Monday, January 7, 2013

My Daybook Week 2:: January 7th 3013

 




 
Outside my Window...
I see snow and it is very cold!!
The picture to the left is a picture that could have been from my picture album. We used to have a driveway that looked just like this during the winter!! I could walk back and forth up and down my driveway all day watching the animals move about. Not much fun to plow out but it was peaceful. I wish everyday was calm just like after a winter snowfall. I am not a big winter person but the beauty of it is like nothing else, so clean and  simply breath taking.




I am thinking...
about my week and all the things I want to do while my husband is home! My list goes on forever, I am a list maker it helps me think!

I am thankful...
for my health!! As we are ending our flu's and colds, at least I think we are ending them. I can't help but be so grateful non of us ended up in the hospital this year!! I am hearing so many dreadful things about the flu season that I will be waiting for it to finally end.

In my kitchen...
I am planning a grocery trip for our monthly stock pile, some food for hard times but most won't last till next month. Here's a picture of what we have in my kitchen, these little treats were so easy to make and  you can look here Mess-Free Banana Split Bites for the link. Simple, fast and very yummy!!


I am wearing...
blue sweatpants and a light blue t-shirt with my very warm pink blanket no socks or slippers.

I am creating...
snowflakes with my daughters, and snowman to hang up in our home!

I am going...
to start planing out our birthday activities today since we have 2 parties this week. My sweet husband will be 36 and my daughter Juliana will be 7, what a fun week we have ahead of us.

I am reading... 
a blog post over at Time-Warp Wife called Day 1 - Be a Constant Friend and Companion. This is The Ultimate Marriage Vow - 21 Days to a Stronger Marriage  she is doing on her website and so far it looks great!
 
Now my favorite book for Marriage would be Reforming Marriage , I would ask that all married couples read through this and together! It changed my marriage we both saw things for the first time, things we were doing wrong. We also saw things we were doing the correct way, this was nice to read. We have made it 16 years and we plan on making it 60 more!

I am hoping...
we have a productive week, I just love when we get things done and checked off our list!

I am looking forward...
to taking down our Christmas decorations now. I really don't like it when they are up much past January 6th. I am also looking forward to my ladies fellowship meeting! A time where all the women in my church come together and just talk, share what's on our hearts, and eat lots of goodies! 
 
I am learning... 
to hold my tongue more, this is not a easy thing for me to do. With much forgiveness from my husband and lots and lots of prayer I see things getting better for me. I come from a loud family where being quite was never normal. I came from a home where parents didn't respect each other, this landed them in divorce court. Marriage is forever and I plan on making it wonderful for my husband, my children and myself.
 
I am hearing...
my children all talking around the breakfast table and using a book I got from Christian Liberty Press called  Studying Gods Word level E. I thought it would be nice to do more than just listen to fighting at the breakfast table each morning. Well not every morning but way to often for me, 7 girls that all have something to say can make things intresting.
 
Around the house...
a lot of laundry and garage sale items! Hoping I can check off the basement on my list today! We also have daughters playing with babies as you can see Madelyn is holding her baby in her ERGO Baby Doll Carrier, she LOVES this holder because it's just like mommies.
You can't see the baby doll but she is in there all snugly warm with her Mommy


 
I am praying for...
my church family, and my family since so many of us are still fighting colds. I am also praying for peace in my heart, I am not feeling to well knowing that I will have to leave my dear friends at our church in a couple of years. I think we may still come home during seminary school, we do have a home paid for that will just be siting  and waiting for us. I am hoping twice a month and during the summer months we can go back, not sure if that's realistic or not!
 
One of my favorite things...
cold mornings in front or our little fireplace with my cup of hot lemon water and my laptop.
 
Plans for the rest of the week...
  • Labeling as many items as we can for our garage sale
  • Picking out college classes for next semester
  • Monthly grocery shopping  trip
  • Celebrate my husbands birthday
  • Celebrate my daughters birthday
  • Attend bible study
  • Have my mother-law over since we were to sick for company earlier this week
  • Worship on the Sabbath
A little look at our day... well it's more of a video, Thomas likes to start his day with floor time.
 
 



2 comments:

Simply God's Girl said...

What a precious video. I so miss having a little one around. My babies are grown up and now I have five beautiful granddaughters, the youngest is three. The doll carrier is so sweet! How fun to be just like mommy! What a wonderful thing that you desire to be different than what you grew up in. All of us have things that we need to change but the majority believe that is "just the way we are" rather than realizing God desires change and growth for us. Good for you!! Visiting from SWD. Have a Happy 2013! Tänia of Simply God's Girl

jennifer anderson said...

such a sweet picture!