Friday, November 16, 2012 store day

today is grocery store day.
i only go to the grocery every other friday.
i go to three different stores.
it takes planning, but so worth it for many reasons.
last night i started stressing.
my lists were not in order - i might be anal or efficient, you can decide.
bo christian wanted lots of attention from only me.
spelling words still needed to be studied.
then i realized the real kicker.
i had scheduled doctor appointments for bronson and connor at noon today.
how in the world???
the baby would need at least a morning nap!
but, i got it all figured out.
you know, since i am efficient and all.
since i am thinking thankful thoughts this month
i realized how thankful i am for my grocery store day.

i can't imagine my husband going to work hungry.
or one of my boys ever being hungry.
i can't even think of too many meals that i have missed.

sometimes i don't feel like driving to the grocery
and pushing my baby around in a cart
to gather all our food.
there are women who have to carry a baby on their back
while balancing a bucket on their head and walk miles
just to get sort of clean water for their families.
and sometimes i don't want to eat what i have bought.
there are women who just wish for plain rice for their families.
i should be embarrassed.

i am thankful for my grocery store day.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

...adoration chapel

our adoration chapel at church is one of my favorite places.
i like to sit in the silence.
it is the best place for me to hear God.

since bo christian was born, we have not been going regularly as a family.
we have just started going again.
our goal is to stay for 10 minutes each time.
that is a long time to keep a baby quiet.
but this time we got to stay for 18 minutes.
miracles do happen!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

...just a bunch of stuff

last night bronson had a school program.
there he is - the cute blond boy in the middle.
they sang patriotic songs.
i only teared up once.  those children sounded so pretty.
bronson can now sing a song that lists every state in the usa.  wish i could do that.
bauer and caden wanted to come watch bronson.  i think that was sweet of them.
after school bauer had a soccer game.  then he came home and immediately started his homework.
he never complained about being tired - even though i know he was.
caden saw his favorite teacher.  he gave her a hug.  that takes a lot of guts when you are a 6th grader.

connor saw the program earlier in the day during school.
he sat quietly and drew mario and a quarter the whole time.

husband surprised me and came home early from work so we could eat dinner as a family before the program.
he knows how important that is to me.
i messed up the surprise.
i wasn't expecting him so we had already eaten.
bo christian had a blast.
he had to leave numerous times because he was clapping and "singing" way too loud.
and he kept insisting on standing on the table so he could see better.

proof that i was there.
i am just thankful for all of it.
for the boys' great schools, everything they are learning, their teachers.
for my boys who love each other.
for my man who tried to give me a wonderful surprise.
for his new job so that he could sit beside me and watch bronson too.
it was a good night.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 husband


see him??
i love him.
he is my most favorite person in the whole wide world.

all you need to know is that he is the best
and i get to spend the rest of my life with him.
i am so thankful for my husband.

Monday, November 12, 2012 be able to stay at home

i never know how to say what i do.
i don't like the word housewife.  i'm married to my husband not my house.
i don't go to a job to work and get paid, but i do work all day long.
at the same time i like what i do (most of the time), so it doesn't feel like work.
when people ask if i work, i usually say nope, i'm just a mom.
being a mom is all i've ever wanted to be when i grew up.
husband has always worked very hard for me to be able to stay at home.
i am living the life i always wanted.
i am very blessed.

who wouldn't want to eat lunch with him every day!
i am very thankful i am able to stay home and take care of my family.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

...first graders

i help in a first grade religious ed class on sunday mornings.
oh, how i love those little kids.
they are like little rays of sunshine.
i am thankful i start my sunday off with them.