Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Message to Molly

To Little Miss Molly,
I was introduced to you very randomly through this funny little thing called the internet. You don't know me and I don't know your family, but I feel like we have a common bond. You see I have a baby girl too. She is only a month older than you, but there is something special about little baby girls with big eyes. You both have that mystery of something more; you share secrets in that magically beautiful face. You are a blessing to so many and display the wonderous love and faithful promises of the Creator. Please give you brothers and sisters big smiles when they poke and squish your cheeks; get your tiny fist tangled in your mommy's hair and breath that soft sigh while resting on your daddy's chest, for these are the normal moments of your little life. All too soon you will be fighting with your siblings, getting into mommy's make-up and wrapping your daddy around your little finger; life happens too fast! So tonight I hold my baby girl a little bit tighter as I rock her to sleep, for I know that your mother is doing the same. Little Miss Molly, may your Heavenly Father bless you and your family and keep you safe while you journey a hard road.
Blessings and love from afar,

If my message has caught your interest, please visit Baby Molly's website, they can use all the prayers, kind words and support that they can get now. What this family is going through would be so hard, I can't imagine going through this with my precious little baby!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Loving Monday Mornings!!

I LOVE my Monday mornings! Really, I do! Does that make me weird? Maybe, but I'm fine with that because for me there's something great about Monday! Here is how the blocks fall for me. Tuesdays are usually my errand days; the week is young, so I usually try to book my appointments on these days. Wednesdays TJ has pre-school in the morning so we're up early and out the door. I drop him off and promptly go to my churches ladies bible study - K gets to play with her friends and I get great fellowship time with mine! We are usually done in perfect time for me to pick up my boy at the end of his day. Thursdays and Fridays I like to leave for fun things (like play dates) or any errands not completed earlier in the week or relaxing mornings, because it is almost the weekend. Saturdays - definitely a relax morning, but of course house-cleaning is calling for sure by Saturday! Sunday is my day off (well as much of a day off that mothers get, lol), but Monday morning..

Monday morning is just something else.

Monday morning my alarm sounds early (well not too early, just 8am, which is early enough for a gal like me) and I know I have to be up and start my day because otherwise we'll be late for TJ's pre-school (nothing like having a motivator, lol). To start a fresh week, a fresh day, with a clean slate just feels good - right. Every gets up, fed, dressed, and ready for the day. After TJ gets dropped off I have two hours, two hours that I like to designate to cleaning up from the weekend (is it only me that has a hurricane house by Monday morning after only one day of not cleaning???). Mind you, I typically also get to have 'coffee' and snack time with my beautiful girls (one of the benefits they don't tell you about nursing is that you HAVE to have a break every 3 hrs or so, I think God's so smart, knowing that us mom's need to sit down for a break every few hours, lol. please no comments on the nursing comment, this post is not intending to be the grounds of the ever popular nursing vs bottle debate - I agree with both) Anyway, back to Monday morning, I find that getting up in good time, getting ready for my day (including eating breakfast), having some dedicated time to cleaning up, this gets me a great start to my week!

Do you love your Monday mornings too? What does the beginning of your week look like?
Something to make you smile on Monday morning :)
**disclaimer: not all my Monday mornings go as planned, (isn't that just life!) but this is how I aim to start my week :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Faces of Christmas

Here's a sampling of our Christmas; filled with family, food, and fun :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Making Choices

So this new year has started off busy! Not only has it been busy but it's also come with some challenges as well. Today I've been having a bit of a hard day and so in an effort to throw off the down/stressed mood, I'm going to make a choice and be thankful for the blessings I do have!

  1. beautiful white snow, I just love how it covers the world with a blanket of 'clean'
  2. a good morning that didn't entail rushing out the door like crazies and we were still early :)
  3. great fellowship at ladies biblestudy
  4. the fun multi-colored lights still shining outside my door
  5. a baby that sleeps all night
  6. my son that did wonderful at the dentist for his fillings (no freaking out!!)
  7. pb & j sandwiches and jello for supper (jello for the boy with a frozen cheek, lol)
  8. pajama and movie nights!!
  9. good friends that are willing to watch the kids
  10. a warm house where I can turn the thermostat up because it's -30C outside!
  11. the ability to pay my bills without leaving the comfort of my couch :)
  12. silly kids :)
  13. a husband that works hard so I can stay home with the kids
  14. a mother who happens to call just when I need to talk to someone :)
  15. a God who is in control, especially when I'm not!!

I hope that I'll have some time to blog more later and add some holiday pictures :)