Category: Heart Reflections

May 19 2015

It was a whirlwind and busy week.  There were some days that didn’t go as planned and I got upset about some minor inconveniences.  Rarely do my days go exactly as I plan, but sometimes I do not react well when it changes (need to work on this more).  Especially thankful for a gracious husband and understanding people in my life who encourage me when I feel like things are flying apart.  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 the kids teachers (it was teacher appreciation week).  The girls decided what they wanted to get their teachers, wrote their own thank you notes, and delivered them.  Being a teacher isn’t always easy (neither is being a student at times), but we are thankful for the time the teachers invest into our kids.

Tuesday - Thankful for well behaved kids.  The girls had to go with me to one of my appointments and they sat patiently and quietly in the lobby for over an hour reading, drawing, and other activities while waiting on me to wrap things up.

Wednesday - Thankful that Brina may only have one more week with spacer adjustments.  She is getting close to where she needs to be positioned.  If she gets to the right spot by this week, she will just need to hold in that position for the next several months without any more nightly turning. Yay!

Thursday - Thankful for patient, understanding, and kind husband.  He listens.  He cares. Despite all my imperfections, failures, and the drama over the little stuff he still loves me.  I am truly blessed.

Friday – Thankful for my cousin Renelle.  It is always great having a chance to catch up with each other.  Even though there are many miles between us it is good to know that we can still stay in touch and encourage each other as we go through various stages in life.  She always knows how to make me laugh.  It is nice having someone you can bounce ideas off of and they don’t think your crazy!

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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May 15 2015

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Karlie talking to Daddy!

This Flashback Friday took place about 10 years ago.  The girls loved having fun around the house (well at least we did).  It was nice when we had time to relax as a family.  Jake is always great with the kids.  The girls were still little, but were starting to move around more on their own.

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Hanging out on Tigger!

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Karlie is unsure about this Tigger animal.

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Karlie on the move while Brina rests peacefully on the floor.

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May 12 2015

A lot of extra items were going on last week with Jake traveling for work, the new HVAC getting installed, the girls State testing, and so much more.  Hopefully, this week will be a little quieter and we will be able to be more productive as well as relax a little bit too.  We did have a relaxing Sunday celebrating Mother’s Day even with Jake being on call over the weekend.  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 an opportunity to run errands and go out to dinner with the girls.  It was nice sitting around the table of the restaurant relaxing and chatting with the kids.

Tuesday - Thankful for technology and the ability to stay connected with Jake even when he is traveling.

Wednesday - Thankful for doctors who are quick to respond, assist with questions, and willing to work around our schedule.

Thursday - Thankful for my family and friends who stay in touch.  It would be nice to beam ourselves back and forth to see family and friends so far away, but thankful for moments to catch up and connect.

Friday – Thankful that the girls were able to finish another round of State Testing.  Also, our HVAC is almost completed.   It is working they had to come by for a little bit on Saturday to wrap things up. 

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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May 11 2015

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Huge Mother’s Day chalk message on the driveway from Karlie!

I am blessed.  Yesterday I was reminded again of how much God has given me.  A family that loves me despite all my imperfections.  Jake and the girls showered me with love on Mother’s Day.  Even though Jake was on call this Mother’s Day weekend and was a little busier than normal, he made time to celebrate.  It was a great day with the family.

They made me breakfast in bed.  We went to church.  Jake and the girls made an amazing lunch.  That afternoon we relaxed, read books together, opened gifts, played games, and had fun.  Thankful for my family and a chance to spend the day together.   Their thoughtfulness made me feel loved and appreciated.

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Breakfast in bed – cheesy scrambled eggs, ham, and sauteed mushrooms! Delicious!

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Fresh flowers from the girls (they got them from Children’s Church)

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Putting together the pinwheel steaks!

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They choose what ingredients to stuff the steak with for lunch

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 Pinwheel steaks ready to go into the oven!

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Stuffed with tomatoes, swiss cheese, goat cheese, bacon, ham, spinach, mushrooms, sunflowers, cranberries, and more goodies!

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My steak was AMAZING!

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 Huge stuffed portobello mushroom!  Stuffed with spinach, hummus, and topped with toasted granola – so tasty!

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Mother’s Day cards from Jake and the girls.  Karlie’s was the kitten and Brina’s the puppy.

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Brina picked out a beautiful pink rose bush for me!

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Karlie picked out a gorgeous red rose bush for me!

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Adorable handmade flowers from my girls!  Brina made the bright yellow one and Karlie made the blue and red one!

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A place to sit and talk with Jake or read with the kids.  Very comfy!

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 Sweet note from Brina.  The top says “I am thankful to have a Mom like you because you are nice to me and play with me.”   The bottom has a cute little poem!

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Colorful Mother’s Day Butterfly from Brina

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Cute card from Brina

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Mother’s Day note from Brina wanting to know if I can play or cook with her!  Love my girls!

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Vibrant Mother’s Day drawing from Karlie

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 Sweet poem and note from Karlie on the back of her drawing.

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

But no one a flower,

Just like you!

Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you are having a nice and relaxing day.  Do you like the card and rose?  The rose is a rare blue rose that only grows on Neptune!  May you please read to me on the deck? 

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Thankful for my family!  I treasure these times we have together.  I am blessed.

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May 08 2015

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I have the privilege of being a Mom to these girls!

I love being a Mom.  It is the most rewarding, yet most challenging part of my life.  I am thankful for the many blessings in my life and that my prayers to be a Mom were answered over 10 years ago.

The girls bring me a lot of joy yet they know how to best push my buttons at the same time.  Being a Mom is a huge responsibility.   I want my kids to grow up to love the Lord.  I pray that God gives Jake and I the wisdom to raise these girls.

While they keep me on my toes the kids also know how stretch me and make me laugh.  Thankful for the amazing girls who call me Mom.   What a blessing it is to be their Mom!

I am thankful for my Mom, Mother-in-Law, Grandma’s, and the many women in my life who have shared their love, prayers, and words of wisdom with me.  Wishing all of you a very Happy Mother’s Day weekend!!!

Happy Birthday Brina and Karlie

Our girls!

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