Category: Heart Reflections

Apr 24 2015

Flashback Friday - Sleeping Brina and Karlie hugging little Tigerc

Brina sleeping soundly on her boppy with Tigger!

Today’s Flashback Friday takes us back 10 years ago.  The girls were only a couple months old.  They were great nappers and would sleep pretty much anywhere (from their cribs, swings, boppies, pack-n-plays, and other random locations).  We usually rotated them to different spots to take naps so they got used to sleeping anywhere in the house.  At night we would always put them to bed in their cribs, but were more flexible with their napping locations.  Looking back on it they were awesome travelers because of this too.  They could sleep at anyone’s house or a hotel and it never bothered them the least bit. Probably their favorite place to sleep was their swings, they LOVED their swings!!!

There is something so peaceful about a little one that is sleeping.  So thankful for these two little ones.  It doesn’t seem like that long ago they were rolling around on the floor, taking naps throughout the day, and playing with the little Tigger toys.  The years have went by quickly, but I am grateful for these precious moments.

Karlie sleeping with her Tiger buddycKarlie on her boppy with Tigger on her tummy and her foot sticking out of her clothes.  She had a way of wiggling her toes out of the closed-toed outfits!

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Apr 21 2015

Last week was crazy busy with everything going on with school.  Extra projects, Science Fair, teachers trying to get the kids ready for all the state testing we have this year (which seems like it’s a lot).  Not to mention Jake was traveling and a mirad of appointments that I had to go to throughout the week.  I am thankful for some time we got to spend together over the weekend even if it was still pretty packed full.  There was so much to be thankful for last week.

I want to be accountable to you so the following are snip-its of some of the things I am thankful for this past week.  Counting My Blessings – Week In Review:

Monday – Thankful for a library that waives late fees periodically.  I needed this grace extended on my account.  One of the kids books got misplaced and I hadn’t checked my account for awhile so a small amount accumulated on my account during that week.

Tuesday - Thankful for a husband who works hard to provide for our family.

Wednesday - Thankful for an orthodontist who is helping with kids teeth.

Thursday - Thankful to have Jake back home again.  When he travels we all miss him very much.

Friday – Thankful for an opportunity to make some progress on the girls Science Fair Projects and especially thankful that Jake is willing to pitch in and help too.  With two kids doing completely different projects it can get quite crazy at times with everything spread out!

What are you thankful for today?  I encourage you to take the time to write down a few blessings that you have in your life today.  It will help cheer you up and turn your focus on the amazing blessings you encounter each day!

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Apr 14 2015

Last week was a whirlwind of activities as we got back into the regular school and work routine!  It was a busy week, but I am thankful for time together with the family too.  There was so much to be thankful for last week.

I want to be accountable to you so the following are snip-its of some of the things I am thankful for this past week.  Counting My Blessings – Week In Review:

Monday – Thankful for my Mom and the opportunity to celebrate her birthday!  Wish I could be there to celebrate with her.  Also, grateful for the nurses and Doctors looking after my Grandma in the hospital.  We had a scare today, but thankfully everything is okay.

Tuesday - Thankful for two kids who work hard at school even when it isn’t always easy.  We received their report cards today and I am very proud of them.

Wednesday - Thankful for those people who help keep me accountable.

Thursday - Thankful for Jake and he’s willingness to pitch in and help anywhere I need it from homework to meals and around the house.  He is very thoughtful and considerate, I am blessed.

Friday – Thankful for an opportunity to go to the Zoo with the family and for a Date Night with my sweet Brina Bee.

What are you thankful for today?  I encourage you to take the time to write down a few blessings that you have in your life today.  It will help cheer you up and turn your focus on the amazing blessings you encounter each day!

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Apr 07 2015

Last week was a great week with the kids home on Spring Break!  I have so many reasons to be thankful every day.  It was a blessing spending extra time with the kids.  We packed in a lot of fun adventures, quality time, and more during their Spring Break!

I want to be accountable to you so the following are snip-its of some of the things I am thankful for this past week.  Counting My Blessings – Week In Review:

Monday – Thankful for a chance to spend time with the kids at the Greenville Zoo, Cleveland Park, and Library today.  We even spent a few minutes with my brothers family and ran into some friends I have known since a little girl from KS at the park (they use to go to my grandparents church in Smith Center) which was an unexpected surprise blessing.

Tuesday - Thankful that my two nephews could come over to play with the kids for a few hours.  The kids had a blast playing inside and outside on this beautiful day.

Wednesday - Thankful for finding some good deals to stock up our pantry at a local store that was having a big sale.

Thursday - Thankful for a chance to talk with Grandma Willa today since she will be having surgery tomorrow.  Grateful for my family and Grandparents who have been part of my life and the positive impact they have made.  Treasuring all the good times and memories.

Friday – Thankful for a great Holiday weekend – Good Friday and what it means in my life.  Easter is a wonderful Holiday to celebrate my Savior who gave his life so that I might live.  Grateful that Jake was able to take off Good Friday so we could spend the day as a family exploring Atlanta’s Museums, Zoo, and so much more.  Love spending time with my family. Thankful that Grandma’s surgery went well.   

What are you thankful for today?  I encourage you to take the time to write down a few blessings that you have in your life today.  It will help cheer you up and turn your focus on the amazing blessings you encounter each day!

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Apr 03 2015

Happy Birthday Brina and Karlie

Wishing you a very Happy Easter!

The girls have been off this week for Spring Break.  Yay!  It has been wonderful having extra time with the kids!  Thankful for an opportunity to celebrate this amazing Holiday.  While there are a lot of fun events and activities around the Easter Holidays the real meaning of Easter goes a long way back in time.  Easter is the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  I am grateful for a Savior who conquered death.  So many reasons to be thankful this Holiday Season!

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Sweet sisters!

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