Thankful

So apparently my inspiration to write these days only comes around about once a week. Life has been busy and I often feel like I can’t keep up with the blog and sometimes wonder what is the point.  I am just a simple wife and mother just doing my best to live out the job God has generously given me.


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Day by Day

It is Saturday and that fact makes this mommy so happy. It was a long week, trying to get back into routine after Christmas break. And it was so cold! I know, I know, I have no right to complain, we live in Alabama, and I have no intentions to do so, but it was cold! My kids, who have never really seen snow, were amazed by the frozen water fountains and to them it was their winter wonderland. 


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On Friday we found out that Kolbe had the flu. When the nurse called with the positive result, I immediately flashed 

back to when Kolbe was in the hospital with the flu and pneumonia about a year and a half ago. Definitely did not want to repeat that experience. Thankfully he is already on the mend! And so far the other two seem fine.

So we spent the weekend at home, resting and watch lots of “Dinosaur Train”. While sitting with kids, watching these episodes again, I started to reflect on all of the dinosaur knowledge that I have gained over the past year, that I never would have dreamed I would know in this lifetime. I apparently missed out on the dinosaur phase as a child and now I guess I am making up for it. I never thought I would be able to tell you that Allosaurus means “different lizard” and that Pteranodons are not dinosaurs, but pterosaurs. And apparently the Brontosaurus never really existed, but the Brachiosaurus and the Diplodocus did. Mind blown.


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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!  As I sit here typing, I am still enjoying the lights from our Christmas tree, even though the branches are quite brittle and dead. Today is the first day of the new year and the last day of Christmas vacation.  Despite the short break, we did manage to have a lot of fun and even accomplished a few things around the house. It was awesome having Dan home for a straight week and a half. I loved walking into the kitchen to find him laying on the floor, with the pull-out trash can on top of him,  fixing it so that it would close again…and then he went around and tightened every knob on our kitchen cabinets.  Merry Christmas present to me…it’s the little things.  We spent a lot of time with family and friends and just enjoyed being together. 


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