I’ve been battling insomnia and worry around work issues.
You’ve been extremely kind and helpful – while also not allowing me to wallow.
This morning, you basically told me to turn my stress switch off. Easier said than done, but that’s okay.
I took it as a call to be diligent and do the things that I can do. That’s all I can do. That’s all you can do.
Do what we can and trust God with the rest.
So for your birthday I bought you ‘www.realfitnessmoms.com’ because I think you have a ton to offer. You’ve been working out consistently for like 2-3 years. It’s impressive.
I asked you to put together a quick hit 15 minute workout for me.
You did. It probably took you all of 10 minutes. It took me a solid 15 minutes and a lot of sweat (and full disclosure, as I write this 2 days later – my abs, butt, and legs are still hurting pretty bad).
You know your stuff and you should get certified and teach this stuff to real moms who want to get fit.
Your Workout Wisdom
You always make sure our home matches the season. I never think of these things. You do. And you always make each season much sweeter because of it.
You made some.
They were ready when I got home from work.
You also roasted veggies.
Everything tasted delicious.
And you ended it with strawberries, dark chocolate, and cool whip.
Thanks for cooking for me babe!
Of course, they are all sociable and they’re all smart, but given the choice, our boys would be doing math and tinkering with a science experiment while Maggie would be making a new friend on the playground.
I love how unique and awesome these kids are – these children that I’m blessed to have with you.
(Author’s Note: I’m behind. I admit it. But I don’t want to publish Christmas posts in March, so I’m going to catch up by writing current posts while I fill in the gaps of old – I’ve taken notes and pictures and have some drafts, but I’ve not posted all things because, well, life.)
So we adopted an elf this year, and as you know, the elf (lovingly named Jingles by our daughter who, in your words ’embodies the spirit and wonder of Christmas’) kind of freaks me out on a number of levels.
Jingles seems to be very kind and sweet and undestructive. Let’s hope he stays that way!
Jingles Loves Snoopy’s Piano Stylings
I suppose I should tell you thank you for dealing with this math with our daughter.
You are a much more patient person than I. This whole ‘math strategy’ thing is dumb. Why can’t they just do math.
The daily doing of homework is something that you do that I’m so thankful for.
Why can’t they just do math?