Monday, May 17, 2010

The Simple Things



There is nothing better than watching your kids enjoy the simple things in life. That being a warm spring day where they can run through the sprinklers and ride their toys along the sidewalk. I enjoy watching my kids enjoy life. I makes me realize how lucky I am to have them.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Why I Love California

I have always lived in California, except for the most perfect 2 1/2 years that I spent at Ricks College, in Rexburg Idaho. That said, all I can do is think about getting out of this awful state. Not because I don't like California anymore, but it isn't the California I grew up in. The politics, the lousy education system, the crime, and the liberals.

I do have my reasons for staying and here they are. The Beach and that wonderful sea air.
The Rolling Green Hills in the Spring
The snowy mountains in the Winter


Does any other state have this to offer? Nope, so I am content to stick things out for the time being until they get so bad that it's time for the millennium and there isn't any other choice than for them to get better.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Catching Up

I know I have been slacking. Life has really gotten busy since I posted about my time at school with Cameron.

There was Easter, which was pretty laid back and uneventful thanks to the soggy weather. The Easter Bunny was very nice to hide our eggs in the house instead of outside this year.

We went to see my sister, Laura, in her production of The Secret Garden. This was the kids very first trip to see an actual stage production and I have to say they did very well. Madeline did much better than I expected and Cameron asked me to go and buy him the book so that he could read it. I will wait a little while before I buy the book. He is a great reader, but some things may be a little to difficult for him to understand.














Then there was Cameron's school trip to the Monterey Aquarium and the beach. Cameron loves the aquarium. This was his third time there. They had the most wonderful exhibit on sea horses. Truly beautiful animals in the sea.





















Can you see the sea horse in the photo?























After the Monterey trip, we signed Cameron up for the city swim team. This is something he is very passionate about. I hope he stay passionate about it. We have been looking for something that Cameron would love in the way of sports. Hopefully this is the ticket. He asked to join swim team after watching the world swimming championships last summer. He isn't the greatest at his strokes, but he doesn't give up, so that is saying something for him.






















And then there was Mothers Day. It wasn't a grand day, but it didn't have to be. I got to spend some great time with some great mom's that are in mine, my husbands, and the kids lives. I had a great day at church with the kids. After which we headed to my mom's house for lunch and let all the cousins play together and then it was on to Paul's mom's house as soon as he got off of his shift.

This is a tacky way of catching up I know, but I will do so much better once the school year ends and things slow down a bit during the summer.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It is 12:43 AM & I can't SLEEP!!

It is really late in the evening and I just can't sleep. Don't know the reason, I just can't sleep. Maybe it is the impending cleaning fest, chili making and impending work that needs to be tackled and finished. Maybe I am feeling a little overwhelmed by the soon to be end of the school year or the impending pay cut to Paul's salary. Maybe I am feeling a little lonely and without a really good friend to hear me and understand me and help me. I guess I am just feeling a little emotional and it is only early Wed. morning. Maybe it is that time of the month, as my husband would say, which makes me a little angry when he says that now that I am thinking of that.

Am I the only one who goes through these kind of low points. You know that kind that makes you feel a little worthless and boring and unattractive. The kind that makes you a little angry at others and makes you speak your mind a little to harshly only to realize you may have hurt another's feelings. That is how I am feeling at the moment. (Or maybe it is because I have been up way past my bedtime.)

I really shouldn't feel this way. I have an amazing family, an amazing husband, two amazing kids, and a life that I am sure others would want a little piece of or a glimpse of. But I still feel kind of blah. Blah. Blah. Blah.

I'll get over it. I always do, just don't understand why I feel this way sometimes.