Last Sunday I had my first miscarriage.
I love taking pictures with my phone! Love, love, love!
I always get bit by the organizing bug in Janurary. I want to declutter, throw out, and deep clean just about anything in site!
Here's a few things helping me keep on track.
Here is Lexi throwing a temper tantrum on Sunday.
Yes, I dress my kids to go to church, but she decided to play with the water bubbler, when told no, she threw a fit and spilled water all over her dress.
She had to sit in the "happy chair" till....happy.
Aaah...that's better! Snotty nose and all!
She ended the service by throwing up everything she had eaten all day, in front of everyone. It cleared the room fast. Sorry folks! Fellowship time is over! The pastors kid just puked in the middle of the small and crowded room. See ya next week!
Then we went home and watched Tim Tebow win and win good.
Yay for MK's! And big double Yay for MK's who love Jesus!
Some messes are not nice, but some look cozy. Like this scene in the girls room. Pink, sunshine-y, and glowy. It makes me happy to see remnants of their creativity and playfullness laying around.
(Most of the time, anyway. Some days it drives me crazy!)
I've been organizing, tidying up, cleaning out and sprucing up the house. I always seem to struggle with finding the balance between home and others. On the one hand, I realize the importance of making my home a haven for my family. I can glorify Christ through welcoming others into my home, helping them enjoy their stay, feeding them,etc. On the other hand, should I really care about hanging pictures on my wall? Should I spend less time inside and more time walking around the neighborhood with my girls finding people to encourage and help? When do you stop one good thing and move on to the other?
It reminds me of how important the Holy Spirit is in a Christian's life. Every day is so different, and my role as wife, mother, missionary can change on an almost daily basis. I'm learning to follow His leading and enjoy the balance only He can give.
Isn't my new kitchen artwork beautiful? My friends gifted it to us for Christmas and I couldn't possibly love it more. That constant reminder of Christ's sacrifice for me and the growth that He gives us, placed in my kitchen. The room of the house that gets the most use.
I hope your New Years Eve celebration was a sweet as ours. We kept it simple with all of our littles running around. They did get to stay up late. Ten o'clock. Wow!
I am thankful for:
The look on her face when she sees ice cream being served.
The joy these two have. Their excitement is contagious!
Homemade ice cream cake to ring in the New Year
Because what could be better than ice cream cake?
A Crazy Costume Competition to end the evening? (Lexi decided to wear her Birthday Suit)
How did you spend your New Years Eve?