"they left us something more precious than silver and gold..."

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sometimes you have to smile...

Okay so sometimes when I am beatdown, tired and I don't want to get out of the shower because I see the little people outside my shower door waiting for me, I have to smile. I think I smile because I don't want to cry but seriously when things are buggin (laundry, bills, messes/stepping on toys, making dinner in 90 degree weather, cleaning, and cleaning again, wondering if I am doing enough, trying to do enough, ...) I know I need to stop and realize a little more that these truly are going to be some of the best days of my life.

So I smile....

I smile when I think of telling Vanny that we are going to run errands and she disappears and then comes running in my office and says, "Ready to go mom!"
Hence the picture with her three purses and baby!

I smile when I think of Savannah washing the car and the child labor laws...she really volunteered to do the whole car, I promise!

I smile when I think of Lucy eating spagetti (she only has two teeth).
I smile when I think of Lucy in her little jeans...she is getting so big!

I smile when I think of Ka-Ka (a.k.a my one and only "sista wife") who saved me all last week when she came to help me with the girls while I went to hospital orientation (note: I don't smile when I think of hospital orientation). Thanx Ka you are the best (late movies/popcorn, my new pictures frames!, Savannah's new sticker/goal chart, Sterling's workout class, and to the GPS)!

I smile when I think of Vanny & Morgan making cookies!
I smile when I think of Vanny & Lucy fresh out of the tubby!
"If you have one smile in you,
give it to the people you love."
- Maya Angelou


Jonathan & Rachel said...

Very touching and so true! They are so precious. I've heard that we should be grateful for the handprints on the walls and windows because one day we will long for them to be there again! Love every minute!!!

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

i smile when my kids go to bed!! I smile when my husband changes one of my kids diapers. I smile when I actually get a few hours of sleep - in a row! I love my kids though.

And I agree with your post. Unlike you, I probably need to smile more. I always remember you with a smile on your face!!

Sarah said...

What a sweet post. and your girls are just darling.
and you are pretty hot too, mama.

Here's to hospital orientation!


TWilton said...

I love it love it love it. I am so happy I found your blog. YOU make me smile, Cami:)

TWilton said...

PS...this is Tracie, BTW.

hEiDi said...

Ahh girl, you're girls are the sweetest! We really do miss them soooooo much! Hollaback about the child labor laws! Hilarious! No, but seriously you really do have it made. Love you guys!

jd and janae said...

I smile when i learn how to blog....i love it. why didn't i do it sooner. well now you have to add me of course!!! I miss you guys. lucy looks soooo big. i wanna come visit. i've always wanted to visit co. love ya

banks said...

Cute blog. I always need litle reminders of what a great stage of life I am going through. Your girls are so cute. I can see why they put a smile on your face. I smile when I think of you. You are great. the "other" Kami

Summer said...

What a beautiful family you have!! It is fun to see some of what you have been up to!

Steph said...

hey, so I am one of those people who goes to a friend's blog, sees a name I think I recognize and then checks to see who it is. Thus, I found yours --- anyways, this is steph rosen (now steph brown) and just wanted to say you have the cutest little girls, and super fun to see how you are doing. You look great, and hopefully it won't make you too upset i took a little peek at what's going on in the life of cami. it would be fun to catch up. steph