Monday, March 26, 2012

Best wishes to the happy couple!

I am basking in the glow of a wonderful weekend. Boy Wonder got to be a ring bearer in our dear friend's wedding. Mrs. Dodge [her married name] is a woman that was tender, precious, sweet and so loving to us after Levi died. She performed the memorial ceremony in remembrance of Levi and the dedication of our Jacob to God. She instantly was discovered to be a kindred spirit - we both love Jesus, music, theatre, singing, football, Mr. Darcy and Gilbert Blythe. :) We are so happy for her and her husband!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Wheeew Boy! It's been a week. I keep flip-flopping between, "I am going to kick this week's &*%@!?!" and "There has got to be more ....." I won't bore you with details, but the you-know-what hit the fan this week and I'm processing. Like an old DOS operating system, I'm processing. I know all will work out fine. The stress and weight of waiting to see it done is....something that I'm realizing I don't have to carry. I need to trust that it will be fine, because it will be and the stress and energy depletion is counter-acting my Mary Kay. I feel like my face looks like the "sick" face a Mac computer in high school used to make. Do Macs still make that face?

In the meantime, let me share a delightful blog with you! You're welcome. She's a breath of fresh air with realistic organizational solutions, tools, tips, her own interesting life stories, and the smoothie recipe that has rocked my world:
Recipes | Iowa Girl Eats

I love that the combination of the ingredients in her recipe taste like the best milkshake of my life. :D Bennett loves it too!

I spoonfeed him just about 1/2oz. when I make one for me. WHAT a great way to get the nutrients in our kids! Jacob hasn't had one yet, maybe this weekend.
That smoothie is also my very favorite color! When asked what my favorite color is, I tell people green. But I mean THAT green. :)
In the midst of freakishly violent hurdles [read my post on hurdles] I am reminded that they have no place except to watch my undercarriage jump over them like a freaking gazelle!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Change of Seasons

As I get older, I find myself appreciating all 4 of our seasons. My favorite is, and will always be, Autumn. To me, there is nothing cozier, more comforting than the smell of the leaves as they dry and blow, in the wind. I also love the crunchy sound they make when we're outside. I could go on and on about Autumn, but we are entering SPRING!!! 

Maybe it's because I'm not pregnant this Spring...or moving - can't believe this week marks TWO years since my hubby became the city manager here. Maybe, it's because I am realizing how ready I am to move on from the "growing our family" stage that I've been in for the past 4 years. Whatever it is, Spring has sprung, in my heart and I am loving it!

Each of the seasons has their own merits. Each are beautiful, in their own way. I find that each reflect a wave of change, in my own soul as they begin to move from one season to the next. It's refreshing, inspiring, motivating. Spring is a time to clean off and plant new seeds of creativity.

This week, I'm in the throws of organizing my home...again. Each time I do, it's an improvement on the last organization frenzy. I am very much looking forward to having both my "little" men home with me later this week. I have fun crafts and projects for us to start. I am so looking forward to taking Jacob out on his bike and Bennett in his stroller for long walks.

This week, I am also exploring recipes that are vegan. I'm not saying I desire to go without meat all together...I'm just exploring. It's fun! The world of food is vast. I am looking for healthier alternatives for my family that are outside our box. I still love our juicer! Almost every day I have a juice of some sort and the days I skip, I can feel a difference. The days I wolf down homemade pizza or a package of Thin isn't good. I love that I can feel the difference, in my body. It is fascinating. I also find myself grieving a little bit because ignorance was bliss! ;)

Enjoy your week my sweets! [Especially if you're an Iowan experiencing May weather!]

Thursday, March 8, 2012