Monday, January 9, 2012

We Were

 The week has been cloudy for me. I've been struggling with these ladies and their temper flairs. Trying so hard to hold on to my faith and understanding of motherly responsibilities. My life, my breath. That's what they are...yet they make it all so difficult at times. This week. It's been a doozy.

Somehow, though, I think they knew that I was a weary soul. That my heart was sad. Saturday came and they filled it with so much joy that my heart was overflowing. We didn't fight or argue. We didn't tantrum our way down the hall. We didn't kick our way to the point to be made. We just were.

Usually, we meander our way around the back yard. It corrals all the slides and playhouse type things that we play with day to day. For some reason, we ended up in the front yard where we spent majority of our sunshine.

A few snacks and  some pruning of the "we can't believe they're still alive" flowers.

I even managed to finish a project I've been working on for the girls' room. Bigger clothes means more storage room. Say hello to my $18 thrift store buy.

Their room is different these days. A few more accents that give it a comfy feeling. And this dresser offers a fresh feel with it bright and cheery coat of paint. I'm not quite finished with their room, but when I am, I'll give you a tour.

No one ever said this job, motherhood that is, was going to be easy. There are times when I feel as if I'm being suffocated with screaming, drowned in tears, and beaten to death by precious little hands.
But look at them.

They are SO worth it!

And for a light laugh for a Monday...

Take a second glance at this picture. My fall wreath on the door. A pot of dead flowers to my side. And fall decorations laying on the side table by the chair. I'm far from having all my ducks in a row.  

Now I'm off to break a sweat for a bit or two.

Happy Monday!!!!


  1. Oh my friend... I know, from the depths of my soul, I KNOW. It's so hard, but so worth it (not that I need to tell you that). Soon, you will see the glimmers of hope that pop up every once in a while, just to keep you from losing your mind.

    I'm glad your weekend got turned around. Lovin' the thrift store find. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  2. Ahhh. . .I wanted to comment back on the coffee filter post, but I figured I'd just say it all here!

    Your stories make me smile! Even with your ups and downs and all arounds, it's still really obvious how much you love your family. I'm so proud of you and glad that you are surrounded by so much love.

    Needless to say, I think that thriftiness is a gene in our family, because I am loving that dresser and the work that you're putting into it. What a great find!

    Plus, how weird is it to still be wearing short sleeves in January? Well, not so much down here, but I can't believe your Dianthus flowers are still blooming! :)

    And don't worry about the ducks. . .I've never had any luck getting them in a row. . .I've actually gotten used to them being in a scattered mess most of the time, lol!

  3. I love the pictures of your sweet girls! They are just growing so much. You are a beautiful moma! I know how hard the days can get, but what a blessing those days of no tantrums are!

    I love the dresser!!


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