Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mariah is home

It has been a week now since Mariah came home and I think we are getting used to things again. I has been a whirlwind of sleepovers, tweens coming and going and laundry. Now on to bigger news. Tomorrow is Erica's birthday she will be 5 years old. WOW how time goes by I can't believe it. She is very cute, obviously, but so stubborn...hum I wonder where she gets that from. She will begin preschool in the fall and I think it will be great for her. Amy is having a wonderful summer and would live at the river if I let her. We go down there quite often and she is the first in the water when we get there and the last to get out.

On the adult side Eric is loving his new job, how can you blame him when he has a 4 day work week now. Which is nice because I accepted a full-time position with the school district this year and it is also only in session 4 days a week. I am also still coaching on Fridays which I love because I can plan what I would like for the classes. I will also be graduating with my AA and Paraprofessional Certification October 12 this year. Time went by fast I am so glad I went back to school. I was going to continue with my BA right away but, Eric is looking at going back to school for his MA and I think it might be a bit too much with both parents working full-time, both in school and the girls sports and..oh yes Amy and Erica both in Girl Scouts.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Tomorrow is the day!

39 hours and counting to pick up Mariah at the airport.

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My dear Mariah...

I can't believe how fast three weeks went by. I am now counting the hours instead of days when I will go to pick her up from the airport. Daily life around here has been quiet with a TON of cleaning. I have to say I am quite glad with the result of how great the house looks, even the laundry is all caught up. That is amazing! Tomorrow all I have left is to tackle Mariah's room and the downstairs. We have been using it as a catch all with her gone but I want to make sure it looks great for her return. I have been trying to think what she will look like when she gets back, older and more sure of herself. Will I survive? I have a bad feeling make-up is in my future shopping with her. Erica, of course will be right in the middle of it wondering when she will get to wear make-up. 47 hours and counting...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Day one...

Everything has a beginning and here is mine. I have a wonderful husband and three beautiful girls. We live in a small rural town in Oregon and have had the blessing to be able to buy our first house. What a difference it makes to know if I want to paint a wall a different color I can. My husband and I still get a kick out of shopping for something for the house. We can spend hours looking at the faucets wondering who comes up with all these choices...that could also be that going to the big hardware stores requires a trip to the big city which we only do about twice a month. We have only been in the house a year and I am finding I need to be more organized to spend less time on the road and more time enjoying my home. I am open to questions and look forward to meeting new friends while learning about this blogging stuff. Thank you and I hope you will leave comments to help me on my way.