So after the afternoon exhaustion, I get a little pep in my step when everyone arrives from school. They either head out to work or hang out . I normally would be thinking about dinner plans at this point, but I have been the recipient of many home cooked delicious meals. Wow!!! What a huge blessing for a meal to pop up on your doorstep. Meal planning is one of my thorns in the flesh, but I have literally been spoiled by some awesome friends. I can't thank them enough for this blessing. I also had two special people come and clean my house before I got home. What????? I couldnt believe it. Here is a secret for you, if you ever want to make me feel extra special and loved, giving me meals and helping me clean is the way to my heart!!! There I said it....Take note. (: Thank you so much to all who have touched my heart with the cleaning and meals!!! I am overwhelmed with gratitude.
|A clean stovetop..wow|
So writing this blog right now is getting me sleepy. I will continue later..zzzzzz
It's 6:30 am now....that didn't work. No rest for the weary. The kids are still asleep at least. Let me give ya an update on how Talia is adjusting. She is a jewel! She is so well behaved, plays with toys, eats everything I give her, has no bathroom issues, and gives the sweetest hugs. Like I said earlier, the only issues have been at night when she is feeling scared and sad. We are blessed to have found this little one. When I saw her picture for the first time, I was drawn to her. I felt that God was leading us to her and I'm so glad that He did. I felt the same way with Toby too. Although they are polar opposites, my Toby brings me so much joy and amazes me everyday. He might keep me hopping alot more, but God gave him to us for a reason and I feel honored to be his Mommy as well as my other four.
So my 3 older children all went on a winter retreat this weekend. Bethany and Luke are middle school leaders and of course Cassidy is a participant. I am so proud of each of them for wanting to stay close to the Lord and be involved in church. I couldn't be more blessed to be their Mom. I pray that God will use this time to speak to each of their hearts in a mighty way. Going to a winter retreat with no snow is a bummer, but I'm sure they will have a blast
|Our first meal as a family of 7|
|I have had these puzzles for so long that Bethany used them as a little girl. They still do the trick.|
|Best Youth leaders...wish Cassidy was in the picture..|
Continue to pray for David and I as we try to get caught up on this time zone. It is so hard to be expected to run a normal schedule at home and work, but be totally drained. Hopefully by next week we will feel much better. If you see me in public, I warn you now. My mind is foggy, my eyes are sleep deprived and I am sluggish. I sure hope that changes soon. Blessings to you all!