Saturday, December 01, 2007

Girls Night Out

Last night Ashling and I hosted our first Girls Night Out. We provided the drinks, snacks and the movie and everyone else brought deserts and nail polish. Tom and the boys graciously left and the fun began! We enjoyed great conversation, fun stories and lots of laughs. We had a broad range of ages represented which I loved. It was so much fun to hang out with 11 year olds and thirty somethings. Thanks ladies for the great time, I can't wait to do it again soon.

Like the Music

Like the music...I have seen this on other blogs and love it and I am so proud of the fact that I figured it out all by myself! Enjoy

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Nothing Much

Nothing much going on today. Woke up later than I wanted to this morning, but still managed to make a pot of coffee, load the dishwasher and put dinner in the crock pot before I headed out to class at 8:30am! After class I caught up on some emails, got the brows waxed, stopped at REI to look into renting snow shoes and cross country skis then it was off to work. After work back home to eat the delicious dinner! And try and register for next semesters classes (it wasn't as easy as it seemed)on line. Listened to hubby play his new Christmas present (Les Paul guitar) and now I am about to kiss the kiddos goodnight and then relaxing in front of the TV with the hubby, glass of wine and a Nicholas Cage movie!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My hubby is Wonderful

My hubby is my hero. He is a gracious human being filled with love and courage. He faces challenges head on, cleans up many peoples messes and is able to laugh at himself. He is an excellent teacher, pastor and friend. He is faithful and loyal. I don't always appreciate the sacrifices he makes for me as his wife and our family. I guess this is my little way of saying, I love you honey and I am sorry for not appreciating you more.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ethan Quotes

So this is the real reason I wrote an earlier blog. More Ethan quotes!!!!
"Come on Dad, I am six, Ashling is 10 and Nathaniel is 9 don't you think we know everything there is to know about sex"
Said at the dinner table Monday night while we were having a discussion about the simpsons, sex and why mom and dad need alone time!

"Come here ya big lug!"
This was said when Ethan said good night to Tom He wrapped his arms around his waist and shouted this to him.

More to come I am sure.......

Been Forever

So it's been forever. I have wanted to write a number of times but get overwhelmed at all that I could update on. So I have decided to let go of that idea and just pick up where I am now. Church is still going, we just hired another pastor to lead with Tom. I am still at the adoption agency. Kids are all healthy and doing well in school. Ash is enjoying her last year of elementary school in 5th grade, Nathaniel is in 4th and Ethan is a 1st grader. Tom just got his training to be a substitute teacher in the local schools and I am back at college taking classes towards my Social Work Degree. GO BRONCOS! This past fall we have had trips to PA just Tom and I for a friend's wedding, Disney World with extended family for a long over due vacation and I went to England to celebrate my Grandmother's 90th birthday and my brothers 30th in Ireland (a blog entry I will follow up on). Thanksgiving is tomorrow and Christmas is just a few short weeks away. So you are caught up!

Sunday, May 06, 2007


It seems that every time we go out we come home to something new. The dog getting out of the yard, the dog chewing the fence. Last night we went out to see Spider Man 3 (I loved it), went for pizza at the mall and ended up at the new borders bookstore that just opened up. It was fun relaxing and had a great family time. We came home at around 10pm to find white stuff all over the yard! It wasn't snow! Looks like I took a short cut and when one of Ethan's birthday presents came last week and the box was filled with styrofoam peanuts I just dumped the whole box in the trash. Didn't bag up the peanuts and didn't think anything of it. Well Ash put the trash can out by the curb yesterday before we left (still not sure why since trash day isn't today) and we had a huge gusts of winds going on. So some thoughtful neighbor put the can up by the garage door and at 10:30 last night I was picking up peanuts. The most embarrassing thing, it was all over at least two of our neighbors yards so I looked ridiculous sneaking around their yards trying not to be seen.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Home Sweet Home

We are almost three weeks into our new home and we have had two church functions, a birthday party, two sleepovers, and at least six playdates! Yeah! We have also had our water heater leak, dog have diarrhea (the second day we moved in!) onto the new carpet, broken airconditioner, dog chew through our fence and through the new electic fence we bought to prevent her from getting to the fence! Oh the joys of homeownership! I am honestly loving our new home. It is fun to walk the kids to school in the morning (or watch them ride their bikes). We walk to the movie store, the grocery store and starbucks on a regular basis and my work is only 5 minutes away.

