Friday, February 20, 2009

Feb 09 Renovations

So ever since we moved into our 1916 four square house I have wanted to paint over the green color on my lower cupboards, so that they matched my upper cupboards. (you can see the color on the open door behind my hubby) We finally got things started back in February, the girls even got in on the action! Just two weeks ago we finally got the doors painted. They are still "drying" in the back room that we are planning on tearing down. Someday my cupboards will have doors again! What about the drawers you ask? Don't even go there, they haven't even been painted yet!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dancing Princess

My daughters all love to dance but this one is by far the most interested in ballet. She is a dress up queen and when she puts on those princess dresses she promptly asks for music to dance to. It is the sweetest thing to watch. I feel a little bad because I enrolled Ava, my oldest in dance class this year and I was planning on enrolling Belle and Ava into a dance class this summer. Poor Charlotte, I guess you'll just have to keep on practicing at home for one more year kiddo!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day 2009

Shawn and I took the girls to our PTO's Valentine's dance. We had a pretty good time other then having to wake little miss Charlotte up from her much needed nap to get there on time. Needless to say that made for a cranky baby girl the whole time. Ava and Belle had fun though, they danced together and laughed a lot! Charlotte danced with Daddy and I took a turn dancing with the big girls. The decorations looked fabulous! (Shawn and I helped set up!) :)

On Valentine's day we had heart shaped pancakes made by Daddy, with strawberries and homemade whip cream! YUM! For lunch I made tomato soup with heart shaped grill cheese sandwiches, the tomato soup was a bigger hit then I expected. Ever since I found a house fly in my tomato soup in second grade, I haven't been able to touch the stuff!! I finally got smart and took a picture of dinner. For dinner we made homemade heart shaped pizza, with pizza tossing and all!! Shawn was a cook at a pizza house in high school!! I'm so lucky that I married such a handy man! All in all it was a very nice Valentine's Day. Hope you all had a great one too!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rough times

When I lived in Florida, I dreamed of one day moving home to be close to our families. Maine is where we grew up and I really wanted to raise our children there. My dream came true a little less then two years ago, but it's been anything but a dream. The fact that my Mom can pop on in anytime is great, I love that. The fact that we see her every other Friday and have a little girls day is wonderful too. But that is pretty much where it ends, well no wait, there is the fact that after about four years of being a depressed and negative person, nearly impossible to talk to, my Dad is finally coming around. OK, that is it. It seems more and more lately that our decision to move up here was one of the worst ones we've ever made. Between the nine months of living with my parents while we tried to sell our house in Florida, which reaked havoc on my marriage as well as my relationship with my parents, having two miscarriages within a couple of months, and now our house down there looking at possible Foreclosure or Short sale, things have been feeling pretty low lately. I feel like maybe God tried to tell us not to move but we didn't listen. My husband says that God doesn't want us to suffer so he disagrees, but I say that God knew that this is how it would be for us if we moved and he tried to tell us not to, and we didn't listen. That is free will, and that is the consiquences of going down the other path. So many times I pray and wait for an answer, I think I'm listening but I must not be because I feel like I never get an answer. Does anyone else feel like they just can't seem to hear him? I remind myself every time I try to have a pitty party that things could be soooo much worse. My children are all healthy, we are healthy, we still have our home here, we still have jobs and food and clothes. We have so much to be thankful for and I try so hard every time I pray to start my prayers off with how thankful I am. It's just hard, hard to think that we may have to throw away everything we've worked so hard for for the last seven years. I know we will get through this, I know God has his hand in this and he will help us through, it's just hard to know what the right decision is right now. I pray that the answer will come.