Friday, May 29, 2009

#4 Inspiration

Ok, so I know that you are itching to know the rest of my blessings, right?? Right.

So, here's the scoop. For a while now I have been posting in both blogs, this one and
Leen The Graphics Queen. Well, I am posting the same things in both blogs. Literally, I am copying and pasting from one to the other. And I wonder where all my time goes! Silly time munchers like that.

So I will probably not be posting here so much anymore. Unless it's a personal, family thing.
If you want to know what I am up to you'll have to check out the other blog. And I know that you want to know all the amazingly interesting things I am up to :) and of course, the rest of my blessings list.

Here's the address again,

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Contentment #3

Saturday morning I woke up around 4 and couldn't get back to sleep, this happens to me often because I have SO much on mind at any given time. By 5 I was emptying the dishwasher and starting laundry (quietly of course, it's a little house and I didn't want to wake anyone). Around six 'ish I gave up even thinking that I may go back to sleep, made some coffee and headed out to the garden.

My yard sounded like a rain forest, the birds were all talking at once. I saw a few herons flying toward the waterway, starting their day. The flowers in my garden are so beautiful right now and there was not another person to be seen. The entire scene was so peaceful. I was enjoying the sereneness (is that a word?) of it all and thinking about the day ahead and was looking forward to my family waking up and making them breakfast and spending a day with them with no plans at all. It made me realize how content I am with my life.

Yes, sometimes I stress and there are even times that I think I may lose it but even then I am content deep inside. I have the most wonderful husband and four great kids (I could go on and on and on about them), I make a living doing something that I love to do that allows me to be creative. I live near the ocean, for gosh sakes, how fabulous is that? I realized that for me, it just doesn't get any better. I did a few of those big happy sighs (you know the ones) and said a little prayer of thanks.

I truly have a wonderful life and I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to reflect on it that morning. So my blessing for today is contentment and I hope that today you are also blessed with that feeling of a big happy sigh :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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This is the kind of silly things I do from the couch!! I think this really is me :)

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Blessings Day 2~ Baby Naps!

Ok, I do realize that I skipped yesterday so this should be day 3 of my Blessings posts.

But I have a good reason. Middle boy, baby boy and I all have walking pneumonia. Yes, you do remember correctly that we just over the flu twice. And no, I don't know why they call it walking pneumonia because I don't feel like moving from the couch much less walking. If I did walk I think my lungs would absolutely Explode!

Now that that is out of the way, my blessing for today is that baby boy has finally stopped coughing long enough to take a nap and I think that I will join him :)

I hope that today you can find a few moments to close your eyes (at least) and think about your blessings.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Todays Blessing~ FAITH

Today the first blessing that came to mind was Faith. To me, faith is different from religion. There have been times in my life when my faith was wavering. As I grow older I see that faith must be an important part of my life in order for me to live the life that was planned for me.

I won't dwelve into it too deeply here but no matter what your faith is, no matter where you place that faith recognize what a blessing it is.

Today's Quote~ “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Jesus the Christ


Every time I get frustrated or stressed out (which lately happens more often that I care to admit), I stop and think about the things that I am grateful for. Try it, it really helps :)

For example, when I have a mountain of work to do and my 2 year old is not content to play quietly with his train set but instead MUST be on my lap rocking, that tends to stress me out! But then I think how blessed I am to even have this sweet little boy who wants to snuggle me and that some day all too soon he will be too busy with friends and girls (gasp!) and other things that he won't be bothered to cuddle his mommy. Suddenly the stress melts away and the snuggling begins :)

I saw an article recently about people listing the top five things they are thankful for. I quickly mentally rattled off at least 20. For the next ten days I will list ten blessings in my life in no particular order (that's because I don't know which ten I am going to use yet). Just ten random things, not necessarily my TOP ten.

I hope this inspires you to think about the blessings in your life and how fortunate you are to have them.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Hello all! Just found a couple of seconds (literally) to post a bit about what we've been up to before making dinner and running to Jamie's soccer practice. Ok, while typing that very short sentence I had to check on the boys twice because I didn't like the sounds coming from the living room. The sound of the glass doors on the hutch being slammed bothers me for some reason :)

Well, now you know that Jamie is playing soccer again. He's really improving! At last weeks game he actually kicked the ball! That's a big improvement from standing in one spot the whole game. He still skips around the field but it's so stinking cute that we don't mind. He's also in gymnastics. He is loving it and he smiles the entire time! His class is making a Living Wax Museum, more on that in a couple weeks, I don't want to give away his character. I will tell you that his costume came today (no, I don't think we were supposed to buy costumes but I couldn't resist) and it is THE CUTEST!

Mikey is in track now. He has a meet this afternoon. He's doing really well especially considering this is his first season. He's grow about a foot in the last couple months. I swear every morning he comes out if his room and he's taller than he was the night before. He's making good grades (of course) and still reading all the time.

Kortney is taking classes at the community college. She also is working there. Her job is to go to class with a disabled man and help him with notes and things like that. It's a great job for her because she wants to work with handicapped kids when she finishes school. Soon, the putt-putt place will open and she will be spending all her time serving up cones at the beach!

Elijah has been practicing for auditions for Nemo 2, he's pretty good and I am sure he can land this roll
Just kidding, he says NO a lot more than he says Mine. He's still cute and getting bigger and smarter every single day. We were on a waiting list for HUMC preschool and we got the call yesterday that he is IN! He starts in September. I can't believe that my baby is big enough to go to preschool!

James has been going back and forth to Goldsboro to school all this week. At the end of the month he's going to Jacksonville, Florida for a week for school. I keep trying to talk him into taking me with him, the kids would be fine, don't ya think??? You're right, I guess I am staying here. Yesterday was his dad's birthday and James was really bummed after getting off the phone with him. He misses his parents a lot. I wouldn't be surprised if one days he said "babe I want to go back to NY".

I have been busy as usual with school and work and everything else. Down to one class now. That's a relief. My store has been so busy I have a hard time keeping up with the orders but I am not complaining! The extra money has been very helpful. You know for things like gymnastics and soccer and track uniforms etc etc etc.

Gotta run, Eli is beating up Jamie!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Aquarium trip

Hello everyone,

Last week we got to go on a field trip to the aquarium with the middle boy's class. It was so much fun! The little boy (and his monkey) loved the large tank. Here's some pics from that wonderful day! How blessed we are to have the opportunity to do these things with our children.

Monday, February 09, 2009


Whew, that was a long and cold winter. I am so glad that it is over. I know you think it's not because you believe that silly ground hog but I believe my daffodils and robins :)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Didn't think we got blizzards in NC did you? Me either. I have heard that it hasn't snowed this much here in eight years! We had warning so everyone got to the store and stocked up on groceries, (you never know how long you will be snowed in for) and our local grocery store even had snow shovels! We ended up getting so much snow that school was shut down for 2 days!! How much snow does Syracuse have to get for school to shut down for two days? 2 feet? 3? 4? Well, we got about an inch. The boys had so much fun in it, for a little while. Since they have my blood in them they didn't stay out in it long at all. The girl and I watched them play from inside :) Of course, we felt that we earned a cup of hot chocolate too because we were cold just watching them.
Enjoy the pics, it'll probably be another eight years before we get another storm like this one!