Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Year!!!
2011 is going to be a great year. I can feel it. My beautiful daughter is going to graduate from high school. It doesn't seem possible that this precious baby girl who didn't like cutting with scissors in kindergarten, loved anything sweet, adored her Nana, was spoiled by her mommy and others (and you know who you are) is about to graduate and begin LIFE. It is all a little overwhelming at moments.........and then there are times I am probably as ready for it as she is.

We are currently prom dress shopping. I will admit, I do not like to shop unless it is behind a computer. Stores, clerks, lines, traffic, etc. just does not excite me in the slightest. But, last Saturday afternoon we braved it all and went to two of the biggest prom formal stores in this area. IT WAS MADNESS! She found the dress online before she went to the stores but neither have it in and it can't come in until AFTER her prom date - so we are on to Dress "B". I can't imagine finding a dress as pretty as the one she wore in the 7th grade to the Valentine's Banquet at Abundant Life (known as "the chocolate dress"). But this dress will have to be spectacular because it is her senior prom dress - I understand - I get it. My checking account does not understand but will be forced to. LOL

Ira is doing great - crawling everywhere as of last week. There is nothing slowing him down now. He has two bottom teeth and cutting two top right now. He says "Dada" and "Hawee" but nothing really sounding like "Mommy" yet. The Dept of Education's Commissioner told Jeremy that he hasn't said "mommy" because I'm always there for him and he doesn't need to. I don't know about that since he goes to daycare, but I like it and it made me feel better...sorta. He LOVES his Haley....Wow....he thinks she hung the moon and stars both.

Jeremy is so busy with work. The Legislative Session is in so he is slammed with that plus his Air Force work. He's so good to stop by Wal-Mart on the way home and pick up something after a long day because he knows (as stated before) I do not like to shop. Good man! :)

Finding it harder and harder to stay plugged in with friends. Things were different when I didn't work in a remote office out of my home. Lunches, coffee breaks, etc. were nice. I miss those. Now it is just hard to allocate the time to meet up with someone for lunch. This is one part of working remotely I do not like - at all.

But most of all, we are blessed. I AM BLESSED. I have a wonderful family ("pack"), great extended family and friends, good neighbors and am blessed with a wonderful Church (Church at Rock Creek). I wish I could do more during the 24 hours I am given and do it BETTER, but I have faith it will all work out.

This time last year we were going through a Homestudy for an adoption, recovering from Jeremy's deployment and I think I was in Sri Lanka. My, how things change.

Signing off -