I'm still learning on my pathway to perfection, and I'm not afraid to admit when I am wrong. But I enjoying writing about what I do know about motherhood, marriage, military life and anything else that pops in my head. I love to read, write, run, crochet, sing, and dance in the way that will embarrass my boys the most! But above all, I love to laugh about all of it. Life is so funny if you take the time to stop stressing and really think about it all.
My husband Ben is my soul mate and perfect opposite. Where I am loud, outgoing, and silly; he is quiet, thoughtful (as in he actually thinks before he speaks) and can fix anything! That is to say, Daddy Ben. Army Ben is scary as heck... but we won't talk about Army Ben. Ben is a solider in the US Army Field Artillery Corp, is Cub Scout master, and loves every minute of it! The harder it is, the more he enjoys himself. He works hard and I am proud of him.... even if I do poke fun at him at times (but only when I know that it is something that he will laugh about too!).
I married my husband, Ben, in 2004 and we got pregnant right away (I say "we" because he suffered as much as I did). Sam was born in 2005 with pneumonia. There is nothing worse for a first time mom, then to be waiting for a cry that never comes and suddenly your baby is rushed out of the delivery room because he's blue -- not my favorite memory. Sam is now 10 years old. He is also ADHD and speech/ language impaired -- and he is progressing fantastically! As much as I love him, Sam was a real hard kid. Loved to do naughty things, and don't let his speech impairment fool you -- he is extremely bright and very crafty -- which gets him in A LOT of pickles. But lucky for me, he gives me great writing material! However, this last year, he has really grown. While Sam used to be my most difficult, I have found that now he is Mr. Rules. Little bros beware! One toe out of line and Sam is using his words to tattle. The stinker. But he redeems himself in his role as big brother to the baby... he LOVES babies. Sam is the ham of the family and no child is safe on the playground from being made one of his friends... he even has a gaggle of little girls crushing on him that live down the street.
And last but not least, baby Moroni, AKA "MoMo". Our sweet surprise baby that made me a mother of 5 beautiful boys! He is the happiest baby... I only hope he stays that way!!
Sam, Nephi, Jacob, Joseph, Moroni, the hubby and I have many adventures we would love to share. I hope to hear from you as well. I really appreciate ideas and pearls of wisdom. I'm not perfect, even though sometimes I would like to think I am. I'm not even a great writer. I am starting this blog after a lot of peer pressure to do something with my writing skills. However, I am a bit of a chicken when it comes to putting myself out there to the public. Just one step at a time, and this is it. I enjoy life and love all it has to offer; the good times, the bad, and sometimes the ugly. It is my hope and my wish that we can bask in the glories of womanhood and motherhood together.