My name is Jennifer. I am the mother to 3 boys, Isaiah, Andrew and Nicholas.I also work almost full time as an Office Manager as well as attend Grad School. I blog to sustain the writer inside of me that craves solitude and a good book..but just can't get it..
Okay so this is a new one.. Do your kids say the weirdest things ever! Mine do and well so do I. Here is the best one I have heard in a long time. This one was said by my oldest son Isaiah on the way home for track practice. Setup: He really had to go to the bathroom...
Mom..hurry up..I have to go so bad my weiner is curling up!
I laughed so hard I almost had an issue myself! Just thought you all could use the chuckle! What goofy things do your kids say?
Has anyone seen Julie and Julia? a great movie about a girl who has lost herself just a little and decides to cook her way through The Joy of Cooking, which is made by Julia Childs. I am in a funk and need to find myself so I am going to cook my way through The Pioneer Woman's Cookbook. The Pioneer Woman has the best blog out there and all her recipes are AWESOME! So, I figure that I will promote her by cooking her recipes. Cooking with the Pioneer Woman will begin this Sunday! Stay tuned for what recipe I cook! yummmmmmm.... How I'm going to lose this last 20 pounds..I do not know?
Well....Yesterday I started a new job at The Buddy Group as the Office manager. Super excited and what an awesome place to work! I think I will like it very much, other than the fact that I always feel guilty leaving my kids, even though, I only work 8:30-2:30..but still I feel like I should be home cleaning, ironing and sewing stuff. Is it bad that I enjoy working?? Is it bad that I need the break and I like being creative?? I have always said that I would never let work compromise my kid's education or activities and so far so good. The only thing I worry about is school. Presently, all of my children are doing well in school, but the big budget cuts are kind of making me worry. How in the heck is Isaiah's school going to function with half of the teacher's gone???? Maybe they can have the kindergarten teachers mow the lawn and the principal can run the cafeteria? Seriously, we cannot afford to cut education anymore! So, this leads me to my issues...Isaiah will be spending 7 and 8th grade being home schooled so he will be ahead and ready for high school. He is happy to go to his school for 6th because of science camp and all that fun stuff! Other than that I have been up to my ears with children and their sports. Andrew is in guitar and Soccer which he loves! Isaiah is in track and dance. I am trying to create the perfect men here ladies! I want my boys to be polite, know how to dance or play an instrument, be athletic and smart and of course love God and be humble. The being humble part is a little harder but we shall see what happens in that department. In Isaiah news..he ran a 5:29 in his mile on Saturday which is his best time and I was very excited but that track meet went on all day which was not exciting especially when you are kicking it in Compton. Andrew's team lost their first soccer game, bummer but he had fun! Now...to get ready for Easter this weekend! We are going to my Grandmas and I'm going to cook an Easter dinner. I am trying to stay optimistic but with my mother being gone and my Grandpa having Alzheimer's..it'll be difficult. It seems like I miss my mom more everyday? I thought it was supposed to be the opposite? Oh well..it is what it is! Hoppy Easter!!!
Last weekend we went for a Much needed Weekend away with just the girls! Why is it that the best weekeneds are spent away? Really truly, that is the only way, MOMS ever get a real vacation. We layed by the pool, slept in, went out for some great dinners, had a slumber party in the room and most of all relaxed. When I came home I felt so much better and so much more rested and Zen like! Of course I missed the hubby and the kids but it was nice to get away and be just Jenny for the weekend and I got to re-connect with my girls. Most of us have been friends since the thrid grade....thats a LONG time.. Can't wait to do it again!
1. How much time do you spend on the computer a day?
Ummmm..too much..Sometimes an hour or two a day..sometimes none at all. Just depends
2. Will you pay for your children's college or raise them to pay for their own way?
I will try to pay for some of it, it just depends. my husband and I both put ourselves through college and grad school. Our parents helped us a bit, a couple hundred here or there, but mainly we did it on our own. I think that is the way to go but hopefully my boys will get scholarships:)
3. Have you ever been in a car accident?
I have been rear-ended twice..but that is it..Oh and Once I dented my truck around a gas station cement thingy..I was a teenager and Fred the Ford was a big truck.
4. What is your favorite book?
Twilight books..don't judge me!
5. Do you make your bed everyday?
Ha...sometimes I do for a long time and then I back slide..badly ----------------------------------------------
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This is me, I'm the momma and I'm in charge..ha ha. I'm just a God loving, book reading, music LOVING,adventure seeking, poetry wannabe who loves her family, writing, playing, traveling, hiking,biking, and summers in havasu kind of girl
My sweet 6 year old. Nicholas shows everyone how to rock being deaf and autistic and do it all in style
Isaiah and Andrew
10 and 7..these are the captains of the boy team here at the Madrigal house. They love to jump on the trampoline in their underwear, get into trouble and eat..and get dirty..oh and they are Nicholas' best protectors