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April 14, 2013
March 25, 2013
Speaking of my lovely child...she is the only one Andrew and I have. We've talked about having more children more times than I can count, but the answer always tends to be the same: No. It's not just Andrew who finds the idea of having another child outside of our realm of reality. There are times when I can't imagine bringing a child into our lives, especially because we both have full-time careers outside the home. Who would love and take care of our little one when and if I went back to work? I know it sounds somewhat snobbish, but I wouldn't have another child unless I could stay at home the first few years. The infant/toddler years are truly so much fun. Then again, I guess a parent would do whatever it takes to support their child, even if that meant both parents working full time during the day. I just can't bring myself to do it! One of my desires is to be a stay-at-home mom with toddlers and babies roaming around the house. It'd basically be like my own little classroom, so my education degree wouldn't technically go to waste. *Wink, Wink* Maybe this idea would go over well with the hubs...YEAH...PROBABLY NOT.
On the other hand, there is this issue of Meredith growing up as an only child. I feel guilty more times than I wish to admit about my child being the one and only. I grew up with five other siblings, my twin sister and four brothers. The adventures we had together were full of excitement, imagination, and lots of fights to the death ("GIMME MY BARBIE BAAAAAAACK!!! MOOOOOOM!!!!"). Either way, I wish Meredith had that endless banter between siblings that I remember with my childhood. There are times when she is playing at the park and I think...Man, it sure would be nice to have that brother or sister who always looks out for you no matter what. Or how great would it be to always have a playmate that isn't boring mom or dad. Meredith is getting older and sooner than later she will realize that mom and dad are super boring and she won't want to play with us. That's where siblings come in...except...we don't have another. I guess we'll just have to stay cool forever. That might be easy for myself...ha!
Anyway, the question of more children is always up in the air. We are so young anyway (27 and 31), so no permanent decision needs to be made now. Whatever happens....I hope it's the best for my wee little Irish/Italian family. I pray God's hand is over our lives, directing our paths in whatever we do.
What do you think? Are you an only child? Did you turn out fine?
March 14, 2013
Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake. From Kraft.
March 13, 2013
First I'd like to say that I'm overjoyed to see some new followers here!
I love seeing new people here and leaving comments from day to day. Connecting is so much fun!
Secondly, I am excited to display the new design here today. Since beginning in my teaching career back in October, 2012, I haven't been able to play with blog design as much as I've wanted to. In all honesty, I MISS IT! Blog design is the creative side of me that I can let loose on and just be totally me. Plus, the results are always inspiring me to create more.
If I could...I would forevermore go into web design...
BUT...Life must go on and children must be taught and I must get paid. =)
So...What do you think?
My ultimate goal this morning was to create something fun and bright, but also modern looking.
March 11, 2013
Nothing is better than a little pampered time. After a year and a half, I've finally found a hair salon that I feel is worth the price. The atmosphere was enjoyable, clean, friendly, and modern. I even enjoyed my hairstylist. I know there's not a huge difference between the before and after, but it feels so nice to have my hair texturized.
As the stylist started to texturize, or thin out my hair, she said there was so much it could take all day. Ha! I have thin hair...but a lot of it apparently.
Anyway, oh happy day! G Patton Salon...thank you for holding up your good reputation.
March 8, 2013
February 15, 2013
Valentine's day was wonderful. We almost always go low-key on the big day...small but special. Wednesday night Meredith and I headed to church for Bible study, then arrived home to see a special display of roses for both of us, along with cards, a balloon, and chocolates. I was seriously overcome with love upon reading my card and seeing Meredith's face light up at hers. I love that my husband sees his daughter as his valentine. It literally makes me tear up just thinking about it. I love him so.
February 4, 2013
Today's message is quite simple. You need a manicure when your nail polish begins looking like a hot mess. That is exactly the reason why I don't paint my nails very often. I hate the process it takes to make nails look so pretty. You paint two costs, then a clear coat, then they have to dry for what feels like FOREVER. I find the process tortuous, but the result is always sublime. I once read an article that said men always love a woman's well-manicured hand on his chest. I don't think my husband really cares, but to those husbands or beau's that love nicely polished nails, it's not easy keeping nails up.
So...I know it's time for a manicure when my polish is peeling off from both ends of the nails. Yup, this is how you know. being a woman isn't easy...
February 3, 2013
That is Top of the Morning. :-) Today I'm working on lesson plans. I'll work, go to church, work a bit more, then go to the much anticipated Super Bowl party! Isn't it so exciting! Two brothers competing for the title today in football...how crazy would that be? "Hey brother, I'm gonna kick your tail today. Your team can't handle this!"
Yeah, that would be awkward. Any who....have a beautiful Sunday Super Bowl Day.