Outside my window . . .
clouds and looming rain . . . not great for the anticipation of summer or shiny moral boost but wonderful for our growing vegetables (we just might grow something this year besides weeds!!)
I am thankful . . .
for a husband who put's his daughter's second grade field trip over a day at work . . . and has a job that gives him the ability to take a day off . . .
I am thinking about . . .
how much fun I have had with this blogging . . . thanks Sarah for introducing me to a new way to journal for the family, use my creative juices in something bigger than folding laundry and a super fun way to update family and friends on our daily life
Learning all the time . . .
that I can't control the actions, attitudes or choices of anyone else but me . . .
From the kitchen . . .
there are dishes and mess everywhere from a protein full egg scramble and frantic lunch packing for the big field trip . . . I know they will still be there in a minute . . . or an hour . . . or a day . . .
I am creating . . .
adorable tissue paper flowers - super cheap and super cute birthday decorations (pictures to come later)
I am working on . . .
saying yes to playing things with the girls that I don't necessarily want to play (like doll house) because I'm realizing more everyday just how short this time is and how (all to soon) they won't want me to play dolls with them - and they won't want to play with them at all . . . plus, nothing is sweeter than the way their eyes light up when I say yes
I am going . . .
to sit on my comfy couch after a day of errands and appointments and a family dinner at friends house . . . nothing is better than my feet in their slippers on the couch after a long day
I am hoping . . .
to continue on this path to health and wellness . . . it's been such a blessing to feel so good so quickly
I am reading . . .
God's word everyday . . . I haven't missed a day since the beginning of February in my "One a Day" bible . . . it's amazing what it does to my spirit and my attitude when I'm immersed in the truth and the light and the hope of God's incredible words and plans . . . also reading "Hope is Contagious" by Kenneth Hutcherson (a very inspiring book!) . . . and also reading "Summer of Glorious Madness" by Christy Yorke (always have to have a fiction book going to break up reality . . . not far enough along to recommend or not but enjoying the distraction)
I am praying . . .
for babies . . . for some just newly born and working through jaundice . . . for some on their way VERY soon . . . for some newly forming and growing in sweet bellies (no - NOT mine - just wanted to clarify . . .)
I am hearing . . .
the shower running upstairs as the girls are washing off an afternoon and evening full of running in the park with friends . . . it's so nice to be friends with families of sweet older girls who adopt your little ones and run and play and pretend and keep them busy so you can actually have five minutes of adult conversation
Around the house . . .
I have a million little jobs to do . . . sort the papers on the counter . . . put away the laundry stacked on our table . . . pick up the little toys that creep out of every crevice and find their way into the middle of the living room . . .
One of my favorite things . . .
sleepy five year olds with a warm hug and sleepy smile in the morning . . . and sleepy kiddos at the end of a love day who can't wait for their hugs and kisses . . .
A few plans for the rest of the week . . .
birthday excitement . . . Hannah is turning 8 on Friday and we have some surprises in store for our special little princess!!
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you . . .
A fun day on Camano Island with the second graders - even holding a LIVE crab!!