Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I have tried working towards this goal a couple of times in the past and it never seems to work out but this NEEDS to happen for me...and my family. I am so blessed to have the job I do - I never, never, never thought I would teach but I really love it! I love food and nutrition (and to talk) so getting a chance to talk about nutrition every day and getting paid for it is great! On a different note, I really, really, really love my family and when I am at home I want to do stuff with them and do things for myself like read a book, try new recipes, take my kids to the zoo, and on and on and on. What seems to happen...especially in the heart of the semester...is that I bring work home. I don't necessarily push the kids and hubs aside ALL the time to do work but staying up very late to accomplish everything makes for a very tired momma and then very little gets accomplished at work AND at home. So, new plan for Fall 2011...I will work at work and do home at home. So far, one week into the semester, it's going great (the grading hasn't started yet...). There is ALWAYS something that needs to be done for work so at home I have been tempted to work on work but simply put it on the to-do-list for the next day in the office. Then, I do something at home that I've wanted to do like pull out some stored toys for Ava, build a lego city with Jey, try a new DIY project and so far it has felt G-R-E-A-T. And at work, I've been super effecient working off of these to-do-lists that were created at home as things come to my mind. :-) I'm hoping I can keep this up! Any tips from you working moms out there would be much appreciated!
Friday, August 26, 2011
"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper youThis verse touched me for the first time when I was a sophmore in highschool and has been of utmost comfort to me ever since.
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~Jeremiah 29:11
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
My mom always told me that the real world didn't have summer vacation, spring break, 3 weeks off at Christmas, ect...but as it turns out, my real world does! And I am ever so greatful. I've had a fantastic summer with my kids; full of trips to White Water, swimming, Discover Center, movies, "Hot Donalds" as Jey calls McDonalds, among other fun things. This week is the first week of school so it's back to work for me but looking forward to cooler weather and fun fall activities with my kiddos! Here are some of our summer highlights!
Ava checks out the fireworks that Bubba picked out.
A much needed summer rain...so of course we had to dance in it!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
"You're the most awesome-est mommy I ever had"
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think someone would say this (or think this) about me. Parenting has to be one of the hardest, most rewarding things that I have ever experienced in my life. Not sure what I did to deserve my babies but I'm so glad they're mine. These words (from my son who is 4) motivate me to keep trying my hardest to be the best for him.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Kill em' with Kindness, Baby!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I highly recommend this recipe for homeade laundry soap....
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
"Don't waste time trying to get rid of your weakness, using it as an
excuse, or explaining it away. Let's follow the lead of [the Apostle] Paul
and boast in our weakness so that the power of Christ may be reflected in it and
Anyone else feeling particularly thankful for their weaknesses these
days? I know I am not and usually am feeling embarrassed by them or
inadequate because of them. I guess there is just one thing left to do...
embrace them and fully rely on God for getting ANYTHING accomplished.