Saturday, March 5, 2011

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept that which I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference, living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will, so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.  Amen.

-Reinhold Niebuhr

*This is something that I’ve really needed this week.  Maybe someone else needs to hear it too. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

First Annual Playdate-Palooza

This morning, Olivia and I had some friends over for a playdate.  There were 6 mommies, 7 children and my wonderful husband who was off work today and helped out immensely.  I think everyone had a great time.  Do you remember that feeling of anticipation you had as a child when you were waiting for your friends to come over for your birthday party?  That was such a wonderful memory for me and the closest way I can describe my excitement for today.  The kids were all amazing and played together so well.  I was so proud of how well Olivia shared all of her toys.  It’s definitely something I will have to do again in the future.  You are all invited back anytime!





Baby Sara




Stacie and Madison






Shawna helping out with the slide.


All of the kids (minus Sara who had already left.)


The mommies (Stacie, Shawna, Me, Jenifer and Shelley)

Oh, and another great thing about today?  This afternoon Ryan, Olivia and I curled up in bed and took a nap all together for the first time ever!  You know how most parents can’t keep their kids OUT of their bed?  Well, we can’t get Olivia into ours as she loves to sleep in her room.  So, it was very special that Olivia was actually willing to sleep with us. It’s not too often that you get to take a nap as a family. . .especially on a Monday.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Olivia had a blast playing at Grandma and Grandpa Sailing’s house today.  She is still talking about all of the fun things that they did.


She colored and drew pretty pictures.


She played with my old dollhouse.

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She had great conversations with grandpa.


She enjoyed all of the stuffed animals. . .



. . . and played a great game of hide and seek.  What an amazing day!  And, what did mama do today?  Well, besides running errands, I worked on my book.  Book Update:  70 pages written and I’m well into chapter six.  And, it’s almost 2 am. . .I’d better get to sleep. Smile