Monday, August 29, 2011


School is in full swing, baseball is starting for fall, laundry, groceries, family time, date night.... you get the picture. The amazing thing to me is, we remain sane, everything gets done and I feel pretty well adjusted.
Aside from the happenings in my own house, my family as a whole is facing new challenges. Things are happening that no one "planned", but I have learned in my life, that sometimes, the best things aren't "planned". We go with the flow, we make adjustments and in the end, the purpose shows itself. We have to be open to possiblities and remember not to judge too harshly. Because in the end, it all works itself out, and we go with it. What other choice do we have? So in the mean time, we decide how we handle it. With grace and dignity? Like a spoiled child?
We also have to remember and realize, that not everything is about us. My family's situation, it doesn't directly affect me, indirectly, yes. But the decisions that are made, the end result, those aren't mine. I have a really important job though. I get to be supportive and loving. I get to listen and love. In the end, I get to care, not judge. And while it's happening, I offer all the love I have, in whatever form that needs to take. Cause you see, it's not about me, I am just honored to be apart of it.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back to School....

We went on vacation last week, but I will post about that later. Yesterday was the first day of school for both boys. Will started 4th grade, he has the privelage of having the same teacher he had last year. She moved from 3rd grade to 4th, and he was placed back in her room. We could not be more excited! She is a wonderful lady and Will loved the 3rd grade. We are looking forward to a great 4th grade year.

Alex started 1st grade. He has the same teacher Will had in first grade. We love Mrs. Grice. Alex was very excited to be in her class. He has some friends from last year in his class as well, so he was excited about that too. He is really looking forward to 1st grade. He like to read and he LOVES math, so he wants to do lots of those.

It is really hard for me to believe that I have a 1st grader and a 4th grader. I blinked and they weren't babies anymore. They are both doing so well and after today, I am sure we will start the drop off line again. I know I should be thrilled that they are independent and don't "need" me, but the mommy's heart in me is sad. There are days I would love babies forever, but not really. Ha! So here's to my big boys. We are looking forward to a great year!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Long time....

It has been a really long time since I have updated. I read a ton of blogs but never take a minute to post on this one.
We are all doing well. The boys start back to school a week from today, summer has flown by! We are enjoying this last week of freedom doing some much needed relaxing and family time. Mike is on vacation this week, so we are spending time together.
My hope is to keep up with this better this year. With a 4th grader and a 1st grader, it's bound to get exciting at the Stafford's! I hope the 3 of you that are still reading, will continue, promise to do better!!