April 23, 2014

Easter Daybook

Outside my window…
Clouds. Which is fine for today because Wednesdays are nuts and we have no outside playing time anyway. Easier to run around town when it's not nice outside.


I am thinking about…
How freaking excited I am to meet this baby. And how much I don't really want to keep growing this basketball for 2 more months.





I am thankful for…
Perspective. Simplicity. And a toddler that God made super cute because otherwise I would sell him.







In the schoolroom…
Learning about the human body and planning out the rest of the year until baby comes. Avila told me she would eat all her dinner last night because it would make her diaphragm stronger so she could run faster. Love that girl. We will probably keep schooling until the end of June so that we can really take July/Aug/maybe Sept to cuddle with a new baby.




This would be Max. With a purple liver. That looks like a potato.




From the kitchen…
After the kids being GF for almost 2 years and just about dairy free except for the occasional cheese, they have finally gotten the clue that they eat what I make or it's nothing at all. Last night was salmon, spinach salad, and watermelon and instead of "ugh, boo, this is gross" I got a "ugh, Mom, best dinner ever." I always win. I'm excited to get my new cookbook, Against All Grain, as I try to cook mostly grain-free as well and this book has so many easy to make, super yummy recipes. Perhaps it'll make my favorite things list….Except I wish Pirate Booty was grain free. Because I do could literally eat half a bag in a sitting.





I am working on…
Creating simplicity in every. single. area. of our lives. From the cupboards to the heart. I'm excited to share with you my journey towards simplicity and minimalism in a new blog series coming up. Stay tuned!


I am hoping…
That these next 2 months before baby won't fly by super fast but then I do hope they go by fast because we want to meet you little one. I'm also hoping I can really embrace slowing down but given the track record of today (car wouldn't start, Max late to Catechism, me late to doctor's appt, me late to picking up Max, kids over for a playdate, school in here somewhere, ballet, another meeting, then groceries tonight) I wonder when that's gonna happen. Must. make. it. happen. Either way, baby will make it happen.


I am praying…
For our unborn child. And that God will give us the grace to handle all of the unknowns with this new life. Healthy baby? Safe delivery? 4 kids? I don't worry - it's all in His hands.


I am struggling with…
Talking to my kids in a patient way. Who am I kidding, what parent doesn't struggle with this? They have been short and temperamental with the way they talk to each other (rude rude rude) and I know that comes from me. Which means mama needs to slooooow down (noticing a pattern here about the slowness) and shut her mouth before she thinks of how to talk to them.


Around the house…
This.





Towards health…
Working on listening to my body and not pushing it too hard (again SLOW DOWN THEME). Maybe 80% vs. 135%. I would never put our baby at risk but on the flip side I really do feel so great during this pregnancy and I can't wait to see how running while pregnant will (hopefully) make me a stronger runner later. Or at least it'll be easier running without someone on my bladder.


Clicking around…
Loaves and Fishes from Amongst Lovely Things

Can We Bring the Holidays Down a Notch by Kristen Howerton


A few plans for the week…
Catechism for Max, Ballet for Avila, doctor's and hair appointments for me (man does this mane grrrow). On the 2-week doc visits now and I get to look forward to the glucose test next week. Shoot me. Max was excited I got a shot in the butt at my appointment today. Gotta love being Rh negative.


One of my favorite things…
This little corner in our kitchen. A copy of a picture my grandma had in her kitchen for years. Orchids from my husband (that remind me of my favorite place in the world) and Levi's "abc's" on the chalkboard.







OK, now go away hump day.













1 comment:

Jen Y said...

Super looking forward to the posts on simplicity!