Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Death. The end of life. new beginnings. birth of a new life.

This has been a rather hard week for me. trent's grandpa passed away yesterday, my aunt was given just a short time to live due to the return of her cancer, i am throwing a bridal shower for trents sister tomorrow, and am awaiting the arrival of my niece any day.

It has caused me to think about life, and just how short and precious it is. Its so hard to be "in" the moment sometimes with the hussle and bussle of life with 3 small children. I try SO hard, really hard, to appreciate the little moments.
Wyatt went up to Noah and hugged him and says "I love my brother" and kissed him.
Noah can count to 100 all by himself.
Hunter smiles at everything.

These are TRULY the moments of what makes life worth living. the bills and errand running are just the crap you gotta deal with. I hope i can always recognize these moments my children have as they get older and hold on to them after theyve grown up and moved away.

I hate death. I know its a part of life, but i dont like it, and i fear it for myself and those i love. its so scary to think that at ANY given moment, EVERYTHING can be ripped away from you in an instant.

I am off to bed to ponder as i fall asleep.


PS this song had me in tears tonite. love these lyrics.

Temporary Home Lyrics

Little boy, 6 years old
A little too used to bein' alone.
Another new mom and dad,another school,
Another house that'll never be home.
When people ask him how he likes this place...
He looks up and says, with a smile upon his face,

"This is my temporary home
It's not where I belong.
Windows and rooms that I'm passin' through.
This is just a stop, on the way to where I'm going.
I'm not afraid because I know this is my
Temporary Home."

Young mom on her own.
She needs a little help, got nowhere to go.
She's lookin' for a job, lookin' for a way out,
Because a half-way house will never be a home.
At night she whispers to her baby girl,
"Someday we'll find our place here in this world."

"This is our temporary home.
It's not where we belong.
Windows and rooms that we're passin' through.
This is just a stop, on the way to where we're going.
I'm not afraid because I know this is our
Temporary Home."

Old man, hospital bed,
The room is filled with people he loves.
And he whispers don't cry for me,
I'll see you all someday.
He looks up and says, "I can see God's face."

"This is my temporary Home
It's not where I belong.
Windows and rooms that I'm passin' through.
This was just a stop,on the way to where I'm going.
I'm not afraid because I know... this was
My temporary home."

This is our temporary home.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

valentines with our loves:)

for valentines day this year we decided to have a family dinner with our kids: ) *best decision ever!* it was so fun! i went all out and had candles lit and put up decorations the boys had made at school: ) on the menu was sparkling apple cider in some champagne glasses.....spinach and artichoke dip with falafel chips...then green salad with red onions, strawberries, walnuts, and dried bread bowls with some hearty vegan minestrone....for dessert a giant choco chip cookie with icecream! Yummmmm!!!

my 2 favorite boys:)

the kids:)

love these 3 more then anything in the world: )

the many many faces of miss hunter......

daddy & daughter.

Monday, February 6, 2012

captured this sweet moment.

wyatt got a doctor kit for his birthday that he loves. i walked in Hunters room the other day and saw this. and of course i darted for my camera!!!! sorry they are dark, not alot of light in her room, but the moment was so sweet: )) love my babies: ))

i cant stand it!! SO in love with this little girl!!!

i think i have a future model in the making!! she seriously poses every time i get out  my camera! ha! i love it!!! i just melt every time she smiles at me with those big blue eyes: ))) How lucky am i that she is ALL mine!!: )) so blessed: )))

living the good life (everyday) : )

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2011 in review:)

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

bieng a momo is not always easy....

i must admit most days after i have done drop off and pick up 4 times for school, run to the grocery store, picked up the house, done laundry, cooked, changed diapers, run errands, i am SO done by 5p. i rarely even have time to PEE!!! seriously!!
 but as strung out as i am by 5p and looking forward to 7p and 745p bed times......about 95% of the time around 9 or 10p, i sit down, and reflect on the day and think of my babies, and how INCREDIBLY blessed i am to live this life i have. i am SO thankful to be a stay at home mom. life is so much more fullfilling because of these little people right here: )

its funny, you get to be a certain age and you stop caring about having so much money or the nicest house or wearing the latest fashions etc. you just feel blessed to have a little family who is healthy and happy, a husband who has a job, a car to drive, and food on the table. these are the things we are thankful for each night in our prayers.

living the good life: )

Looks who's 3!

Our sweet little Wyatt (ok not always sweet, like when he bit baby Hunter yesterday) turned 3 last week......Time sure does fly. seems like it goes faster the more kids you have.

but Wyatt is such a funny little guy.

Funny stuff he says in a real raspy kind of voice:

"whats that smell?"
"whats that noise?"
"thats weird!"

he had a spiderman party last saturday. im pretty sure he had more sugar that day then he has in his whole life.

Body For Life.......vegan style.

Ugh...there are no words for how much i hate being fat after i have a baby. Yes, i will admit i am vein and i want to be back to my size 4 in the first 6 weeks. whats the big deal? the Victoria secret models do it AND walk the catwalk in a thong? why cant i? oh, i dont have a personal trainer/chef/driver/maid/assistant...etc. Blah.

So i am doing it the good ol' fashion way. Dieting. but in this particular diet, its not like a "diet", its really a way of life. i have done it many times in the past 10 yrs and works AMAZEBALLS! So, here we go again. i put up my skinny jeans (size 27 Hudson supermodel jeans) in my room hanging so i can look at them and be more motivated!!

but.....all i can think about tonite, after a LONG day of being a "momo" and running around kids and cleaning etc, is this:


the one TOTALLY awesome thing about this diet is you eat a particular way for 6 days, and on day 7, you can eat whatever you want, like really, anything.

so for now, i will be watching my tevo'ed shows and eating this.....

wah wah wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.