Monday, January 22, 2007

Life is full of all that is good
if that is true than life to me is misunderstood
Good things are there yes that is true
but lately the life I live leaves me feeling blue
Find your rest in God, great advice I agree
I try and try to find that love from him to me
Is the prayer I pray not enough
To carry me through the challenging stuff
More prayer each day that is my goal
To see me to my inner soul

Friday, January 19, 2007

Thankful Post

I know this was suppose to be done yesterday and I tried, really tried and I was having technical difficulties...yeah that's it. So now I will try this again.

I must admit that I have the baby bug. Now I don't want all of the grandparents that read this to start buying baby clothes, there is not going to be a new baby any time this year, but I have been thinking of it and a way that it might be possible for next year.

I miss those little "quiet" sleeping babies and all of that cuteness that comes with them. I miss rocking a nursing baby to sleep, I miss all of those first milestones....first smiles, first coos, first, teeth, and steps. For those of you who know me personally you will remember this:

And this:
I am thankful for the sweetness and innocence of these little tiny creatures of God that I have them in my life. The sweet and always loveable qualities that were once a given are now a give and take chance to grab whenever possible at least in our house right now. The sweetness can trun to this in an instant: and this: But at the end of the day it's faces like these that just make my heart melt with love and thankfulness that God thought so much of me to give me two of life's greatest gifts.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


Here is an update on the big quit, suggested by Yellowmama. It has been 16 days smoke free!! I have now started to exercise to keep at least an even weight for now. I want to lose 5 lbs by my birthday in one month and then another 5lbs by Bella's birthday in 2 months. Overall I would love to lose 20 lbs by November, 15 year class reunion. I really will benefit from this and it is not just for the class reunion, it is for life.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Thankful Thursday, even though it's Friday.

I was going to do the Thankful Thursday with Ruth but I had to unexpectedly work so here it is today.
Not really that thoughtful but important to me especially this week. I am thankful for the willpower and new found energy I have gained when I quit smoking this week. Today is day 4 and the energy that has come from this is what is keeping me going. I love having all of this energy. Michael is still smoking so that makes it harder but I feel an extra ounce of pride in knowing that I can resist that temptation that is right in front of me. So there it is, my Thankful Thursday I promise that next thrusday will me more thoughtful:)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I love this photo editor program I have. I almost forgot I had it;)
Now if I only had ink in the printer.

Monday, January 01, 2007

A New Year

As we turn into a new year so do a slew of resolutions. My husband and I are giving up smoking, something that we are not proud of, and if you do not know us personally I should tell you that we do not smoke anywhere around our, cars,etc. Anyway this is something that we have been wanting to do and just used the resolution thing as a set date. For me this new year is a chance for me to focus on my inner self and that of my girls and husband also. I want to LIVE each day and not just "get through it" . I want to this new year to be an opportunity for our family to become a close knit happy family. Not a family that worries about a dirty dish in the sink or whether or not dinner is "good" enough, is the laundry all done, did the girls clean their room?, etc....
Here is a short passage from a book called Busy But Balanced by Mimi Doe, a great read so far, received from one of my very dearest friends for Christmas.

Parents do lose their tempers, moms don't always
want to cuddle, dinner doesn't have to come from
a recipe, not every spiritual family goes to church
or synagogue each week, calm can be found when
dishes aren't done and the house is full of activity.

Now if I can only get my husband to understand this I will be all set, lol.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season and I wish you all the best in 2007.