Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wrestling with Contentment

You know that feeling when you find someone you think is super cool? And then suddenly you are back in high school trying to copy them. Wishing you had what they had. Thinking everything would be right in your life if you could just be more like them? I just found that person. Her website is I love finding cool people like this and hate it all at the same time. It makes me feel suddenly inadequate. I mean this woman lives on a ranch with a hot husband (no offense to mine, whose pretty hot himself), she homeschools four kids, is an amazing photographer, an amazing cook, and an amazing writer. Pretty much everything I want to be, minus the 4 kids part. I read her posts and am inspired. I think 'I could move to a cattle ranch, I could make my blog amazing and thousands of people would read it, I could cook that for dinner, I could homeschool my daughter'. But then I remember that living in the suburbs is kinda nice. And I hate the smell of cows. And I don't really like cooking all that much. And I'm working on the photography thing...and the blog thing. And besides, there are probably people out there who wish they were me. :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

My Inspiration

So, I've had some people tell me that they like the title of my blog. I thought I'd post about my inspiration for it lest you all think I just came up with it all on my own. It's actually from a song. I heard it on a Christian radio station one day and I don't normally 'love' all the songs I hear on this station. I like the message of most of them, but sometimes you just want to hear something catchy in the car and so I end up switching over to one of the local pop or rock music stations. But this day I heard the song posted below. I actually thought I was listening to a pop station at first and then I listened to the words and realized I wasn't. Anyway, I love it, it's super catchy and has amazing lyrics. Hopefully you will like it too and it will inspire you in some small way.

Francesca - Free To Be Me

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Little Ballerina

My daughter has been taking ballet and tap dancing lessons for the past three weeks. The first day after class she declared that she loved it. The last week, however, she had decided that ballet is boring and she wants to take gymnastics instead. So I took her to a free gymnastics class to see if she liked it. Of course, she loved it. So my dilemma is now what to sign her up for since we can't afford both. I took ballet and tap and so I would love for her to follow in my footsteps. I enjoy watching her learn dance. I think it's good for her self esteem and poise. But on the other hand, I don't want to push her to do something just because I like it. I don't want to be one of those moms that lives through their child. I think sometimes I just worry about it too much. I mean, she's only 5, I think I still have the right to decide what I think will be the most beneficial for her in the long run. And after her last ballet class while showing her daddy all the moves she learned, she declared again that she loves ballet. Ah, the fickleness of youth.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Why I don't mind when my husband spends the day at the golf course.

So, my family loves golf. My son, let's call him "Buddy" for the purposes of this blog, is 2 and a half and he is obsessed. All day he wants to play golf. He just got new golf clubs, they are like real clubs, not plastic and he loves them. He sleeps with them. He takes them in the car (along with a ball and a "key" (what he calls tees). It's really stinkin cute. Except when it's raining and he can't golf outside. Then it's just really annoying. He wants to hit a "big shot" with his driver. This is his ultimate goal in life right now. He'll get so mad at himself if he can't hit it very far. Reminds me of me and how I used to get so upset if I didn't do something just right. He's very persistent. I have daydreams of him joining the PGA Tour someday and buying his parents a big house as a thanks for supporting him in following his dreams. No pressure for a 2 year old, right? But really, I do hope he keeps at it since it is a lifelong sport and something we can all do as a family. My husband took my daughter golfing at a par 3 course while we were in Florida for vacation and it was just so cute to see how excited they both were. I think it will be great father/daughter bonding for them as she grows up. Someday it will be my turn to golf. When we have the kids grown and don't need a babysitter and we have tons of extra money lying around (yeah right!). But for now I am enjoying the times we have at the driving range as a family and even just the times in the backyard. Thanks to my husband for introducing me to such a lovely sport.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

In the beginning...

I have decided that I need a blog. I'm not sure if I really need one or I just like the idea of being able to say "hey, check out my blog" while talking to people. I try not to jump on the bandwagon of all things trendy - try being the operative word here - but sometimes I can't help myself. I have yet to start twittering just sounds so weird to say, not at all cool like blogging sounds. So, check back with me and we'll see where this new experience goes. Hopefully I'll like it and I'll have something interesting to say. Stay tuned...


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