Tuesday, August 06, 2013


I spent tonight looking over my old posts here, when the kids were so little and I was so worried about not missing out on their childhoods.  I wish I could go back and comfort New Mom Me and assure myself that it's going to be okay.  There would be sad things, lost jobs and unfulfilled dreams of more kids.  But so many great things were in store for us.

The kids are 9 and 5 now, and I haven't ruined them yet.  In fact, this season of our lives is golden and bright.  DD is such a joy.  No longer the self-absorbed tantrum expert, she's turning into a lovely young lady that I love to be around.  And DS is still sweet - a budding reader and busy thinker.

I finally have my dream of staying home with them and homeschooling.  I don't know how long it will last, but I am trying to make the most of it.  Six months ago I was overwhelmed by such a big change, and truth be told, I still am a little bit.  We're going to be okay though, and I'm thinking about dusting off my little corner of the interwebs to chronicle our failures and successes.  That way in 5 years when I wonder what life was like before teenagers, I can come back here and reminisce about our golden days.

Here's a new Mosaic of photos I like (interesting, I didn't realize I was drawn so much to the ones with water), and a link to my old one with instructions for making your own: