Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day!

Well it's Leap Day today!! Go out and do something adventerous, fun or spontaneous!
This day only comes once every four years, make it special! Do something for someone, pay it forward or do something that will make you remember this special day!

I only have half a day left.....onto making it special :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Well my son decided last night that he did not want to play soccer anymore. What, I thought?  He has been playing soccer since the tender young age of 4 and he is now 13. That is 9 years of playing soccer. That has been a ritual around here come fall and spring. Sitting on the sidelines cheering him on. Watching him score goals and block kicks. I always so enjoyed watching him play.

But he is on to better things I suppose. He wants to concentrate on playing basketball year round. I love to watch him play basketball as well.  After all he is 6'2 already! Basketball I think suits him well and he loves it! I guess I'm just realizing that he is old enough to make his own choices so to speak.  He wants to concentrate on one sport which I think is very profound of him. 

I guess my reasoning for being disappointed is not that he is giving up soccer as a sport but that I guess I'm seeing a chapter of his childhood closing. A chapter that we have been following for 9 years! That's a long time. We have made many friends over these  years playing soccer. Friends that I'm sure we will still see at times.  I will hold on to those fond memories of cheering our children on. He has been with the same friends on his team for so long. I know he will miss them too.  Now we will be following his basketball which is exciting and new. I look back when he was just a wee 4 year old chasing that ball down the field and it just brings back many memories, fun, wonderful memories.

I know there will be memories to make now and more to come but I see my young one growing up so fast. People say enjoy them when they are young as they do grow so fast. My, how true that is.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Skiing weekend

This past weekend we took the two older kids skiing. What fun we had. We struggled with the idea of bringing the youngest but decided it was best to wait another year.  Although we saw many youngsters flying down the hills with their parents.  I think next year she will be a little older and of age to take a lesson or two.

It was a beautiful day there up in the mountains. Not too cold, not much wind with some beautiful bright sunshine. The kids had a wonderful time. It was my son's second time trying out snowboarding and my, how impressed I was. He seemed to pick it up so fast and was flying down the hills along with us. It amazes me how quick kids can pick up a sport.  My daughter and I stayed on the smaller hills and my son and husband ventured out on the more advanced hills.  A fun day had by all!

I love the mountains! It is so beautiful up there and I feel a sense of peace and calmness up the mountains.  Someone said once that they could almost hear God up there as they are that much closer to him. I believe it. I had many chances to "be present" in the moment as I glided down the hill so swiftly, as I took in the sights at the very top waiting for us all to get together to venture down that hill.  Even on the ski lift I could take in the moment, the quiteness, the still of the woods, the breathtaking views of the mountains.  All pure joy! What a great day we had!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Quote of the day

Just taking a moment to post a quote. There are so many people affected by that dreaded word "cancer". So many people that I know personally and those who I don't know but feel like I know through this blogging world.

My wish for them is comfort, strengh, and the will to fight and beat this awful disease.

"Refuse to waste energy on worrying and you will have strength to spare"

As hard as it is not to worry about what is to come, I believe that trying to be present in the moment and having that strengh to move forward is what will heal. Keep being positive! I pray for you all!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


It's been so long since I posted! Things have been busy busy around here! The kids seem to have us going between basketball practice, games, gymnastics and homework. But all is good! It brings me to this post though about how people fit it all in. I just feel so overwhelmed at times with all the responsibilities that being a mom brings. Don't get me wrong I LOVE being the one to care for my kids, help them with their homework, watch their games and activities. I wouldn't have it any other way. But how do some moms find time for their own interests? That is where I struggle. I think it has come to the point that I don't even know what my interests are! Doesn't that sound crazy?

There are plenty of moms out there who have three, four, even five kids, who work outside the home, keep a clean, organized house, raise kids who are well-mannered and still find the time to craft, take a yoga class or write a book/blog etc... How do they do it? I think for myself something would have to give! Maybe its my personality, I don't know? But I think I am going to make that one of my goals this year. To try and find some "me-time". I'm not suggesting I'm going write a book this year. Why, I would love too but I think that is a little far fetched for this time in my life. I'm talking small mini-goals. For example I am going to get up a little earlier each morning, before the kids get up and take some time for myself. Even though I am so not a morning person, but I think this might do me a well of good! Get my cup of tea and just sit, meditate maybe, think, read. Just something for myself!

How do you fit it all in?