A Day In the Life of Me

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Here are pictures of my kids before we went to church today.  I'd like to know when they all got so dang big!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


So, I wasn't really feeling like I HAD to cut my hair... I was just going to get a trim... then I saw a picture of a woman with hair that I thought was really cute and that I might be able to pull off.
So, of course, mine isn't exactly like that.  My sister-in-law, Beth, is awesome and does my hair.  I still couldn't decide if I should just get a trim or go all the way.  She saw the picture above and told me to go for it.  So, I did! 
 I have to say that I love it!  Although, I think it makes me look younger, but I suppose that's not a bad thing.  
It feels great and so light!  I keep touching it because it feels so short! LOL! I think a lot of people will be surprised the next time they see me.  Anyway, we are off to the store, but I just thought I'd share real quick.

Monday, March 03, 2008


Balance in life is something that I have found is a necessity for me and my happiness.  I went back to work about 3 weeks ago at a scrapbooking store in the mall (Archiver's).  I worked there before I got pregnant with Miles and a job and schedule change for Jay meant that I needed to quit.  I was sort of burnt out with the manager that was there anyway.  So, this job has really helped me have the balance in my life that I need.  I felt like I was being swallowed up by the identity of Mommy.  Now, don't get me wrong, I absolutely love being a mom and adore my children.  I love spending time with each and every one of them.  It felt to me like my entire life was just about them (cleaning up messes, changing diapers, feeding, dealing with accidents in underwear, cleaning up messes, did I mention cleaning up messes??? even my hobby (scrapbooking) revolves around them).  I almost felt like I was losing myself and who I was to become just Mommy.  I would spend almost all my time that I wasn't taking care of one of them on the computer IMing with other scrapbookers who are states away or reading blogs of some people I have never even met (most I have ;) ).  Pretty much just trying to escape.  So, Jay would come home from work and the house would be a mess because I would just run out of motivation to clean it again and he would clean it.  Anyway, I started to slip into depression and getting a job seemed exciting and a way for me to A) contribute to the family's income B) get some serious adult interaction without kids around and C) Jay to get some one-on-one time with the kids (not that he didn't do that before, but this was just a little extra bonus).  So, I guess my point is that I have found balance and I finally feel like I am happy more than I'm not happy.