Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mommy, is that a bear?

Perhaps my daughter will grow up to be a veterinarian because she keeps thinking people are animals (i.e. do you see the monkey?). Anyway, while we were in Florida, Danae said "mommy is that a bear?" Who was she talking about? Aunt Debbie from Atlanta!!! That girl is crazy. Lesson learned: lay off the animal/nature lessons a little.

Why does She.ryl.Crow think we can use one square of tissue when we go to the bathroom? Lesson learned: she is nasty and in the off chance that I ever meet her we will not shake hands.

Why did my son, Brayden, almost kill himself by choking on a piece of his sister's toy? Why did I not think it would be a hazard to him? Because that piece can barely fit in my mouth (not that I've tried) but it's sorta large. He couldn't close his mouth once he jammed it in so he started crying with a muffled sound. That's when we noticed what happened. One of my friends has a daughter and son also. She told me that if she had her son first, she would probably have stuck with only one kid. I now see what she means even though I still want more children. Lesson learned: watch that sucka all the time no matter what because little boys are nuts.

We can't find people our own age at church in this area. We've visited 3 churches and have noticed a gap between 18/19 year olds and 40-somethings. We can't find people our own age. The people here say they are still "in the world". They send their kids to church with the grandparents. This is somewhat depressing. I know I said I wouldn't make any friends here because I don't want any emotional attachments making it sad for me when I leave but...I would like to meet someone in my age bracket at church. Lesson learned: the devil is seriously seeking whom he may devour.

Monday, April 23, 2007

This is my view outside my bedroom window every day. Nice, huh?

Well, the trip to Angola was postponed so the kids and I didn't get to have our Florida tour. It's messed up because I was actually looking forward to seeing friends and family during that time. Supposedly, he's leaving this Sunday instead but that's only if the Visa applications are granted by then. So, we'll see...

I went to two weddings while in Fl. Dwayne's cousin got married on Saturday and we got to see a lot of his family there. Then, my brother-in-law's wedding was at noon on Sunday. Hands down...the funniest wedding I've ever attended. He is such a clown but everyone had so much fun!! Danae enjoyed seeing her grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. And, she got to meet even more family.

We went to San Francisco yesterday...enjoyed Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown. We went on a bay cruise to view Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. All in all, life is good.

Friday, April 06, 2007

I See Black People!!!

As you know, we currently live in an area where there are no black people...well...very few. So, whenever we go out to eat or to the mall, we get excited when we do see black folks. Sad, huh? But, there is a nationwide organization called Mocha Moms that has come to my rescue. This is an organization created for women of color who are also stay-at-home moms. We met them last Thursday at the park. It was so nice to see a group of black folks.

Next weekend, we're going to Fl for my brother-in-law's wedding. I still can't believe he's getting married. During his toast at my wedding, he said "I don't know why my brother wants to settle down with just one woman." It was something like that. He said the same thing at his other brother's wedding.

Dwayne is going to Angola for two weeks so the kids and I are going to stay in Fl and visit friends and family around the state. That is going to be so much fun!

On April 7th, my mom will have been gone for 13 years. I can't believe it's been that long.