"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."


Ok, so life has been crazy lately....

It's been a few weeks and I have so much to write. Where to start...Ok, so I have not been back to that wonderful nail salon and I'm so afraid to, even though my nails need a nice, new manicure!! :)

Can you believe my "baby" started Kindergarten Wednesday and she goes all day, every day. Wasn't it just yesterday that she was Valerie's age? And if she is this big already, how old does that make me? Ok, I won't think about that too much...I'm still stuck in the '90s. LOL! We should have some pictures up soon. She's such a big girl. sniff...sniff...If that's not bad enough, Seth starts K next year! Well, at least my two little ones will be at home for a few more years.

I forgot all the joys of public school. After we left Olivia in her class we got stuck in the hallway as the Pledge of Allegiance was being recited over the public speaker system. We're trying to rush out of there and then I see everyone else standing stil, hand over heart reciting it. So there we are, a double stroller, mommy, daddy and a 4 yo all standing still. I couldn't believe it. In a million years, I never would have imagined us doing the pledge as a family in school. :) Too funny!!

Otis has become quite the dog! He is just so smart, he swings with his front paws in the back and he can use his front paws to open his cage door. I'm waiting to find him on the toilet seat and flushing. LOL!

Summer is over, in my eyes anyway....HALLEJUAH!! Come on fall, my absolute favorite time of the year. Cooler temps, holiday season, birthdays, fun...fun...fun...goodbye 80 degree temps at 5am, goodbye frizzy hair, goodbye sweat!! :D