Outside my window…the clouds are dark and look heavy with rain.  So far, though, we haven’t seen a drop.

I am thinking…raising children is not an easy task.

I am thankful for…a very helpful little 3 year old. 

From the learning rooms…Joseph loves to practice adding and subtracting.  Here he is last week acting out some addition/subtraction stories with his teddy bear counters.


From the kitchen…lasagna.  We are still on a dairy free diet for the most part, but every now and then, we like to indulge.  I knew lasagna was a good choice when I asked Joseph if he wanted to help make it and he asked, “What is lasagna?”  Sometimes I forget that we’ve been dairy free for so long that Joseph has forgotten some of the traditional cheesey dishes! 

I am wearing…dark brown pants and a striped t-shirt.  I don’t match but at least my belly is covered! 

I am creating…a list of all the things that I’d like to get done before the new baby arrives…and thinking that the majority of it will probably never be done.

I am still smiling…as I remember how Joseph was giving William manners lessons last week.  Every time I turned around, there was Joseph reminding William to use nice words like “please” and “thank you.”  Now if only Joseph would remember that actions speak louder than words and perhaps he should practice what he preaches (although that seems to be a hard lesson for each of us)!  (I will say, though, that Joseph’s lessons seem to be very effective as I’ve heard William use the word “please” each and every time he’s asked for something.)  

I am readingOne Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, and already I am inspired.

I am hearing…Joseph, as he sounds out the word curious. 

Around the house…I hung some pictures today and consider that a huge accomplishment, since they’ve been sitting there waiting to be hung for a very long time.

One of my favorite things…Sundays. 

I am offering up…the aches and pains of pregnancy for the health of a beautiful new baby.

Here is a picture I thought worth sharing:

One thought on “Daybook

  1. Hi Honey

    That is very inspiring! You have such a generous soul and are such a wonderful Mom. Keep up the good work and know that God is smiling down at you everyday. You make me very proud.
    Mom I love the pictures!!!


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