Monday, January 17, 2011

Good Monday Morning!

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness;only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only Love can do that"
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

I love this quote! With what is going on in our country right now I thought it was fitting for the day. Hope you have a great Monday!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Semi lazy day

I slept in until 7:30, yay! Felt good! I did have to take Sydney to dance and then took Jordan to Payless to grab some running shoes and then off to soccer practice. Brooklyn & I ran to Stater Brothers to get the grocery shopping out of the way. We put it all away and then picked Jordan up, and are now at home....with nothing else to do for the rest of the day! How can that be??!! Yippeeee!!!

John and I are watching football, Sydney should be home in a little bit from dance and we have movies to watch later. These low key weekends don't come along very often, but when they do I relish them!!! Boring for some I'm sure, but for a family like us with crazy schedules it is an amazing feeling to not HAVE to be anywhere! :)

Happy Saturday!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Slow season

John told me today his company is supposed to lay off 23 people this week, thankfully he should be safe this time, but he may lose his shift for another crappy one, but hey, a shift is a shift! It most likely means that the OT he has been getting will dry up and I will have to tweak the already tight budget yet again :( we will pill through this just like we have pulled through everything else buy tightening our belts....again!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Here we go!

It must be the first day back to school....Brooklyn was up and READY by 6:45!!! That child is so hard to get up and moving, most mornings I am literally dragging her out of bed! Ha!

All 3 girls were excited to get back to school...but not to learn, oh no, they were all most excited to show off their new clothes!!! Yup, they are mine, they may not look like me (apparantly I was just the incubator!!!) but the fact that they want to show off their new "stuff" is soooo me at their ages! :)

Sydney was happy because we got to school a little early for her, so she was able to chat with her friends a bit before class...such a teenager! Jordan was very excited to see her friends as well and Brookie just wanted to be first to the ball wall! I, on the other hand, am sitting in front of work waiting until the last minute before dragging myself in there to start my it 4 o'clock yet???

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Back to the daily grind!

Ahhhh, after enjoying our 3 weeks off the girls and I are headed back to work & school tomorrow. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the slower pace these past few weeks. Sure there were times I was ready to run out of the house because of the girls bickering, but most of the time it was nice to relax! Lol!

We had time to actually clean the house the right way :) as well as just sit in the evenings and hang out together playing games, watching movies, etc. Dd3 loves to bake and helped me make lots of goodies for the holidays. Dd1 made some extra money by babysitting one of my friends little girls (she made $100 for 4 days! And then another $30 for helping my MIL!!). Dd2 did miss her friends and really REALLY missed not having soccer practice, but she got out there on the days it wasn't raining and kicked that ball against the wall out front.....over and over and over...LOL!

John had to work the whole time we were off, so he didn't get to hang out as much as we would have liked, but hey, someone had to bring the money in, right! ;) he and I did get to sneak off to watch a movie by ourselves this past weekend. We saw The Fighter....excellent movie! We are still talking about it 2 days later!

During our time off we had to deal with crazy rain storms here in the Southern Ca area. Near my MILs house is where a lot of damage was, there are still tons of sandbags around the neighborhood and some people are still not allowed into their homes!

For our last day of vacation the girls and I cleaned the house up, did laundry and made yet another trip to the mall so Sydney & Jordan could spend more of their money! They each got more clothes and shoes...apparantly they can't have too many! :)

So now we are all climbing into bed to get our rest for what I'm sure will be a long and tiring day!