This is All I Have to Give

Have you ever had those days when you felt like you had nothing more to give?

 Yesterday was one of those days for me. I felt like I was running non stop and nothing was getting done! I would try to complete this task only to walk by another task that I had mentally stored in my head ‘needs to be done today’ and then you know what happens, you decide to do that so you don’t forget it again and the next thing you know you have a whole lot of unfinished projects and its dinner time, and you forgot to thaw the veggies for dinner! Well that was me.

I tend to have a mental list of things I want to get done in a day and if I start forgetting them it frustrates me. But I have to remember God knew what He was doing when he made short term memory at the latter part of a pregnancy, as annoying as it is now I will appreciate it in a few months! 

This morning I decided to spend some time reading and spending time with God instead of rushing off to get everything done first thing. I already feel better about my day!

Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. 

 All day long I put my hope in youPsalms 25:4-5

Thank you Lord for showing me the right path if I take the time to ask you!

everything happens for a reason

 

Here’s something I am working on remembering this week; 

Becoming frustrated and mad will completely drain me and make me feel defeated. Turning my circumstances over to God will right my heart, change the way I look at the situation, and help me recognize glimpses of God in the midst of my broken efforts. ~Lysa Terkeurst – Am I Messing Up My Kids

In fact I just made a printable and am hanging it in my kitchen as a reminder throughout the day. Click on the link below if  you would like the printable version for yourself as well!

Becoming Frustrated Printable

 

Motherhood

Blessings as you face the daily challenges. Remember, with God, you are never a bad Mom!

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Catch up Brag Post

It seems like this year has been busy and blogging has kinda been the last thing on my mind, but sometimes ya gotta just stop and take time to show a few adorable pictures of this little – big girl that keeps our life so interesting around here! She is definitely all girl and we can’t imagine what we did before she came into our lives. She keeps us smiling, sometimes shaking our heads in wonder at her latest antics, and does know how to try out our discipline areas as well!

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 Watching the parade in town, she was in awe of all the different sites and especially loved all the candy they passed around!

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 She was so tired she lay asleep on the couch and fell asleep with her baby, that seldom happens, we usually have to rock her for a while!

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 Her expression says it all in this picture! We had this swing sitting on the porch for a few weeks waiting for a chance to put it up and she would ask for it about every day, finally one day we just went and put it up and this was her expression on the first ride! She can hardly get enough rides and when we drive out the lane she has to wave bye-bye to the swing. :)

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 One baby is no longer enough!

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 Helping Mom wash strawberries. Playing in water is one of her favorite things to do!

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 I didn’t know they like coloring and writing at such a young age?! This color book and colors has entertained her for hours, yes almost every page has scribbles on it, but that doesn’t matter :)

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 The pool wasn’t cleaned out yet but we had a lot of fun splashing in this tub of water and taking the baby in it too!

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 You know its been a long day shopping when she falls asleep and we put her in the shopping cart and she keeps sleeping the entire time we’re shopping!

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 Its alot more fun playing with play dough when Daddy joins in and helps make all sorts of interesting critters and even gets the tractors out! 

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 Making Snowmen, kitties, and all sorts of fun stuff!

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 We spent a week at my parents and she was quite intrigued with baby Evan getting a bottle. She still looks at the picture and says, “Baby”

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 While we wait on Aunt Julia to get done with Therapy we clown around in the car with Daddy’s sunglasses. Her big grin is just priceless here!

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 Our first time in the pool this year, she loved it!

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 Combing the porcelain kitties hair.

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 She got her bag of hair accessories and sat down and was busy combing hair for a while :)

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 And ever since Aunt Julia had ACL surgery she is all intrigued with therapy and loves helping Julia get settled in the chair with pillow, ice packs and a towel. She was grunting and moaning around like her leg really hurt, and her baby had to be right there with her thru it all! She is quite the drama queen!

So now you can see we are quite busy with all her antics and quite in love with her!

These pictures were all taken with my phone so that is why they are a little fuzzy.

Homemade Wheat Bread

Today’s recipe is my Mothers own ‘Homemade Wheat Bread’. I am sad to say this will be my last recipe with Woman to Woman for a while. I have been feeling slightly overwhelmed with all the duties calling me and want to keep my priorities in the proper place so I have resigned from there for the time being.

Here is a picture of the delicious bread!

Homemade Wheat Bread

 

Click here to see the full recipe.

Blueberry Butterscotch Squares and Exciting News

Well it has been a while since I have been posting.

I missed being here but on the upside, WE ARE PREGNANT! :) We are expecting Baby #2 in late September. I have been pretty sick this pregnancy so far but Praise the Lord I am feeling alot better recently!

Today I am excited to be back to sharing a recipe over at Woman to Woman Ministries.

Blueberry Butterscotch Squares

 

To see the full recipe click here.