Friday, March 6, 2009

The Hustle and Bustle of LIFE

Well, I have finally had time to sit down and blogg. You probably thought I was done blogging, no just LIFE got in the way. Over the past two weeks, I feel like I have had a whirl wind of "STUFF" some fun, some not so fun experiences. I have been trying to take advantage of just sitting and enjoying my kiddos in the evening and when they go to bed, I have been trying to catch up on some 'paperwork' stuff from work and sometimes I was just so darn tired I couldn't sit down with the computer. I am so far behind, I really don't know if I will ever catch up..... I'm sure I will but right now it doesn't seem possible.
A couple of fridays, ago I had a great opportunity to have a little girl time = meeting for dinner, laughs and off to a movie.... was it great, OH it was FANTASTIC!!!! Just to spend a little girl time with no interruptions from the little ones. I just love to sit and 'laugh' out loud-- you know the type the BELLY jiggling, tears come to the eyes, stomach hurting laughing..... we had so much fun. You are probably wondering what I did with my kids..... well the BEST husband in the world volunteered to watch not only our 2 kiddos, but my dear friends 3 little girls. Did he take on too much??? Probably, and I was so shocked he agreed. Did I feel guilty, no.... did my dear friend, no.... did we have a BLAST --- YES!!!! Do I owe him big???? YEP. Now for the next probably 6 months I will owe him for this wonderful gift he gave us. It was so worth having a little girl time.
Last weekend I went to a Women's Retreat with my Sisters' Dear Friend, Joan. It was such a blast, we laughed and laughed; talked and talked. The drive to and from Canby we did not have the music blarring and we chatted and chatted so much that I am not sure we even took a breath. We stayed up late both nights and talked, laughed and were completely worn out. We met some wonderful ladies from Stanfield at lunch on Saturday and laughed and laughed.... they gave us some wonderful insight into marriage, raising kids, and just being a "MOM". These wonderful ladies gave me 'hope' to know they made it thru, this challenging thing we call "LIFE as a MOM & WIFE". I love the role, hate the role and get so frustrated with THINGs, but I will make it thru making memories along the way.
My sister was suppose to come with us, however some unfortunate things occured and she was unable to join us. We missed You Sis and I hope next year You will be able to join us for many, many laughs too.
I realize I am just babbling about my last few weeks but I guess that is why I started blogging. Just to get my thoughts out. Sometimes frustrations and saddness can have a positive twist if you get it out. Spending time with and enjoying Friendship time is a much needed form of R&R. So my recommendation is make time for {YOU} you are just as important to the family you are raising and you will be a much better wife if you take care of {YOU} too.


  1. Hi Jodi,

    Good to hear what's going on in your life. It sure can be crazy sometimes. I think we all have those days where we hate it and then the next minute we love it. It's good that you were able to have some girl time and laugh your butt off! That can be some great medicine! If you're ever in the area, I'd love to see you.

    God Bless,

  2. Sending you some love tonight ... so good to catch up! Praying for another night of just {two} in the bed :)

    Have a GREAT rest of the week!