Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ahhh, naptime!

Ah, naptime.
Blissful, rejuvenating naptime.

I'm going to enforce it as long as I possibly can. I remember taking naps until I was in first grade. I was a child in need of regular sleep and my parents needed me to nap just as much as I did.

Adam has been taking one nap a day since he was about 14 months. Emily naps about 3 times a day. Both are in bed for the night at about8-9pm. I might be a nut for saying this, but I like daylight saving time for one simple reason: we will not change our kids' routine on account of the clock so they will be in bed between 7-8. Sounds good to me!

As for daytime naps, noon will be it for Adam come day in November. I sometimes nap, too, and today is one of those days. I've not been feeling great lately, so I nap. Off I go! :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


It's been so long, I'm not even gonna attempt playing catch-up. I'm just going to jump in and journal about my day for a few minutes.

Currently, Tim & I are back with our counselors intermittently. Things for us aren't awful but they're not great. Such is the ebb and flow of life, eh?

Adam is a typical 2.5-year-old boy. He's constantly talking, noisy, making messes and asking why. It's been annoying in the last two days, but that's part of being home with him all day, every day. We ran out of sposies for him so he's in cloth like Emily. This ought to light a fire under me about making him some woolies. Thank goodness for my new sewing machine! :-D

Emily is a very happy 2.5-month-old. She eats like a champ and sleeps great at night (not every night, but I cannot complain). She smiles and laughs easily, and has a cool temper. I love cloth-diapering her. She has introduced me to an amazing network of women that I hope she can be a part of someday.

Myself? Well, I'm still under the employ of Farmers. I'm still on maternity leave but I need to get back to work. I'm involved in our local MOPS group and I try to get out with the kids frequently. Man, that's tough. I'm loving my new HTC One cell phone and playing with snap chat.

On a more personal level, I'm lonely, doubtful, and some other things the devil loves. I'm delving more into my relationship with Christ and getting a little more brave about doing His work. Our current Bible study at church is fine, but I'm getting more from the Beth Moore study on James with the women's group. I need something intense with all the mundane in my life. Oh, this season is exhausting and I feel overwhelmingly blessed by it.

Hope to check in for a few minutes every day at least and jot down a couple worthwhile notes about daily life. More to come...