Friday, June 30, 2006

a little friendly competition

Who ever said that a little friendly competition was a good thing was absolutley right! Yesterday the boys and I all went bowling. It was a fun afternoon that soon became a bit competitive. The first game I started off pretty good (for me anyway) and Aaron wasn't doing too hot. Well needless to say Aaron wasn't going to let me beat him so he ended up winning by 1 pin. Can you believe that! Anyway second games rolls around and I am hot! It was a tough game and I was being taunted by the boys the whole way through but I didn't care cause in the end I bowled a 184 and Aaron was (I think) a 178. Yes! Victory!

Just wanted to share something fun for a change :)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

its all good...

Sometimes I think I worry too much about life and the financial struggles that come along with it. After careful review of our finances we have discovered that we are in better shape then we thought. The trick now is to live within our means. This is difficult...we have always allowed ourselves 'instant gratification'...we are no different than lots of people these days...but it needs to change. What will and are we teaching our children? This will be a true test for us. Hopefully we can teach our kids what my parents taught me and that is to save for 'things'. In the long run they will appreciate what they aquire and maybe learn to think twice before buying. Now only if it would have worked for me :)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

moments to cherish!

Some moments are too good to pass up!


I often ask myself 'why is life so hard?'. I know God has a plan for each and everyone of us but why challenge me so much? Or so it seems sometimes and this is one of those times. We each make decisions at which we think are the best at the time. Some are good and work out in the end and some just blow up in your face like a bomb.

I made the decision 6 1/2 years ago to leave a very secure job in order to be home for my family. In the last 6 years I have brought other peoples children into my home to supplement income. My house was very chaotic for these years, so much so that it was hurting my relationship with my husband. All the while he stuck by me with this decision making only few remarks here and there about wanting his home back. So last September I made another decision to stop watching the kids and give him his home. Here lies the problem.....

Money! I am deeply feeling that I have created a situation within our home that can only be reversed by going back to work full time. Don't worry, we will survive and my husband tells me that we will get through this but I am afraid it will be at a price. I feel so much comfort knowing that I am home for my kids before and after school. In my heart I feel that these decisions have not been made in vain but in necessity. I have been available for family and friends in times of need. I have made a home comfortable so that when my husband comes home he can relax (most of the time anyway). I have taken on not just the inside of the home but the outside too! I love this job!

I am hoping that come September I will be placed in a permanent school (as a lunchlady) and it will bring in enough income to keep us going and still let me be here for my kids. I know these struggles are only temporary but that doesn't make it any easier. I am open to suggestions if you have any. Or heck, money if you have that! hee hee just trying to keep it light! Who knows, maybe after this summer with the kids I will be ready for full time work! :)

Saturday, June 17, 2006


Last night's performance was a rendition of Old McDonald Had a Farm. The kids sang songs and told little jokes. Everyone was great! Trevor played a pig and when he sang his nose bounced up and down. hee hee


Can you believe Trevor is going to be in 1st Grade? I feel sooo old :( What a great performance the graduating class put on last night. I was incredibly entertained!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

It's freakin HOT!!!!!

That is all I have to say for today!!!