Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What I Want To Remember














This blog has had a really hard time with momentum lately.  Things have changed so much since I started blogging 5 years ago.  Not only do I not home school anymore, I have big kids and boy does life change when you have growing young adults in your midst.  It is game on ALL THE TIME.

I find it much harder to share because so much of what happens in my day to day life is constantly evolving that I don't really know what I think half the time.  Don't tell my kids...but I'm kind of making this up as I go along...I've never been in charge of so many people for so long.  EVER!

 I think with so many things coming at you it's hard to feel like you have anything of value to share.  But I do know how much I love getting a peek inside other peoples lives through blogs and I have to assume peeking into our life up here in the Great State of Alaska can pass a minute or two for you as here is a few things I have to pass on.


~ got a hair cut...feel much better

~ ramping up the moisturizing all over...this skin needs to get me a lot further and I need to give it all the help I can

~ started using Lightroom for my pictures and I LOVE IT!

~ Made a skater skirt for Priscilla and want to try one for myself but material selection in this town is not what I am looking for...

~  which leads me to telling about a fun trip Pete and I are going to take to Anchorage when my mom and dad come visit in May....I'm going to get fabric there.

~ I have slowed down on my reading since I read Still Alice.  That book scared my SILLY.  A 50 year old active, smart woman gets Alzheimer's.  She realizes the disease came on slowly over time.  All of a sudden I am so anxious any time I forget anything...which is like 500 times a day.  Both sides of Grandparents had Alzheimer's

~ I gave up drinking for Lent.  I'm not a raging drinker but I had a glass of wine at least 5 nights a week.  I  have loved me and my life without wine.  I'm not sure what Easter will bring.  Do I give up feeling GREAT every morning ?  I seem to be much nicer in it the wine, the focus on sacrifice  ?  Is my being nicer related to me praying the Divine Mercy everyday?

~  I have been reading Catholic All Year blog all through Lent and she has inspired me in many ways this amazing to have people willing to share so much of their time and talent.

~  My mom recently went on a pilgrimage to Mother Angelica's EWTN facility.  I read an amazing book about Mother Angelica (listened actually ...the recording is SO good ) and was so excited my mom got to go.  She prayed very specifically for the money to make the trip and God answered her VERY specifically.  It all happened the first week of Lent. It was such an amazing grace that God allowed for her and me.  It was a reminder that praying for very specific intentions is what God wants from us.  He answers and wants our trust that He will answer.  This Lent I have been more and more specific with my prayers.

I was going to write a little something about everybody...but I think I've gone on long enough....


  1. I got my hair cut today, agree with you completely on the moisturizing and understand well the busy-ness of life for a mom of an active family.
    I do appreciate that you take the time to write when you can. My kids are grown (or young adults, 22 & 19) and I miss my days of kids everywhere, friends in and out and trying to juggle ALL. Also have to say I like seeing pics of the kids with the magnificent backgrounds. Alaska looks so beautiful. The kids are growing so fast! Molly looks so much like you and I started reading your blog around the time you got pregnant with your last little one. The glimpse into your life is wonderful and I pray for you and your family.
    Write/post when you can, no pressure. :)

  2. Thank you so much Shellie for keeping up with me for that long . I'm grateful for you reading and caring. I know I will miss all of this one day. My heart aches already knowing that. Time marches on... As my need for moisturizer reminds me.

  3. Its so tough to blog about the bigger kids,isn't it? I've been away from blogging for awhile, partly for that reason. I don't want it to be all about the little ones. :)

    I can't get over how big your kids are getting! Drew and Priscilla have changed so much since you left VA!