Monday, November 18, 2013


I feel like I'm in a funk. Life is weird. I guess it all started when my super awesome brother, Clayton, showed me some music he is working on. It was beautiful. He is very talented and it made me think about how I used to write music. I used to do that with ease. Now I'm lucky if I can play for a few minutes let alone sit and arrange or compose. Then this weekend I went to see my sweet niece perform in the Nutcracker. I think I cried through 90 percent of the ballet. Hearing that music and seeing all these girls dance and perform.......thinking of how it used to be me on that stage........ya it was hard. Needless to say it's been a pretty emotional weekend.

I went on a walk today with Sam and Jane and we walked past an Elementary School. Seeing all the kids outside playing made me feel like I was just there. When did everything change? It's like one minute you are in school with your friends, having crushes on boys, dancing every day all day, eating bowls of marshmallow matte's, watching Arthur, and then WHAM! You are all grown up and have two kids beside you. Ha! When on earth did that happen? Life seemed so much easier when I thought that the world was centered around me. I honestly thought it was. I'm sure I was such a little snot at times! Haha! I've learned now that this is SO not the case. Life is not about me anymore. I'm not supposed to be dancing all day and composing constantly. Even though I miss it more then I could ever say, it's just not what I should be focused on anymore. I feel like I really had my time to shine and I'll be forever grateful for that, but now it is my time to make sure Sam and Jane have a life where they can shine :) 

I hope that they can have as magical as a childhood that I had. I hope I can give them all the self confidence that my mom gave me and that they will feel special at something, anything! I hope they have a passion for something like I had with ballet. I know you are probably sitting here thinking, "Why can't you just do both? Go dance and go be a mom! You can have it all!" The truth is that I don't want that now. It's different. It will never be the same and that's ok because I have so many amazing memories! Do I wish I could go back in time and be back in that place where dancing was effortless and magical? Yes! Heck yes!!!! But I know that it's in the past now and I need to be grateful for it and cherish it, but move forward and try to get good at something else. Something new........maybe something like being a mom! I have NO IDEA what I am doing and even though I get down and miss the "good old days" at times, I have never been happier or more blessed then I am now. Not being focused on myself is so wonderful and so refreshing. So even though I don't feel special or talented anymore I know that this is where I'm supposed to be and this is what I'm supposed to be doing........staying home eating marshmallow matte's and watching Arthur with my sweet Sam and listening to Swan Lake and making Jane's cute little legs dance to the four swans...................hmmmmmm................I guess life really hasn't changed all that much ;)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


This fall has been a fun and busy one! I'm so glad we've been able to have so many fun experiences together as a family. Here are some pics of what we've been up to :)

Picking out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch! 
                                                Sam really liked the "ghost" pumpkins!

                                                                    Jane had fun too!

                       Sam has been pretty antisocial so we've had lots of fun staying at home ;)

                                                               Trip to Gardner Village!

                                                         Throwing rocks into the pond

  We told Sam he could pick out any treat he wanted and he chose an apple beer....he's definitely his daddy's son!
                                                         Jane got a fuzzy new coat!

                                                             The Scarecrow Festival! 

                                                           Sam loved riding the train!!!

                                                                         Happy Jane :)

                                                                    Sleepy Jane :)

 Hiked to a fun river.......I lost Sam 3 times on this excursion......needless to say we are NOT going back, BUT we had a fun time when we were all together ;)

                      Me trying to wink and drink at the same time........still lovin my orange bubbles ;)

                                  Love my boys when they are zoned out on their devices.......

                                                          Jane playing in the bumbo!

                                           My favorite part of fall...........Carmel apples!!!

                             Halloween!!! A cat and mouse went trick or treating at daddy's work!

 This silly black cat didn't want to go trick or treating so we played at Grandma and Grandpa's house instead ;)

                                                    Cutest little mouse in the world!

                                                           Aunt Shelly and baby Jane!

                             I LOVE when Sam does this and talks to baby sweet!

                                                      She sure does love her big brother!

                                        Accidentally wore the same outfit as Sam.......awkward!

                                                        Sam working hard in the yard!

               Sam went to the Dentist for the first time and was so brave! We were so proud!

                          No cavities!!! (no cavities for mommy and daddy either.......nailed it!)

                                                Picking his prize out of the prize drawer :)

                              Speaking of teeth, it's a good thing Jane doesn't have any ;)

 Kevin sailing!!! Check out that hottie ;) No one should be able to make a life jacket look that good!

 Kevin went to San Fran to a conference for work and crushed his presentation......wish we could have gone with him! So proud of you Kevbev!!!

Oh and we got family pictures taken and they turned out so cute! We are giving them away as Christmas presents so I can't show them all, but here are just a few that we took :) 


                                        Cute huh?!? ;) Happy Fall and Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!