Thursday, April 25, 2013

New outlook

We've had a whole lot of just not much going on around here.  Our weekend was really low-key and this week we've just been following our normal busy routine. I am SO ready for summer.  And, if I'm being completely honest I've just been in a really weird mood and not really felt like blogging.  I think a lot of it is because of the stress over our moving/house situation.  I just assumed by now that we would have sold our house, but I keep trying to remind myself that it will all work out and the timing of everything will be just as it should be.  It's just hard for my type-A, planning personality to sit back and wait.  Also, keeping the house ready to show at a moments notice has really started to wear on me. I feel like I've been taking it out on the kids and I just hate myself for that.  After a good chat with some great friends this week I gave myself a pep-talk last night and decided I just needed to snap out of it.  Today I woke up with a new outlook, got dressed up (because that always makes me feel better) and made a real effort to stay positive and to remember all of the blessings surrounding me...especially these three!

I loved going to chapel with the girls today and I've said it before, but Hudson gets so excited when they get to come sit with us.  Seeing the three of them sitting together and singing praise and worship songs this morning did my heart good and was a wonderful way to start our day.  Next up was Hudson's tumbling class, which he absolutely LOVES.  He has so much fun with his friends and his teacher.  Lunch with friends was next and that always puts me in a great mood.  Hudson and all his little friends were so funny today and kept copying each other.  I love seeing him start to really interact with his friends and he even held hands with Leah walking in the parking lot and did not want to let go.  So sweet!

After Handley's gymnastics today we came home and spent the rest of the evening outside enjoying the sunshine.

This picture makes me laugh.  I don't usually buy juice and at home the kids just drink water or milk.  He loves getting lemonade at Chick-fil-a or the occasional juice-box, but he has recently discovered my sweet-tea and LOVES little sips of that.  Well we got sent home with a bottle of apple juice from dinner club last week so the girls have been asking for it.  Hudson saw them getting some so I gave him a little too and that was all she wrote.  I know he didn't think he could have anything but water in his cups and when he tasted juice in there he was just so excited.  This afternoon I have him a little more and he was making sure to get every last drop.


Julie, the mama said...

I know what you mean about being so disgusted with yourself when you take your stress out on the kids. I feel the same way.

I've been praying for your house to sell, and I know from experience how stressful/frustrating that can be. But I also know how God's timing is everything, and I look back on our house that took a long time to sell and can see the ways God was actually protecting us.

Love the pictures of the kids in their coordinating clothes.

Renee said...

I totally understand. We recently listed our house too but just don't even have the energy to blog about it. I get so snappy with the kids when they are making a mess (just being kids). I know we will survive this little moment in life! ;-)