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Ten years ago in May, I was expecting my first son and looking forward to being a new mother. I had no idea how my life was about to change and the love that I would immediately feel for this new little life.
NHL changed the way that I forever see the world. This is nothing negative, but he has given me the inner “Mama Bear” moments where I will fight and advocate until I am blue in the face.
Six years ago, I spent mothers day, extremely pregnant with my second son. I was days from my due date and feeling so tired because I was also battling an infection during the last month or so. Little did I know that the very next morning, I would see my second little boy and fall head over heals in love with another child. At the time, I worried that I would not have enough love for both of my children. Of course, I quickly learned that it would simply expand to fit the needs of our growing family.
Watching the boys on the day that we took JSL home was amazing. The boys have grown so much over the last six years and are now such good friends. They have their moments as all siblings do, but the two will protect each other like nobody else can.
I rarely take photos with the boys because I am usually the one with the camera in my hands, but this mother’s day I asked TechyDad to get one of the three of us.
I always want to remember these moments because my babies are growing up before my eyes and each time I blink more and more milestones are gone forever.
It is that time of year again. Time to introduce yourself, hop around to new blogs, and make some great new friends. Yes, it is…
The Ultimate Blog Party is so much fun each year. It allows those that are part of the blogging community to get to know more people. So pull up a chair, have some of this cake, and let me share a little bit about myself.
My name is Beth and I am TechyDad’s wife, mother of two boys, educator, Disney enthusiast, long time knitter, new crocheter, tech geek, and freelance writer/blogger. I started blogging in 2007 when I was expecting my youngest son, who will turn 6 in just over a month (*GULP*). The Angel Forever is a combination of items in my life. I feature books on Tuesday Tales each week, share my Disney love every Wednesday (and sometimes more), write about out travels, and toss in items about life in general. Recently, I also started to share our journey into the world of autism advocacy. Yes, my son is an Aspie and I poured my heart out into a post about my wishes as a mother.
Life is never dull over here in The Angel Forever and I would not change a thing most days (being honest). Thanks to blogging, I have come out of my shell, learned a lot, and figured out more about the person I am and want to be.
Are you participating in the Ultimate Blog Party? If you are, please let me know your post link and I will be sure to stop by. If not, why not join the fun? Take some time to look around and enjoy. I look forward to the fun over the next week and beyond!
Previous post about The Ultimate Blog Party:
- UBP 2012 Post
- Ultimate Blog Party Memories
- Hello UBP11
- Ultimate Blog Party ‘10 – The After Party
- Ultimate Blog Party 2010
April showers seemed to come to mind for me when I was thinking about my April Disney calendar photos. We have been lucky and, during our April trip to Disney, did not encounter any rain. Of course, this was not true during other visits. So, in the spirit of the rainy days ahead, I am sharing some rain filled memories of visits to Walt Disney World. Some were from JSL’s 2nd birthday during our stay in May 2009 and the other February 2010 when the boys were stuck in a major downpour while I was at a conference. As you will see, they met a lot of interesting characters trying to stay dry.
Be sure to stop by Focused on the Magic by clicking on the button above to join in the Disney magic this week.
Although our two Seders are over, Passover continues until early next week. During our second Seder, I took a few photos of the boys and other items. When looking back at them, it got me thinking.
Whine about Wine
I may be an adult, but I am not a fan of most wines. Sit me with the kids and pour me a glass of grape juice because that is my preferred “wine” for Pesach.
Charoset Bonds the Family
Charoset on the Seder plate symbolizes the mortar that the Israelites used to make bricks when enslaved in Egypt. It seems only fitting then that Charoset is the single item that everyone in our family enjoys. Nobody complains and everyone gobbled it up.
Acting out the Seder is Fun
Getting the kids involved the second night was important. We were more relaxed since the food was prepared and everyone could enjoy. This meant that the 10 Plague Finger Puppets came out. JSL helped us to pull them out and model them as they were recited.
Not to be outdone by the finger puppets, the first born males in our family reenacted the tenth and final plague of the Seder. We may have been a bit silly, but the boys were learning and we were sharing history and making traditions.
Our Seder may not have been fancy, but it was special both nights because of the loved ones with us and memories made.
Getting ready for Passover can be a whirlwind. TechyDad is really in charge of most of it, since he is the stickler for the kosher for Passover rules. This year, we were having a Seder at our house the first night, also my parent’s 40th Anniversary. We seemed ahead of schedule on a lot and the pressure was off.
After all of the cleaning was done and the charoset was made and chilling, we started to peel hardboiled eggs and get vegetables ready for the Quinoa Pilaf.
Then, we got a little silly while putting the brisket into the oven. I think the fact that we are usually 95% vegetarian at home may have had something to do with this.
Once everything was in the oven and almost prepared, it was time to set the Seder table. We went with simple, easy, and not too fancy.
To all those celebrating with their families Chag Pesach Sameach.
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