Marriage

Is it I?

Is it I?
It was 2am in the morning and I still lay there awake. I was still trying to comprehend everything that had happened that night. I just asked him why he couldn’t help with the dishes, which then turned into a three-hour blow up and us going to bed so angry at each other. My first thoughts in the argument were “why is he acting like this?” “How could he treat me so badly?” “Why do I do everything?” I now realize I should have been asking different questions:
How can I understand better why he is acting this way?
Do I understand the situation?
What might be causing this reaction?
Am I doing everything in my life to make this successful?
Is it I?

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Kids, Mom Life, My Life, parenting

Why do we have to Decide?

My son is courageous. He has always been a fighter, fighting for what he thinks is right, fighting for others, and fighting to overcome hard things. Everyday he fights a little harder to stand up for what is right. When my son was 3 he would head outside in his underwear and shoes and pick up a bat and hit balls off the tee. His determination was amazing. He joined his first baseball team when he was 4 and has never put a bat down since; he is now 12. His determination, teamwork, and leadership skills on and off the field are incredible to watch. His coaches always comment at how hard he works on and off the field.
While we lived in California he played Little League for many years, two years ago we moved to Texas. Where we live Little League does not exist; it is rec ball for beginners or select ball. After much consideration of the Pros and Cons we felt the only way he could continue to grow in the sport of baseball was to allow him to play select ball. Never did we realize this consisted of many tournaments throughout the season, which took up Saturdays and Sundays.  We have always supported our son’s dreams, but now we were and still are faced with the challenge of what to do, attend our religious services on Sunday or play baseball.

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Marriage, Recipes

Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake

Today was my husband’a birthday and he really wanted this Chocolate Raspberry Layer cake from Bon Apetit.  It frightens me to even think about making something from there! BUT. It was his birthday so in true fashion I made him the dessert of his dreams. Here are pictures each step of the way! It was so moist and tasty and worth the time and effort! I have one happy husband! For the recipe click here and visit their website! Here are some of the steps through pictures 🙂

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