Monday, January 09, 2012


I really hate being sick, but am thinking a sick day may not be all bad.
I don't feel well enough to clean the house, or get dressed for that matter.
But I do feel well enough to do my Bible study.
I think I can make a menu plan for the week. Maybe on that one. Food still doesn't sound so great.
I can definitely nap, and who doesn't love the chance to nap uninterrupted?
It isn't what I planned for today, but a day of rest is starting to grow on me.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

A Moment In Time

Random shots of the girls with no relevance, other than to remind me of what life in our home looks like right now.  Someone is almost always jumping or tumbling, and when they do slow down, they are frequently loving on one of the puppies, who think they are the littlest sisters the girls never had.
Parenting 13 and 14 year old girls is challenging (as is every age!), but even more rewarding. They are so fun and full of life and laughter.
I feel like we are living on fast forward. Time- slow down!

Thankful for...
1. Being a Mommy
2. A husband who heats up my cozy and tucks me in when he is staying up late watching football
3. Parents who love to be with us and their grandchildren
4. The shakes that have helped me lose weight and have more energy
5. Each new day, even when it includes impatience and spilled cereal

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Happy Days Are Here Again

His mercies are new every day.

Praising God for that sweet truth, and choosing to dwell on it for 2012.

Each day, each moment is a gift that I am choosing to cherish, and not squander in "what if's".

I have allowed a fog of worry and unrest to dominate too much of my life lately, and God has shown me that He cannot move in my life when I am stuck in the quagmire of doubt.

My heart is filling again with the lightness of remembering He is good, always was, and always will be.

Monday, January 02, 2012

It Was a Very, Merry Christmas

From a week in the mountains to a day with the Brammers in D.C.,
we enjoyed our Christmas break fully.

 I have loved every minute of being with my family and off work.
So blessed.
Now to spend January settling into my intentions for 2012.
To (1) Seek God and (2) Be intentional.