okay, so it is now august. :)

I guess I should post something new since August is actually here now! I was getting tired of seeing that title...

Well I had planned on posting a few more things since that last one, but I have been dealing with some health issues, not to mention working really hard on my 'secret project' and so I haven't gotten to everything that I wanted. Besides, that means we've mostly be chilling at home, so there aren't many fun happenings to report on lately.

I did, however, recently purchase The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule (known in the blogging world as SouleMama) and have really enjoyed it so far. I'm only a couple of chapters in, but I'm enjoying it. I've been feeling a pull to do things with my hands lately, whether sewing or baking or doodling in my journal. It's all good, it's all creative, and I just love it.

I'm constantly being inspired by my friend Mandy, who lives such a creative life. And I mean that in the best possible sense -- she is constantly striving to create with and for her kids, for herself, and for others. And the way she weaves her feelings about God into the mix is truly remarkable. Sometimes I wish I were more like that -- able to consistently express my feelings about God in my everyday life. Something I need to work on.

The last couple of weeks have also been really tough because the hubby's been slammed at work. His company laid off a bunch of people, which has created such a huge workload for those that are left. And while I'm very thankful that he has a job at all, it is SO draining when he doesn't come home from work until 8 o'clock at night every night. And it's not even the busy time of year yet! It makes me realize how much I miss him when he's gone. And I know it's not his fault, but I have a hard time outwardly showing that. Another thing I need to work on. Just add it to the list, haha.

One great thing that has been happening this last week, however, is the potty training of our oldest boy! I never thought I'd hear that coming out of my mouth (or being typed on my keyboard) but I have to admit, I think our little guy has finally got it! He's done really well this week, with fewer and fewer accidents each day, all culminating into actually going out in public today with no pull-up and not having any accidents! I couldn't be more proud (and relieved! I thought I was going to have a kindergartner in Pull-ups!!) And I love that he gets excited because he knows it makes me happy, too. The best part? Calling the hubby during the day to report when he has gone in the potty and having him cheer for E over the phone. Too cute. And I bet his coworkers love hearing that over the phone too, haha!)

Well, I guess I won't say that nothing has been going on this week. I mean, we did dress up like some scurvy-lovin' pirates yesterday. :)

pirates! 3

pirates! 2

pirates! 1

pirates! 5

pirates! 6

So yeah, lots going on, but I promise that SOON I will be able to share more about what I've been working on. It's been a long time coming, and I'm just way excited to get going.

1 comment:

Erin said...

So cute! I can't wait to find out what your secret project is!