Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sisters-in-Law ROCK!

So today I was at work and got a call from Sara asking if I was going to be home.  She wanted to drop off a book shelf that she was going to give me.  I told her I wouldn't be home until late afternoon.  She asked if she could just let herself in and of course I said sure.  So 4 hours later I arrive home and I walk in to find Sara and Jenn have totally redecorated my entire living room!   

IT IS BEAUTIFUL!  My poor old little room looks fabulous! I LOVE IT!  Sara is such a talented decorator!  I keep walking in and just sighing.  So nice to have a nice room in the house.  What a super surprise!  I felt like I was in a reality show!  Here are some pictures although they don't even come close to doing it justice.  

You should come on by for a visit.  Although you will be limited to this one room.  The rest of the house is a disaster!!  In fact it is so bad that although I appreciate Sara and Jenn I will now have to kill them.  It is that messy.  So, thanks girls!  You ROCK!     

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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First day of school!   So here in Davis County we just started school today!  We technically had a summer that was 1-2 weeks longer than normal!  And let me tell you I could feel it.  My kids were out of control.  They wanted a late night every night.  They wanted to hang out every possible moment. They were already wearing out their school shoes...

I was SO ready for school!

This is year is unique because all of my kids are in school full-time!  Someone asked me if it was going to be hard to send them all off.  I laughed.  Are you kidding me?  How many years have I been looking forward to this day?  What will I do with all that wonderful time?  Dream come true, right?  Are you with me here?

So today I send the 2 oldest boys off on their way to the high school and the junior high. (No picture of Josh!  Brain not yet functioning that early in the morning.)

Then I take the 3 youngest down to school and walk them to their classes.  They are all greeting friends and talking excitedly.  Alex first into his 4th grade class, Jonathan upstairs to his 6th grade class.  They are pros! Backpacks in lockers, shake the teachers hand, find your desk, greet your friends with a high five, a shoulder bump or a head nod...  pros.  Joe's class is the furthest away from the front door.

We put the backpack in the locker, greet the teacher, find his desk and then the friends start to arrive.  He yells out his excited greetings.  So thrilled to be back at school.

I leave him in good hands and start to walk home.  And then it hits me.

Remember this?  This new 1st grader still calls me 'My love, my sweet, my darling, my princess!' What I realized is that the clock is ticking on that expression.  The clocking is ticking on all my young mother experiences.  It did make me a little wistful.

I spend so much time getting my children to the milestones that mark their lives just to pass it and think "Hold on now.  Let's slow down.  I don't know if I am ready for this."

Joe said it best as we walked into his classroom he tells me "Mom,  I am excited but kind of nervous."

I know buddy.  Me too.