Monday, November 22, 2010

my wish

When my kids look back on me after I'm gone, I often wonder what will they remember....

~Will my daughter remember me torturing her, armed with a brush and an ALWAYS too tight pony tail holder?~

~Will Alex remember me saying to him 10,232 times to pick up his wet towels off the floor?~

~Will Jakob's memory bank be filled with me reminding him that he is two seconds away from wishing he didn't try and get the last word in AGAIN?~

~Will they all remember the way that one time the 5 of us laughed so hard at this older man's ring tone on his phone, while we rode the Metro in DC, that we nearly peed in our pants with tears running down our faces?~

~Will they remember me asking them every morning of their lives "did you have a good sleep"?~

~Will they remember the way my perfume smelled or the way my earrings almost always hung lower than my hair?~

~Will they remember my short temper and my even shorter tolerance of disrespect?~

~Will they remember that I always tried to be the best that I could be (sometimes failing miserably)?~

~Will they remember my big orange pot that cooked up a whole bunch of heaven?~

~Will they remember the way their heads (whether big or small) always fit perfectly in the arch of my shoulder?~

~Will they remember that I was their biggest cheerleader and their toughest critic?~

~Will they remember that I was their momma and they were my world?~

Lord, I hope so......

afternoon fun

Me: Alex have you seen your brother? And why is there a chair propped up against the pantry door?

Alex: Well mom, you said that  if Jakob and I argued again that we would be punished, RIGHT?
Alex: So for the sake of your head and our lives I decided that there really was no other way.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Deck the Halls

November 16th, 2010.
the 16th?
I need to start buying my calendars in bulk. Um yes, Mr. Wal Mart man, can you help me find the aisle that has the bulk pack of calendars, you know the ones that the pages never stop turning, where before I know it it is the holiday season AGAIN and my kids are another year older?

Don't get me wrong. I am a HUGE holiday girl. I'm a marketing persons DREAM. The smells, the lights and don't even get me started on the tingly feelings I get in my girl parts when I hear Christmas music on the radio. I LOVE the holidays.

It just feels that lately my years are flying by quicker than I can highlight them on the calendar.

My baby is turning 15 in 2 weeks, my daughter has had her first round of PMS lately and Jakob likes GIRLS!

All 3 actions are very normal and healthy I know, BLAH BLAH BLAH.
None of that CRAP stuff means I have to like it or act like a mature adult about it!
Does it?

It's funny because I think that Brian and I would both agree that this is one of the best times of our lives right now. The craziness of 3 very active kids, the balancing of school, work, quality time, family dinners and the occasional meet me in the closet moment, all make for a pretty fulfilling life.

But you know I have my moments where I catch a glimpse of a young girl nuzzling a baby on her chest and I have to fight back the urges to scream at the top of my lungs, "hold on to him now because one day he will have pubic hair and a penis, a real penis, and then what are you going to do?!"

Maybe I should look into medication, I mean meditation or maybe both.
Hey Mr. Wal Mart man.....

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Johnson's take on the vineyards

                                                                             Kaylee (still with her newlywed glow)
                                                                                 the bride and groom

                                                                                        the beautiful view

                                                                                          open candy bar = happy kids

                                                                                        Carol and her girl

                                                                                     Hannah and Carol
                                                                                       I LOVE this lady!
                                                                                    another beautiful view

                                                                                     not bad for two old people
                                                                              hey kids can you act like you have some home training
                                                                                        THANK YOU!
                                                                                       The Johnson's
                                                                                 (man we clean up nicely)
this weekend we were invited to celebrate another milestone
 with my girlfriend Carol's family. Her son got hitched
this weekend, just 5 short months after her daughters
wedding. It has been an emotional year for her to say
the least. But she has handled it with the grace and
elegance that she has in every day life. Oh and did I
mention the alcohol doesn't hurt either :)

Halloween season 2010!

                                                                                         our pumpkin porch
                                                                                    well at least for a little while

                                                                                         poor pumpkins

                                                                                     they look good!
                                                                                        Halloween party 2010
                                                                                          TRICK or TREAT!

                                                                                             Chloe and I rocking the lashes
                                                                                              you want some CANDDDYYY?!

                                                                                          now WHO'S gonna clean up this mess?
                                                                                        even the big kids had fun!
                                                                                   the Halloween babes!
                                                                           my hubby and father in law,
                                                                          this picture SAYS it all!
                                                                          HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!