Wednesday, December 31, 2008


She's three now but boy was she little not too long ago. I figured I would share the stats on my firstborn. She is now 37" tall (50%) and 29.4 lbs (40%). When she was born she was fatty tipping the scales at 8 lbs 12.5 ounces but she was only 19.5 " long. I don't see the WNBA in her future but at the rate she plays doctor (multiple times a day) Glenn and I will need to stock pile a ton of money for higher education!


As we part ways with 2008 I am taking time to reflect on this past year. December always brings reflection, especially with my daughter, as I put her annual video together. The video always gives me a couple of evenings early in the month to reflect on all her changes. Then the Christmas Holiday pops up and I am caught up in it and my reflection ceases momentarily. The past few days have brought back reflection as well as the thought of changes.
The best of 2008 came in a small package on March 3rd. The birth of our second child brought a jolt to the Sharp clan and made my family even better. I can't believe how fast he is growing and that we will be celebrating his first year in a couple of months. I am so amazed that I have been blessed with this wonderful family. I can look back & it doesn't seem that long ago when there was no Glenn, no Ryleigh, no Evan....but time is always moving forward and I admit I've enjoyed the ride so far.
Beyond the reflection is the thought of new hope, what will this new year bring to myself, family & friends. I hope it is a good year, with ups and downs. I appreciate the downs because it makes you realize when things are really good, just how good they are...
My resolution post will be tomorrow... I've been really thinking about it and can't wait to share some of it with you (need you to keep me on my toes).
Happy New Year my friends! I hope you're safe and happy.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The best part (for me)

I have two things this year that made my heart sing this holiday season. The first, was a couple weeks before Christmas when I had the privilege of dropping off items my MOMS Club donated for a family. We Adopt-A-Family every year and this year I had the responsibility of getting the items to the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center. When I dropped them off, I was overcome with the true meaning of Christmas. The entire center was filled to the rafters with items for several Adopt-A-Families. It was truly incredible to see such selfless giving.
My second favorite was being able to play Santa for my own family. Once all the wrapped items were under the tree and everything was set up I admired my handy work. All the wrapping, beautiful tree and the image of seeing my daughter so excited the next morning danced through my head late Christmas Eve.

My little reindeer

Finally some Christmas Posts

She did it!!! She finally sat on Santa's lap (after many attempts throughout the season) and requested Cinderella Movie (5 times I might add). However, Santa Grandma had purchased this some time ago and was planning to give it to her at her house the afternoon of Christmas. After much persuasion by friends and husband, I contacted Grandma and told her I NEED THAT MOVIE here so my baby girl can open it on Christmas morning, otherwise all hope in believing in him could be lost at the ripe ole age of three!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's been awhile

I haven't been posting because I've been sucked into Facebook. I am trying to decide if FB is a good thing or a bad thing. I love seeing old friends, pictures and finding out what everyone is up to. The downside is it can be addicting. And I am a girl with too much time (sort-of)...

Last week was uneventful as far as holidays are concerned. Glenn was gone (what else is new) and so I went it alone with the kids. We did go spend a lot of time at my parents because my sister came in for a night, my cousin was there on Thanksgiving, etc. It was nice to spend sometime with family... but it's hard. It's hard because I am without my best friend. I have a love/hate relationship with the holiday season. Love them, because I just always have, hate them because I am alone more than I like.

The good thing is Glenn will be home for Christmas. I am very happy about this, not only for myself, but our kids. We have lots of stuff coming up this month so I will keep you all posted. If you don't catch me can always find me on Facebook (ugh)!