Chayton and Jackson

Chayton and Jackson

Sunday, September 9, 2012

< A Very Special Thank You >

There is one person that me and the boys owe a very special THANK YOU to... that would be my husband and their Daddy.. This man does more for us than we could ever really thank him for. He works his tail off during the day at school and then comes home and does the same thing. He referees games on most afternoons in the Fall not only because he loves to do it, but also because it gives us extra money to allow our kids to have things they WANT (not things they need). And he coaches baseball in the Spring and Summer for those same reasons. I know that i do not tell him thank you enough for all that he does. The boys are really too young to really appreciate what he is doing. But, they are so thankful for him and for the time that he pours in to being a GREAT father. We love you JJ and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you do for us (and for others as well)!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

{ Relish the Present }

This weekend is going to be packed full of things to do, but i am still working hard at living in the present. I have actually done really well doing this for the past few days and it actually feels really good. I am not saying that every day is going to be easy because i know that it is not. My mind has a tendency to jump ahead ALWAYS and i have still allowed that to happen when i am at work. However, once i get home in the afternoon, my focus is totally on my kids and their activities/sports, homework and then cuddle time. I am going to try to pencil in some ME time somewhere but i haven't quite figured out when that is going to happen just yet. I have things that i need to do for me and books that i would like to finish and others that i would like to read, along with the exercise program that i am wanting to fit in. I keep telling myself...IN DUE TIME, it will all work out. Here was another reminder that i ran across today and it is just perfect also...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

:: Rained Out ::

Yesterday was Jackson's first Fall baseball game of the season and he was pretty excited about it. And his little brother was even MORE excited about "going to Jack Jack's baseball game!" Believe me...we definitely heard about it too. The whole way to Bolton Park. You would have thought that we were taking Chayton to Disney World. It was adorable, very sweet and pretty funny too. However, the game was not played! The weather looked like it was going to storm but we still had to get everything done and head to the fields. When we were leaving home, it was not raining but had started lightening. Lightening, in itself, will delay/call off a game but there was no cancellation at the time. JJ and i both knew exactly what was going to happen. It was going to start pouring down rain and the game would get cancelled as we got there. WE CALLED IT!! Just as we were about to pull in, we got the text that the game was cancelled. So, we turned around and headed home. Chayton did not understand what was happening and why he was not going to a baseball game. Jackson never really commented on what his thoughts were about it being cancelled. JJ was sad because he will not be able to go to the next few because he has his own games to go to. I was determined to make the best of a game with some rain (if the lightening was absent). This pretty summed up my feeling for the evening...
And i was ready to do just that!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

~ Life in the Fast Lane ~

I stumbled upon this saying the other day, and really have not stopped thinking about it...
Last night, while the kids were watching movies and i was sitting on the couch hit me like a ton of bricks...I am ALWAYS thinking way too far ahead and worrying about things that have not even happened yet and may not even be an issue. I am missing out on things that are currently happening because i look right past them. As i was sitting there, worrying about how things would get done the rest of the week, my boys were both alone in their rooms watching things that they wanted to watch and i was not in there with either one of them. I was off somewhere in another day and i could have easily been present in today. At that moment, i stopped and got up and read books with Chayton. Jackson had finished his movie and was reading for homework so i decided when he was done, Chayton and I would go in his room and do what Jackson wanted to do. The rest of the night we all layed in bed together watching shows that they wanted to watch. This morning i have questioned whether or not i am a good mother to my boys. But once i realized that i was being a little too irrational and hard on myself, i just decided that i am going to work REALLY hard at living for today and enjoying the things that are going on today!! You only live once and your kids are only small for a short amount of time.