Restored and ready to go on …

After all our short trips and our crazy busy summer schedules I was happy to fall into MY bed last night. With nothing planned today I think my body finally allowed me to just CRASH. I slept for almost 10 hours. That is HUGE for me! And my mind and body surely appreciated it. With over 3 weeks left in our summer I now think I can make it to the end, HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel restored and ready to go on!!!

The sweet sound of family …

I love Sunday mornings. I usually wake up before everyone else like usual but I’m not rushing to do anything or to go anywhere. I enjoy the silence of the house. And even more, the sounds of everyone eventually waking and coming to find me. I have grown to love this routine. When we travel it is somehow even better. There is even more calm and silence before they wake. There is no rushing at all. I relax. Drink my coffee. Write. There is also an excitement looming regarding whatever adventure we have planned for that day. Then, I wait and listen to hear them wake. It’s different when we travel. With a family as large as mine we usually require a suite or at least two rooms to accommodate all of us. Even with the space, the sounds of our Sunday are different. The closer proximity allows me to hear their breathing and movement that often reminds me of when my crew were babies. They are definitely not babies anymore. Sid and George are adults now. In September Libs will be turn 15 and Reese, 8. Sometimes I can’t believe how much time has passed since I first became a mom. It’s honestly mind-boggling. I have been blessed to be home with all of them since day one. I can honestly say that I haven’t missed much of their childhoods. I love when they tell me that too. They appreciate it just as much as I do. I know that because I haven’t missed much that it makes it much harder for me to let go. To have had the privilege of raising them and watch them grow up is the greatest gift God has ever given me. I love them so much. With all the change that is coming, George off to college for the first time and Sid returning to hers, I seem to cherish every moment I share with them collectively even more. They really are my world. And no matter how far away life and their dreams may take them, they will always be my babies. So, it may seem silly to some that I’ve grown to love the sounds of our lazy Sunday mornings, but for this mama, these sounds mean family.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you listen to the sweet sounds of your family!!!

A bed hog …

We left yesterday on a little trip to Northern California. G3 was recently accepted into Sonoma State University and he has a tour scheduled for later today. Although he’s still undecided, it’s all very exciting. I’m sure I’ll have plenty more to write about this subject later today, so I will keep this entry about my attempt at sleep last night.

When we travel Reese sleeps with me. Being in an unfamiliar place she wants her mommy close by. I totally get it. And it’s quite sweet. Well, for the first few hours anyway. Then she becomes not so good at sharing. Not. At. All.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you aren’t a bed hog!!!

Savoring the moment … 

This is our last day of summer before my crew goes back to school and everyone is still asleep. The house is so quiet. Mornings like this will be rare come tomorrow. But I am ready for all of it. The busyness, the rush, the full schedules and all the change. Oh … all that change. But right now I will appreciate the peacefulness of this morning. The calm before my storm.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you savor the moment!!!

An altered state of consciousness …

It’s pretty rare for me to sleep over 7 hours. Last night I slept about 11. HOLY MOLY. I think the past 2+ months finally caught up with me and I was OUT. I am thankful for the sleep and feeling so rested, because TRUST ME I needed it! But when I sleep crazy hours like that it always leaves me with a weird haziness that no amount of coffee or showering can rid me of. It hangs with me all day … um … until I sleep it off, HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have an altered state of consciousness!!!