Thursday, November 27, 2008

"That's really mean....but sometimes the end justifies the means." - nuggets of wisdom from Micheal Scott

So, I haven't blogged for a long time, but so many people have told me I should write down what I'm going through and that it would be therapeutic for me. So, I may or may not publish what I write and it may or may not interest you, but I thought I'd give it a shot.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Tara and I are staying up late watching The Family Stone and Law & Order. Amanda came over and kept us company and looked up Twilight premier pictures, awesome. So we decided that even though Sarah Jessica Parker is the crazy one in the movie the Family Stone, she definitely ends up with the better deal in the end, because she ends up with Luke and her sister gets boring Everette. Tara made homemade, from scratch, orange rolls and they are so yummy.

This is my first Thanksgiving without Kate. And It sucks. My mom says to look at the positive, like you can go for a run in the morning and you can play games and see a movie in the evening. (Capture the flag anyone?) So I'm trying to be happy and just enjoy, I did get a pedicure tonight. But the bottom line is, it's really hard to have your child taken away from you, when it's not your own choice. Even if it's just for a day or a night. I miss her when she's not here and I love holidays, and spending them without her, sort of seem pointless. Maybe it's so hard because it's so new, I mean this is the first official holiday that I haven't had her with me. And the other part of this is, she's with her dad, who she adores. So I should be happy for her. It's selfish of me, but I miss her. I hope she has a good Thanksgiving and that she at least has 'one bite' of everything on her plate. That's our new meal rule. Ha! Ha!

So I haven't blogged in a long time and it's just so happens that one of the last entries was from about 1 year ago, right after Kate turned 4. Well, she just turned 5. I'll post the picture of Kate and Izzy from this years party (Nov 8). SO CUTE!!! The best part of the party was when they were doing the pony ride at Thanksgiving POint and Kate looked around at all the kids on teh ponies and announced, "This is so cool, all my friends are riding ponies with me".

One more thing (technically it's 8 or 9 more things), I wanted to mention the things I'm grateful for this year.

1. I'm grateful I don't have to cook tomorrow (well cranberry sauce, but that's easy)
2. I'm grateful for my awesome friends at work (they take good care of me)
3. I'm grateful for my sister Tara. I love having her as a roommate (AKA Kate's older sister). I'm grateful for the homemade orange rolls she made tonight
4. I'm grateful for fresh snow
5. I'm grateful for girlfriends who help me get through tough times, you know who you are and you know why...
6. I'm thankful for the movie ELF (what?!, it helps me get in a festive mood)
7. I love my family
8. I'm grateful for my blessings from God and for my life and for the future.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Much Love!


Midge said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm so happy you posted, please keep it up. We need to get together very soon. call me anytime, you know you will always be my BFF.


I love the movie ELF!
I want to see Kate :) She could meet my girls :)

The Alvords said...

Yay! You're blogging again and it makes me so happy! It was so awesome seeing you and Tara today. I'm sorry you weren't able to be with Kate. We loved having you with us though.

The Summerhays Crew said...

Amy! I am not quite sure if you remember me but our parent s were really good friends and I was good friends with both Tara and Sally. Anyways, I just randomly checked your blog through Sally's and wanted to say hi. I am not quite sure what your going through but I know the Lord is mindful of you and your family during your trials and hard times. Your little girl is adorable and we have a little Kate too. I love that name! I hope all is well, hang in there and tell Tara hello for me.

Jessica (Swenson) Summerhays

Lezlie said...

so glad you are back on the blogginf scene. I one the other hand have not done it for a while... so I will just have to be a reader. Happy Thanksgiving and I hope I get to see you soon.

Harper Household and More said...

Hey, Amy,
Fun surprise to see your new entry on your blog! I love the pic of Kate and Izzy. I'm glad you ended up having a nice Thanksgiving-- we are excited to see you for Christmas. Elf, Elf, Elf-at least 3 times during the next couple of weeks!

I love you-Mom

Rachel said...

Yay, Amy! Love the new post. Keep it up!

marthathehippo said...

Good to see you're posting to your blog again! (It's therapeutic, just like writing in your journal! :)) We totally need to scrapbook again soon!! (But no more scrapbook shopping for a while.... :))_

Chelsea said...

It is so great to be able to hear about your life when I am so far away. I love hearing about the holidays. Wish I was there. Soon enough.

We love ya. Keep writing.

P.S. I loved parts of the "Family Stone" (The dinner fight- yes, happy ending- not so much)! . Who would've thunk Craig T. Nelson would be cool?