Monday, May 28, 2007

Pictures at last! :)

After much procrastinating I have finally uploaded the pics I have taken recently onto photobucket (with slow internet this is no easy feat!)
Life has been sooo busy lately. Not bad, just crazy!
First I was on call until my friend Leah's hubby got home from Africa for when she went into labor!! Whew! He made it! They had their "little" boy a week ago tomorrow. He was 9 lbs 11 oz!! And 21 3/4 inches long!! He's a keeper! ;)
Other than that it has just been life w/ 3 kids! Busy! Trying to get school finished up, grad party to go to, b'day parties...and on and on I could go-but I won't! Aren't you relieved?? :) :)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Me, an angel? NOT!!

I recently got this email --see below--(I've seen it before) but I think there's been some kind of mistake. If the mommy is supposed to be the angel, my kids have been placed wrongly...I usually feel more like a mean ogre than an angel. :(
Why does Mother's Day make me feel so inadequate? I know I am not those things that Hallmark says I am. And I'm quite sure my kids know it too. I only feel like a good mommy in the morning before my kids wake up-I have such good intentions then.
Well, it's off to wake up the kids and turn into that other person...the cranky one with the scowl on my face. :( :( :(
Next time I'm going to find something happy to write about...

A baby asked God, 'They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?'

God said, 'Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.'

The child further inquired, 'But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.'

God said, 'Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy.'

Again the child asked, 'And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?'

God said, 'Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you >how to speak.'

'And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?'

God said, 'Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.'

'Who will protect me?'

God said, 'Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.'

'But I will always be sad because I will not see you

God said, 'Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.'

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, 'God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name.'

God said, 'You will simply call her, 'Mom.'

Sunday, May 20, 2007

If it's not one thing...

it's another.
Today, after we just recently borrowed the money from some very generous friends to fix the a/c in our van-and of course we haven't even started paying that back yet -something else went out on it. Granted it was something "cheap" (in the world of car parts anyway) but it's so frustrating. Harold was going to go air up the tires and the van would not start! It just made this awful "clicking" sound. We figured out it was the battery-and in looking for the up-side to this situation we decided it could've been much worse. It could've happened when I was alone with the kids-in Corpus at that. Or even at a time when Harold wouldn't have had time to fix it. "Luckily" it happened on a Sunday afternoon, nice weather, at home... I am glad for that, but can we have a break on car problems now? Or anything money related for that matter???
On top of that I've been struggling with homeschooling. My heart is not in it lately. I'm tired of being the "bad guy" all day. If my kids have a bad day at school (you know, the teacher was mean or something) I can't comfort them-I am the mean teacher. I just want to enjoy them sometimes-not direct them and be everything to them. I know part of the problem is that I have had no breaks in a long time, but I guess that's just motherhood, huh? I don't think I'm struggling so much with having 3 kids as much as all the hats I'm wearing lately-and by the way, if a stay at home mom is worth 138k per year-can I just say where is that $$?? I would settle for 1/10 of that! ;)
I guess I've complained enough. It's pretty obvious what kind of mood I'm in lately. :( But, this too shall pass, right? That's the mantra (and the lesson I've learned over the past 7 years) of a mom to keep her sane...

Monday, May 7, 2007

Ain't Life Grand

This past weekend we went to a nearby town (Rockport) and had a really nice day as a family-just wandering around. You really can find things to do with little or no money if you try. We walked on the beach and watched the kite surfers (and I thought about how if I had time and money for a hobby, that'd be a neat one-and a great work-out), then we walked up and down the main road with all the little shops and then went to a little park we went to almost exactly a year ago.
The pictures I'm posting are at this little park we found there. I just thought it was really neat, last year when we went there we were only hoping for our little Haley! :) There is a picture of Harold and me (that I took myself) last year, and so this time I took another, but Haley is in it!!! We helped Haley to "slide" and we actually caught Jared long enough to get a couple of pictures of him too! :p
I'm amazed at my kids every day-even on the days when they drive me crazy. I wouldn't trade them for all the money in the world!!

More Pictures

Haley is so cool it wears her out!!-ok, that was dorky, but isn't she cute?

Lindsay baked this cake all by herself and was very proud! As well she should have been-yummm!!! :)

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