Friday, November 8, 2013

Trying to make a comeback

Look at me!! I'm on my blog! I kept having it on my list and passing it by because I'm so far behind that it stresses me out. So I'm just making myself sit down and type a few sentences to get over the hurdle. I wish I could just let it go, but I'm not a journaler and don't really have any other way (other than Instagram--thank heavens for that) of keeping a record of this sweet, busy, hard, important time in our lives. Every time I see my blog books I feel sick inside at the idea that I won't have any more. So...here I go.

 I'm going to try for some catch up posts over the next few weeks that will include:
 why I'm pregnant with #6
 why this stupid knee surgery has been such a hard recovery physically and emotionally
Seth's baptism
 birthdays
trips to Utah, Canada, Texas, New Mexico, Seattle
 where my kids are at in their lives right now (maybe the most important...I don't want to forget)

 I'm sure none of that sounds exciting, but I don't think anyone is even reading this anymore, so it's just for me, anyway. So I'm majorly patting myself on the back for just writing something down today!

 And for the sake of journaling I'll just do this little exercise:

 Right now...
 Ryan is at work, which is loves and keeps him very busy. He's probably thinking about what small business venture he can take on when he completes his MBA IN FOUR WEEKS!
 I just threw up my breakfast smoothies (9 months of pregnancy nausea!! NEVER happened in any previous pregnancy!! Super awesome!!)
 Emma is at high school, which she loves but is still trying to figure out how hard she has to study to attain the goals she's set for herself.
 Gabe is in 8th grade. Who knows what class. Do some moms know their kids schedules? I didn't even see him this morning because it was his early jazz band day.
Jane is in her 5th grade class. She's probably chatting with her friend Maci. But not if Mr Rachoy is wanting quiet. She's way too big of a rule follower for that.
 Seth is surely talking regardless of what his teacher is doing. Luckily, she had him last year and gets him and LOVES him and so she's probably handling it awesomely. Which is not something I can claim for myself. I don't handle him awesomely.
 Faith is playing on the Starfall app on my phone while I type this. She's wearing her silver Sunday shoes which makes her very happy. We are heading out for some errands at the mall and I think running errands with a 5 year old Faith is one of my top 3 favorite activities right now. Yay for missing the kindergarten cut off date!

13 comments:

Jeanelle said...

Hi friend. I miss blogging too. I have lots I want to say but then lots I don't want to say so between that and time, I'm in a blogging quandary. A conundrum, if you will ;) But I love that you blogged and you know what? Read that last part about loving running errands with Faith. Think back a few years ago...when you couldn't say that and wondered if you ever would. :) And so sorry about the nausea...that's ridiculous you still have it. I think it will mean your baby will like perfect from day one...right?

missy said...

It made me smile to see this post! I love your perspective. I guess I don't know you enough to say I was surprised to read that you are pregnant. If that's been on the blog before, I missed it. But congrats and it sounds like you're wrapping things up in that regard. I'm just a teensy bit jealous but too old to be taking that on myself, not that I haven't thought about it. Anyway, I'm glad you're back!

Ashley C said...

I really like reading your blog, so I'm glad you posted. I'll look forward to your upcoming posts! Sounds like things are going well for you guys.

Annie said...

Yay! I did a happy dance here at my desk when I saw your name pop up on my reader. I'm easing back into my personal blog, too, for the same reasons. Let's call it a blog renaissance! Let's start a movement. xx

Ilene said...

I LOVE running errands with Laura. So much fun having her miss the kindergarten cut off date. We can soak up all their fun 5 year-old selves without having to waste a bit of it at kindergarten. And I am also looking forward to having one sit in the back seat next to the baby to keep her entertained and on binky duty.

Amy F. said...

I'm super behind on my blog too. I go in spurts, a lot for a few weeks, then nothing at all for a while. You sure have had a hard year in a lot of ways, I love how you keep your chin up and keep being a good mama. Can't wait to see what #6 looks like. :)

Rebecca said...

Yay for a blog update! I've been reading your blog since you only had four kids...has it really been 6 years? I've just loved watching your kids grow up and reading about your REAL life and real struggles, the good & the hard. Your honest voice is one of my favorite reads. And I'm super excited to hear about #6--I remember when you had Faith and I commented that I was nervous to have #5, and you left me a super nice, supportive comment. Well, now we're contemplating #6 (well, I know we're supposed to have another one, it's just the timing that I'm contemplating...) and look, you're just a bit ahead of me again! So funny. And does the girl/boy/girl pattern continue? I hope you post again soon! :):)

Camden said...

I check in with you all the time. Glad you're back, but no pressure! Congrats on #6. I'm pretty sure if I searched your archives I would find a post that said you were FOR SURE done with Faith! Can't wait to hear the story. Welcome back.

Robin said...

Yay! I love your posts!

Lauren in GA said...

Aaaack!!! I made a comment here the other day and it didn't post for some reason...

Anyway, I just said how much I truly admire you and I think that it is great you are blogging. I get so far behind that it feels pointless and hopeless to try and catch up. Way to push those feelings aside. I LOVE reading your blog...and am grateful for your example.

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jeanie johnson said...

very nice few posts. i read every now and then when i have a moment. i live in michigan but used to live near spokane and somehow your blog helps me feel closer to home. have a wonderful day.