Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year....

I have been trying to get a blog up for a long time now. I thought being the new year, I would conquer of few of the things on my to do list. I am excited at the prospect of sharing my day to day stories with anyone who wants to listen. I can't imagine they would be interested never know. Today started a little rough for me....I have pnuemonia so I woke up coughing and sputtering like an old truck that has ran out of gas. Thats okay...I am bound to get better. Here it is, 2pm and I am still in my pj's but I am watching a movie with two of my very favorite people; Kevin and Megan. I guess they are watching the movie and I am working on my blog. The boys, home today at 12:30pm after a sleepover at a friends, are off showering and cleaning up for supper at Grandma's place.

2009 was tumultuous for my family after losing my Dad. I miss him every day but am thankful he is at peace and no longer suffering. I am looking at 2010 with optimism. I want to think of it as an awakening. You know when all the snow melts and there is growth and renewed energy and the opportunity for a fresh start....that is my hope. And more then my hope, it is my goal.

After supper tonight, I have a few projects to work on. There is some hockey posters for an upcoming tournament and my stamp of the month projects...just three months to get finished and then I can send those off.The exciting project for me is the Christmas project I am planning for next year. I am going to build a Year of Change scrapbook of my kids for their Grandparents. I am going to take a picture of each child monthly and scrapbook the changes and differences in their lives...I might even make one for me while I am at it.

It seems like I blinked and they are now 14, 12, and 11. They all have busy lives and I am just their tour guide....getting them from point A to point B and of course paying for it!! But it is fun stuff. The things that life is made of. Hockey pratices and games all over the place, sleepovers, soccer, dirtbiking, and snowboarding/skiing to name a few!! It was only yesterday I brought home each of my bundles of joy and could never have imagined I would be here today....and only a few gray hairs came with it. Jordan, my beautiful disaster! He keeps me on my toes and sometimes I think he may be smarter then me. He is intense but forgetful...he is so many things but he is just a boy! Brendan my social butterfly....why come home, they (the 'rents') will always be there...this is fun now with my friends. We logged it. He stayed home all of 8 days over the summer. (Some of those days away were spent with us ~ but not many)!! Megan my giggly, but serious and most organized little lady! No one loves animals the way this girl does and her whole life revolves around their happiness and comfort!

I should hit the shower....time is wasting away.