alive β€’ blessed β€’ grateful

our day started off simple enough…

🌸 Barbies in the basement 🌸

When we finally finished our basement out, not too long ago, the closet under the stairs was going to be storage for TP, paper towels, napkins, & such…….

Look how that turned out! πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ ⬆️

Instead, it has become “the Tunnel” ;-)))

— this is where all Barbie playing takes place…. it sort of happened by accident, but I also sort of love it because we can hide the mess by simply closing the door —

win! 🌟🌟🌟

Anyway, after Barbie playing, we got ready for my doctor appointment — because I have felt like my head might explode for roughly ten days…

our day got a little hectic from here, but the girls were basically rockstars & I made sure to praise them for it…

I was certain the Dr would tell me I had something viral, but it turns out I needed meds, so after the Dr, we headed to CVS, where we had to wait for them to fill my prescription…

After CVS, ready to head home, my car decides not to start. I panicked a tiny bit because I knew Ben had meetings all afternoon.

Jacyn panicked, too 😳😳😳😳

good thing we had purchased Valentine Conversation hearts while in CVS….

My neighbor / BFF came to our rescue…. & this is not a simple task with two car seats in tow — I uninstalled the seats & reinstalled them into her vehicle…

& we made it home just in time for the groceries to be delivered (I love you, Shipt).

All of this with my pounding sinus face that has so much pressure it feels like it will explode…

but everything is ok — I’m blessed & focusing on the positive……….

I have health insurance for Dr visit & meds β€’β€’ two Littles who know when to behave β€’β€’ I have a (mostly) totally reliable vehicle β€’β€’ a friend I can count on for anything β€’β€’ double blessing: that friend is also my neighbor β€’β€’ I have $ to purchase food for my fam —

the list goes on & on & on….

Oh, β€’β€’ I have a Hubby who does not mind that our house is currently an absolute tornado wreck with wet clothes in the wash and loaded grocery bags on the table —

and I mean, look at this — πŸ‘€ πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜

πŸ‘§πŸΌπŸ‘§πŸΌ = incredibly blessed πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜

πŸ’˜ Love — Ann (& J & Hattie) πŸ’˜

*extra* special delivery

Check out this special delivery from NY! πŸ“¦

πŸ’˜ New York = Aunt KT! πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜

I will share the contents soon!!! πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜

On most days, I feel super productive. I get a lot done in between playing games, LOL dolls, & Barbies πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£

When I stopped teaching to stay at home, I felt like that meant I would have more time for actually eating my lunch or using the restroom….

nope — wrong :-))

some days I don’t have time for eating, and I am pretty certain I have never actually sat down to eat my lunch — I shovel it in quickly while standing at the island…

Today I am giving myself some grace because I feel yucky — I have no voice & no energy….

the energy I do have mostly goes toward trying to talk loud enough for Jacyn to hear me — she really does not understand that I can’t talk loudly — What? What mom? Mom, I can’t hear you! What? — Yelling at me from the other rooms & getting upset that I cannot yell a response back to her…..

Today I did something I hardly ever do — I sat down. And read. 😳😳😳

the girls snuggled beside me and watched some Ben & Holly, so they were content…

— of course Jacyn asked me to read the story out loud to them πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ Hah…

I cannot really remember the last time I sat down & read a book during the day, except for a quick devotion :-))

the special NY delivery from my sis —

I am glad I gave myself a break to check it out this morning guys —

Here are two tiny bits I highlighted :-))

Becoming a mother will launch you into one of the greatest adventures of your life. Mostly because you have no idea what you are doing. But also because your entire world shifts on its axis. All of your priorities are reordered. Your hopes and dreams, your greatest longings, and your deepest fears are now filtered through the deep truth that you are caring for a little person. And you are choosing to rise to the challenge….

🌟🌟🌟 Perfect!!! 🌟🌟🌟

But know this: You are not alone in this endeavor. The One who orders your universe will never leave you or forsake you. He designed this adventure for you from the get-go. You are His handiwork. And He has chosen the perfect person to mother this little one whom you love so much. God never makes mistakes. The perfect person is you.


I’ll probably need to take more reading breaks from now on, if possible…..

πŸ’˜ I already love this book! 😍😍

πŸ’˜πŸ’˜ Love — Ann (& J & Hattie) πŸ’˜