Amy tagged me... fun! Here is how it works: each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to blog about their seven things and post the rules as well . At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog! OK, here goes...
1. I love Gerber Graduates Turkey Sticks. I do! I occassionally fantisize about eating 5 jars of them.
2. I am almost always late for everything.
3. I secretly always wanted to live in NYC, on my own, in an apartment. A part of me wishes that I had done that before getting married.
4. I have lived in Franklin, Teneessee (Nashville area) twice.
5. I used to sell my original paintings on eBay.
6. Jeromy and I met when we were 14 and started dating when were 15.
7. I am learning more about taking care of the earth and finding ways for my little family to make a difference in our every day life. (This is one of the best "trends" the celebrities have been all over in a while, right?)
Also, check out my mini Etsy there on the left! I finally added a few little creations. Fun fun!
The last week or so has been amazingly difficult for me. Literally, almost unbearable at times. I cried... a LOT... yesterday. (I hate admitting that.) Camden's behavior has gotten worse, but I really think a lot of it has to do with him being sick. He and Ella have had a bad cold and are finally recovering. I am trying to change things around here, and I really hope I can find something that helps. I considered not sharing this here, because I would really like this to be a positive and fun blog to read, but I started this blog for ME first. A way to get things out of my head, so there. You still love me, don't you? ;)
I will be updating my etsy shop today with a few things! I'll let ya know.
...and I am addicted to Twizzlers.
Yes, you are reading that label right. It is 4 pounds of Twizzlers. That's all I have to say about that.
For something fun, I made a couple of felt pin cushions. Here is my very first one. Pretty cute for free-handing, right?
Also, my mother-in-law treated us to Disney On Ice: Monsters Inc. tonight. It was a great show! I will probably share pictures tomorrow. By the way, what type of media do you back up your photos onto?
Shorter and lighter. I'm ready for summer! (Actually, I prefer spring.) It isn't quite as short as I was planning on going, but I am extremely happy with the way it turned out. I really enjoyed hanging out at the salon for a couple of hours. There's nothin' like adult interaction when you live in Munchkin Land.
That is what Ella said after she walked into the living room Monday wearing her princess dress, shoes, tiara, and wand in hand. How sweet is that? She thinks I am a princess!
Is this not hilarious? Maya just loves taking baths, and she was so content just having had one. And look how plump she is getting! I love, love, love it!
Cam has not been feeling well for the past couple of days. He was so tired on the way home from an appointment in Baton Rouge yesterday. I love that he still has those baby cheeks. I could kiss my little munchkins' faces forever.
As for me... time for another hair cut and highlight! I will post pictures later. ;)
Not the best scan, but this is a layout I did tonight. Amy and I made challenges for each other. Mine was to create a layout about me using chipboard and stamps. Ta da! The chipboard is from the pack she sent to me as a RAK (Random Act of Kindness). My first time using unfinished chipboard. A quick, fun layout.
Amy, I will be watching for yours! Thanks so much for the challenge. I loved it!
It is not often that I have a quiet moment in my house. Jeromy took the older kids to get ice cream and Maya is sleeping. You would think I would feel exhilarated, but here I am trying not to cry. The truth is I am feeling overwhelmed. I realize that I use the word overwhelmed way too often. I should save it for times like this, when I understand what the word really means. The days at home with the kids have not been easy lately and it is taking everything within me to cope right now. What's crazy is that I feel like I don't even have a right to feel this way. I have so much support from family and friends, yet I still feel like I am facing something alone. I never would have imagined that it would take so much emotional strength to make it through a day of just being a Mom. I feel inadequate for the job if I am being honest. There are times when I really wish I could just walk out the door and escape for an hour or two. Forget about screaming children, forget about house work, forget about what everyone else needs from me. I know I am not a bad mom for that. In the back of my mind I know that I am doing all that I know how to do, and at the end of the day that is all anyone could ask of me. I am trying to focus on that. I do, however, think I have a right to just take a breath and let a tear fall every now and then. So today, I am. I am feeling fragile.
I can not believe it has been so many days since I've posted. I really need to get better at posting regularly. I actually don't have much time to post at the moment, but I wanted to pop in to say hi and we're still alive. Also, I've opened my own Etsy store: Cozy Fresh Design. I only have a few hair clips up at the moment (oh, and a pin), but I plan to add other things as well. Check it out if you get a chance!