Friday, June 1, 2012

Birthday, Prom, Parade, Gardens, and Life....

Hello my dear blogging friends.  I know that things have not been the norm around here and I hope you can forgive me for that and try to understand my life right now.  I know that some of you know what has been going on but for the majority of you, all you know is that I have been telling you that I have been under Major stress.  The most stress that I have ever felt in my entire life and it has been going on for over 6 months now. It's not something I would wish on my worst enemy.  It's even harder because I still have to live my day to day life, keep the kids happy and well, put on a smile for the world, and basically pretend that all is well.  I'm still not ready to totally spill everything here for all to read, but I will say, as of yesterday, things have lightened up a bit.  The problem has not disappeared, but we now have a more fitting alliance working for us.  Best advice to you all, sometimes it's a better choice not to go with the "nice" lawyer but to go for the more cut throat one. 

For the time being, we are not moving, but I  still don't know what the future holds. Luckily, the future has moved a bit farther away right now.

Now onto my life....

We celebrated a 6th Birthday with a  circus theme party.  It was a blast and everyone seemed to enjoy it.

 My oldest daughter attended her first prom.  She chose a style of dress that fits her uniqueness :)
 My daughters were in the town's Memorial Day parade and the rest of watched on the sidelines. My grandfather was in the Army, my father in law was in the Army, my husband was in the Navy, and now my oldest son will be headed to boot camp for the Marines in September(don't ask me how I feel about this, because I'm still not sure... scared and proud, but probably more scared).
 My youngest daughter and I made a fairy garden in an old wheelbarrow.
 We still need to make a house for it.

 Pics from around the yard....

 Mason, hamming it up for the camera.

 The pictures do not do this pot of petunias justice, the thing is gorgeous and enormous!  It was a gift from my 3rd grader's teacher. I'm room mom and she gave me this as a Thank you gift.  I love it!!!
 And the front door. I kept it simple and sweet. It will stay like this through July.
I'll try to be better about posting and sharing pics with you.  I have been majorly decluttering the house and changing my style.  So I may be having a blog sale of primitives soon, would you all like me to offer things on here?

Hugs and blessings,



  1. Sorry to hear that you are going through stressful times. Hopefully this respite will give youi renewed strength for the future.

    That birthday looks like it would have been a blast. Such creativity.

    Always love reading your posts.

  2. Sorry for all the stress. Hope things work out in a more positive note.

    Looks alike a wonderful birthday!!!!

    Hope you are able to have a blog sale. I will be interested.

    Hope you have a great weekend, Janie

  3. Keeping you in positive thoughts and hoping life gets easier for you! That Mason is just too cute!!

  4. Dearest Tiff,things can only get better.lovely to see you back on blog.
    Your party looks like it was great fun.
    Your daughter is a beauty.
    Keep going Tiff .xx

  5. I'm thinking of you!! And worrying too. I've had my share of stressful years. I'm sending healing thoughts and strong prayers your way. Shoot me an email if you need an ear. I've got lots of experience with life crazy pathways! The birthday party looks like one I would have thrown for my boys, way back when. What fun!
    Hugs to you!!

  6. Tiff ~
    You are so creative! That party looked like it was great fun!
    I hope your stress diminishes. It can wreak havoc in so many ways.
    Beautiful daughter! And that Mason is just too darned cute! Please thank your son for choosing to serve. I know it's scary but you must be filled with pride.
    Hugs :)

  7. The party looked like a lot of fun and your daughter is beautiful..Your son going into the service has to be hard..I myself lived that life with my dad being in the Navy for 30 years..Hoping you are well and your stress lessens for you..


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