Sunday, May 22, 2011

Where did all the time go.....

So life has been so crazy busy!!!

I'm still working on my Master's Degree...4 classes to go.

I'm working out on average 3 days a week with my trainer, Laurie Graves.

Kurt's finishing his BSW this summer and thus working his regular 40 hours a week at CPS and then 15 hours a week at Union Gospel Mission.

Joseph turns 5 tomorrow!!  He's growing up so fast and getting big.

10 more school days with students and 1 more work day and then summer vacation!!!!

That's the quick update.  I'll hopefully get back to updating weekly or more soon.  I've missed reading blogs and updating mine!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Easter Bunny is "Mascot"

So this weekend, Joseph and I had a conversation about the Easter Bunny.  I asked him if the Easter Bunny was real and he said, "Mommy, isn't the Easter Bunny like a mascot?"  I jumped on that and said, "Yes, he's kinda like a mascot.  He's fun to pretend is real, but is not."

Easter has been a low-key holiday for us as far as the secular side goes.  We've never given Joseph an Easter basket with toys or gifts.  For a few years we would hang out with our friends in Waco, the Howard's, and hunted eggs with little toys in them, or just hung out with family.  I LOVE Easter for its meaning spiritually.  I just cant find myself to do a bunch of Easter Bunny stuff.  I realize that most people celebrate the Easter Bunny and I don't think there's anything wrong with it....AT ALL.  Sometimes it's easier to go along with it until the kids get older, but we've just been able to avoid it for whatever reason.

Well, this evening while eating dinner Joseph asked me, "How come the Easter Bunny didn't come to our house yesterday?"  (Doh!!!  He goes to school with 15 other kids who had a visit from the Easter Bunny!!) I quickly reminded Joseph that the Easter Bunny was like a mascot.  He rebuttled with, "But mommy, I didn't get anything."  I again, quickly, reminded him that we painted eggs, and hunted eggs with coins in them at Gran-mommie Joe's house.  He was satisfied with that.  I hope that he doesn't crush his little friend's hearts by sharing the fact that the Easter Bunny is 'like a mascot'.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Just had to dedicate this post to one thing....A MAJOR WEIGHT LOSS MILESTONE....

I can't remember the last time I could take my wedding ring off.....tonight I took it off!!!!!!

Milestones ROCK!!