Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween Party Oct. 30, 2005

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What started as a little Halloween Party between a few friends, somehow grew to about 50 people!  It was a blast, though!  Lots of food, all kinds of stuff for the kids to do, met some new friends...what more could you ask for in a party???

Allison won First Place in the Best Girls Costume category!  She is beautiful, if I do say so myself!  Steven said that was the scariest Halloween costume he has ever seen, and I know exactly what he means.  Yikes!

Ethan is an Ice Ninja and Claire is a Devil...perfect for both of them!

Now we get to do it all over again tonight!  But this time, maybe we'll get to meet some new neighbors!

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Saturday, October 29, 2005

13th Anniversary

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I don't think I've sat down all week.

These past two weeks have been the busiest ever, and I don't really know why. Mostly doctor and dentist appointments, I guess. Plus, Ethan's birthday was Thursday (Oct. 27). We only did a family thing, but it seems like just ordering a cake is too much stress sometimes! Today, Allison and I are getting some stuff ready for a Halloween party we are going to tomorrow. We are bringing 'the craft'...the kids are going to make ghosts out of paper plates, a black or orange construction paper hat, and crepe paper. They are really cute, but we have to get everything cut up and ready for the kids to just glue it all together.

Also, I'm finally an Aunt! lol! Brian and Kenny got a puppy-Groban-who is such a cute little ball of puff I cannot wait to see him! I spent a lot of time earlier trying to post a picture, but it wouldn't work, for some reason. I don't know why I can do things once, then for some reason can never figure it out again.

OMG! Can't believe I didn't blog this last night...probably too worn out. I actually had a demon child at my house...and I actually felt sorry for Ethan! Ethan is usually the one who is causing the problems and stuff, but this kid was something else! Of course his mother thinks he's an angel..."That's just who he is and I wouldn't change him for the world!" NEVER AGAIN!

And . . . Allison had her very first party/dance last night! It was a Halloween/Masquerade party at her friend's church, so I wasn't too worried. But my baby is growning up! And OMG she is so beautiful! I can't believe I made her!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

This is fun!

I love this site! And this is what I feel like a lot of days!
Go ahead . . . make your own Picasso Head!

I so feel for this lady...

This mother of 3 threw all three kids off a bridge into the San Francisco Bay. I am truly hoping this doesn't go the way of Andrea Yates, and that people will realize just how hard it is to be a mother in this day and age. We have come to be a very selfish society, and no one is really willing to help anyone out when they need it. Especially overwhelmed and depressed mothers! As a mom, you have to put on that smiling, happy face and pretend nothing is wrong, or else others will see you as a horrible person who doesn't love her children...these are the people who won't lend a helping hand in the midst of crisis, but are the first to call the police or Children's Services or whatever you want to call them, and file a report to have your children taken away. Sometimes we need a few hours away, sometimes we just need a conversation with someone who truly understands how overwhelming it can be, and sometimes we just need someone to help us catch up on cleaning. Far too many of us are left out in the cold, on our own, and sometimes, the only the only thing we can see is a way out. But then people just think you are being overly dramatic. Depression is serious, and it's REAL. And it is time for everyone to understand just how real and serious it is!

Please give this woman, and all mothers (single, married, whatever) the support they need, without being critical and judgemental!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Blast from the past!

OMG! I just talked to Mel! What a treat!

Trying to update everything that has happened over the last 5 years or so is hard to do in a rushed 5 minute phone call, but it was great! At least now I know where she is and we can do a better job of keeping in contact.

Christian is married and they are trying to have a baby(OMG! Christian with a baby!), Kathleen is getting married next month (OMG again!) and Annalee is doing great in school and life as she always has. Mel and Keven have done such a great job with them! Mel is one of those moms I want to be when I grow up.

Just what I needed today!


Annie is our new kitten. No pictures of her yet, though. But after Mollie died Friday, we had to find something, anything! The kids were so absolutely, heartbreakingly sad!

We found Annie at the SPCA here in San Antonio. She actually looks like she could be Remy's kitten! She looks like a little Halloween cat.

I still don't know if we did the right thing just running out like that and finding another one. I still miss Mollie.

2 1/2 hours of hell.

3 kids and 1 very loud, noisey, crowded dentist's office! I really do like the dentist, though. But it fried my brain for the rest of the day.

So that was yesterday.

Today Ethan has an appointment with Dr. Barber. The only problem with that is I have to entertain Claire for an hour. Maybe we can go to Wal-Mart and find some cheap new toy or something...or even something expensive! Anything to entertain her for an hour!

Friday, October 14, 2005

Claire and I went to get the kitten...

And she had died overnight. Claire is one sad little girl, and now I have to tell Ethan and Allison when they get home. My stomach is in knots!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I did it!

Well, I figured out how to post pictures...just can't figure out how to post them within a blog about that picture.

Hmmm, let me try this... OMG it worked!!! Ya-hoooo!

Anyway, this is Claire. I took this in our old house, in her old bed, before we moved. She's not usually this serene!

The two pictures below this post: One is of Allison, Ethan and Claire that was taken last November for our Christmas cards. The other one is of Mollie, our new kitten that we adopted from Schertz Animal Services. We will pick her up on Friday. Remy is probably going to just ignore her, but I'm hoping Frida will be her Mommy...I think she will make a very good one!

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So...a couple of weeks ago, I typed out a new post on my laptop. Poured my heart out and was even crying. Basically, I love where we live now, my new home, my kids (challenging as they may be) and my husband, who is the best man ever created, has put up with more from me than he ever should have and I wouldn't have blamed him if he left me long ago.

However, that post totally disappeared into the magic place that is the internet. GRRRRR! It left me completely drained, but now I'm back!

There is no way I could possibly update everything that has happened in the last few months, but like I said, I love San Antonio and our lives! Allison is doing great in school, Ethan is trying hard and we have him seeing a new psychologist and a psychiatrist and we like them both. Claire is just too funny! Frida and Remy are doing just fine, and we just adopted another kitten, Mollie, yesterday...we will pick her up on Friday. She's too cute! Very fuzzy and black and white. Has 'princess' written all over her!

One of my goals is to figure out how to add pictures to my posts!