Thursday, September 15, 2011

Who's There?

Hi guys.

I know, for someone who posts on a fairly regular basis, it's been awhile. And even my last post was kind of a precursor to this one. I still wish I could get away. Just for awhile.

Here's the thing-I have had a lot going on. I am drained physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and in any other way that a person can be drained. I don't want to go into a lot of detail, because it's all very personal (and really, it's just depressing), so I'll just say this.... do you believe in prayers? Because I do. I believe prayers are a way for us to stay connected to heaven. Can I request a favor for those of you that read my blog, if it's not too much to ask? Do you mind sending a few prayers heavenward on my behalf? I would appreciate it more than you know, and I thank you.

I know we are put on this earth to learn and grow. I truly believe that. The thing is, I have a really hard time with trials and sometimes I feel like they will never end. I also feel like everything that can go wrong in life usually happens all at the same time. I know life isn't fair and wasn't meant to be perfect, but is it so much to ask to have the stars align and it will all be perfect at the same time, just once in awhile? (okay, so I know this actually is too much to ask :) However, sometimes I feel like I can never catch a break. That's where I am right now. Does that sound familiar to anyone, or is it just me?

I realize this post is a total downer, and I apologize to anyone coming here to look for something funny or enlightening or to see a few cute pictures of my kids (not that I think that I am either of those things, but I do know that my kids are cute :). Not today. Sorry.

P.S. As to the title of this post, I'm curious. I know not a lot of people read blogs very much anymore, or even write on their blogs for that matter. I still enjoy it, it's very therapeutic for me, and I love to write. But, like I said, I am curious as to who reads this blog. My husband has been telling me that I sometimes share a little too much information and that if I want to do that, I should take our blog private and know who is reading. I am seriously considering it, but I am a very open person, and I like my blog being an open and inviting place, even for people who don't know me personally. I am friendly, outgoing and my life is basically an open book. I love making new friends. And, I am a self-proclamined "blogstalker" and quite regulary read other people's blogs whom I don't even know. I do this because I love getting new decorating ideas, fashion ideas, family fun ideas, or I just enjoy a person's writing. Would you please let me know if you read? I'll put annonymous comments on for this post and I'll also make comments private so that only I will see them.

Thank you, and have a lovely day :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Private Airplane

I wish I was on one. Flying to some remote location, escaping reality and life. No house to keep clean, no laundry to do, no hot cars to drive around and cart a bunch of kids to various activities. No phones, no church callings, not having to cook meal after meal. Nothing to worry about, not a care in the world... Who's with me?

I would come back..... someday.

Because, as much as I don't want to admit it, I know I would miss it all.

Well, maybe not the laundry.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The First Day Back: A Mother's Account

We were ready. The first day of school was upon us. The night before, I had all paperwork filled out and placed perfectly in folders, zipped up in backpacks, which were lined up next to the front door. First day of school outfits were ironed and folded up neatly on the end of beds with shoes down on the floor. New lunchboxes and water bottles were ready to go on the counter, lunch requests taken, and just needed to be prepared the next morning. Kids were bathed, lotioned, and smelling fresh and clean. Hair was blowdryed, nails were clipped, and the girls fingers and toes were painted. Kids were up at 6:45 to get ready for school.

So, how come I still manage to be late?!

It's a sad thing, this poor time management problem of mine. It seems like I am always tardy, delayed, unpunctual, behind, or held up. I really have tried to change it. I have. I'd like to think I'm getting better. My husband would beg to differ.

Either way, because of our time crunch that morning, I didn't get quite the photo shoot I was hoping for, so these few, quick snapshots will have to do!

Ahhhh, school time. Such an exciting day. Daphne started kindergarten and I was just a little bit teary. She was so excited and so ready. Jonah and Laylah were excited to see their friends and get back into the normal routine.

There they are.... off to the bus. I waited and waved as the bus drove away, and watched until I couldn't see the it anymore. There go my babies, for another school year. Just me and Bear and M at home now. I'm afraid Bear finds it a bit boring, but I think he'll get used to it quickly. I missed all of the kids, but especially kept thinking about how Daphne was doing all day long. That is a long day for a little 5 year old.

I waited anxiously in the sweltering heat for the bus to drop my kids off that afternoon. As they stepped off, wreathed in red faces and smiles, they ran to me for hugs.

That is happiness.

They all had terrific day's and stories to tell. They told of who they sat by at lunch and what they did at recess; who is in their class and how much they like their teachers.

A new school year, off to a successful start. Now, if I could only get them out the door on time each day, we should be golden.

Happy School Year to you!