Monday, January 9, 2012

it is time.

it is time.
time for a new blog address:
head on over to check it out!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

oh, christmas.

i haven't even begun 
looking at our christmas photos yet.
but i will soon.
and i of course 
will share them on my little blog
for you all to see the insanity 
which was our christmas this year.

but for now, 
here is our annual photo in front of the tree
(i try to print these out 
and put them as ornaments 
on our tree but i fear 
i am a couple of years behind
in doing that).  

He tends his flock like a shepherd: 
   He gathers the lambs in his arms 
and carries them close to his heart; 
   he gently leads those that have young.
Isaiah 40:11

1721. water from the fridge
1722. donut holes with the bigs
1723. an unrushed time at the library
1724. little friends learning how to walk
1725. my feisty grandmother

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

picture me {im}perfectly.nothing done

i am having a very difficult time getting
anything productive done.
i find the more children i have,
the less i actually accomplish 
from my to-do list 
throughout the day.

a sweet friend of mine recently asked me,
"when do you do anything else?
seriously, i'm asking."

and now i'm answering her:
"i don't."

while our little L has been sleeping
at night
(the Lord gets the praise on that one 
because i cannot take any credit for that)
his daytime naps have been 
shrinking into near oblivion.
which means my time to be productive 
is nearly non-existent these days.

and you may wonder what i do after 
the children are in bed at the end of the day?
my answer: absolutely nothing.

i do not have the energy to 
once they're quietly in their beds.

maybe someday i will. 
(i sure hope so)
but these days, 
i'm just glad to make it to 7pm 
without falling apart.

i have given up doing 
a lot of things that i would like to
and i just try to at least accomplish 
all of the things that i need to get done. 
and even that's hard.

picture me {im}perfectly
is a weekly project to reveal that we don't have it all together.

i will post a 
picture me {im}perfectly
blog post every wednesday 
where you will be able to link up to your blog
revealing that:

you are not picture perfect,
your kids are not picture perfect,
your house is not picture perfect,
your crafts are not always picture perfect,

inspire and 
other women 
that none of us have it all together.  

add my button to your blog post
and link up to your direct posting
and feel encouraged. 

But when he, the Spirit of truth, 
comes, he will guide you into all truth. 
He will not speak on his own; 
he will speak only what he hears, 
and he will tell you what is yet to come.
John 16:33

1716. pre-authroization for something awesome
1717. really nice people on the phone
1718. a morning with just D
1719. being kind of back on schedule
1720. help from a lot of people

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

this little one.

this little one
never ceases to crack me up.

she says that if there's music playing,
she can't help herself but dance.
and boy is that true.

she's constantly teaching herself new dance moves
and showcases them whether we want to see
her millionth dance performance of the day or not.

she is the huggiest one we have.
always wanting one and always giving one.
even if her little brother isn't always
so accepting of the love pouring out of her.

i only wish that i had her amount of energy
to carry me through the day.
and she's not drinking a cup of coffee in the morning.
i promise.

1716. really fresh oranges
1717. a warm afternoon
1718. being outside all by myself
1719. loud children
1720. organized legos

Monday, January 2, 2012

happy 2012.

happy, happy new year!
here are some of the bests of 2011 
from our house.

best "touchdown" after his first big seizure.

best bellies.

best pregnant sister.

best four generations of women.

best febraury visit from KS.

best timing.

best playground on a fallen-over tree.

best place to enjoy a museum.

best eyelashes.

best half birthday cupcakes.

best way to eat a hershey's kiss.

best moustaches.

best place to wear crocks.

best smile.

best mother's day.

best little note.

best feeling in the world.

best sun shining through a window.

best reaction to eating cake.

best parade view.

best party activity.

best second birthday celebration.

second best birthday surprise.

best birthday visit.

best look-a-likes.

best (and only) family hike.

best fair visit.

best private beach.

best little getaway.

best family shot.

best september visit.

best free things.

best fourth birthday celebration.

best halloween costume.

best birthday surprise.

best sixth birthday celebration.

best gift.

i hope that you've been able to see 
the many blessings 
God has given you 
over the past year.

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; 
   make known among the nations what he has done. 
Sing to him, sing praise to him; 
   tell of all his wonderful acts. 
Glory in his holy name; 
   let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. 
Look to the LORD and his strength; 
   seek his face always. 
Remember the wonders he has done, 
   his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, 
1 Chronicles 16:8-12

1711. a little crawler boy
1712. time off from normal life
1713. an organized family room in an hour
1714. snowflakes. 
lots and lots of snowflakes
1715. new health insurance starting
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