Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Think Spring !

We had about 5 inches of snow today (yes, we went to school).....Come on everyone think spring!


Friday, January 25, 2008

My Morning

AAHHH, the kids are off to school on the bus, the walk is shoveled, and now I sit in silence. I have a day off. I am loving it. This is the view off of my deck this morning. It is a chilly 18 outside and as you can see it snowed last night. I love snow. It is so peaceful and it makes everything look new. I am wishing for spring just a little though. It has been really cold here for the last week. Well, just thought I would give you a glimpse into my morning. It is time to shower and hit the road. I have to take cupcakes to the school and get my haircut. Then I will be back home for a quite afternoon before I get the kids. Happy Friday everyone!


Thursday, January 24, 2008


Today is a day of celebration in kerbyville, our little man is turning 9. I can hardly believe it 9!!?? He is thrilled and keeps wanting to speed up the clock. Today he was talking about how next year he will be 10. I want the clock to slow down and go back to the days of naps and sippy cups. I love his birthday though because I always tell him the story of the day he was born. He still likes to hear about it and I hope that I have a few more years before he tells me to quit. I always think of today as mother's day for me because that is when I became a mom. It wasn't some sunny day in May, it was a cold January morning when he came blazing into my life and changed it forever. I had no idea what I was in store for. There is nothing that I would change either, I adore him. He makes me laugh with his funny little sayings, he makes me crazy with his quirky little ways, and he makes my heart stop with those blue eyes. Oh how I wish life would slow down. He is well on his way to becoming an amazing person, it is just happening to fast for his mom. For today I am thankful for every moment that I have spent with him, and I pray that I have a million more. I love you little man!


Wednesday, January 23, 2008


The start of 2008 has been interesting for me. I was just thinking about the past month and all the events that have taken place in the lives of the people around me. Lots of grief and loss. What should be a new beginning has been an ending for many of them. Our neighbor lost her husband, the one she had been with for over 60 years. A friend lost her brother who was only 32 and in the prime of his life. My SIL lost her grandfather. My FIL lost his aunt. Today I will attend a funeral where a friend has lost her 16 year old son to the tragedy of suicide. All of this has taken place in the last few weeks. It is hard to fathom let alone know what to say. I know grandparents grow old and leave us. That is life but it does not make it any easier, especially when they love and have been our hero since we were born. We may even live to see our spouse pass on before us. I think of my neighbor and the emptiness she must feel without her best friend next to her. My heart breaks for my friend that lost her son. I can't even imagine and when I try to I am so overcome with emotion that I can barely breathe. I have asked God what all of this means and I keep getting the same answer....it gives me empathy. I feel the pain of others, I try to understand what it must be like. As long as I have empathy I am human. When we become so calloused that these losses do not even stop us in our tracks, they do not interrupt our schedules, or cause us to ponder the wonder of life, that is when we are so hardened that we are almost no longer human. God felt our pain, He sent His Son to earth to walk in our shoes. He became human. I pray that I will always feel the pain of others even when I don't want to. This is what God wants for me. So to those that I love that have lost, I am sorry. To those that read this and are moved, well, I am not sorry, it means you are human.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sunday Football

Well, it's Sunday and football is in full swing at my house. I am on the countdown to the Superbowl. Who knows what will happen around here with no Sunday afternoon football. Life in kerbyville may be knocked off it's axis and go spinning into some black hole! Every Sunday has been the same since September. The mister curls up in his Seahawks blanket and prays that the hawks will make it this year. My little man adorns his Seahawks uniform and dreams of being a star. He yells out plays.."Hasselbeck to Alexander...touchdown!" It was rough on them when the Seahawks were knocked out of the playoffs. The little man had a really rough time since he is a closet Dallas fan too. Both of his team went down. I mean he named our new puppy Romo. It snowed today so he adorned his hawks uniform once again. He is in the front yard reliving the big game, Green Bay vs. Seattle. He is out there carving out yard lines in the snow and yelling out plays, according to his game Seattle is well on their way to the Superbowl! I know I whine and complain about our schedule being controlled by the big game, but a little part of me will miss this Sunday ritual. I will miss seeing my little guy diving for the ball and dreaming of making that winning touchdown. Curling up on the couch for a nap, lulled to sleep by announcers. Watching gigi breakout in the occasional cheer...sack that quarterback! It has become a family tradition in kerbyville and yes, I will miss Sunday football!


