Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Quote of the day:

"Mommy, one of the crumbs from your muffins fell in my mouth".


This morning, I had baked 12 mini loaves of banana bread for MOPS tomorrow - I had already been fighting Rick to stay out of them, when E comes down and makes the above statement. Now imagine my thought process, as I picture the twelve beautiful loaves, (supposedly on a counter over his head), and now one has a huge chunk out of it because "a crumb fell into his mouth" - aaaaghh! should just about sum it up!

I ran up stairs and thankfully found that all 12 loaves were intact and decided that he must have been skimming crumbs from under the cooling racks! Ahh, he will live to be four!!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Well, it happened!

I guess that I have finally arrived at "middle age"! I just got my first pair of mono-vision contacts, so if I hold my head funny when I talk to you, it's because I have not figured out how to see through these things yet.

Liyah on the other hand looks too darling in her new specs. I will try and get a pic up here for you to see tomorrow!!


Friday, May 9, 2008

Going Deeper

Lately I have been hungering for deeper relationships with my friends. To know each other and what our trials and successes are. To get connected on a level deeper than "who is giving us trouble with potty training" or "how exhausted we are". I long to have relationships with women with some years under their belts. With women who have experience and wisdom and a lifetime of walking with God, women with perspective, which is quickly lost amidst diapers, dinners and the din of every day life with little kids. I want my daughter to see me in friendship with other women, to see deep connections that span age, race, or any of the myriad things that divide us in todays society.

So, if you are one of my friends, reading this post, I am going to challenge you to take this walk with me. To be transparent and to help me do the same. To move beyond the surface stuff to deeper waters. I just had an image of an ocean. From the top, it is nice, the crashing waves, the myriad blues and greens that make up the color of the water. But, as soon as you go below the surface, a whole new world opens before your eyes, one that you will never experience if you don't get your feet wet (and your face - I am sure that there will be tears involved here!).

My sister wrote a post on her blog (http://jeffandmarianna.blogspot.com/) that I think adds to these thoughts, I hope you enjoy it - I know it brought tears to my eyes!


Monday, May 5, 2008


I just got an email from a friend who was trying to schedule breakfast with me. I had told her I would not be able to come, because Steve was going to be gone, and she asked me if I could clone myself. This was my response. - I thought it telling!

"If I could, I would make:

The Always Calm and Collected Momma - can you say "Breath" in the midst of a tantrum (his, not mine)
The Designer Momma - able to throw together a beautiful room in seconds
The Super Maid Momma - no dust bunnies here
The Always Fun and Cool Momma - "Let's go play!"
The Chef Momma - no take out here!
The Taxi Momma - to get everyone where they need to be
The Amazing Wife Momma - "The sitter is all lined up, honey"

But, since I can't, I sometimes get frustrated, and the rooms get all a mess, the dust bunnies play hide and seek under the beds and we do, occasionally have Taco Bell. We are sometimes late for things (or miss them all together) and dates, these day, amount to dinner on TV trays in front of the TV, watching whatever just came in from Netflicks! But you know what? I wouldn't change any of it for the world!!!"

Hope your day is great!!