they have behaved so badly that I resolve to avoid taking them shopping with me again. I work several evenings during the week, so I've started doing grocery shopping after work when I'm alone. Whew, it's SO MUCH easier to do it that way. I love my kids, but I DO NOT like shopping with them.

I think that when the kids were younger and cried in the store, people would smile and say "Aw...poor little baby". The attitude changes drastically when you have a screaming 4 year old or 3 year old. I get lots of evil looks, and it's just not worth it. I've had my 4 year old throw herself down on the floor in a temper tantrum and people come running to stare. It's so weird. I don't know why my kids are so bad in the store. I'm usually pretty patient with the kids, but the store situation is too out of control for me... so they won't get that privilege with me any more. I SHOP ALONE!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Sometimes They Get Along!


I was so happy two days ago when I observed my kids playing a computer game together. MG was patiently teaching MB how to play the "Land Before Time" dinosaur game. They did this for about an hour. They've been bickering quite a bit lately, so it this was a nice break from that.

I think that it's been difficult because the cold weather is keeping us inside more. Sometimes I wonder if we should move somewhere warmer. I really don't like the cold. I do have more problems with depression in the Winter months. Maybe when the kids are a little older, we can learn how to snow shoe or something. I don't think that I want to learn to ski at this point, but snow shoeing sounds fun and like something we could do.

Another thing that's made it harder to find things to do is the money situation. We have to choose free things to do. The library programs are about the only free event that we can do around here. Maybe there's something else that I'm not thinking of.

We've got a few personal issues going on too. Crap at work. Also a close family member is having increased health problems... cancer. :0( It's a good thing that I started this post with the positive. We really did have a good Christmas, and I am grateful for my beautiful children.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Greetings!

This is the picture that I've put in all my Christmas cards this year. My two sweethearts..


Monday, December 08, 2008

Joyful Kitty

This is our cat Jasper. He brings us lots of joy. His favorite person is MG. Can you tell?If she's upset or crying, he comes running to her to snuggle and make her feel better. Yesterday, he decided to climb the fake Christmas tree. :-)



Saturday, December 06, 2008

An Elf and a Reindeer

Here are my two kids getting into the Christmas spirit. :-)