Friday, January 30, 2009


It seems that I have been on a hiatus from blogging...where did January go?????

Well, thankfully my blogging buddies have encourged me with awards! However, I am so ashamed that my post was to long ago to remember...! SORRY!!!

But Mom of One gave me this wonderful're too kind...I promise I'll keep up my posts! HA!

So I have to list 5 addictions so here goes.....

1. Coffee...I mean who isn't!?

2. Law & Order: SVU! I don't plan anything on Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm! Really...I have no life...

3. Sleep...I don't get enough of it, but I'm addicted to it!

4. Yoga...I really love it, but it is super hard to concentrate with a 3-year-old hanging off of the Triangle Pose and a hubby watching you wondering how on earth can his wife move that way!

5. My hubby...*Collectively the crowd says....AWWWWWWWWWWW*

Now to pass on the love to the blogs I think are fabulous:

I Wasn't Born a Soccer Mom

Moseley Musings

The Jumbled Thoughts of Janet

Cheaper Than Therapy

I also have this assignments from Nancy at One Stop Boy Shop blogging moms.

I am to go to MY PICTURES folder and choose the 4th picture. And this is it...

This is me an my friend celebrating her bday this month!

Here are the rules:

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder
3) Explain the picture
4) Tag 4 people to do the same

Here are my tags:

Ali- The Home of the Lazy Dog

Valinda - The Krazy Kennedys

Mom of One

We Are That Family

Check these blogs out! Leave a comment...why not? Isn't that why we all blog? Just to get comments?! LOL!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Double Header...

So, Aidan's first soccer game was this morning...scratch that...his first 2 games were this morning, that's right, a doulbe header...HE'S 3-YEARS-OLD! AHHH! He did really good and although he was scared of the big kids, he held his own very well! With 2 goals under his belt, I think he is well on his way to the MLS! Kidding...but it would be nice to retire on your kid's talent! Kidding again...but I know many of you think it! HEE HEE!

Anyways, here are a couple of shots and videos of Aidan's big day!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Organized Chaos = 3 year old soccer practice...Edited

So, in order for us to be successful in potty training Aidan, we hung playing "soccer ball" over his head. We told him that big boys who play soccer do not wear diapers. Having an accident on the soccer field would be a "no-no." Anyhow, victory occured and the result...ORGANIZED CHAOS! I really do not think his coach knew what hit him...we'll see if he shows up to the game on Saturday...HA!

Because I just have are a couple of videos...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Is this what happens when he is unsupervised...?

Yesterday, I told Aidan to go play in his room by himself for a bit while I cleaned up the house a bit. He was not in his room for by himself for more than 15 minutes. My mommy ears were on high and I heard noise coming from his room, in fact, I could tell you exactly what toy he was playing with when it made a sound! When I just so happened to walk past his bedroom door, my peripheral vision caught something that required me to take a second glance. With cat-like reflexes, I turned on a dime to return to the opening of what seemed like the never-ending abyss of toys...This is what my eyes saw and caused my mouth to drop to the ground, which by the way, didn't get back to its normal position until well into the evening...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hello, 2009! MUAH!!

In our life, 2008 was a challenging, transitional year. As for many, we were affected by the economy greatly. We moved, changed jobs, and then found a whole new life...again! Talk about a mid-life crisis! But, with the changing of the calendar, I feel a sense of anticipation of a new leaf changing over!

I'm not sure how I feel about New Year's Resolutions, as those tend to go by the wayside for me by February 1, or more like January 4...but I digress. When I awoke this am, my quiet time with God wasn't earth-shattering...if was down-right dull, but I did walk away with some enlightenment that has helped me put things into perspective. I get the sense that 2009 is going to bring our family opportunities, great friends, challenging lessons, relief in some way, and an incredible time of closeness with God and each other. I guess there is something about a good cry that helps wash things away and allows you to begin to start anew. Maybe this is what a New Year's Resolution is all about. Starting anew. Starting fresh. Wiping the old away. There are so many things that I desire or want for me, friends or family, but when I sit back and take a look at all of those things, I being to wonder if I believe that if I just had those or did these things, or looked a certain way, that I would be happy and I would be able to check off a "Resolution" off of my list. That is not how I want to live; I'm a list maker by nature, and by all is not natural. Living by lists can squander even the most adventureous of spirits.

So this morning, I guess my quiet time with God wasn't so dull after all. Walking away feel fresh, inspired, new and whole again is exactly what I needed to start a new day, a new month, a new year.

So, Happy New Year everyone! I pray you feel freshly inspired to start a new year with a clean slate! Get "crack-a-lackin'!"