Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Time keeps on tickin....into the future.....

I feel like I have blogged this before..........where has the time gone? (LOL! Yes, I know I have!) I feel so out of control of time! We always get to the end of the summer and it feels like we just got out of school! This year seems a bit quicker, tho. Maybe it's because I enjoyed it more. Maybe it's because I'm older and everything seems to fly by quicker. Maybe it's because I have a Junior in High School this year and I want to hold on a little longer.......

I am just so weepy today! I always feel better when I blog. So, I get on here and the last blog entry was in January!!!!!!!?????? (sorry, Grandma!) I just had a sinking in the pit of my stomach. 8 months have passed by........so quickly! I barely blinked and they were gone! We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, milestones and memories. We have said goodbye to loved ones and hello to new friends. We have prayed and seen prayers answered. We have prayed and been promised God's grace. We have laughed so much that we want to cry.....and cried some, too. We finished yet another school year and are getting ready to welcome another.

So, as this school year begins.......Emma is a Junior, Hanna will be in Jr High for the last time as a big 8th grader, Lily will finish her milestone in elementary school as a 4th grader and Seth will no longer be the little man on campus as a 1st grader (which he is torn between sadness and gladness here!) We will have fun. We will laugh. We will cry. We will pray. We will grow. We will love madly. We will hope deeply. And time will march on.......

Here are some of the words to a song that I heard this morning. It touches my heart so sweetly and brings me to tears everytime! This is dedicated to my sweet ones....my peeps....my littles....my family!

and, the link: http://youtu.be/Vyjq5SCbjQk

I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow
And each road leads you where you want to go.
And if your faced with the choice and you have to choose, I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed, I hope you keep on walkin till you find the window.
And if it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile.
But more than anything,
My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to. Your dreams stay big and your worries stay small, you never need to carry more than you can hold. And while you're out there gettin where you're gettin to, I hope you know somebody loves you and wants the same things, too!
Yeah, is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but you never forgot on the one's who love you and the place you left.
I hope you always forgive and you never regret, and you help somebody every chance you get.
Oh, you'd find God's grace in every mistake and always give more than you take!

Yeah, this is my wish!

~Rascal Flatts

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Project 365

So, as soon as it started....I fell behind! Life happened! I knew it would! However, I did manage to get caught up. So, here it is. (I will try to post less than 20 pictures next time! :) My first 20 days of the new year and my project 365.....a picture a day of simple pleasures that bless my life!

My New Year motto:

My sweet Hanna....and the way i see her many times during the day....
....ahhhh, happiness in my mug!
A blessing.....with a fever! Why are sick babies so stinkin' sweet?
....and his favorite thing to do.
A sight that makes you proud! We did good!
Seth, "helping" me cook his "cloud eggs", his favorite breakfast.
My morning, starting out right!
I LOVE these shoes! They make me happy! :)
and one of my favorite things!
Sweet Lily, and her cheering friends
God's handiwork at it's finest.....winter sunsets!
Seth's 1st lost tooth. I love this look.....and it's the last time I will see it in one of my children.
Sweet Hanna Grace.....my cheerleader! She blesses me!
When I see this, right inside the door, after school.....my first reaction is "grrrrr"! Then, I realize how blessed I am to be the mommy to this little boy of mine!
My kitty....Clara. She loves me!
Seth and his popcorn. Enough said!
My new MacBook. Ahhhhhhh..........
Lily Hope.....you make my heart smile! And, your new braces make you look too grown up!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A New Year!

I love new things! New shoes, new clothes, new pens and paper, new camera things, new finds, new thoughts, a new box of crayons, new babies (no, I'm not!), new friends, new days.......it really goes on and on. But, I love the old, comfortable things, too. Old shoes, old sweats, old jewelry, old favorite movies, old things, old friends....and that list goes on, too. In the last few months, life has happened, sometimes it is happy and sometimes it is cruel...... and time keeps flying by! It doesn't stop for nothing! It's always CrAzY!..... yet, never the same.

....BUT, the one thing that has stayed the same, is the faithfulness of my Jesus, encouraging me to "keep going" and reminding me "it only gets better"! Blessings are present in my "everyday"....I just have to have the eyes to see them! My motto for the coming year is "Scatter Joy"! Somedays I just don't feel like it! Somedays I do. With God, all things are possible! So, ok! I can do it!

I have decided to do a project called "Simple Joys 365". In this, I will photograph something that brings me joy each and every day. I am a little late, because life has happened...... but I will catch up! I will try to document my photo for each day......and I encourage you to join in. You can jot down a note of your "simple joy" or blessing from each day, if you aren't picture crazy like me! :) I challenge you! Just as life challenges you.......but, this will bring you JOY! Guaranteed!
one of my joys!