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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Glorious Moment

Yesterday I was going to the girls' room to get them up in the morning when I heard Charissa singing.  I paused for a minute to listen and realized that she was singing "Only Jesus" and then when I peeked around the corner I saw that she was sitting on the floor with her Bible out!  How precious is that!  She was having her morning devotions!

Man I love that kid!  

More on Freezing

I read an article about freezing foods by Mark Bittman from the NY Times and I thought it was a good, clarifying piece.  

Enjoy reading!  

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday Tip - Declutter One Shelf at a Time

Do you ever walk through your house and see things where they don't belong or open a closet and see piles leaning against each other?  But of course you don't have the time to take everything out of the closet and get everything organized right then.  But that doesn't mean we have to give up and decide to live with the clutter.  

I wrote a while ago about making a habit of a clean home, and today I wanted to expand on that a little bit.  Basically it's the idea of capturing those 5 minute opportunities that you do have and cleaning up one shelf or one cabinet.  Sure you won't have your home clean in a weekend, but if you make this a habit as well, then maybe things won't pile up.  And we all have 5 minute opportunities all throughout our day.  When we're on the phone, when we're waiting for the water to boil, while Daddy is bathing the kids, when the girls sleep a bit longer than we planned ... there are so many windows of time we can use, we just have to be diligent to use them.  

While I was thinking about this post I was reminded of a quote I first heard from "The Richest Cat in the World" (definitely a movie I loved in my childhood).  Anyway, it goes, "Inch by inch, life's a cinch.  Yard by Yard, it's very hard."  It makes sense.  

So in the last week I have stolen 5 minutes along my day and I've been able to straighten up my linen closet, hall closet, study closet, and the girls' closet.  It has also been helpful for me to have boxes ready that I can put things in to give away and to throw out.  

Nothing too dramatic this week, but sometimes we all need little tips to help us.  

Thursday, June 04, 2009

A Great Moment of Irony

The other night I went into the study to ask Britt if he wanted some ice cream while he was reading.  When he said he did, I started to leave the room to go get, but then I popped back in to ask him if he wanted any milk.  This is how our conversation went:

Me:  Britt, do you want any milk?
Me: Britt? Milk?
Me: Britt!
Britt: Oh sorry ... I was reading an article about having better communication with your wife.

It doesn't get funnier than that.  

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

An Accident Waiting to Happen ... Literally

Last night I was getting Verity changed into her PJs after her bath and we were having the best time giggling and smiling at each other.  When she was all ready I picked her up and snuggled her, when it occurred to me that she felt a little weird.  With a little further inspection I realized that I had never put a diaper on her!  

So glad I caught it then and not in the morning!

More Pictures from Memorial Day Weekend

My mom sent me some pictures of the girls from our trip to see them and I couldn't resist sharing!  

Look at Verity!  She smiles!
Right before we left my mom found this sombrero and got Charissa to put it on.  It's ridiculously large.  It was also ridiculous how my mom tried to pawn it off on us.  Nice try Nana.

Love those girls!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Crazy Eights

My friend Nicole tagged me to do this, so here I go:

8 Things I am Looking Forward to:
  1. Britt finishing seminary this summer!
  2. Starting my own etsy shop (it's tentative - we'll see how it goes)
  3. Starting Beth Moore's Esther study
  4. One day being an aunt
  5. My two little girls being best friends
  6. Seeing where God is going to take us this summer
  7. Grilling out all summer on our new grill
  8. New Moon the movie :)

8 Things I Did Yesterday:
  1. Cleaned my house
  2. Laundry
  3. Ran errands at Target & Michaels
  4. Cooked with bamboo shoots for the first time (yummy!)
  5. Tended to two small children all day
  6. Watched 1/2 an episode of Star Trek (further details coming)
  7. Played on the floor with the girls
  8. Crashed in bed exhausted!

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:
  1. Sleep uninterrupted through the night!
  2. Spend more time sewing
  3. See my friend Rachel
  4. Be able to always rest in God's sovereignty
  5. Be a better mother
  6. Be a better wife
  7. Be an aunt
  8. Paint ... with skill

8 Shows I Watch:
  1. Bones
  2. House
  3. Lost
  4. The Office
  5. Friends
  6. Castle
  7. Lie to Me
  8. That's all I can think of ... and that should be more than enough!

I don't know who to tag, so if anyone wants to do this they can!  

I Need Some Inspiration ...

I sat at my computer today and tried to think of something to share.  I have some things in the works and I have a file of ideas I could post, but nothing screamed "share me today!"  So I decided to go into a different direction by asking for a Tuesday Tip.  

Does anyone have a great idea they would love to share?

Monday, June 01, 2009

Does Anyone Else's Monday Look Like This?

Today I opted not to fold as I went, so it kind of piled up.  Quite literally.  But I don't mind folding laundry.  Usually as a treat to myself I'll listen to a sermon or watch something.  It makes the task very pleasant.  

Hope everyone else is enjoying Laundry Monday!