Take 2 on set

OFFICIAL CALL TIME FOR MON, MARCH 5 is 4:00 AM sharp (Early Morning) Please be ON TIME. Let me be clear, I  love mornings, I am a morning person but.......having to get up at 3 to be on the set at 4 and driving in the pitch black to a place I have never been....ok stressful. I got... Continue Reading →

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Family Fun

I had a 2 hour TKD class and then as part of the girls Christmas present we went to Monster Jam. We had so much fun despite the fact M1 blew us off entirely. We laughed and laughed and cheered ourselves hoarse. It was so much fun, can't wait until next time.

Making Christmas Merry

Last night at the 4pm service the Rector talked about being more spiritual during Christmas not to convert people or "make them" follow your beliefs but rather to bring yourself peace during turbulent times. I heard what he said and tried to take it to heart, and then the texts started. I want to come... Continue Reading →

One Year Ago Today

Today is the first anniversary of when we moved N in with us to begin her new life. I remember driving half way across the state with M1 and M2 in tow to pick her up and bring her to the second adoptive and sixth placement she would have. She was really nervous as were... Continue Reading →

Christmas Blues

I struggle a lot during the Christmas season and even when M1 is not off the wall it has always been hard to get through the holidays. I go through the motions, making cookies, going to mass, handing out presents and cooking the dinner but the whole time there is a persistent sadness that has... Continue Reading →

One Year Anniversary

OK a year ago today we had N to our house for the first full week of time with us. She helped me make the Thanksgiving dinner and was generally compliant with directions and requests. We did not get to bring her back on time due to lake effect snow at Hillside, so the week... Continue Reading →

Attempted Vacation

I just got back from Florida. Yep you read that right. M2, N and I all went to Florida to escape the insanity of our lives in upstate NY. The trip was planned several months ago but the drama M1 made for us prior to leaving was a motivating factor to get out the door.... Continue Reading →

Mommy Tell Me the Truth

I was cornered in the house the other day by M2 and N.  Both looked at me very expectantly and asked me the question I knew at some point I would have to answer anyway. "Mommy is there a Santa Claus?" Now most parents I know field this question when the kids are 6 or... Continue Reading →

Trunk or Treat

Nope not a typo, its how in my small town we do Trick or Treating as there is one main highway and no sidewalks. Here are the photos. We all pull into the church parking lot. Decorate our trunks and the kids go from parked car to parked car without concern of getting hit by... Continue Reading →

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