Monday, April 09, 2007


We sold our house at 10am
We bought our new house at 3pm.
We move on Wednesday.
I could be tired. I could feel anxious. I could feel overwhelemed.
But my goal this week is to soak in how joyful I feel and how loved and blessed our family is.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I can't wait

Another quote:
"Mom, I can't wait until my birthday..I am so excited that it's on a Sunday and I get to go to you know why? Because they are going to have a big party for me!"
"Ethan why are they going to have a big party for you?"
"Because Dad's the pastor and I'm his kid!..You know they are going to have a big party for me!"

Saturday, March 31, 2007

When I grow up

There is so much I want from my life. I want to be so much more than I am. I am doing that by choosing to examine the past so I can heal and grow through it. I am choosing to rethink my responses and actions towards certain people and situations and I am choosing to respond differently. And I gotta admit, at times it's a bitch. At times it feel so overwhelming, but yet I continue. I want to be much more.
When I grow up...
I want to be beautiful, on the inside and the out
I want to be strong
I want to strive for more but be content.
I want to feel joy and freedom
I want to be selfless.
I want to be generous with my life.
I want to contribute to the world as a whole through my everyday living.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Trying Again

I tried posting this before and I'm not sure where it went..somewhere in cyberspace I guess. I am getting such a thrill, knowing my family and friends across the world are checking in on me to see how we are doing here in Boise. Hi everyone!
So today I wanted to give you some quotes that have been said over the past few weeks in our house.

"Mom, Do you know why I love myself?"
"No, Ethan, Why do you love yourself?"
"Because, you see this big glass of milk, I can drink down in one big gulp, that is why I love myself!"

"Guys, you have to open the door for mom, she's got Dad's beer!" - Ethan

"Mom, guess what? I didn't get sick! I prayed to God that I wouldn't get car sick and it worked! I told him that I was tired of getting car sick all the time and I he let me sleep instead..I knew he could do it!" - Nathaniel on the way home from McCall, a very winedy road that Nathaniel has gotten sick on numerous times!

"Mom, can I have a Liammint?"
"A what?"
"You know a Liammint"
"I'm sorry Ethan, what is it you want?"
"Mom, you know those mints in the jar with the plane on it from Liam's baby thing You know a Liammint" - Ethan talking about a mint candy favor from our nephew's baby shower 6 months ago!

I have no quotes from Ash this week. She is just keeping us on our toes! We have changed from having a home phone, can't stand Qwest, and now we have three cell phones. Tom, mine and the HOME one! Ashling has quickly adopted it as her own. With her ipod nano in the other..I feel ancient.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

More Stitches

I really hope we aren't starting a trend! Monday evening, Ethan and Nathaniel were playing golf out on the front lawn. Ethan swung back the club and hit Nathaniel square in the jaw! Blood everywhere, Nathaniel's screaming, Ethan's crying, Tom's trying to gain control of the situation and I'm running around trying to get a towel that I don't mind getting blood all over. I am desperate to find an urgent care open (no such luck) so that we didn't have to make a trip to the emergency room. Poor Nathaniel, they ended up giving him some anti-anxiety medicine to calm him down, which caused him to act drunk! Poor kid couldn't even walk straight! Ethan was a mess and has dedicated the rest of his spring break to serving his brother because he feels so bad. I still haven't figured out if he did it on purpose. I do hope we aren't starting a trend, every other month stitches. Oh and my thanks to my Dad for the wonderful gift of the golf clubs in the first place!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Don't Call Me Ma'am

