18 Jul 2008, 6:24pm
Chronicles Of A Stay At Home Mom life:


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  • Chronicles: Thoughts, Friends and New Endeavors!

    (thanks Aunt Sarah for the mittens!) Before I start on the REAL subjects at hand, I have to give a standing ovation to my son. He is only two and few weeks old and is ALREADY potty training!! He has gone almost 5 hours without an accident! I love my little stinker.

    Now, for the meat and potatoes…

    Moving here to PA has given me time to think…a LOT. Seeing as we live in a relatively rural town and there isn’t much to do here I’ve found myself soul-searching a lot and talking to myself…out LOUD, no less. hahha. There is a lot I need to do while I’m here and I’m afraid of failing. I have set a few goals for myself and have only started a couple. Yes, I do have five years to get them done but, I don’t want to sit on my tail until the very last minute!! The purpose for David and I moving here was so that he could go to school and get an education. We’ve been here four months (!!!) already and there haven’t been any steps taken toward this goal. Being the worry wart I am, I hopped on the interent and started communicating with some of the universities around here to gather information for David. And still nothing has happened…so, yesterday I surfed the net again and found the most interesting site that gave me all the info I needed about salaries, job description and the hiring rates of each engineering field. So cool! David sat down and read about each and we discussed what he’d like to do and after that, I felt so much better. Next up: FAFSA!
    (those were my thoughts)

    Among the other thoughts occupying my mind, I figured it was time to pay tribute to some of my closest friends and share with you all a few things that I’ve learned from each.

    Von de Leigh: This relationship is SO complicated I think people would laugh if they knew. There is such a deep connection between her and I that has managed to stand the test of time and thousands of miles! It started when I was about fifteen years old. The funny thing is the relationship just HAPPENED. I can’t even give it a starting date it just…became. More than once my dear friend has taught me priceless lessons and given me SUCH words of encouragement that spoke to my heart so deeply. As I write this, my eyes are tearing up because of all the great memories I created with her and the experiences we’ve had learning about life together.
    She’s one friend who has taught me:
    Listening and waiting to hear BOTH sides of a story
    Life is so full of fun, wild things to do
    And she has ALWAYS given me my medicine straight! What a great friend to tell me how it is even if it hurts a little. I love you so much….Thank you

    I can honestly say that this is one person who most people misjudge and are missing out on one of the sweetest people around. She and I became friends when I was around nine years old and boy, we sure did tough it out! We have fought like cats and dogs and gone on SOoo many adventures together between pony rides at my place, swimming at hers, playing Polly Pockets and Barbie’s, sharing secrets, getting her mom to sew us identical bathing suits and then making us mermaid tales so we could drown in her pool trying to swim with them!! Sarah is one of those people who gives you more of herself each time but, only if you have proven that you can be trusted with her sensitive side (which she hides SO well!)
    She has taught me:
    Be smart
    Out do Ryan at ALL costs
    Spend your money doing crazy fun things
    Travel the world without regrets
    Listen a little more and see what you discover
    Being quiet isn’t always bad…the silence speaks too
    Loyalty is NEVER un-rewarded
    Be patient because what you’re waiting for will come your way
    My dearest Sarah, your sweet little smile and your infrequent hugs are such a joy to me. I know that each time they happen they come from the deepest part of you. You’re an undiscovered wonder!

    Oh my, this friendship started the moment we both knew we were pregnant. We grew together and popped together!(well almost). Countless times I would call her with all my worries about being pregnant and she would answer me in her sweet, perky voice, “Oh, Misha…”. And that was all I needed to just smile and feel better. And since our little boys have grown our relationship grew with them! Being at her house for play dates, seeing them all on Thanksgiving, celebrating Fake “Halloween” and stuffing poor Jack and Cy into painfully cute costumes!
    She has taught me:
    Smiling changes your mood!
    Be Positive
    Organize yourself
    Creativity is so much fun
    Learn from the hard lessons sent your way…but, do it with a smile
    Encourage others
    Be sensitive
    It’s NEVER too late to learn something new!!
    I truly believe that you are an unsung hero, sweet Tabby. There should be more people like you around to make the world smile and brighten up a bit. Thank you for being sweet to me! You have such a beautiful countenance and I know that there is so much about you that I still need to learn. You’re an amazing woman who is so well rounded and I admire you tons…

    There are a couple more friends that I wanted to write about but, I will save that for later…
    (those were my friends)

    Now for my latest endeavor!!! I recently signed up for guitar lessons!! I’m so excited about this. I haven’t been musically active in about eleven years. The hankering hit me two weeks ago and I just confirmed with a teacher here in Lewisburg and will be starting up next Thursday. I will be sure to post my progress! (YES! another goal down…several more to go)
    And now, you can all breath deeply…because I’m done.

    19 Jul 2008, 12:14am
    by Music Eloquence


    WOW!!!! What a beautiful tribute, not only to me but to Sarah and Tab. Oh “my little Meesh bo beesh” that made tears well up in my eyes. Remember when you went to Latvia? I could hardly stand it. I missed you sooooo terribly. We had gotten really close. When you finally arrived home I had already made plans for you. haha… remember I took you to sr.camp? … then remember General Conference? Misha one of the greatest things I admire about you is your loyalty. I never worried about ANYTHING with you. I knew I could bare my soul and it would stay there. The really neat thing is that I’ve seen you that way with others as well. Oh I could write a book about the kind of friend you are to me… but I’d take up a lot of space on your comments page and then no one else might want to comment. hahaha But I love you dearly and am honored by what you wrote.

    Misha. . . thank you so much!! I love you immensely!!

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