Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The rules for 3 random things:
1. Post 3 random things about yourself.
2. Link to the person who tagged you in your post.
3. Tag at least 5 other bloggers.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by commenting on their blog with an invite to participate.
Here are my three random facts~
1. I have lived in a van down by the river! (said in my best Chris Farley voice)
2. I share a birthday with Jerry Garcia (August 1st)
3. My best girl friend lives all of the way across the country in Cali and it's NOT fair! :pout:
Ok, so I am going to tag the following peeps:
My girlies need me so I will not be notifying my tagged bloggers until later.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Just a few things I've learned this week:
~The pink flowering bush out front is an Azalea! (Thank you, Gretchen!!)
~I am really bad at getting back to people with phone calls and emails these days. Between the outside adventures and catching up inside, I never seem to grab more than 5 minutes here and there to acutally sit down. Sorry!!
~The Power of Prayer is very real.
~Ten year olds can vascillate from playful children to thoughtful, insightful mini-adults and back again in the blink of an eye. It is an incredible and instense age.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
The perfect day for a picnic lunch!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Like many situations, I just didn't realize how bad it was truly getting until I started to pull out of it. We're turning a corner now. The sun and warm breezes have served to cleanse me in a way. We are starting to see that perhaps the "reason" we had to go through the custody fight was to, not only recognize how truly special our time with Nico is, but for her to start to see what kinds of things we've been up against with her Mom and to start to stand up for herself and find her voice.
Starting on the 17th, Nico's tenth birthday, we have a 10 day visit with her here and it has done a lot for all of us to know that she can have time with us, without the stresses she has been feeling at her Mom's. Yesterday, all three girls just buzzed around the property. They walked down the trails, played near the gully, rode in their mini-Gator, put up a tent in the back yard to play in and laughed and giggled. We all shed some of the weight that had fallen on us over the last few months. Jay cleared trees and brush to make the yard bigger and I raked until my hands had blistered. We found joy in discovering all of the daffodils and irises and other flowers starting to come up around our home. I was *thrilled* to realize that the scrubby bush by the driveway was actually a Forsythia, which I have always wanted.
Adding to all of the joy that is clearing away the greyness in my heart, Jay and I are planning our wedding. Yes, after eight years together, I am finally ready to be "gooooooing to the Chapel" and tie the knot with the love of my life. June 21st is the date and the plans are still in the works.
Pictures of this weekend will come in another post, probably on Sunday. We have another busy day planned today with yard work and an Earth Day Clean Up that is going on in town.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
My Mom has mentioned the lack of pictures of me, so I attempted a self-portrait while Kaya was napping. This is for you, Mom!