I am 32 years old.
I don't feel old on a regular basis....yet!
I feel old a when certain things hits me like I have a 10 year old that is turning into a young lady right before my eyes! Or my 5 year old is such a big boy pouring his own milk and putting away his own laundry.
But on a regular basis I feel young and in my prime!
But one thing that makes me feel 90 is when those polite "young people" call me Maam!
I swear I want to turn around and deck them!
Do I look like a ma'am? (That was a retorical question!!)
I know people are only being polite, but maybe they could call me "Miss"
Have a good day, Miss
Do you need any help Miss?
I swear I have been called Ma'am 20 times in the last week!
So, thank you for all of you wonderful polite people....but listen

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Goofing Off

I have a ton to do. I am supposed to be working on our church retreat..that's this Friday. But I'd rather goof off on the internet instead. I also need to work on my Doula certification paperwork. I have until May 13th to submit it. I have done all the requirements except write my essays. In theory this shouldn't be that hard but I am really intimadeted since I haven't written anything formal since college. So the goofing off continues. I also need to work on my passport paperwork since I will be going to England to see my grandmother for her 90th birthday in October my passport expires in April. Since I am not a citizen I need to go through the British Embassy in Washington D.C.. Which reminds me I would like to go ahead and work on my American citizenship paperwork which should take 9 months to 1 year. According to the Boise Immigration Office they are processing applications that they received last July. It's gonna be awhile. Since the United States allows dual citizenship I will be able to keep my British passport.
Enough for now. I've guilted myself back into working.
I'll goof off more later

Home Sweet Home

We only a block away from the kids school and a really nice park that backs up to the school.
I'll post more later!

Saturday, March 17, 2007


We have a new home! I am so excited!
The sellers didn't accept our original offer but we accepted their counter offer.
WE are looking to move at the end of April but are hoping we can move in earlier than that.
Thanks to all of you who have prayed.
I will post pictures tomorrow
Tonight I am off to relax with Tom since I didn't get much sleep last night

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Gareth!
I hope you have a great day and we wish you another wonderful year!
We miss you and wish we could be with you to celebrate your big day, 31 getting older.....
Love ya little bro,
Love the gang in Boise

New Offer

Since it's after midnight I guess we put in an offer on a house yesterday. And they have until today at noon to respond. It is the first house we looked at this week but weren't sure about it. It's room set up is a little different than I hoped for but I have now fallen in love with it and hope it works out. It's a block away from the kids school, and it's in walking distance of their middle school and high school. I am so excited.
I'll post as soon as I hear.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

No Go

No go on the house. Someone made a better offer this afternoon. Bummer.
So for now, we are having our agent check the MLS listings everyday and we pray that God opens up another house. There isn't anything on the market right now that we like and that is in our school district.
I'll keep you posted

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

My heart's desire

As I sit and write this I have tears in my eyes and my heart is bursting with love.
My God loves me.
He truly cares about the little things I care about.
And I feel so loved.
I have been praying for over a year now that we could have the opportunity to move into a house that has a bedroom for my middle son. My middle child is a soft spoken, introverted, loving soul that is bookended by a brother and sister, that at times, can be as obnxious as all get out. He keeps to himself, is so kind hearted he brings me to tears all the time and loves his own space. But he has never had the luxury. Now that he is getting older, homework is a little harder to concentrate on at the kitchen table and it's getting down right frustrating to share a room with a person who doesn't respect your boundaries! So I started to pray. I have done this before when I have a desire that only God can fulfill or gently nudge me to let go of.
So I have been praying. This past fall Tom and I decided to go ahead and put our house on the market but the stress almost broke us and we decided that selling the house wasn't worth our family. But, still the desire was there but now when I approached God I knew I didn't have the strength to put it back on the market. So I kept praying. Well two weeks ago we get a call from a real estate agent representing a family that had seen our house in the Fall and wanted to know if we were still interested in selling! WOW! Once Tom and I got over the shock of the phone call and talked honestly about if we were, as a family and as a couple, in a place to embark on the adventure, we told them yes. So we got a call on Sunday that they wanted to come look at it, Tuesday morning we had an offer in writing, we counter offered that afternoon and as of 11:00am this morning we sold our house! God is awesome. My hearts desire has been answered one step at a time. The next step as been finding another place by April 27th, closing! We found a house this afternoon and await a response to our offer by 5:00pm tomorrow (Thursday) So I will keep you posted.......................

