Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Children are such blessings

I keep telling myself this. Especially in times like now. My middle child, Mylie, knocked over my oldest child's, Talise,  fish bowl. That not only hurt my oldest Talise's feelings terribly but also left her a huge stinky mess to clean. Mylie wants to help clean but is really more in the way than anything. So Talise is crying, yelling, and is extremely grumpy. Mylie is upset because she upset her sister so. Bronson is clueless and cannot understand what all the fuss is about. The fussing woke him up from his nap, which is never a good thing. He is my sleeper. He thrives after a good nap. Disturbances in his sleep patterns aren't fun for anyone involved. So in between the "she's stupid!" and "Leesy is mean to me!" and Bronson crying from being shuffled from room to room between the arguing girls and I try to hold it together and remind myself how blessed I am to have this problem.  It helps when my little fella comes and lays his head against me, even if for just a minute. When Mylie tells me I am pretty I smile. When Talise says, you are not fat, you are pregnant! All those things keep me grounded. Some days it surely is tough being a mom. Some days I cry right along with them. I hate that they don't always get along or appreciate each other. I pray that once they are grown they will. I do love that even though they may fight and aggravate each other if anyone else thinks they are going to pick on one of them the others step in with a vengeance. They can embarrass me, torment me, anger me but they also fill me with so much love. Its overwhelming at times. When I am at my worst, they lift me up. I am so incredibly blessed!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wedded Bliss

Our day turned out so nice. We had intended on just going to the courthouse and being married there, just us two.  Well, where we live that is no longer done. We were given a list of names that would perform the ceremony. When we called the lady we got said she could come to our house to do it. What a neat idea! That way our family could witness and we could have a small get together. His parents were happy as was my mother. We were really casual, although not as casual as Bryan would have liked. He wanted people all in jeans and t-shirts and an ice cream cake! Seriously! Total man. We did not go that route. I got a small cake and bought matching dresses for the girls and a top for Bronson that coordinated. We both wore white tops and denim because given that I am pregnant I didn't have many options! His mother bought me a bouquet and a boutonniere for Bryan and some small decorations. We had such a nice time. I actually teared up a couple of times.  I am grateful for the memories. I feel even more connected and in love than before.