Sunday, January 16, 2011

down time

i have some down time today and I am not sure what to do with myself. All the kids are occupied but I am so afraid to start something KNOWING full well the minute I start something they will come running. SO what ends up happening is I get nothing done in fear of starting anything where as if I started something I might just get something done. Does that make any sense at all? Maybe I will go start something.....NNNNNAAAAHHHHHH.......

Saturday, January 8, 2011

checking in

chad came home last night and asked if i had posted anything on my blog lately. i was pretty amazed he even asked because he had not said anything about it for months. so i decided to post something. i also am sitting at home with a sick girl and trying to entertain 5 other children. the sad part of it is the sick one is a friend that was spending the night, not one of my own. anyway, we are home so i thought i would take a moment to post something. there is no way to update all of you on all the things that have happened since my last post (months, right?) so ai am not going to even try. but i will start with right now. kids are great, holidays went well, chad is busy, and i am content. i am enjoying writing this so maybe i will get back to posting once and awhile. no promises but i will do my best and forget the rest!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


i am currently siting on my back porch under the ceiling fans enjoying some well earned peace and quiet. Bear had surgery earlier this week so we have been homebound BUT thanks to an amazing friend, he is happy watching TV with a friend and the rest of my children are playing with friends. It is times like these that I am able to really recognize how important friends and a good support network are in today's world. The saying is it takes a village to raise a child, well it certainly takes a village to raise 4 children, even as a stay at Home mom. Sometimes I think it takes more help when you are a stay at home mom. I have the most wonderful, caring, kind hearted, and amazing friends. I am so blessed. How do people raise children in this world without friends? I know I would not be able to. So thank you are my wonderful friends out there, you know who you are and know I would be lost without you.

Friday, June 25, 2010


we did it....we made it through OPERATION CLEAN OUT ROOM day 1 and i am exhausted. we needed to do it. i actually filled 3 1/2 trash bags with only trash from barrett and the girls' rooms. i have not tackled parker's room yet and do not have the energy for it today. we are going to do it soon though because we are about to have a major shifting of rooms in the very near future. cooper has decided she wants her own room and her daddy told her (against my opinions) that if she could stay in the playroom for one week alone then we would make it happen. well of course she did so now i am stuck trying to make it happen. what daddy did not realize what that it would really involve much more than simply moving hr bed next door. now we have to move parker and cooper and clean out the playroom. AND daddy also did not realize that when he made this promise she was going to want it to go into effect immediately, not in a few weeks! now i have to figure it all out and make it work.....i was so happy with the girls sharing a room but i guess i did not have a say in this. maybe daddy should take off a few days of work to shift things around since it was his bright idea in the FIRST PLACE!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

movies and sunshine

today we had a very typical summer day. we went to the free movies this morning, lunch out using report card coupons, then spent the afternoon at the pool. we played with friends and mommy got to hang with some of her friends as well. after being there for 3 hours i did decide it was time to go home. now the kids are having quiet reading time in their rooms while i get dinner ready. summer time bliss! maybe we can talk daddy into taking us out for ice cream!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

day 3

so it is day three of summer vacation and my mental state is holding strong. kids have been pretty good and getting long as much as I can expect. i have not been writing for awhile because i felt like it was not doing much for me. it was almost stressing me out more than relaxing me but i am going to try another time. maybe this time it will help me reach out and tickle my intellect just a touch to keep my brain from feeling like mush. summer does that to a person! i will try my best to write here on a more frequent basis but i will not let it overwhelm me in anyway. i hope to be here again soon :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

time to catch up

Parker has a playdate over so I actually have five minutes to catch up on the blog. It amazes me how much time I spend out and about and how little time I spend at home. You would think with the few hours a day I am at home I would be better at posting. Not the story for this SAHM.
Anyway, to catch the 10s of readers up our past few weeks. The puppy is doing great, growing like a weed. He has gained 15 pounds in the month and a half we have had him, already losing his puppy fuzz and getting the grownup coat of a full grown golden. The kids are doing pretty well however one would think at times we had a pet tiger the way they run screaming away from Macon and avoid trying to get the numerous socks out of his mouth.
Barrett celebrated his 10th birthday May 5th and is now officially in double digits. He seems older and wiser everyday and it makes me sad at might to think my little guy is gone. He is almost as tall as me and could eat me out of house and home.
We only have 5 weeks of school left for the crew and I am already having small panic attacks about how to keep thigns calm over the long summer break. Please send me happy peaceful thoughts........
well, the playdate is starting to go south so I am off to referee......