Well Hello Stranger (s),

January has flown by, and I’m neck deep in Gala planning for United Way.  I woke up this morning, after a very long and hard January, and told Jon that I thought it would be an awesome idea to disappear somewhere tonight. I’m actually not sure yet what that means, but hopefully I will be figuring it out soon

It’s crazy how life can swallow you up, and all of a sudden you look around and realize you are sinking – or have sunk without even realizing it.  So many people and things pull at Jon and I.  We are busy – so busy.  The problem is that he likes it that way, and I like it that way.  We have both pushed ourselves so hard our whole lives.

For me, it was lessons in dance, piano, violin, and friends – and for him, it was a running his landscaping business from the age of eight.  We don’t know how to just sit.  We don’t function this way.  I guess that’s why we GET each other.  But, every once in awhile, we have to hit the PAUSE button.

Our kids are growing up so fast, and time is flying by at a break neck speed.  Sydney was married in December, we moved into a different house, and celebrated Christmas all at the same time.  We are mostly settled now, with some remaining boxes in the garage.  The good news is that there is plenty of space to put things away, even all the crap we have managed to collect over our almost 18 years of marriage.

I am constantly giving things away, but we still end up with plenty.  We brought a bunch of furniture from our last house, but did buy some new things to finish off this house.  We have some pretty nice people for neighbors, and I’m so excited to meet new friends.  The problem is that once I get home from running around during the day, it’s pretty hard to get me back out to other functions other than soccer, dance, and other activities that keep my family so busy.  I hear rumor that one of our neighbors is the “pink cookie lady” – what is it called?, another is the Grandma Sycamores Bread lady, and another is one of the guys that sold Omniture to Adobe.  It’s fun to talk business with other crazy people like us that fill their lives with the same things.  Our new primary has 90 kids in it, which is so fun for them.  I am not sure if we will be making the shift to the new schools in our boundaries next year, or not.

I’m beginning to catch a bit of Spring fever, which seems a bit early this year.  

I also miss Pink-Moss.  It used to be a habit to write on it, and now it is such a challenge to get to it.  I hope to get better again.  I have been writing a bit on MyMommyStyle.com and that blog is growing very quickly, because there are four of us writing on it.  It has opened some fun experiences, but it will never be the same as my journey written here.  This is my journal, of sorts.  I don’t share the most personal things, but it does hold a lot of memories that myself and my children love to look at.

Have a great weekend!