Thursday, April 26, 2012

Taking A Moment....

...for a little update. Things are always hopping at our house. I'm beginning to realize, and grudgingly accept, that things are not liable to slow down anytime soon, so I might as well tighten my boot straps and get with the program. In keeping with this resolution, I joined Weight Watchers two weeks ago. I mean, there's no sense in me dragging around this extra weight, letting it slow me down and hinder all that God has for me to do, right? I also started jogging via Couch 2 5K, which I downloaded for free to my ipod and utilize 3 times a week. So far I've lost 7 lbs in two weeks! Stoked! 

Around the house, there's never a dull moment. We've sort of adopted (not literally--he just stays here a LOT) a little boy in our neighborhood, and it's fun for Elijah to have another boy to carouse with on a regular basis. The girls have each other to do girly stuff with, and so it's good for him to have that boy interaction every day, in place of a brother. They are a hoot.


Schoolwise, we are almost done! In about a week, we will celebrate our last day of school for this year. We did it! I learned SO much, about myself, and my children and their learning styles. I really do have super smart kiddos. Through our awesome homeschool group here, I'm learning more about homeschooling and that there's many different ways to approach it, but that's a whole other post.

 Gracie is a part of a little girls' club called GEMS (also through our homeschool group) and they had a spring tea this week that was absolutely precious and so much fun! She has just recovered from having her tonsils removed, and is feeling much, much better, thank goodness. She really was a trooper through the whole ordeal.

Emma is just full of life and energy and busy, busy, busy. She has such a growny, prissy personality and is always pretending that SHE is the Mama and Miss In Charge! As you can imagine, this drives her brother and sister crazy (and me too at times). One day last week, she filled her purse with my cell phone, car keys, and wallet, put her sunglasses on and declared she was going to Wal-Mart. She proceeded to march out to the van, buckle her baby doll in the seatbelt, and stick the keys in the ignition. Then, she somehow managed to lock everything, including both sets of keys, in the van. Mind you these are the only keys to the van that we own. So, she experienced her first grounding, and was banned to her room pending her father's return from work. Thankfully, my industrious husband was able to break into the van with a coathanger and saved us from being billed from Pop-A-Lock. Miss Thang got a little too big for her britches, but I don't think she will be doing that again anytime soon. We are all a little relieved when at 1:00 every day, Miss Busy Britches goes down for her nap :).

We are enjoying life, and anticipating great things in the next couple of months. We've been waiting on something particularly important to take place for about two years now, and it seems we are closer than ever before. We're at that place where the ball of change is at the top of the hill and is rocking on the edge, just getting ready to set events into motion. We are anxiously watching for it to fall any day, and a little disappointed that it hasn't yet. I keep reminding myself that God's timing is perfect, and while I'm waiting, I might as well learn a little patience, eh? Not the easiest lesson to learn.

To occupy myself while I wait, and I've been tackling the spring cleaning. The fact that we plan on putting the house on the market this summer is good motivation as well. Y'all, I ain't playing around. This house is being de-cluttered like nobody's business! And it feels sooo satisfying to walk through a room that is fresh, clean, clutter free, and can be packed up lickety-split if need be. I'm cleaning by faith! As I clean, I'm praying, Lord, you know  I'm cleaning this room so well because we are going to get good news in a few weeks and I am going to be able to pack everything up in no time! :)

 I feel like this has been a rather choppy little post, but it is what it is. The kiddos are up and ready for breakfast. Hope you have a  great rest of your week. Happy Hump Day! (that's what I call Wednesday).