I haven't posted in so long. I feel like a long lost relative in for an awkward visit. I don't know where to begin. Life is crazy. Oh, so crazy! My mom was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. Life has kinda spiraled out of control then taken on some crazy kind of normalcy. It's has been an emotional journey to say the least. I home schooled the kids last year. That was fun. We bought our first ever home. That was stressful! The kids are in a great school. My mom is not doing well, but she is hanging in there. I have learned to take it slow. Or at least I know I should and I am trying to do that. It is hard with 4 kids! Nothing is slow in a home with 4 kids. Thaddeus is 3. Ally 5, Christopher 8 and Evie 9! Evie had Lyme disease last year! That was rough. We hope no lasting effects remain. That's for another post I guess. LONG story! Christopher is still having troubles. Another LONG story! Ally has her own problems too! LOL The only one without a long story is my youngest. And he's just such a lil sweet heart that in itself is another long story! We are definitely full of drama in this house! But the point is I am still here. Taking one day at a time. Trying my best at this parenting thing. Some days I feel like a horrific failure and other days I think "Wow I'm rocking at this" Well there aren't a lot of those kinda days. But many days that I'm ok with! I have learned one major lesson in all this. I am the luckiest lady on the planet! I am truly blessed. My kids are a major pain some days but everyday they are amazing! They show me so much and teach me more than I ever thought possible. And yeah I make tons of mistakes, but that is ok too! My husband is irritating sometimes, but other times he is of the charts awesome! I thank God for him! My mom is sick but she is still here and it has brought our close family together even more. My brothers and sisters are frustrating to say the least, but they are also the best a girl could ask for. I love my life and am so grateful for everything God has provided. So Yes, I am alive and kicking!