Monday, May 21, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Family

Inspirational Cappuccino of the Day
My family
Mary and Mike
 Just wanted to take a minute and talk about my sweet family for a minute.  Have I mentioned how much I love them?  It seems like a good month to talk about it.  I go on and on about my birthday month - it is a good month - plus throw mother's day in there - but what makes it so good is my family.  I love them.  My dad is super cool too - he has called me EVERYDAY so far this month wishing me a happy birthday month.  Anyway, I am enjoying being mom and wife.  Olivia is growing up so quickly.  She makes me and Mike laugh, a lot.  But enjoy the pictures.  They make me smile. 
My sweet O

Friday, November 11, 2011

Dark Roast

I received this in my e-mail this morning -

John 16:33-I have told you these things so that in me, you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world!

Just something to contemplate.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

You have to get uncomfortable

Nothing gets accomplished when you are comfortable. How true is that. I rarely want to get up and clean something when I am in my pajamas sitting on my couch under my alpaca blanket with my cup of peppermint tea. And the truth is, I may even WANT to - but I am so comfortable with where I am and what I am doing that I don't. It's not until something happens; maybe I spill my tea on my lap, or my daughter yells she had an accident or Mike really wants me to come see his new bike that he just finished building - and even that is under protest.
When something happens in our community, whether that is a physical community (neighborhood, street, etc) or our community of co-workers, or a community of believers, that is when we decide that something has to change. This desire rarely comes after having a great work week where everything runs smoothly - all of my boys decide to have great days and sessions, family decide they want to love their children and I get a desk! No, this desire for change, this deep longing and need for something to be different comes typically after tragedy. Isn't that how it happened on Footloose? So what does one do when this happens? I am so comfortable wearing my sweats and drinking my tea (or coffee) do I get up? Do I just shrug it off and wait for something better to happen to me? to us? If I want to accomplish something, I have to get uncomfortable. If I want to be a better mom, I have to figure out what my husband and daughter need from me and change - If I want to change the way a family works with their child, I have to inspire change within them -AND THAT MEANS THEY GET UNCOMFORTABLE. How far does this go though? How far do we need to get uncomfortable before we do something? A drop of tea on my lap - I probably am not going to get up and do anything. Maybe even a small spill - I might just pick up something close to me and use that. So what does it take? My whole cup dumping into my lap, scalding my legs before I get up and do something? How far do we need to go to be uncomfortable. Does someone need to die before change happens? Do people have to get abused before something is done? How far do we need to get uncomfortable. I am uncomfortable right now. Very uncomfortable and I feel like I have spilled all of my tea and my friends tea all over me and I am uncomfortable. Now I need to do something. Nothing gets accomplished when we are comfortable.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Story Behind Get Clean

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This is an amazing post by Sloan Barnett. It is amazing how many harmful toxins are in everyday household cleaners. It is appalling! Check out this video - let me know if you have questions. Seriously - shocking information going on there!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Working Mom

There are days I just want to stay home and when my little girl says, "Mommy, I want you to snuggle with me" or as she snags my arm and holds on tight, "You're stuck! You have to stay here!" I really just want to throw down everything, excluding my coffee mug, and snuggle on the couch with her while watching Cinderella for the millionth time! There are other days when I so look forward to working and being out and being smart. At least that's what I lead myself to believe. It is good knowing that I have a gift and I am learning more everyday to enhance this gift to help others. It is a fine balance between motherhood and workhood. I would so love to be able to do both - why oh why is there not 48 hours in a day and I can stay home and watch liv AND go to work? Recently, as of today really, I have learned the art of working from "home". Yes, in this case it is more working from Starbucks but is not "at work" and I am feeling very productive! I think I may be more productive here than at work! Weird. Maybe this new way will give me more time with my sweet daughter. I suppose I will just have to find a place that has Internet AND a playground! Back to work.......