Please don't stop the music!9:14 AM
My kids crack me up, no matter how stressed or upset or sad I may be, they have this way of completely removing all the negativity and making me laugh until my sides hurt. So while fixing our Baked Potato Soup last night, I had the radio on and a song came on that turned them into dancing fools.
Of course being a blogger the camera is always attached to your hip, waiting for that great blogging photo or video. (ok maybe not literally stuck to your hip, but always within arm's reach)
I grabbed the digital camera and recorded their dancing. If you feel like going aawwwwww and then laugh too, go ahead and click on the videos below.
That's Nicholas and I just want to squeeze those puffy cheeks....he can't even keep a straight face while dancing LOL
Here's Jasmine, she's not extremely coordinated if truth be told but she LOVES dancing and prancing around so I love watching her.
And here are the kiddos together, the last part of the video had me in tears especially because at one point it looks like Jasmine is about to spank his little butt. LOL
I realize I didn't do a Greatest Places on Earth post this morning, I'm moving it to tomorrow if that's ok, I don't want to just throw out any old post and Nicholas is really sick with a fever and runny nose. There's a flu virus going around the area and a lot of people continually sick. I'm seeming to dodge it, I've been taking Airborne and it seems to be helping.
On to moving news, next week wednesday we get to find out which house we're moving to, then if the house is already empty we can go ahead and move right away or wait until the end of the month for the current residents to leave. One thing is for sure, Curt and I want to move as soon as possible to be over and done with, I'm supposed to be working on our trip to Africa and have no time for other stuff right now LOL
But don't worry I'll bring you along for the move, if only I could actually BRING you physically along it would go so much faster wouldn't it? *snicker*
Our trip is coming along well, we are just waiting for the tax return now so that we can purchase our tickets. The kids are super excited, I'm sure not as excited as mommy is, I can't believe it's been almost 10 years since I've been home and the family has yet to meet the kids. It's about time they do and you know I don't like asking for prayers for myself, but if you could all keep us in your prayers that everything is taken care of and we're able to go, I would forever be indebted. :)
Spring is already starting for us, as a matter of fact the temperatures are already warming up and I've even worn shorts this week. *GASP*
Look at that beautiful morning sky? If I could have it my way, I would be outside all day, just lounging on a chair, coffee cup in hand and watching the changing sky, the clouds rolling by, the color from grey to deep blue and then to pinkish orange as the sun sets. No need for anything else to make me happy.
I've realized that things that made me happy when I was younger are completely different to what brings me happiness and contentment now.
Before I got married, having the latest fashionable clothes, great hairstyle, manicured finger nails and being in the "know" was it for me, I felt pretty accomplished. Then I got married, had children and became a housewife and I don't say that in a mocking tone, I know that a SAHM and Housewive is at times looked down at, it's like we're being lazy and not really contributing to society which I find completely idiotic, but that's my opinion of course.
But nowadays, having a clean house, happy kids, a hot homemade meal, the bills paid and a good book in my hand is extremely gratifying, it makes all the pressures and responsibilities of being a grown up, worth it. Not to say that I don't yearn at times for my family and for being the one taken care of, but it's the simple things that bring a smile to my face. I'm happy, I'm content and I wouldn't trade the life I have right now for anything in this world. I'm not one for "what if's", you know how some people think about life and how things would be different had they taken a left turn instead of a right? Or married so and so, or moved to this place or that place?
I never ask what if, I never regret! It is what it is and IT is exactly the life that I wanted for myself. What about you? Are you happy with your life as it is? What simple things bring you contentment?
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”