Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I work from home, which is awesome because I can work whenever it is convenient for me, but it also means that I still lack the adult interaction I feel I need. Luckily I have some awesome friends that like to go to lunch as much as I do!
The best thing about my job is that I work for my brother. He is the best boss in the world! I love my job!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Time slips through my fingers far too quickly theses days, it's time to begin savoring every moment for what it is.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
All I really have to say about this is that I am working every day to learn how to love myself. It's never been easy for me, but I'm on a journey. What better way to learn to love others than to show a little love for yourself! I can't serve my family happily if I am not happy. I can't be happy if I don't love who I am. So, here's to loving yourself in this month of LOVE!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Ok, not today, but last summer. (Yes, that's a bikini. Shhh, don't tell.) And what is that?! An outy? How did that happen to the perfectly shaped inny I used to have? I can only assume it was all the baby-growing I did over the years that pushed something out. I used to hate it, but now I see it as the mark left on my body by those beautiful children of mine (along with the stretch marks that the lighting of this photo so conveniently hides). I love my children. I am so blessed to be a mother, and their mother at that. That's what this post is really about, the love I have for them, for who they are, and for who they have made me. The sacrifices we all make for each other make us love each other so much more.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Just as I got the camera out to take a picture for today's "hand" photo, Andy grabbed my hand and put my ring on my finger. I had left it upstairs and he brought it to me. This photo was taken as he was doing this for real, it was not posed. This captures the love we share and just how thoughtful and amazing my husband really is. His hands are my favorite.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
It’s February, the month of love. I have decided to make a goal to do something loving every day this month.
As a mother and a wife, I do loving things constantly in the every day tasks, but perhaps with the wrong attitude. Things such as packing lunch for my girls, making breakfast for the kids before school, cooking dinner for the family, taking Kayman to McDonalds for lunch (way to often), keeping the house in decent order most of the time (definitely not “clean” or perfect, but generally de-cluttered), and things of the like. This month, my focus will be to do more of these things, and all of them with a smile on my face, in the spirit of LOVE!
BUT . . . This month I want to do something above and beyond each day for someone, or multiple someone’s. I’m not planning to spend a whole bunch of money, nor do I plan to do things that are not generally part of my nature, I will just be more aware of the needs of those around me and show love as much as I can.
Today I have done a lot of things to show love, and I feel that love coming back to me immediately:
*I spoke on the phone to a friend I haven’t talked to in a while who is struggling with a few things and needed someone to talk to.
*I spent some time with my husband this morning - loving him.
*I met my husband for lunch to spend some extra time together since I will be with the Young Women of my ward tonight.
*Loving myself by exercising and reading my book.
*And one of the hardest things I have done to show love today is let the dog in the house to warm up for a while. He LOVES to be around us and feels so sad when he has to be outside and just watch us from the cold. He is lying at my feet, happy as can be, but oh man, does he need a bath! Pee you!!
Love is the way to happiness. Whenever I have felt unhappy, frustrated, or anything negative, I can not feel love at the same time. If I focus on the love I can feel for everyone, I have much more ability to be happy and spread that happiness to everyone around me. Let's do this together!
What are some of the things you plan to do to show love to those around you?