Thursday, June 7, 2012

I cannot believe it's already June!

Wow, it's been a few weeks... for awhile, life was filled with uncertainty. I had a lot to digest and a lot to work out. The good news is that now, I'm feeling the best I have since ... well other than the days my daughters were born, I haven't felt this good in a LONG time.

I'm a single mama, no longer an army wife. And life is improving on a daily basis.

Here are a *few* of the positives:
- feeling more self-relient
- my opinion matters
- for that matter, my opinion is what matters
- I'm not afraid to be myself
- I'm happy with myself
- my children have BLOSSOMED!
- we are HAPPY!

signing off for now, but just wanted to say that I haven't disappeared! I'm so excited for what life has in store for myself and my family from this point on!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

When Turmoil is for the Better

It's been quite awhile since I last posted. I've had a lot going on in my personal life. The quick low-down is that Mr. Smitty and I are going through a sticky divorce. The girls and I have moved and this is a time of upheaval and stress in our lives. The good of it is that I'm feeling better than I have in over a year. The marriage was toxic for all of us and this is going to be better for everyone in the long run. The girls are so much less stressed and they're dealing with the separation rather well. They are much better off with Mr. Smitty and I being separated. The girls and I are enjoying the freedom and relaxation of being able to spend more time with friends and family as we are now in Minnesota. The bad of it is that the girls are soon going to start a custody rotation between Missouri and Minnesota, 1 month at a time. This is temporary and will only last until late fall, when Toddler will become Preschooler and start school here.

Baby girl will remain with me through her 1st birthday as she is exclusively bf'd and refuses to take formula. She will take breastmilk in a sippy, but I'm not super-woman, I cannot pump an entire month's worth of milk to send with her! Toddler starts her first stint with her father this upcoming weekend and she's a little nervous. Glad that she gets to spend some time with daddy, but terrified that she will be leaving mommy and sister. 

We could definitely use some prayer to help us through this time.

Since I'll no longer be "Mrs. Smitty", nor will I be an army wife, the blog might go through a few changes in the upcoming months. Since it's a secondary concern in my life and I only blog "for fun", there might be a lot less in terms of posts, but that's only realistic. 

As for now, here's a late Happy Easter! from the Smitty clan!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Photo A Day No Way Today

Today's Photo is 'Inside your Closet'. Since we've been working so hard on renovations around the house, some of the more mundane, everyday chores are getting sidetracked... including laundry folding and daily cleanup of my closet. It's a disaster area of clean, unfolded clothing, hubby's field equipment, my unorganized sewing and craft equipment corner (it's a big closet)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

#FEBphotoaday 'front door'

Since we're renovating, I'm using today to dream about the color I'm going to choose for our front door...

what about this one?
or this one?
My own front door is drabby factory-finish white with muddy finger and paw prints from my lovely kiddos and dogs.. not going to share that one. I'll share the picture of when it's done!