Sunday, April 3, 2011


I've been feeling a little like this:

But I'm not near as cute about it as Olivia is. (Look at that mouthful of teeth!!) I haven't had much to blog about. I feel I'm often in survival mode and in order to not let my house get completely destroyed, I try and stay off the computer. Uploading pictures to the blog is so time consuming and if I turn my back for more than five minutes, my kids are running amok and my once clean house is now a disaster area. I know that this may seem to contradict my attitude in this post but I'm finding if I spend two or three minutes every hour just putting things back in their place than it's a lot easier to keep the house looking presentable.

Carter went back to school this past week and we were both happy to have a break from each other I think!
I lost our YMCA cards on Monday so I haven't been able to go there which is sad because I've had a stressful week and have really needed a break.

I'm thankful the weather has warmed up, even though it may only be temporary. I am arranging a couple of playdates for next week because I am tired of feeling in desperate need of adult conversation. I've never felt lonely in my entire life until I moved here. I'm so thankful that I do have Meredith only an hour away and am fortunate to have met Amy but it's a far cry from the group of friends I had back in Louisiana. I knew this day would come and again, I'm thankful to have two good friends close by. It could be worse, I could have no one here. I've always considered myself a friendly person but I'm realizing now that it takes work to maintain friendships. People don't just come knocking on the door wanting hang out....especially since my friends are all in the throws of raising small kids which is an all consuming duty. I feel like when I'm starting to feel sorry myself that the Lord is speaking to me and saying that I need to get out and do something about it. So that's what I'm doing. I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and making an effort. Hopefully it'll pay off and I can make some more meaningful friendships here. My church has a young mom's playgroup but unfortunately, it's almost over for the year and it meets right at about the time I have to pick Carter up from school on Wednesday. So we'll see.

And in closing, I would like to share a precious picture of my baby:

The End. :)


Brandi and Adam Hart said...

I know how you feel, Jaime! Being at home, while I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world, is very lonely sometimes. I'm lifting you up in prayer--- that God would send a group of friends your way that would be such a blessing to you!

ruslinga said...

I feel the same way sometimes Jaime. It's not easy making new friends when you can barely hold a 5 minute conversation without being pleasantly interupted by your lovely tag along (or maybe that's just me). Even though I love it here, it would be so nice to be able to share our family with all of the wonderful friends we made in LA(like yourself). I'll be thinking of you and praying that you have less lonely days.

Carol said...

Love Isaiah's smile!