Tuesday, September 24, 2013


shit - it's been awhile. I'm sorry for anyone who still likes to check in and read my blog I have been a tad bit busy lately - I got a part time evening job, so there is that. It feels good to get out of the house and talk to adults for a few hours. I just started so I may be biased but I think I'm going to like it ;) 
Cain is still loving preschool! I'm so so happy that he likes it as much as he does. If I would have known how much he likes it I might have sent him to the "young 3's" program. I'm enjoying the time I get with Carly for a few hours just her and I. Or when she takes a nap during for an hour and I get an hour to myself - holla!
I wish I had tons of pictures to share with you but I haven't even busted out the camera much. I have been taking some pictures - if you want to check them out.
Jackie is still doing the same :/
My sister is coming in October so I will get to see her (for a very short time, but better than no time)!
Ummm...so that's it for now - preschool, it's freaking fall!, and working  :)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

I need to vent...

I'm feeling emotionally and physically drained. We went up north this weekend and leaving is always the hardest part. Saying good bye and not knowing if it's the last time you will be able to say it is the hardest. So you all know that my mother in law has been battling cancer for the last year and three months. I've never really gone into to much detail here but she started out being diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. She went through a double mastectomy, chemo, and radiation. She learned throughout the process that the cancer then spread to her brain, spine, and other spots in her body. She is now confined to her bed and is on hospice. She has the best care takers by her side day and night! She is at home and being loved. She does have nurses coming in during the week to check on her.
Just a few weeks ago she started having some set backs where she now sees things that aren't there, she can talk to you and answer some questions but she also randomly talks nonsense. I feel like she slips further away every time we see her. Sometimes she looks at you but it's like she is looking through you.
I've said before that I've never lost someone super close to me before and this is the first time I have ever watched someone so close to me suffer. It is the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. I feel like I can't even put into words what our family is even going through - so I'm not even going to try.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

1st day of Preschool...

I didn't know how he would do. I thought he might be a little clingy, maybe shed a few tears. We walked to his class room hand in hand and he was fearless. If he was nervous he didn't show it. He marched right in the classroom, hung up his stuff, and was off. I was the one lingering in the door way..."bye Buddy I love you and I'll see you in a bit" "ok bye" - that was it. He did so good! I had to hold back the tears as we walked back down the hall without him. I picked him up a few hours later and he was all smiles. He had a great day and shared all fun things about his day with me. He was excited and can't wait to go back. Here are some of the pictures I took of him before we left.

so cute - they look so big to me

he was so happy

Cain and Dad

Cain and Mom

back pack shot :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Wow...a quick update...

I'm trying to keep up here on the blog but things happen and time keeps going. We spent a week up north that felt like it was just two days. My mother in law is not doing well. I mentioned on the blog before that she has been battling cancer. It has spread throughout her body and is really taking a toll.

We had to come home because Cain had his preschool open house on Friday. It went so well. I'm going to edit some pictures and do a post all about his first day tomorrow.

I had a job interview Friday evening so I'll be sure to update about that - maybe ;)

Anyway here are a few photos I wanted to share of recent things and then check back tomorrow for Cain's first day of preschool.

Chris and Cain flying his kite

Carly like it too

an early birthday celebration for grandpa - Cain had to help him blow out the candles

sink bathes are the best