Friday, January 21, 2011


Beach, here we come!
Much to do and see.

There are shells to find.

Bird feathers to catch.

And truck driving to do
in these wide open spaces.


One of the twins wanted to fix lunch
for his brothers.

He set the table.

He chose peanut butter and jelly to make.
The brothers ate it all up.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Cleaning After Little Boys

One little, two little, three little toilets,
four little toilets done.
Mommy has decided that there will be target practice
this afternoon.
I am really thinking of painting that fly too!
Many blessings.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Good Morning

It is 0700- glancing out my kitchen window
I see neighbors passing by taking their children to school.
It is a cold and rainy wet outside.
I pour a cup of coffee and take a sip,
still in my slippers.
I hear giggles upstairs as the twins awaken
and are deciding if it is okay to come downstairs.
My 8 yr old wanders in the kitchen,
gives me a kiss and goes to snuggle under a blanket on the couch.
Twins do finally come down in full spirit hugging everyone.
Daddy appears- showered and dressed for work.
Kisses and hugs and Daddy is off.
We, on the other hand, are home.
No rushing to get dress, no rushing to get breakfast,
no rushing to find homework, no rushing.
Breakfast is made at leisure, getting dressed delayed.
This is how we start our mornings.
We have a natural rhythm to our mornings, no clocks are attached.
How does our rhythm look, what is it filled with?
-with breakfast
-with the usual morning chores
-with free play time
-with circle time of reading, singing, snuggling, and sharing
-with more free play time for the younger ones
-with creative writing, reading, and math for the older one
-with outdoor biking and dirt digging
-with maybe just a little baking or art making
and maybe still in our slippers,
Some say they would go crazy being with their kids all day every day.
just call me crazy then,smiles.
Many blessings.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Five, That Is Us

Monday, our holidays truly come to a close.
My husband had taken an extra week off after
the holidays to do nothing, to relax.
We have really been soaking up the family time
with just our little five.
It will be sad to let it go.
To my husband and I family being together is important.
Just the five of us.
We have family dinners.
We go on family bike rides,
even shopping for groceries together.
We enjoy being around each other.
We have been sleeping in, snuggling on the couch,
building train tracks, out door playing,and lots of giggles.
This is my little slice of heaven.
After Monday we will still do these,
but duty does call, bills must be paid, smiles.
We will still have our afternoons, evenings, and weekends
to look forward to.
Many blessings

Monday, January 3, 2011

I Have Begun

Today was day one of 90 days!
Here is where to read about day one.
I am both excited and scared.
I have always wanted to read the Bible
in its entirety.
I have started many times, but never completed.
I think with a mentor and a accountability group,
this time will the time I complete.
In reading my first 12 pages,
I got chills.
These very familiar stories took on new meanings to me.
I could really see and feel them.
God's presence was wrapped around me.
One of my twins snuggled with me quietly while I read.
Thank you Lord
for Mom's Toolbox and this challenge.
Many blessings.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

One Word Resolution for 2011

One word,
no resolutions, just one simple word.


I love this.
I want to inhale this.



not easily excited,
peaceful and relaxing,

Quiet chose me.
Quiet will be my guide for my/our daily rhythm.

I want to be quiet so I can clearly hear the Lord.
Quiet waters.
I want to be quiet so I can hear my children.
Gentle and quiet spirit.
I want to be quiet so I can wrapped my arms around
my love ones and breathe.
Quiet rhythm.

Have you chosen a word for 2011?
You can find inspiration at Ali's blog.

Happy New Year
Many blessings