Thursday, January 27, 2011

Two Peas. One Pod.

Who is who here? My little men seem to have
the same handsome qualities!
Not that I'm biased.




Oh! I don't know if I can handle this much sweetness one more time!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

One Month... (and Change).

Well, the little one turned one month old last week. Officially, I guess he's 5 weeks tomorrow. But, hey, lets go with the day of the month. It'll make it easier. I'm a little behind, but that's just the way things are right now.

I can't believe how quickly time has passed! I will be returning to work next week (SOB!!). Please pray for my sanity. I'm still trying to get this mom-to-three thing and then to take 20 hours a week away will make it a little more crazy. I know we will definitely find our own rhythm. It may not be until 2012, but we will get there. But I do truly love having this little guy around even when it makes for a little chaos.

Today during my brief quiet time- I think there was a certain someone attached to me at the time- I prayed that God would lead me to a verse that would calm my anxious heart. (The thought of returning to work has been really hard. Darn insurance!) And this is the verse He led me to:

Psalm 73: 26 "My heart and flesh may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever"

I love that! The STRENGTH of my heart. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, because when I think, " I can't", His power is made perfect in my weak and failing flesh.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Random Thoughts from A Foggy Brain.

**It is not wise to get on the internet first thing in the morning. Time moves exponentially faster.

**My darling new son is the Houdini of diaper leaks. Four different outfits in 3 hours. Apparently my "tucking" and "cinching" skills have gotten a bit rusty.

**Breakfast at 10am and lunch at 3pm does not do a body good, especially when said lunch consists solely of Bill's Donuts.

**It's not always wise to indulge in a craving even though it's been haunting your thoughts for weeks. (see above :))

**Being in my pajamas until noon... or later... is not all that uncommon anymore.

**Housework CAN wait.

**The "baby blues" really stink. Temporary insanity must be instated. It makes you cry because your baby turned 2 weeks old and he's growing up way too fast! (Don't worry... I'm doing OK :))

**I have been blessed with the best family and friends.

** I really can give up coffee and dairy (again!) for my little man.

**There are some mighty fine teas out there for this momma's wake up routine. My favorites right now- Earl Grey, Cinnamon Rooibos, Spiced Rooibos... YUM!

**I'm finding it's almost easier to find clothing in a heaping laundry basket than a dresser drawer. Please excuse the wrinkles.

** My kids have a built in radar for anytime I'm on the phone or I attempt to read my Bible.

**I'm getting really good at typing with one hand!

**The song playing on TV is..."Every Dinosaur Poops". Hmmm... time to do something a little more productive. Ha! No pun intended!

**I am SO loving being a mom to 3. As crazy as it is right now, it still feels so right.

**God is so good. God is so faithful. Even when we can't see Him working.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year Reflections

Today I was reading from "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young. I had missed a few days surrounding Ethan's birth and today I read the following excerpt from the day Ethan was born. I feel like it perfectly describes the beginning of what we experienced as a family in 2010 and even as we journey into 2011. I see and feel my Father working and molding...

"My plan for your life is unfolding before you. Sometimes the road you are traveling seems blocked, or it opens up so painfully slowly that you must hold yourself back. Then, when the time is right, the way before you suddenly clears--through no effort of your own. What you have longed for and worked for I present to you freely, as pure gift. You feel awed by the ease in which I operate in the world, and you glimpse My Power and My Glory.
Do not fear your weakness, for it is the stage on which My Power and Glory perform most brilliantly. As you persevere along the path I have prepared for you, depending on My strength to sustain you, expect to see miracles--and you will. Miracles are not always visible to the naked eye, but those who live by faith can see them clearly. Living by faith, rather than by sight,
enables you to see my Glory" -Sarah Young

I hope you had a great time reflecting on 2010 and are enjoying the first day of the New Year!