This morning I woke up and made my list for the week, looked at my calendar, and tried my best to prepare myself for what was to come. Most of you know me fairly well and know that I am not the best housekeeper. I am pretty unorganized, never do things in the right order, and have a hard time completing tasks. I have been working on improving the way that I run our household because it really impacts every part of our lives. I often reflect on the Proverbs 31 woman and all that she accomplished. She worked hard, she was efficient, and so much more. The kicker for me is that she was wise and kind in all that she did. Sometimes I get a lot done, but am cranky in the process. Other times I don't get anything done, but have a blast teaching and playing with the girls. I am trying to learn balance in that. Most importantly, I am trying to set aside times to reflect and be with the Lord so that I can grow into a woman who fears the Lord and speaks wise and kind words. So next time you are at my house you can check my attitude, how clean the house is, and how I am doing with the girls and Sam. :)
My victory today is that I made a long list of realistic things to do and have already checked half of them off. They are even fully completed:)
I love Jesus. I love Sam. I love my girlies. I love my hounds. I like to cook. I like long walks with friends. I like Danielle's porch swing. I like to laugh. I like to be weird. I like to give gifts. I cry when people succeed. I want to learn more about my heavenly Father. I want to grow and be stretched. I like life.
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She wants cake!
Having her cake...
She's reaching, she's grabbing, she puts everything in her mouth. She is growing up way too fast. Oh, that makes my heart ache...
Date with Daddy
While dad and daughter are out on their date, I try to make an effort to do something fun with the other child. Ali and I put on our aprons and bakers hats and made cookie dough a few weeks ago. She was so cute. She kept saying, "We are good bakers mom. We are really good bakers." Ava got to have ice cream and cookie dough that night. :) I love this time as they have been less frequent since Aria has joined our family.
When Ali went on her date, Ava and I played computer games and she got to help get Aria ready for bed. Two year olds are so smart and so much fun. I love my girls!
A loving Father...
Daddy has started date nights at the McNair house. He did this a little bit last winter/spring, took the summer off and is starting again. Each week one of the girls gets to go on a date with Daddy. The last two weeks it was ice cream and the park. They love it! They think they are sooooo special... and they are and that's the point. The girls are blessed with a Father who loves them, wants a relationship with them, and works at it! What an impact parents have on their children... I look at my wonderful husband and praise the Lord that he is such a loving Father. I am thankful that I had a loving Father growing up...and that my heavenly Father loves me. Mothers get all kinds of weird (but good) attention.... let's give those Daddy's some hugs today!
Snuggling with Laura :)
This is our friend Laura snuggling with the girls. Our girls have been blessed by Laura and her husband in many ways. We love them so much!
Drew Duwelling, Ali Mae, Evan Parker, LiAnna Peters
Here are Ali's preschool buddies. I love this pic because it reminds me of a picture my mom has of the All 'A' carpool we had when I was little. I think it was for preschool? Mom? Andy, Aaron, Abby and ??? How fun!
We decided that I was going to teach Ali everything she needed to know at home this year. :) But on Tuesdays, we get together with three other families who have preschoolers and have preschool. The Moms take turns teaching, hosting, and watching the smaller kiddos and it works out well! Last week they went to the fire station... there will be pics and stories on that later...
Aria's first real bites:)
I mean really...how cute is she????
We gave Aria her first real bites of cereal this weekend. The first bowl didn't go so well, but this pic is from the third try and she loves it now. :) I let Ali and Ava feed her a few bites during the second feeding session. They thought they were pretty cool... I thought they were pretty messy. Ali in particular thinks it is great that Aria is finally eating cereal. I love to watch my girls love each other. It tugs at my heart!
storm door installed
Aria's new face
I don't know what to think :)
Hangin' out with the Froehlichs
The Birthday Girl
How cute is she...
I had to post this picture! It makes me want to go wake her up so I can see her cute little smile!
Smiles smiles smiles
always upside down
what a cute little cowgirl!
I am a 26 year old momma with 3 kiddos under 4. I am crazy. I am loved. I am growing up. I wish I was a cowgirl. I love the country. I love quiet places. I love my little blonde beauties. I love Jesus. I love blue skies. I love caramel hot chocolate. I love trials, challenges, and changes. They refine me. I love the word. I love song. I love to dance and sing. I love my girls. I love my Sammer. I love God's music. I love the rythm of life. I love smiles. I love tears. I want boots and a hat. I love. I live.