Visitation.

This morning, my 3 older children got picked up by their father. They will be gone a week. I don’t think I will ever be used to them leaving. They’ve been gone a little over an hour, but it already feels like longer.
I can’t even imagine how hard it must be on them. I have to keep telling myself that it’s just a week. Not forever. They’ll be back.
I think what makes it harder is that I will miss my oldest daughter’s birthday. They come back the day after she turns 9. I have been there for every single birthday. Missing one kills me. Though on the plus side, I still get to have her birthday party.
I still have 2 babies at home, so I won’t be bored this week. 🙂

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Robert.

3 years and 8 months ago, I found out I was going to have another baby. I was so excited. We were hoping for a boy, but wouldn’t have been disappointed with a girl. A few months later, we found out we were having a little boy. 😉
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He tried to bring himself into this world one day before the scheduled c-section, but he didn’t try hard enough. He was born on June 24, 2011. He has always had his own little personality. Now my little baby is 3 years old. I can’t believe how fast time flies. Happy Birthday, Robert. I love you!
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Curiousity.

I’m an extremely curious person. My hubby likes to say I am nosey. Which I will agree, I can be. I like to watch people outside my living room window. I’ve also been known to watch through my peek hole in my front door. (That’s the big reason why he says I am nosey.) I also like to know why people do things or say things. It is kind of like a sickness in a way. If I don’t have an understanding of why someone did something, it will bug me to no end. I can end up spending days wondering about it. I’ve been told that it’s none of my business and to let it go. Boy, oh boy. If only it was that easy. I suppose I have mental issues, but then again, who doesn’t? 😉
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Curiosity killed the cat”? I think that may be my downfall in the end.
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Perfection.

No one is perfect. I’m definitely not. I don’t try to pretend that I am. Either you love me for me or you can walk away. I will not change who I am. This is me. This is how God made me. He knew exactly how I would turn out and he still chose to love me. All of me.

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This world would be a better place if we all realized that nobody is perfect AND if we all stopped trying to make people into our vision of perfection.

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I may apologize for things I have done, but I will never apologize for being me. This is who I am. I am not perfect. I am ME.

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North Coast.

Living on the North Coast, means we get a lot of rain. I love the rain. The smell when it is about to rain or when it has just finished raining. The rain also means that everything is green. Green grass, green trees, green bushes. I love it.
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This is a view from the top of the Astoria Column. 164 steps all the way to the top. The view is spectacular. Absolutely breathtaking. Though if you are’t used to it, the spiral staircase to the top, may make you feel like you are going to die. But as you can see from the picture, it is definitely worth it. 😉
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The town I live in is a tourist town. We have the Column, The Flavel House and several movies were filmed here. Including, The Goonies, Kindergarten Cop and The Ring Two.
There is an amazing amount of history that goes with this town. (I won’t get into all of that.) I love living here. I am right on the mouth of the Columbia River. All I have to do is walk 2 blocks and I am at the river. Even with all the rain and tourists that are here (mostly in summer), I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. 🙂
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