Monday, July 15, 2013

Blah.

I am feeling weary. I am battling my weight. My mom has had a rough time lately & just got out of the hospital. Adam's tics have returned. Levi has started yelling when things aren't going his way, like the entire time I am getting him dressed. The other night, he dumped my entire dinner plate on the floor. I am getting everything ready for his Medicaid renewal, which starts next week. I am struggling with the incessant needs of two young ones that aren't very independent yet, and my heart is breaking while I watch marriages around me fall apart. All the while, I have things to get done for work and a long personal to-do list. I am praying that this cloud passes quickly, and I am thankful for a husband that helps me laugh and forgives my moods when I am no fun to be around.

Blogging is my way of focusing on the little things that make me happy. I am hoping it works for me tonight.

While I was gone at camp, Wes got Levi sleeping in his toddler bed again, but Levi still won't stay put for naps. So the pack-n-play is still up in Levi's room right beside his bed. Today the boys filled it with blankets and stuffed animals so they could jump in it and goof around.
Our little Charlie Brown...

This is Adam's kaleidoscope. It was a kit we found for him at a toy store. It was fun watching it come together. The best part was watching Wes fashion his own lens since we couldn't find the one that came with the kit. He made one from a CD case using an Exacto Knife and nail file. Very impressive!
Adam is making a heart to say, "I love you," while I take his picture.

 I worked in Knoxville this past Saturday and brought Levi & a friend along. Adam & Wes went to a baseball game with a group from the church Friday night. Thank you, Debbie for the great photos!
Snowcone lips

The Market Square area in Knoxville is a place I hope to visit again. We had a great time, and the surroundings were so visually interesting, I loved taking pictures there.
from my Instagram feed


Adam has his best buddy over the other day to swim. They had a ball. Adam had his arm around him while they ate a snack at the dinner table. Too sweet!


Adam loves to wink when his picture is being taken.
Adam helping Levi down the slide is sweet, but the best part of this picture is their daddy smiling while watching.

Jeremiah 31:25 "I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” I am so very grateful for a God that cares and that has opened my eyes to the fact that there is so much more than what we see here on earth. Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

11 comments :

Momma Jorje said...

Your boys are so stinkin' cute!

Anna Theurer said...

I just want to say that you are not alone. {{{HUGS}}} I love the Levi Charlie Brown! Both boys are looking handsome as always. May things start to go better for you and the family. Hang in there.

Staci Gilliam said...

I think about you, Wes, and the boys daily April and hope the clouds break soon. As always, I love the pictures and how you focus on the happy moments of your day and share them. I love you all and hope to see you soon!

lovemy3 said...

Big hugs from Cincinnati!! You are definitely not alone. Love the pics of the boys. Hoping things are looking better soon!!!

Jenny said...

Great pictures as always :)...Sorry you're going through a rough patch right now with everything. Hope things start looking up for you soon.

whyamysmiles said...

BIG HUGS from Texas! Love you!

Twilson9608 said...

I love Levi's CB outfit, it's super cute! and Kiliegh had that same kelidescope kit, it was fun to put together with her! I am sorry that you are feeling crumby though. Ill be saying a prayer that your spirits are lifted and that you feel rejuvenated! For what its worth, V like you holler at me when we do things that she doesnt approve of. It'll pass when she learns it wont help her out. Oh, and I am I am SUPER impressed that you have Levi in a toddler bed, I like the easiness and security of V's crib too much to go there -yet!

Jennifer said...

I am so encouraged at all the comments you've recieved. The way we live each day when we are given more than we can handle is through friends who help us bear the burden. Real and virtual partners in the story we call "life." I've been there with tics. Henry started before 6 years old and is now almost 9. We can chat anytime. <3 Jenn

Leah said...

Sweet pictures! I've been meaning to ask you about your Mom everyday... Sorry things are tough right now. Hope all gets better soon! :) Bible verse for today... Romans 8:37. Love you, friend.

teal915 said...

Hang in there : )

Becky said...

We all have those "blah" moments for sure. I do. Those boys of yours are just so adorable. There is always sunshine behind those clouds, remember! Praying for you and so glad you posted so many beautiful pictures...