This weekend was a good one.
Laid back...enjoying each others company.
We're soaking in every last bit of summer we can.
Checking off our last fun to-do's before we settle into a schedule.
Sunday I stayed home from church with a teething Eloise.
The poor baby had woken up almost every hour the night before....
a nice long nap in a quiet house was just what she needed.
While she napped I had the morning to myself.
I turned on some worship music and slowly cleaned around the house while sipping my coffee.
Mornings alone are a very rare thing these days.
It was so refreshing....time to worship and think.
Time to pray over my role as a mother and wife.
As I picked up each little toy I prayed for the tiny hands that would play with them later.
With each fluff of a pillow and pulling up of a bedspread
I prayed for the child who would crawl into that bed that night.
The words "if we don't pray for them then who will" kept going through my head.
I don't remember where I heard them years ago.
But they resonate in my thoughts daily.
I was sitting on the couch with Travis tonight...
we were talking about our babies.
Laughing about things they say... gushing over Eloise and her baby-ness....
talking about how blessed we are to have four healthy children.
And we wondered if in ten or twenty years we'll look back and
feel like this time in our lives was just a blur.
Because it could easily get that way.
The craziness of if all.
With four little ones five and under life is busy and constant.
The more I think about it the more I don't want it to be a blur.
I want this time to be treasured and remembered.
Which brings me to something else I heard long ago and I know I've repeated here before.
As the mothers of our home WE are the memory keepers.
The ones who write it all down and store it up to remember and cherish later on.
I have been thinking through what I want this to look like for our family.
Here is what I have came up with so far...
+I need to get caught up on picture printing.
And caught up as in... I haven't printed any off since Emma was 6 months old.
That's 4 1/2 years worth of pictures waiting to be printed.
I think the route I am going to go is with all of the pictures printed into books for each year.
A definite under taking... but one that needs to be done.
+Have a memory book.
I have baby books for each of the kids but am wanting something to write down every day memories.
I am going to start a memory book for each year.
And my plan is to keep it right next to my Bible so I know where it's at at all times.
I am wanting to write down funny stories, places we have visited,
exciting things that have happened in our lives.
A book that we can all read through years from now.
I would love to hear any tips or thoughts on how you preserve memories for your families!
Please leave them in the comments for everyone to read:)
Hope your Monday was a great one!
+flowers from my guy. he knows me well!
+we had a little run in with a permanent marker this week.
he asked his big sister to help him draw on a super hero mask.
i must say she drew a pretty great one.
thankfully permanent marker comes off with a
generous dose of dishsoap and a few vigorous scrubbings!
+we took the big kids to see the movie Planes this weekend.
it was a sweet movie!
cade and emma gave it a thumbs up.
colt said he would rather stay home and watch netflix.
you win some...you lose some.
+have you ever tried figs on your salad?
my new favorite salad topping!
he melts me.
+one of the kids favorite treats is to have "dinner and a movie".
we pick up some burgers and shakes, throw a quilt on the living room floor and put in a movie.
+my little teether during her sunday morning nap.