Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Excitment Builds

Today I am running around finishing up errands and trying to tie up loose ends so that Tom and I can head out tomorrow for Orlando.  We are heading to The Arc National Convention to soak in one day of good information and bring that back to our local chapter to hopefully be able to grow from it.  The Arc of Jefferson County is actually a large local chapter for the little rural community that we live in.  I am proud to be a part of it and hope that we continue to do good by the people we serve.

I failed at the 31 for 21 challenge... I wasn't able to blog the last two or three days due to the twins being ill, remodeling a bathroom, and figuring out last minute costumes for the kids to wear to school for their Halloween Party.  I have to say, I totally cheated my way out of taking the kids Trick or Treating this year.  Camille went with a friend.  Tristin never put together a costume, and Elijah... well Elijah is easily bribed :)

I offered him a WHOLE PACK of those mini Kit Kat bars (for $1) that he could have all to himself and he was tickled!!  So we hit three houses right here on the hill, great grandma, grandma and papa, and Aunt Sue and Uncle JR and he was happy.  Now that's my kinda kid...LOL  Honestly, I used to get all decked out for Halloween.  Decorating, sewing costumes from patterns just to be different, cool treat bags, you name it.  But since the twins have been here.. October is just a busy and emotional month for me.  Its their birthday, but I still remember how devastating the whole month of October was for us when they were born, not because of their diagnosis, but because of their prematurity, the NICU stay, Isaac developing NEC.  It somehow made everything else seem unimportant.  Now it seems as though I have found out that my kids survived without going crazy getting tons and tons of candy from strangers, I have saved on a dental bill, and its less chaos.  Who couldn't use a little less chaos in life these days?

I am so Thankful for my children.  For them just going with the flow much like I do these days.  I am Thankful for people helping Tom and I out so that we can attend a conference and be away from our children for THREE WHOLE DAYS.  I am nervous to be gone from the kids, yet anxious to spend much needed time with my husband.  Raising five children, two with special needs, tends to take adult conversation out of the relationship sometimes.  I hope we think of things to talk about :)

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