Family Snapshots

Family Snapshots at What My Kids Read This week, we worked really hard on the business, visited with some friends, celebrated at a wedding, and rejoiced with another friend at a baby shower. It’s been a week full of precious moments celebrating new beginnings, but it has also been a tough week of little sleep, lots of work, a short tempers (mostly mine).

Family Snapshots of What My Kids Read Isn’t it funny how much easier it is to act like you’re full of the fruit of the Spirit when you’re well rested than when you are really tired or under stress? I think that every time we have had a newborn (i.e. when I get the least amount of sleep), I have been convicted and challenged by the lack of patience and grace in my heart. It’s always humbling. This time, it is not a new precious baby, but a new, exciting business that is keeping me up – as well as my own lack of good time management. But, I am ever so grateful that I don’t have to shrug my shoulders and give up or even continue on my own way – as a matter of fact, the Lord doesn’t seem to let me get too far before He ever so graciously reminds me of who He is, and who I am in Him, and then suddenly, I am humbled and repentant, but refreshed and ready to obey again. So, praise the Lord for no sleep! Sometimes it’s the best way to get my attention, but other times, I will just fall asleep on you… 😉

Family Snapshots of What My Kids Read So, that being said, I think I’m starting to get the hang of a new routine of juggling business, blog, homeschooling, and life. After several weeks of flying by the seat of my pants, I finally came up with a meal plan that is easy enough for any of us to pull together. Because my routine is getting settled, I’m most likely the one putting things in the crockpot, but it helps to know that David or the boys could do it easily. Brontë is eager to learn, so I am hoping that this easier menu will also help me around that challenge.

Family Snapshots of What My Kids Read Most of my friends are really great about letting their kids get in the kitchen with them, and they all cook together. I try, but it takes intention on my part to remember to slow down and relax about the mess. When I am making a meal, I am focused on my task. Enjoying it, of course, but not really using any extra time. So, when I have my kids in the kitchen with me, I have to stay mindful of how much I value relationship and memories over getting dinner together in a timely manner. Anyway, I’m hoping that my new simple menu will make it easier to incorporate my eager cooking apprentice. We may be starting with those pumpkin muffins for breakfast tomorrow. It’s high time to finally make those!

Family Snapshots of What My Kids Read

So that is what has been going on with me. The boys have fallen in love with a new game a friend has, and it’s almost all they want to talk about right now. Thankfully, some friends just showed them the latest craze in elementary school up here: rubber band bracelets. They are fun, creative, and neat looking, so I’m okay with hearing about those for a while now. If you’re curious, you can get a loom to make them right here: Twistz Bandz Rainbow Loom (this is an affiliate link). Pretty fun stuff.

Family Snapshots of What My Kids Read

That’s pretty much what we’ve been up to over here. How was your week?

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  1. That bracelet-making friend sounds like a winner ; )

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