As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2: 4-5

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ten Things To Smile About

Who am I kidding?  I'm never going to get it together this summer.  You know what they say about the "best laid plans of mice and men?"  I had a very productive Sunday and was geared up to knock it all out on Monday.  Then I took the girls shopping and they bought Just Dance 2.  So. much. fun. and, yes, just as embarrassing as you think it would be.  I seriously have NO rhythm, and when I do get my arms going the right way, my feet...well, let's just say I can't move them at the same time.  Then about the time that I got done entertaining my girls with my less than groovy dance skills, Charlotte woke up from her nap and started throwing up.  Nothing like a bit of barf to get the summer rolling.

So instead of at work this morning, getting everything finished so I can close the door on that chapter, I am at home, exhausted from a sleepless night, praying the rest of them don't get it, and trying to figure out how to get the big girls to the dr. for their sports physicals so they can participate in cheer camp tomorrow.

So instead of reveling in my exhaustion fueled blah-ness (for lack of a better word), I'm linking up with Emmy from One Day At A Time.

1.  Hannah's imagination.  I love to watch her play, especially with her Barbies.  I get such an insight into her little mind, her beliefs about herself and others, and her moral compass.  Here are just some of her Barbies getting ready to watch her new Barbie movie.

2.  My big girls getting along...and actually bonding!
 3.  Pretty pictures of my girls.

 4.  Hitting 16.6 pounds gone and getting to "celebrate" with my WW buds.

5.  Hannah and her friends.
 6.  Sweet baby cousins--Cole and Clare.

7.  Hannah being a "big girl" and reading to the babies.  Oh, how I love that they both love books! 
 8.  My dad teaching Hannah how to fish.

9.  My wonderful husband for getting up at 4:00 am this morning and letting me go to sleep for a couple of hours while he held, rocked, and held the bucket for a puking Charlotte.  And bless his heart, he got her to sleep!



  1. 16.6lbs! WOOHOO! Congratulations :)

    And I loved my barbies as a little girl too. As a matter of fact, they're all still in my parents attic packed away and no I'm not planning on parting with them anytime soon :)

  2. oh my goodness ... what a rough start to the summer w/ your poor baby getting sick :( We haven't had the pukies in so long that every time I just read about them, I feel like I need to lysol the house ... just in case I contaminated myself! :) LOL Seriously, hope she's better SOON.
    BUT best of all, congrats on 16 lbs GONE!!!!! That's so AWESOME!!!!! And so motivating. I need to lose about 20+ lbs sometime soon.

  3. Oh so sorry for sick kids :( And yea-so glad your husband took a turn! Thanks so much for linking up. Your girls are beautiful.
    And yes, I so wish I could get inside my kids brains and hear what they think and you are right you do hear a lot of it during their play.
    Great great list!

  4. Yep, you definitely have things to smile about and actually, you just made me smile!

    Great list!