Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Maybe Next Week.....

So, I was all excited to document a week in my little life, but my camera had other plans. I experienced some "technical difficulties" , and was unable to take more than a handful of pictures.

I will tryt again next monday. I'm thinking that next week will be a better week any way.

In the mean time I'm off to finish sewing the kids Halloween costumes (Mr. Potato Head and a dalmation).

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Week In The Life...

Today I am starting to document a week in my little family's life. I got the idea from the ever-so-talented and inspiring Ali Edwards.

I feel like time is just flying by, and I barely have time to catch my breath, let alone stop and realize what is going on around me.

So, for the next week I will be toting around my camera, and making notes of all our comings and goings.

Hopefully sometime before Christmas I will be able to turn all the pictures and notes into a small scrapbook. A way to remember my life at this point in time.

So, I'm off.....no time for blogging today. I have a "TO DO" list that is quite intimidating. I'll post some of the pictures I take today tomorrow.

Monday, October 20, 2008

2 Little Words

"I'm Sorry."

These two little words can be some of the hardest words to say, but also some of the most essential. When said sincerely they can fix mistakes, heal wounds, clear understanding, soften hard hearts, and just make you ( and often someone else) feel better.

This past week I said "sorry" to a friend I thought I had lost years ago. I didn't know what else to say. Any other words couldn't explain or make sense of the rift between us. I'm thankful to have this person back in my life, even if only through emails.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

10 Years

10 years ago tomorrow I married my sweetheart. We have been through quite a lot together ( 2 kids, 5 moves, 2 cross country moves, 6 job changes, 3 graduations, 1 silly dog, 3 surgeries, 4 cars......) We have weathered some pretty heinous things together, and have come out the better for it.
I can't believe it has been 10 years! I am excited to see what the rest of forever brings.
I love you lots Mr. Thomas :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Way To Go Momma

This past Sunday I witnessed something at church that really has made me stop and evaluate myself this week. I wonder what my actions are teaching my little ones.

After one of the meetings, I was sitting on the couch in the foyer trying to get my daughter to go to sleep. Sitting next to me was a mom and her young son. I couldn't help but to overhear their conversation.

The little boy was upset that he couldn't remember his lines for the upcoming primary program. His mom reassured him that he wouldn't be the only one that had forgotten, and that the teachers would be there to help him. The little boy was still unsure so his mom suggested that they sing a song so he could feel better. They sang Hakuna Matata from The Lion King (how cute is that) and a primary song (I don't remember which one). Then before sending him off to primary they said a little prayer together.

I was so touched by the simple actions of this loving mother. She taught her son that when he is nervous or scared that there are people who love him and want to help him. She taught him that singing a favorite song can help you feel better. She also taught him the importance of prayer in everyday life, in everyday situations. She taught me, through her sweet example, the things that I want to teach my own children.

Thank you Momma for being such a positive example to your son, and to me.

4 Candles

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Remembrance Day (http://www.october15th.com/).

I will be lighting 4 candles in remembrance of the pregnancies I have lost ( It makes my head spin to think that I have been pregnant 6 times!)

Anyway, if you or anyone you know has experienced a loss I encourage you to light a candle and think of them today.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I Am Going To Do This....


I figure if I am going to get myself in shape to run a marathon I might as well run one in one of my favorite places on earth!

Monday, October 6, 2008


I've got it bad!

I want to pack up the currently questionably reliable Cruiser and hit the road. I want to open the sun roof, roll down the windows, and blast James Taylor.

I want to head for the coast. Somewhere on the west coast preferably. Somewhere where I can hear and smell the ocean. Somewhere where I can walk the beach looking for beach glass.(Fort Bragg or Monterey ?)

I want to go.

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Journey of 26.2 Miles Begins.....

with a visit to the podiatrist.

Several months a go Braden and I told our friends Brett and Kathleen that we would run the Disney World Marathon with them. Since I was uber pregnant with Bubba Dos when we made said promise I bought myself a litte over year and a half to get in top running condition. Those of you who know me will know that I am going to need every single day of it :)

Apparently I didn't get started on the right foot. I've been trying to follow a training program but have been experiencing some pretty intense pain.

A quick trip to the podiatrist, a few x-rays, and the verdict is in....I need surgery to fix one of the problems.

Having surgery would not only throw off my training, but what on earth would I do in a walking cast with two babies to take care of?! Not to mention I am anxious to ski this winter.

Taking into account that the surgery is nothing critical, and my intense desire to spend some time on the slopes this winter, and the fact that I need to be able keep my little ones entertained and well taken care of, I have decided to try some custom orthotics ( I sound like such an old lady) and hope for the best.

I am going to try running just 3 miles a day three days a week until my feet feel a little better. In the meantime I'm taking up yoga again.

So, if you happen to see me limping around at church, the grocery store, the park, or Target, or if you happen to be around at 6 am on the days that I run, wish me luck. I think I'm going to need it.