Saturday, July 21, 2012

Time to Refocus

So about 1.5 months ago I was laid off from my job of 10 years. I had been working 16.5 years straight without any break so this has been quite the period of adjustment for me. At first I was in a fog. I could not relax. I did not know how to function in a life without a job. I have been mad, sad and every emotion in between. You know whats gotten me through it? The 3 faces above. They have reminded me of what is really important and have taught me to live again and not simply survive each day. Now that the shock is over, I am learning to embrace life again. I am sleeping better, laughing alot more and recognizing the beauty around me.

 I am learning to refocus which is ironic because my church is going through that too. Sometimes you have to take an inventory of what is working in your life and what is not. Once you begin dumping whats not working the things that are working really shine.God gave me 3 incredible gifts and I intend to enjoy them. Its such an amazing feeling when you have God in control. Every day is a gift and an adventure. So with that said, I am ready to embark on a new journey. Won't you join me?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas :)

So, on Christmas Eve we all talked and said that we would get up when Kayden came to get us. Casey of course wakes me up at 7 am to say "Merry Christmas" and I had to send him back to bed. By 9:30 it was obvious that sleeping beauty was not waking up and needed our assistance. Once downstairs she became really excited and the paper ripping began. It was so cute..whenever she was opening a gift her dad would ask, "what is it?" and she would reply.."its mine!!!!"  It was a beautiful day filled with lots of love and smiles. My kids are growing up way too fast :(

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Stockings were hung by the Chimney with Care

Santa has arrived! The stockings are overflowing with candy and goodies for the kiddos. I love that my older kids still fully participate in all the Christmas rituals. They both went to bed early with Kayden. :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010


                                                        Carvel Chocolate ICe Cream Cake
Casey had a blast at his Rockband Birthday Party! Those kids played nonstop for over 4 hours!! I love rockband. It brings out the rocker chick in me..ha ha Casey and I often play Rush songs together which is alot of fun. Last night he asked if we could do it again for New Years. We'll have to see about that :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Costco Pizza

Where else can you get a large, 16 piece pizza with as many toppings as you want for $10.99! I love that you can get a gimormous hotdog AND a soda for $1.50. My kids love it. My weight watchers diet, not so much!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas on the Corner I took this picture w/ my phone and as you can see its kinda blurry. But I LOVE IT because it makes me giggle everytime I look at it!! Kayden can never just smile. She always has to make a face or be silly. This face is particularly goofy. We decorated our version of 'Mater (bobs 1970 something truck) for the ECW Christmas on the Corner. We all had a great time. I am so glad to be back to blogging..moving has kept me busy and I also cannot find the cord that allows me to transfer pictures from my camera!! But I will find it this week because I have lots of pics to share :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snow Ball Fight...pee wee style

 Kayden had such a great time in the snow at the ECW Christmas event! She loved playing with all the other lil ones and especially loved throwing snowballs at me and her Maw Maw. Good thing I wore a water proof jacket!  I am looking forward to the next big, cold rainstorm because that will mean snow up on Sunrise Highway. Kayden will love the snow and we will be able to make snow angels then too.