Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Slight Addiction

Ok, I admit...I have a sweet tooth. One of my true weaknesses is to have a package of this on hand. No, not to be cooked...but to be consumed raw. Yes, I is dangerous...raw eggs..blahblahblah. And I am quite certain that one day I will regret eating this "dangerous" item. But it is must admit. As I was snitching another from the package I looked at my sweet hubby and said "I do believe I have an addiction problem". Of course being the darling husband that he is, he quickly agreed with me---ok so he could've just said that I was just satisfying a craving for sweets. He didn't have to go so far to agree with the "addiction" statement. What did I expect, he is one of those "call 'em like I see 'em" type folks. Aaahhh, the honesty.

Well, I am about to go enjoy another piece. And in my dreams it will be just like my cousin once told me---they have no fat grams or calories unless you cook them. Ha Ha! I'm going to pretend it is the truth anyway. YUM!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Fantastic Fall Weather

I love Fall. The cool breeze. Beautiful leaves. Football games. The smell of fresh Fall air. Finally chilly enough for hot chocolate in the outside rocker reading a book. OHHHHH... the escape.

And of course you can't forget, long walks pulling a wagon, hours playing in the sandbox, numerous pictures drawn with sidewalk chalk~ all because the weather is just perrrrrfect!

I am soooo enjoying this wonderful weather!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Puppy Love

My daughter loves, I mean LUUUUVVVVSSS, our dog Sadie.

Numerous times each day Audrey wants to go outside, simply to find "Saaeee" and share some love with her. You see, Sadie is a sweet, calm black lab. One of the best dogs I've ever had. She is wonderful with Audrey, allowing her to drool, pat, love and even at times sit on her. But, the dog only has patience for just so much ya know. After, oh say, 50 times of Audrey pestering her, she finds a hide-out somewhere. I'm sure she is thinking "Whew, I really wish they'd put a leash on that kid."

Considering that Sadie, weighs in at a light 105 lbs., she could easily roll over and squish little AK. Her sweet, gentle demeanor allows Audrey to keep coming back for more.

These pictures were taken on about the 10th "love" Audrey gave to Sadie. Trust me, there were many more to follow. But doesn't this just melt your heart?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


One of my most favoritest people (yes, I learned that from some of my previous 2nd graders) in the world asked me in an email the other day "Don't you just love the relationship we have had all these years?". Thanks, Nan for giving me this point to ponder. My answer to her is YES! She has been my friend, mentor, adopted mom, a shoulder to cry on, a counselor, but especially on who helps me evaluate my life and find the love and laughter that get me through the hard times. I love you, Nan! With that in mind, I had to pause with tears in my eyes as I saw this picture that I happened to "capture" the other day.

My mom, aka Grammy, Audrey and I went to the park together. I had intentions of taking some photos of AK at 16 months (which she did not want to cooperate for). After several attempts at photographs, we took Audrey to the playground and enjoyed a DQ Blizzard together. My mom and I have always been very close and enjoy spending time together. Anytime Audrey sees Grammy after being away for any stretch of time, she just giggles and shivers with excitement. When I looked at this picture, it really summed it up. Audrey is enjoying that close bond with my mom the way I always have. The reality overwhelmed me when I realized just how much I long for that same close relationship with my daughter. I never truly understood that "mommy love" until I had a baby myself. It brings me to tears at times when I consider just how much I love my little girl.

My wish is for each of you to have "that kind" of relationship in your life. Love like there is no tomorrow.

To my Mom~thanks for the relationship we have always had and continue to have, and for the one you share with my wonderful daughter

...and Nan~ Thanks for showing me how to love and cherish all those relationships (especially ours). Your example helps me stop and take inventory of my heart.

Love to you both!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I've been tagged!

Six things about me that you may or may not know ~

1. I am a high-strung, perfectionist, Type-A, worrywart---but I am trying really hard to change all that (especially now that I have a child).

2. I loved being a teacher...just not the stress I was under. I do miss my classroom and kids at times. Maybe one day I will go back.

3. I want to be a stay-at-home mommy right now. Still looking for ways to make that happen.

4. My idea of a relaxing day is to curl up under a blanket on a cool day with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. (A nice view of the mountains wouldn't be bad either)

5. I love taking photographs...mainly of children. I never have as much time as I would like to "play" with my camera...but I do have TONS of pictures of my little girl.

6. I want to move back "home". Maybe that will happen in God's time.

Now I tag: