Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunshine Sunday - GIRLS

I am a mom to boys, and I am convinced that is the way it should be.  I love all the boyness that surrounds me, I love being the only girl in the house, I love how much these boys love their mama, and don't fight their mama, well, most of the time.

On the other hand, I am very thankful for the little girls that I get to experience, that my boys get to call friends and that I get to snap little glimpses of periodically.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunshine Sunday - WORDS

Words:  A gift, a weapon, a remedy, they have such power (and I think we forget that sometimes).

A friend (or acquaintance), I would like to be her friend but we are both super introverted and that makes the reaching out part HARD, so whatever she is, she shared this and it so helped me.

Here are the WORDS that spoke to me so loudly.

And my personal favorite....

9. Parenting is like climbing the big mountain. Look for the base camp. That's where you rest, meet other climbers, take in oxygen and acclimatize. Base camp is what makes summiting possible.

I never cease to be amazed by the power of words.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunshine Sunday - Mother's Day

I am blessed to be a MOM. 

It is the best job.

It is the hardest job.

It is the job that I have loved more than any other job.

The benefits package is incredible, the paid time off..not so much.

These boys that call me mama, that hold my hair, that make me crazy, that want dinner every single night, that create dirty clothes at warp speed, that love to snuggle, that love "helping", that tell me I look pretty, that are ALWAYS thrilled to see me, that overstimulate me are by far the greatest earthly gift I have been given.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Our beach house....9 months ago

So, funny story, I lost the memory card that contained all the pictures from our adventure, and after moving our bed during a little spring cleaning I found the post may go on...9 months later.  

So, a few weeks months ago we rented a house in Seagrove Beach, Florida with two other families and spent some much needed time together.  By the end of our visit Matthew told me repeatedly that he just wants to live at our "other" house.  I wish son, I wish.

The weather was gorgeous, the sand was...well EVERYWHERE and the kids loved digging in it, the water was still a bit churned up from Isaac but that didn't keep us out of it.  Kimber was a little fearless with the waves, Matthew got to snorkel with Willie and thought that was AWESOME.  We had this big giant table we ate most of our meals and there is something dream come true-ish about gathering 10+ people around a big table.

There was a lot of cheeseball consumption.

and a lot of sunscreen applying, though not so many pictures

and a lot of digging

and a wedding
that we may have crashed...well technically they crashed our vacation as we 
claimed our shady spot a good 8 hours prior to their ceremony???

and some wrestling

and some bucket duty

and some pirating of ships

and some eating

and a little resting

some hand holding

We were glad to get home and feel ever so blessed by our Alabama family. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sunshine Sunday: Minutes, Impromptu Dinners, Almost a Nap

After incredibly busy weeks I crave time, time to sit and snuggle, time to actually talk to my husband, time to enjoy a meal around a full table with friends and this Sunday I was blessed with all of those things.


I heard someone say the other day that they don't understand why people blog, it got me thinking and for purposes of clarification.

Personally speaking, this blog exists for a number of reasons;

A baby book..more complete than anything else that chronicles the lives of the small humans that reside here.

Proof, that I can still compose somewhat intelligible sentences, sometimes.

Forces me to sort pictures into folders and post a tiny portion of them in lieu of them getting arbitrarily deleted in a frenzy of I-want-to-take-a-picture-but-my-camera-is-full-so-I-must-delete-something-FAST.

A way for far away...and not so far away family and friends to get a glimpse of TEAM RIGGLE and what makes us laugh, cry or any number of other emotions in a given moment.