Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The morning prayer

Isn't this the most beautiful prayer? The first time I read it I knew it was something I wanted to implement in our daily life. So every morning, on our way to school, the children take turns reading it. I love how it's actually something we all look forward to, and oftentimes they both want to read it so badly, it is read twice. But as we read it, the rule is there's no digging around in the backpacks, no fidgeting with something in the car, we truly listen, and often times we discuss excerpts of it.  I think it's a beautiful way to start the day.


Monday, January 4, 2016

"Mom, can I have a snack!?"

Yes, I'm probably creating a monster, whose future wife will most likely hate me, lol!
But that's ok, if the last two-and-a-half years have taught me anything, it's that time moves at warp speed, and I've missed enough of it living in the 'fog' that I had been living in!!  Every moment is so precious, and these babies of mine are only going to need, or want, me to be the center of their lives for a short while more.
So YES...
They all sleep in my bed.
When they request a snack, it's delivered to them on a tray.
We have two days a week where no technology is allowed in our home, we play games, we read, and just interact being fully present.
We ALWAYS sit down at the dinner table to eat, even if dinner is PB and J's, we hold hands and we thank the Lord for our blessings, and share the best part of our day, along with a toast (that Presley ALWAYS initiates by saying "CHEERS!").
We each have gratitude journals, which we write in several times a week, and focus on what we have to be happy for, rather than the things we wish we could change.
When they talk to me I actually listen, like REALY listen, phone down, eye to eye, it's not just the Charlie Brown affect that I was guilty of for so many years... you know the one, where your looking at them and watching their mouth move, but truly all your hearing is 'wah wah wah', cuz your mind is elselsewhere :/
I wholeheartedly believe there is always a rainbow after a storm, and where as I cleary hear the Lord promising me an array of rainbows, to not only justify, but derive from, this category 5 storm that has whipped through our life in the last few years, there is one rainbow that is already evident from it, and that is how I consciously parent each and every day. And I am so grateful for this valuable and priceless lesson.


Monday, December 28, 2015

Entry from Jetts Gratitude Journal last night


*BIGsigh... no doubt, this is something I'll treasure forever!!


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas 2016



Yearly tradition of Aunt Kim, Devlin & Mikah going to The Nutcracker






Christmas Eve








CHRISTMAS MORNING










Jetts cousin Reese... It's been a LONG time since these two have been together!!


Always atleast one Italian dish at our Christmas :)



















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