Friday, January 18, 2008

Do you watch American Idol? We enjoy our share of reality TV at our house. I love to watch the try outs and I am completely amazed every year. I mean where do they find these people. This year my favorites so far are the girl that thought she was Princess Leia. She actually wondered why people thought she was a dork. Oh I don't know was it the Princess Leia hairdo, the ginormous Star Wars belt buckle, the fact that she was very proud that she had attended the 30th anniversary Star Wars convention, or that she could not sing! Then there was the guy that dresses up like a belly dancer. Paula took one look at that ape man chest and said he needed a wax. What was more amazing was the fact that he left, found someone to wax that monkey chest, and then came back and attempted to sing don't cha. I am with Simon, he had to be searching for his 2 minutes of fame on TV. Oh and guys three inch chest hair is not attractive or macho! The last nut job to show up was the girl with all the sparkles. She lived in a studio apartment with her mom, two cats, and a dog. She thought that she was the next american idol (again could not sing) and became quite hostile when Simon told her it was not for her. I guess she is going into actressing now. Whew! I mean we are talking completely dilusional. I don't know what is worse, the fact that these people show up or that I spend my time watching them. My favorite by far though is the guy that came dressed in white with the big feathery hat and did a song dedication to Simon. He sang you are my brother (over and over and over). He thanked Simon for allowing all to show up and try out for free of charge. Simon you rock!


Thursday, January 17, 2008


Okay, all I have to say today is it is really cold out. I mean stink'n cold and I hate to be cold! As I am writing this I am sitting in my office curled up to my space heater (which is totally against fire code but oh well) trying to get warm. I just got back from chasing down a third grader that decided to run from class. Why is that kids always decide to bolt on the coldest of days? Some of you are reading this right now and wondering how I just said that with a fairly straight face. I know what you are thinking "do kids really bolt from class alot?" Well apparently they do today because that was the second one. Who Hoo! At least it is a long holiday weekend!

Everyone is calm and happy for now, my toes are beginning to defrost and here I am wishing that I was at home with a good book. Better yet, home curled up in my fleece sheets. Have you discovered fleece sheets? OOHHH they are amazing. The coziest, softest things you have ever felt. I am in love with my fleece sheets....they are like heaven. I just don't know how I have lived without them. I mean they are completely amazing. My co-worker that introduced me to them says they are better than sex and you know she may be on to something. Don't tell the mister though. When gigi (my 6 year old) got into our bed and felt the fleece sheets for the first time she said "Mom I am going to live in this bed and I will die in this bed because I love these sheets". She is a girl after my heart. I know, I know, how can someone go on and on over bed linens, I mean they just cover the mattress right? Well you know they say we spend half of our lives in bed so I think that we should pay a little bit of attention to what we are laying on! Needless to say we all have a set on our beds and everyone goes to sleep with a smile on their face. All warm and cozy in our heavenly sheets. So for today I am thankful for fleece sheets! I just can't wait to get home tonight so I can curl up in them....ahhhh

to staying warm!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Out of the mouths of babes!

So I have a little funny to share. The other day I took my little man on a date. It was just the two of us. He decided that we should eat dinner at Applebee's. So we head to Applebee's and get a table for two. He was so excited because his sister was at home with Dad. The waitress gave us menus and we were looking them over and trying to decide what to eat. All of a sudden he looks up and says in his not so quite voice "Hey mom, what is pasta with Marijuana sauce?" I about died right there as everyone within a 10 foot radius just heard what he said and they were all looking at us. I just looked into those beautiful blue eyes and laughed. He had just made my date perfect. Of course he had no idea why I was laughing so I explained that it was marinara sauce. He laughed too because he realized what he had said. We had a nice lunch together. Every once in a while he will say "Hey mom, remember when I said marijuana sauce?" and we will laugh all over again. I love that we have that moment to remember when it was just the two of us. A private little joke between me and my little guy!


Friday, January 11, 2008

The Perfect Ending

Have you every had a really wonderful weekend? One that was totally spontaneous and turned out to be perfect? We had that. We ended 2007 with a perfect weekend. Good food, good fun, and good company. We headed to McCall for a day of sledding and we ended up staying for the weekend. We stayed at my brother/sister-in-laws very cool new place. We had so much fun that we added another night. We played in the snow and even made a trip to the Hot Springs. The kids would bundle up in all of their snow gear and waddle outside to play in the snow. They found icicles that were three feet long, made snow caves, and went sledding. They came back in and we would line the fireplace with all the little snow boots. Just looking at those little boots made my heart all warm inside. These amazing little people are here because of us and now we are helping them make their childhood memories. Does life get any better than this? I just don't think it does. As I think about the time we spent together I am so thankful for the people in my life. You know that ones that make life fun. My awesome kids, my husband, who spoils me rotten, and family that is fun to just hang with. It is moments like these that make life sweet.


I've Fallen

So I guess I have fallen for the world of blogging. I didn't think I would. Maybe it was peer pressure, maybe it was reading about everyone else's wonderful lives and thinking hey, mine is not so bad either. Who knows. All I know is that it is just a little weird thinking that my thoughts are floating out there in cyberspace. I have a little confession though. I'm just a little worried that no one is going to read this and if you do you don't really care about what I am saying. I know that I can ramble and I have the occasional odd thought here and there but hey, can you help a girl out here and at least let me know if you are reading this.... oh, and if you could care less about what I have to say, keep it to yourself!