Friday, April 25, 2008

One Year

In one year, we have experience a gambit of things. We have lived more than I ever thought possible.

I gave birth
I was able to function on no sleep for weeks
I loved more than I thought possible
I laughed more than I thought I could
I spent a week in the hospital...showering there so as not to miss a moment with my baby
I've worried more than I could even imagine
I danced with joy over a simple thing such as a baby crawling across the room
I giggled to hear Luke laugh and coo
I was exstatic to hear him say, "Hi" the first time
I cried with him as he teethed...and refused to sleep
I was overjoyed to watch him walk across the room the first time
I have laughed, cried, and rejoiced that my youngest is now a year old.

A year ago today, at this very moment, he was working his way into the world.

Happy Birthday, Baby! Mommy loves you!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

17 Weeks

Bob will be shipping out to boot camp sometime next month. He'll be gone for 17 weeks. I love that he's doing this for our family. But it's going to be so hard. 17 weeks as a single mommy to 4 kids. I was hoping to get a summer school teaching job, but I don't think I got one. My mom already recieved her summer school assignment and I havn't gotten anything. Oh well. I'll just have to find something else to keep me busy. (As if 4 kids won't do it!) We'll have ballet for the girls once a week, swim lessons for the boys, church camp is in July so Destiny and Jon will be gone for a week.

Will I be all alone? Nah. Between our parents and friends, I'm sure I'll be well taken care of. Bita will be here to help me and considering Dru is going to boot camp as well, she'll want to stay busy too! There's always the 4th of July parade, field trips with the Martins, oh my. I can do this, right?

And, don't tell my mom, since we're having a huge influx of cash in July, I'll be hiring someone to build me new cabinets for the kitchen since, apparently, the older ones are coming apart. Yeah, one fell off the wall. All dishes were inside. Glass everywhere. YIKES! So yeah, new kitchen here I come! So that will be July and August!

So I've got a plan. While Bob is running in the mud, I'll be running with the kids.
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can....