Wednesday, February 29, 2012

a really bad no good day

Yes yesterday was indeed one of "those" days. It was also a day that hurt my feelings, my pride, my ego, my heart and really my whole being. All except my faith, all day yesterday during my really bad not so good day I just kept reminding myself of all the blessings in my life. I am reminded during this lenten season to lean more on Him, and less on myself. When I struggle and boy do I feel like I'm struggling right now that that moment is a moment He may be providing so that I bring myself a little closer to Him. I went to church this morning and that is exactly what I heard during father's sermon. That when we have our bad days maybe that's Him calling us to Him so that he can protect us and love on us a little bit and also so that we may just let it go so that His will may be done. I am also reminded lately that I need to slow down just a little, not fill my plate so full and make time for down time and fun time. I schedule play time for the boys so why don't I make play time for myself? I make sure the boys are in bed at a certain time each night but I will stay up late doing things, chores, projects and those nights lead to tired days. I'm learning that I need to lean on Him, slow down, not care what others may say about me or think of me, I'm facing that I can't please everyone all the time and that is ok. I believe in my heart that I'm a good mom and wife and I love the Lord with all my heart and that's all that matters. I try everyday to be and do my best and on days like yesterday it's ok if it's just not good enough. So today I will make time so slow down, play, pray, work a little and be intentional and present in MY life. Because as I learned yesterday when I'm in too much of a hurry, to busy doing too much for others and not taking care of myself accidents happen.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine fun

Here's just a few pics of our Valentines Day

Thursday, February 9, 2012

my little Rocky

So today Isaaac and I are just hanging out around the house, he is making Valentines cards and watched a few cartoons this morning. It's been nice to hear the sound of Elmo in the background this morning, and hear the little pitter patter of feet running down the halls, it was nice to sit down with my little boy for breakfast. I've missed mornings like this, I've missed him now that he's in kindergarten. Isaac is home with me today not because he's sick but rather because he had a run in with a barbie car. Yesterday all the boys were playing outside after school. Isaac was in my niece's barbie car, yes the hot pink one! He loves that car I think he has spent more time driving that thing around than my niece ever has. I have four wheeler tonka toys for him but he would rather drive the barbie car up and down the driveway. Well ok back to the incident, the boys were running around riding scooters and just being boys when Isaac went to turn and leaned to far over and fell right out of the car hitting his eye on the mirror on his way down to the concrete. He ran in more scared than anything, then I noticed the blood and the instant swelling of his nose and entire eye. I rushed him to the doctor who luckily with three boys has an office right down the road from us. He assured me that his eye was fine and that he would just be a total chick magnet for the next week or so with his manly looking black eye. Isaac thought that was gross and funny all at the same time. This morning when he woke up his eye was still so swollen he couldn't open it, so I thought it would be best if I kept him home today. He is having a great day, although it was music today at school so he's a little bummed about missing that. How lucky am I that my kiddos love school so much! I'm also feeling extremely lucky or I take that back I feel blessed. I feel blessed that while raising three boys, our accidents and illnesses have been few. I pray every day that He protects my children, I remember a few years ago I hear Joel Osteen talk about a prayer his mom would say every day over her children and since then I've said it each and every day. Raising boys is like living in a tornado most days and I need Him to have watch over them and take care of them because try as I might I can't stop them from being boys. So I must run now, I'm being called to play candy land and build a lego fort, have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

This is what's for Super Bowl

Cheeseburger salad and I really wish I could just make it and eat it right now, I'm starving after an awesome and wonderful Zumba class this morning. I'm anxiously awaiting tomorrow, my boys are big fans of the Patriots and I have to admit that I don't mind watching their QB either. So tomorrow some family and friends will gather around our TV and watch, I've never been much of a football fan until this season, which I'm sure was bound to happen being that I live in a house full of boys, young men and a football loving husband. So here's what we will be eating, thanks so much to The Pioneer Woman for concocting such an amazingly simply yet wonderfully delicious meal that is a true crowd pleaser! ( I know it looks yummy and it so is, the homemade croutons are the hidden jewel that just make this dish delish!
Have a wonderful Saturday, we sure will be are Peter Piper Pizza bound because Isaac's work was selected to hang on their art wall which features kid's art from all the schools in the area. Now as I type this I think it's a very good marketing strategy for them because if my little sweetheart's artwork was not hanging on their brightly colored walls I would not be going there today, hmmmm nice job PPP. Go Patriots!! or whoever just bring on lunch.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

6 more weeks of winter...

That's fine by me! Our winter has been so mild this year so another six weeks of this will be just fine. I absolutely love winter, especially here in norther AZ we get enough snow that it's fun and not overwhelming. We have cold days that are followed by mild wonderful sunshine filled days. No complaining here, our summers can get a little warm so I'm in no means anxiously awaiting summer time.

I still have a hard time writing February down, it's hard to believe we are already in the second month of 2012 time just seems to move along a little faster all the time. With the new year here, I've been pretty good at sticking to my resolutions. I'm still eating good and exercising A LOT, my house is getting cleaner and more organized all the time ( Thank God for my Women of Wisdom bible study we are doing one called simply organized, this has been a HUGE life saver for me). My kiddos are healthy and happy and doing great! Basketball season is upon us and that has things a little shaken up and out of routine but in a good fun way. Praise that my dad found a fantastic job here and can now be here for good, I'm reminding myself now how wonderful God is and how perfect His timing is. My mom was diagnosed with advanced macular degeneration a few weeks ago and it's shaken her and she's been having some problems so my dad couldn't have come home at a better time. Manuel and I are in a great place, I think our marriage gets better and better each year. I don't know if it's because we get older and more mature and let the petty stuff go, if we have gotten to know each other better so it's easier and we know what to expect out of one another or if we just love without expectations and have just fallen into sync with each other. I'm just grateful that I married such a great man who accepts me for all that I am, the good the bad and everything in between. Look at me getting all mushy on y'all. Must be because I'm planning Valentines Day already! On other non mushy related news I'm not 10 pounds away from my ultimate goal! woohoo I never thought that I would actually have this goal within reach. I thought that once I put on all the baby weight that that would just be the way I would be. I'm so glad that I've gotten that big ol lie out of my head. I've found myself again and I'm excited about that and maybe that is why my marriage is in a great place too, I'm finding the more real I am and the more I just honor myself quirks and all the easier and better my life is turning out. I'm not that wall flower girl anymore and I really like it. Happy Happy Groundhog day, may your six more weeks of winter be full of blessings, peace and love!