I love being able to walk out my back door and grab some fresh ingredients from my garden. Saves us money and it is healthier than anything we’d get from a grocery store. Unfortunately during the winter season, we can’t grow anything in the PNW. […]
Month: March 2016
One of the greatest ways to teach your kids responsibility and healthy ways is to have them grow a garden. While Audrey is only three, she already enjoys spending a little time every day in our garden. I think it’s really more that she enjoys […]
3 years ago the nurses woke me up from the less than an hour nap. They told me it was time to push. I had been waiting for those words, anxiously, for over two weeks at that moment. It was 9:22 am. They started setting up the machines and bringing things in. Our nurse had us doing practice pushes so when our Doctor arrived, we would be ready to meet. She arrived just before 10:00 am with a big grin on her face saying, “Let’s have a baby today and get you back home.” Oh boy was I ever ready for that.
Daddy stood on one side of me holding my leg and a sweet nursing student on the other. I made jokes with everyone and laughed, “I can’t believe I’m pushing out a baby. This is awesome, I’m amazing!” As I counted in my head with each push, I listened very closely to your heart rate monitor. I didn’t hear your daddy talking or the staff in the room. Just the numbers in my head and the rhythm of your heart.
I didn’t feel any pain. There was too much adrenaline and drugs running through my veins to know what was happening. An hour had gone by and I heard a voice say that I was too tired and my body was no longer pushing. Our doctor knew you could do it. She knew what a strong little girl you were. She helped you continue on your journey and 30 minutes later she held you up as you cried. I cried with you. Seeing you for the first time, hearing you, holding you, I didn’t want it to end. Daddy scooped you into his arms and you both just stared at each other. I’ve heard it a million times but never understood it until then; I never knew how much I loved your father until I saw how much he loved you.
Today you are now three. No longer an infant or even a toddler. You look and act more grown-up each day. Watching you learn and discover new things is a privilege and honor for me. It makes me proud when you want to dress like me and always feel the need to reapply your “lipstick” when we’re out and about. I love our morning coffee & cocoa dates at the dining room table while we plan our day of play.
Some days are rough on both of us and we take each other for granted. On those days I hope you remember how much I truly love you. This is still a learning thing for us. When we cuddle and have our talks, I just think about what the future holds for our family. Where will you go to school? What sport will you play? How many nights will I wait up late for you? Will you still let me kiss you goodnight?
In the mean time, I’m still going to happily rock you to sleep and leap out of bed when you cry out for me. I love you Audrey and I am blessed that God chose me to be your mother.
Spring has sprung, the birds are chirping, and the sun is shining here in Eastern Washington. Oh how I love Spring. The flowers everywhere are beautiful, even if they do wreak havoc on my allergies. We have been spending a lot of play time outside. […]
Congratulations on surviving a holiday that has become all about drinking, on a Thursday and still getting up today for work. That takes talent, or the motivation of a paycheck. I’d say go drink some hair of the dog but you’re at work and I’m not going to waste my irresponsible card on that. So the next best thing seems to be laughing. These folks had us in stitches this week.
- The Plagued Parent. Politics, schmolitics. Who needs to know that at 14?
2. Mommy A to Z. Siri is the new generations Yoda.
3. The Dusty Parachute. Black Sabbath said it best, “I need someone to show me the things in life that I can’t find.”
4. Jennifer Oradat, Writer and Editor. We have all been there and desperate for a Redbox code.
5. Sweet Lemons. DIY projects at their finest.
6. The Mad Mommy. They are called smart phones for a reason.
7. Kristen Lynn, The Unbalancing Act. Those threenagers are so demanding!
8. Josi Denise, Writer. It always makes me nervous asking questions of what’s on my child.
9. Jocelyn Jane Cox – The Home Tome. No shame in your parenting game.
10. Hardly Bored.
11. Babies, Bloodhounds and Booze, Oh My! And that time I told my kid to clean up.
I hope you laughed as hard as I did. Make sure you click on their name and like their page. A like can eventually somehow turn into a massive miracle of them making a penny off their writing.
My house is germ infested. If it weren’t for the fact that I have the internet, my family may have not survived. Ok, so it’s not that bad. We’ve been able to be ourselves with the lack of breathing through our noses. Wednesday we all felt like we could stay in our pajamas all day. Oh wait, we did. Luckily we woke up yesterday feeling great. Did you know there is this magical thing called “Vitamin C” and it can help you fight a bug? Man, the things they come up with.
Since I am feeling back to my old self (after only a day of feeling semi-not, hard to make it dramatic when it wasn’t, that makes me a bad writer) I have some funny people I want you to read.
- 40 Wishes and Counting is channeling her inner blonde.
5. Smashley Ashley knows why I refuse to pay for a gym membership and buy one of their $6 drinks.