Monday, August 24, 2009

Back in the Swing of Things!

Today school started and I'm so happy! Oops, I'm not supposed to show such emotion. (smile) Anyhoo, the kiddos were excited and very happy. Everybody got where they were supposed to be without any mishaps, thank the Lord! Deondra is a senior this year and her cosmetology class is in the afternoon this year. Cedraya is a freshman this year and very excited about being in choir. DJ is in his last year in elementary, so he refers to everything now as the "big" kids and the "little" kids! lol Darian and Davon are now third graders and very quick to tell little brother, Christian what to expect in second grade! They don't notice that he ignores them while they are talking!

Well, I'll be heading back to work tomorrow. Thank God for the day off to get everybody situated! I'm looking forward to a blessed school year! Here's a couple of pics of the kiddos. Deondra told me to wait until tomorrow to take her pic because she wanted one in tomorrow's outfit! Too funny!

Happy campers!

She's a freshman now!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hectic Life!

My life has been so hectic lately, it's been really hard to slow down to even enjoy looking at a computer! Trying to be supermom, superwife and superemployee is not working well at all. I. AM. TIRED. There never seems to be enough time in the day, or enough hands to handle everything. I have yet to figure out how to handle the behavioral outbursts/verbal attacks/undermining and manipulations of a behavior-challenged child, while trying to pacify the other five siblings (two who are highly annoyed with said child) and husband, who travels frequently and needs attention too when he's home. This isn't exactly the life I imagined when we signed up for foster care & adoption classes. The best thing I've figured so far, is to PRAY.

Now school is about to start (whoo hoo!), so I'm pushing all the drama aside to buy school clothes, school supplies and pick up schedules, meet teachers and so forth. Perfect wife, mother, employee, and blogger, I am not. A woman who loves God, her family and friends, I am. While there may be gaps in my blogging, know that I'm here trying to keep afloat in the sea of life, and being uplifted by my blogging friends posts during the few minutes of computer time that I may get each day!

Love you guys! Be Blessed!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Short Break

I'm back from taking a small blogging break that I didn't mention before taking. Sorry! My cousin passed away in Houston last Tuesday, and we decided that I would go and the girls rode with me. God blessed us to have a really good trip, despite the circumstances of our going. I was able to see relatives that I hadn't seen in years and some for the first time. That was really great. I'm going to miss my cousin's over the phone speeches about life that he would give whenever I talked to him. I always got off the phone with a big smile on my face, because he was humorous and really sweet and meant well, even if his speeches didn't make a whole lot of sense! lol Since I'm an only child and was born late into my parents lives, my first cousins are all a lot older than me. Wayne was more like a big brother than a cousin, so he will really be missed. Please keep his son and daughter in prayer, and all the grandchildren (12, plus 2 great-grands), and the entire Smith clan.