Sunday, February 24, 2013

time marches on {in spite of missed due dates}

Today is not a day that has something special noted on the calendar. 
But today I was reminded of where I was 19 years ago.  Or maybe I should say what I was.  I was an emotional mess of a pregnant woman with a super swollen belly with a child that was supposed to be here.  On this day.  The reason I was reminded of this is because said child thought she'd be cute & write on the dry erase board "8 days until Kameryn's birthday!!" 
Yep.  Eight days.  The child came EIGHT days past her due date.  She wasn't even born in the month she was supposed to be, for goodness sake!
And here we are.  NINETEEN YEARS later.  It sounds so cliche when people say to enjoy your children because time just goes so fast, blah, blah, blah.  It's true.  It does.  So if you find yourself waiting for something, savor the moments.  Embrace the wait.  Before you know it, it's 19 years later & I'm trying to slow time down, hoping for one more win, & one more win...wanting this last basketball season to just keep going so I can watch her play one more time.  Thankfully, these girls did bring home a win last night, bless their hearts.

Hoping for more net-cutting pictures to come!
Me & my baby I thought would never come.
I remember so well that I was not the only one sad about the missed due date.  My dad had a job interview out of state they scheduled "safely" past when Kam was supposed to get here.  You guessed it...She arrived when they were gone, & they were so sad.  But guess what?  She doesn't remember that, but she will remember these moments!
Two of Kam's biggest fans!  (We left the smaller biggest fans at home with a sitter since it was a very late game an hour down the road.)
Go Arrows!  Let's keep it going!!!
By the way, Kameryn were worth the wait.  Stinker.

Friday, February 22, 2013

a little break

Have I ever mentioned that I'm not opposed to flying by the seat of my pants?  Well, I'm not.  As much of a planner as I tend to be, winging it is another tendency.
So, when I realized that Kam would not have any tournament games scheduled for this past weekend & flights were terribly ridiculous for a speaking engagement Joe had scheduled in SC, I thought a road trip was in order.  I figure a chilly beach scene is better than no beach scene, AND I got to squeeze my KiKi's neck since she's student teaching in the same area.  Win-Win.
Kam & Kyler had to stay home b/c of basketball & work, but the other kids were thrilled about missing a few days of school game.  So, off we went.
No pictures with KiKi...not sure how that happened.  We must have just been enjoying being with her too much!  It was a nice break from the snow, & I appreciate the time spent with Joe & the kids.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

hair day

This was my first attempt at doing a protective style with all of Kendi's hair, & we did it!  I am happy with how it turned out, but not so happy that it makes her look so big!!  She & her sisters will be sporting some orange & black ribbon tonight to cheer on big sister, Kam, for her senior night game.  I need tissues!!!!!