Rollin' With My Babies!

Rollin' With My Babies!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Finding moments of Grace

There are some moments in my life as a mom that make me stop in my tracks. Some of those moments are sad, some are funny, and some are just plain silly. But, amidst the craziness of any given day, they are the moments that you remember.

My oldest daugther, Grace, has had more moments that have caught me, mostly because she is the most verbal of my children. She's the one who will comfort a total stranger child by crouching down and rubbing their backs. She's the one who will say "Are you okay?" when I stumble over the rug in our living room for the thousandth time. She's the one who will always ask "Why?" to the point where it's both irritating and intriguing because I don't always know the answer behind that question.

Tonight at dinner, Grace looked at me and said "Mommy, will you get me up tonight for some special time?" I looked up from feeding the baby and said "Gracie, tonight Mommy has to mop the floor." "Oh, okay." She answered.

Now, it's just past nine my time, and Gracie just barely feel asleep. I'm waiting for a bit longer and then I will wake her up for some special time. I know that, one day, when Gracie is a mommy herself, her little one will ask her the same question and it will tug at her heart in the same way that it just did mine.

We all need our moments of Grace sometimes. :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Getting ready to least for a little bit!

Phew! This summer was CRAZY BUSY!

The kids and I spent pretty much the whole month of August in Colorado Springs, Colorado, visiting B as he was finishing up his project at work. We were able to spend some great quality time with good friends; and while B was working, the kids and I were able to explore one beautiful state.

On the way home, B and I hooked up our tent trailer and we CAMPED on the way home. Yes, you read that correctly- CAMPED. In Colorado AND Utah. Did we survive? Obviously. Did we like it? YES! The kids, husband and I LOVED it!!

Then, as if we didn't already have enough fun, we went to San Diego for a couple of days with my sister and her boys. The attraction we went to see? Sea World, of course!

....and THEN, after we came home, the girls started ballet up again. Well, Grace started it up again. Dani went for the first time!

This fall won't seem to slow down at all, either, as we are moving in November. Oh well- lots of fun memories to make!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Everyone has those moments in their lives that they can distinctly remember, as if a bomb went off in their lives as they knew it.

We had one of those moments at 7:38 p.m. last Monday.

I had just bathed the kids and put them to bed. I was holding the baby and was getting ready to bathe him, and I walked past the computer. I casually check my e-mail, hoping to get an e-mail from B about how his day was going. I see an e-mail from him with the Re: line as "Assignment in Houston."

Hmmm, I thought. This had to be the "gentle letdown" that the Air Force gives to those who DON'T get jobs that they want. We hadn't heard about this job in Houston for almost two months...there is no way that this could be good news.

I open it. The line from my husband is "FYI."

Okay...definitely didn't get it.

I let my eyes wander down the page and see a word that I didn't expect to see: "Congratulations."


Yup. You guessed it: we are MOVING TO TEXAS!!

These last few days have been a flurry of activity; but as of now, it's true: yes, we are moving to Houston, Texas sometime this fall. We are very sad to leave our friends here in Los Angeles, but we are also excited to be able to find a bigger house and have more land for the kids to run on. Texas seems very kid-friendly, so that's a definitely plus!

Giddy on up!!

California Dreamin'

Yesterday, I had a surreal experience. As I was making dinner, the kids started screaming "Daddy's Car! Daddy's Car!" I laughed. "Girls, that's not Daddy's car. I miss him, too. But that's not his car."
What I didn't say was that Daddy's car doesn't make noise. It's a PRIUS. lol.
Anyways, the girls kept yelling. Then they ran to the screen door, and my gaze followed. Just then, I saw it: B's boss' car, an incredible Mustang GT. Brent and my dream car.
They somehow knew THAT car!
The car turns around, and pulls in front of our house. Brent's boss jumps out, tells me that he is sorry but he has to catch a flight, and leaves me something that I didn't think I would hold for a long time: the keys to his car!
Mustangs have been on our "dream sheet" for, well, forever. Brent and my very first conversation EVER was about classic Mustangs. Seriously. He was impressed that I knew that I wanted a 1967 Mustang Fastback someday. I was impressed that he seemed to like how I knew what I wanted in a car. From that point on, I knew what I wanted in a man: him.
It may not be ours, but it's nice to dream.
But, for now, I'm happy to have this beautiful car sitting in front of my house. The girls are, too! ;)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wait for it...

I am pretty sure that feeding your babies their first vegetables is nature's way of giving parents a good laugh.
Since this was my third time around, I knew to have my camera ready. Will, of course, liked the peas after about four bites. I will love these photos forever!

Bad to the Bone

Dani's clothes du jour....she is sporting biker chic fashion.

Reasons Why I Haven't Blogged Much This Week

1.) B came back for a few more days (YAY!)
2.) The weather was BBBBBEAAAUTIFUL outside. So, I wasn't inside much.
3.) We have had lots of guests and playdates, soooo...
4.) ..needless to say, I was too tired at the end of the day to blog. Sorry!