Friday, March 29, 2013

friday five 3-28

Whew, the weeks just seem to fly by! Spring is already here, and hopefully spring weather is not far behind! This week I am so thankful to celebrate with many around the world the death and Resurrection of Jesus. I can hardly wait until Jordan can fully understand why Jesus is so important to his family.
{ps: did you notice the new blog header? boo or yea?}

Friday, March 22, 2013

worth it.

I had a slightly rough week. I even had extra help from my wonderful mother-in-law for more than half of it, and it was still. that. rough.

My lack of sleep played a role.
My child's lack of sleep (from waking and playing for two hours every to every-other night), and ensuing naughtiness played a role. {yes, Naughty, with a capital N! His strong will reallllllly shows when he's over-tired.}
My desire to be the best played a role.

But I think what did me in was two skipped days of Bible reading and a poor attitude. Not long ago if I read my Bible two days in a row, I'd call that grand. That's not good enough anymore. I've been reminded why. Finding time to sit at the feet of my Heavenly Father, to soak up His presence, to learn His love, is more than just worth it, it fills me. Like nothing else can. {And fixes that poor attitude, to boot!}

Two ensuing thoughts:
Keep up the Jesus time. Always worth it.
He still loves me and finds me worthy of His love. Even after every. single. fail.

{I have a much better attitude tonight and I feel quite terrible that I did not make my mom-in-law feel as welcome as she truly was (or maybe it's just me that's feeling that way). I love her very much and am so thankful that I can so want her to come stay with us, and spend time with me. I am so thankful that she was here this week, especially. I think I may not have made it through, otherwise! ;)}

Friday Five 3-22

Although I hope you know by now, I feel it important to put forth the reminder that all the things on this page are of the positive/mommy brag nature, and the nitty-gritty, or even {dare I say?!} negative, has been left out on purpose. Focusing on the positive, and sharing those joys with others is the goal of Friday Five! :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Five 3-14

Random thought you might be interested in: I'm considering partaking in "Analog Weekends," an idea that The Tiny Twig dreamed up. I wonder if I really could do it. The fact that I'm scared to even think about it is probably a great sign that I need to do it. ... hmm...

Sunday, March 10, 2013


A word weighing heavy on my heart lately is faithfulness.
What does it mean to be faithful?
To God? To my spouse? To my child? To my faith? To worship? To my heart? To my job? defines faithfulness as: "true to one's word, promises, vows, etc. | steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant: faithful friends."
My Bible defines faith as "reliance, loyalty, or complete trust in God" and faithful as "firm in adherence, utterly loyal; those who practice faith."

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Five 3-8

As another week wraps up I am reminded... the weeks go by SO fast!
A gal I follow on facebook posted, "Have you spent time today doing something that you love? If your answer is no, I encourage you to reevaluate things. Life is too short to be miserable." I am so thankful that every day has at least a few moments that remind me how much I love being with my sweet boy! I even do things for myself sometimes, too ;)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Five 3-1

I keep intending to post about things like our favorite bread recipes, or, really, anything else... but, alas, I am a "mommy blogger" to the core. There is something about just sharing life that I love. I love to read "mommy blogs" and I like to think a few people like to read what's going on with our family (I know Jordan's grandmas don't miss a post at least!), and so we come to the summary of another week.
Seriously, how cute is he?