Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Shortened and Revised

Hmmmph.  I had a whole blog post written here. I left and came back to my computer and all my hard typed words have disappeared.  Now I'm tired and a little annoyed that my words were swallowed up by the internet monster who sits back and laughs at those of us who don't save our work.

So now you get the shortened and revised version.

1.  Since my camera has been broken, I haven't been taking as many pictures as I once did but that doesn't mean I wasn't aware of the trees doing their "bursting" thing earlier this month. I love this time of year.  Everything's coming alive.  Even the worms.  But I don't love the worms.  

2.  Some of our activities have wrapped up giving us a little free time to hang in the back yard. The trees may have burst with luscious greenery but unfortunately, there's no hope for our lawn. I guess the bright side is there's nothing to mow!

3.  A few photos from a while back...  little sister's dance class has wrapped up for the year.  She was the E in CHEER as she danced and shook her pom poms to Cheerleader. I'm always so impressed with how brave she is to perform in front of so many people.  As soon as her recital was over she announced that she can't wait to dance again next year.

4.  Gymnastics has also wrapped up.  My girls love this sport.  They are so strong and flexible.  My body hurts just watching them.

5. And now we're putting in some time at the soccer field.  Callie decided she didn't want to play this year so it's little sister's time to shine.  She's getting better at every game.  She is the most polite player I've ever seen.  Every time the ball comes to her she yells, "thank you"!

Callie might not be playing soccer this year but she comes to every game with her homemade sign and cheers for her sister's team.   Tomorrow is June 1st and that means we're rolling downhill towards summer vaycay!  The hill is steep and we'll be rolling fast.  Lots of great things happening.  Good thing the days are getting longer.  We've got lots to accomplish in the next 30 days.  And the first thing on my list is sleep.  Good Night.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Mother's Day Love

There is no love like the Mother's Day love I received  from my girls.  And for that I must give a shout out to the dad and the teachers who teach our girls the importance of taking the time in life to reflect and extend gratitude to their momma!

If  you look closely, you'll see that what my girls love most about me are my culinary abilities.  My specialties include Kraft Dinner, cupcakes and toast!  I like to relax by reading a book, especially if     I'm lying on a beach somewhere and since my birthday party last year, these girls never get my age wrong anymore.  The part where it says I'm perfect, fun, kind and that I never scream or yell, well what can I say... just call me June Cleaver and I'll be sure to serve you up some gourmet KD and toast with a smile!  For the record, I do lose my marbles some days but it would seem that all the work I've done training my girls to look for the good in life is paying off in my favor.

We've spent a lot of time this week talking about our most valuable assets.  After watching and listening to the stories of the the people who had to evacuate from Fort McMurrary with short notice because of the wildfires, its almost impossible to not take a moment and look around and imagine what you would do in that situation.  To look around your at your home and your belongings, all the things you've worked hard to accumulate and then ask yourself, "What are the most important things? What, of all this stuff, is irreplaceable?  It surly didn't take long to realize that stuff is just stuff and the only truly irreplaceable things are our people.  

I got to spend Mother's Day with all my people.  Call me lucky, call me fortunate or blessed or spoiled or whatever.  Call me what you will, but I have a good life and I am beyond grateful for my people and I promise not to take them for granted.  Sometimes I think that if I'm grateful and thankful for my good life then it will serve as protection and work like bubble wrap to keep my precious life safe from bumps and bruises and breaks.  I know life doesn't exactly work that way and that sometimes not good things can happen to good people but it's still fun to imagine.

Callie is always asking me if I had just one wish, what would I wish for and I always give her the same answer. She always tries to change my mind by suggesting that my one wish should be for more wishes.  Lexi wants me to wish that everything was made of candy and that candy was healthy. Those are some pretty decent wishes...  

but I always say that my one wish would be that all my people would always be safe.  Now that may not sound as exciting as a million more wishes or a world made of candy but it's my wish and that's what I would choose.  Imagine a life where you never had to worry about your people.  Because stuff is stuff, but its your people that truly make life good.
Happy Mother's Day to all my peeps!