Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Starting Kindergarten? Already??

This weekend will be Sarah Grace's 5th birthday. Can you believe it? 5 short years ago. She could be in Pre-K this year and starting Kinder next. I can't get over the fact that 5 years have passed. It seems like just yesterday. It is as clear and vivid as this morning.

Her birthday is actually Leap Day (Feb. 29th), but we will celebrate/remember on the 28th. I would like to do something special for her. We usually do flowers and a balloon. I am afraid to do the balloon because I dont want Bailey to freak out. She loves balloons, and I don't know if she would understand leaving it :)

It never really does get easier. I think I am managing better than Dusty. He never has been himself since her death.

I ask that you remember us this Saturday. Just say a little prayer to help us make it through the day.

~ Wendy

Sunday, February 22, 2009

No News is Good News?

You have always heard the saying 'No news is good news', right? I guess that it must be true.

I have been turmoiling over what to write about for the last couple of days. However, I have nothing. It is not like I am standing still in a bubble, but I don't figure anything has been that interesting really. I guess not really interesting enough to write enough about. Instead, I thought I would bring you a list of the recent 'dos' in our lives lately.......

1. I won Teacher of the Year for my campus. I was completely surprised and overwhelmingly honored.

2. We have had a birthday party for Bailey (see post below) and been to 3 since then. What a busy life my 3 year old lives!

3. I introduced Bailey to the joys of the Dollar Tree store.

4. I had bunko last night. I enjoy getting together and spending time with the girls. We had a Mardi Gras theme. Thanks to Boudreau. She had gumbo, jumbalaya, and zydeco music.

5. Oh, I guess most importantly.........The Coach's basketball season is OVER!!!!! I finally get my husband back - at least until the first day of May (Spring Training)!
Well....that's it. Our week's highlights wrapped up in 5 points.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Does music describe a person?

I got on a gadget kick this past Christmas. One of my new gadgets that I received was an Ipod Touch. I really love it. I am not real Ipod savy, but I am working on it. Did you know that they do not come with manuals. I have discovered that I love manuals, so you can understand my dilemma. I have been researching alot on the web. I want to know everything this gadget has to offer. Of course the obvious is music. If I have learned anything from my Ipod is that I don't know what kind of music I like.....

There are so many types of music. I used to be a C & W fan, but it has gone too hip hop. I am not really a rocker. I don't like all the loud guitar solos. There is no sense in screaming the lyrics. I find myself drawn to acoustic/folk. Does that make me look like a tree hugger? Don't get me wrong - we need to save as many trees as we can (that is my recycle plug), but I am not all about chaining myself to a tree to save it. When I think of folk music, I think of barefeet, broomstick skirts, long, stringy, ratty hair, etc.... That doesn't describe me.

I need someone to help me. Does anyone know any good music? I am open to all. I will give everyone a shot. Who is your favorite singer/band?


Monday, February 9, 2009

The Birthday Girl

We will call this the official beginning of my comeback :)

This weekend was a blur. Bailey's birthday was Sunday. She is 3 years old. Can you believe it? Time has flown by. It kind of makes me sad :(

Anyways, I decided to have an actual party this year. The last parties were just family. I thought she was beginning to get to the age where she might enjoy and understand a party. Me being new at this, I decided to do a little research on toddler parties. I discovered that you should keep it small and simple - makes sense really. Guest list number should be the age the child is turning plus one. So Bailey is turning 3 plus 1, I should invite 4 kids. 4 kids? I can handle that. Then the stress kicks in: what to feed kids, what to do to keep them entertained. This is alot of pressure.

Bailey decided on a Minnie Mouse party. I finally found someone to do a great cake. We got decorations, invited some friends and bought her present. I thought I was ready. The closer it got to 2:00, the more I realized I wasn't ready. My intention was to have the party outside. Little did I know that Gale Force Winds would be blowing. We had to do a little improvising, but all in all ~ I think the party was a success. At least it gave me an opportunity to get my feet wet for future years.

So my little one is 3. I am amazed daily by her. It is when you are about ready to hang her from her toes, when she says something so sweet and endearing that it makes you want to cry for thinking about hanging her from her toes.

I am going to attempt to post a picture of the birthday girl.

Love to all~


Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'm coming back!

Oh the shame of not keeping up with my blog.... I am so sorry! However I am here to tell you that I will be making a comeback! Thanks Tedra! Therefore look for me in the very near future. I have so much more to talk about. Weddings, old long lost loves, and Bailey of course!