Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What I'm Loving

Yes. It's Tuesday. But since I'm home and that rarely happens during the week, I thought I'd celebrate in the midst of snotty noses, tons of tears, and droppers full of acetaminophen.

I am loving my adorable husband and all the time we're spending together reading The Five Love Languages at night in bed. We're both exhausted and it'd be easy to crawl into bed and pass out, but we're making an effort to spend quiet time together every night connecting. I am learning so much about marriage, love, and most of all Mr. Howard. I wish I had actually read the book before I was even married...or even before I was dating anyone. I would have been so much better so much earlier. It also has opened my eyes to how I communicate love to my kids and even friends!

I am loving my adorable kids. I think that goes without saying, though. I know I've said this before and I think it a million times a day, but we are blessed. Our lives have changed so tremendously and there are moments when it is hard to recognize our house, the words coming out of my mouth regularly (you know, things like "Let's go on the potty like a big boy!"), my to-do lists, and grocery lists. But it is a miraculous blessing; of that I am certain.
(Photos from our Sunday)
(Yes I dressed Aiden and Isabella and left Connor in his pajamas. I got tired.)

I am loving the black pull-over I stole from Mr. Howard's closet. It is perfect for a "My Kids are Sick, so I Stayed Home with Them" day. I am wondering how appropriate it will look when I head out to my work meeting this afternoon wearing it and jeans...notice I use the words "wonder" and "when" because I have no plans to change.

I am loving that I am about to drink my second cup of coffee (I NEVER drink two cups). I actually had to make a whole new pot of coffee because I threw away the left over from the first pot. I am also loving the mug that my little sis in my sorority gave me for Valentine's Day about eight years ago. It still makes me smile thinking about my Tri Delta sisters. I wish someone would record "Mmm Mmm my sisters," so I could listen to it. Is there such a thing as ordering it on CD?
I am loving taking time to think about all that I'm loving. There is something to be said about celebrating the little and big things and taking time to voice them out loud. I heard a quote that struck me a few months ago, "What if you woke up only with what you thanked God for the day before?" I have lived by that the past few months and lay in bed being so thankful. It is hard to be in a sour mood on only a few hours of sleep when you go to bed thinking about everything in your life that is wonderful.


Kelli Kegley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that book, too! We did it before we were married and I'm thinking we need to do it again. I wonder if it would be any different? 10 years into the relationship and (almost) two kids later, I'd think so! Haha

Life in Dawleywood said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We read that book in my sunday school class and really enjoyed it. They make one for kids too, which makes sense and I need to read that one next!

Holly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am so glad I found your blog; it's adorable.

My husband and I read the 5 Languages, too. My language is acts of service... and my husband is physical touch {or whatever the book called it- can't remember}.

I've read the apology one too and it's great.

Abbey S said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Stopping in from WILW--It's nice to hear that that book would be good before you're married. I've always heard a lot about it, and now I'm dating someone who communicates his affection in a totally different way than I do. Sometimes it's hard for me to see the ways he communicates it, so I put that book on hold at the library hoping it will help!

I hope your kids are feeling better! Happy Wednesday!

Alyssa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE that you and your husband so intentional about your relationship! So sad that most people aren't like that! :(

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