So, I am sure most of you know, the reason for my lack of posts lately is because of "the move". I say "the move" like that because I hear it with dramatic, scary music in the background. So, I will start with the good:
I love, love, LOVE our new house....but the building process was like birthin' a baby. I was on a total and complete emotional rollercoaster for 6 months. But the end result? LOVE IT!
|I pretty much want to make out with my front door!!|
|I love, love, LOVE my new kitchen!|
|I also want to make out with the AMAZING hardwood floors!|
So, onto confessions:
~My sweet blue-eyed baby graduated from Kindergarten this year. I could go on and on about how time flies and it seemed like yesterday that I was teaching him how to walk. While I do feel all those things, I am most struck by how bad I sucked as a mom at the end of the school year this year. Going back to the whole "moving" situation, I was lucky to have been able to find clean clothes (mostly) to put on him and me for graduation. Ignore the fact that he went weeks without me signing his homework folder, reading aloud, packing his lunch (don't worry, he bought it at the cafeteria), NOT showing up to volunteer when I was supposed to, showing up in carpool lane looking like a crazy woman and smelling like a goat, and showing up to his graduation with no balloons and prizes and sporting 3 inch roots.
~I coached my daughters Volleyball team this season...the Hulkettes. At first I was petrified to do it because (1) these wee ladies pack a powerful punch. In 6th grade, they are jump serving and basically kicking the ass of anyone I played Volleyball with in school. I mean, what could I teach them?! (2) I didn't want to be the coach whom the parents looked at and thought "what the hell is she having my kid do that she can't do herself" (3) Middle school girl drama makes me want to hurl.
However, all that fear and trepidation was for NOTHING! We had a fabulous time and only lost 2 games for the season. The girls and parents were AMAZING and we definitely had the most FUN of any team in the league, hence the green tongues and the GRRR face for our team pic.
~I made quilts for my nieces whom are stationed in Germany. It is the closest I have been able to give them a hug. The above picture is the WONDERFUL housewarming present by brother and sister-in-law sent to us from an artist in Germany. Funny thing is, it says "Welcome to our Home", but "Rouse" (our last name) basically means "get the hell out".
OH, the confession part of this is how sucky I am at going to the post office. I started these quilts back in November...it took me until April to finish them...then, not until "the move" did I actually get my sorry ass to the post office.
|Quilt for my new baby niece Harper <3|
|Quilt for my 8 year old niece Maddy, who loves Monster High and peace signs.|
~Last but not least, I confess, that I feel like I have been eating like a ROCKSTAR the last few weeks (well, not the bloated, drunk, druggy type rock star) Lots and lots of grilled meat, veggies, and salads. Absolutely NO ice cream...yay!
|Honey Lime Tilapia with Orange Cashew Rice|
|Hubs made homemade Beef Jerky|
|Cheater Migas with mushrooms|
|Oh well, yeah. National Donut Day sucked me in. But I only ate my 1 free donut, so yay for that :)|
SO, how have you all been???