I am still alive. Have been in a bit of a blogging slump...and I've been sick with the stomach flu. But I'm back...with a sore throat. Anyways, I think these girls are ready for summer. After the last big rain storm there was a glimmer of sunshine and these girls busted out the bathingsuits.
Let's see. Well you all know that Taylor turned 6 on the 15th. Saturday I cleaned my house like a mad woman because we were celebrating Taylor and my newphew Gunnar's birthdays here on Sunday. Turned out I did all that cleaning for nothing because Saturday at 3am is when my bout with the flu started. Of course Danny was NOT home, and I almost called my sis-in-law at 3 in the morning because at one point I seriously thought I was going to pass out. So I wanted someone to be here for the girls. Luckily none of that happened. Stuff like that scares me though. Not the passing out part, but the part of when Danny is gone and what if something were to happen to me!? At least Taylor is getting old enough that I know she's capable of calling 911, but still.
As I browse through other people's blogs, especially those who are photographer's, their kids are always dressed so cute and bows in their hair, clean faces, etc. REALLY??? I mean do their kids ALWAYS look that cute and clean? Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't mind if my kids always looked like that. But the reality?? It's in these pictures. If it weren't for having to get Taylor dressed for school, these girls would look like this 24/7.
I tried some new receipies this week. Went on to Trader Joe's website and found a few good ones. I would highly recomment this one. I guess it's name says it all. Easy Bake Pasta. They aren't kidding. It was SO easy, only took 25 minutes to bake and can feed a million people. I also made this tonight for me and the girls. Wasn't too sure they would eat it but they did. Again, SUPER easy and pretty yummy. None of those dishes are to die for as far as taste. But as far as getting the job and it being SO easy they are awesome.
I'm slowly making progress on our house and trying to keep it clean and the piles to a minimum. I've been trying to do one load of laundry a day and it's been working pretty well. I used to do a couple loads in a day, but then it wouldn't all get put away so I'd have piles of clean clothes everywhere. Now, with one load a day it's not overwhelming, it keeps up on the laundry and it gets put away. I also planned my meals, still spent $100 at Trader Joe's but came home with a bunch of meals, and didn't stress this week about what I was going to make for dinner.
I hesitate even saying this, because we have gone back and forth SO many times over the past 3 years, but I THINK we are closing the door on me trying to get pregnant. I've had a strange peace about it lately, which I'm not sure I've really ever had. I am SO thankful for the 2 beauties the Lord blessed us with. The reality of me getting pregnant and the long road it probably would be freaks me out. That does not HAVE to be the only path in extending our family. It doesn't HAVE to be a 3rd of our own. In MY plans I never imagined a family of 4, but maybe it's in His plans. Maybe in His plans there will be more. All I know is that I have to let go of MY plans...
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philipians 4:19
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18