Where Does the Time Go?

It has been far too long since I’ve languished in the enjoyment of blogging. This month is flying by at the speed of light and I feel like I’ve hardly come up to breathe! Do all school years start out this way going forward and I’m just now on board for such?

In a nutshell all is well but I’m noticing there are a number of areas in my life feeling very disorganized and with colder weather approaching I’m trying very hard not to react so strongly to such. Long ago I diagnosed myself with seasonal mood disorder because when the sun doesn’t come out to play for days and the snow piles up on my mountain well I start getting feelings of stir-crazyness and begin to slowly lose my mind. Now mind you there is no hint of snow yet and Fall is my absolute fave season so why in the world am I jumping the gun here?

Perhaps I owe it to myself to make a mental list of all the good points in life at this very moment so as not to dwell on any such things I deem ‘bad’? My oldest is loving AND thriving in school so far this year and that is a huge plus. My two younger ones drive me absolutely batty with their immense amounts of energy some days but that is simply a reminder that I need to find more sleep and rest so as to battle such. lol! The Man ran off to Germany for a week unexpectedly for work but we managed to throw him a surprise welcome home party equipped with balloons, cupcakes and quietly hidden children! Silly fun seems essential to married with children lifestyles if you ask me. 🙂

So again what is there to complain about really? Date night has been a bit nonexistent due to insane schedules of work/school and no play? I just need to throw something on the calendar pronto and nip that in the butt asap I think. Quiet time has all but removed itself from my life? Again… find the time and make it happen. I guess I’m just not good at such things. So this blog with all its ramblings seems to simply be a reminder to me that I need to make time for what is important and enjoy the little things that keep us all smiling. The goal is set!

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First Day of School

Well Summer is officially over as I say farewell to my oldest daughter who entered 5th grade today. I can barely believe how fast the time went! Next year I’ll bring my second to the bus for Kindergarten and then before I know it all three of the kiddos will board buses and leave me for the day.

I have to admit I do like being back on school schedule. It helps to keep structure around the house and the calendar seems a bit less overwhelming now.  I do hope Miss Hunter (far left) and her fellow musketeers have a phenomenal year! They all still adore playing on the playground, reading books all night and creating endless dance routines. What more does a girl need in life? I encourage them NOT to grow up too fast and strive to be the best kind of people they can be.

In honor of school back in session I’m trying to get some cupcakes made for when she comes home… now if only I could pick what flavor!?

Wordless Wednesday: Two Digits

In less than ten days my oldest daughter will be two digits… the big  1 0 ! As much as becoming a teenager seemed like a big deal when I was younger, it seems these days preteens are ruling the scene. Hunter is an amazing daughter and the best big Sister to her younger siblings. We always felt, however that she did a horrible job preparing us for what being a parent was all about because she was “too good”. lol we never remember hearing the words ‘no’ from her or having to reprimand her for much of anything. Perhaps that was because she was the only child and therefore gained all of our attention? The world may never know but the fact is that with 2 toddlers now in the mix we definitely turned Hunter’s world upside down too. 🙂 She took it all in stride and has the perfect amount of patience to help out with them but also find her me-me time which is crucial. She keeps my world sane at times and is a beautiful soul. Her love of animals has never changed and we all still assume that she will one day be a vet or run the hugest animal shelter in the world! I’m so proud to be her Mom and watch her take on new challenges without a fear in the world.

So much for wordless right? 😉

A proud Mom who can’t believe how fast 10yrs flew by!