Thursday, January 9, 2014

skirting

for the past 6 months i have only worn skirts.
i do not own shorts, jeans or pants.

years ago (like maybe 5!) God made it clear to me that He wanted me to wear skirts.
since i did not want to be that homeschoolin' mom in skirts
or maybe because i am vain,
i only added a few summer skirts.
but God never quit whispering to me.
those few new skirts were not what he wanted from me.

this past summer i read a book.
do not read this book unless you want your life to be turned upside down.
it showed me the BIG picture.
i didn't even finish the book.  the first few chapters were enough.

so yeah, after that read, i got rid of all my shorts, jeans and pants.
i was completely confused about what to wear.
not to mention there wasn't a budget for a new wardrobe.

to say it was hard for me is an understatement.
i cried.  real tears over clothes.
i cried when i gave away my perfect purple skinny jeans and other stacks of clothes.
i quickly learned how vain i am.
and then i cried more because i am that vain.

after i figured some things out...
like longer skirts are better for a momma,
where to buy skirts(!),
what fabrics to wear when,
and how to stay warm in the winter-
i discovered that i absolutely adore wearing skirts.
i am more comfortable,
i've been much warmer this winter,
and i've learned about modesty.
just a homeschoolin' momma in a denim skirt(!) with her boys
i have not found one activity that i can not do in a skirt,
which has totally surprised me.
i can also tell that by doing something that seems so small-
changing my wardrobe for God,
that He is also changing me.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

connor got a watch for Christmas

while playing in shave cream on tuesday, connor told me it was

10:57am
and
22 hours and just about 14 minutes since we were at church.

now who keeps their stopwatch running for that long?

Monday, January 6, 2014

another new year!

a single photo from new year's eve:
11:44 pm
 
look who stayed awake and who did not.
yes, bo christian (the 2 year old!) was awake until midnight.
connor hasn't made it until midnight yet.
husband was asleep by 10:30.
we were nice to him since he had worked all day.
 
all the boys and i were in our beds by 12:11am as husband was walking out the door to go to a fire.
such is the life of a fireman and a non-partying family.
 
 
i usually do not make new year resolutions.
but, this year i am.
 
this year we are going to eat more paleo-ish.
i cook and buy the food, so i get to decide.
less sweets and more real food for us.
 
the husband and i are going to try to pray the liturgy of the hours.
i know we will not pray all of them, but we are going to try for some.
i want the liturgy of the hours app.
{insert drum roll}
which means this low-tech woman has finally requested an i-phone.
i am going to trade in my vintage flip phone.
(this might be the year i start texting too, but probably not.)
 
tomorrow we start schooling again.
it will be nice to get back in our groove and start these resolutions.
 
Happy Epiphany of the Lord!