Thursday, September 27, 2012


i know i've been warned about raising teenagers! on how hard it is! on how hard it is going to be! but why didn't someone warn me it would be SO HARD! anxiety- wanting- to -pull -my -hair -out -and -cuss- HARD! i'm a Christian girl who tries to keep my language and attitude like that of Christ, but i must admit i'm failing miserable. i've even thought about my husband and i running away from the kids. (don't get me wrong. my kids are my world and i love them more than anything.) but they don't get me. i don't get them anymore. i keep telling myself that i must be doing something right since my daughter has said she hates me like everyday for the past year. they say if your kids like you that you are not doing your job as a parent. so hearing that i must be getting a A+, right? i mean i know that she just says this when i put my foot down and don't let her do some of the things she wants to do. but it still hurts my feelings. then i end up hurting her feelings. it's so frustrating. frustrating that i can't hold my temper with her when she spats back at me with her words. anyone out there hear me on this?

brady says last night at 9 that he needs batteries for school. I say "batteries" he says "yeah" i said "this would have been nice to know when we were at wal-mart a minute ago." he than says " well i really don't need them, but i do"  ugh?? i ask what that's suppose to mean and he says " we'll i just need them for my shock pen" i'm thinking he DOES NOT  need the batteries. it just seems like lately this is our nights. every night. added with all the running from activity to activity. added to my anxiety. so i'm feeling exhausted and numb.

which brings me to why i've started a new bible study called UNGLUED.... hoping this helps me control my actions and outburst while trying to raise these teenagers.

i know i was difficult too as a teen. maybe it is payback time. i give. i really give.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

bleacher bums~

seriously it feels like every time i come back to blog a little about life it has something to do with how busy we are. but seriously WE ARE! i know how busy your lives are too. it seems to never slow down, right? something every single night! this weekend was no different. we had a hershey invite for the girls JV volleyball team and they rec'd first place.  we were there yesterday from 11 am to 5:30 last night. i realize someday my babies will be gone and life will slow down a little, but for now i guess i'll keep my running shoes close by.

friday night we had a home game for the high school football team.
they won!
here is a picture of brooke cheering at that game.
(well not really cheering right now)
but they did great when they were.

the middle school had a game too and sadly lost in overtime.
my boy #88 getting ready to play. of course he had to look for his mom in the crowd first.
i heard someone make the comment that #88 looks like he's in college. made me smile.
even though only 13 he sure is a big boy. 
so that is the last couple of nights. lets just say our butts are tired. whoever created bleacher seats is a genius!
pictures were from our phones so not so swell.