Monday, February 22, 2010

Who Needs Sleep?

Most mornings I wake up with bags under my eyes, shake Mark 5 times before he finally makes his way to the shower, pull on some baggy sweat pants and a t-shirt, oh and those pink glasses that no one is supposed to see and head down stairs to start my day.

Why do I do this to myself...
It would seem so much better to wake up early, be showered and dressed by the time the kids get up and have breakfast waiting as they came down the stairs. Ideal Right? But, not a reality in our house.

Mark and I have some habits... I am not going to say "bad habits" because I actually love these habits!
We never and I mean never go to bed before midnight...

I love spending time with my hubby and best friend... It could be 11:30 on a Tuesday night... One of us would say "We should probably go to bed." Then we snuggle up and start another episode of Lost or talk until we realize it is 2:00 am.

I wouldn't trade our time hanging-out for anything. We are two busy people but we always make a few hours to just chill.

So to answer the question "Who Needs Sleep?"

Not Me!
Not Mark!

Right now sleep seems to be a waist of time...
Others think we're crazy but we like it this way!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I am so blessed!
We are all so blessed!

This past week, I have been following a story.
Little Bronson.
I don't know them personally, but my friend is her friend... close enough right.

I have been so touched by the story...
It hits a little too close to home.
I can see myself in her shoes and am truly blessed to get the wake up call that we all need.

Her baby boy drowned...
He was DOA (dead on arrival) at the hospital.
Then his heart started again...
A second Chance.

We all have our personal tragedies, trials, or bad days. Bronson's mom has been an inspiring example...her amazing faith, honesty and attitude have strengthened me.

My Faith has grown...
I love that feeling!

Read Bronson's Story

Look what I have...
How could I ever complain or ask for anything more.

I am truly BLESSED!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Badges, Belt loops, and more Badges!!!

I have a true blue boy scout on my hands.

Everything we do... he says, "Can I earn a badge for that?"

We are off track for 3 weeks so I promised the kids we would have so much fun this time... I told them we would go and do a ton of fun things. So the first week... we sat around in our jammies and watched cartoons and movies. Not anyone's Idea of "we will have so much fun!" So I was determined to get them out of the house at least one day on week 2.

Might as well kill 2 birds with one stone.

Get the kids out to the Natural History Museum and Jacob can earn a badge!!!
Everyone's happy!

Hopefully week 3 will be a little more exciting.

Jacob brought his friend along to earn a badge also.


Iree, her friend Mary and Mace loved digging for fossils.

Wow... he thought this was so cool.

Sand and water always make kids happy.