Got a 96% on my test!
In keeping w/ my resolution to take care of myself more… I sprang for an insanely rare to the nines mani and pedi @ the spa after work tonight. My lovely bright pink toes look like I’m ready for Spring!
So, I dont have a Facebook- namely, I think it’s usually just a negative and very time consuming distraction from (your) real life and what’s really important. This is my spot to renew and appreciate the whirlwind that is my life, to put positive thoughts and moments into the world. My life isnt perfect, I’ve done things as backwards and as difficult as any human being seemingly could. I married young, had my family before I could truly support them as well as they deserve. We are still on an insanely, nearly crippling, small income compared to our family size… BUT, the point is that everyday is a step foward. My marriage is stronger than ever- we’ve had tough times, but we’ve grown together and are both incredibly appreciative of our simple existance and dedicated to the success of our marriage and family. Everyday isn’t a picnic I can assure you- if you said otherwise I’d be the first to call you a liar. The pride I feel comes from feeling that I am not just “existing”… I try to do all that I can and live life to the fullest. “Fullest” to me obviously doesnt mean everyday is a PARTY… it’s feeling like on that day I felt like the best mom I could be, the best wife I could be, the best person I could be, and that I’m constantly growing.
The boys’ absolute favorite.
Breathe. Sleep. Take more time for myself and to reconnect with who I am and who I want to be. Forget those who only cause me stress.
I am so lucky to have such opportunity at this point in life… I have such joy in the things and people I value most, and still have personal goals I continue work hard towards… I have faith that hard work will pay off. If nothing else, the work ethic and ambition that I hope to model for my boys is payment enough!
It started with red velvet pancakes… then beautiful roses being delivered @ work… with a peppering of sweet moments throughout the day… and all despite work/school all-out craziness. The too-adorable-for-words teddy bear I recieved this morning was quite a hit with the boys- they named him Sweetie. I took a pic of him ”riding to work” w/ me in the car… and Billy was amazed and delighted when I came home with him still in my hand and telling him he spent the day with me. This was his and Liam’s first Valentine’s in a classroom- they got so many goodies and were so happy.
The boys enjoyed their gifts this morning- complete with a new movie and snacks for them to have a movie night to cap off a great Valentine’s Day since Mommy would be at school. Yes, school. And not just school… a test. *Cross fingers*
I am thankful— for the craziness, for the opportunities that I have, and the strength (undoubtedly coming from the love of my sons and husband) I muster to keep looking ahead. They are my happiness, pure and simple. I enjoy shouting that to whomever will listen— so here I am, I want to take a second these days to write my thoughts and the little moments that make my heart melt.
Little Billy: “Mommy I love you more than sugar and lollipops”