Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Georgia Bound

Since there is no sign of spring in sight here in Michigan, I have decided to beat my winter blues by packing up the car and the kids and we are heading to Georgia! Hopefully my Mother in Law will come along as well since my husband can't take the time off work. It would be nice to have some help on the drive down. Once we get down there, help will be the least of my worries. I have 5 nieces, 3 nephews, a sister in law and cousins that are going to be gobbling Alex and Evan up. I will be lucky if I even see them once I arrive!!

Frankly, I am bored out of my mind here at home. As I mentioned in a previous post, the weather sucks, we've been sick and without the therapy appointments to keep us busy we have all been a little bored. With me not working, not having any appointments right now and spring break for the kids from school it was the perfect time to pack up and get out of town for a bit.

Even though Eric has to stay home and work, it will still be a break for him....from us! To be able to come home from work to a quiet house is going to be nice for him. He says he will miss us, and I know he will but this break will hopefully do all of us some good! I think the trip will be nice for me as well even though I will still be with the kids. There will be a lot for us to do and being around other people and kids will help!

Since we won't be here for Easter, here's the best I could do to get a cute pic of the boys.
This is classic Evan!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Live your Life

I have been thinking about this video ever since I first watched it last month. It's been circulating around social media so I am sure some of you have seen it, but for those of you who haven't, take three minutes out of your day and really listen to the message. It will make you think twice about your life, where you are going and what you are feeling.
I think we all need to make sure we are doing something we love every once in awhile. So many of us (including myself) get caught up in the daily grind and time just keeps on passing us by.
I wish it were as easy as this video makes it sound to be able to just go out and do whatever makes you happy, but the reality is that we do need SOME money to survive, especially if you have children. Ok, you need A LOT of money.
Just because we have bills to pay and mouths to feed, doesn't mean we can't set goals and aim to achieve them.
After watching this video with Eric the other night, we had a very in depth conversation about the way our life is going and how we need to make some changes to make our family unit stronger. We have a lot of goals and dreams and although we may not be able to make all of them come true, we are going to do our best to try. You should too. It's time to live your life.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Children's Museum

Today, Alex and Evan went on their first field trip to the Flint Children's Museum. My Mom and I were lucky enough to go as well and we all had so much fun. Evan had a ball running from thing to thing and I was pleasantly surprised at how many things Alex enjoyed as well. Afterward, we went to the mall (Evan's favorite place) and had some lunch and walked around. It was a nice day for all of us. Here are some pictures of the boys exploring at the Museum!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stir Crazy!

March has been a weird month for us. Evan and I have been sick since March 1st which has caused a lot of crabbiness between the two of us. Now, poor Alex is getting it and Eric has had it this past week as well. I think we are all at a point where we are ready for spring to officially be here. Today is technically the first official day of spring according to the calendar, but here in Michigan it looks and feels like the first day of winter. It is cold, blustery and snowy.

On top of being sick, the boys started preschool on March 7th and it’s been going pretty well. I haven’t gotten any bad notes sent home, so it must be going well. I think their biggest adjustment is not getting a nap since their class is from 12:30-3:35pm. The bus comes and picks them up and drops them off, so that is exciting for them. The first day was hard for me, but now I view the break as a good thing between us. Friday we are going on their first Field Trip to the Flint Children's Museum. I am really looking forward to it!

Alex has been out of therapy for the month because of insurance delays. I was hoping that it would only last half the month, but due to people slacking off in the process, we are stuck for the month and probably won’t begin again until April now. I don’t like him having the break even though for him he could probably use the time off. His four month stint at Euro-Peds was busy for him and although I feel he should keep going going going, I am sure his little body could use a rest. I have been trying to do my best to work with him throughout the day, but I will admit it is very hard for me because I am not a Physical Therapist. When I watch his PT’s work with him, they make it look so easy and I struggle, I am not going to lie.

So with the cold weather lingering, not getting out as much and being stuck in the house is making us all a little stir crazy! The kids get bored so easily and with us being sick, we haven’t been able to have play dates. I wish I had someone to walk the mall with. At least it would give me the opportunity to talk with someone. I get tired of the mall because we just walk the circle and come home.

In the coming weeks, I am hoping for some warmer weather. I am ready to buy my park pass and get some walking in. I need the exercise and the fresh air. I know it will all do us some good.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Today as I turn 34, I sit here wondering “How in the world did I get here so fast?”

I have been driving for 18 years, out of High School for 16, together with my husband for 12, married for 6 and I have been a mom for 2 years, 7 months and 18 days to beautiful twin boys. Looking back, my twenties went by SUPER slow. In those ten years, I traveled the country, met my husband, moved out on my own, got married, bought a house and made a lot of wonderful memories. I am pretty happy with what I did with those ten years of my life.

So here I am four years into my thirties and it seems like I was celebrating my 30th birthday yesterday. In thinking of what I have accomplished so far in these four years the only thing that I can think of is becoming a mommy to twin boys. That is one of the greatest things to experience in life but you don’t realize just how much your world revolves around your children and how fast the time flies. I am also realizing that I need to do more with myself, more with my life.

I love my children and they are my world, but I have let it consume who I am and control all that I do. I think a lot of that comes with being a stay at home mom. We have made a lot of good memories in the two years but I want more. More for me, more for my family. I don’t want to look back in another four years and wonder what happened to the time. I need to do more and make more out of these days that are passing by. It seems like we just celebrated the New Year and here we are into March already. I feel like if I blink, Halloween will be here again.

My boys are getting older by the minute and they are growing up so fast. I don’t want to waste anymore time. I want to capture as many memories and have as many experiences as we can and look back in 4, 8 or even 12 years with no regrets.

Here’s to hoping that this year will “slow down” a bit so I can truly enjoy being “34”.