Is it Spring where you live? Here in Middle Georgia, Spring seems to have lost its way...Today had a blustery high of only 46 degrees! It is not so fun here when it is supposed to be warm! We did have one day of warm a week and a half ago, and we filled it with fun outdoor activities! From the Cherry Blossom Bed Race (which hubby's team's wild and wacky bed won) to one of E's first t-ball games, it was a beautiful start to what i hoped was Spring!! I am hoping that Spring will return in time for Easter! In the meantime enjoy these photos from our one Spring day!
A few weeks ago my husband and I got to use his Christmas present, two tickets to the Dukes of Hazzard Georgia Reunion! We stood in line FOREVER, but got to meet five of the seven still living cast members from the show! We had a great time and I got some great pics!! Hope you enjoy!
As you can tell, since I have only had one post since Christmas, I have been a little uninspired to blog. I have been feeling a lack of direction for the blog and just wasn't really sure what I wanted to write about. I have never felt like I had a niche for this blog to fall into, and sometimes that leaves me feeling a little adrift out here in blogland. I have lots of hobbies, and I do blog about them, and most of the hobbies would fall into other blog niches but I kind of blog about all of them here. I plan to continue to do just that, but maybe add in a little bit more real life. Hopefully you will find my life and opinions as interesting as anyone else's! For today, I am posting pictures that I took a few weeks ago on a rare warm day in February!
As you can tell, we are all about sports right now at our house! Baseball and football and sometimes soccer are about as important as oxygen these days!
P.S. Did I mention that one of my photos is being placed in a new hospital? There was a contest that I entered back in October, and though I'm not sure whether I won or not (winners are not going to be announced until June) and I am not sure which picture is being placed in the hospital, I do know that one of them is, and that means I have a shot at winning!! It's really exciting, and an honor to know that a photo that I took will be something that people can look to and hopefully be comforted by during their stays at this hospital!
Is it spring yet where you are? It is almost spring here, and let me tell you, I cannot wait. I am not a winter person, and my soul needs warm weather!!
This little bloom in my yard makes me smile everyday knowing that spring is just around the corner, even though I can't feel it in the 33 degree mornings!
What are you up to this weekend? We are going to the Dukes of Hazzard Ga Reunion and I am pumped!! We will hopefully get to meet and get autographs from all 7 of the living cast!! I should have lots of pictures from the weekend to share with you next week!! Enjoy your weekend everyone!
Wow, have I really not posted anything since Christmas? How awful! I have been so busy working for my dad and keeping up with the kiddo's schedules that I really haven't even had time to blog about life!
So what have we been up to in 2013? I suppose life is what we have been up to! Ethan is starting T-ball and is on the Phillies, so practices have been added into a schedule already filled with gymnastics, church and school. One thing that has been a blessing is that I decided to take him off of all of his medications to see what would happen...for those that don't know, in the winter he uses a dry powder nebulizer to ward off viral asthma when the germs are the worst and year round he uses Benadryl and Claritin to ward off allergies. He has been under control for quite awhile now and the steroids in the nebulizer have been having an adverse effect on his behavior, so I slowly detoxed him off of all medications for the first time since he was 2 1/2! He seems to be doing well but I suppose we won't know for sure until he gets sick! I know he will have to start back on the allergy stuff when things start blooming, but for awhile, it is nice to not have to deal with a nighttime medication regimen!
Sam is almost 3 and you can tell!! I remember 3 being hard on E, but just thought it was mostly from the introduction of a new baby to the family. Now i can tell you that new baby was NOT the main reason for 3 being so hard!
For Christmas I got the book, Young House Love, by these amazing bloggers, Sherry and John. You should totally check out their blog HERE. Needless to say I have read the book cover to cover and have been making so many plans both to enhance our current house (still on the market by the way) and ideas for our new house as well!! Sherry and John are amazing DIY'ers.
So I guess that is all that has been up here. I have some new photos to edit and hopefully will have them up on the blog soon. It has been a long time since I have had updated photos of the kids on here. I find inspiration hard to come by in the cold of winter!!
I am blessed to have woken up able to snuggle and kiss my children. All the while my heart is breaking for the mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters who lost a precious little one yesterday is such an evil way. Tears come uninhibited as I watch my children, hear them same cute things, feel their small arms around my neck. At least for today I am more tolerant, more patient, more likely to say yes.
I think of saying goodbye to my kindergartener yesterday morning, how mundane and routine it had become, how easy it is to drop off and rush on to work or my next obligation. I find myself wanting to hold him tighter and longer at the door, linger and watch him in his class, see that he is okay. I think of his teachers and how much of a blessing they have been, and how much more than just teachers the educators in Connecticut were called to be. Protectors, Warriors and Sacrifices. I hope that, church/state separation or not, those teachers prayed for each and every little person in their care. I hope that my son's teacher bowed her head and prayed for our children and those acutely effected by tragedy. I know I did.
I have no words for the families whose lives are forever changed. I imagine they do not want our words anyway at this moment. I do have prayers, I will pray and continue to pray for the parents who have had to face an unimaginable, unparalleled loss. I pray for strength for them, I pray for eventual peace, I pray that they will lean ever more on the true giver of peace, and know that God is forever with us.