I am a wife, mom, volleyball coach, nanny, and teacher! I spend my days taking care of the boys, working out, coaching, and subbing for local elementary schools...learning how to follow the Lord's leading for our lives.
We are back in town after a week visiting family in New Hampshire! It was so nice to see family and we all had a great, relaxing time. But now it's back to life and reality! I've been a slacker of a blogger this year so far…but I'm going to do better! I'll get back to posting more often…and I'll get better about taking more pictures! Look for things to come!
I'm so proud of my boys. They've adjusted so well to being gluten free at our house. I say at our house because I don't say anything when they go over to friends or family's house, because they don't need to worry about that now…they can still be kids;) Today after work I got home and sat down to lunch with them. Noah had asked for some sausage and broccoli. We're having sausage for dinner so I made them some meatballs with a sausage cream sauce that's left over in our fridge. They had that, strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, and blue organic corn chips and lots of guacamole. And ate every bite. They were both so proud that they ate all their protein and showed me their muscles. Noah asked if he looked like he was getting bigger, and Jakey just kept showing me his empty mouth because he had eaten every single bite. I'm so proud that they have good eating habits growing in them now (not that they both wouldn't eat junk if we had it at our house…especially Jakey because he is a born snacker). But they are filling up on lots of yummy, fattening foods that will keep them full and growing! I'm so proud of the boys they are growing up to be. Not that they are perfect-- far from it actually! But they have sweet hearts that are learning how to treat others, and that are soaking up so much from who Andrew and I are. The good and the bad;) I love being their mom!
Today was one of those mornings that was amazing. I woke up and had a yummy breakfast, and got ready just like normal. I woke the boys up who both woke up happy, snuggly, and excited to go play at their friends house, which happens most days, but some days getting out the door can be a challenge. On the way over to our friends one of my favorite songs was playing, so we blasted it on the radio, the boys were singing along, and happy to go inside. The weather was beautiful with the driving up over the fog, the frost on the ground and rooftops...it looked like the winter wonderland we didn't get this year. I couldn't help but be thankful for how blessed we are and how good this life is. We are blessed!
We went to a marraige conference last week where the speaker's wife was talking with the women for a session. She said something that struck a cord with me...not just in my marriage, but in life! "Shut up, and pray!" I always try and fix things. People. Myself. Problems in the world. I need to just shut up, and pray! I can not solve things on my own. I can not change people or the world on my own. It all has to come from Him! So for now...I'm working on being quiet and praying.
We are starting the book, "Power of a Praying Wife." It's an old, popular book with lots of different versions out, but our small group is going to go through it as girls and I think it's going to be really helpful as I'm trying to learn the valuable lesson of shutting up and praying;)
To…a quilt! Hopefully;) I started last night…I have lots of wisdom from a wise generation…let's see if I can make it happen! When I started last night (making sure everything was straight and perfect…I realized some of the prints are slightly off…making it not exactly straight! Does that matter? Do I need to go back and cut 4 sides of the fabric to make it exactly straight…do I care enough to do that!?! I'm not sure…but I'll show my mentors today and see what they think;)