My Baby

My youngest son is so much fun. At 5 years old he is and always will be my baby. He is so cute and fun and funny. Not that my other two kids weren't at this age it's just I think I was to busy to pay attention. Here are some of the cute things he has said in just the last couple of days.

"Mom, we can't move...How will we find Disneyworld!"

"Mom I want to give away my blanket. So that the poor people can have it. We can cut it into little pieces and then more poor people can have some and then they can be rich too."

"Mom, when I get home I want to take a bashower. You know when you take a bath and then turn on the shower!"

I love my little guy!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


I love my husband!
He is awesome!
He is the best!
He is working his ass off in so many areas.
And I love him even more for it.
He has so much on his plate right now and handling it so well.
He is a good husband and father.
And the bestest friend I could ask for!

Dam Dog

When something is missing in our house you look for it, then you blame someone for taking it, then you look some more while cursing under your breath then you turn to the dog! Our almost one year old yellow lab eats everything! Now my dear husband is still under the delusion that it's just puppy behavior, I on the other hand know better. That's like saying a two year old toddler doesn't know the meaning of the word "No"!
Our dog has eaten food right off the counter, she has chewed garden hoses, rubber bands, sneakers, baseball caps, electrical cords, even the hose that connects the gas to our BBQ!
Four days ago we couldn't find the cordless phone..guess what happened to it?
Tonight Tom wondered outload if Barley had eaten his missing keys..


Lot's seems to be going on in life these days. I just started a new job which I love. I am an administrative assistant for an adoption agency. Their office is only a 1/2 mile way from my home so I have enjoyed coming home for lunch this week and leaving 2 minutes before I have to be there. I have only been there 3 days and I already received the compliment "Please don't ever leave!"
I have felt really gross over the past four days (And still do). I can handle headaches, colds, etc. but if my stomach is queasy I just want to go to bed and not get out until it passes.
Our dog ate our phone. We couldn't find it for a couple of days and finally found it out back with the battery gnawed on. So if you have been trying to call, try one of our cells!
My daughter just turned ten. That's right I am officially old..except I don't feel old enough to have a ten year old.
My mother in law is coming to visit tonight. So instead of cleaning like a mad woman so she doesn't get grossed out with our filth I am sitting here typing this....because I feel so gross!
Well that's it for know

Monday, March 05, 2007

My Daughter

I am so proud of my daughter. She is 10 and has more confidence in herself than I have in my pinky. She is funny, and smart and creative out the wazoo. She is loving and caring and is a leader. She takes charge like no ones business.
I know the next few years could be tough as we enter into a different phase of life but I am excited to see how God is going to bless my little girl, and grow her into a godly young woman.
I love you Ashling, and I am so proud of the young woman you are and will grow to be.
Happy Birthday, sweetheart.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Dinner Last Night

Last night we were having a good old family dinner when my 5 year old decides to put one of his feet on the table as he's eating. I turn around and tell him (using his whole name) to remove his foot.
My 8 year old says "Yeah that is some of the worst bachelor behavior that you can do!"
Of course we all got a good laugh at this.
Then we ask our 8 year old what a bachelor is he replies "It is a man who has a gambling problem!"
So again we all have a good laugh.
Then my 9 year old jumps in and says "No that's not a bachelor..a bachelor is someone who is going to have a party before he gets married"
I love my kids.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Guys Rules

I received this as an email awhile ago and I thought it was hysterical! Enjoy!

