Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Because Cool Aunt Lyssa Said She'd Read It

Is it too late to keep New Years' resolutions...from 3 years ago? Maybe so. Oh well. Blogging consistently can be my new, mid-year, late resolution. We'll see what happens. 

I'm not going to lie. I was totally inspired to blog again after I watched the (awesome) movie, "Mom's Night Out." It's pretty much a snapshot of my life. If you think real life doesn't get THAT crazy, outrageous, or hilarious, then you're probably not a mom, or aunt (Lyssa!), or sibling, or even an observer of any of those lucky people. :) 

One line from the movie really resonated with me. My dream when I was a kid? Yeah, I'm living it. I've got my two kids (a boy and a girl), my sweet, adoring, and terribly good-looking husband, a minivan, and a house (kind of---it's complicated.) But in the midst of living out my dream, I fight discontent like it's my job. Which it isn't, by the way. So I'm learning....to fight the restlessness in my nature, to love my (real) job of mommying two precious kiddos, and to be the best wife I can be. All while learning my identity as a daughter of the King of Kings, and seeking after His heart. It's a big dream, an awesome life, and it's mine. And I guess learning to live this abundant life is what I'll blog about, assuming I stick to my not so "New" Years' resolution. ;) 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Milestones and Boulders

Tonight it begins.  It's a monumental moment for my little boy; his whole life up to this point he has dreamed of playing sports (in general---he likes them ALL). Tonight is his VERY first soccer practice.  To say he is excited is an understatement.  He doesn't really know what to expect at this point, but my expectation is that after tonight, my life will never be the same.  I imagine that he'll talk about soccer incessantly...his whole life will be centered around the next soccer practice or game.  He will come home sweaty, exhausted (we live in hope), and STARVING.  My food budget will certainly bear the brunt of his new game.  : )  I, for one, can't wait to hear every detail of the practice.  Knowing Asher, I expect to hear about every one of his "new girlfriends" on the team.  (He currently has 7 girlfriends from school and church alone.)  My heart is raging with anticipation and excitement for him.  (I'll let you know if that changes after I've cleaned and fed him.)  I'm thrilled that he is confident, ready, excited---and doesn't care if he knows how to play yet.  He's not shy or worried who will be his friend.  His daddy will be there and will wear a new hat tonight: COACH; I have already accepted my new (proverbial) hat and am ready to wear my name with pride: Soccer Mom.  : )

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Another resolution...

2013.  It's the year for me to achieve my goals.  Finally!  So...another goal I've had this year is to write in my blog.  (Really?  I still HAVE a blog?  I thought for sure they'd delete it after one or...two ! years of no activity....but alas, I still have a blog!)  So many changes in store this year....but first, I'm wearing my party planning hat.  My sweet baby girl (who was barely a dream when I started this feeble blog!) is turning ONE.  Where did time go?  I don't know.  Probably the same place where all that time went in between blog posts....

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snug as a Bug in a Rug

Who doesn't like to be "snug as a bug in a rug" at night in bed?  At our house, it's a nightly ritual.  Asher still struggles occasionally with his pronunciations, so his request usually sounds like "blah, lah, bluh, luh, rug?"  And you can be sure it's a request I am thrilled to accommodate.  Nightly.  And you know, no matter how "rough" a day we've had with him....no matter how exhausting it is to be the parent of a two-year-old with not-your-average-energy-level, he reminds us every day (in many ways) how much he loves us, and how we are his favorite people on earth.  Someday, the grueling task of consistently disciplining our little monkey will pay off in huge returns, but I know that when it finally does, he probably won't want his mommy to tuck him in---"snug as a bug in a rug."  : )

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Nowadays....I'm trying harder to fulfill some of my resolutions for this year...one of which is to start a blog.  I mean, isn't that what an English teacher should do?  Write?  But there are lots of good reasons for my blog to make its debut, not the least of which is that I need an outlet for all of my "Funny Asher Stories."  I could write a book if I could find the time...he's got the funniest sense of humor and it affects his entire worldview.   Like, for instance, how he still asks for "nog" even though Christmas was a month ago.  And how he thinks that "Good Job" is a reciprocal thing; if I say, "Good job, Asher," he responds with, "Good job, Mama."  Yeah. 
       Nowadays, life seems as crazy as it could possibly be, but someone recently told me that they would give anything to go back to the craziness of life when their kids were little.  And the truth is, I can't imagine life without little boy laundry.  It's what I live for.  That, and, "Good job, Mama."