Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This year has been different for me, in a good way. For a little while last year I lost track of my friends kids, and my friends have awesome kids! We all went from this great stage of having play dates and then having most of our activities include our children, to having teenagers! Suddenly, they became more independent and started doing their own things, without us - we still get together but everything became a girls night or a couples dinner and I really was missing their kids! So, this year, in addition to going to my kids events, I have been going to concerts, sporting events, art shows, plays and musicals that don't have any of my kids in them and I LOVE IT! The thing is, I love cheering, laughing and connecting with them, but more than anything I love seeing my friends in their kids. I love seeing a silly grin, a determined face, their not so little hands and I see my dear friend, and I remember all the times when those children's hands were so small and we would wonder about all the different things those hands would do as they became young adults. Now I have E's. little hands to watch and it makes me realize how fast the time goes and how little their hands used to be. Taking her to her music class, going to her school art show, spending time with her and watching her in her art class bring all the memories rushing back to me. So.... I am loving being the #1 fan, I am loving watching my friends watch their kids and listening to them cheer them on and knowing that, next to their mom and dad, nobody else at that game knows them or loves them as much as I do! So don't call me to volunteer for anything for a few years, there are some pretty special kids that I need to be with before they all head off to college! Gotta run - I think there is a soccer game tonight!

A couple of things for you to check out..
this article and this really important event.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rain day....

I knew there was hope that everything would be cancelled as soon as the rain started making the little river down the street, then the e-mail came to confirm it. Sometimes I don't even realize how badly we need a night that everyone is home until we get one. I was reading the Shack recently and thought this line really described how I feel when there are weather related cancelations "...... the sudden alleviation of the pressure to produce makes the heart merry."

Here is little song to celebrate the break in the action.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


The day was really busy - school, work, soccer, golf, homework, etc. etc. etc. We ordered hamburgers and then they wanted s'mores in the chiminea, I didn't have any Hershey bars so they used m&m's. They both had a different idea of how they would make theirs work. I was so tired, but I had just seen this today and it made tonight much more enjoyable.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Bridge memory

I remember when my mom used to host her bridge group at our house when I was little. I loved knowing that my sister and I would be upstairs with dad, a bowl of M&M's and some games, I can remember thinking about it during school and so looking forward to that night. The thought of my mom and her friends having a party downstairs and the three of us upstairs was so comforting. I also loved it when all the ladies were gone and we would go downstairs and see if there was any dessert left for us. I wonder if my kids get the same feeling when I have a gathering here and they are upstairs with dad?

Deep Breath

two deep breaths in 1 hour.... how very different they were.