Thursday, January 5, 2012


I never would have pictured myself being one of "those people" who treats their dog like a child, but it turns out I am one of "those people." I rushed home from work today, after a frantic call from the kids, to take Lily, our Weimaraner, to the vet. The kids had discovered an injury that needed to be checked out. She is going to be fine after some antibiotics, but I had that same feeling of wondering if i could have done something to prevent it and wanting to keep her from being in pain--just like when one of my children is sick or hurt. This post is just to say we love you, Lily! Here's a pic of her wearing a tshirt so she won't scratch at her wound. Such a cutie.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Month of Giving Thanks

Several people on FB and Twitter have been posting something they're thankful for each day during the month of November, so I thought I would make my way back to my much ignored blog and do the same. Here goes...

1. My wonderful husband who puts up with me even at my worst
2. Healthy, smart, handsome, well-behaved (for the most part) children
3. Our dog, Lily, even though she always barks for 5 minutes after she hears a knock or a doorbell--including on TV
4. A nice enough home to live in
5. My health
6. Cars to get us where we need to go
7. Plenty of food to eat (usually more than we need)
8. Lots of family and friends
9. iPhone--I'm not exactly sure how I ever survived without it before
10. DVR
11. Marilyn, my cleaning lady
12. Kindle
13. Our new regular-height kitchen table
14. makes Christmas shopping so much easier
15. Wireless Internet
16. Swiffer
17. Freedom--probably should have been a little higher on the list, apparently it is something I take for granted
18. Getting to be an aunt, which allows me to spoil and not worry about discipline like I do with my own kids
19. Grandparents and that my kids have gotten to know even their great-grandparents
20. Board games
21. Aaron's joy of cooking--it's nice to have a husband who shares in that responsibility
22. Aidan--my "baby" boy who was born on November 22, 2002
23. Having a stable job
24. Tequila
25. Advil
26. Tara, who I'm glad to get to talk to a lot more these days
27. Matt, who is always there when we need him to help with something around the house
28. Donnie, without whom my hair would be drab, and my life less joyful
29. Sweet Tea
30. Chocolate

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Sometimes even 3000 square feet just isn't enough. Tonight was one of those times. I am thankful for this gorgeous summer night so I could drive around with the windows down & the radio blaring. And also for satellite radio so I can listen to 90's alt rock to my heart's content.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Our Wild and Crazy Life

I can't believe it has been over 2 months since I last posted!  Time has just flown by.  The twins have been in baseball practices 2-4 times each week since February and the little one has been burning up the basketball court.  Free evenings are few and far between.  It may sound like I'm complaining--and some days I do--but I'm not.  I really am glad my kids enjoy sports.  My husband and I have fun watching them play, and I'm sure we'll miss it when they're all grown up.  Heaven knows as fast as time seems to go, they will be grown up before we know it.

I look forward to the next week of Spring Break when we have a reprieve from practices and games.  I am always thankful for time to just "hang out" with the kids and appreciate the people they are becoming.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Back To Reality

Now that the holidays have come to an end and the kids are back in school, it's time to get back into the swing of things. While I enjoy spending time with my extended family during Christmas, there is something to be said for getting back into a routine.

It turns out I'm thankful for the order of everyday life.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

I know it sounds like a cop-out to blame not posting on being busy, but I really have been.  I realize everyone is busy these days, but I just haven't felt like getting online and posting anything when I've had a moment to myself.  

As school started back up this year, I ended up with all 3 of my kids playing football.  There was a lot of shuttling to and from practices and going to games.  It made for a very active couple of months.  To add to the insanity, I had 3 trips to go on for work that each kept me away for a few days at a time.  Everything went well while I was away and my husband kept the house from falling down around us. 

I hadn't thought much about my blog, but now as we are approaching Thanksgiving, I realize I have gotten lazy when it comes to posting about how grateful I am for all of the wonderful people and things in my life. 

While we've been so busy, I have tried to find time to thank my husband who is always there to help keep me sane.  He somehow always manages to keep cool under pressure when I feel like I'm spinning out of control.  Thank God for bringing Aaron to my life to give me balance.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Operation Make Mommy Happy

Okay, so I had a bit of a meltdown Tuesday evening. It was a meltdown I'm sure many mothers before me have had. It included statements/questions such as: "No one around here listens to me," "Why can't you put trash in the trash can," "Do I really have to remind you every day to put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher," and a few others. I ended up in tears. I was feeling overwhelmed with things to do at work and at home and I hit a breaking point.

Fast forward to getting home from work yesterday evening, and I walk in to a nearly spotlessly clean house courtesy of the kids in what Aidan coined "Operation Make Mommy Happy."  Apparently, after I had retreated to bed the night before, my husband had gathered the kids together and had a talk with them about me being stressed and them taking responsibility for their chores without being told repeatedly to do them.

God bless my husband and kids for putting up with me when I get crazy like that.  They are so great for doing what they did and I made sure they know that they always make me happy.