Thursday, January 22, 2009

House for Sale!

Well, most of you know that Adam and I have been building a house and we have been very excited about it. But we have decided to put it up for sale. Adam recently got a new job. We are very thankful for this job, but with this career move has come some changes in our finances. So, we have decided that it would be best for our family right now to do something different. We are at peace with our decision but we are sad. We wanted this house very bad and this has been a very hard decision for us. I still can not talk about it without crying. But I know things are going to work out and that this is what God wants. Just wanted everyone to know in case you drive by and see the For Sale sign in the yard.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What I Want!

I have been reading every one's blogs and seeing all of the wonderful things that everyone has experienced in 2008, and I realized that I have not been to excited about moving into 2009. Since October I have been in a spiritual, mental, and physical rut. Maybe even depressed at some times and completely unmotivated! From the outside looking in you would think that I have ever reason to be completely excited, but I have not been. Then last night I woke up at 3 am with an overwhelming feeling of regret and sadness. I realized that I have completely shut down and let myself go. This is not like me at all so I decide now is the time to move forward and change.

I got up early this morning and started thinking about what I need and what I want. I made a list and I want to share it with you. These things are not in any order but some are more important than others. Some may even seem a little silly, but I think those little things are important also.

Here is my "What I Want" list:

To quit trying to have a house that is perfect and clean all the time.

To cook more and try new recipes. Cooking is one of my favorite things to do and I have quit.

To drink more hot chocolate. I forget how good it taste on a cold day!

To have a stronger faith!!! And to know that God is always in control and He wants what is best for me!

To stop worrying! To stop worrying! And let me say it again, TO STOP WORRYING! Especially about what other people think.

To light more candles. I love candles!

To read more and watch less TV.

To not be wasteful, especially with money. I want to be a better steward.

To, of course, eat healthier. To really care about what is going into my body.

And most importantly, to just be thankful of what the Lord has given me. TO COUNT MY BLESSINGS!

So there it is my list! And I know what some of you are thinking: My list has nothing about my husband and children on it. Well, actually they are in every detail of it. These are the things that I want that will help me be better. And if I am better to myself, I can be a better wife and mother to them!

Now, I am ready for 2009!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cabin Fever

Ok, everyone in my house has had the stomach virus! It started last Wednesday night with Wyatt, I got it on Saturday, Adam got it Sunday afternoon, and Olivia was the last to get it on Sunday night. I have washed towels and sheets and cleaned up throw up until I feel like I am going to scream! Wyatt was still throwing up yesterday at lunch! Taking Olivia to school this morning was the first time that I have gotten out of my house since Saturday, so I have had a severe case of cabin fever. I think that I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and things can start getting back to normal (if there is such a thing) around here. I have not added pictures in awhile and I hope to do that soon.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sweet Motherhood!

Wyatt has the stomach virus! He started throwing up at about 8:00 last night and did not quit until around 11:00. It was awful, I have never seen him this sick before. But in the midst of changing sheets and washing pajamas, I had this overwhelming since of joy! Not because Wyatt is sick but because of the selflessness I felt. There was a time that the thought of children throwing up made me sick and now late at night I am cleaning it up without even a thought. As silly as this may sound, I started crying! Here I am taking care of my sick child, it is a natural as breathing and I love it. I love being a mother and I have always know that, but in this moment I was overwhelmed by that thought. So, after everything was cleaned up and things had settled down, I just rocked Wyatt. I thought about Wyatt and Olivia, and how sweet motherhood really is, and how thankful I am for it!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm Back

Well, Hello, Everyone! I know it has been a while but I have taken being busy to a whole new level.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas! We did, it just seemed to be extra busy this year. I know for sure that having Christmas and Wyatt's birthday was part of the reason we were so busy. Now, school has started back and I think I will be able to get into some kind of routine again. I am going to do my best to keep this more updated.

This is a picture of Wyatt and Olivia enjoying Wyatt's favorite toy that he got for Christmas!