Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Living Life...

Life is not a race - but indeed a journey.
Be honest. Work hard. Be choosy.
Say "thank you," " I love you," and "great job" to someone each day.
Go to church, take time for prayer. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh.
Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper.
Love your life and what you've been given, it is not accidental -
search for your purpose and do it as best you can.
Dreaming does matter. It allows you to become that which you aspire to be.
Laugh often. Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them.
Some of the best things are really free.
Do not worry, less wrinkles are more becoming. Forgive, it frees the soul.
Take time for yourself - plan for longevity.
Recognize the special people you've been blessed to know.
Live for today, enjoy the moment.

-written by Bonnie Mohr

Friday, October 23, 2009

Max has said a couple of adorable things lately...and I just had to share:)

Last night he was laying on the couch with his Uncle Clay (who has been fighting a cold). When bathtime came, I stuck him in there and we started talking. He coughed (a very fake cough, I might add) and I said "Oh my, bubb, what's wrong?"

He turned to me and said "I think Uncle Clay made me the flu!"

MADE him the flu, not gave him the flu, or made him sick, but MADE him the flu. I thought that was so cute!
Then it was time for bed and I told Max that I would like to read a book we've never read (cause I'm super tired of reading the same book OVER and OVER every night)! He agreed and we picked out a Dr. Suess book called "Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can you?" By the middle of the story, we were both laughing so hard that I was snorting (which I have a bad habit of doing when I laugh hard:) and we couldn't even read!! If you need a good, funny book to read to your kids - I definatly recommend this one!! I was making all the silly sounds in the book and Max was trying to make them all - and let me tell you it had us giggling like crazy:)

Ok - enough of the bragging mama, but I just can't help but tell you all just how ADORABLE my little man is:)

It's Friday night, and we were gonna go to the movies to see "Where the Wild Things Are," but we decided we were too tired and opted to stay home and snuggle! Hope you are all having a wonderful, relaxing weekend!!

BTW - I will finish my very first Master's class on Sunday, and I start my next one on Monday. I'm making it...but barely:) Please keep praying for me!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Covered Bridge Festival

Friday I headed to the Covered Bridge Festival with my mom and Max. I haven't been in years, and was super excited about going...but when we woke up on Friday morning it was cold and rainy. That didn't stop us - we headed out early and did not run into ANY traffic at all. We decided to go to Bridgeton - and the drive was beautiful. It's this little country road and all the trees had leaves in beautiful colors. I was just so relaxed and enjoying my Fall Break so much already!

We were all bundled up, probably looked ridiculous but we didn't care! As soon as we got there we walked around for awhile (and I immediatly bought this adorable sign that will go in my house...someday, when I get one:) ha ha!! Then Max decided he wanted a ham sandwich - so we went on a ham sandwich search! We found one, and lucky for mommy there was a mini-donut stand right beside it! No kidding guys - it was heaven! I got cinn. & sugar donuts for breakfast...and savored every bite. Then went back for lunch and got powdered sugar donuts!!! I'm not kidding:) EVERYONE needs to try these!!! We found so many neat stands and bought several cool things - I had so much fun. It drizzled on us most of the day - but we were pretty warm and cozy. It was such a quaint little town and we enjoyed each other's company immensely!
Of course we couldn't come to the Covered Bridge Festival without exploring the covered bridge - Max thought it was amazing...and had to run all the way to the end and back. He has so much energy!!
Then it was time for a break - and Max decided he wanted $7.00 cheese fries! I think we ate about $3.00 worth before throwing them away:( But he looked awfully cute trying to eat them!!

What a wonderful days...with lots of bargains!! I'm such a lucky girl:)!
Max got tired of shopping...and found a place to rest.

That didn't last long, though! He soon found a place to play:) What a great day - hope everyone else had a great weekend!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just thinking...

Tonight when I got home from dropping Max off to see his dad, I flipped on the T.V. while I made supper. I caught the last 3 min. or so, but saw that they were discussing stay-at-home moms vs. working moms. I got me thinking (and worrying) about leaving Max each and every day as I head to work. But before my thoughts got too in depth, I thought to myself - "Stop."

These women should not be on the Dr. Phil show arguing against each other and yelling about who is the better mom. I really can't even believe this! I think we (as women) beat ourselves up enough and put tremendous amounts of guilt upon our own shoulders about anything and everything - we don't need to turn against other, fellow mothers. Each woman has their own burdens to bear, decisions to make, duties to fulfill - we can't judge each other for the way we raise our kids. We should be lifting other mom's up...encouraging them and helping them when we can.

As long as we are each trying our best and loving our children the most our hearts will allow, then I admire each and every mother who is doing what she has to do. It's a whole different ball game when children are in the picture - that is obvious. So no matter how much time you get with your kids, whether you are home all day with them or you just get to see them a few hours at night...just make every moment count and have no regrets. Love with all you have and never miss an oppurtunity to say "I love you!"

Monday, October 5, 2009

Not many words needed...

There are not many words needed to describe this picture...just know that it makes my heart so happy:)

Gabriel and Max - Sept. 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Help Wanted...

  • someone extremely energetic and motivated to drag my butt out of bed every morning after days of working full time, picking up my little man, fixing supper, playing Star Wars, Ninja Turtles, and pirates until bathtime, working on my masters (which is overwhelming already), and eventually falling into bed. This person should be ready to defend themselves when asking me to get up at 6:30 a.m.

  • someone who can program our TV to only run the cartoons "Star Wars," "Tom and Jerry," and "Scooby Doo" over and over no matter what time it is. This person must also be willing to face the ramifications of this not happening - which would be a 3 year old little boy screaming like a banshee.

  • someone to sit beside me and continuously pass me ice cold Mt. Dew's throughout the day.

  • someone to teach me how in the heck to work a Mac computer - which is essential to my well-being for the next 12 months. It would also be helpful if this person knew the basics of writing papers, doing online discussion, knows lots about education, can create videos on the web, etc...I 'm just saying I might need input from time to time (cause I have no clue, people!)

  • someone who will be my personal shopper and always have new jeans for me since I'm gaining weight and can't fit my big butt into any of my old jeans. Did I mention that this person will also be financially responsible for the shopping trips:)

  • someone who is an expert in nutrition and can get my little man to eat anything besides cookies and chips....and candy and cereal. Hey - at least he's well-rounded:)

  • someone that has been to beauty school who would be willing to do my hair every morning. Just a warning, you must know how to do other things beside put my straight hair in a ponytail (which is all I have mastered)! Oh...and I forgot to say it needs to take approximately 3.2 seconds (which is the amount of time I have alloted in the morning for my hair).

  • someone with an accounting degree who is good with paying bills when there is no money in the bank. Can't be that hard, right??

  • someone to draw a steaming hot bath, fill the tub with bubble bath, light a candle, and have a good book waiting to be read - O, wait...I don't have time for that. Scratch that idea.

  • If you know anyone who would be willing to do all of the things listed for little to no pay - send them my way...THEY ARE HIRED:)!!

Ok, ok, I'm teasing. But I needed to relieve my stress somehow, right?:)