Friday, February 19, 2010

I Love my Ordinary Days

You might not know this, but I started my second round of the hCG Protocol this week.  It's been tough...much tougher than the first time but luckily I had something to keep me busy and my mind off from food.  My friend Angie ordered a Chore Chart from me and I like the one I made for her so much better than the one I made for my kids.  I was so excited about it that I decided to share it with you.  Angie gave me a couple colors that she liked and I tried to find some scrapbook paper to match...I love the birds!




You may also remember me telling you about the family journal that I'm keeping. I read a wonderful post this week from InCourage about a similar journal and it inspired me to add a little more to mine. Now each week, I will add my lists. It's the perfect addition to what I wanted for this journal and I can't believe I didn't think of it myself. My goal with this is to have something to look back on to see a snapshot of our lives. To remember and enjoy. My lists and thoughts on a page will be the perfect thing for the kids to look back on someday and help them really know me.  My journals are my legacy...

And then I read a quote from a blog that I mostly lurk on.  Do you have blogs that you read but don't comment on because they inspire you so much that you don't feel like you can express in words what they mean to you?  I might be the only silly one but Enjoying the Small Things makes my life so much better.  Today I opened my google read to find this....

"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day, I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return."

Kelle's posts about her family are so touching and wonderful and her photographs...oh my gosh, she's just fabulous. So often when I read her posts I take away something significant that I want in my life. Today she helped me remember that I'm in love with my ordinary days and I want to cherish them. This is the life I always dreamed of and I'm so happy it's mine.

In other darling husband is working night and day. After the children go to bed at night he has been working several hours on a project that could bring that job opportunity I told you about the other day. I wish I could tell you more...and I will when I can. Thank you so much for keeping my family in your thoughts and prayers.


  1. You are such a great SAHM. You are so good at all of that kind of stuff. I would totally suck at that, but you ROCK.

  2. What an awesome post! I love that quote- puts life into perspective doesn't it?

    Have a great weekend!


  3. Great job! I love the journal and all the new additions. I really need to get going on mine!

  4. It looks sooo awesome!!! The colors are PERFECT!! Can't wait to get it, the kiddos couldn't be more excited to do chores!!! THANK YOU!!!!

  5. It looks sooo awesome!!! The colors are PERFECT!! Can't wait to get it, the kiddos couldn't be more excited to do chores!!! THANK YOU!!!!

  6. Connie, I LOVE the chore chart... it's really neat! Great job! Your post are really inspiring to me! Thanks : )

  7. That is a really great quote! I need to be better at journaling

  8. I LOVE the birds. They make the chart. Those are great.

    And I also really like your journaling idea. But don't you kind of have to have nice penmanship? Mine is pretty bad...

  9. Awesome quote.

    I love the chore chart! You are so crafty!

  10. I love this! And I love the chore chart! And I've been meaning to tell you that I've been praying about the job opportunity :)

  11. Love this chart too! You may have mentioned this and I missed it but may I ask, where are you buying the little tins?

    Thank you,

  12. The chore chart is so pretty, green is one of my favorite colors.
    The quote is so great, your journaling is amazing.
    I'm praying for Calvin's job opportunity, best wishes for everything.


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