Snuggled down into the couch, over a cup of coffee...I'd tell you...
I turned 33 on Monday. I thought my parents were so old when they were in their thirties, ha!! I've since changed my opinion completely;). 33 is young, dude.
I have wrinkles, despite being so incredibly young:).
That we got another puppy this week. And the kids were with me at her first vet appointment. The vet thinks she has something wrong with her heart...so that was a ride home full of tears. We find out tomorrow for sure, but it was a good opportunity to talk about sad things and realize that life is not always peachy. ~But God is still good and gives us so much to be thankful for~
That our other dog, Lilo, was sprayed in the face by a skunk this week. AWESOME night that was. I have spent the last three days bathing dogs. And re-bathing. And bathing again. Dogs smell good, for the most part (Lilo is kinda an iffy situation right now).
I, on the other hand, have a nice tinge of wet dog clinging to me:).
That I moved my whole work area to another part of the living room. I can't see the TV from my desk anymore, but I like the whole crafty set up much better anyways.
We collected all the Christmas directions and put them away. Except the tree. It just keeps the living room so cozy... we took the ornaments off and put paper hearts on the branches. Keeping that sucker up till at least Valentine's day!
That after re-decorating my work area, I realized I have almost 20 Smash books. I need some serious help.
We are going to the beach house in March...and are pretty excited already:).
That I stuck a key chain with a cartoon poop and cartoon toilet paper in Niamh's lunchbox on Friday (it said 'best friends'). She told me she could't put it on her bookbag because it was "inappropriate." Also, I was the funniest mom ever;).
That Philly pokes his head out of his classroom at least once (usually three or four times) as I leave him in the mornings to call down the hallway, "love you, mom." I love that kid.
That I have three different cheetah prints in my living room. Is that okay? I feel like it is not, but I love animal print in decorating. LOVE it.
I gave up red meat about a month ago. Cold turkey. And I haven't missed eating it at all even thought it was my favorite. Chicken got top spot by default.
That we are looking for a new church. I think we found one we really, really like. We've kinda been on a roller coaster of feeling sad, disappointed, encouraged and a little bit of "out of our comfort zone". But more than ever in my life, I know ~know~ Jesus is beside me. I am thankful for the opportunity to dig deeper into a relationship with Him, seeking God's plan for our family.
That the house is so quiet right now. We have Casting Crowns playing softly because the kids like to fall asleep to music. And beside the quiet songs, all I hear is Lilo snoring (and maybe Phil, too...but don't tell him I ratted him out:) . It is late at night, when everyone is cozy and sleeping, that I often wonder why God chose to bless me with so much love. A life truly full of family. You know, those nights you just stare at your babies sleeping and can't find your own breath? I am so undeserving of it all...and so, so thankful for every single moment.
Now...tell me how you are doing:).
These are my favorite posts, so feel free to share. I am not always able to leave responses to every comment or question on my blog posts, but I always do on my coffee posts. I am eager to hear how your 2013 is going so far:)...