Mr. Bug got me flowers today. They are so happy on my table in the middle of rainy days and crazy schedules. Sometimes it’s little gestures that say the most.
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|Both of the dresses the girls are wearing in this picture were found at Once Upon A Child and I probably paid less than $6 for both of them!|
|Even The Boy's 'I love Dad' shirt here was a hand-me-down from the cousins|
|This picture is from when we still lived in Kearney a couple of years ago, but don't they look cute in their second-hand sweatshirts? : ) I may be slightly biased, I know.|
|This is Sissy Bell on her last day of preschool last year. Not only was the dress a consignment shop find, but I made her schoolbag myself. So while a new backpack could have cost $20-$25, I spent about $9 on fabric and made her her very own special bag unlike anyone else's!|
|It looks like Judah's playing dress-up here, but he's really just squirrel-watching. With protective eye gear.|
|The Boy has a gift for getting books out. He's a stealth mess maker.|
|Get in the box, Mrs. Potato Head. Go quietly, ma'am. We don't want any trouble.|
|New bunk beds for the girls meant a great big box to play with, so the munsters colored and decorated it before using it as a boat for their toys.|
|This was about two weeks in to our time here. He had finally figured out where to go in the middle of the night to find me :)|
|This was our first morning here (and such poor quality!). Judah looked and looked for a seat on which he could sit and eat his cereal bar before giving up and just sitting on a box.|
The Boy was nice enough to help Daddy put together the aforementioned bunk beds. Note the concentration and raw power.
Here's Judah Bear all set to go have lunch at school with big sister!
We finally live in a house that's not on a busy street! So Sissy is out there riding her bike every chance she gets : )
Our first new house 'injury.' Just a smooshed finger, but I took those closet doors down so fast they didn't know what hit 'em. Punk doors hurting my baby.
The Boy insisted on sleeping with his Superman beanie a couple of nights...not sure if this is cute or weird???
First casualty of the new house. Judah squished a roly poly and Eden was devastated. So she buried him and asked me to take a picture of his grave. Judah continued playing in the dirt.
First badge from Awana Sparks! We've never done Awana until this year, so it's been fun to have something brand new in this house.
All of our old toilet brushes got pitched, and Sissy was super excited to be the first one to use the new brush I got. I graciously allowed her to break it in.
Mr. Bug spent a couple of hours one of his days at home to get my curtains hung for me. It was nice not to have the feeling the neighbors were judging me for watching The Good Wife. What? It's an addicting show!
|This isn't exactly a fainting couch, but if TJMaxx wanted to donate it to the cause, I wouldn't object : )|
|Moving Day! These kiddos were such troopers. I am so blessed with these little gifts from above.|
|The Winnie the Pooh and Piglet friendship is beautiful. They are so understanding and they're always there for one another. I know they're not real, by the way.|
|I feel this way about my kids sometimes. When you just want to squish their soft little bodies in a snuggle.|
|I love these words. In a culture where people get divorced after six months of marriage and 'fall out of love' left and right, this is Truth to me. I'll tell you right now, there are times when I don't feel like being in love but I make a choice to honor my vows. *stepping down from soapbox*|
|Sometimes all you can ask for is someone to stand next to you, hold your hand, and say "Yep. This sucks." But when they keep ahold of your hand, things are just a little bit more manageable.|
|This song. We sing this song at church and every.single.time. it brings tears to my eyes. The idea that God would love this imperfect creature enough to take the time to see something He loves and can use. Very humbling. Here is the song. Please go and listen to it.|
|Oh, Mr. Darcy. I love Jane Austen. Darcy and Colonel Brandon are two of my very favorite characters ever. And I have to admit, I like Elinor from Sense & Sensibility better than Elizabeth from Pride & Prejudice. Blasphemy, I know : )|
|Truth. Flowers are happy and that's all they can be. Even if you get them for a sad reason, the flowers are a thing of beauty that reminds me that God loves me and loves making beautiful things. Go listen to the song again. Seriously.|
|This is a depressing-ish quote, but it rings true for me. I get bummed out during the winter, but just reading this makes me feel better. It's nice to know that I'm not alone in that.|
|Continuing on with my Audrey love affair. Sabrina was a magical movie to me when I was younger. Not only was she gorgeous, but it told me that love isn't necessarily what you always think it should be. Sometimes it's better.|
|This is really good for me to remember when I'm thinking about how much I hate the blinds in the kitchen or how I wish I had a headboard. Reality needs to take hold of me at times like that.|
|There are monsters in this world. Not with horns and googly eyes and fire coming out of their mouths, but real monsters. But they're not unbeatable. Something I want my munsters to learn.|
|I pinned this shortly after moving to Lincoln because it really rang true to me at that time.|
|I love that not all the responsibility is on the wife, nor is it on the husband. I do my part, he does his. It's a partnership and I love that. I don't always live up to my end, but we try.|
|I heart Mumford & Sons. "Sigh No More" is one of my favorite songs of theirs, partly because it borrows so much from Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing. I first watched this movie with one of my best friends in the world when we were still in middle school and I love it to this day.|
|This is cheesy but still true. Mr. Bug and I have been together for over 11 years, married for more than eight, but I still find myself looking for him no matter where we are.|
|Can I tattoo this on my daughters' foreheads? That way it will help them and other girls remember! Too far? : )|