Monday, March 28, 2011

Rainy Days

I have to admit there was a time in my life where I hated rainy days.  The rain ruined the whole day as far as I was concerned.  I remember like it was yesterday when I whole philosophy changed.  It was the summer in between my freshman and sophomore year on high school.  I spent a week at Camp Merry Times, a week camp in North Carolina for children with cancer and their families.  It was a rainly day in the NC mountains and we were all waiting for the dinning room to open for lunch when someone (not myself thank goodness) complained about the rain, a cancer survivor with a smile on his face simply  said "rain is liquid sunshine."

Man like a ton of bricks did that statement hit me.  I remember feeling as big as a little sugar ant, how stupid and self-centered had all of us who have been pleased with healthy rainy days been when we had complained when we could not ride our bike, go in the boat or even so much as to complain about a bad hair day!  There were thousands of children and adults fighting and praying for one more day, they did not care if it was sunny, raining, sleeting or snowing they just wanted one more day.

So everyday it rains I remember that moment where I realized that rain was liquid sunshine!  Also when else can you wear cool rain coats and fun rain boots?!?!?!

MC likes to wear hers when it rains and even when it does not!
Here's to the little moments in life that keep us laughing, loving and living!  Happy Monday!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Being a Mom

I never imagined before I had MC how much fun and rewarding being a mom could be.  Being a mom does not come with a big paycheck as a reward instead it come with kisses, hugs, I love yous and many more little moments that keep me laughing, loving and living! 

In college I always pictured Brad being a stay at home dad and me leaving early in the morning and coming home in time for supper and bath time.  OH how I was wrong, I am a part time working mom and I work 4 days a week from home!  I spent 6 days a week at home with my little princess and I have been around for all the first and only have spent one night away from her in almost two years.

It is simple days like yesterday and today that make me realize how truely blessed I am.  Being able to work and also interact with MC that is truly amazing.  Yesterday I sat at the island in our kitchen working when MC walked up with her crayons and a piece of paper said "Momma I am working".  I pulled up another chair and she sat beside me for almost an hour and "worked".  This morning I did some emailing drinking my coffee as MC ate her breakfast beside me and talked my ear off!

With BABY #2 on the way I am guess these little moments are more and more cherished as I watch my little baby girl transform into a little girl.  It seems like yesterday I held her for the first time!

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!


Monday, March 14, 2011

What a weekend!

Well Spring has sprung and I am in love with it!  We had such a great weekend with MC and our friends.  Here are some highlights:
  • Menchie's with MC on Friday afternoon
  • Wonderful shrimp pasta supper on Friday with Jeep
  • Funky Little Kitchen brunch with Jeep and MT
  • Soaked up some sunshine and shot some skeet Saturday during the day with friends
  • Stock the Bar Party for Kristina and Bunny
  • Bubbles and bathing suits in the yard
  • Pulled pork with slaw, brown rice, squash casserole and grilled zuchini for Sunday dinner outside at the picnic table with MC, B, Clark and MT!
It was truly an amazing weekend!  Looking forward to a week of great weather leading us into another super fun filled weekend!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wow...Almost at the 1 year mark!

Well it has been almost a year since I have blogged anything, that is so pathetic!  I am going to be much better and remember why I started this blog to share little stories that keep me laughing, loving and living!

2010 was a great year filled with a lot of fun and 2011 is going to be the same way.  We finished the house and moved in the last week of July!  It is so nice to have space 9 months of all three of us sharing a room made for many sleepless nights for me!  The house is great and our good friend is now renting the apartment from us.  C is the best neighbor in the world and he has a great girl friend MT. 

We found out as the year started that we are pregnant with Baby #2 so we will have many more reasons come the end of August/early September to keep laughing, loving and living!

I am super excited about being back among the bloggers and blog readers!