Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Floss, the gift of love...

Yesterday the boys and I were at the store getting our weekly groceries. We had got almost everything on the list when I said "Okay, we just need to go to the other side of the store and get some floss for daddy and I." Ian told me that he had plenty of floss that we could have, so I decided to go ahead and check out. 

Well last night as I was going to get my jammies on I noticed that Ian had placed a thing of floss on each one of our sides of the bed! He did this with out telling anyone about it. He didn't draw attention to himself. He simply left us a gift out of love. Or if he is like his daddy, that is just what made sense, because he had told me we could have some. Either way, it filled my Ian love tank and just made me appreciate him all the more! 

Sorry about the picture of my deodorant, I wanted to take the picture as he had left it :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Owen's new rules...

Today while driving home from the store, Owen decided he wanted to share some new rules with us. They were so funny I thought I would share them with you! Be warned poop is involved. It pretty much always is involved when we are talking about Owen! 

Owen's 1st rule: No pooping in the house. My response was this "well where are we going to go poop then?" Ian's reply "well I guess we could go in the yard like a dog." Me "yeah, but then everyone would see us naked and I don't want to do that. So Owen I think we should keep the rule that we can poop in the house. Okay?" Owen "Okay, I have another rule."

Owen's 2nd rule: No walking in the street. My response "well okay, that is a good rule. But what happens when we go walking in a neighborhood that doesn't have sidewalks and we have to walk in the street? Maybe we should just say no walking on busy streets. Okay?" Owen "Okay."

So now we have our two official rules, 1. it is okay to poop in the house and 2. no walking on busy streets! 

This kid cracks me up! He makes me smile and laugh pretty much everyday!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Things I've learned...

1. Being a Stay at Home Mom isn't as wonderful as it sounds. Do I love my boys? Yes. Do I enjoy staying home with them? Most days. Just like any other job, you have good days and bad days. Embrace the good and forgive the bad. Remember why you do this job and getting through the day will become doable.

2. Loosing weight is hard. Putting it on is easy. Plain and simple.

3. Praying with out ceasing is something I want to be able to do, but with a 3 yo and 4 1/2 yo it is hard.

4. Impromptu silliness with your kids and husband is the best kind. When you plan things they can go wrong, but when it just happens, it is great and you have no expectations!

5. People change, including you. Are you the same person you were when you were 20? I know I'm not. So why do people expect their spouse to be the "same person they married"? Being married takes work, forgiveness and the ability to accept change, both in your circumstances and in your spouse.

6. Being addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper is not an easy addiction to break. Why? Because it technically isn't bad for you, so drinking it is okay.

7. When God tells you something, whether to wait or to do something, then obey. You will find much happiness in doing so. Even if it takes a while before that happiness comes, it will. Keep trusting in the one who is stronger and bigger than anything or anyone!

8. Trying new things can be scary and fun.

9. Cartoons are lame, yet I sometimes I find myself watching them just as intently as my kids do.

10. Friends are irreplaceable. You can make new ones, but the ones you have are each unique and special in their own way! Try not to take them for granted.