Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Surgery is scheduled!!!

January 7th I will be having my thyroid removed. Maybe i will post some gross pictures (lol) I am currently on what my new med will be and next week I start Iodine supplements... all to help bleeding in surgery. I feel like I am going on a "thyroid vacation" and I cannot wait to get it done!

Please keep me in your prayers!

Christmas is here... where have I been?

WOW! time flies! I guess I have been busy with my new crazy life! I can't lie... I have been loving every minute of it.

So what do my girls want for Christmas this year????

Erin wants a new Nintendo DsI and Renee wants a stuffed animal reindeer- who would hvae thought that one would be so hard to find! here we are the day before Chsitmas Eve and no reindeer yet! Aaaggghhhh! DsI... check... Baby Alive... check.... Zhu Zhu pets... check! can't find that crazy reindeer!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Erin has graduated!

Time flies.... it is So true! Today my baby graduated kindergarten. She promised me she would ALWAYS be my baby! Here she is....

Watch her she celebrates!

This little light of hers.....

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I am so proud of my girls!!!!

here is Renee's Spring program!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

It's Sunny!

Yup, that's about it..... it is sunny which means the girls can go out and play today- WOO HOO!!! i love when they can run outside and play with their friends. I think most of our memories have outside and friends in common!

I mostly appreciate weekends so I can really be with the girls. I am so busy lately, that I feel like I never get to see them. Thursday and Friday were torture. I only had maybe 5 hours with the girls all together. I can't help but try to sleep next to them as much as I can at night. I love to touch their hands, their cheeks, their hair (which usually needs to be washed). I love to listen to them breath and put a blanket on them, only to see them kick it off immediately in their sleep. I love when one of them calls me, and I am already laying there next to them. Of course not much of this makes Scott happy, since I almost absent in my own bed, but they are growing SO fast. I know the day will come when this all won't be as easy to do.

I bought them summer clothes! It was fun... I bought them each 4 outfits, and the best part is that they can all be interchanged. It doesn't matter what shorts they grab with which shirt, they all match!

as I get older, I realize that it is taking less and less to really get me excited about something. While my mom was watching the girls Friday, she very accidentally broke my crock pot. We had to get a new one since I use it so much. i love my new crock pot, even though I haven't even used it yet......

Scott has been able to go fishing... and he has the NERVE to come home and tell me how hard it was! OK, lets see, you go have fun with your HOBBY and you are going to complain about it? Hmmmmm.....

OK, that's about it. I never promised anything really exciting!

Oh, another exciting thing... we got house cleaners back! WOO HOO no more looking at my house with a "need to do" list forming in my head. Thank God my Mom was here a couple of days before and cleaned up. It never ceases to amaze me that I need to CLEAN my house to have houseCLEANERS come.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Trying again

OK, so it has been almost THREE months since my last post! Wow! Time is going crazy fast! But so much has happened since then!

I guess the biggest, and most consuming is my new job! As most people know, after my miscarriage in August 08 I took a position to temporarily sub for an 8th grade teacher. Well, in March, I was called back to take a position at the same school for the 6th grade teacher. She was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the same time, I have been working with Sadlier and trying to FIND a job.
It was a Sunday night, I was at my parish to teach Religious Ed. The Director, who is leaving, told me I should submit my resume for the position. This was a whole new twist that I never considered. I went home and talked to Scott about it. I had many questions and some concerns. I ended up submitting my resume and decided to worry about everything should the offer come. To try to help my case, I asked the pastor of the parish I am teaching at for a letter of recommendation. Doing so, he talked about me talking the same position there! All of sudden, i went from being concerned about finding a job due to the economy, to a WOW! On March 17th, I accepted the position. This has not all been easy though.
At the school i am teaching at, they are reducing in enrollment, which means a teacher will have to be fired at the end of the year (and not me since I am a "sub"). The 8th grade teacher I subbed for earlier in the year wanted the position I just accepted. I had to do a lot of talking (especially with Scott, the pastor ad my family), thinking and praying before I accepted, but I knew it was the right thing. Had she been offered and taken the position, no one would have to go. Now, I just feel bad, that someone will have to be leaving.

My girls are doing great! I was able to take Renee to school on Tuesday and for the first time this year, she didn't get upset going. Just a Mommy moment I really needed. Erin is an absolutely INCREDIBLE reader. It is sad. She can read just about anything. I know I helped in this whole process, but a lot of credit really does go to her school. Her awesome teacher is leaving this year.

Casey now has an invisible fence. She also had her first big "Correction". I thought i was going to cry, but she is a smart dog and she learned! I look forward to her spending the summer with the girls, maybe running under the sprinkler with them, but most of all, being their guardian! She will love it too.. long time coming. And YEAH! no more girls getting thrown on their heads from tripping on her rope! WOO HOO!

How different our family is compared to "what could have been". I am happy, the girls are happy. Fishing is starting, so Scott is kinda happy (lol). Crazy.

Have a good day... I need to go to get ready to teach middle schoolers science. BLAH!


Monday, February 9, 2009

Bad Mommy!

that's it.. i have been a bad Mommy... why? OK, like you haven't already said to yourself that my last post was like 3 months ago. In this time we have celebrated Thanksgiving at our house, Christmas, New Year's and the big even of the year... Renee turned 3! My littlest princess is growing up too fast, and so is her attitude! Not a night goes by that i don't look at her in complete amazement. She is fascinating! She is so smart and so beautiful and such a BULL! She is so strong! I can tell her to pick up her toys and she will simply say "NO" and for some reason, the request is forgotten! But at night... I love to look at her little face. Her long eyelashes. Her hand on her head, from playing with her hair. Her itty bitty litte toes that have grown so much. She is so hard on her big sister, yet loves her with every bit of herself. My girls may fight.. all the time... but would never want to be with out the other.

Lately I have noticed that Erin has outgrown her freckles. She had the cutest freckles, that now you can hardly see. Such a porcelein complexion. While admiring their beauty, I start to see mine falling behind. i have so much gray hair! My complextion has so much to be desired. I find myself trying to come up with ways to make myself look younger.

Oh well.... another day is going to fly by. I guess I am passing my "good looks" down to my blessings!

Some of Renee's birthday pictures....
renee's 3!
birthday cake #2
pretty girl!