Ok I suck.
I had the best intentions, but I can't keep up with this blog for some reason? If you'd like to keep in touch add me on Facebook here . As always, I will continue to be touched, entertained, and inspired by all of your blogs.
All My Love,
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
This evening was one of inquisitive questions, endless chatter, and heart melting innocence. I have to take a moment and get a couple of our conversations in writing so that I can look back when they are all grown out of those precious munchkin voices. As we are loading up the suburban for our weekly winter tradition at Chick-fil-A...
Mason"Mommy, I want Jesus to sit in the back with me"
"Honey, Jesus is all around us, and so are his angels"
"and he takes care of us when we get dead like a bug and go to heaven???"
Me"yes, that's right" *laughing
Kyle"Mommy(as he is fighting me to not lift him in to the truck, pointing at the moon)I want to put the moon in my purse"
"Ky the moon has to stay up in the sky"
"if I take it down it will be broken?"
"Mommy I don't want A(referring to her initial), I want M like you"
"but mommy picked out A especially for you"
"Nooooooooooooo, I don't want AAAAAAAA"
Labels: sweet memories
Thursday, January 8, 2009
As I begin to get back in touch with my blog, I can't help but cringe everytime I look at it. I did the header myself last year and it is very outdated. My little slice of the internet needs a makeover! Any ideas?
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
This was a couple weeks ago when Nina & Grandpa were here visiting. Oh what a new day it must be that I can get these little monkeys to all sit down together and look at the camera!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Wow people. I can't believe the year has passed. 2008 was a great one....a year of change, growth, and learning. I was shocked when I finally peeked at my lonely blog a few weeks ago and realized my last post was kind of a dreadful subject and even worse, written over 6 months ago. Shame on me! I miss my blog buddies and the laughter and tears I shed over all of your lives. One of my New Years resolutions is to make time to blog. I started this as a documentation of my kids lives so that they could enjoy it one day, so I will get busy! I may rewind and post snippets of things missed in the last few months.
I am also thinking about starting a makeup blog. As many of you know, last year I had some tough decisions to make about my career. I was sad to walk away from my job at MAC not realizing what a wonderful & exciting path was in store for me. I couldn't be happier with how it has all happened. I really thought leaving would mean me never having a career in makeup, little did I know it was quite the opposite! Stay tuned for the new blog...until then you can check out http://www.melissajonesmakeup.com/ if are interested in what I have been up to.
Best wishes for love, laughter, and continued blessings in 2009!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I recently heard that the new divorce rate for married couples is 43% for first marriages and jumps to 67% for second marriages. That combined with the statistic that couples with multiples are three times more likely to divorce makes me feel a little doomed. This is my second marriage, I have triplets, and truth be told my marriage often times does feel the stress of our lives.
I heard another interesting remark on the subject of marriage & children recently and dug around online to find some discussion about it. This is the belief that the secret to a happiness and longevity in a marriage is keeping your husband first, kids second. This sparked my interest since I have never considered this the order of my priorities, my kids have been above all since the moment they were brought in to this world.
Here is some of the discussion
What are your thoughts on this subject? What are your secrets to a strong, happy marriage while managing the stress of having children? I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Well, sometimes it's more like a pet store depending on which animal alter ego we are. Today I have two kitty cats and a "mommy cat". The two kitty cats are trapped under laundry baskets and will not stop meowing...lol
Irony= this Mommy is highly allergic to cats, hmmmmm?
Earlier, and quite often actually, it feels like the running of the bulls in my house. For instance the phone rings...suddenly there is me and three little people around me running for the same phone. Someone's bound to get trampled :/
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Thoughts for today...
Thank God for Chick fil A indoor playgrounds:)
My kids are so cute, how'd I do that?
How can someone so cute be such a pistol?
Where is my usb cable so I can download these pictures???
How in the heck did my Verizon bill get to $700?
Little butts look so cute in underwear. Hopefully we will get over poop in the potty anxiety soon:)
Hope everyone is savoring the beautiful days of spring as much as I am!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Spring is here and I feel myself coming back to life. Time goes by so fast when your not blogging! I am wondering how many precious, humorous, or down right awful moments I have missed documenting and are now trapped somewhere in my memory reserves? I vow to get consistent with this blogging thing. It makes me feel better, and sometimes when I go back and read my own words it's like an out of body experience. It will be a fun treat for my kids to enjoy later.
