Saturday, December 29, 2012

To My Daughter..

For Christmas my mother gave me a book titled "To My Daughter" by Marci. As I was reading through it tonight I ran across a lot of things as a mother, I can relate to and really feel with Jenna, many things I would like to pass on to her one day. One of my favorite things I think was worthy of sharing.

It's titled 10 Simple Things to Remember:

1. Love is why we are here.

2. The most important day is today.

3. If you always do your best, you will not have regrets.

4. In spite of your best efforts, some things are just out of your control.

5. Things will always look better tomorrow.

6. Sometimes a wrong turn will bring you to exactly the right place.

7. Sometimes when you think the answer is "no", it is just "not yet".

8. True friends share your joy, see the best in you, and support you through your challenges.

9. God and your parents will always love you.

10. For all your accomplishments, nothing will bring you more happiness than the love you find.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Hectic Week

Here's a picture of the stitches, not too bad!

Still has a little smile while we waited in the E.R.
Aidan and Jenna with their matching band aids! 
Snoozin' away Friday morning
The last five days have been a little crazy in our house. Thursday night Jenna hit her head on the corner of our stone fireplace, luckily it was not a very big cut but it was deep enough that she needed five stitches. This all happened while I was preparing to take a test for an online class. So we figured taking her toChildren's was the best option but after sitting in the waiting room for 2 1/2 hours without even going to triage was a little ridiculous. It didn't seem to bother Jenna as much as it was irritating Aidan and I, I think she actually enjoyed staying up past bedtime well, until we got to the stitches part. It took 3 people to hold her down, the nurse holding her head in place, I held her arms, and Aidan had her legs. By the time we were packed up and on our way home Jenna was exhausted and feel asleep shortly after getting in the car. I successfully moved her from the car to her crib without waking her but it wasn't long before she woke up again. I wasn't sure if her head was hurting or the traumatic experience was bothering her more. So Jenna slept in our bed for the first time in a VERY long time. She behaved well (which is unusual)! She is usually the one sleeping while Aidan and I are trying to figure out how to get comfortable around her small frame somehow managing to take up half the bed! She kept waking up crying "momma" like she was reliving the experience :(. But she slept pretty late the next day. On top of all of this, a HUGE project that we have been holding off started Saturday. Aidan and I have desperately been wanting to repaint our room but it has been a much bigger job then anticipated. Although, I do not have much room to talk considering Dennis is the one who has done most of the work! The previous paint was a texturized navy blue. I wish I had taken a before picture..but we are switching to a goldish color, one of the only things we could agree on and would match wonderfully with our dark wood furniture. So it is midnight on Tuesday and here my father-in-law is working away trying to get it done by Thanksgiving. I have been very busy with school cramming in 3 exams before I get a WHOLE week off for Thanksgiving. Really looking forward to this break! I feel very fortunate I get so much time off.