Monday, October 7, 2013
Can you believe it's been a year since our house fire? I feel like it was just yesterday. Flashbacks and feelings coming back to the surface, thinking about how lucky and thankful we are. I didn't mention anything to the kids, but somehow they knew. The kids and I sat down with Bailey's ashes and we talked about her, and held her. It was amazing that the kids understood how she was an angel in heaven and we were lucky enough to get to keep "her fired" body. Yes, I explained cremation to them, but they kept coming back to she was "fired". So I let it go. Now that they realize Bailey is on Brian's dresser they talk to her everyday. It is the sweetest thing ever. We are doing great a year after the fire. I'm loving being at home with the kids, even though they all go to school throughout the week. I do keep my nephew Mason five days a week, so I get to snuggle with him as well. Our house is completely put back together and we love it!! We just finished Emma's room this past weekend with new furniture. We are able to smell fire damage only on super hot and humid days. It doesn't seem to linger long but is quite alarming when it hits you out of nowhere. All I can say is we are thankful we are all ok, we've recovered fairly well from the stress of it, and all of our friends and family have been amazing. Even if I don't know you and you sent cards, items, meals, please know you will always hold a place in our hearts. In other recent news we have completed the Fall soccer season. Drew and crew had a blast. The quads were so excited to get their trophies. Drew will get his soon. His team is having a soccer party and he will get his then. My new dilemma is: I have four who want to play baseball/tee ball and one who wants to play soccer. Do I really want to play ten sports and go to 100 different games? Maddox is the only one who wants to play soccer....I feel like I NEED to support his soccer wants because physically I don't think he has the strength for baseball. I'm so torn. I may think about offering spring swim lessons to the little ones and let Drew continue with baseball. So....here's to sleeping on it another night!! Birthdays are coming. FOUR years old for my little preemies. Where does time go?? I've been thinking about a party, but it's Thanksgiving time and our family is so big, I feel like I don't want to invite 20 more kids. UGH! I need to get my positive thinking cap on. They go to preschool and love their friends....maybe I should sleep on this one too! Well, here is to sleep...hoping I do cause I've been sick and little people like to visit me throughout the night. Don't want to mention any names Jack Randall!!!!