Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

I watched "God Grew Tired of Us" on Netflix last night and I was touched by the heartbreaking and inspiring stories. We are so spoiled here in America!

I want to make more of a difference in other people's lives so I have made 2 goals this Memorial Day:

1) Complain less, work more

2) Want less, serve more

I hope that when I look back on my life, I can say that the people that fought for my freedoms did not do so in vain. I am so grateful for my MANY blessings!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Just Call Me Fluffy

Selina assigned me the name "Fluffy" today while we were playing house.  Her name was "Diamond."  Did I mention how much she keeps me laughing?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Selina Quotes of the Day

Selina just keeps me laughing, so I wanted to document some of the funny things she said today.

On the way to the grocery store:

Selina: "Are you sure you want to do this?" (this is a new phrase of hers)
Me: (Confused) "Yes, why do you ask?"
Selina: "It would be a lot easier if you had Dad's help." (as if I don't do it on my own most days of the week)

Maybe she could see into the future because today at the grocery store I was one of THOSE moms, you know...the kind who's kids run amuck through the store.  I was in the freezer aisle when I got a call that I HAD to take, meanwhile Selina is playing "hopscotch" on the floor tiles and Chloe kept running away from me.  I know, just terrible. As soon as I was off the phone I picked Chloe up and carried her sideways under my arm straight to the checkout aisle.  I am sure it was quite the sight.

Another quote from the same car ride:

Selina:  "Mom, I miss Dad...I love him the best.  I love you too, I just love Dad the best."

Wow!  If I didn't laugh so hard, I'd be crying.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

My Next Project

I feel a sewing project coming on! This is a "Nevernude" costume, apparently inspired by the show "Arrested Development", which I have never seen but may need to watch now. I ran across this ingenious thing here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chloe's Pacifier

Tonight I got this clip of Chloe showing off one of her many talents. I thought she would start to get mad at me after the first couple of times, but no, she kept on going. I think it is quite entertaining!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Tornado

Chloe has become my 16 month old tornado! If there is a way to make a mess, she will find it.
I came across this blog post today and thought I would share it. I know I've talked about this before, but it's a good reminder to lighten up a bit. Messes are OK sometimes, and someday I will miss this time of life.
I took these a few months ago after Jeff got a package and I let the girls play in the peanuts. It was a huge mess to clean up and Chloe kept trying to eat them, but what a fun memory!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Big Changes

Right before we left for our trip to Boston, we found out that we are being transferred to Hartford, CT with Jeff's company. We are excited for this move. It is a good step for Jeff's career and it brings us closer to some of our family. We will be 3 hours from my sister Mary and her family, and we will be 1 1/2 hours from my brother Michael and his wife, Nicky. Of course with all of the excitement comes sadness as we close this chapter of our lives. It will be hard to leave the great friends that have become our Texas family. It is bitter-sweet but we feel that it is the right move for us.

We don't know the date that we will be moving yet but Jeff has to report to the Hartford office on January 4th, so we will be moving in the next few weeks, maybe before Christmas even. I thought that we would have a couple of months to prepare for a transfer, but they need him now. So off to Connecticut we go.