Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Sometimes it's nice to have a lot of distractions and Wednesday would be the day for that. I want to go to sleep for about 36 hours straight and I want to go hug my new little niece. Is it possible to do both at once?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I met Cathy in high school. She was the prettiest girl in the school and she didn't know it. She also happened to be the most beautiful person I had ever met. Every word that came out of her mouth was kind. Every emotion that came from her was real. Just being around her made you happy. I have only seen Cathy a handful of times since high school, but I have always considered her a dear friend. A few weeks ago she was in town from California and we were going to make her dinner, but she slipped on the ice and broke her ankle. We didn't get to see Cathy. Last night she died from a blood clot that formed in that broken ankle. The world lost one of the kindest, sweetest, most thoughtful people ever. I love you and will miss you Cathy. I may also get a little teary every time I see a duck, especially if it has handle bars.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Switching Things Up

Sometimes change is nice. It's especially nice when someone else is doing the majority of the changing and it just makes your life easier.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book Worms

I love being in book club. I really love being around a bunch of ladies that love to read as much as I do.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Another Reading Day

I read to Eli's class again today. They are just so cute! I especially love when that one boy sits in the back and acts like he doesn't care. You turn the pictures towards him and he puts his chin on his fist and looks ultra bored. Then...... You see him smile. Sometimes he even giggles. I just won't tell him I saw that because he is obviously way too cool to care.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

So Big

Wow, my baby isn't a baby anymore and he has been reminding me of this a lot lately. In fact he slapped me in the face with it tonight. I watched him add by counting on his fingers. I watched him count by two's. Then I saw a tiny little gap in his teeth. He lost a tooth. He didn't even let me see his tooth. He never even told me it was loose. When I asked him about it he said that he wiggled it with his tongue then he pulled it out and threw it away. Hopefully I will see the next one because Ali showed him all the money she got from her two teeth she lost this week. He wrote a note a drew a picture of the tooth for the Toothfairy so he might get something. Oh, he also wrote his name by himself. Sometimes it seems like I just got him even though it's hard to remember a time without him. Wow.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

So Sweet

My niece spent the day with me today. Usually when I am around her she really doesn't want me to hold her. You see, she is a daddy's girl and if she can see dad, she wants dad. Today I watched her and daddy wasn't there so do you know what she did? She giggled, she snuggled, she asked, "What's this?" and she smiled. She is such a sweet little girl and her and Jack got along so well. She can come over and play whenever she wants.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Sometimes it makes you feel better, even when you don't know you need it.

Monday, February 7, 2011

So Proud

I was so proud of my kids last night. We have taken yet another step to get Jack comfortable sleeping on his own. It's a long road after 4 1/2 years of sleep apnea. As we set up his bed again all of the older kids went above and beyond to get him excited about it. I didn't have to say a word to them to get them to do it either, they are just so sweet.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Getting It Done

I love that I can just do my own taxes without having to rely on anybody else.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


My oldest daughter was awarded for passing off 2 values in Young Women's tonight. I don't think I ever did even one. I'm very proud of her.