Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Where I've been

Sometimes, life is exhausting.

You have a baby that's going through a growth spurt.

You get sick. Again. For the 3rd time in a little over a month.

You have to work a 12 hour work day on a Saturday, and then you have to work on a Sunday (yes, that means that I am on my 10th day in a row of working).

Sometimes, you have too much on your plate.

So much, that you end up saying, "Forget the dishes. Forget grocery shopping. Forget the blog.
I need sleep."

So you sleep. You're in bed by 9 p.m., and you sleep.

Well, until your baby wakes you up for the first of six times in one night to eat. Because he's going through a growth spurt, remember?

And then there are all of the other things.

Things that affect you and frustrate you more than they probably should.

But you know what?

God is still good, and His grace is still sufficient.

He gives us exactly what we need...

Whether it's a super supportive husband who extends a ton of grace....

Or a sweet moment with that growing baby- so sweet that it makes me forget how exhausted I am...

Or a work day that flies by...

He is good.

HE is strength of my heart and my portion.


Monday, October 27, 2014

A quick note

Hey everyone!

I'm so sorry for not having a Mama Monday link up today- if you even knew the kind of week/weekend I had, you would understand why I'm not posting. But we will be back and ready to go next week! If you posted, be sure to link up with last week's post, or save it for next week!

Thanks for understanding. :)


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weight Loss Wednesday

When your husband's home church has a potluck, it's hard to lose a bunch of weight. Especially when the potluck looks like this.

If you look closely, there's a white pumpkin that's far away... that was the halfway point of the buffet. CRAZY. But I will say this- for the first time ever, I didn't eat so much that I stuffed myself and felt miserable the rest of the day. Every other potluck at that church has ended with a serious stomach ache. So hey, that's progress. :)

Speaking of progress, I've made a little bit of it this week! Here are my stats:

Weight lost this week: 1 lb (34.5 lbs total)
Inches lost this week: .5 inch (15.5 inches total)

On a side note, we found out that Emmett is lactose intolerant. That means no more cheese or ice cream for this mama. Now, I don't think I'm going to be too sad about the ice cream because I don't eat it frequently. But cheese is one of my favorite foods. So I'm hoping that cutting it out will help with the weight loss, and that the progress that I will continue to make will make me not miss cheese as much. Ha! ;)


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Fun

Well, I can cross the first thing off of my 30 before 30 list!!!

We visited the pumpkin patch with E, and we had a blast!

About 5 minutes after we got there, I got stung in the finger by either a bee or a wasp which wasn't fun... But I got over it because I wanted to enjoy every single second of fun at the pumpkin patch!

We took a hayride, picked a pumpkin, walked through a corn maze, looked at animals, and had a blast! DJ's parents, sister and her two boys went with us!

We took about a bazillion pictures, but here are my favorites!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mama Mondays

Leslyn's Lovely Life

This week, I have been thinking about how thankful I am for the life that I have. 

First of all, I am thankful that God gave us a precious little boy. After being told by doctors that the only way to get pregnant would be with fertility treatments, I can say with 100% confidence that this little boy is a miracle.

Secondly, I am so happy to have a supportive husband. DJ loves spending time with Emmett and talking to him. I've never seen anything so sweet... And I think Emmett prefers his daddy over his mama. 

Lastly, I am so thankful to have a healthy baby. Yes, he's kinda skinny for his age. But you guys, it could be much, much worse. I was visiting my cousin at Children's this past week, and as I was leaving, I overheard a lady talking to her dad on the phone. She was telling him that her daughter was going to undergo chemo treatments and that she would be at Children's for at least the next 8 weeks. 

It was in that moment that I realized that I have no reason to complain whatsoever. There are so many people in this world who are dealing with things that I can't even fathom. So instead of being whiney, I am choosing to be thankful and happy. :)

Link up with us to tell us what's been going on in your world, mamas! 

Leslyn's Lovely Life