Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Two Happy Kids

The kids and I are approaching the one year mark from the point our lives made a detour (HERE). It's been a challenging year, but I believe we are on a successful road to happiness in our little home here.

With the holiday season approaching again, I continue to struggle with the fact that I don't see them every day or every holiday. And I struggle with the fact that I don't get to share every single experience with them. Events. Holidays. Birthdays. But, I'm trying to make the best of the time I do have with them. I'm trying to start new traditions and have new experiences with them and surround them with really positive people. I continue to remind myself that we don't need specific days or holidays to celebrate being a FAMILY. We can celebrate eachother each and every single day.

... dates with Mommy
when our busy schedule allows ...

... meeting MANY, MANY, MANY new friends with similar

stories and households - and learning from eachother ...

... finding new interests and traditions that
we can do TOGETHER ...




FALL ....

TWO Happy Kids

are gonna have it ALL! :)
(In TWO Happy Homes)


  1. Almost a year for me as well. A huge and drastic change in my life, but definetly a good decision. I am thankful to have running and fitness to keep me going! Glad I found your blog. Now I really like your blog because I know we share something in common!

  2. I am really not trying to be anonymous! For some reason your system doesn't like my email! I really find it inspiring to read about other people going through the same thing as me. I left my husband almost a year ago due to drug and alcohol addiction. It has been a difficult year for me, but I am so much happier. Not a fun thing to go through, but it makes us stronger!! Good luck on your full this weekend. You are inspiring to me!

  3. Wow! Time flies.

    The good thing is that you are awesome and have so much love and positivity. Your children are going to flourish. And even if you are together on the actual holiday, you can still celebrate it in your own way. It will only enhance all of your lives!

    One of my favorite holiday memories is the last Christmas with my Dad. We couldn't be together and he was so disappointed he wasn't able to get out of the hospital to be with my sisters and their kids who lived minutes away. So my Mom and I planned a video Christmas. We got our video cameras on our computers set up and picked the time. I made sure I yanked my dear hubby and darling daughter out of bed to be there when my Dad will be there. We even have a picture of me and my daughter reading a new book to Grandma and Grandpa and you can see both of them on the computer screen. This was his last Christmas and the moment means so much. I am glad we found a way to make it special.

  4. Adjustment is tough, but you've got the right attitude and that makes a huge difference!