Thursday, February 24, 2011

What a long week!

The many things I take for granted....
  1. A partner in parenting
  2. Another adult in the house
  3. Dinner conversation that doesn't revolve around bodily noises or funny words
  4. Motivation to do dishes, laundry and keep the house clean
  5. Watching tv that doesn't involve squarepants or animation of any kind
  6. Getting to run errands without 2 little helpers
  7. Time to myself
  8. Someone else to be the 'bad guy'
  9. Someone else to help make the everyday decisions that I get tired of making myself
  10. A warrior with me in the "bedtime battle"
  11. A partner in prayer when the devil tempts me with worry and anxiety
  12. A protector against all the noises of the night
Patrick has been gone for 8 days! Tomorrow is finally the day of his return! I've never been soo thankful to not be a single parent. I love my husband and I miss him soo much. And honestly it's the little things. Just having someone else in the room at night. To not be alone after the kids are in bed. Someone to share my worries with, my day with, my many many issues during the day with the girls or even with myself with. That's him! He's my best friend! I'm soo glad he's almost home. Just praying now that the weather doesn't keep him away longer! For I really don't think I can stand one more day of "I just miss daddy! I just want to give him a hug and a kiss".

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Catch up Wednesday!

I am failing so bad at this blog thing. I think so many times of blog entries I want to do and then just don't manage to sit down and write them down! So, here I am, taking the time to share my many blessings over the past week!

Valentines Day! I am not a fan! I am one of those people that truly does feel it's just a made up holiday to make the men in the world feel they have to do something romantic! They don't, at least my man doesn't. So I just decided to not do it this year! No celebrating it for me. Of course my hubby didn't get the memo, so here's what he got me for this non holiday. I love it! He really does spoil me and I always feel soo loved! This is a pink lace collered shirt and a card that pops out into a 3-D flower! It's perfect! Just like he is for me and has been for the past almost 8 years!

But I recently read an amazing blog on a wonderful way to view this holiday and I'm re-considering it! Take the time to read it and be amazed and be thankful that we do have the deep deep love of a Savior!

Of course with Valentines Day and a daughter in school this means to her, Party!! So, we did. Of course we can't just do the normal store bought valentines cards, so here is what we did. They are 3 hearts put together with a flower and a leaf all with a dum dum stick through it! If you can't read it, the leaf says You are my bud-dy! From Zoe. Soo cute! Time consuming, but so cute and then we tied 2 silly bands on the stem as an added gift!
I signed up for treats for the party too and this is always fun for me! I like to make things fun and try new things. I mean, who doesn't want to be the cool mom who makes the awesome things for the party, right? So, here's what Zoe and I made for the party. They are heart shaped sugar cookies on popsicle sticks decorated with m&ms and red sprinkles! Such fun! All 24 of them individually wrapped!

So, I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Catch up Tuesday

We've had such a busy week/weekend, so I'm using today as a catch up on my blog. Enjoy the photo story of my busy life! It is mostly of the time I spent with my sister and my nieces and nephew! It's always soo great to see them! I love seeing all the kids together and the pictures are always soo precious to have of them all. Then we have a little fun in the nice weather and the picnic with Lexi with the snow and no jackets and the next day the fun we had in all the new snow! Ahhh, Kansas! The other picture is Zoe's 100th day of Kindergarten! What a day for them!
Have a great week!