Saturday, March 24, 2012

Good morning?!

It's 7:30am on a Saturday morning and I'm already on my second cup of coffee...let me just say--a morning that begins with two little guys getting up at 5:40am after a night full of coughing children, well, put gently, it's been a little rough around here.

Anyway, as I was looking through my blog notebook this morning, I came across a snippet that I jotted down about a year ago and it gave me a good laugh...


And this is how my morning began...
    fishing the toilet paper roll holder out of a urine-filled toilet.  Add in two leaky diapers and a nighttime "accident"--which brought me to a morning dealing with more pee than I care to think about...

Later in the morning I found a cup of water that someone had put Dorito crumbs in, which turned into a lovely cup of Dorito mush...

Motherhood is so glamorous, isn't it?

Well, there you have it.  I prayed for a little help finding the right perspective this morning and God meets me right where I am.  That little memory lifted my spirits.  I guess this morning isn't as rough as I thought it was:)

Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)

  Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
   for his compassions never fail.
 They are new every morning;
   great is your faithfulness.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Long time, No Post...

Hello there!

Yes, it's me.

I know, I haven't posted for awhile...

Trust me when I say, "I've REALLY wanted to and have written about 20 blog posts in my mind, but, well, I had to give myself a bit of a TIME-OUT on the computer".  I'll explain more in a different post...

but for now, I'll just say, I'm glad to be back:)

I hope y'all are doing well and thanks for stopping by!

Yes,  if you are wondering...I'm still counting to 1000.  So here we go--

171.  Knowing that a few days of cooking chaos will result in months of meal planning simplicity

172.  Watching Hope at her piano recital

173.  Children behaving well for our 1 1/2 hour shopping extravaganza at the grocery store

174.  A four year old willing to push our full 2nd cart:)

175.  The sounds of soft thunder and gentle rain as I ready for sleeping

176.  A chubby shirtless baby belly

177.  Vacuuming the living room at 10:00pm

178.  Spending Sunday together as a family

179.  Finally an interest in potty training!

180.  A trip to the church for bike riding and baseball

181.  Lots of compliments from the children at mealtime

182.  Trying a new recipe--that worked!

183.  Fancy colorful pens used to organize our calendar of activities

184.  Success in planning ahead...sometimes:)

185.  Catching a glimpse of a rainbow and remembering God's promise to Noah to never flood the WHOLE earth again (we needed that reminder after all the rain we'd been having:)

Thanks again for stopping by...
Blessings to you until we meet here again!