I try to be positive most of the time, and I don't generally use my blog as a place to vent my frustrations, but today I am venting because tomorrow... I turn 40. I've never been someone to dwell on the numbers or stress about my age. I know that age is a frame of mind and that it doesn't mean anything, and I have never had a problem having a birthday. In fact, I always thought it was a little silly to be upset about getting older, so I hate that I am letting it bother me. That is not who I … [Read more...] about What is old to you?
You were my surprise baby, who turned out to be one of life's best surprises. You amazed me with your preference for pink and frilly before you could utter a word, and any attempt to put you in your brother's hand me downs was met with a pout or a flailing tantrum. You are a girl who knows what she likes! I loved when Daddy used to say "Avery, are you my girl?" and you would always reply "No, Mommy's my girl." I think you're more of a Daddy's girl now, but that's okay and I love seeing … [Read more...] about Happy 8th Birthday Avery!
Today is my son Eric's birthday. He is 19 years old! Everyone always says how time flies, especially when you have kids, and it is so true. I feel like it was just yesterday that he was little and needed me so much, and now he is 19 ...the age I was when he was born... and he doesn't need me as much anymore. And that makes me sad. And happy. And proud. So everyone can feel a bit of my nostalgia with me, here is Eric... 4 months old 2.5 years old 3-4 years old (He was sucking in … [Read more...] about Feeling nostalgic…
Eight years ago today I was blessed with my second child, Kellen. He mended my broken heart after a devastating loss, and has continued to light up our lives and make us better people. His ADHD diagnosis has helped me learn more patience and change how I parent, and his incredible creativity and eagerness to learn always fascinates me. Happy Birthday Kel! I love you! … [Read more...] about Happy 8th Birthday Kellen