Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Nuff said.

...for now:)  I'll talk your ear off about Jesus if you want me to!

What are you thankful for today?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dear Thursday,

You've arrived in the midst of a speedy week.

I shouldn't be surprised.

You often show up on my doorstep before I'm expecting you.

Your spontaneity is usually appreciated.  Though sometimes, I'm a little too far down Loopty-loo Hwy on my way to the Funny Farm and then your arrival is just one more thing on my "Why can't I keep track of anything?!" list.

But that is neither here nor there.

I thought you might like to know that today's happy thoughts were brought to me by gummy smiles from Trooper, packing up decor and pulling the Autumn decorations out of storage, the anticipation of placing said decor about my home while my boys sleep tonight, scriptures, greeting happy boys after school, wearing a hoodie this morning because it was finally chilly enough to do so, macaroni and cheese, Looney Tunes, and mixed cds from high school.

Enjoy yourself, Thursday.  Thanks for the good times.  What are you thankful for today?



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Satire at its finest.

First world problems make it easy to forget that much of the people in the world must fight for their lives every day.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Because I should

Two weeks without a Thankful Thursday post is shameful.

So here I am on a Friday.

Thinking all sorts of random thoughts.  Wishing my life was in a different place. Trying to be grateful for where it is.  Feeding two boys lunch, trying to convince the baby to nap, and watching the clock so we don't miss the early pick up time for my firstborn.

I'm grateful for weekends.  Overcast skies. Peanut butter. Smiles from neighbors. Winnie the Pooh. Hope. The desire for hope.

Oh, Life.  What a trip.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world. What are you thankful for today?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

There was a moment...

...when I watched my little baby feeding himself graham crackers.

He's growing up so fast.

They all grow up so fast.

When I had "three under three," I often heard comments to the tune of "enjoy these days. They grow up so fast."  To which I would think (through the mist of exhaustion and wondering when this interminable day would another would start), "Yeah...riiiiight."

But they were right.  Looking back, those looooong days flew past in weeks, months, and years.

And I do miss them.

I enjoy this stage.  Very much so.  I love this stage.

But I still miss those days.

Especially since I've blocked out so much of the tough stuff;)

And now my Trooper acts like he'll be rushing up to join his brothers in their independence by tomorrow.

They grow up so fast.

Darn those gummed up graham crackers.