Now here are the rules from the male side.
These are our rules!
Please note ... these are all numbered "1"
1. Men are NOT mind readers.
1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.
1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.
1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.
1. Crying is blackmail.
1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!
1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for. 1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a Problem. See a doctor.
1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.
1. If you won't dress like the Victoria 's Secret girls, don't expect us to act like soap opera guys.
1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.
1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of them makes you sad or angry, then we meant the other one
1. You can either ask us to do something. Or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.
1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.
1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.
1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle, besides we know you will bring it up again later.
1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.
1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine...Really.
1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation, or golf.
1. You have enough clothes.
1. You have too many shoes.
1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!
1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;
But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping!

Things about me

I know this follows the same vain as the last post but again this was something my mom sent me awhile that I never answered.

1. What time is it? 10:42pm
2. What is your full name? Lisa Patricia Bowen
3. What are you most afraid of? My husband dieing
4. What is the most recent movie that you have seen
in a theater? I think "Night at the Museum"
5. Place of birth? Bangor, Wales
6. Favorite food? Chocolate
7. What's your natural hair color? Dark brown
8. Who is the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My friend Kelley
9. Ever been toilet papering? YES
10. Love someone so much it made you cry? YES
11. Been in a car accident? Fender Bender (does that count?)
12. Croutons or bacon bits? Croutons
13. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
14. Favorite restaurant? Right now; Old Chicago Pizza
15. Favorite flower?
16. Favorite sport to watch? NONE
17. Favorite Drink? Coffee
18. Favorite ice cream? Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip
19. Disney or Warner bros.? Disney
20. Favorite fast food restaurant? McDonalds
21. How many times you failed your driver's test? Once in the state of Portland after having me license in PA & NJ for over 6 years!
22. Before this one, from whom did you get your last
e-mail? Daryl
23. What do you do most often when you are bored? Read, surf the web or watch TV
24. Bedtime? Usually between 11 and 12pm.
25. Favorite TV shows? Hereos
26. What are you listening to right now? Saturday Night Live
27. What's your favorite color? Blue
28. How many tattoos do you have? None .... yet!!!
29. What would you like to accomplish/do before you
die? Experience a house full of grandkids
30. Who or what band is your favorite of the moment?
31. Favorite Vacation spot? I like to go to Bruno State Park in Idaho.


I have been tagged by my friend Lira...this happened some time ago but I haven't had an oportunity to sit and list out my answers. Being tagged means you list five little kown facts about you, post them, then tag someone else.

1). I am afraid of heights. I have tried numerous times to overcome this fear (I even jumped put of an airplane at 9,000 feet) I am still afraid of heights and I have no intention of jumping out of an airplane again!
2). One of my fetishis is bags. If I had lots of money this is something I would indulge in. I love all different colors, materials, styles and sizes!
3). I love babies. To set the record straight I no longer plan on having any more babies myself but that doesn't take away the love I have for them. Newborns to 3 months are my favorite...ok that isn't true I love them all the way up to about the age of 2 1/2.
4). One of my faovrite FREE indulgences that I have earned as a mother of 3 healthy self reliant school age kids is on Saturday mornings. I like to sleep in late, stay in my pjs, read a good book while I drink a nice cup of coffe, then take a nice long hot shower..... all of course with my hubby!!
5). I wished I lived closer to my family. My extended family lives in Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Wisconsin and soon to be North Carolina. I miss them each day and can't wait till the next time we will be reunited!

I would like to now tag Mom and Daryl. Now my mom doesn't have a blog but this might get her in gear to start one!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Out of the mouth of Babes

I walked in the door from work the other day and Ethan my five year old came running up to me and shouted
"Mom, guess what Barley became a woman today and she has these eggs that are falling out so Dad put her outside!"
****Barley is our 10 month old Golden Labrador

Monday, January 22, 2007


"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort"
Jane Austen

Since I work four days out of the week now I don't hang out in my house much. I find that if I do it's doing things. Cleaning, laundry, homework with the kids, crashing so I can keep going. I miss just "being" in my home. Not doing anything but enjoying the fact that I have a roof over my head and the blessing that I have a sanctuary from the world.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

How do I grow Spiritually?

