Thursday, May 20, 2010

An End of an Era

I don't even think anyone really reads these posts, but it's nice to put my feelings out there. Today was officially my last day as Coordinator for my church's MOPS group. It was a long year, but a very rewarding and blessed experience. I know I've made some lifetime friends this past year and am so thankful for the women God put in my path. It's funny because I was so against becoming the Coordinator for the group, even though I felt the Lord tugging at my heart to do it. I am so glad I did it and never gave up. I tend to give up on things after a while, so it's nice to know that I stuck it out from beginning to end. I think my weeks are going to have a sense of emptiness for a while least until Maddie and I start homeschooling.

Speaking of homeschooling...only a little over a month of regular school left! Surprisingly, Maddie is ready for it to be over as well. I can't wait for summer to start and for us to do family fun things. We have a few camping trips we've planned and I'm hoping to get back on Sunday bonfires with my church fam. I look forward to making memories with everyone.

Everyday since we've been back in CA (from our move to TX), I thank God for being here. I just love it here so much. I feel so connected here...connected to my family, friends, church, and most importantly God. I know with all my heart, THIS is where we're supposed to be. I feel like TX was such a drain on me spiritually and emotionally and I am happy to be done with that trial in my life. I know there will be more trials ahead, but it's nice to know God is always there and will continue to guide me from one era to the next.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Thank you Lord for a new day!

So today has been the COMPLETE opposite of yesterday. All three kids have been pretty dern good (spoken with a TX accent...thanks Jenn)! Right now the girls are playing together very nicely while I'm making Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Cade has thrown less fits today and has been practicing walking unprompted by me. He still laughs the whole time he's walking, but I'm happy he's getting his confidence. I have mixed feelings about him achieving these milestones though...I mean he IS my last baby. Maybe I should trip him?

Monday, May 3, 2010

What a day!

The day started out with Caders slamming his face into a toy (during a fit throwing session) which caused him to have a nasty nose bleed...and if you know me, you know I don't do blood very well.

Then the repair guy came to check out what was wrong with my fridge...$370.13 later I have a perfect working condition fridge.

Later at dinner, Maddie decided she didn't want to obey our rules. We told her in order to live in our home she had to obey the rules. So what did she decide to do? She walked out. I followed her and explained to her how dangerous it is to be out on her own and told her we want her with us, but she has to obey our rules. She decided she was fine on her own. I went inside and watched her from her bedroom window...there was no way I was going to let her out of my sights. Finally, she came back inside to talk to us and after a long conversation she decided she still wanted to do her own thing and not obey us and left the house again. Talk about strong-willed! After a Jedi mind trick, I was able to talk her into rejoining the family and all was good, but boy what a trying day!

Can't wait for this day to be over and to start fresh tomorrow!