Thursday, April 14, 2011

Busy, busy, busy...

Life can be so busy. I'm not talking about the "Drop one kid off at soccer practice while the other is at piano lessons. Then grab dinner at McDonald's on our way to church Wednesday night" kind of busy.

I'm talking about "trying to discipline the two-year-old for the twentieth time TODAY for being nasty to the four-year-old. Then needing to discipline the four-year-old for being nasty back. Meanwhile, changing the baby (clothes and all) for what feels like the 500 time because the antibiotics she's on gives her diarrhea. Which leads me to wonder if I even remembered to give the baby her antibiotic today, or last night for that matter. Jumping to start another load of laundry so as to not stain every article of clothing the baby has. Not to mention attempting to keep up with homeschooling the seven-year-old. And, of course, let's not forget the everyday kinds of things like cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, laundry... The list could go forever." That's the kind of busy I'm refering to!

AHHH! It makes my head spin just thinking about it. I, of course, love all my kids and wouldn't trade all this for the world. In a few days, however, we are heading to Honduras to visit family and friends. We are really looking forward to this trip. I'm praying it is a restful and relaxing break from our norm. The Lord definately knows Jaime and I are really in need of some rest.

Monday, April 11, 2011


I wanted to try my hands on a few sewing projects and was thankfully able to borrow a wonderful sewing maching for a few weeks (Thanks Taylor!) Here is what I was able to make:

Using a tutorial found here, I was able to turn this...

... into this!

My new living room couch pillows!

I had so much fun with these two projects and now have a whole list of other things I'd love to make. Unforunately. my friend is moving so I've got to return her machine. I guess I'll just have to buy my own now!