Saturday, February 6, 2010

Project 365 - Week 6


Among many other things, we picked up Gracie's party supplies!  None of us would have guessed she would have wanted a Barbie theme, but it all started with... the cake.  More on that soon!


DK is out of state again for the week, so the girls are slumbering with Mama again.  Nator is winding down with her American Girl activity book.


 Our Tuesday schedule is always crazy.  This week was no exception, Nator had a field trip to Space Center which required an extra pick-up from the mom-taxi... which made us run a few minutes late to dance practice.  Fortunately, I packed Nator's dance bag and she changed in the restroom.  I am taking cell pix of her sweet feet to distract myself from my public restroom germ-o-phobia!  Big cringe!  OCD?


I took Gracie to the chiropractor for severe chest and back pains.  It seems that when you stretch visits, it really doesn't pay off in the end.  Have I mentioned I love my chiropractor?  He may possibly be the best.

It was a rainy day and I fought sleep all day while doing schoolwork with the girls.  After watching a little TV (including AI) with the girls after dinner, I told them I was off to put on my jammies.  Without hesitation they began, "Pajamas on the the ground! Pajamas on the ground!  Lookin' like a (pause... they realized it may not be wise to tell mom she's lookin' like a fool. ;)  Glasses on your face, somethin' somethin' somethin'... Pajamas on the ground!"  They crack me up!  {No need for too much concern.  We only watch AI recorded so that we can fast forward as need be.  Sometimes, they get too ridiculous. Agreed?}

Oh... the picture is what I did after pj's were on and girls went upstairs to play before bed.  I googled. I have a lot on my mind these days.  I enjoyed my candle.  I checked messages.  I caught up on my DVR a little.  Dr. Oz really does have a lot to say.


Another rainy day.  Some days, it's like the movie Groundhog Day around here.  It's the same thing over and over.  Today?  School.  Tomorrow?  School.  ;)  See Nator diligently concentrating?  I love it when she gets in the 'learning zone'.  She's a smart cookie, this one.


The girls made a large 'Welcome Home Daddy' banner for DK.  He came in bearing gifts... Saints shirts!  Woo-hoo!  He wasn't feeling very well, so I made the house quiet as I could while he napped.  Poor guy.


We told the girls the big news.  I believe my many conversations with the girls really helped break the news gently as possible.  I'm still absorbing it myself, so I know there will still be teary moments ahead.

We ate at Panera for lunch, then we were off to run errands.  The girls each picked jammies for Gracie's upcoming pj party and a book, just because. ;)

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Feel free to join Sara for another great week!!


As promised, I shall share our news soon.  I really appreciate the concern and emails checking up on me.  Bloggy friends are wonderful.  And I even got another award while I took a blog break this week.  I just didn't have it in me... Well, not without Kleenex, that is. ;)  Thanks, Jenny!


I shall be back to my positive self soon! ;)


  1. what a great time in life with those girls...makes me remember mine at that time in life...especially the american girl books they loved! GREAT photos of your week, thanks for sharing. :D

  2. Praying for you girl!

    even amidst the "change" you are experiencing, one constant remains....your beautiful family and the love that shines through all your pictures!!

    (((hugs))) to you!

  3. Tuesday’s shot: That is so funny! What a great shot. It could be a “You Write the Caption” contest. I love it!!!

    “Pajama’s on the ground!” Good OnE!! My kids won’t stop it with this rant either. It’s DriVinG me NuTs!!!

    LearningZone: another great photo!

    LOVE your family dog – the ‘big news’ eludes me even with the fortune cookie messages… hmmmmm . . . . I’ll have to stay tuned I guess.

    Thanks for being part of Project 365!

  4. Fabulous pictures. I have a problem with germs in public restrooms too. OCD as well. LOL
    Great perspective on the stair shot. Love it. Your girls are both adorable.

  5. It looks like a fun and wild week. Many prayers for what lies ahead with your "news".

  6. WHAT'S THE BIG NEWS??? I hate suspence. :) Sassy would like to know if A-Nator got Lanie, or just the book. Sassy wants Lanie for her b-day on Friday. She's getting it. Shhhh... :)

  7. You take such unique photos; love 'em!

    One of my girls is having a party hopefully (snow??) this weekend. I might borrow your party supplies in the bag pic cute.

    Loved the bathroom photo. I know what you mean about public bathroom germs. Ugh!

    Said a little prayer about your big change!

    Thanks for sharing your week!

  8. You have a very cute family. Nice shots!

  9. Your pictures are always so beautiful! Just in the few weeks of "knowing" you, I see your ability to find beauty in the ordinary and it is a blessing! I pray that God will continue to show you new, changing beauty as you take this journey. Have a blessed week!

  10. Sorry you are having a hard time. People handle change very differently.

    I'm sure you grow weary of it, but I'm a little jealous of that special "girl time" you get with your kids. They are at such great ages.

    Praying for you!

  11. Excellent photos.
    Love jammies and like to get in them as early as possible :-)
    Your dog is almost as photogenic as your girls!
    Have a great week!

  12. Ohhh, I know what you mean about the bathroom floors.

    Anxious to hear what you have to say. Praying for you!

  13. The pictures of your girls are so beautiful. I know God will be with you through all the changes.

    Have a great week.

  14. Your killing me, what is the news ;) Great pics, I liked hearing about your week :)

  15. Especially love the photos on the stairs! Your girls have such great smiles.
    Also, I'm impressed your cell takes such clean shots. Mine are always crummy on my cell.

  16. I just always look forward to your pics...and I got to see the puppy again!! Your girls are precious and I love the banner, and as far as changing in the just gotta do what you gotta do somedays!!

    Great pics


  17. Praying your girls are doing ok with the 'big news'.

    I enjoyed your week of pictures.

  18. Wait ... what "change"? Did I miss that?

    I know you guys are taken care of and can't wait to see what God's doing.

  19. i hate public restrooms. they are so gross! ick!

    as usual enjoyed your 365 week.

    keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. {{hugs}}

  20. I liked the restroom pic and a bit amused imagining you in some third world situations where you would need grace upon grace ;)
    Seriously tho', that is what I wish for you in whatever change is coming. His grace is sufficient and His power made known in our weakness.


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