TGIF

I cannot express my gratitude for Friday after this week! It’s like a long lost friend who has finally arrived for the weekend. You know those friends–the ones who make you laugh til you cry and give your heart the warm fuzzies. 

Oh Friday, thank God you’re here!

Since my Bigs (the older two boys) go to their dad’s house every other weekend, we have declared their Fridays here to be designated as Fort Fridays. This really means my living room will be trashed by the copious amounts of blankets, toys and food strewn about, but it’s something they look forward to.

With Christmas getting closer something dawned on me recently that has shaken me to my core. This Christmas my Bigs are with me. I love it when all my babies are in the nest. But since I get them every other year and my oldest is twelve, I have three more Christmases where I can count on them all being here.

Oh no! Where did my time go?

I’m not ready to think about when they have families and in laws and make holiday plans of their own. I’m not ready to have to share my little humans with anyone yet, although I’m getting some unwanted practice at this already.

Time passes so quickly when you have children as your measurement of it. I rail against this on a near-daily (sometimes hourly) basis because as hard as things are at times for our family, I love this life God’s blessed me with and I can’t imagine it being different.

I’m learning to live fully in this present moment. To let it ripen and be everything it was meant to be. That takes some patience in the trials of things. Being present. Appreciating this exact moment.

Even if it’s not Friday.

Or Christmas.

Or whatever you could put here that represents your ecstatic moments. Right here is good. 

Right here is exactly right.

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TGIF

I cannot express my gratitude for Friday after this week! It’s like a long lost friend who has finally arrived for the weekend. You know those friends–the ones who make you laugh til you cry and give your heart the warm fuzzies. 

Oh Friday, thank God you’re here!

Since my Bigs (the older two boys) go to their dad’s house every other weekend, we have declared their Fridays here to be designated as Fort Fridays. This really means my living room will be trashed by the copious amounts of blankets, toys and food strewn about, but it’s something they look forward to.

With Christmas getting closer something dawned on me recently that has shaken me to my core. This Christmas my Bigs are with me. I love it when all my babies are in the nest. But since I get them every other year and my oldest is twelve, I have three more Christmases where I can count on them all being here.

Oh no! Where did my time go?

I’m not ready to think about when they have families and in laws and make holiday plans of their own. I’m not ready to have to share my little humans with anyone yet, although I’m getting some unwanted practice at this already.

Time passes so quickly when you have children as your measurement of it. I rail against this on a near-daily (sometimes hourly) basis because as hard as things are at times for our family, I love this life God’s blessed me with and I can’t imagine it being different.

I’m learning to live fully in this present moment. To let it ripen and be everything it was meant to be. That takes some patience in the trials of things. Being present. Appreciating this exact moment.

Even if it’s not Friday.

Or Christmas.

Or whatever you could put here that represents your ecstatic moments. Right here is good. 

Right here is exactly right.

Fearless Friday!

 

What you can’t see in this photo is the superhero staring at the giant hill he’s about to ride his sister’s bike down. She was too scared so he said he would do it for her.

What hill are you facing today? Is it more of a mountain? Whatever it is, put your superhero cape on, stare it down, then go for it! Remember, faith as small as a mustard seed moves mountains-

#fearless #Friday #superhero #mypinkchampagnelife #goforit #faith #motivation #inspiration

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Fab Friday

 I’ve regrouped after a rough day-it’s Friday people! Let’s go out into the world and shake things up a bit! Today can be the day you change your life, your mind, your circumstances. What are you waiting for? It’s time to go be awesome! 

Have a blessed day friends!

#Friday #cantbelievewemadeit #TGIF #blessed

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Friday’s Here, People!

Today could not be better! For me it’s Friday, paid holiday, and the Fourth of July tomorrow to continue the weekend celebration. 

Life is good.  
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Tackling Monday

Mondays and mornings are rough at our Casa. I’ve decided to do my best to tackle them with gusto though! This combats my reluctance to get out of bed if I work on my attitude and make them something to look forward to instead of dread.

How do I do this?

I have to trick myself. I get coffee prepped the night before, and I put something awesome in my calendar.

Today for instance, it’s Monday and Mr. Wonderful is driving so he’s gone today and my boys are at their dad’s and I had to go to the dentist. Not my favorite day.

So I promised myself that I would take time for me today. The Littles are at Mom’s Day Out and after the dentist I headed  straight to my new little writing place, ordered a cup of Joe, and have spent time working, writing, relaxing, breathing, getting caffeinated, being grateful and immersing myself in the comfort of this couch and coffee.

I’m celebrating Monday! Embracing this day as a brand new start to the week.

What are you doing for yourself to give yourself a Friday feeling this Monday? 

 

Baby Boy loves his Big Brother! I’m also looking at pictures of my babies since two of them are gone-I love these guys so much! 

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Fabulous Friday!

How I look when I wake up and realize it’s FRIDAY!!!   (Photo credit lifewithlorelai.com) ©Copyright Meredith Shafer 2015

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Fantastic Friday!

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