Monday, May 21, 2007

A Roller Coaster.....

I feel like I'm on a Roller Coaster and the darn thing won't stop to let me off......

Spring is usually a busy time of the year for me....but this year, man-oh-man, I'm holding on as tight as I can and just enjoying the ride.

I still have not posted pictures from Mother's Day [and my thoughts of my first Mother's day without my dear has been very hard and I still am weepy for no reason at all these days ~ I don't know if it has to do with all the 'stuff' going on, or watching my own baby getting ready to graduate and move on to college....I said 'Good-bye' to my Father and Sister and her family [as they left on a trip to Ireland to visit my Mother's family]. I seem to be having a hard time with saying 'good-bye' to people, even if I know it is only for a short while. Rick has been on a long trip around the I'm flying solo, taking care of it all.

But even though I have had some 'weepy' moments.....the laughter and joy has been great to over come any moments that are too solomn.

This is my most favorite time of the year. I take great pleasue in just 'inhaling' spring air has to be the most intoxicating air! My love having my hands digging in the rich, dark soil and marval at all the new life sprouting up around me.

Emma Sage has taken on my love of spring.

We have T-ball this week, baseball, State Sectionals in Track, Prom, Premier Opening of 'Pirates of the Caribbean', Otto's Birthday, Memorial Day parade and laundry, gardens and a house to clean!

Here is a few pictures that I was able to capture of Miss Emma Sage dressed in her dance recital costume that we had to put on for her formal pictures that were taken Saturday.

and I will someday catch up with pictures and thoughts [Maybe during the lazy-hazy days of summer!]
Waiting.......our appointment was for 9:51 am...........we got there 10 minutes early.....we ended up waiting over an hour. Ugh......
Thank goodness for mirrors [as Emma Sage will entertain herself for hours in a mirror]

and this was the only picture of my little dancer that I could get of her with the whole costume in the picture [and by this point, she was finished with camera's and dance outfits!]


Linda D said...

she is adorable in that outfit!!
How fitting for her - she is a little "hambone"! :)
I know what you mean about weepy...
with my mom in the hospital and so many questions.. I am beginning to realize and wonder about life and the how quickly it passes..
We take so much for granted!
I think about you and your loss this year... it is so hard to even comprehend...
I almost prefer to sleep then to be awake and worry! :(
talk soon!
Enjoy the girls and litte "O"
time moves on so fast.........
love, Linda

Carey said...

She looks adorable. Great photos.

Shelley said...

What a gorgeous costume - Emma looks beautiful.

mum2brady said...

Ohhh - she is so beautiful TM :) Can't wait to see her dancing!

I am with you on the single parenting and busy-ness of many kids. Your schedule sounds familiar!

I think good-byes are always hard, and knowing, as we do, that life is precious and you just never know what tomorrow will bring - they are all that more meaningful. Sending you big hugs and a cyber shoulder.

Sending some strength to get through it all too - it can be overwhelming - I know :) But, what an adventurous ride - and one that we would never trade for anything :)


~Melissa~ said...

She looks so cute in her outfit. My little d loves mirrors too.
I'm sorry that it's been a bit of a weepy time for you, but I'm glad you've still found happiness with Springs arrival.

Kris said...

Tara Marie I think of you often in regard to your mom and I sure wish I could just come over for a cup of tea, some tears and lots of hugs!...oh, and we would eat LOTS of COOKIES too!!! LOTS OF COOKIES!

Your girlie, girl is so darling in her costume, I just love her so. And you are one REALLY BUSY WOMAN!

Hugs!...I really want to come over... :)


Trixie said...

Such a sweetheart!

Lauriann said...

What a cute outfit ! she is such a doll...wonderful photos!

Michelle said...

what a cute little dancer!

I was so bummed to read that you won't be able to make it to MD for the IRL! I really wanted to meet you and Emma Sage too!

any possibility you could make it there during that week instead of the weekend? Is that better for you?