I am so loving this!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sorry to family and friends that I haven't been around much via phone/ computer. I am having a very hard time find any peace or quiet or calm these days. I have seriously just been feeling overwhelmed by the chaos around me. Little sleep & The kids are on full energy mode....there are so many messes, and tasks, and projects and events... with the end of the school year coming on....everything is coming to a wrap like a whirlwind. A storm before the calm. So, I hope to get my act together in the upcoming weeks so I can prepare for a low stress yet fun summer. The most amazing news is that I have started a mural at my friend's house for her daughter's room....and I can't even explain how fun and exciting this project has been for me so far. Today, I start the actual painting (she already let me draw on her walls, brave soul!). The first thing has popped up from the garden: Radishes and the baby is up (again) and I haven't even made any coffee yet. Good day everyone.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
I didn't even have this hummingbird feeder up for a day, and surprise! A visitor!
Here is Ben helping me fill the birdfeeders.
Just a few notes as the day comes to a close. Today was mostly decent, but also got hard at points. I am exhausted. 4 out of the 5 caterpillars have now cocooned themselves. I think 1 is dead. I've been seeing tons of different birds at my feeders lately...so I started taking more pics (they will be on my bird blog). I am praying Olivia's eye cold/infection goes away overnight so I can attend bible study tomorrow. I am taking the kids to the denist tomorrow. The kids are loving a new egg dish that I have been making them for breakfast lately. It's special and easy. Like an egg souffle I would say. I am sick of freezing. I can't believe how cold it has been, but at least the sun was shining today and it did get a little nicer. It's garbage night. I watched Tangle with the kids last night...I must say, what a cute little movie. O.k., we have to hit the hay. Goodnight ya all.
Who knows where the paths we walk upon will take us? Which ways they will turn? Where the wind blows? What we will meet along the way, if we will get lost? if we will run or get rained on? Unexpected delightful surprises await. Tripping, skipping, resting...discovering.....The hill is hard...but, oh when you have reached the top, isn't that amazing? breathless and amazing! These paths are somewhat predictable...but more so, they are unknown. A little scary for sure. But, the only way to experience the path, is to make a step and then the next step and trust that it will get you somewhere worth going.
Baby girl enjoyed our morning walk at the park despite she has a cold or something in her eyes. The cool fresh air did wonders for the both of us.
If anyone ever doubts God's presence (or presents), they should go visit nature in the early morning. The beautiful creations all around you, whisper in your ear: You are Loved. I made this for: You.
This morning, It was Olivia and I alone, so I brought my ipod with on the journey. I didn't even have the slightest desire to turn it on. The thoughts and emotions and peace that came to my mind and heart, were more than enough. In the silence, I found some answers. In the quiet of the earth, I felt the peace that I have seeked and needed for these last several days.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
This Sunday was such a special day for us. Isabelle made her 1st Holy Communion. She has been preparing for this day all year and we were all so excited upon it's arrival. I am so proud of my beautiful amazing Isabelle. I am so thankful for the blessings of our wonderful family who helped us celebrate this day.