Skip to main content

This is my life...


(this blog post was started on my Notepad on my iPhone on Sept.22, 2014)
 
at least right now.  I really can't complain, I love every crazy moment...Monday morning duty, teach all day, pick up Bailey from an extra viola rehearsal, battle traffic home, squeeze in Lorelei's homework, leave for gymnastics.  It's 7:41 and we haven't even eaten dinner.  Some Monday's I'm lucky and get dinner on the table before gymnastics, not this week.  John promised Dominos would be waiting...he's a good man.
 
Funny enough, I haven't made much time for writing these days.  All this day to day, leaves little time for my own needs, much less my wants.  I'm OK with that. It's what I signed up for with this thing called Motherhood. I know this time will go quickly and even though most days fly by in a blur, I do try to savor the moments.  It's exactly why I do blog and take as many photographs as my kids will allow.  It gives me a chance to reflect on the moments, that might have sped by in the hurry of the day to day.  Moments, I might have missed or forgotten about can be permanently capture...frozen in time.
Moments like these...

 
Dropping Bailey off early has it's privileges...Starbucks for breakfast!

And beautiful sunrises...

Even if we are still sleepy most mornings.

Busy with school projects.

Learning to ride the Razor...a little motorized ride-on scooter.

Taking moments like these on Saturdays.  I was shocked to see Bailey sit down to color at the library!

The little things John does for me...like this Ikea hack.  A lantern wired into a hanging fixture with an Edison light bulb!

Homework...she was pouting about spelling words until I pulled out the shaving cream!

Orchestra concerts and my pretty girl.

Heading out to the theater...Saturdays are full of fun!
I'd like to say I'll be better about blogging more often, but the reality is what it is right now...sorry friends, I'm raising happy kids, and that takes a lot of time. :)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Wreck 'em Bailey!

Bittersweet is the word people keep using with me right now. "This must be bittersweet." Sending your first born child off to college, is for sure bittersweet...something that brings both joy and pain. It's our goal as parents to send our children off into the world as responsible, intelligent, young adults. I just think most of us don't expect it to happen as quickly as it does. How can 18 years fly by that fast? How can this young man be the sweet baby boy, that was just playing with matchbox cars and Thomas the Tank engine trains? Regardless of times fairness to us, it's happened. Yesterday was a long day, ironically enough. We packed up the car and headed to Lubbock at 9:30 a.m.
Dorm gear is ready to go.

We had a family dinner for him Friday night. One of his favorite meals, chicken parmesan and spaghetti.

As we drove into Lubbock, around 3:45, it was raining and the temperature was only 70! The rain began to clear, just as we pulled into the dorms to unload…

Change is hard...

This last month has been more difficult than any of us ever imagine. Tears have been shed by everyone of us. I've worried more about my children than I ever have, (and I'm not really much of a worrier!) Reality can be so much more challenging than what we imagine things to turn out like. Maybe I did realize in my heart it would be a rough adjustment, but I was optimistic as always. But change really is hard to accept.

This year's back to school has...well sucked. I'm not going to sugar coat it. The only Boyen in the bunch that's adjusted well to the new school year has been Savannah, which is not really surprising. She's always been the easy going one of my bunch. Now, she's has had to learn how to manage her job at Bahama Buck's, with her school schedule and homework, but so far so good. She cried over her first 75 in her AP English class, but laughed at her 60 in AP Physics. I think she finally realized that these are college courses and she's goi…

Tween and teens! The good and bad returns.

I have to say, although complaints about teenagers and tweens can definitely be made (even by me!), my summer with a houseful of them, has been one of the most enjoyable summers so far. 
The good: Kids this age sleep in LATE! What does this mean for me? Quiet mornings alone with John or even by myself with time to watch Headline News, drink my coffee, read, go to the gym, do countless chores around the house and all before they even wake up! They have tons of personality and they really feed off each other's humor and wit. There's lots of laughter in the house. Now not all the humor is exactly appropriate, but even as the mom, they know how to make me laugh!They figure out how to form real relationships with others. I think these two boys of mine (they hate when I call them "boys"), are finally at the age where they understand each other and get along great. Of course the timing is terrible, Bailey is leaving for college in one week and these two have just re-discove…