October 18, 2011

Week in the Life wrap up

If you have been reading this last week you were probably overwhelmed by all the pictures of random pieces of my life.  Halfway though I kept thinking, why in the world am I taking another picture of this or am I really going to share this photo with the whole world?  And then I would hit post.  This is me and my life.  It was an eye opening week, that's for sure.  I learned a lot about myself, my boys, my marriage and my lifestyle. 

One major thing that stands out to me the most is how envious I can be of others.  Don't get me wrong, I love my life and know that I have been blessed beyond words.  Being a mom and wife is hard enough.  But doing it and living with this liver disease or any illness is more than I can handle some days.  I'm usually very good about not comparing my life to others. But during this week as while looking in to everyone lives, I couldn't help but realize all that we are missing out on.  The spur of the moment trips to the park, to the ball fields and dance classes.  I'm missing out on all these things.  My boys are missing out on all these things.  After my transplant I am going to have a lot of catching up to do!  And that is fine by me.

What else...

Trying to get a photo with David in it is impossible.  It must be where Alex gets his dislike of the camera from. 

I need more photos of me doing things with the boys.   And David.  Actually a picture of all 4 of us would be nice!

I am really bad at sticking to my schedules and lists but really good at making them.  A lot of it comes from being sick. Some days we eat at 5 and some days 6.  Other days I don't make what I planned for dinner because I don't feel well.  But the important part is we do eat right?  And we can always eat healthier!

I need more one on one time with each of my guys.  Not just David and I, but the boys on their own too.  They are so different when the other one isn't around!
For a while there the family would tease me that I always had my camera in my hand or make comments that I'm not a real photographer so why have such a big camera.  As much as I love the camera on my phone, I always always regret not having MY camera on me.  I miss my baby!

Another thing I didn't realize I missed so much was music.  But when I sit down to write I always have music.  And this week I sat here so long that I actually got to really enjoy it.  And it wasn't just the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse song either!  

There is so much more.  But Ill stop here.  So many moments I look back now and think, man, I should have shot that!  Next time!  Yes there is so going to be a next time!  I hope that those that stopped by will come back every now and then.  I know I will be stopping by all the wonderful blogs I discovered this week!  Thank Melissa for the adventure!!


  1. Would love to see a picture of the four of you together.

  2. I would have loved to have had more pictures of me and my little guy and all three of us too. I'll have to work on that.

    Three cheers for getting to listen to some non-Mickey Mouse Clubhouse music! I'm all for that.

    Thanks for sharing this week. I hope we all get to do this again next year.