Sunday, January 21, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday Evening Fun

While Lillian went to the school skating night with Papa

Cooper enjoyed playing with his new Army guys
Just are careful where you step... a battle is always just under foot
The perfect Sparkle evening with many smiles and memories

Monday, January 15, 2018

I'm Here

I realize that my blog post are more sporadic then during my treatment last year.

In re-entering the world and assuming the roles of my life I find it challenging to sit and write.

I am struggling to not be overwhelmed.
This super Momma used to balance the many hats and responsibilities with ease, relying on her organizational skills and ability to multi task to help her accomplish the never ending demands and To Do's.
But I am not that super Momma any more.

Yet in the last few weeks I have tried to be just that.
As you will read on the blog, there have been many escapades for the Sparkman family and few not highlighted and I have found that I have been more in survival mode then thriving.

I realize my plight is not that unique... A often single momma, part time employee, full time caretaker of Casa de Sparkman,  provider of meals and supplies, nurse, snow shoveler, and the list goes on.

But I am unique. I am cancer survivor, 6 month detox patient, hair re-growing, not always brave warrior

And things that are hard and overwhelming to the average household are exponentially hard for me.
I am constantly reminded of my limitations both physical and mental.
I am often discouraged by the "brick walls" that fill my path
I am weary to face another challenge
and I am frustrated to not be more

So I do what I can, when I can.
I try again and sometimes again
and when in doubt,

Tomorrow is soon enough

My little entrepreneur

She went out with her shovel and came back a rich little girl.

Lillian and her neighbor friend went around the neighborhood offering to shovel driveways. She shoveled for over 4 hours and was very excited by her earnings.

Well Done Birdy.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Birdy the Chef

Look who made dinner for the family tonight....

An attempt at tie-fighter and yummy fries

It was all delicious and she even helped with clean-up

Sunday Crew

Blessed to serve with this crew every Sunday

Its a great day for a great day 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Snow Day

Friday school was canceled and the Sparkles were home with Momma for the day. 
Our district adopted E-learning to be utilized when inclement weather occurs- think one room school house home schooling with a mandated curriculum.
Not necessarily this Momma's cup of tea but we managed. 

Of course we slept in and had some morning snuggles before starting our learning

 There was reading and math
Writing and Drawing
and even PE (loved watching the littles complete their workouts)
 But it can't be all work and no play...
so with the learning complete it was time for some lego building

And more snuggles

Glad to have my Sparkles home on this wintery day. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sick Cooper

Look who got sent home from school today with a fever... Cooper

Getting a few snuggles from sissie when she got home
Not a happy camper.... his fever rose to 104F and stayed there for 3 days
 Lots of napping and Momma snuggles to get Cooper on the mend

 And on the 4th day, the fever broke, the smiles returned.... just in time for a winter storm to cancel school for Friday

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Movie Night

The Sparkles were very excited to take Momma to the movies with some of their Christmas gift cards.

We had an absolute blast watching The Greatest Showman together.

Can't wait to buy it on DVD and watch it over and over again.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Just in case...

you miss our smiling faces.

Sharing selfies with Daddy while he is away.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year

May 2018 be filled with joy, health, strength, and frequent reminders of our blessings