Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Where has the time gone?

Didn't we just start 2008, why is it already 2 days before Thanksgiving? I knew this year was going to fly by when it was Christmas last year and I heard more about 2009 than I did 2008. Oh well, such is life.

I am sure raising 3 kids, homeschooling, errands, social life, and everything else has had nothing to do with how quickly the time has passed. I am just always amazed when I look up and it is Thanksgiving and Christmas time once again.

This week with Thanksgiving break we have been spending lots of time with our friends, getting the girls together w/ old playmates. It is nice to see familiar faces that we haven't seen in a while. In their "free time" the girls have been coloring lots of turkey hands and making thanksgiving cards. So cute, I didn't even have to prompt them this time, S. has been doing the count down to Thanksgiving every day too.

I was going to have them make a fall wreath w/ paper leaves on TP rolls but I am just getting enough rolls collected to make the wreath part so maybe we will work on a Christmas one instead. So many projects, so little time.

And then their is Christmas shopping, I don't even know what to get these girls anymore. There are too many choices, they want them all, but I know my kids, I know they won't play w/ half of it. I hate having a bunch of stuff sitting here that barely gets looked at. G. said she wants a new baby doll, and I will probably replace all the playdough she has let dry out this year. R. is the hard one, maybe some new art supplies for her and a leapster game for the system grandma is getting her (shh don't tell). S. is getting a DS from grandma so I got her some games to go with it already. I will probably get her some books too, she is my book worm and recently discovered the "Magic Tree House" series. I am keeping it small and simple this year, Grandma's always over spend on the kids, so I going to even it out by keeping things small. Plus we don't really have the extra $$ since we are traveling for the holiday too.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Let the blogging begin!

So I have considered doing this for a while and decided today I am going to do it. Just jump in feet first into the icy cold water (afterall it is mid November) and see if I sink or swim. I am sure most of what I write will just be the rambling of a Marine wife and mom of 3 girls, all of whom make me crazy on a daily basis (I write as my youngest is screaming MORE MORE in my face waving her empty bowl that she just had raisins in).

I hope to gather my favorite recipes here, talk about our homeschooling adventures and other good and bad highlights of our days. Lets pray for more good than bad, right.

Thanks to all my friends for the encouragement to start a blog, I am sure it will be fun.