Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mother's Day Weekend

I know I'm way behind the ball on posts, but a little at a time is better than none at all, right?

It's no secret that everyone says being a mother makes life so much more meaningful, worry-filled, full, joyful, and every other adjective you'd like to include. That is certainly true in my case.

I feel so blessed to have been entrusted as a mama to these precious boys. I pray for guidance and wisdom in raising them every day. I can't do it on my own. As a friend told me earlier this week, you just have to trust Jesus to fill in their lives. There are only so many things we as parents can do for our children to lead them, guide them, direct them, and protect them. 

As parents, it's our charge to raise them to the best of our abilities and to trust that they will allow God to take hold of their lives. As much as I wish I could be with them every second (Kaden wishes I could go to kindergarten with him), it's just not possible.

I'm so proud of the young boys they're becoming. They fill our hearts and lives with immense joy every day. It is such a blessing to be their mama!

All three of my boys spoiled me for Mother's Day. We went out to dinner to celebrate one night and when we got home, they boys gave me strict instructions to sit on the rug in our den and to close my eyes. They came running out full of excitement. They painted canvases for me. K.C. told me on the way home from dinner that the gifts they had were going to be the most special gifts I've gotten besides them! And it's true. I love them! And I love how my sweet husband knew that this would be something I would treasure forever (despite his deep love - haha - of art projects). Kaden said he thought he'd do some straight, colorful lines because he knew I'd like them while K.C. expressed that he used all the skills he'd learned in art for his painting. I also got two new pairs of earrings which I love, but those paintings are something extra special.

Going to church with my boys on Mother's Day 2015.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May Goals

I can't believe that it's already May! This year is flying and while I'm excited for summer, I still can't believe we've already had four months of 2015!

I thought I'd get back to blogging in May and what better way to do that than to share my goals for the month.

May is one of my favorite months simply because the weather is warmer and I start having Fridays off. The boys and I have dubbed Fridays "Fun Fridays" and I can't wait for them to start next week.

May Goals:
  • Recover our kitchen chairs. My grandmother has given us her old dining room table and it looks great in our kitchen. (We've been on a hunt for a new dining room table for over a year.) My other grandma is going to help me recover the chairs.
  • Print photos for frames on our dresser. I picked up a few new frames at TJ Maxx a while back and they look nice - and picture-less - on our dresser.
  • Finish scrap booking the boys' old schoolwork. I have a bit to do on this, but I have started. 
  • Plan our summer grown up trip. We're spending a few weeks at the beach this summer, but Kevin and I are going on a grown up trip, too. I have to be in Boston for a work conference, so we're going to make a fun trip out of it as well. Any Boston tips?
  • Get stronger. I'm not going to bore you with the fact that I've been too busy to go to the gym lately (I have, but when I have to choose between running or strength training, running wins.), but I need to get back to the gym.
  • Relax and find some margin. Anyone who has young children, many outside activities, and a full-time job knows how busy life can get. I love it and embrace it, but I also need some chill time which I rarely get. I'm going to work on that this month... after I get everything else done.
  • Fix our front flower beds. We are planning to pull up some bushes in our front yard and replace them. I'd also like to add some flowers.
  • Paint the front door. I have the paint and just have to do it.
  • Finish my office (at work). I need something on two walls and I want to recover two chairs. 
What are your goals for May?