Monday, May 24, 2010

Spring Moments

This spring has been SO busy... and it doesn't really feel like the "good" busy... it feels like the "I need life to slow down for one blessed minute so I can catch my breath" kind of busy. BUT... there have been moments. Perfect moments that have made me laugh out loud and smile until my cheeks hurt. Those of the moments I want to remember about Spring 2010.

The boys were precious during the "Spring Sing" at preschool. They couldn't have been cuter (or wigglier... hence the blurry picture ;)

See what I mean? Cuter then cute.

They also slept once this spring. (Just the once that I can remember...)

Danny and Kirsten posed for me during our Busch Gardens trip. We chose the hottest morning of the season to sweat our way through the park, the sky ride broke down while we were on in, and the train the twins couldn't wait to ride was broken... but they laughed and posed... worth remembering.

Sweet Baby Gus was born. My dear friend Charlotte welcomed her second son into the world and she lets me hold him, cuddle him, and breathe him in all the time. He is perfect.

Kirsten did a great job during her spring concert. She played the violin, sang with the glee club, and played the recorder (that was much more impressive during the concert then during the home practice sessions... we were shocked when we recognized the song! ;)

And... best of all... Baby Bailey was born!

The boys were sick when Bailey was born so we didn't get to meet him for over two weeks!!! We were all thrilled to finally get our hands on this precious little bundle of love! (For a stunning photo of my new nephew taken by an amazing photographer click here)

We love this little guy SO much!
... and I just love watching Jeff "the fun uncle" who once spent $45 on "the Ultimate Peanut Butter and Jelly Taste Test" while babysitting ... become a Dad. So sweet.

So... 11 more days of school... then SUMMER will begin. I can't wait!! ... but I'm glad I got to experience some great spring moments before it arrived.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

Perfect Day.
Perfect Family. (Well, not "pick their clothes up off the floor without being asked perfect" but "I love them so much I could explode perfect"... the "perfect" kind of perfect if you ask me ;)

I got to sleep in.
I got to open handmade gifts and cards along with store bought gifts and cards.
I got to soak up the people I love the most... and I got to thank God a hundred times for making me a mother.
Like I said, perfect.

We relaxed

We laughed

We cuddled

We enjoyed the sunshine

...And the water

I got to look at this sweet face all day

And I got to hear these little angels call me "Mommy".


"My mom is a never ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune." Gracie Harmon

It surprises me how I am still able to love and appreciate my mother more as each day passes. My mother has always been my ultimate role model... the person I wanted to "BE" when I was a child. She was the center of my little universe. It still catches me off guard to realize that the utter devotion and adoration that I felt for her as a child was just a hint of what was to come.

It wasn't until I became a mother that I began to truly realize all she's done and all she is.

I hear her voice as I comfort my children.

I also hear her voice when I lecture my children ;)

I like that.

I like that I was right when I was 5. I wanted to be just like my mother... and I still do. She's the ultimate "mom role model". I love when I am able to see her in myself... it means I'm doing a good job.

Thank you for being you Mom. I love you so much! Happy Mother's Day!