Saturday, May 07, 2011

Catching up...

I'm aware that it has been FOR.EV.ER. since I posted. Most of you have probably given up and moved on to more interesting blogs whose authors are far more faithful than I - and I SO do not blame you. To be honest, I have seriously considered giving up on blogging. Sometimes I feel like my life is so busy that I'm spinning out of control. The past few months have been full of...
trying to keep kids from bouncing off the walls,


paying bills,

couponing and getting lots of FREE stuff (which thankfully helps with the aforementioned dreaded word),

spending time with Jeff's family Kansas,
trying to keep kids well through flu/cold season,
game nights with friends and family,  

voting on our favorite pews for the new church,

beginning and trying to stay caught up with Project Life 2011,
teaching "The Old Rugged Cross" to the kids in preparation for the Easter season,
squeezing in an occasional sewing project in an effort to preserve at least some of my sanity,
entertaining guests,
wishing for Spring,
decluttering and organizing,
planning and throwing a birthday tea party for Ryleigh's 5th birthday

doing laundry,

combing hair,
saying goodbye to Steph & Glenn as they return to Lesotho,
cutting Grant's hair,
writing thank you notes,
a quick, overnight getaway to NYC (which included getting to see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway!),
traveling to Bus Convention with three kids (seriously, what on earth were we thinking??),
helping Ryleigh learn letters and sounds,
potty-training (will it EVER end??)
working out at Curves,
celebrating Grant's 3rd birthday,
Spring revival,
making Lish's birthday present,
finding out that I'm going to be an aunt (squeeeaal!),

meeting Brent and Brenda's new foster kids, Kayla and James,

helping with funeral meals, 
doing miscellaneous graphic design work for the church,

cleaning up BIG messes,

beginning a weekly Bible study in our home,
Spring photo shoots,

traveling to IHC,

and MORE laundry! I think I know why I'm so tired! :-) Anyway, I guess what I'm getting at is that even though I have a lot going on at this stage of life, I don't think I'm quite ready to give up blogging. I don't know about you, but I really struggle with keeping my priorities straight. I'm trying really hard to enjoy each moment as it happens - including the really difficult (and I do mean difficult - any advice from seasoned mothers would be appreciated) toddler stages that my two youngest kids are in the midst of right now. In spite of the temptation to "escape" to my blog or Facebook when things are stressful, I'm trying really hard to suck it up and deal with the issues at hand. So...please bear with my random postings. I may not always get my priorities right, but I am really trying! :-)


Charity said...

I'm still here!! ...and excited to hear from you again! :) Yes, I would say you've been quite busy! The kiddos are getting so big!

Mornings in Kansas said...

Happy Mother's day, Shari! I truly think that you are Super-mom! ...and I'm not kidding! :) Thanks for being a great example to me and others, of a good mom!

mama2ryleigh said... are too sweet, Martha. I'm a long way from being "Super-mom", though!

Andrea said...

I'm so glad you are "back" :) I've thought about you from time to time...

Anonymous said...

Wow, I do not know how you managed to find time to do all that stuff let alone take pictures of it and blog, but thanks!!! I enjoyed seeing some more pics of your kids. They sure are getting big!! Take care of you all!!! Joy Gault