This Week

This week I am copying my friend Ashley and doing a weekly update.  
I love reading hers each week, so I thought you all might enjoy it!

Hopeful about the future.  It's nice to feel that way after being pretty depressed about it in the fall.

Happy to be spending more time outside with my big boys.  We got out their bikes & it is bringing them such joy!

Feeling Grateful after reading this post from when I was a working mom.  I was exhausted just reading it.  I look back on those days and feel incredibly thankful that I get to be home full time now.

Reading The Last Letter From Your Lover and the book of James in my bible.  The Last Letter From Your Lover is making me kind of sad right now, but I am anxious to see how the rest of the book goes.  The book of James is encouraging me to continue on my journey, even though it's been a rough road.
"... You do not know what will happen tomorrow.  For what is your life?  It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.  Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this..."  -James 4:14-15

Laughing at Jack talking about a "poke plane"-- He was talking about putting a stool on top of a kitchen chair and we told him that was dangerous. He said, "I know, I know. Then I'll fall and have to take a "poke plane", which is what they call the medivac plane.  (We've instilled a bit of fear in them about how if they go on a medivac plane they will have to get shots, which they call pokes.  And even with this (likely idle) threat, they still act crazy most of the time! sigh. )

Also laughing at Jack wearing his grey sweater everyday.  He told Josh this morning, "I like to wear this jacket because it's grey.  And I'm like batman.  He likes black and sometimes very, very dark grey."

Working out everyday this week!  Super excited about that!

Planning for our next year in rural Alaska.  This means spring cleaning and doing inventory on what we have/what we need for the 2015-2016 school year.  It's exhausting, but makes coming back here in the fall much easier!

Learning about anger in my bible study.  I've discovered that under my anger is usually disappointment. Just knowing that is making it easier to bring my anger down from a rage to just being reasonably upset.  It also makes me feel more in control of my emotions because I can limit disappointment by changing my expectations.  It's going to make peaceful parenting so much easier!

Remembering to linger with my boys at bedtime.

Wishing we would go to bed earlier.  I am so tired every blessed day, yet I can't seem to climb into bed before 11pm!  That quiet time without the children is just so precious!

Enjoying my boys-- watching the twins get better at chores; venture off on their bikes; and increase their focus at school; and enjoying watching Wyatt figure out the world; practice using his words; and love on his daddy.

Looking forward to going home in May.  We finally got our tickets, so it really feels real!

Summer, here we come!
Happy Weekend!

1 comment:

Simon and Christina said...

We've been working on our inventory for next school year too! It's quite a task but I know I'll be thankful that it's done come August.