Monday, May 24, 2010
What else inspires me? My Lord and Savior - He keeps me grounded, He keeps me joyful, He keeps me safe. My life is so busy, as I know most of yours are as well, and sometimes I forget to take the time I need to to just sit back and worship Him, to soak in His presence. When I do take the time, it's amazing how much more efficiently my day runs, how much more at peace I am throughout the busy-ness of my life. What inspires you? How do you keep going through the busy-ness of your life? Take a moment, think about it and then do it...
"Be careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity..." Ephesians 5:15-16
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
It's almost summer break and we just got snow last night. It makes it tough to gear up for summer fun when we're bundling the kids up in winter coats and hats to go to the school bus stop in the morning. Regardless, summer IS coming and all of our kids have so much stuff going on as we near the end of the school year - field trips, parties, yearbook signing, graduation parties...the list goes on. Plus it seems that every child in my younger boys' classes are having birthday parties RIGHT NOW. We have 3 this Saturday so my husband and I will have to divide and conquer to get to all of them...I think we're going to have to draw straws as to who has to sit through the insanity at Chuck E. Cheese with our preschooler. It's a good thing we have that big "family calendar" on the wall in the hallway...otherwise I'm not sure I'd know where I was supposed to be this month.
On another note, we're dog-sitting for some friends and can I tell you how very spoiled this dog is becoming. My kids love to have her right next to them and are constantly calling her name to get her attention. Super cute but I fear for the tears that will come when she finally has to be returned to her owners. We even took Bella to the dog wash yesterday where Tyler and I donned our plastic aprons and proceeded to get her all cleaned up after she dug a hole under our backyard fence. She was a little dirty to say the least! Thankfully she didn't go anywhere when she escaped other than to our front yard to play. She's such a good dog...I think even I will miss her despite the fact that she made my allergies go nuts for a few days.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I made this mini album as part of a class taught by Fiskateer Rebecca during National Scrapbooking Day. I'm working on the interior pages but I intend to fill it with Bible verses that inspire me, strengthen me, and remind me how blessed I truly am. The cover includes a paper flower that I made based on a tutorial I found on the internet...but now for the life of me I can't find it again to link it. It's super simple though - punch out some circles, ink them up, distress the edges, give them a little fold in the middle then stick them all together, and add a brad or bling in the middle. I love how it turned out...so simple but just the right touch.
We're getting so close to the end of the school year for all of our kids. I think we are suffering from a bit of "spring fever" in our household...it's getting harder and harder to get them all to bed at night which in turn means it's harder to get them up and going in the morning. Just a few more weeks and we'll be free for a while. Sure hope we can cram a bunch of camping in along with our trip to my grandma's farm in Wisconsin. Lots planned but it's all fun stuff so I can't wait. Are you longing for summer to arrive? Start making your plans now so you have the motivation to get through this end of the school year push.
Monday, May 3, 2010
I will leave you with a Bible verse that I personally think is HUGE... "Everything is possible for him who believes. " Mark 9:23