Monday, December 10, 2012

Today I am so glad to have gotten some things done that I have been putting off; Christmas cards, Nursery Cd's, getting Christmas gifts together, and more. Last night I made a hand written note of 15 things I needed to do. I just wanted to knock them out! During nap time, I did it. I marked off every single thing off of my list! I even did extra, wrote it on my list and crossed it off! I am so happy.

Productive days are very far and few between as of lately! I am just tired. Luckily I am surrounded by lots of little peanuts each day and their energy is awesome... which makes me wanna be awesome! Our first goal is to always do our daycare routine and whatever gets done after that is just a bonus. Like getting laundry done.  I have never had 12 baskets of clean laundry just sitting and waiting to be folded. Correction, two weeks ago I did... but before that, I manged to keep up somewhat!!!  I guess it is okay as long as it isn't 12 baskets of dirty laundry.

I started an online bible study. I was late to the party so I had to play catch up this week. Praise, that each day is short but powerful reading. The study is called, "The uncluttered heart". It's about making room for God during the advent and Christmas. The first week was the "Advent of Hope". I loved this line, " We have hope not because of who God is. And we test our hope by acting on it, we release God's power into our circumstances. Our "hope muscle" grows stronger and our desire for God for compelling".  Yesterday started the "Advent of Peace". Hope and Peace are just two words that I want during the crazy holiday season! To slow down, to clear my head of cluttered thoughts, and just enjoy the Christmas season.

 I always love talking about my husband, how my love for him grows with each day. He is just that great of a guy! He knows how my pregnancies are, he knows I get through the day and crash at 9pm. He never complains, whines or makes me feel bad. He has such empathy for me which is not a skill a lot of people have these days. Like tonight, after kids' homework, working on a few more tasks, and Kadyn's b-ball practice, we still needed to go to the store. Walmart is normally my job, I can get in and out in less then an hour. Where is he at now??? Walmart. Now that is love. Or, he just wants to eat tomorrow.

Our daycare Christmas party is getting planned and I am excited for this. We are doing something new and exchanging names for a gift exchange. The early planning for parent gifts is on the way as well. We love Christmas around here. Reading a new Christmas book each day is just the best... I love kids books and am blessed to have a good library of books to choose from.

Kadyn and Gaby have started basketball practices this week for Upward. Kadyn brought home her jersey and was so excited. Gaby will probably get hers tomorrow. Last year Kk did cheerleading and decided she wanted to try basketball.

Mia, Kendal, and Kadyn just had their winter dance recital yesterday! The pictures are below. They were so cute and I loved watching our girls dance. I was a proud momma. Now the countdown is on for their spring dances. This year Kadyn will participate in three numbers. 

Kadyn is improving everyday with her reading. She is building her confidence and her reading level is going up. Still not where she needs to be but is getting there. I spoke to her teacher about getting some help outside of school and asked her what her thoughts were. Her reply pretty much shocked me. She offered to keep Kk after school 2x a week until 5pm so she could work with her since she knows what her needs are. Wow! This is just another reason I have such respect and admiration for teachers. They are not in it for the money but to help, support, encourage, love, and teach their children. We are starting the extra help this week and I am just thrilled her teacher is going to be working with her!

We just got Gaby a private lesson time for her drums. She starts next week and we are pretty excited. I guess because of all the drummers the district has, the kids have to audition for a spot in middle school. She is in 5th grade this year and the reality of it is next year will be her last year at the elementary school. So, lessons it is. (I loved teaching trumpet lessons while I was at WU. It was a fun time for me and my friends I worked with!!! ) I am happy that she is getting to experience some teaching outside of school.

Praying tomorrow is a good day... after daycare is finished, Dustin and I are taking a training course. I had planned this back when we had nothing planned. As it turns out, a friend will be bring 2 peanuts home from dance, we will have a babysitter for the time we are away, my sister in law agreed to pick Gaby up and take her to her b-ball practice then on the way from home from our class, we will pick her up. Lot of ducks to get in a row and just hoping it all goes as planned.

This weekend is the Topeka Bible Church lightshow. If you have never been, it is such an awesome event. The side of our church building is has all these lights and they are programed to the live music being played by the musicians in the windows. If you want more details, email or text me. Would love for you to stop by! (Dustin will be there most of the 3 nights. This is totally a cool thing for him, he loves the tech side of it.) 

I guess that is all for now. I am up almost an hour past my bed time and ready for bed. I was trying to keep busy to help bring bags in from Walmart... I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!

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