Thursday, August 27, 2009

"My Life According to Dalyn"

A Challenge From Facebook:

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "my life according to (band name)"

Pick your Artist: Myself --Dalyn K. Roney
Are you a male or female?: "Baby Girl"
Describe yourself: "Beautiful" "I Was An Angel" "The Lost Sheep"
How do you feel: "Emotions" "Insomnia"
Describe where you currently live: "My Garden, My Friend"
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?: "Before The Heartache"
Your favorite form of transportation: "Starkiss"
Your best friend?: "My Husband"
You and your best friend are: "We Are Worth It"
What is the weather: "Sunrise"
Favorite time of day: "And What Comes From Darkness"
If your life was a TV show what would it be called: "Dazed" "Incorrect" "The Poet's Problem" "The Hard Way" "Hobbies" "The Way" "Even So"
What is life to you: "My Legacy" "The Wheat and the Tares" "When All Has Been Forgotten"
Your relationship: "Every Day" "You Are Mine" "A Duet" "Now" "Forgive Me, For I Love You"
Your fear: "Sadness" "You're Gone" "I Miss You"
What is the best advice you have to give: "Dance in the Rain"
Thought for the Day: "He's Here For Me and You"
My soul's present condition: "Testimony" "I Fell at His Feet" "Can I Do What He Asks" "Thy Servant"
My motto: "Even Mountains Need a Foundation" "A Hui Hou"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"The 3's of Me"

Three names I go by:
1. Dalyn
2. Mommy
3. Sister Roney

Three Jobs I have had in my life
1. Merrill Stage Equipment - Labor, Clerical, Sanitation
2. Royalty Auto Care -Administraitive Assistant
3. Demented Dragon (Manga Publishing Co.) - Personal Assistant to Publishing Editor

Three Places I have lived
1. Indianapolis, IN
2. Plano, TX
3. Indianapolis, IN

Three Favorite drinks
1. Milk
2. Water

Three TV Shows that I watch
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. So You Think You Can Dance
3. Anything Food or Animal related

Three places I have been
1. United States - all over
2. Canada - To see Niagra Falls
3. Mexico - Tiajuana, Mexico

People that text me regularly
1. Michael
2. Twitter Friends (Twitter + Peeps = Tweeps)
3. Facebook Friends

Three of my favorite foods
1. Milk
2. Chocolate
3. Anything with meat and noodles/rice

Three friends I think will respond
1. uh, ....
2. ....not really....
3. ....expecting it.

Three Things I am looking forward to
1. Culinary School
2. My next Date with my husband!
3. Eternal Life with my family

Three Wishes
1. Quality alone time with my husband
2. Happy Family
3. Culinary School

Friday, August 7, 2009

"Children grow so fast!"

Anyone that has had children in their life knows how quickly their little bodies change and their intellect grows! Here are some pictures from this passed week. =)

It has been a crazy week. Six days ago, we began the big move out of our little Townhouse apartment, and into the Master Bedroom Suite of the three bedroom house we are renting and sharing with family.

The children have been amazing. The first day we moved most of the bedroom and bathroom things. Just what we would want over the weekend. The kids have each of their beds, some toys, movies, and a whole new house to explore! They have taken everything well in stride, which made the transition MUCH easier on me!

Ireland is two and a half, deviously destructive, and fiendishly clever. Scotland is nine months, and exploiting his new found crawling, climbing, and standing skills. Michael is still working nights as a courier, while doing his translating work on the side.

I have greatly enjoyed my time as a stay-at-home mom. It has been both trying and a blessing. Many times I have wished I could "clock out" from being the full-time Wife and Mommy 24/7. My demanding little cherubs are exaughsting and downright mean to me sometimes (can anyone say 'Parental Abuse'?).

But at the same time, I have enjoyed countless hours snuggling, nursing, and discovering the world through their bright child eyes. We have laughed and played, and I can't get enough of their big grins or their kissably tiny toes.

They have grown tremendously.

But, as soon as this move is completed, I hope to get started with Culinary School. In a year or two, I hope my husband can take some time to be a Stay-At-Home Dad, and work more on his writing. And I hope to spend my days crafting towering, edible works of art. :D

So, I just wanted to document a bit of our life right now. Because it will all change in the next blink of an eye. Hopefully, for the better.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"My Little Dare Devil"

When we moved into our new house over the weekend, we inherited some hand-me-down furniture, including a new King-size bed. I absolutely love it!

If you were to read my previous blog post "I want my own bed", you'd know we were having issues before. Well, it turns out that a bigger bed made all the difference.

We noticed the very first night that there was room in our bed for my husband and I, the baby when he was nursing, the two year old that wouldn't stay in her bed in the middle of the night, and the cat who would inevitably join us! Wow!

So, what does this have to do with Scotland? Well, the benefit of our old bed, was that it was just a couple mattresses on the floor. That was a convenient height for both of our children to easily climb up and down. Falling off the bed was also not a big deal.

Our new bed has an actual bed frame, and sits much higher off the ground. This hasn't posed too much of a problem for my 2yr old. But, my 9mo old can certainly not get up and down by himself. This is very frustrating for us.

I still do not know what the best solution is. But here is my point:

I was lying in bed after nursing, and my 9mo old was crawling around, looking for toys or mischief. He apparently decided to get down on the floor. Instead of falling and getting hurt, which previous experience had taught him was no fun, he tried a more daring approach.

Scotland crawled to the edge of the bed, peered over to get his bearings. Then swung his legs over the edge. I, of course, panicked that he would get hurt. Before I could come to his rescue, I noticed he wasn't falling. He was holding himself up by gripping onto the bedding.

He stayed suspended in midair, gripping the bedding, his body facing the bed. He totally paused with a "Hey, Mom! Look at me!" grin on his face. Then slid down the blankets to the floor with a safe gentle bump. After a brief moment to revel in his own genius, he crawled off in search of more fun.

I sat there, amazed.

But, with nothing else to do, lay back down and relaxed. As I kept a sleepy watch over my toddling son, I couldn't help but feel thankful that he is starting to be able to take care of himself.

One day, I won't have to keep a constant vigil over him. I long for that freedom! But, I'll try to remember to enjoy these small moments for now. *grins*