I got a laptop and I quit my full time job at MAC to be a freelancer so I have no excuses. I am now doing makeup on the side for fashion shows, print & editorial work, and hopefully some weddings very soon. I also freelance for MAC and Smashbox when I feel like going in...so far that's not often. I am loving it. MAC was the perfect place to point me in the right direction. I never knew I had this natural talent and passion. I wish I could have discovered this 10 years ago, I might have won an Oscar by now...lol
The kids....well, that's just what they are. My babies are now kids with imaginations, oodles of questions, loads of personality, and voices...OMG Loud voices! My home is a noisy, messy, chaotic place. It is also more importantly a place of happiness, laughter, learning, and so much love. It feels nice to have a little freedom. Being able to let them wander to the basement and play by themselves, walking through target on foot and all staying together, it's the little things that make a big difference.
I have lots of pictures to download so those will be up soon. I can't wait to make the rounds and see how your little cuties have grown and catch up on your lives! Thank you all for your love and support after Courtney's death, your kind words are near and dear to my heart. Talk to ya soon!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I am so shocked and devastated over the death of one of our close friends. Courtney was one of a kind, he was sure to light up a room and make you laugh.
It was just a few weeks ago that we caught up with each other and planned to get the family together and hang out. Unfortunately, I did not call soon enough. It is so hard for me to wrap my mind around this. How could it be? I had skimmed over the forwarded mail he sent me in my inbox several times not knowing that he would be gone from this earth the next day.
Death is one thing I am not prepared to handle. As a Christian, death should not be so hard to grasp. But I admit that I am extraordinarily attached to the physical.
I pray that the Lord gives Susan, his dear wife to be and their two beautiful children Blake and Raigen peace in their hearts. I pray for her strength to go on with two babies counting on her. I pray that their little minds are not to confused and that they have little angels assigned to them to give them extra peace and comfort.
Courtney was killed in the line of duty. He was a Maryland police officer and was a victim of a hit and run accident while laying cones to re-route traffic. The woman who hit him was later found and arrested on a previous charge of failure to appear in court for a DUI. They found empty alcohol containers in the back seat as well as alcohol on her breath. So tragic, so senseless.
It is such a painful reminder of how I take my own life for granted. How I take for granted that my loved ones will always be here.
I am paralyzed with sadness. Is it really too late for me to say goodbye? If I shout loud enough that I loved him and cherished his friendship will he hear me? Did he know? What can I do to give any little piece of him back to his young children that will never get to know him? At 2 and 4 how much will they remember? ughhh, I can't get over it. Truly my wish is to honor his legacy and celebrate his life, but forgive me for my emotional out pour. It is all just so fresh and shocking. I can only hope that Courtney is looking down and knows that he will forever be loved, that his friendship was cherished, and that he will not be forgotten. I will miss you dearly.
Friday, January 11, 2008
It is hard for me to believe that three years ago today was that special day I will never forget. The day that I had almost every conceivable emotion running through me. The day I was instantly changed in to a real woman. The day that will forever be my happiest and most memorable. The day that my life went from somewhat ordinary & peaceful to complete chaos...lol The day my three amazing babies were born!
Here are a few of my memories from that day...
I was on my third month of Hospital bedrest
I was wearing my Mom's pajamas that she had left when she visited. They were yellow with little cherries.
I was just about to eat breakfast
and the Doc came in to tell me it was my day. After the Resident had visited me earlier in the morning and my discomfort was obviously unbearable, they had made the big decision that it was time and that I was in the safe zone.
Fast forward a couple hours and Im in the O.R. looking around with such fear I could barely keep it together. The lights, the table, ughhhhhhhh. I actually contemplated running, although it would have been more like a brisk waddle. I wondered to myself how far a Woman resembling Shrek in a Hospital gown could get before they caught me. Really, I did. I remember the room filling up with people. I think the number got up to 20 something. I remeber a fantastic anathesiologist, and my petite 4'11" Doctor standing on a stool to get to my belly. Minutes later were the sweet cries of my babies, The look of awe on my Husbands face, and the most amazing moments of my life.
My sweet Kyle was first. I remeber his arms spread open and they were so long. Then Asjia, my baby girl with a dainty little cry. Then Mason, my little peanut. He had a full head of hear that looked like it had just been cut at the barbershop. He looked around and cried a few seconds later.
It was magical.
Here we are three years later. I have three amazing little people to show for it. Thank You Kyle, Asjia, an Mason for bringing so much happiness, love, and laughter in to my life. Thank You Lord for Blessing me so abundantly.
Happy Birthday, Mommy Love You!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
yep...Im turning into one. I keep finding myself lurking through pages and pages of blogs, old and new, and leaving without a comment. I am lazy, I am selfish, and I am going to blog hell I know. What is my problem? I am on overload, my brain has more to process than it knows what to do with. Hopefully I will find my old self soon. Until then, sending all my beloved blog friends love. Know that I truly do love you!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
In searching for some good books on the true meaning of Christmas for the kids, I came across this book. It looks fascinating! Here is the review...
