Monday, February 21, 2011

supermom vs. abiding mom

Not too long ago I was cruising around on the computer, when I came across this chart. I think it was originally made by a website for homeschool moms, but as a mom of small children that I am blessed to stay home with it really spoke to me. So many times I worry about how I am as a mom... am I doing enough with my kids? Are they having fun/learning with me?... but then when I read this it helped to put things into long-term perspective for me so

in case you haven't seen it yet I thought I would repost it!

If you can't read that, you can check out the original link here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

First Post of the Year - And it's ONLY February!

Wow, it has been a long time since I have posted... One of my new years goals was going to be to blog more often... I think I missed that one :) Well, better to start late than never!! I feel like I redecorate this blog more than I write on it!

I am not really sure what direction I want to take this blog in... do I want to document my family's daily life, cooking/baking, what the Lord is teaching me, or what?? It will probably just be a blend of all of the above! I am just hoping that I will set aside more time to actually BLOG!! Fancy that!

Well, I sit here @ almost midnight and should get to bed because my children seem to wake up as soon as I close my eyes (ha! Or at least it just feels that way)! Nighty Night!

Monday, October 18, 2010

First Day in HAWAII!!!

Hello Everyone!

We made it to Hawaii safe and sound! The trip here was a long and exhausting one! I am sitting in the hotel room right now because Caleb is down switching our room because they accidently gave us 2 double beds instead of a king... so we are switching tomorrow night.

Some highlights of the trip so far: We had to wake up extra early this morning (I think I might have got about 2.5 hours of sleep) and we arrived at the airport @ 6. Nothing too eventful checking in and going through security, however I think it is pretty obvious that I am not a seasoned traveler!! As we were boarding our plane there were a few marines who were saying goodbye to their girlfriend and the other to his family, which included his wife and 4 children! Of course I teared was very emotional!

We flew into Atlanta and as soon as we got off the plane we had to quickly get to our next flight. They were boarding our plane as soon as we got to the gate but we made it in time! The flight to Hawaii was about 10 hours long. There was not a lot of room, especially for Caleb who is super tall!! Luckily there were tons of movies to watch and I had books, magazines, and my iPad to keep me busy. I took a couple of naps but did not get too much sleep. We started getting excited when there was only 1 hour left on our ride in!! As we were flying in it was amazing to see the ocean, and I even was able to see Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial while we were landing! As we landed the stewardess came over the speaker and explained that there had been a few of our United States military onboard our flight and some with their families and the whole plane erupted in clapping for them….it was a really sweet moment….I might have teared up again!

At the airport Colette got me the most beautiful lei!! It was made out of all fresh, sweet smelling flowers. I will be so sad to see it wither!! We didn’t do too much here last night because we were exhausted. We got to see some of the resort, but we plan to do a lot more exploring today. (I am finishing this post on Tuesday because I was way too tired to do it on Monday night!)

Now its time to get up and ready for our day! I woke up @ 5 am wide-awake! (Which is really about 11 back in NY so I technically got to sleep in! I miss my boys a ton, but we are having a great time!!! Here are a few pics from the trip so far:

Cayden's 1st Birthday Ticker!!!

NestBaby Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker