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This One’s for My Mom

Screenshot_20170513-080555.jpgMy mother has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. She held me when I was little and called me her “sweetheart”, dressed me up in poufy dresses and frilly socks, took me dance lessons and recitals, added to my collections of Barbie dolls and Precious Moments figurines. She baked cookies for Santa with me and took me to school carnivals. She sang with me in the car, took me to see my first concert, taught me to love Garth Brooks and George Straight. She helped me through my first breakup….Though all of my break ups. She stood up for me anytime I was bullied, taught me to stand up for others, and made multiple trips to my school to defend me from dress code violations (yes, there was glitter on my pants and no, I still don’t tuck my shirt in or wear a belt). She taught me that black is our best color, we can gradually go blonde by consistently adding highlights to our hair, and we don’t have to dress provocatively to be noticed or to fit in. She knows when I’ve been crying, just from my “hello” on the phone. She has always allowed me to tell her anything and she’s never judged me for my poor decisions. Anytime I call, she answers. Anytime I need help, she offers. She’s my rock in the toughest times and I love her so so much!

Mom, I just want to say thank you for 30 years of exceptional motherhood. I am so ridiculously lucky to have you! You are my rock and I would be nothing without you. Thank you for being a smart, strong, hard working, and beautiful example of what a woman should be. I can only hope that I can be as good of an example to my kids as you have been for me. I love you with all of my heart! Happy Mother’s Day!


Some of the Good Things

I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who read my last post and responded. I have a hard time asking for help and I appreciate the pick me ups.
   Now that I have gotten some much needed rest, I want to share with you some of the positive things about traveling to Florida for the holidays. So here they are in no particular order.
1. Not having to do dishes
2. Getting to have breakfast served to me instead of me serving breakfast (it’s the little things)
3.Going to Disney World with my kiddos (and getting a special no standing in line pass for Tommy. Thank you for being special needs friendly Disney!).
4. Going to the parks, beaches, and basically just enjoying the weather and getting to be outside.
5. Poolside mani



6. Spending time with the smart, funny, and interesting Kish clan. I am so lucky to be a part of this family. There is no way to describe how special all of these people are to me. They make all of the stress worth it! I learn more every time I am around them.
7. Having extra hands and extra eyes for the kiddos. They are treated like royalty.
8. Did I mention the weather yet? 75-80 degrees so far.
9. Spending quality time with my husband. He has been surprisingly relaxed so far this trip and he is doing his best to help me with the kiddos.
10. Keurig coffee in the mornings. Yum yum
What are some of the good things going on in your life today?

Intro into our family

I’m new at this…..please don’t judge me.

Good Sunday morning y’all ! It’s time to get up and get moving! Today on my house there will be lots of chaos! Sundays are special days in my house because they are the only day of the week when my whole family has the entire day off together. My kids are all home from school which makes my youngest son Joey go crazy! He loves playing with his big brothers. They sure of know how to make a terrible mess though! My oldest son David loves to get into things he’s not supposed to. I get wonderful reports from school about how much of a joy he is for the teacher…. This does not transition to his at home behavior. I guess everyone has to have a little bit of time to be mischievous. He is the instigator of trouble. My middle son Tommy is severely Autistic . He doesn’t interact much with my other 2 boys but he still does his fair share of messing! I feel like I need to throw that in just so you can understand the household dynamics. Joey, follows his oldest brother around constantly when they are together . They are like two peas in a pod! Yesterday I cleaned up the same pile of race cars 3 time before my husband came home from work and yet when he walked through the door that night, they were still scattered all over the floor along with about a million action figures and some cracker crumbs. Today, my husband is off work all day. He will probably be spending most of his day in the lower level of our house working on putting in a new bathroom . He is not a sit still and do nothing kind of guy. When he is home he wants to see me working as hard as he does. That’s hard to do. When Alex (that’s his name, thought you might want to know) starts working on something he works hard until he is finished. Today he will be downstairs trying to get as much done on the bathroom as possible. We have family coming into town in about a week and this bathroom is supposed to be for them. We are definitely in a time crunch. I will be spending most of the day trying to keep my kiddos from going downstairs and getting in the way. That’s not going to be easy because they know daddy is the fun one and he will be down there. Also, grandpa will probably be coming over to help. How much more of a draw can you get ?!?! I will be engaged in panic mode all day. Did I mention we have family ( in-laws) coming in about a week and my house constantly looks like a disaster zone? I will be spending the majority of the week preparing my house for their arrival. However, the kids and I are going to Louisiana this weekend to visit family and will be back only the day before the arrival of our company. It’s going to be a busy busy week followed by an even busier week of hosting family, preparing to host Thanksgiving for the first time, and preparing to throw my youngest his 3 year old birthday party! This is also the last 4 days of the diet bet I started last month. In case your not familiar, dietbet is a website where you bet your money with other players and try to lose a certain percentage of your body weight within a certain amount of time. If you lose your goal you get to split the winnings with all of the winners. If you don’t lose the weight, you lose your bet. I placed a $30 bet to see if I can lose 4% of my body weight in 4 weeks. My final weigh in is on the 19-20th and I still have about 3lbs to go! This seems impossible to do but I am going try to master cleanse for the rest of the time to see if I can drop those last few lbs. If you want to see how I’m well I’m doing at juggling it all stay tuned! I will try to update daily.