A friend asked me the other day "How do you grow Spititually?"
I have been thinking about it ever since.
Is it through church?
Is it through prayer?
Is it through personal devotion?
Is it through worship?
Is it through relationships?
I'm not sure.......

Hard Days

Some days are harder than others.
Tom I love you..hang in there,

Matt Redman - You Never Let Go
From the album Passion 06: Everything Glorious

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back
I know You are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We’ll live to know You here on the earth


Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

Sunday, January 14, 2007

90 Degrees!!!!!!

So the husband is off's Sunday afternoon and we (the kids and I) are exhausted, so I turn on the TV so I can tune out. America's Funniest Home Videos is on and the fun begins. I love slapstick humor so much that I have been known to cry and almost be sick because I laugh so hard at someone else's pain (I think I may have written about this before) any two oldest kids have also inherited this sick form of humor and we get a good old belly laugh togther. My youngest son just sits and winces and says "Oh My" "Oh Man that's gotta hurt".
So we are all sitting in the living room laughing and laughing and I am starting to feel flushed..then warm..then warmer..then down right hot. Now those that know me know that I never feel warm unless it's over 89 degrees so I am starting to wonder if I'm getting sick that or laughing a little to much. Soon the kids are complaining that they are hot and the boys start stripping (because there boys and they can). I am starting to feel down right uncomfortable when I go to open a window. I happen to go pass the electronic thermostate in the hallway with a little chair, with the name "Ethan" printed on it, pushed up against the wall. I happen to glance at the temperature and "someone" has jacked it up to 90. I couldn't stop laughing. I am now sitting here with my front door wide open, the back door wide open, the ceiling fans going and relief that I am not getting sick!

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Saturday in our home is relaxing. It is the only day of the week that we try to sleep in and a have big breakfast as a family. We usually try not to go anywhere and work around the house instead. Our kids aren't allowed to watch t.v. or play video games during the week so come Saturday morning they are ready for some cartoons and PS2.
I know there will come a time when we won't have Saturdays or even Saturday mornings anymore, but for now I will enjoy my sleep in and realxing time with my family.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Lazy Morning

I'm having a lazy morning.
No work (I have Friday's off).
No kids (dropped them off at the bus stop for school).
No husband (duck hunting).
I'm going to finish this cup of coffee as I surf the web, ignore the clutter that has built up in my home for one more day, relax and........
Then at noon I'll get my hair cut, run to the grocery store to pick up a few necessary things and then volunteer in my son's kindergarten class for the last hour of school.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

To My Dear Friend

Hang in there my friend, if I could I would,

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

We took our youngest, 5, to the doctors office last night to get his
stitches out. Our oldest son pushed him into the coffee table last week
and he hit his eye right about his eyebrow poor baby needed five
stitches. He was nervous all the way to theDr.'s because he didn't want it to hurt. They gave him four doses of numbing meds
, then two shots and the kid could still feel the pain. So when we told
him it wouldn't hurt to get his stitches out..he wasn't really going
for it. "Remember mom, you told me it wouldn't hurt to have them in,
So the nurse really didn't do a good job taking them out.
Pulling, tugging, digging even. He survived and by the time we got home
he was eating a scooby pop and smiling ear to ear.
When I went to put neosporine on it later last night,to help with the scar, he was horrified and told me "But Mom, I don't want to get rid of my scar!".
We'll see how he feels in 20 years.

Monday, January 08, 2007

What's Up?

So the kids are in bed, dinner is cleaned up, the dishwasher running, I'm in my pj's and I have a load of laundry going...and it's only 7:30pm! On Monday night.
Some times life just goes your way.
It has been forever since I have posted and I have tried so many times and fallen short of the right words to express myself. I can't really begin to tell you all that has happen over the past few months. But now that I am on the other side, it was worth it. I have a better out look on life, I am healthier emotionally and in my relationships, I have a more intimate relationship with my husband and I am experiencing a freedom I have never felt before.
Happy New Year everyone,
and Cheers to 2007!