My Life in 250 word or Less (Definitely NOT Less)

My best friend’s daughter, who is an AWESOME blogger, joined a link-up, Blog every day in May.  I read her post yesterday and the May 1 post topic was to tell about your life in 250 words or less.  I agree with T,  250 words or less sure keeps our thoughts on what we consider the most important highlights of our life.  I wanted to join in, although behind already by two days, so I thought I would give it a try for the first day anyway.  I am not sure how well I will keep up with each and every post for the month, or that I even want to, as you know life has kept my blogging quite sporadic lately. I just thought I would give this the best try I can, without any promises.   Anyway,  here is a new post and a link-up.  Thanks T for sharing this on your blog.

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Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph… no one will be counting your words… probably.)                                                                      

Wow this was a huge undertaking for someone that has lived, probably, more than half of her life. Here it goes… My Life (So Far) As I Know It (250 words or less)  I can assure you it is NOT less!!

 

I was born November 30, 1970 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to a single mother from Pittsburgh, PA.  A little over a year later she got married. Soon after, her husband made one of the best decisions ever made for my life, and adopted me. I gained three siblings and a Dad all in one day. Some of my best memories were the years after while living in FL.  In 1980 a job transfer for my Dad moved us to a small town in NC where I’ve lived since.  I attended Elementary, MS, HS and some community college. During HS my first job was at a convenience store my parents owned and then on to the company my Dad started.  I had an over three year relationship in high school that I ended when I was 20.  In May 1991 I met a, perfect,  great-looking, dark-haired, blue-eyed, hard- working, motorcycle racing, guy.  He had also just ended a long relationship and  wasn’t  looking for anything serious.  Two months later were engaged and May 1992 we were married. So much for not wanting anything serious!  My husband started working at my Dad’s company soon after and is now VP/General Manager. We started our family in 1994 and now have a daughter and three sons who are 18, 14, 8, and 5.  I became a SAHM in 2001.  My family is my life and this blog is about my love for it!

Catching Up

I’m sorry I haven’t been on here lately.  I am trying to get a regular posting schedule worked out.   As you know I have four children and two weeks ago my daily schedule got thrown off due to some happenings in our household, therefore working the blog had to take a backseat.  Thankfully that is behind us and I can get back to my blogging.  I am currently working on planning out my blogging schedule and the great posts I look forward to sharing.   I hope you will stay with me, during these times of family busyness that I may have from time to time,  and not give up on visiting.  After all, my blog is about my love for my family and it wouldn’t be much proof of that if I didn’t put them first.   I promise I will always be back here to get you up to date on my life as I know it.  Thanks for visiting!!

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Closet Catastrophe

Sunday night, well really Monday morning,  I was awakened by a crash that sounded like Carson and Grayson’s beds were falling. I wondered how that could be because they have a new bedroom set.   I woke Tim up and we went to check to see what had happened.  We couldn’t find anything wrong in their bedroom.  We looked around some more and couldn’t find what it might be.  Since it was 2 am we really didn’t want to check any further; we wanted to go back to sleep.  As I went into the bathroom before getting back in bed I saw what the noise really was….

ClosetCatastropheWhat a mess!!  I had Tim come in to look and we both just sighed and knew we didn’t need to worry with it until today, so we got in bed and went back to sleep.  So today I had to clean out my side of the closet and make room for someone to come and fix it.

As a SAHM (Stay at Home Mom) I get discouraged on an almost daily basis because I feel like I can never get caught up.   My saying always is,  “I get one step forward and get knocked three steps back.”   I have been wondering all day if this is my punishment for being caught up on  laundry or if it just means I have to many clothes and need to clean some out!  I am thinking probably the latter,  and as I start putting the clothes back tonight I plan to do just that!  Even though there is snow falling all around us, I guess Spring Cleaning for my closet it soon to happen.

