Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ten Things - March

The last day of a month that really only seemed to last for ten minutes is a little disheartening to me.  If this month went this quickly then we'll be starting a new school year sometime next week.  I am not ready for life to move so quickly but I don't know how to slow it down.  I can only be grateful for how good it is while I've got it.

Ten Things to Smile About
March 2011

Enjoying some special perks of working on a national event
with Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy

with Steve Finley

Talking with my children about Lenten sacrifices and letting them make choices about what feels right for them

A front row seat at The Princess' spring performance
Cutest cow EVER

Putting together plans for summer that include two weeks at home with my family

The Athlete's affinity for Cotillion and how unintimidated he is in social situations
with really tall girls : )

Enjoying time with family

Little girls who love to be together

Interviewing orthodontists and finding the one that's just right for us

The Athlete getting to meet SDSU basketball players that he {literally} looks up to

The start of SPRING!!!!!

Cruise over and see my friend, Emmy.  She is counting her Ten Things today, too.

Ten Things - February

Life passed me right by and I was headed to a GIANT event when it was time for the February Ten Things.  I am cheating today and doing this one first.

Ten Things to Smile About

Welcoming a brand new baby girl to the family and getting to see how much my kiddos love their new cousin

Being surprised with a professional honor AND getting a little cash for it $$$

My little Laker finishing basketball season with a first place win

A fun date night with friends
the kids loving their sitter as much as we loved being out

Celebrating the day of LOVE at home with my three true loves

Renewing our annual passes to Disneyland and making the time to enjoy three times in two weeks

The beauty of true and honest friendship

How cute The Princess looks with her new bangs

Celebrating the birth of my favorite 9 year old again and again ~

Successfully fighting a traffic violation.
Three trips to court saved $300 in fines and TWO points on my record
Woo hoo!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sibling Rivalry (Or Not)

Every sweet baby deserves to have a buddy to chat with.  I think this is just the cutest thing and couldn't resist spreading a little sunshine!!

I'll be back tomorrow with my Ten Things for March.  That went TOO fast!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


This will be a big ol' mess 

I haven't blogged in a LONG time and it's not because I forgot how to write or because my computer is broken.  It's because I am so freakin' busy that I am lucky to brush my teeth twice a day. So.So.So.Dang.Busy.

And here we go . . .

My Punky turned nine and broke my heart.  He got to celebrate twice at Disneyland with some friends.   I was introduced to "Yo Mamma" jokes for the first time since I was ten and couldn't help cracking up.  I think little boys are the coolest thing ever.  Especially my little boy.

My boys took first place in basketball playoffs.  That was a hard earned honor and I was so proud and happy for them.  I think my husband is a wonderful coach and admire him so much for working so hard to make a positive difference in children's lives.  And you know how much I love to watch my son play basketball.

Maybe six minutes after the first place win in basketball we started baseball season.  The Athlete just told my mom that he's playing "Big Boy Baseball" now.  That translates for E and me to LOTS of practices and games that clock at two hours and 15 minutes minimum.  If you need to find us we are at baseball at least three days a week.  At least.

And I'm Team Mom.  Because I'm retarded.

And we started spring soccer.  The Princess is playing for the Purple Lightning Strikes.  I feel like soccer may be a difference maker for her.  Maybe not this season, but sometime.  She likes it.  She is engaged.  And she may be good if she can stop goofing around : )  The child is such a clown.

Work is nuts.  March is when we host our biggest event of the year.  As the person who is directly responsible for corporate events it means I work about forty thousand hours in the six weeks before the event and another eight million the week that we're there.  The show was fabulous and successful and everything it should have been.  Our team pulls together in the most unbelievable way and I love how everyone works in perfect unison that week.  We did our last photo shoot at 1:30 AM seven days after we arrived.  We relished in our success for half a day and then got back to it. 

I have major planning trips to San Francisco, Orlando and Hawaii scheduled in the next month and a half and three more brewing. The pace of our business has changed a lot in the last twelve months and I am definitely struggling to maintain the pace.

I am also the newly minted co-chair for the upcoming Cotillion Season.  Because I am retarded.

E and I want to go on a date really, really bad.  It might happen.  It might not.  I dunno know.  We make sure to smile and wave when we see each other.  Sometimes we even get close enough to kiss.  I am truly thankful to be racing through life with him.  He makes me smile.

Speaking of smiles - we've been to the orthodontist several times.  The Athlete is due for braces.  And a headgear.  He seems excited.  Poor dude.  Ignorance is bliss. 

Report cards came home and my children are brilliant.  And well behaved (at school).  The Athlete had a B in handwriting and math.  Everything else was an A.  I'll take it.  We're working on the math, but I am still unbelievably proud of him.

The Princess doesn't get As and Bs yet, but she got all good grades too.  I think their measure is in Es and Ss.  I don't recall exactly but they were all good.  She excels in reading and study skills.  Her being smart is a little scary.  I am not sure I could ever apply the phrase "too smart for your own good" until she came along.  I am still wildly proud of her.  She is such a trip.

Even when I look back at the last month it leaves me breathless to see how fast our live is moving.  E and I are working so hard on raising good kids.  Everything else seems secondary even when it's consuming us.  I had a moment last week that I just couldn't even believe that we were old enough to be talking about insurance coverage for orthodontics.  It really does feel like we were just in our very early twenties rollerblading to Happy Hour in San Diego.  I  miss being so carefree but I am madly in love with the life we've created and more grateful than ever that we're still doing it all together.  Our kids are amazing.  Our house is a mess.  And I need more coffee.  But now you know where I've been.

xoxo, Mrs M

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Birthday To You

It's my Mom's birthday today.  I won't tell you how old she is because I really don't think she'd like it.  But I read something recently that I think is so fitting for someone like her.

What we take and what we leave all depends on what we give.

She will celebrate her birthday to the enth degree today.  No doubt about it. She will fully expect a greeting, a cake and a wish from everyone she encounters today.  If she were a different person I would think it was ridiculous, but from her it's not so much.  She would give you her house, her car and everything in her closet if she felt like you needed it.  If all she expects in return is a card, some sugar and a smile then good for her.

On the 13th anniversary of her 50th birthday ; ) I want to wish my Mama a very Happy Birthday.  What you get will NEVER match what you give.  You deserve every moment of happy today.  I Love You


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