Saturday, May 29, 2010

Where Does the Time Go?

I can't believe how big my kids are. They are growing and maturing and developing into fine young people.

This Guy is going to 2nd grade in the Fall...It's like he was just a baby a short time ago...I can't get over how mature he is becoming.
This girl is going to be in 5th Grade...she turns 10 in 9 days. It's not possible that she was so little just a short time ago. She has a zest and spice that is truly her own. She is becoming a TWEEN...and I'm a little sad about it.
I'm going to cherish the time I have with them this summer...and the fun we can have together!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Bad Blogger has been crazy and hectic.

Yesterday was my last day of school...Today was the kids last day.

Tomorrow, I'll write a real post about the comings and goings....but today I'm tired.

Don't worry, we're still alive, just have been extremely busy...

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Only a day more and then I get to hang with my mom and sister and kiddos for the weekend.

My mom and I are taking our annual excursion northward to visit my sister in Omaha. It will be FUN!!!!

I so need some fun this weekend...been a stressful week at work and I am ready to unwind!

Love my family!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Feeling Weary

I'm feeling weary.

The weather is dreary.

It's a weary-dreary kind of day.

But yet, I'm at peace...know why?


Enough said!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May I Be this Today

"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."

Proverbs 16:24

Monday, May 17, 2010


I'm not good at waiting.

I hate waiting.

God is teaching me to wait.

I can't go into specifics or anything but I am having to wait for BIG info.

I don't like waiting.

It's really hard.

Please pray that I can wait and that the news I am waiting on will be to His glory and if He is willing be what I really want...PLEASE GOD!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Proud Momma

Tonight at the Awana Awards Night my kids got the following awards:

Jaron--1st Sparky Book Award for the Skipper Book and Runner Up for Sparky of the Year Boys.

Janea--Excellence Award(for the completion of 2 Truth and Training Books) and Clubber of the Year for girls!

I'm one proud Momma!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thoughts about 5th grade

My baby girl is going to 5th grade soon.

She finishes 4 grade in 13 and a half days. Then I get to be the mother of a 5th grader. Really, when did she grow up? When did she become a TWEEN? Why does she have to be 10 in less than a month?

Wasn't it just yesterday that I was thinking about Pre-K for her? Wasn't she just in Kindergarten? Wasn't she afraid of starting first grade? and now here she is starting 5th grade in just a few months.

I know she is ready....but I'm not. She will thrive and mature and grow as an individual and she will do well. I am so proud of her and all that she does and who she is but at the same time I want to slow down time and not let her grow up.

We took the first step to 5th grade tonight. An informational meeting for parents of fourth graders and a brief introduction to 5th grade. Siblings weren't invited so Jaron went to Grandma and Grandpa's and they went to the park. We then went and got ice cream(custard) at Culvers on the way home. It's a big deal, this starting 5th grade. I'm just not sure I'm ready for it...good thing I have all summer to adjust to the idea of how grown up my kids really are!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Playing Catch-UP

After Spring Banquet I took the weekend off.

I really did nothing this weekend. And it was okay. I needed to just VEG...made for work being harder this morning but really it was worth it.

Janea and I went to the Library. We ate out(part of my mother's day present) we hung out, we watched a movie with the kids, it was just nice relaxing time.

Well, today I am playing a bit of catch up...trying to get some laundry done, trying to make sure I have all my ducks lined up for the week. Trying to have a good week as it's super busy!

The end of school is always super busy...this year seems doubly so, Janea is so much busier as well.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Spring Banquet

A fun evening.
A lot of work.
So glad it's over.
This years was much smoother than last years, only one small hiccup!
I received a Teacher Award, for Leadership, I'm satisfied.
Looking forward to a lazy weekend.
Thankful for the family time no matter the circumstance.
The End.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I had a nice long chat with my sister tonight.

We talked all about things that are going on in my life and about things that I need to change, and ways I feel that I need to grow Spiritually and all. Well, somehow we got onto the topic of socks.

We both HATE folding socks. Its a hang up from our childhood. My mother had this box that she labeled..."the Graveyard of Lost Socks". In it went all the socks that didn't have matches. Then the next week she would look to see if the match ended up there. She was good at it, she could find the missing socks and we would joke about the "Graveyard" and have fun with it. So when I got my own house I decided to have the same thing and yes it's a practical way of finding missing socks but to me it's also a curse...see sometimes, Socks get LOST....permanently, and you never find the match. Well, I now have a graveyard of Lost Socks on my dryer...where I put the ones that are missing matches....and it never gets empty....there are always missing socks. I have lots of mismatched fact I have so many that I even have BABY socks...and my kids are NOT babies...I have made this looking for the mismatched sock into something my mother never did...and it's become my curse.

Well, my sister now throws them away....isn't that an amazing I don't do...I just hold on to these mismatched, missing socks like they are worth my time and effort. 9 times out of 10 I never find the match! And yet I am holding on to these socks like they are GOLD. Am I so worried of breaking the bank that I can't just buy new socks when we need them? Am I afraid that if I get rid of them I will somehow miraculously find the match?

Dan and I get into fights and stress over SOCKS...there are more important things in life than SOCKS. Why are these little things causing me so much stress...honestly I have better things to stress I am going to take the wisdom of my sister and begin to throw SOCKS out when I can't find the matches. I am going to buy us new socks regularly so that we always have enough and I will not feel GUILTY for wasting money...heaven knows I waste money in so many other ways without feeling guilty I should not feel guilty over comfy feet.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Scripture Truth

My Scripture Calendar's Verse of the Day:
"My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
I John 3:18


I'm feeling a lot of emotions right now.

I'm upset, and disappointed in myself.

I'm blessed with Great kids.

I'm blessed with loving parents.

I'm blessed in so many ways.

I'm trying to count my blessings and be content.

It's hard.

I'm needing prayers right now.