Monday, July 14, 2014

Moving On...

I guess some of you may have noticed my lack of posting lately...that wasn't an accident. It's not that life isn't happening anymore, or it's just the same old, same's just the things that are happening are things I'm not comfortable sharing, mainly because of the reason I started blogging: my girls.

When I started blogging it was a fun way for me to keep the world updated on my life, plus it was my version of journaling. For some reason I cannot journal in a paper diary on a regular basis, but had no problems updating the interwebs of the successes and failures in our lives. So it also became a way for me to preserve memories. I admit I have more than once gotten lost in my own archives, remembering the day I wrote about our trip to the beach, or rough day at work...

Yet as the girls get older and are no longer considered little girls anymore I find myself often thinking "in twenty years are my children going to appreciate I posted about that rough homework assignment or struggle with friendships?" Often times the answer is no.

So now seems likes a good time to sign off from this blog...I'm still probably going to be writing...yet another reason to stop writing stuff down here is so I can write it elsewhere, even if it's just on my own personal notebook. Lissy is about turn twelve, which back in my day meant teenager but apparently now is still a tween (something I don't complain about). Anja is also rapidly growing up and moving on.

I am too. Figuratively, my writing isn't the same as it was when I started over ten years ago. Also literally, as I am taking a GIANT leap of faith and we are moving cross-country in the very near future. It's a new stage in life, new adventures, new isn't about watching the waves anymore, it's now riding them onto the next great place and time.

To those of you, those precious few, who have been with me through the years, through different blogs and websites, thank you. Knowing someone, somewhere was reading this helped. I've enjoyed sharing our lives via this blog, and now will move on.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Seven Years Later...

This gal is officially done with elementary school as of today. She started seven years ago with pre-k, and today as I watched her and her classmates receive all their awards and recognition and finally their official certificate that says they are now middle schoolers, I thought about how far they've come, and how grown up they all are.

Then I looked up her first day of school picture from September 2007 and realized she's come far, but deep down she's still my sassy, fun girl. The only difference is now she can make own snack and dinner...wait, she was doing that back then, too. She's always been headstrong and independent, which I love. I don't what I would do if I had boring kids, even when they drive me nuts.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday Stealing-90, Part 1

1. What was the highlight of your week? 
This week I was able to grab some one on one time with each of my family, doing something they love. Anja it was being there during her Field Day, Lissy it was hanging out in DC during a school trip, and John and I grabbed one final lunch without the kiddos at a favorite hangout. Nice alone time.

2. Whose car were you in last? 

3. When is the next time you will kiss someone? 
When someone kisses me. Chances are it will be either the dog, Anja or John. Either way it will probably be messy.

4. What color shirt are you wearing? 
Neon Orange

5. How long is your hair? 
Just past my shoulders...getting longer than it's been in a while!

6. Are you good looking? 
"Beauty is a construct based entirely on childhood impressions, influences and role models."-Sherlock Holmes

7. Last movie you watched? 
"The Way, Way Back"...slow start, but good.

8. Who were you with? 
The dog, and that's only because he had gone to bed in his crate in the same room. Even the cat abandoned me.

9. Last thing you ate? 
I don't remember.

10. Last thing you drank? 

11. When was the last time you had your heart broken? 
I plead the fifth.

12. Who came over last? 
Oh wow...probably a friend of the girls...I mean Sissy comes over, but she's family so that doesn't count.

13. Are you happy right now? 

14. What did you say last? 
Hand me my phone please.

15. Where is your phone? 
Well, now that it was given to me, in my hand.

16. What color are your eyes? 

17. Are you left-handed? 
Yes and no.

18. Spell your name without vowels: 
Jnnfr-just like it sounds.

19. Do you have any pets? 
I have a dog, and belong to a cat.

20. Favorite Vacation? 
I should say Disney World, but honestly? I like to visit family.

21. What do you dislike currently? 

22. What are you listening to? 
Pages being turned as the girls read. Other than that, silence.

23. If you could have one thing right now what would it be? 
A hot dog-I don't know, it's Summer.

24. What is your favorite scent? 
It changes but I can always enjoy a linen or rain-water scent.

25. Who makes you happiest? 

26. What were you doing at midnight last night? 
Sleeping, thankfully.

27. When is your birthday? 
My birthday always falls on a day where I will see sixty people I know, and none of them know it's my birthday until afterwards because I hate to celebrate it so I swear my family to secrecy.

28. Who has the same phone as you? 
Lots of's a popular phone.

29. Last time you went swimming in a pool?
Since I'm answering this on Saturday-though it will post Sunday-today, right before I started writing this.
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