We’ve been in a seemingly rather long season, I call this season…hmmm…not chaos, change? The other day I was thinking about why it’s been so hard for me to blog there are a few reasons.

1. Facebook-robs pretty much all of my journal entries. Facebook is to blogging, a friend who tells the punch line of your joke before you can even get it out. I’m actually really thinking about getting off of Facebook altogether, I think it kind of robs my creativity and gives me a false sense of capturing the special moments in my family life.

2. I have a whole bunch of kids. Yeah. I really do. And. Sometimes my brain. Doesn’t work…..very well.

3. Movies. Chris and I have been on a movie/tv show kick for a few months. I think that was related mostly to reason #2. But we are doing good. It’s been two weeks and we haven’t had to watch something during the week after the kids go to bed. No, but seriously, we are getting more disciplined about a whole bunch of stuff, and trying to go to bed at a decent hour every night Chris has to work the next day. Getting more sleep, eating better, just working on being more disciplined over all. It’s good but it’s so hard to break habits, baby steps.

4. Chickens, goats, cats, gardening, did I mention I have also have six kids? Oh yeah, and my mom moved in with us this summer and today her house arrived and we’ll be setting that up the rest of this month. It’s been a busy year…s :)
Moms house is here!!

Life is so good. I have nothing to complain about. Only so much to give thanks for, I may have a stained rug (and it’s partly my fault for picking such a light colored carpet), but I have also been blessed with six amazingly healthy, vibrant, really busy, messy children to care for. I’m so thankful I have this home, and room enough for all of my beautiful babes to run (and get REALLY dirty when the bobcat comes and tears up our yard), room enough for chickens, and goats, and a big garden, and my MOM to come and put a little house on our property. I’m so thankful. And like Connor told my mom yesterday at the dinner table in his two-year-old voice, “nana, God is good.” Yes my son, He is!!

Cuteness in the fort area!

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2 Responses to Seasons

  1. Administrator says:

    I’ll be the first to comment. I’m so proud of myself, for fixing my blog. Now if I can figure out how to log in under my own name instead of Administrator. Chris? Where are you? Hey, why are you in bed…oh yeah, we are going to bed earlier. :) Good night!

  2. Tamara says:

    That’s great, sis. I was just thinking this evening, as I was rocking Cassia to bed, that I really need to be more disciplined. I’ve been out SOOOO much this week, away from home. I’m formulating a flannel “board” type schedule that can get the kids involved and be used throughout the day. . . . I think. :-) It’s still in process. I need to get organized and disciplined in my daily life, too, and I want to get the kids involved with it. Something to help get into a routine, so they know what to anticipate, something to help me plan ahead and plan fun things into the day for them, like story time in the middle of the day, or a craft time, planting something together, etc. I am so haphazard, almost ADHD, sometimes. I get so distracted with different things that pop into my brain that I want to do or need to do. I could start something and end up doing 3 different things before I finish the first thing! Like, right now, I set out to read my Bible, but here I am, writing to you and watching t.v. at the same time! Ugh! Undisciplined! Anyway, good post, sis. Love ya.

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