Saturday, May 29, 2010


Ready. Very ready. Ever since it started staying light out later in the evening, and the nearly perfect spring we've had here in the Hinterland, I have been ready for school to be done. And I am almost certain I'm more ready for school to be done that my kiddos are.

No more crazy o'clock early mornings.  

No more strict bedtimes.

No more homework.

No more harried and rushed dinners thrown together.

No more forgetting to sign permission slips,and checking homework notebooks.

No more forgotten library books.

No more cranking about grades that could be better if they'd "just slow down, check your work and care a little more."

No more middle school crap, resulting in conversations with teachers, counselors and assistant principals.

No more spending an entire afternoon tooling around town in my mini-van delivering various kids to various activities.

No more after-school whining "but I'm soooo hungry" - all while cleaning out the cupboards an hour before dinner.

I so, so, SO can't wait. Only 9 days left.  We had  a beautiful campfire last night with a couple of friends to kick off the holiday weekend.  The rest of the weekend looks to be nearly perfect weather-wise,  I come Tuesday morning I will even more ready.   This year has flown by, and has pretty much been a giant whirlwind of busy-ness.

A couple summers ago, we took a laid-back, stay-at-home approach to summer and it was the best thing I ever did.  We bought a big blue pool, the kids met some new neighbors and we stayed put.  It was awesome. This year the kids will each do a week of camp, and that's pretty much it.  Not only is that easy on the budget, it's easy on all of us.  We are even taking a break from formal music lessons.  Most days of the week we won't have anywhere we HAVE to go and I am so excited about that!  I am very much about spontaneous fun.  I am looking forward to a true mental health break where we are home enjoying (hopefully) each other's company.  The Hubs is even planning to work from home A LOT which means all sorts of goodness.

Summer here we come!

Friday, May 21, 2010

So THAT'S why....

With time, women gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. 

So really, we aren't fat. We are enormously cultured, educated and happy.

Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, "Good grief, look how smart I am!"; it must be where 'Smart Ass' came from!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to my husband...

Today is my most amazing and hottie husband's 41st birthday.   And to honor and celebrate him on this special day, I would like to share a few things I love the most about him! 

10 Reasons why my husband ROCKS!

1. He does...literally.  He is an amazing musician...guitar, piano, composing, playing, leading.  He really does rock and one of my favorite things to do is watch/hear him play.

2. He works hard to provide for our family.  He is blessed to have a job he loves and excels at, but he takes his role as "provider" very seriously.

3. He tells me I look pretty.

4. He is so supportive of my need for some "extra-curricular" activities outside of my job as SAHM/CCO(Chief Chaos Officer) of our family - outings with friends, my MOMs group, church stuff and my silly little part-time job.  He goes so far as to take days off or will work from home to be with Jaxon during the day if needed.   He knows those things feed me, help me stay sane and add value to life for me.

5. He does the dishes. 'nuff said.

6. He handles our money.  I know what’s going on with it, but he takes care of all the day-to-day stuff because he's good at it, which is a good thing cuz of how much I dislike counting money, keeping track of money or math and working with numbers in general.

7.  He doesn't blow his top when I get a little lax in my spending on "non-essentials" and I also know he appreciates my attempts at thriftiness.

8. He often tells me he never wants to be more than 3 feet away from me.

9. Whenever I or any of our kiddos arrive home, he is always happy to see us. Every time.

10. He knows every single bit of my junk - the procrastination and laziness, the bad moods, the selfishness, the mildly neurotic fears, the freakish love for eating out, the impatience, the .com obsession, the stuff that keeps me awake at night, the inability to throw anthing away without careful consideration - and loves me anyway.

I could list many more, but these are the top ones!

I love you honey. I am so glad we are on this adventure together!

Happy Birthday!


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