Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Being Thankful?

Ok so I know to most people the beginning of the school year is such an exciting time.  I have a confession though, I have been so "down" about it.  Its hard for me to wrap my mind around my little ones growing up, and this year they are going to be in separate classes to make things harder.  However, in trying to practice what I have been preaching to several friends in the same situation, it's time to be here it goes.
-I am thankful that I have 2 babies that have my whole heart
-I am thankful they are progressing so well that they thrive at school
-I am thankful we are able to send them to school
-I am thankful for the MIRACLE that happened with Harwood, and my special guardian angel Michele, who will hopefully try to tackle 1st grade in a couple of years
-I am thankful for friends (and one very loving mother) who have listened to me, not made me feel insane, prayed for me, and watched as I really lost my mind over the past few days.
-I am thankful that Clay can look at me and say, "God does things that may hurt us but never to harm us"...he said it in a different context but it might just be one of the wisest things I have heard.

Ok so we are off to a good start...Fall 2012 is here whether I like it or not, I have however missed the enrollment deadline to get my teaching degree (although it was a good idea BB, much better than the sedative suggestion when I already wasn't making sense).  Maybe next semester-ha!

Oh and as for where have we been?  NO WHERE...really, other than to get yogurt a LOT.  We have been spending these last few days playing, running around, swimming, having lunch and eating up every minute of summer.  I swear we are going to have to move to the beach at this rate!  How on earth will I keep up with these schedules, I feel like I have been in the car since I woke up today.  Oh how good it was to see two faces in my mirror this afternoon.  Joy buckets in carseats=happy momma.
Aunt Al and our cousin Land were here last week-oh how we miss them!

Joy Buckets before school this morning

Tink beside here book bag hook at school this morning (yes we  each took a camera today)

Some of Michael Thompson's Pictures of the babies :)

Acting surprised like she just won the "grand supreme" on toddlers and tiaras, we've moved on to repeating "Im kind, Im smart, and Im important"  she's a little parrot

Murphy no longer has these toes,  I ate them.

Seriously?  I have to drop him off 4 days a week?

Sweet tink

Yogurt excursion #12000046

Our friend Adam and Murphy having a drink at Uncle Sweet Pea's

Murphy's 1st day back

He did some work on the farm before school this am...?

Saying bye bye to Ms. Dianne and Ella (Madden's best friends btw) at the JCC, we truly could not love  these ladies more, I miss them already.

family pictures
My sweet Land, she is as sweet as she looks.

Future roommates at U of M (maybe memphis not Mississippi that way I won't have to move)

Hoarding, yep first day of school and hoarding. Can name everything in her hands, but she's not letting go of it.

22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, 
   for his compassions never fail. 
23 They are new every morning; 
   great is your faithfulness. lamentations 3:22-23
Thank heavens for this verse, as you can see I fail everyday at letting go...and a thousand other things.  I am so overwhelmed to think He loves me right through my fears and weaknesses.  I can't wait to see what this school year brings-the miracles from last year have just started to unfold!