Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My focus

Somehow, I seem to have let technology take top priority.  Not on purpose, of course.  But lately I've realized that I'm on my phone way too much.  Not even talking to friends...just looking at facebook and playing games.  When my kids talk to me, I glance up at them and then my eyes fall right back down to that tiny screen.  It truly hurts my heart that they might think that little phone is more important than them.  That's not true at all!!  But how do they know?  We've all heard that actions speak louder than words.

My children are my everything.  I want them to know, without a doubt, that their momma loved them with every fiber of her being.  I want to do more than just tell them...I want to *show* them.  I've purposed to start focusing on them.  To really listen when they talk.  To look into their eyes.  To be present when we're together.  These distractions are just that...distractions! 

We went to the zoo today.  It was a beautiful day.  The weather was prefect and the animals were adorable.  I took the time to talk with my kids and to be in awe of God's creation.  I enjoyed what they enjoyed.  We rode the carousel and the train.  We watched the sea lions preform a cute show.  The baby elephants were awesome--they were wrestling and sitting on each other!

I truly enjoyed my children today.  I am blessed to be their momma and I plan on taking that responsibility very seriously!

Oh, I can't forget Cade's funny comment today.  He overheard a man speaking Spanish to his little girl so Cade said, "hola!"  The man smiled and asked Cade if he speaks Spanish.  Cade then said, "Yes, and I speak French, too!"  As far as I know, Cade doesn't speak a lick of French!  It was hilarious!  (I wish I had more pictures of Cade to share.  He detests having his picture taken so they're few and far between.)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New Book to Read

A few months ago, I started a book club.  There were a few other moms in my MOPS group that loved to read so I thought it would be fun to get together once a month and talk books.  It has been a blast!  There are about 10 of us in the group, with typically 6-7 of us attending each month.  We all bring food and we usually talk about the book for about 10 minutes or so.  Then we talk about everything else under the sun!  That tends to happen when you get a group of ladies together!

So far we've read These is My Words by Nancy Turner, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Blame by Michelle Huneven, Catching Fireflies by Charles Martin, Cloud Atlas: a Novel by David Mitchell, and now we're on The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

I'm really excited to start reading it this afternoon.  I love getting lost in a good book.  Love, I say!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I'm so excited--Mosaic Reviews

I've been a terrible blogger...only 2 posts in the past 2 years?  Yikes!  I'm back, though.  And I'm super excited to be joining the Mosaic Reviews team!!  I'm looking forward to reviewing educational items with the kids and meeting new vendors and new friends.

Sooo...that means I better get this blog going again.  Tomorrow night I'm having an Usborne Books show and a hot chocolate bar so hopefully I'll get around to posting about that this weekend.  And my kids keep me rolling with the funny stuff they say and do so I'll be posting about that, of course!

Yay for blogging--I've missed it!