Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Just a random blog post about various things in my head.  I don't tend to get more than 4-6 of sleep (if that) a night these days, so I feel like my thoughts are all a bit jumbled.

Here goes....

  • Crazy Katie turned 18 months this week!  We call her the Wild Child now.  She is truly INSANE.  Sissy never stops moving and is a complete whirlwind around this house.  She makes me and Maggie laugh hysterically with her antics.  She's fearless and destructive.  Life with Sissy is never boring! 
  • Maggie starts kindergarten next month.  I can't believe my BABY is almost a kindergartner.  Of course, because it is also my first day of school, I most likely will not be able to take her.  Andrew will come to the house early to drive her to school.  Katie will be going to a private preschool (where Maggie went until the end of May) that day as well.  August 22nd will be a big day for all three of us! 
  • Speaking of going back to work, holy cow, I go back two weeks from tomorrow.  Our summer has flown by and I'm almost a teacher again.  I have a lot to do before then and really need to get cracking. 
  • Two days before that, I'll be divorced.  I go to the courthouse on August 8th to finalize the divorce in front of the judge.  Tracey has it marked on her calendar to take me, knowing full well I need someone by my side.  The worst part about it is the "prove up statement" that has to be read.  If you use a lawyer, he/she does it.  If you don't, you have to read it to the judge.  States when you married your spouse, when you ceased to live as a married couple, children's names, and says that the marriage is no longer supportable and you request the divorce.  I highly doubt I will make it through that without sobbing.  
  • I miss camp and my camp friends.  I am flying down for a meeting on Aug 6th to San Antonio and then hosting a pool party at my house later in the month with the Dallas/Ft. Worth folks (most of us them live in San Antonio and a few in Austin).  I miss the great people that are involved with camp and the kids.  
  • I have the next two weekends off from my kids (5th weekends are split.  He has them this one, I have them the next time there is a 5th weekend in October and then he always has them the 1st weekends of the month).  I both love and hate these weekends.  The breaks are nice and I keep myself busy and try to have some fun things planned.  However, I miss them when they aren't here.  It's hard to sleep in the house without them.  This weekend is a bachelorette party for Deanna and a musical with my mom.  Not sure about the day time activities (though I might just be recovering on Sat from the bachelorette party!).  I'm very lucky to have great people in my life I can make plans with, like having dinner and a movie with Tracey tonight.  They are my lifeline and I'm blessed.  
How about a few pictures, shall we?  Told you I'm random today!

If you're watching My Little Ponies, you of course need to have them with you!

This picture CRACKS ME UP.  Sissy didn't want to be in the stroller (she needs to GO!) and Maggie isn't going to break her pose and smile

Wild Child in action

Fourth of July fun at Traceys--Amy, Tracey, me, and Deanna.  Love them so much

Seriously wouldn't be surviving everything without Tracey

Me and Deanna on T's birthday before we went in to see a psychic!  I need to remember to blog about that! 
Sissy helped me unpack from camp

Maggie and I had a special Mama/Daughter Date just the two of us.  She declared it the "best night of my life!"

She chose Wing Stop for our dinner on our date.  Love this girl so much it hurts

Silly Sissy during Maggie's swim lessons.  She was a trooper getting carted to daily swim lessons for four weeks 

Maggie being silly and dressing up

Sweet Brandy chilling out on the couch.  


Sasha said...

I so understand your pain about that final date, I go to court Aug 9 to finalize mine. One one hand I'm ready for a new start and what can be and on the other I'm sad that this is the turn my life took. I will continue to pray for you. It's wonderful that Tracey will be there for you, she knows how painful that day will be. Lots of love and happiness to you both! Sasha

tricia said...

I'm glad that Tracey will be with you for moral support. What a great friend.
Too bad Katie isn't staying with Debbie during the daytime while you are at work.
Wondering how Maggie is adapting to the change;I know she's a very sensitive young girl.
Enjoy your weekend!

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

You are just glowing with your new found confidence~!!

erin. said...

LOVE the random posts!! The pictures were great. Sounds like you have a jam packed schedule for the next few weeks. Love that you have such an awesome support system. The photo of you, Amy, Tracey, & Deanna is awesome. Is Deb still around? Haven't seen her mentioned lately.

D Griffin said...

Best of luck with the new job and the girls going to school - how is Maggie in Kindergarten already?! Crazy! I will keep you in my prayers with the upcoming final date - I am sure that with everything you have been through, it will not be as bad as you think! A weight lifted, so to speak. How is Tracey? I really miss her blog and have wondered about her often - sending you both good vibes from Kentucky!

Anonymous said...

I do not look drunk at all in that picture. AT ALL.

Love you.

One crazed mommy said...

Those pictures so cracked me up! Your girls are truly adorable! :) Thinking of you in the upcoming weeks with the new job, school and especially the 8th. Hope you have a fun-filled weekend on your break with the bachelorette party and the musical!


Mimi said...

Why don't you have to have a lawyer? and doesn't Andrew also have to go? I know this is none of my business but just wondering?

snekcip said...

Keeping you in my thoughts as the coming days approaches. Such an emotional rollercoaster of happiness and sadness that it can be unbearable at times.

You are looking great and its good to see the girls are adapting to their new normal.

Thank you for the SNEAK PEEK of BRANDY!! She looks great!!

MommyOnTheMove said...

WOW Jenny, you're lookin FAB!! Definately won't be long to snatch you up.......I'm sure when you're ready, you'll have many on the door step that you'll have to shoe away! LOL

the girls are georgous as ever ♥ Getting so big!
The picture of Katie in the red wagon ...I see her big sister Allie in her! :) So sweet!

Continue to remain strong......you can do it!

Thanks for the update and also for the picture of Brandy....such a sweet dog! :)

Nicky (a long time follower that has yu in my favorites ;)

Robin said...

Hang in there! It's wonderful that you have great friends to help you through. I can't believe how fast you can get divorced in the USA. Here you need to be separated for year and have all the separation documents/financial stuff finalized in accordance with the law. Needless to say, I have not done that part, so separated for 1 1/2 years so far...no divorce in site.

Ms. Sarah said...

loved your pictures. the girls are getting to big and are absolutly beautiful

Ginny Deegan said...

Such CUTE pics! I let out an audible gasp when I saw Katie in the Step 2 car. She looks just like Allie! Kept scrolling up to the little pic of Allie in the sidebar to compare. Three beautiful girls!

So glad you and Tracey have each other to lean on.

Lyndsay said...

So glad you have the support of your wonderful friends... and those beautiful little girls to keep you smiling!

Polly Snipes said...

Jenny, You will get through tomorrow. I am praying for you.