Thankful for an opportunity to be a Mom! Being a Mom is an amazing honor and privilege that quite frankly scares me some days. It’s good to know that the call of Motherhood is not a place for us to be alone, but a place where we get the opportunity to live life alongside other Mothers and sisters who can pray, encourage, and support each other throughout this incredible journey.
I am thankful for my Mother and the many Mothers and sisters in my life that continue to make an impact on my heart. We live in a broken world full of broken people therefore it is impossible to be perfect and being a Mom tends to make that oh so clear. It is essential and refreshing to have people who are willing to speak truth and love into your life on a regular basis. I am grateful for each and every one of these ladies in my life.
Breakfast in bed – fresh cherries, fresh pineapple, yogurt, and an omelet (ham, cheese, mushroom, spinach, and tomatoes)! Delicious!
Jake and the girls made my Mother’s Day extra special. I received breakfast in bed, hugs, and well wishes. After breakfast we went to church together and heard a powerful message that hit home in my heart. When we got home Jake and the girls (okay, mostly Jake) made an amazing lunch followed by a relaxing evening. The girls gave me sweet cards, beautiful flowers, a blueberry bush, a swing cushion, and other goodies.
It is not always easy being a Mom, however, there are more good days and great memories than I can count. Some days are a little tough and I get frustrated with myself for not being able to do better, but I never regret becoming a Mom. Motherhood is one of life’s greatest gifts and callings. It is an honor and a little scary at times raising kids.
Although life gets a little crazy at times I wouldn’t change it for anything. It has been a wonderful gift seeing these two little blessings grow up. They continue to amaze me and it is awesome seeing them use their talents.
One of the several beautiful and Sweet Mother’s Day signs. This one is from Karlie and I discovered it sitting on my desk! Love my girls!
Celebrating with my best friend!
Loving our time together on the cruise! Thankful for a time to celebrate! We had a great day on the ship watching the ice skating show, going to various activities, getting a massage, and so much more!
The “Travel and Vacation” series is an insight into our trips together as a family, ways we relax, and tips on how to make trips more enjoyable. Life is short and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to build memories with family and explore of of the most amazing places during our time away. Explore with a good attitude, look for fun, and it will be an awesome trip jammed packed with positive memories. It is refreshing having some time away from the regular routine. Make it a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet new people and learn. You just might see or try something new that takes your breath away!
My EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem Aquarium & New Stand
My handsome man made me a 3D printed stand for the EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem Aquarium. The aquarium has been sitting on the dresser downstairs which has a glass top so it can easily slide. The stand helps it stay in place on the dresser. When you look through the aquarium at the stand the blue look like waves. Thankful for a thoughtful husband who uses his 3D printer to make items that can be used around the house.
3D Printed Stand for my Aquarium!
The aquarium looks pretty cool with its new blue 3D printed stand!
Love it when he surprises me with something special!
My husband brought home these plants as a surprise for me a couple weeks ago. He is sweet and I love it when he does the random thoughtful gifts. My only regret is that it was such a busy weekend I did not take a picture of the beautiful basket with both plants green and blooming.
At this time only one plant is still alive. Yes, I have already killed the miniature rose bush. I love the mini roses, but have a horrible time keeping them alive for very long. You can see pieces of my sorry looking rose plant beside the one that is pretty and still green.
I love plants and flowers, however, I am not the best person to grow them. Usually I either over or under water them. I like the ones that are easy to maintain and can handle wet or dry soil and withstand lots of sun or no sun. In other words a very strong and durable plant that handles extremes well. Grateful for a thoughtful and caring husband. Love my plants and basket!!!
I love the basket the flowers came in and have already used it a couple of times since he gave it to me!
It has been fun using this basket for surprises and goodies! Thankful for my husband and everything he does for me.