Wednesday, January 12, 2011


And just one more post for a special person!

My friend, my buddy, my pal! RENEE!

A year ago I was extremely pregnant and went on maternity leave during exams. While I was gone a new English teacher was hired in my building. I wasn't sure what to think about her. I heard she was young and a very good teacher. I hoped that she would be half-way normal and that I would be able to get along with her.

I went back to school in April, right after Spring Break. The first few days were a blur, but I slowly got to know things about this new chick. As it turned out, she's only a year older than me, our husbands are about the same age, and we each have two sons. I eventually found out that she has a blog, she likes to scrapbook and that we have lots of the same thoughts on several issues. A year later, I am glad to call Renee a friend. And I want to wish her the happiest birthday yet! You deserve it girl! See you in the morning!


Wow, that was fast! I guess I'm on a roll while I should be fixing some grub for my family, but I'll get to them eventually.

Since the new year started I've been thinking a lot about things that I want to accomplish this year. I don't want to lose weight or make any of those goals that never get past January. I want to do other things. I want to be a better person. The things that I want to accomplish will help me become a better Melissa, I hope. Not that I'm a bad person, but I'm not perfect yet, so there's still room for improvement.

I want to be a better Christian. I want to pray more, read my Bible through and attend church regularly. I've slacked on these things recently so this will take some work. But the good news is that God is on my side and I think He approves these goals and will be more than willing to help me!

I want to be a better wife. Of course I'm already so close to perfect in this aspect that it will be difficult to improve, but I know there are days that I could do a little more for the wonderful husband that I have. I asked Ronnie what I could do, and in his I'm-giving-the-only-answer-that-won't-land-me-in-the-doghouse way, he told me he can't think of anything more that I could do for him. Yeah. I bet. Just kidding. We're pretty happy married folks, and to keep it that way I'm going to think twice before I say the wrong things and jump at more opportunities to make him a happily married man.

I want to be a better mother. I feel that this gets harder and easier at the same time. The longer I have my children the better I understand what I'm doing, which helps, but with more children comes more responsibility and I feel like I still struggle to give both boys all the attention they each need. And this will only become more of an issue as time goes on.

I think that's about it for now. A little person has attacked me and I think I'm getting hungry enough to scrounge up some vittles.

Yes, I Am Still Alive

Wow! It seems like Halloween was only yesterday! So much has happened so I am WAY behind in the blogging world! I apologize to each of my readers...especially the ones who sent me messages asking when I was going to update. But the good news is that I am back. And hopefully I won't disappear like that again.

Here's a quick recap of what has happened (and things I need to blog about) in the past few months.

November: My brother got married at the beginning of the month and then my little family enjoyed our Thanksgiving.

December: District Beta Convention was a success, I sprained my ankle, and Christmas was one of the best yet!

January: Ethan has had a birthday and we've been snowed in excessively!

Be on the lookout for more posts from yours truly!