I have entered the world of blogging! My purpose? To stay connected to friends and family and invite you into my world. A world filled with fun, tears, laughter, excitement, elation, disappointment and all the blessings of being a mother and wife.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Mommy I want to be like you"

Yesterday after school as I was trying to explain to Grace why she has to follow her teacher's instructions, even if her teacher was unclear the first time and even if she doesn't want to. Grace has a big sense of justice and she applies that to all the adults in her life as well as the children... so I say "One day you will have a boss and if he asks you to do something are you going to say, no?" and Grace says "I don't want a job, I want to be a stay at home mom, like you mommy". Wow! For some reason I was surprised but boy did it warm my heart to hear her say that. In some ways its as if she really does appreciate all that I do. :-) She also added, with a big grin on her face, that her kids will be going to school in a building, she will not home school!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Two posts in one day?!

Well, as I was reading up on the blogs I follow I came across some pretty scary information. Although I don't completely understand it but what it appears is that as of Febraruy 10th any product made for children under 12 needs to be tested for lead and other toxic material. Although that seems great what the law includes is any handmade item for babies and children and any already exsiting item, like the GAP shirt you want to sell on eBay... Wow scary! So, in an effort to make things safer it limits us, as moms. I've been working for months to start a small business online making baby items and from time to time sell my girls' clothes on eBay. With this law, if I continue without paying $4000 to test each item, I face being fined and put in jail! Please check out this blog and sign the petition.

Wow, it is 2009!

Ok, I'm a "bad" blogger! It is going on two months since I posted. I got motivated to post because people were complaining AND I was getting sick of reading "I've been bitten by Twilight" each time I opened Internet Explorer! So, here's a new post... Christmas was good, New Years was kind of boring, tried to stay up but then gave up around 11:20pm and am now trying to get back in to the swing of things. January always seems to be the time I get motivated to reorganize life, the house, the closets etc. but I am having a hard time getting started... just want to sleep, maybe it is the lack of Sun? My resolution for the year, is not to make one! :-) So, where does that leave me?? I'm learning to not plan each moment, to have realistic expectations for myself and what I can do in a day and to NOT be upset with myself for not doing it ALL. I'm learning to truly live by faith and WOW, it is scary! But God is AWESOME and faithful! I'm learning to really count my blessings, to be thankful for the dishes and the laundry, at least I have dishes and clothes to wash and how VERY BLESSED I am to be at home with my girls. Yes, it is hard, yes it is overwhelming, yes it can be down right boring sometimes but really do I want it to be different? Do I want someone else to care for my babies? Do I want a job outside the home AND a job at home? NO! It has proved to be an interesting start to a new year. I think this will be a year of learning and growing for me. A year to learn what is really important, to grow in my faith, to be a more patient wife and mother and to watch God work in my life. Happy New Year! I'm grateful for YOU!