Nick is my sweet 7 year old. He is in first grade and he's a fabulous kid. Nick is very smart, very sensitive, very into Star Wars, bakugan, Wii, playing, learning, and loving life! He's a super kid and a pure joy to be around. His contagious smile and sweet freckles melt my heart. Nick is a perfect big brother and I am so proud of him and honored to be his Momma!
Adam is my baby. My youngest and most cuddley, yet awnry child! He is quite the comedian at his young age and is sure to be entertaining. He is sweet, loving, funny, and innocent. He has a perfect smile, an hilarious sense of humor, and he is totally genuine. Adam is a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day!
A mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever. ~ Author Unknown
I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me "mommy." ~ Author Unknown
If at first you don't succeed, do it the way your mother told you to. ~ Author Unknown
I'd rather be a mother than anyone on earthBringing up a child or two of unpretentious birth...I'd rather tuck a little child all safe and sound in bedthan twine a chain of diamonds about my [carefree] head.I'd rather wash a smudgy face with round, bright, baby eyesThan paint the pageantry of fame or walk among the wise. ~ Meredith Gray
I found this verse through blog hopping one day. The author wasn't recognized, but the words are so true! It is all about Perspective.
P E R S P EC T I V E
As the years go by, you forget the bad parts. Or at least you put them in perspective as unimportant.
Before you know it, you're wishing you had a baby around again. But be careful not to wish you life away.
First you wish you were pregnant. And then you wish you had a big belly to show off. But when the belly gets to be a burden, you wish for labor to come. And as soon as it comes, you wish it were over. You wish for the baby, and then you wish he was older. You wish your children toilet trained and off to school. You wish them grown up so you can have some time to yourself or with your spouse . And then you get what you wish, and your children are gone, and you've wished motherhood away.
As time goes by, you'll forget how busy your life was and how tired you became. You remember only how wonderful it was to be a mother, and still is.
So savor every morsel of motherhood as it comes along. Especially if, like most women today, you are busy, exhausted and wishing for moments of solitude.
In the course of a lifetime, there is nothing greater than being that of a mother. No greater feat than bearing a child, smiling at their smile, gazing into their eyes, laughing at their words and stumbles, enjoying their artwork, getting excited at their acomplishments, watching them sleep, making desision that will affect the rest of their life, and at the end of the day, receiving a big sloppy kiss, a big bear hug with an I love you Mommy.
It's important to make each moment count and in the time of stress and struggles, you will wish someday you had it all back!
1. The right word at the right time is very important. 2. Get back in bed and shut the door quietly, please. 3. Up and at 'em! 4. Outside on a sunny warm day is where you'll find me. 5. Ooh! What is that smell? 6. Sharing with your brother is a good idea. 7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to laying low with a 3 year who isn't feeling well, tomorrow my plans include entertaining Adam while Ray takes Nick with him to help a friend moveand Sunday, I want to see what the day brings!
1. Today I will be wishing I wasn't at work. 2. You say are you sure and I say why not? 3. What do you think of this color to paint the living room? 4. At a local bakery it's free Pastry Day til 1030 Friday, yummy! 5. People say that what we're all seeking is love and happiness. 6. The image I cherish most is the smiles on my kids & hubby's face. 7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a grilling out and a nice long family walk tomorrow my plans include having fun and Sunday, I want to not have any plans to do anything specific!
I found this on a blogger friend's site. Our blogs tell the story of our family, friends, and every day lives, but how much do we write about ourselves? This is 10 things just about me and my favorite things!
I love any shade of green...it is a beautiful color.
This is my all time favorite show. I've seen each episode 100's of times and still laugh like it's the first time I've seen it.
I adore old Navy flip flops. I have nearly every color and I can't wait until it's warm enough to wear them again :)
Roses are my favorite flower. Ray is great about buying bouquets of them for me for no reason and I have several rose bushes in my yard that I am very proud of.
The beach is my favorite vacation place. I feel so happy and peaceful there.
My new favorite cereal. I LOVE it and go through lots of boxes.
After a long busy week, I enjoy a nice cold beer on the weekend to unwind and relax :)
My favorite store. A one stop shop and my kids and I are addicted.
Storag bins are fabulous. Everything in my house is in a storage container, bin or tote. I am obsessed with organization and being tidy.
There is nothing better than a Starbucks coffee - Yummy!!
o.k. I've showed you 10 random pictures to descibe what I love...it's your turn!
What are your favorite things????
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1. I am so looking forward to summer and warm weather! 2. I am really looking forward to the trips we have planned for later in the year. 3. When you get 2 healthy children and a wonderful husband, life is perfect! 4. My family is a big part of my life, in fact they are my life. 5. If you need anything give me a call! 6. I can't wait until May when Ray and I get to take a trip together without children for our Anniversary. 7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going out for dinner, tomorrow my plans include shopping for 2 b-day presents and enjoying time with the kids and Sunday, I want to start spring cleaning and then go to a family dinner/birthday party!
We had a FANTASTIC day at the zoo on Saturday. It was so nice to experience the sunshine and warmer weather after such a long winter. The animals felt that way too - they were very active and gave us a great show. Enjoy our photos!
Hi, I'm Alison. I am 34 years old, I am a busy Momma of 2 young boys. I run a household, I work full time and I am a wife to a wonderful husband. We met at Indiana University of Pa. I have been married for 9 lovely years but we have been together for 15! My life has turned out exactly how I had dreamed and in my eyes, it's practically perfect! Welcome and thanks for enjoying my happiness.
Ray is my wonderful 33 yr old hubby. We met our freshman year at collge in 1996 and have together ever since. He is a high school physics & chemistry teacher. In addition to teaching children, he is fantastic father to his own. I could not ask for a better man to be my life partner and best friend. We may not agree on everything, but in the end, we agree on everything that is truly important. He is a great man, perfect father, loving husband and I could not ask for more!
Husbands & Wives
A perfect wife is one who doesn't expect a perfect husband. ~ Author Unknown
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance; a church filled with flowers and friends. I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for; he said one that would make me his wife. ~ Author Unknown
My best chosen friend, companion, guide, to walk through life, linked hand-in-hand, two equal, loving friends, true husband and true wife. ~ Sir Charles Gavan Duffy
He's the funniest, smartest person I know. It doesn't mean he doesn't bug me and I'm sure I bug him sometimes. ~ Sarah Jessica Parker
While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
- Angela Schwindt
There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother. ~ Astrid Alauda
Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. ~Marc Brown
A brother is a friend provided by nature. ~Legouve Pere