Monday, April 30, 2012

Leaving Friends

When we moved here we didn't know one person, not one.  I remember thinking for quite a long time that I would never have any friends.  Joseph was three, Henry was 18 months and the highlight of our day was going to the Y.  I prayed and prayed for friends and slowly but surely God provided.  I was so unhappy for a long time and wanted to move somewhere else.  I finally began to meet other moms like me after a couple of years and things improved.  Now we are leaving and I look around at all of these people that I have been blessed to know.
It is so hard to leave what is familiar and safe, but I know that God has other plans for us.  I just want to say thank you to all of my friends who offered help with the boys, brought meals when we had a baby, helped me learn how to knit, brought lunch over, put up with the noise level and sometimes rudeness of my sons, taught my boys, listened to me complain about school problems and prayed for me.  I am going to miss each one of you.
I definitely do not want to move again.  I pray that this is the last time and that we can really settle down and be happy with where we are.  Hopefully there are friends to be made in the future that are as wonderful as the ones I have here.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


In two weeks our entire world is going to change, we are moving!  After being in denial for a couple weeks, I think the reality is beginning to hit me.  
This is something that we have wanted for a long time.  We have been so disappointed with the Catholic schools, cost and lack of faith formation, in our current city and have been trying to find a better place to raise our boys.  Homeschooling was never my plan, thankfully we were blessed with a wonderful group to be a part of.  I really could not have homeschooled on my own.  My boys have loved being a part of their co-op and I have been blessed with wonderful friends also.  Ultimately, we want our kids in Catholic school because I am not willing to homeschool for twenty more years!
So, in two weeks we will be moving 10 hours away!  I am nervous about how the kids will deal with this transition.  One of the hardest thing for me is that we have amazing neighbors.  We have the kind of neighbors people dream about, our kids play together everyday, we borrow things all the time.  They have the same standards as we do for our kids so we have never had to worry about what they are watching or talking about.  The kids will be leaving their t-ball team, scout troop and friends from co-op.  It is going to be a rough transition for all of us, but I hope that we will soon have them in school and they can start to form new friendships.
I am trying not to completely stress-out about selling our house and living in an apartment with 4 kids for the summer, thank goodness there is a pool!!!  We have faith that God is leading us and I hope that His plan also includes our house selling very soon!  

Friday, April 20, 2012

Playing Dress-Up

Since we have boys the game of playing dress-up doesn't happen that often.  The exception to this is Oliver.  He LOVES pretending to be "Father" and occasionally a fireman.
Grandma even made him a chasible to wear while play Mass!  

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Garage Sale Find

Henry came running in a couple of days ago and said "I need my money!!"  Apparently, a neighbor was having a garage sale.  I asked him what he wanted to buy and he said "There is a red chair and I want it!"  I was skeptical because I hate junk in my house.  I am known for throwing things out and certainly don't want anyone else's trash.  After talking to him about the value of his money, he said he really wanted it and ran out.  He came home with this.
Bennett LOVES it, he thinks it is for him.  I wish we had a basement to throw it in, because I don't love it in my living room!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New Season, New Team

I can't believe it is T-ball time already!  I feel like we are still recovering from last year.  The seasons are very grueling (on me :-)  
Henry's team is the Braves this year and Daddy is an assistant coach, so he is very happy about that!


Happy Easter (a week and a half late!)
Our day was very chaotic.  We thought we would go the earliest Mass to avoid the crowd and get a jump start on the day, since it was Oliver's birthday too.  BIG mistake...the boys (and Momma) were tired and cranky all day.   Here are some pics from the day.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


During my long absence we celebrated two birthdays!  Bennett turned one and Oliver turned three (on Easter!)  We had a great week of celebration and they LOVED having all the attention on them for one whole day.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Henry's First Communion

So another long blogging break, not my fault I promise!  Our computer died and we got the long awaited mac that my husband has asked for for years.  The problem is that I had to relearn a lot of things on it and just now got time to figure out how to get pictures on blogger.  
Here are some from Henry's First Communion yesterday, on the Feast of Divine Mercy.