Signing Woody

What a Christmas!  We finally got the tree up and made cookies all in the past couple of days.  Eric made his cookies this morning and I made rumballs this afternoon.  The kids are all happy with their presents.  The favorite gift this year for the family is a Woody doll for Luke. 

Luke doesn’t really talk but since having Woody today he can approximate some of what Woody has been saying when you pull the string.  Now Woody is signing the things that he is saying!  I just checked on Luke and he is having Woody sign “thank you, thank you thank you” when you help him with his hat.  Too cute.

Thank you God for giving me the wisdom to get my kid a toy that I would NEVER would have dreamed of getting him.  Thank you God for the gift of my good friend who actually did most of my Christmas shopping.  I feel very blessed to have such a great friend.  Thank you Mary for saying yes to God and giving birth to Jesus.  Come, Lord Jesus, Come.

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So Proud of her!

My kids artwork was picked for the cover of the Christmas program at school.  I’m so proud of her. 

I would say that I’m easily proud of my kids every day.  The little things that they do and say–“don’t worry Mom you aren’t too big–just too short”, that one I love.  They always see the best in me when I can’t seem to see it in myself. 

I have the best kids in the whole world and they tell me I’m the best Mom ever (on most days). 

Thank you God for the gift of my family.  I really do enjoy serving you by taking care of these awesome kids.  Thanks for the grace and patience–keep it coming.

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Too busy for one day!

Eric came home yesterday for Olivia’s birthday and left this morning.  Our time was too short and filled with too many jobs.  We both wanted to just sit with each other.  Well, that is what I wanted and I’m sure that Eric wouldn’t have minded just sitting.

Olivia had a nice birthday despite us all being so sick.  We managed to go to Red Robin for her celebration without her getting sick.  A prayer answered. 

This morning saying goodbye again was tearful for me. 

We then left for pottery class.  Pottery class with 4 kids–all glazing different little projects . . . a little loud and very chaotic. 

Then off to Target to get a birthday gift for Charlotte’s friend and then dropped Charlotte off at the movie theater.  She has only been to one movie in her life and she was only 2.  I hope that goes well.  She anticipated drama so she took her favorite stuffed animal puppy.

Back home for a while to paint the office and then leave for Joseph’s soccer game and then go pick up Charlotte again.

I will be completely done for the day right after dinner. 

It is snowing today.  Windy with heavy snow.  We will all stay home tomorrow and play in the snow and drink hot chocolate. 

St. Theresa’s Prayer:
May today there be peace within.  May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.  May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.  May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given t you.  May you be content knowing you are a child of God.  Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.  It is there for each and everyone of us.

I have had this prayer on the cupboard above my coffee pot for a couple of years now.  In getting the house ready I had to take it down.  I thought I would share it. 

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