Friday, August 07, 2009

To Good Chats

Today was a great day. Janelle and I took the kids up to Willow Creek and then Natalie and Whitney met us up there with the boys. The day flew by as the kids played, put a toe into the pool :) and DIDN'T DRIVE ME CRAZY! Yes, I typed right. The kids were good and I managed to finish a book. What more could a girl ask for.... Oh yeah, I had some groovy, honest conversations with some good friends, which leads me to my next points.

In the past year I have had the opportunity to meet an amazing mother, wife, and new friend. Yes, you all know her... Natalie Jones. What I enjoy about Natalie is that she is authentic. She moved away from her family to be with her hubby and she's survived in the fog for four years. (Don't you just love alliteration) I admire Natalie because she balances being a mother and a human and she doesn't even know it. She's someone that I can see frequently or infrequently and she's always down for a good chat. As I write about all the things I appreciate about Natalie I realize I have a lot of friends and especially family who go above and beyond daily and each of them deserve more than a shout out on my blog post, so no hurt feelers. :) I know how bad Natalie wants to be close to her family and I empathize with her but I hope she knows we would all MISS her...:)

P.S. My neighbor is CRAZY.....

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Mommy Madness

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. ~Pearl S. Buck

Right now Cole and Carly are outside playing together and they AREN'T fighting! God is GOOD. I have been home with them for the summer and it seems like they are constantly fighting with each-other. I try to find ways and things for us to do to keep us all busy... Cole is definitely ready for Kindergarten. He needs to be chased at recess and wear himself out. Carly is also ready to be back at pre-school and needs to torture the other kids... I began this post with the intention of thanking and praising all stay at home mommas! YOU ROCK. I don't know how you do it. Don't get me wrong, I love being able to putt around my house and so on but I don't like the days that I don't have anything to look forward to, even dinner. Travis and I planned our menu for the week and I only like Friday's dinner. Oh well, what's a girl to do, change the menu, NO. Which reminds me I need to start tonight's dinner, you'd think with all this spare time I'd at least be able to get to dinner.