Monday, November 15, 2010

I {HEART} Sundays!

THANK YOU for your sweet comments and welcoming me back so sweetly.
I have a whole other post about how motherhood has completely changed my life. But long story short, it's taken me a while to really feel out who I was and balancing that with who I am needed to be now. Believe me when I say I haven't found that perfect balance yet. But I'm at least trying and loving where I'm at right now.

I'm going to try to resist the urge to skip blogging because I don't have any fun new craft to show, or my pictures of our clean/put together home (because it's not) or something else I used to blog about that I no longer have the time or energy to blog about.

I'm a photographer, so I've obviously not stopped taking pictures. I have some CUTE subjects now too! However, I wish I could show you all their cuteness. Because we've got dimples and grins for miles, gorgeous eyes and the sweetest little noses. I decided to just blog our normal pics with the hearts over their faces because we are not allowed to publish their faces on the internet. I learned this trick from a dear sister over at Immeasurably More blog. Thanks Mandy! Anyways, here is my first new, real life post.

Why I love Sundays:
* I don't have a picture of how my husband let's me sleep in on Sundays and wake up to already changed children with breakfast waiting on me. I also didn't take a picture of us going to worship. That's a whole other story, but we are in the process of finding a new church home. I'm not sure I've ever longed so much for a church family that fits my husband and I and now our children. Anyways, I don't have pictures, but they are two of the many reasons I love Sundays.
#3 reason:I get to dress these cuties in the most wonderful clothes...Thanks to wonderful family and friends. Also it is extremely interesting and a blessing to hear/see what they think of church.
#4 reason: the LONGEST nap of the week. The only time that we all get to rest together at the same time. I sometimes sleep, and sometimes just enjoy some much needed alone time.
BTW, I'm loving how the kids have found their own afghans from Scott's sweet grandma. We have 5. "L" is using the one Scott used when he was younger. They are the best things (next to quilts) to wrap up on these chilly fall Sunday afternoons.
#5 reason: We always eat good on Sundays. Scott cooks breakfast, we sometimes go out to eat (Mexican this day, but forgot to take pic), and yummy snacks after long naps. This is pumpkin cinnamon chip bread from none other than Great Harvest. LOVE THIS BREAD!

#6 reason...Playing and enjoying the afternoons. I figured we should try and soak up the last of the warmth we can outdoors so we headed to the park this afternoon.
I worked on a hat for "L" and finishing up one for "N" while they ran and played.
For proof I and Scruffs were there (Scott was working on school stuff), "L" took this picture. Pretty good for a 3 yr. old. Maybe he has photography in his future.
I love this many of my favorite things: homemade blankets, books, crocheting and in the background our two blessings!
They LOVE to read books. We were given a lot thank goodness because we'd get tired of reading the same twenty books (even though we have our favorites).

We also "played in the woods" as "L" said to Scott when we got home. It makes me sad that we didn't use the park more while it was warm. I guess we'll just have to bundle up and enjoy them now! Well, there is our Sunday and why it's my favorite day of the week!

Especially, now that I know on Sunday nights when I go to bed, I get to wake up to stay home with these wonderful children!


Becca said...

oh so fun! Thanks for sharing the pics -- and that napping sounds heavenly!

sarahe said...

it looks perfect! So happy for you in this life stage :)

Lara said...

Maybe one of these days I'll stop crying "God is faithful tears" when I read your blog! :) Thanking God...

Barry and Amy said...

Looks heavenly!

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