Friday, March 8, 2013

Big Dreams

In the quiet times ....
I think. 
A lot!
 Random thoughts, 
troubleshooting life's dilemmas, 
 and contemplating how fortunate I am. 
Recently, in doing all of the above, I was remembering back to my young self. 
A young girl 
that loved kids and babies
too young, in others minds, to be considered a baby sitter. 
 My friends were already babysitting. 
They were the older siblings of large families. 
Perhaps that fact made them more desirable. 
 I would dream of all the tools I needed.
high chairs
pack n plays
 I would use the sun room in our home to make a fun place to babysit.
 it came to me
 My young girl dreams came true! 
 I lived this dream. 
Not so much as a young girl.
 In fact,
 long after my own babies were grown.
Sparked by the need for someone to watch a new sweet baby boy.
More were added until I had a house full, 
of sweet babies!
With a yard full of toys and rooms packed with toys, 
pack n plays, 
high chairs
and some of the sweetest kids ever, 
I spent my days doing just what I had wanted many years ago.

Braeden, Mackenzi, Nathan, Toria, Alison, Tori, Hannah, Jaina, Niko, Izel, Avery, Anthony and Michael. 
Dreams do come true. 
I have been blessed!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Beautiful Sunday

Being able to hang things on the line
 almost makes up for the pool being gone.
I love the sweet smell of sun-kissed laundry!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Time for a New Look

Late last year it seems that I had used up all my storage space on Blogger.
 I thought I was done blogging. 
So,  I deleted a few blogs that I really wasn't updating. 
I guess it was enough to free up some space!
 So here I am....for however long it lasts!
 This is my newest project.
 In December we bought a new piece of furniture, 
the couch/futon/guest bed on the left. 
Previously we were using the hide a bed love seat on the right...yeah the one ready to go out the door.

This year one of my goals is to repaint/freshen up all the rooms in our home. 

This room is the first to be checked off the list.



 I have a few things to add to this room, however, the hard part is complete!

 I love the soft blues and greens. It feels so calming to me.

I'm undecided on the wall treatment the for the wall behind the couch. 
I'll let you know when I decide!