Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Random Things

If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be cookies. Hands down. 
Sometimes I do something so clever, I have to tell everyone about it. I hid the girls' barbies in the playhouse, and left a ransom note for them from Captain Hook. Kept my kids occupied and playing outside all afternoon. Also Grace kept peering over her shoulder the rest of the day, making sure Captain Hook wasn't going to sneak up on her....she knows in her mind he isn't real, but hasn't quite convinced her heart that he isn't. Hahahaha. 

Henry likes eye contact. Eye contact with me. If he doesn't have eye contact, he screams. This makes life very interesting. Squeezing in a shower is at a whole new level of difficulty. As is going ANYWHERE in the car.

I really like to listen to Rock and Roll music from the 60s. 

Every morning I open all the blinds and curtains in the house to let any natural light in.

I hate sending Katie to school everyday. If I didn't think she would never forgive me, I would homeschool her. Summer is too far away.

My life is good. I am happy.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hard things

Being a mom is hard. But hard does not mean bad. It means learning and growing and stretching and becoming stronger. 
It means I will go without sleep. It means I will not have much if any privacy...even when using the bathroom. It means eating the leftover crusts from someone's sandwich and counting it as lunch. It means holding a baby while doing my workout. It means holding in my angry words and walking out of the room. It means saying yes when I really want to say no. 

It means loving and giving and finding strength beyond my own. It means losing myself and because I have lost myself, I have find myself...a better self than the one I lost.

My motto for 2015 is "dig down deep and do hard things." 


I did every one of my resolutions from last year...except one that ended up being more expensive than I thought it would be so I nixed it. Completing resolutions....or goals...gives me a natural high. I am a goal-achieving junkie. I love setting goals and making things happen. 

This year I want to:
Run a 5k
Finish a quilt
Read the New Testament cover to cover
Get back to my prepregnancy weight
Write a thank you note or a note of encouragement once a week