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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Been awhile....

It so happens whenever the thought crosses my mind that would make a good blog...there is never the time to do at that moment. Still have much to learn about this how to add pics. Shawna has finished her first preschool year and we both survived it well. She is currently attending a 6 week summer program. Doing very well as there are only 6 children in her class. She has come along way and over come many hurdles. I know this is only the beginning for us both. I am up for the challenge. I am a good advocate for her and will teach her to stand up for herself  Until next time

Sunday, January 30, 2011

This Almost never happens.

Do you hear that? The sound of nobody wanting anything for just a few minutes,that's right my house slept in. A nice feeling really. Coffee started and a few moments to myself. Don't get me wrong I love being a Mom ,but Shawna can be very demanding and well loud. Dropped Heidi at bowling last night and came the conclusion   she is growing up so fast. Takes her drivers test Feb 9th. Proud but said as then she will truly be independent. There are 13 years between her and Shawna but she is an awesome big sister.

Even the animals (cats all 5) are unusually quiet,must be there is already food in the dish. I will try to get some pics up later so everyone can see them all.

Well i just heard Good Morning Mommy...guess that's my cue. Have a great day everyone.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The title of my blog...

Was first brought to my attention at a Foster Parenting Class I started, but never finished. Didn't take long to realize it wasn't for me.

Soon i came to realize that nobody ever said it would be all Cupcakes and Butterflies and most days it isn't. The phrase has become so popular in my life that my best friend and I decided we would like to get semi matching tattoos of such.

Mine a cupcake with butterfly wings and hers a butterfly holding a cupcake. I can picture what i want them to look like,although it has never been but to paper. Don't draw any better then I write.

Then there is the courage factor also....

So here I am....

First let's start with giving credit where credit is due...Thanks Mom for encouraging me to blog.

Where to even begin? I guess it begins with me. Before anything else I am a Mom, then comes many other things along the way. Including but not limited to,friend,caregiver,wife,therapist and most recently firefighter. I am Mom to 3 very special yet very different girls.

Katie: 19 Got wrapped up in the wrong crowd and is learning lessons the hard way.
Heidi:16 Good student,very responsible about to get her license. Dances to the beat of her own drum.
Shawna: 4 Keeps life interesting. Was my unexpected Miracle and has kept me on my toes ever since.

Me:36 Not afraid to speak my mind,even if at times it bites me in the ass. I have one half sister that sometimes I wish I was closer with,life is to short for distance. However life is always to short to sweat the small stuff,so I chalk it up to her loss.

Also I am proud to be Big Big Sissy to a Yellow Lab, Siamese cat and most recently a Goat.