Saturday, March 29, 2008

Excuses, Excuses

Well, I guess blogging just isn't happening for me these days. Everything is going well here... but I am busy, maybe too busy.

In bulletin points, I'll give you "no blogging" excuses.

* My 9 yr old daughter is well into her gymnastics season, and scoring mostly in the nines. YEAH!

* My oldest daughter is getting ready for her ballet recital and a dance troop competition.

* My two boys have begun their baseball season. With two practices a week and 1 - 2 games. I'm SO glad it's a short season.

* I've been a good wife and have been attending more of my husband's work functions... without too much complaining.

* I've been making it to the gym 4 times a week. Yeah, I'm bragging.

* We've had kid drama. My oldest daughter (12) thought she wanted a boyfriend for a few days (she met him at church, not school so no comments on the "evils" of public school please). I freaked out, made her read every book on "not dating" (I Kissed Dating Goodbye, etc). By the time I calmed down, she was over it (and him).

* It's birthday season. All 4 of my kiddos and myself have Birthdays in March, April, and May.

* My kids are all doing super fantastic at school (honor roll and up!) Nope that's not an excuse for not blogging, just bragging again (:

* We are heading back to our old church. The crazy children's pastor's last day is tomorrow, so the 1st week in April we are going back to charismatic. We do have some concerns, but mostly feel peace (I'll post all about it later).

* After lots of prayer, my husband and I have officially decided that we ARE sending the kids back to public school again next year. For the most part, it's been a good experience (besides the two months we spent sick), and where we are supposed to be for now. Obviously, if I felt God say otherwise, I'd obey. But, as it stands, they are heading back.

* I'm still getting over a head cold and feel a bit fuzzy.

* I've been REALLY into some great books lately, so blogging hasn't been my first choice for my leisure time.

So there you have it. I'm sure I'll get back into the blogging groove again, but for now, I'm taking it easy. I do miss you all, and hope to spend more time reading what all of YOU have been up to! ~Karlie


His Girl said...

missed you! glad you found enough excuses to post ;)

Halfmoon Girl said...

Great to see a post from you, though it is understandable why you haven't had much time. Happy to hear school is going better and that you have made a decision regarding next year. We know that we will definitely be homeschooling our son in kindergarten- that's the only thing we know for sure right now.

Becky said...

Glad to see you back in bloggyville again!

Emily said...

excuses, excuses, excuses. :)

Melany aka Supermom said...

Good to hear from you again. Sounds like you have every reason to be so proud of your kids

javamamma said...

I've been missin' ya girl! Glad to know you're still alive. :) Enjoy this season of life with all it's insanity!

Christin said...

Good to know things are good with you!

And you "brag" all you want! It's a momma's right. Personally, I think it's a pity to see parents downplay their kids accomplishments. ...and their own.

Which bring me to saying: You go! you GYM RAT, you! *wink*

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! It is good to hear what is happening in your world.


Anonymous said...

Hi! Its great to see you posting again. I've never left a comment before...but I've been reading your blog for a few months. I really enjoy it. I love your realness and humor! I am a homeschooling mom to seven. I would NOT feel bad about putting your children in ps IF you and your husband are in agreement and IF you are seeking God on it. Which, it sounds like you have done. I believe God leads everyone differently in this area! Check out my blog sometime. I would love to link yours to mine.

Stacey said...

Well I missed you terribly anyway! However, clearly you've been doing what you were called to do. So many changes in your life since I've been reading, such a short time. I'm very happy for you and your successes, wow. xo

carrie said...

Awesome list of excuses ;) congrats on the honor roll to the kiddos and congrats on all the stuffs you're doing too...I'm having a birthday party at my blog today ;) If you get a chance stop by ;)

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

It's better to actually LIVE life than to read about someone elses doing it anyway! I am so glad that we heard from you though. Even though I have cut back drastically on my computer time, too, I am still missing my bloggy friends.

Robin said...

Blogging is supposed to be an enjoyable outlet, so if you have life to live, check in when you can.
You have alot to share, good stuff.
fill up and come back when youre ready:)

MyKidsMom said...

Sounds like you've been busy...doing all the right stuff.

The gym 4x a week? You go girl;)

Chelle said...

Hey! I was thinking about you this morning so I thought I'd stop by and say hi. Hope things are well!

EE said...

Thanks for getting us caught up on your life. Glad to know that spring sports/dance are kicking someone elses butt, too!

Christina said...

Those are some really good "excuses", I think! Sooooo busy...

So much to do and never enough time, right?

Kimmie said...

Hey Karlie;
How are you ? I miss you, is everything okay!??

sending a big hug and reminding you that you are my friend!

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Good to hear from you, Karlie! :)

Christin said... told me to ask you how the big "P" word went this year. I speak of PUBLIC school. :) How was it? How'd your kiddos like it? you and hub? overall thoughts? Let me know sometime.

and if you want to just email me and not make it some huge post, fine by me. Email me at


carrie said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to stop in and say Hi. Know that you are missed.