Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Normal Day

"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day, I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return." -Mary Jean Iron

Love Love Love this quote. Let me please more appreciate our "Normal Days"

Friday, February 19, 2010


I am feeling much better day.

Thank goodness.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Losing it.

Another Mom friend of mine once said that after having a HORRIBLE day with her children that night she took 12 birth control pills. This made me laugh so hard, and made me feel much better to know that she has hard days too.

Today has been such a day that I just made my appt. to get my tubes tied. (only kidding..but slightly only kidding) The kids screamed and fought, the baby cried and cried. The oldest didn't listen and the youngest couldn't be sat down for a second without a fit. The house was destroyed and my emotions were on edge. I feel useless, tired, annoyed, and worn-out. I know other parents deal with this as well, I know I am not alone in this fight, but some days it feels awful lonely. Sometimes it's all I can do to not yell again, or to not run out of the front door as fast as I possibly could. My sweet husband reminds me that not all days are like this, the kids aren't always horrific. And I know that, I remember that too.. it's just hard to see the sunlight shining down when there's a bitter storm rolling in . I want so badly to be the very best Mother to my children. So does that count then? Me wanting to be good?? Do I get any points for trying my hardest but failing about 45% of the time?

Parenting is tough, especially being a stay at home mom. Would I change that? Never. Do I have days when I wished that I had a part time job just so I could escape?? For sure!! Blogging is my journal for our children, so children here's some advice. Parenting is tough, more so if you have three small children ages 4 and under. It's a hard road, that seems never ending and without much praise, but it's worth it. You're going to want to quit, you're going to want to sleep and function normally but the truth is, nothing is normal after you have children. Life completely changes and only for the better. You kids are lucky you're so cute, or else I would have quit on you a long time ago. I think now I'll go make some cookies. Yep.. that always make things better in my book.

** After calling Ben and crying to him on phone and basically having a huge pity party, he came home early and consoled and comforted me. Of course when he came home all was well.. but it sure is the thought that counts. (You're the goods Honey)

***This little cartoon made me laugh.. that's my life motto for sure.
(mean while there are yummy chocolate chip cookies in the oven to make me feel better)

Monday, February 8, 2010

January in pictures.

Abby's certificate of awesomeness..... This is what Finn was doing while is big sister was getting her yellow belt. Oh... I could eat him.

Oh Man.. this IS the cutest pictures I have ever seen of McConnell.
Abby and Dad made their first ever homemade whipped cream. YUM!!
Mac has taken a recent liking in his little bro. So sweet.

Finn has found the door stopper thingy ma-bob.
He's pretty proud of himself. Finn is also starting the first steps of crawling....

Where you think you're goin???

I just finished my first class of my online schooling. It was super easy, but I still found myself questioning why I decided now was a good time to go back to school. Yes it will be hard with having to take care of kids,the home front and being in school, but I'm just taking it one class at time and we'll see how it goes. I am pretty sure it will only take me about ten more years to get my degree... haha.. I've got nothing but time!!!But in the mean time I am trying my very hardest to enjoy my babies before they grow up and think I'm corniest person alive.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Abby has been in karate for a few months now, and she just moved up the ranks to the yellow belt. She had to perform all the right moves, and she did so awesome. You could tell that she really understood that it was important to show and do all the many things that she has learned!! She wasn't even shy about it either, which is HUGE for her.
Mom has been sick all week and quite frankly is sick and tired of having a home full of sick people. (Ben has totally lucked out, actually he did roll is ankle pretty bad a couple of weeks ago in church b-ball, so I guess he did get it in his own way) But the sickness is hopefully on the outs now, and we are ready to get some things done off of our ever long and never-ending To-Do list.