Monday, May 28, 2018

May 2018 Update

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The kids and I traveled to Disney World at the end of April so that Cinderella could perform with her Hip Hop team Swagkatz for DANCE WORLDS 2018. This was quite an honor to win a Worlds bid to dance with elite senior dancers of all types of genres. The team performed and had a Gala and a dinner. The kids and I spent three days at Disney and had such a wonderful time! Codeman got to ride in a Corvette yesterday and Cinderella rode in a Porsche in Dayton during a Joyride event.

The kids are finishing up their 8th and 7th grades. I have two teenagers and I'm navigating puberty, mood swings, and other things that I would rather no post! LOL! Cody will be starting HIGH SCHOOL in August. Yes, you read that right! Time is just speeding by!  Matt and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary next month.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Summer 2017 Update

Gosh it has been over 6 months since my last post! Wow! Mr. C turned 13 in January. It's hard to imagine my 4 pound premie as a teenager who is in Youth group at church. He is one inch (or less, ha!) from being as tall as I am though that isn't saying much as I am only 5'2"!! He finished 7th grade in May and will begin his final year in middle school beginning in September. Miss Cinderella who I call my "Diva" is 12 years old and is FINALLY growing! (We had to take her to a specialist as she hasn't grown in years.) It seems that we took her to Gulf Shores, AL in May and she spouted overnight! She finished 6th grade and will be at a different middle school than her big brother.

What can I say? My babies are growing up. The thought saddens me as I so wanted their baby and preschool years to last forever, but now I'm thinking high school, dating, and wondering what the future will hold for my two special kiddos.

Diva keeps us busy as she is a competitive hip-hop dancer, cheerleader, baseball player, and her newest hobby is gymnast. She competes as an artistic gymnast in the fall and does rhythmic gymnastics in the winter-spring. Why put her in so many activities? It gives her opportunities to make friends and it keeps her off her phone!! We have met so many wonderful friends through her dance/cheer team and have been to places like Atlanta, Nashville, and Pigeon Forge, TN for her competitions. She is hoping to perform in Orlando next May, but we will see what happens.

I'm starting to get more time on my hands as my kiddos do not need me quite as much as they did in the past. It's a new experience that I am getting used to. I also get to love on my great-nephew who is 2.5 years old and my sweet great-niece who is almost 3 months old. I get to spend time with them and it gives me just enough "baby time" I need. I turned 40 last September and I finally have gotten to a peace about a few things in my life. Our family is complete now and I am in total peace. I think of my babies in Heaven during certain times of the year, but the pain of losing them has lessened and I am so grateful for that. I feel God is molding me to be a mentor in some capacity and I hope I can write a book or speak about my life experiences. If I can be a comfort to someone struggling, it would give me great joy. Infertility is a horrible cross to bear and if I can help anyone, I would gladly do it. I have become quite the stronger woman because of it and it forever changed my life. If you would like to discuss my personal journey, feel free to comment below and I will get back with you.

Until the next time....


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas 2016

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Halloween 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hocking Hills

State Tournament 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Got an email....

So, I open my personal email account the other morning and I get an email. It shouldn't come as a shock because in the back of my mind, I know my son is 12.5 years old and is entering 7th grade, but boy did this email hit me like a ton of bricks.

The email was sent to all parents of children in our church who is entering the Youth/Teen group. Yep. THAT email! I'm in total denial that my baby, my premie is old enough to be involved with the teens at church. His era with the Children's ministry is over. Wow. 

Mr. C has been hitting P stage already and parenting teens is the new journey I'm on. I'd rather delay it if possible, but here it is so I'm going to have to strap on my boots and deal with it. *sigh*

Baseball Picnic

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summer Fun

Summer 2016

Just realized it has been ages since I last blogged! Spring zoomed by with many school activities and just the crazy train of life. My kiddos finished 6th and 5th grades! We are now enjoying a slower season of summer filled with swimming, Kings Island, baseball, dance, and more! They are turning into teenagers right before my eyes and I'm not sure if I am ready for this!