There are two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.

- Hodding Carter

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Nothing but time

When you're little, it seems like time moves slowly. At least it did for me. The time between each birthday and Christmas seemed to drip like molasses. But now that I'm an adult, time seems to fly by at a rate that I simply can't keep up with.

And that's not an excuse for not updating my blog in the past ten months, it's just a declaration of how I'm feeling about life in general these days.

I've said it before (probably on this blog) and I'll say it again... "I wish time would slow down." Especially now that I have children. I want to savor every (well, almost every) minute of my time with them. It truly seems like just yesterday that they came home from the hospital...

...just yesterday that I learned to manage two babies' needs at one time.

...just yesterday that they learned to crawl, walk, talk, and run.

...just yesterday that they started Kindergarten.

SERIOUSLY, People...where does the time go?

I suppose it's only appropriate that time moves quickly.

With so many responsibilities and so many things to do in life, it wouldn't be right to move at a snail-like pace. But I refuse for time to make me feel like I'm in a race to get everything accomplished before I cross the finish line. I've done that for too many years now.

Even though I can't control time, I'm going to try and control how it makes me feel. Especially now, the first time in my life that I have the TIME to slow down, even if it wasn't by choice. ;)

I think I'm going to enjoy it while I can. Here's hoping it doesn't fly right by, too!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lizards Beware!

One of my favorite things to do growing up was catch frogs and lizards. I wasn't nearly as successful in the hunts as my dad and brother were (and still are), but I loved the challenge and had fun nonetheless.

I guess it should come as no surprise that Miss Independent has become a fan of the hunting game as well. And unlike me at her age, she's actually quite good at it. She's caught two baby lizards in the last week and has created a "lizard habitat" in a container in the hopes of catching more. With that kind of positive thinking, I'm sure she'll do it. Unfortunately though, our trip is quickly coming to an end and she's got to sleep some time!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Journal Project: Summer 2012 (what's left of it)

Miss Independent and Little Miss are supposed to be writing in their journals every day this summer however, they're not really thrilled about it. I was explaining the importance of this project (strengthening their writing skills, documenting their adventures, etc.) when it dawned on me that I had my very own journal (of sorts) that I haven't put much effort in for quite some time. they're documenting their 2012 summer adventures I'm going to attempt to do the same. For starters, I just joined The Girls in Reno, NV, after being away from them for two-weeks. Prior to this trip, I'd only been away from them for two-nights!

You may be thinking to yourself that two-weeks doesn't seem very long, but for me, it felt like it was going to be an eternity. Many tears were shed -- mostly by me -- but thankfully we all survived, including my parents, who graciously offered to take them. Now that the girls are here, they may not offer to do it again! And that, my friends, would definitely be something to write about...

For the time being though, I'll just stick to highlighting some of our adventures across The Silver State and beyond.

Stay tuned and wish us luck!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy New Year! No, wait...

Yeah, New Year's has long past...

I had good intentions about continuing on with my goal of updating the blog at least once a week, but 2011 kind of got away from me. I'll be honest...this year has simply been OUT OF CONTROL and I don't like it. But that's just life, or so I'm told.

So rather than do a book report on all the things that have been happening over the past five months, I'll report where we are today...
  • Home, from an awesome skydiving birthday party for The Man (see video below).
  • Enjoying the rest of our Memorial Day weekend, which will include a trip to the movies to see Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3D (the girls can barely wait).
  • Lathering ourselves up with Aloe because we're red like lobsters (okay, really it's just me doing that - I seriously need to pay attention to sun screen).
  • Preparing for the last day of Kindergarten (can you BELIEVE IT?), which will be here in about three-weeks.
  • Also preparing for Granny Kay's arrival, which happens just before school gets out. The girls are counting down the days on their calendars - literally!
  • Wondering where the spring weather was, or went, and how it can possibly be almost-summer-time.
As you can see, life continues to roll on for our little family. It's not exciting all of the time, but it's definitely filled with moments that we'll never forget. Like The Man's 51st birthday party at No Limits Skydiving. He's always wanted to try it, so a drop from 12,000 feet was his gift this year. I can't say I wasn't scared to watch him fly through the sky - especially before his chute opened - but knowing how happy the experience would make him, made the gift (and my nerves) totally worth it. You can check out what he saw below...

You can view more pictures from the weekend here.

Promises to be back soon...if for no other reason than to document the moments our family never wants to forget...and the ones you're not always with us to enjoy.