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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Magazine Junkie..Insight into my world

I'm a magazine junkie...I admit it. I subscribe to about 10 different magazines, everything from Cosmo, to Working Mother, Parenting, Self and Shape. I cover the whole range of women's magazines. Hey, if you stop smoking, you gotta pick up another habit. After quitting smoking several years ago, this is the habit I picked up, to bad it wasn't working out more, but that's a promise to myself in the coming year, and more about that later.

I was reading an article in one of my magazines, Momsense. It's a magazine put out by the Mother of Preschoolers group, and has to do with Christian Parenting. One article struck me more than anything today as I run around trying to get my house in order for guests this week. Not only are we having Christmas Eve at our home, my daughter's first birthday party on Sunday, and we have an annual party at our home on New Years Eve as well. The article was called Good Mom, Bad Mom, and it talks about how we as moms try to do everything perfectly for our kids, and on the days when it goes our way we feel great, we've done it all, we've been the great mom. But there are days when we wake up late, someone wets the bed, we have to change their sheets, the baby has a messy diaper two minutes before you are supposed to walk out the door, you lose your patience, and things fall apart from there.

It asks in the article if God knew what he was thinking when he made me a mom. Didn't he know some days would be a complete wreck and we'd lose our sanity for a small portion of time. The answer is yes!

God knew what we would go through and yet he still chose us to be mothers. He chooses the insecure women because He knows that through this great journey of raising kids, it provides us the best picture of his unconditional love. So that's what I'm going to focus on in the new year. The fact that God chose me to be a mother and wife and He will support me through it all.

(Momsense, January/February 2009)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Let the Countdown Begin!

I'm sitting here at work, waiting for an update to finish on a teacher's computer so I thought I might put a few things in my blog this week. I love this season, but at the same time I dislike it because you're always running here or there trying to get stuff. I am praying that this holiday season isn't as stressful, and right now it's not too bad. This week though we are busy wed, thursday and friday nights. Wednesday we are going with some friends to the Horny Toad to see each other and wish each other well before the Christmas season really starts, Thursday we are driving to Belton to see the Nature in Lights display, and then Friday is Damon's company Christmas party. Then next week, one night we have to finish our Christmas shopping, I have a meeting on Tuesday, and Thursday is the Band Concert that our niece is playing in. Then on Friday we get out of school for two weeks!! Whew!!!

Landon and Emma went and saw Santa at the Christmas Parade on the square. It was so cute! Landon wants a skateboard for Christmas, so Santa's going to have to pull that one out of his sleigh. In one picture can you tell that my baby girl did not get a nap that day. She looks sooooo tired.

Countdown to Jesus Birthday... 14days!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Landon's going to be in a book!!! Four years ago while I was on a forum for women, this woman wanted to know our labor/delivery stories for a book. Now it is getting published this April and my story of Landon's birth is one of the ones chosen!! Here's a link to the site to purchase it through Amazon

This is so Cool!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ahhh Christmas time! We attempted to take our family pictures over the weekend so we can send out Christmas cards this year (via email, it's cheaper) We all got dressed trying to make everyone look pretty for our pictures. Emma of course didn't take a nap that afternoon making her a cranky little turkey, with a black eye might I add. She received it at the babysitter while climbing on an air mattress and then somehow winding up on the floor. I think Big Brother was a co-conspirator but it hasn't been proven yet. So now our beautiful baby girl has a nice shiner in a pretty little red Christmas dress. Damon has nicknamed her, his little "black eyed pea". Then I noticed in some of the pictures (the majority) her collar on her dress got turned up giving her the appearance of one of those puppies that have the cones around their necks so they won't lick their wounds. Oh well, it gives us character in our pictures.

Then in some of the pictures I notice Landon is trying to look over Kim's shoulder to watch tv. And then there's his goofy grin he sometimes makes. And I know all of us are seeing spots as many times as the camera flashed.

Here's too not perfect pictures and a peaceful, holiday season!