Sunday, January 19, 2014
here we are at january 19th already.
january is always a blur.
the hoopla of the holidays is behind us and i think we all crave the stillness and pause of january.
the kids are getting back into the swing of things and i've welcomed routine back into our home with open arms.
except for homework.
homework is never welcomed with open arms.
i'm kinda in the mood for writing a list of all my january daily notes so here goes:
--all three kids brought home great report cards. i'm so proud of them.
--anna has been having some emotional outbursts lately. either she's jealous of the boys, or seeking attention, or both. i have a feeling her hormones are going wild. i don't know how mothers with lots of daughters handle it. (i'm talking to you, danielle farley!)
--i would pay someone to trim ben's finger and toenails. i have done it for almost seven years now and i've finally had enough. i'm sourcing it out. interested parties apply within.
--josh and john are twins. it's terrifying at times. and wonderful at other times. but mostly terrifying.
--i'm freezing. i'm counting down the days until spring rolls in. winter is not my favorite.
--i was on pinterest the other day and i was loving every single thing on there. i even said out loud "this is the best pinterest board ever! i love it all!" and then i realized i was on my own pinterest board. i'm a dork.
--is blogging over? i notice less and less blogs still going strong. that makes me feel so sad. but here are a few of my favorites lately, all new to me, very different and very, very beautiful:
the beetle shack
me and alice
hello from the natos
--i have found myself in situation after situation, over the past year or so, where i just can't imagine getting through things without help from the Lord. nothing in my own simple mind can make sense of things without Him. i think about times in my life where i sinned, failed, made terrible choices, etc. and in each situation, i felt like i was in control. so foolish. now i feel like i am never in control, that nothing is ever possible without God. and there is a peace that comes over me like i've never known. and this peace is grace. maybe i'm just now getting it, but man, I GET IT. and it is such relief.
--i love lists. they make me happy.
that is all for today.
Posted by amy jupin at 10:03 AM