Shocking Good News

OK weeks ago I asked my parents of they would consider watching N so that I could go on a trip to France with my Army buddies (My BFF would watch M2). Weeks past no word, so I assumed no and was not too terribly disappointed as it is a huge responsibility and they are... Continue Reading →

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BBQ with M1 and M2’s Aunts

Tomorrow M1 will be 17. Every year since she has come to me she has pitched a world class tantrum fit around the time of her birthday if we ever tried to have a party. So aside from immediate family only, we have only 1 time had a party. Unfortunately, because of her actions at... Continue Reading →

Family Reunion Part 2

Sunday rolls around and off to church we go. We help my Mom set up for the buffet afterwards and then headed up to mass. While we were sitting my niece and her Dad came in and sat next to me. She plopped down next to me and put her head on my shoulder....yep melted... Continue Reading →

Family Reunion Part 1

Well the last four days have been a pure nightmare with bursts of sunshine but mostly heavy downpours. I am typing so tired, angry, frustrated and just pure exhausted I am not even sure I can get my thoughts all out....Let's see how did this begin..... This past weekend was my nephew's baptism. I was... Continue Reading →

Second Camping Trip

This weekend we got to go camping with the Little's. They had asked if they could go after our first trip and their Grandfather said absolutely as long as I was all right with it. Really you kidding??!? Of course I will take them !!!!!! We decided to go to Hearthstone Point this time around.... Continue Reading →

Memorial Day

I went to leave work and my boss says to me "Have a good Memorial Day." and I cringe inside, no Memorial Day isn't good. When you tell a veteran to have a good Memorial Day it is the equivalent of saying "Have fun at that funeral!!" I know it sounds absurd but it is the... Continue Reading →

Happy Un-Mother’s Day

One of my favorite bloggers ABM wrote about the challenges with Mother's Day and I had to agree with most of what she said. Now I have been a Mom for 12 years now, and  just like the tides of the ocean, waves of emotion come through our home. When I first became a foster... Continue Reading →

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