Monday, September 10, 2007

Am I Dreaming????......

I'm sitting here at my computer listening to the sweet sound of ........... NOTHING!! The house is clean - and I mean clean! Counters, toilets, floors, bedrooms and all been vacuumed, mopped and wiped down! I even washed some of the floor mats! You might have to understand that I am NOT the cleanest/neatest person in the world - I try though. But my husband came from a VERY clean home and is pretty good at cleaning! I wish I had my mother in law's "clean gene"! And also, my kids can mess up 10 times faster than I can ever clean up.

The kids are ALL sound asleep! I've worked out today. I'm showered - amazing! Dinner is halfway prepared (all I have to do it throw it on the grill) and I've managed to clip and file my coupons, write thank you notes and organize our medicine cabinet! What is into me today! It feels nice to finally have my energy back after been pregnant and having a newborn. Things are falling into a nice schedule! Lillian is sleeping 10-11 hours most nights. I even started carpooling today. And small groups at church are about to start and I'll have weekly events to look forward to!!

I LOVE routine! My kids crave routine! Sometimes I can probably be a little too strict about it though. I'm SUPER strict about sleeping routines! I guess I know that I pay for it the next day if I skip too many naps or let them stay up late! Olivia still naps pretty well. Even if she does't, she still has to stay in her room from 1:00 to 3:00 for a rest time. I guess she couldn't figure out what she wanted to do yesterday - play quietly in her room or sleep!

So we found her sleeping on her floor where she had been obviously playing! SO CUTE, though!

While Olivia was sleeping on the floor, Daddy and Lillian were napping on the couch!

Gotta love those Sunday afternoon naps!!

I also have to post the only other picture of all five of us that has been taken since Lillian was born! The only other picture of all of us together IN it was when I was in the hospital bed!

Here's the first:

And here is the next one we got around to finally taking together!!

I can't believe it took us so long! We've had pictures of the kids, and part of the family - but none with just us FIVE!!

Note that Olivia and Lillian are wearing matching dresses - thanks Lovey! I can't wait to match them more!!! :-)


  1. I could use some of your motivation!!!

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  3. You have such a beautiful family!

  4. You are doing great! I can't wait to begin small groups either! I had my first one last night. I am so glad - I feel better already!


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