 

The Fairy Godmothers

 

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I am a member of a service group in our town.  We do a project every year called “Prom Project”.  We consider ourselves “Fairy Godmother’s” for a couple of days.  This pictures includes some of those ladies, I wasn’t there during this time,  that take time out to work the project.  One Thursday evening  and a Saturday in March we set up in a local church for girls to come and choose from hundreds of prom dresses, shoes, and accessories.   The items   have been donated to the group for the girls to take home and wear for their prom.  On Thursday evening we open it to our local deaf school.  Those students live in dorms and go home on the weekends, therefore,  they are not available to come on the Saturday that we open for the public.  I have only worked on Thursday nights and on Saturday for clean up, but I will tell you it is such a blessing to witness the girls picking out their dresses.  They enjoy trying on the different dresses they choose and then are so excited when they finally decide on the one dress that is perfect for them. I love hearing the giggles, seeing the smiles, and just feeling the excitement from them getting to pick out a dress that will make them feel like “Cinderella” for a day.  They always come up to check out with huge smiles on their faces and are so proud of the items they have chosen.  What a feeling it is to know that you have been involved in something that is creating some happiness in someones life.

Hebrews 13:16  And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased

This Girl…. and My Feelings….

Meghan and I

This is my daughter, Meghan.   You will be reading a lot about her as well as my three sons Zachary, Carson, and Grayson.   My children are my world!!  I have heard people say that before,  but I never truly knew what it meant until I was in the position to relate.  Meghan is my oldest and my only girl.  She is now in college. She was accepted to Appalachian State University for the Spring semester this year.  We got her all moved into her dorm in  January during the time we were also planning the funeral for my maternal Grandmother, “Minga”.   Meghan had Spring break last week. She went to the beach for a few days and then was home the rest of the time.  Even though we had a very tense time on the day she left for the beach, I was so excited to have her home. The transition of her moving to college has been a hard one.  I never realized how different and lonely I would feel.  As Mother’s and Daughter’s naturally do, we have our moments.  Even through those moments we are as close as we can be.  I feel whole when she is here.  Something is missing when she is not.  Thankfully,  My Mom, through example,  taught me what it is to not only be a Mom but the transition of moving into that best friend part of our relationship .   Having Meghan home this past week made me realize that we are definitely now moving more and more into that time in our relationship.  We spent time talking about things I would have never talked to her about  only six months ago. I felt like more of a helper to her than a teacher.   We have had the normal  adjustments, arguments, crying spells, silent moments, etc. that go along with this time in our lives.  I can tell that Meghan is trying to figure out what it means for her to not only be independent but to also be my daughter.  I am equally learning what it means for her to be not only my daughter but her own wonderful person.  When Meghan left this morning I think it hit me more than it did the first day I left her in her dorm,  that she is in the phase of growing into the women she is supposed to be.  She is going through the normal growing pains of  independence, relationship changes, new friendships, realizations through trial of her morals and values, and…… as we all know this list goes on and on.  I am so very proud of the women she is becoming.  She is not only beautiful to look at,  but also to be around.  Even though,  I miss her terribly, think about her constantly, have crying spells of not even knowing what I am feeling,  and worry more than I should;  I know she is going to make her Dad and I proud.  This Girl…. is My Girl… and I am more proud of her and love  her more than she will ever know.  I look forward to seeing what her future is going to be and how our  relationship will evolve through all of the stages it takes her to get there.

I Love Bloglovin’ Link-Up Party

Google Reader is going away on July 1st.  I am making the transition to Bloglovin which is an awesome blog reader.  I found a post on

about a link up party for Bloglovin’ so I decided to join. I am linking up with  Northern Belle Diaries and Postcards from Rachel  for the I Love Bloglovin’ link up party. I hope you’ll join me!

Looking Forward to Getting Started

I have been working on getting my blog up and running for a couple of weeks now.  I look forward to getting started on a regular basis.  I have always loved to journal and a blog is a great way to do that with pictures and other fun things.  I look forward to getting to know some of my new followers and sharing our lives.