Monday, March 3, 2014


Sometimes you just sit back and realize how truly lucky you are.  For me this happened last night.  These last few weeks of Jason being gone have been dragging and by far the hardest out of the entire time.  The boys are anxious for his return and the days seem to be dragging by.  The three little guys have been behaving great but I think it's just being in the final leg that makes it the hardest.  The one thing that causes me anxiety when there is just one adult in the house is getting sick.....when I start to feel sickness coming on I worry about the baby....the bigger boys can look after themselves somewhat if I need to lie down for an hour or two but the baby can't.  Last week I was under the weather and it made me realize just how great the friends I have made here truly are and how thankful I should be for them.  I had friends volunteering to come over if things got worse, friends dropping off homemade bread, friends having me for dinner, friends dropping off cake pops, friends having coffee with me and friends just getting me out of the house to enjoy time with the boys.  I am soo very lucky to have such good friends....we may not have been friends for a long time but these friends are dear to me and have become good friends very quickly.  I really appreciate these great friendships I have at this current posting and at all our past postings.  I want all my dear friends to realize just how much I value them! These acts of kindness that my friends have shown me I intend to pay them forward!

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.  ~Douglas Pagels


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Book Date

I haven't been feeling well lately so we have been kinda laying low.  The boys and I ventured out to Barnes and Noble to browse the books and get some cookies for a treat today.  We spend a good 45 minutes looking at different books that the boys can now read on their own.  They are moving up to starting chapter books that they read independently which is new for us.  So we had to first find some that were of interest to them and then see if they were at the right reading level.  I love how they are as into books as I am.  We have tonnes of chapter books we have read to them in the last year or two but I feel nothing an easy way to inspire someone to want to read is by going to the store and letting choose the perfect book for themself.  We even bought Josh the pout pout fish book in a board book.