Take a magical journey around the world this Christmas with your children and family.
Forget about the woes of the world with this delightful Christmas story about a young girl overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle during Christmas time.
Collista loses faith in Christmas and writes a plea to Santa Claus for help. Santa replies by sending her a Guardian Angel named Brianna to help her re-discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Collista and Brianna embark on an adventure that takes them around the world for a magical journey that you won't forget.
Collista's Search for the True meaning of Christmas is a welcomed, inspirational family book that will delight children and adults alike and bring a joyful tear of hope to everyone's eye.
With today's mass media covering the tragedies of the world 24/7, more and more children are becoming disillusioned with humanity. Offer them hope and a look into the world of other children to see that we are all the same, especially at Christmas time.
Collista's Search for the True meaning of Christmas will teach you and your children how to say "Merry Christmas" and "Happy New Year" in 112 different languages. Included at the end of the book are 33 Holiday recipes from around the globe that both you and your children can share special family time to make together.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Here is what the Holidays look like around our house...
the smooches are plentiful around here...and they are free too!
I can't believe this is my itty bitty Kyle looking like such a big boy...
and a smile that I just can't get enough of!
Mason was very thoughtful with his ornament placement. I suspect he will have OCD like his Mommy.
my little angel so excited to wear that stinkin dress!
they are kinda cute aren't they?
and this one says it all!
As I was going through my online albums and picking Holiday picks for Christmas cards, I realized I had never done anything with our Halloween pics...including posting them on my blog! So here's a little flashback;)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Last week I had a touchbase with the kids teacher, Ms Christine. She is really a sweetheart. She said they were all doing fantastic, making huge progress, and right where they need to be age wise. The one observation that broke my heart was this...
She explained to me that they needed more one on one time with me. This is something that has been nagging me for a while, but this really hit home. She said that the lack of individual time alone with me instead of as a trio was causing insecurities within my children. She explained that there is no time to develop a close individual bond with each of them, and that has caused them to be insecure as individuals. She said that I may feel bonded with them because I am always with them and I give them tons of affection, but it wasn't the same as the bond would be if they had a chance to bond with me alone rather than all together. She explained that instead, they are bonding with eachother and that's where they get their security from. Thus, the reason they hate being separated. She told me that out of all the kids in the classroom, these guys were the furthest behind socially. They get scared when new kids join the classroom, have longer adjustment periods to new kids and teacher's, and are more relucant to try new things than the other kids. My heart droppped. Did I really cause my kids to be insecure? I am with them, loving on them, and teaching them every moment I can get my hands on. It makes sense though, they need me to know them in and out as individuals, not as a pack. They need to have their time, to have their own special moments with me or Chris, no interruptions. So, this is our new commitment. To allow each one of them to flourish and get as much alone time as we can find.
Today is Kyle's day. I can't explain to you the smile he had and the bounce in his walk as we left the school together holding hands. We went to the park, had lots of conversations, read a couple of books that he picked out, we will go to lunch together, take a nap together, and go get "ma brudu & ma chista" from school a little later. I will rotate each week, and my day off that week will be all theirs! For a Mom of triplets, having one tagging along with you is like nothing, it's actually very refreshing to get to focus on just one of them.
No, Im not pregnant. Not that type of Blessing.
As you know, I have been struggling with my decision to work or to stay home. To be quite honest, working at M.A.C has been wonderful in many ways, and on the other hand it has turned our already chaotic lives into complete mayhem! After being denied for the kids school scholarship(a whole different story) I made up my mind that I would give my notice at work and return to life as we were before I had this bright idea. That was yesterday. Despite my inability to keep up with household duties, despite the fact that I miss my kids and my hubby, I still felt sadness going in yesterday to deliver the news that I would be resigning at the end of December.
I was absolutely shocked when my boss made a way for me. She is allowing me to work 7-4 shifts, which will allow me to pick the kids up from school and be home cooking dinner by 5pm! She is also giving me Sundays off as promised in the beginning, and I only have to close one Saturday per month! I am so excited, I think this is going to solve everything! Yayyyyyyyyy!
My Husband Chris is a Contractor.
Isn't it funny that last week when he arrived at the kids school to pick them up the teacher nformed him that Mason has been walking around for the last week with a pencil behind his ear? Apparently he is very cool about it. Sometimes he even has one behind each ear. He takes them out to draw, then puts them back...
Too stinkin cute. It's amazing what kids pick up on.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
One of my little guys insists upon the pink cup when I pass out sippies, fights for baby dolls, and snuck on a pair of Asjia's pink princess underwear before school the other day. Chris went to pick them up and he still had them on, one leg only and pulled up to his waist, but he refused to take them off. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
I guess I have been in denial. I will have to surrender my capris and my flip flops darn it! This morning, after weeks of beautifully vibrant colored leafy trees, I walked out to find bare naked ones. There were crazy winds all day yesterday and last night that stripped them of their beauty. On the way to school there was an eary calm, and out of no where...snowflakes.
