Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Snowy Mornng

Woke up to a beautiful winter scene.  Overnight we got several inches of thick wet snow that blanketed the tree branches in white. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Saturday Adventure

 On Saturday we decided to drive to Lake Michigan to view it in it's winter state.  Driving is a relaxing hobby for us.  Scott has trucker blood running through his veins and I love chatting with him and watching the scenery as the children are happily engaged watching out the window or sleeping.  Peaceful and relaxing. It was very windy out by the lake and even though we had the kids bundled up we did not stay long near the water.  The kiddos were not having much fun and my momma heart was rather nervous being near the slushy frozen lake.  It was really neat though to see the ice formations from the waves freezing on the shore.  Another cool thing about visiting the Lake during the winter was seeing all of the fancy yachts stored on shore. They sure looked big on land!

Friday, February 22, 2013

12 Weeks

12 Weeks

Some Days

Some days (ok, a lot of days) I get frustrated because I never seem to get anything accomplished. I try to exercise in the morning but then it doesn't happen because one child won't take their nap or the other wants to eat constantly or I get caught up in the dishes. Before I know it 2pm has arrived and I'm still in my pajamas because I hadn't exercised and didn't want to get ready for the day before exercising when I was just going to get sweaty and need to re-bathe.  I will try to do dishes or a load of laundry or make supper or some bread and when my back is turned the living room quickly becomes this:
Some days it feels like one step forward two steps backwards.  Some days it feels like all I do is discipline my toddler.  I hate that the most.  When I was a child I thought that it didn't bother my parents when they punished me for disobedience.  I never thought they enjoyed it of course, but I didn't realized how painful and saddening it is to have to punish your kids for disobedience.  Some days can really feel defeating.
    Then I catch a glimpse of an impish face,
or I see a smile stretch across the most beautiful cheeks as I change another diaper,

or I see a project that has taken me months to complete actually finished and being enjoyed,
or I see obedience from my son.

Then I remember what blessings I have.  Children are truly a gift from the Lord as Psalms 127:3-5 says and I am truly living the dream.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Soggy to Sparkly

Some days you end up with a coffee mustache

Most likely you needed coffee because it was soggy & gross outside.

Then a pretty little {silly} holiday arrives to cheer you up.