Thursday, January 28, 2010

Books and ramblings.

I am reading a book: Building Faith at Home by Mark A. Homen right now lent to me by a friend that is encouraging me about the resposibility I have to build my childrens faith at home and not expect the church to take care of this task for me. Not that I felt that was not my responsibility but to know that not matter how many faith based activities my children are a part of if, I am to focus on making my faith come alive at home and be real (that does not mean it is without fault or imperfections, actually the more they see I lack and God provides for and fills in my weaknesses the better). I am humbled by this responsibility and seek God's guidance.

Right now I am feeling very overwhelmed with balancing all the areas of life that call on me to be a part of them. Housekeeping, cooking, teaching, being involved with Sabrina at school, friend, family, church, being a wife, being involved in my community and most of all my own spiritual walk with God. More so than ever I need organization which I lack skills in. I am constantly starting projects and not being able to finish them. Right now I am writing on here because it seem greatly easier than tackling the pile that is on my desk. So back to the pile and all the chores I guess. Just ramblings from my mind to share I guess.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Encourage one another

My friend Kaci wrote to the MOPS group in Flagstaff to encourage on another as we all our going a bit stir crazy with our kiddos. Even though I am not a MOPS member, I thought I would share the encouragement with other moms I know.Ideas to do with our kids #1We have made an obstacle course in our house where each kid takes turns run around objects, crawling under tables and then writing a letter on the chalk board. It gets the energy out and they cheer for each other. They also like to help create it and come up with ideas.#2 We also have taken easter eggs that I have around from last year or you could just use plastic bags and hide them around the house with their snack hidden in it. If the kids are old enough you can make it a progressive treasure hunt with clues (picture clues for those who do not know how to read) making the table the last clue where they will eat their snack. #3 Let your kids call each other on the phone they love that. I look forward to reading other peoples creative ideas because I know need more to draw from.

Here is an encouraging excerpt from something read in a mothering magazine: "A smile is necessary part of a mother's countenance. The Bible tells us that the more we behold the Lord, the more we will grow into His likeness. (2 Corinthians 3:18) In the same way, your children look at you all day long, and every day. What do they see? Do they see a frowning face? A grumbling face? Guess what your children will be like? Exactly like your face! Do you want happy children? Then let them see a happy smiling face. Smile at them all day long. What if you don't feel like it. Forget your feeling you can't trust them. Put on a smile even when you don't feel like it smiling. You will change, and yes, your children will change too.'Blessed is the woman who has a smile in her voice, a sparkle in her eyes, a song on her lips; a spring in her step, a warmth in her touch, a depth to her beauty, a purpose in her life, a joy in her faith, a hope in her breast and a love in her heart."-Nancy Campbell. I hope you all have a great day with your wonderful children God has blessed you with. -Sara K

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Please, with a cherry on top

My girls are very spoiled by their grandparents can you tell? Every thurday they go over to their grandparents and have a special day while their mama has a special day of catching up. I guess I am a little spoiled too.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sage went to home depot with her Grandpa 'Cappy' for a craft project that they did together. They built a small calendar together. Sage loved projects so she was enjoyed this special time and was beaming when she came home to present it to us all.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Naomi is scooting and learning to dress up

Naomi is now 8 months old and is scooting around everywhere. She has a joyful spirit about her.
Full of smiles and laughter. Another princess to had to our family. A poem I found that captures my home full of girls.
What Is A Girl?
She's a bundle of happiness wrapped up in pink,who'll take over your heart just as quick as a wink.She's a lover of perfume, of satin and lace, and it pleases her so, just to powder her face. She's an angel who's learned when to turn on the tears,for she's blessed with a wisdom beyond her short years.She's an elf bubbling over with laughter and fun, who will "mother" most anything under the sun. She's the hope of tomorrow topped off with a curl,a dreamer, a darling, all this is a girl. -Unknown author
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Oh the very special days of dressing up. When you can feel so very beautiful and not have a care in the world.

Livvy, Sabrina and Sage such great friends!

Three precious princesses!

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Friday, January 1, 2010

A Year

So a year seems shorter these days. To think about what has happened in a year and it is amazing. So often I am so focused as mother on how to teach and guide my children on how to act appropriately as a future adult, that some of those kid moments seem to slip by in the the busyness. I want to enjoy my children and make the most of these days because they do go by so fasts. Here is a little tid bit about each of the girls I want to remember for 2009. This on New Years Eve 2009 >
I have one more child than I did a year ago. Naomi the sweet, oh what a precious baby she has been. I am not sure if it is because she is my last baby or just the she is such a love but I love cuddling and holding her. She is mostly happy and content as long as her sisters give her a little space and she is not hungry or tired. Simple right. We call her smiley because she always seems to have one on her face. I am so excited to get to see her personality develop. She has just started to make all kinds of noises and babble sounds that might be close to saying da da. She is starting to scoot herself around on the floor mostly backwards. The big blue eyes seem to be sticking around too. Who would have thought? Audrey what liveliness you bring to our home. From the songs she is constantly singing to the ways she seems to dance through life, Audrey is our entertainer. She has an adventerous spirit that is fun to have around. She often states "I can do it myself" and often she can with a little bit of help. Her newest song is "Oklahoma" thanks to the family visit at Christmas. She loves to wrestle with the best of them. She definately keeps me on my toes. Sage has blossomed throughout this year. How she has grown into herself, there is still a lot of growing to do but oh what a difference a year makes. There were days last year I was at a loss as to how to guide her on her emotional rollercoaster of days. We still have lots of emotions from our precious Sage but more often they are full of love and joy than of distraught frustration. Sabrina is growing into such a sweet young girl. Sabrina has become much braver and social this year. She is becoming aware of the world around her but she still has such simple innocence and joy. Just as Papa sings "Sabrina you bring joy". She has taken on he big sister roll with tender and love for each of her sisters. Last year, December 2008>
Well so far the year has started off well. I am hoping to begin regular blogging again but we will see. So much to be thankful for and so much to pray for God's guidance and direction in. Can't wait to see what this new year brings. I am sure of only on thing, no matter what God is with us and will guide us through whatever may come. Happy New Year!
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