We have plans to get our Christmas tree on Thursday, and In the back of my head I am trying to predict what level that disaster will be. I cant wait to share the excitement of the holidays with the kiddies, but will the poor little tree survive the abuse?
I told them I was going to take them to see Santa and all of them said No! Asjia kept repeating, "I'm scared Mommy". I told them Santa likes you, he's nice, he brings you surprises if your a good girl or boy...they went for it;)
So watch out mall Santas, one of you will see us coming very soon!
Friday, November 16, 2007
I just discovered the best thing a Mommy of three pre-school age kiddos could discover. The teacher supply store! OMG OMG OMG. Where have I been? I got so excited in there I could barely stand myself. For a second I felt guilty that I had cheated my kids out of these great things for the past couple of years, but then I realized that it is not until now that they have been ready for it. So, if you have never been, RUN don't walk to the nearest one! We have Lakeshore Learning Center here and it's awesome! I decided that if I stay home I will turn the basement in to a full blown "pre-school" and I will have a structured learning schedule for them a few days a week. Fun Fun Fun:)
One of my favorite things is this walking rope. I was so amazed that they were able to train my kids to walk and hold on to this rope at school. I was very paranoid with them going on walks without me at first. The school id downtown and the playground is a public one two blocks away so they walk there. The first few days I stuck around so I could chaperon. The teacher looked at me like an alien when I drilled them about any stray kids who had been hit by cars or lost on the daily journey. They assured me no child had ever gotten off of the rope outside, and I half heartily believed them. So, I tested the idea a few days later. I always have my kids on lock down when we are taking a trip to the mall or the park, so that day I decided to try the rope theory. I cut a long piece of curling ribbon from my gift wrap box and called it "the rope". I could not believe my eyes as my kids walked a total of six blocks to and from our neighborhood park without letting go even once. I was sold! So here it is Ladies and Gents...
Love it, Love it, Love it!
And it could be yours for the low low price of $19.95 Yahooooooo
*oh yes, pics of the hair coming soon!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
One amazing thing that has come as a result of going to school...they are so much more open to other people, places, and things. I was shocked when I got them to feed the goats out of their hands. Just a couple of months ago they were running from puppies!
Kai finally got his wish of "drive tractoh" What a little cutie he is. We actually couldn't get him down once he went up. He held up the line and we had to go dig him out of the driver's seat.
Asjia & Mason trying reeeaaaly hard to pick up that pumpkin.
Watching the pony eat after taking him on a ride. They held on for dear life so my pictures of that were blury. It was adorable though, they were so proud of themselves♥
It's amazing how time passes us by. I really need a laptop so I can blog in traffic...lol How are all of my beloved blogging Mamas? I have felt utterly disconnected from blog land for the past few weeks. My computer was very ill & I couldn't even check up on your pages:( I will surely be making the rounds!
Where can I start?
Yesterday was one of those precious days that I desperately needed. The ones where its rainy and cold and all you want to do is roll from your warm bed to your sofa and snuggle up with your bambinos all day. We watched Cat in the Hat twice, ate homemade chicken noodle soup and played "wing awound the wosy" more times than I could keep track of. I didn't brush my teeth or get out of my pj's until 9pm when it was time to run to Target:) Didn't clean a single thing either, IT WAS FABULOUS!
As Tori told you guys, I am still working. I can't really make a move just yet because the school is still reviewing the scholarship info. Unfortunately, you need at least an associates degree in early childhood education to be an assistant there, so that was not an option afterall. But honestly, both Chris and I have gone back and forth a hundred times over and still can't decide what is best for the whole family. The kids LOVE to "go skoooo" so I feel bad taking them out to be cooped up with me all day again. And Lord knows that we cannot fork out nearly $700 a week to have them there while I lay around the house looking
like a hot mess pretty. I know the answer will come in due time.
In the meantime...We had a great Halloween. We visited the pumkin patch and went trick or treating with the 3lb crew. M.A.C has been a lot of fun. Lots of hours, but lots of fun too. My Best Friend April came for a short visit:) and speaking of short.....I cut all my hair off. This is the first time in my life that I have had short hair! It's taking a bit of getting used to but everyone seems to approve. I am super excited that I have three days off Thanksgiving week and actually get to stay home and cook! And, I am super duper excited that my whole fam will be here the week before Christmas to visit. They bring loads of love, laughter, and entertainment with them:)
Hope all of you are in good health and good spirit, I have missed you dearly. Talk to you very soon!