Sunday, August 23, 2009

Twas the Night Before Kindergarten

Well, tomorrow my little girl heads off to her first full day of kindergarten. She is so excited and I am as well. It seems like she is still too young to go to school, like just yesterday I was holding her in my arms and watching her sleep (which I still do with all of my kids). I just finished reading her a couple of stories "The Night Before Kindergarten" and "The Kissing Hand" and I'm not ashamed to say that I got teared up while reading them and Sarah actually asked me if I was OK. I should be an old pro at this, I put Joshua on the bus for the first time 4 years ago and I cried like a baby then too, so I'm ready for the water works tomorrow. Everything should run smoothly tomorrow morning, we have our book bags by the door which are over flowing with school supplies, the clothes are laid out, alarms set. I don't know what else we could have done. I even started getting the kids up early last week so it wouldn't be a shock come Monday morning. We should be ready. But tomorrow is another day and I may be prepared physically but I know I'm not prepared emotionally. I have a feeling that Chad may get a little teary eyed as well, we will see. Well i better get to bed the kids want a big breakfast tomorrow morning and I guess I will try my best!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Leaving Camp

I went to pick up Joshua from camp today and was so happy. I couldn't wait to see Joshua, he went away to camp last year but I missed him bunches this time. As we were leaving camp and pulling on to the road, Joshua said "Mommy, I almost cried when I had to leave." I couldn't help but think back to all the times I cried as I was leaving camp. And I missed it all year and counted down to when I got to go back to camp. He later told me after we got home that I had made him go to camp, so I told him he didn't have to go next year and he was very quick to say "No, mom! I want to go!" As I'm writing this I'm grinning, not just smiling but grinning, because Craig Springs means so much to him.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My shadow

SO Joshua is away at camp this week. I miss him a bunch but not near as much as Sarah and Sam. Sam keeps crawling down the hall to see where his big brother is and when he gets to Joshua's room he looks up at me with sad puppy dog eyes. But Sarah is an entirely different story, she doesn't know what to do with her self. She follows me around like she is lost and needs to follow someone to find her way. I can't do anything by myself: she stands out in the hall while I use the bathroom, she follows me downstairs to do laundry, she is constantly asking me to do something for her "Mom, can I have some water" "Mom, can you play dress up with me" Mom, can you take me somewhere" I love my daughter but I can't wait to pick Joshua up tomorrow, I might actually be able to go to the bathroom in peace.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Craig Springs

Sunday I dropped Joshua off at New Covenant Camp at Craig Springs. He went last year and loved it. I love the fact that Joshua is falling in love with camp, just like i did. I have so many great memories of going to camp and so many friends that will always be special to me. I attended New Covenant Camp in '89 and '90. I was one of the first campers at New Covenant. So I guess this year is the 20th anniversary of that particular camp. WOW, it doesn't seem 20 years ago, but then again it seems a lifetime ago. I pray that Joshua will learn from his new friends and grow in Christ like I did 20 years ago!

Monday, August 10, 2009

A baby shower, and a wedding in one day!

Well Saturday was a day! (duh of course it was but it was a busy one to say the least)

At 1 o'clock on Saturday I went to a baby shower for an old friend of mine. It's sad that we have grown apart over the years, she was my best friend in high school and thinking back to that time I never thought we would be anything but best friends. But times change and people grow apart. She is pregnant with her first baby. She had a terrible miscarriage last year and I really wish I could have been there for her. I did the only thing I knew to do and I prayed for her. I had a miscarriage before Joshua was born and it was the hardest thing I had ever experienced, I just remembered how much I had needed prayer so I sent mine up for her. Another one of our close friends was there as well. So we had our picture taken together. It was a great party. I pray that Kristi will have healthy baby girl, she deserves it!

At 4 o'clock I went to my friend's son's wedding. It was a beautiful wedding and fun reception. I love weddings and seeing two people commit themselves to each other is so moving! Following the wedding a reception was held downtown at The Ballroom. Everything was wonderful and my best to Mr and Mrs Daniel Riley!

My first Blog

Well it's official, I have a blog. Not that anyone will read it but at least it will give me somewhere to put my rants!

There is a lot going on right now. Today is August 10th, a special day in my house. 3 years ago today I met my wonderful husband, 2 years ago he asked me to marry him, and one year ago we had our son dedicated. So to my wonderful husband ~ Happy Anniversary! I love you!