Friday, October 26, 2012

Things I Want To Remember...

I love when Isaac texts me from college.  I know he misses us but loves college too and it's so nice to hear from him and encourage him.  He's a darn good kid.

Janey was so good today.  She slept in her bassinet today for 2 hours!  That's a small miracle.  And she pooped herself out of 3 outfits, no joke.

I love good friends.  Today I visited with one today, just for an hour, and we laughed and talked politics and Christmas and a bunch of other stuff.  It was refreshing.

Today when I picked Abbey up she asked how my day was.  I have found that what this means is "please ask me how my day was too" because something icky happened.  She needed help with some friend drama and I just love that girl.  And being a teenage girl is hard.  Darn hard.  Take the high road is what I always say, thanks to my super smart mom who taught me the same thing.

Matt was in a mad scramble to find a Halloween costume for a school event tomorrow.  We decided to blindly pull things out of the costume bin and put something together and he did it.  He is so flexible and gets the 'big family" thing, and I love him for it.

Andrew and Patrick made us some popcorn after bath time.  Popcorn is another one of Andrew's specialty   He told Patrick to "go get a train" as the popcorn was popping.  I laughed because that is a little quirky thing Andrew loved to do when he was little.  Put one of his beloved trains in the bottom of the popcorn bowl and watch it get buried as the popcorn covered it.  I said, "Oh Andrew, really?"  He said, "Mother I am just trying to relive the moments of my childhood, now that I'm a kid."  He cracks me up.



28 comments:

  1. I love this post. :) Isn't life sweet?

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  2. love them all and they are certainly worth remembering!!:)
    have a happy day sarah

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  3. Thank you for blogging. You inspire me.

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  4. love this post - makes you realize to be thankful for the little things!

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  5. I love everything about this post. Everything. Sweetness,all of it, the small things in life are truly rich.
    XOXO
    Joni

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  6. i love hearing about your big family. you guys are raising such great kiddos.

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  7. Being a teenage girl is such a challenge! It sounds like Abbey has a good head on her shoulders and a mom who stands beside her when she needs support. Your kids are adorable.

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  8. So glad you had a good week. They all seem to be so happy. Love Andrew's comment.

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  9. I wish I could visit with you. On days like these I feel I am a total failure as a Mother.
    Maybe I need therapy (with one of my children, together).
    Or maybe I need to spend more time on my knees.

    Thank you for who you are, Sarah.
    Keep these great posts coming! we need to feel the Spirit of your home.
    So very refreshing.

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  10. I love that even though you have a busy life and a big family, you take the time to notice and write about the little things you want to remember. It's so inspiring. Thanks for always sharing those things.
    And I love the train thing...too cute!

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  11. That's just precious. I take it "kid" is an older classification than "child." What an affirmation of what you're doing that he would want to relive moments of his childhood! :)

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  12. I love reading your blog every day. Love the photos and the go get the train popcorn!
    Too funny.
    By the way, when I got your email today, at the end was an ad for yandy.com risque costumes. Wondered if you knew?

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  13. Sarah - I'm impressed that you are still posting so regularly. You seem to be feeling good; I'm sure there are hard moments, but I hope I can have as positive an outlook as you do when our new little one arrives in a few months. Being able to see the beauty of the little things is a big part of that. You might like the book "One Thousand Gifts" if you haven't read it already; it is all about living a life of gratitude. Great job with your kids! Keep it up!

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  14. You mentioned that Matt "gets the big family" thing. My Eric is 3rd in line of 6, and he is the exact same way. An old soul who is wise beyond his years, who is kind and always thinking of others.

    Maybe there is something to this birth order thing after all? LOL... then again, maybe not. You said Patrick is pretty easy going while my Leo is NOT! :o)

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  15. Have you ever checked out Project Life by Becky Higgens? It reminded me of your post today. To stop, take pictures of the small stuff in life. Those are pictures we will love to look back at someday!

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  16. Sarah, you are great! So sweet memories! Thanks again for your blog!!

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  17. Make sure you do remember all of those things because they're all really great.

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  18. So sweet, Sarah! Enjoy spending time with all your cuties this weekend! :) P.S. Saw Seana's new little one on fb...so precious! Congrats! :)

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  19. Your blog is one I have to check every day. So sweet and so refreshing. Thank you!

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  20. Your blog is one I have to check every day. So sweet and so refreshing. Thank you!

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  21. Just found your blog - I love this post. We always need to remember these moments with our little ones. Looking forward to reading more!
    Thanks! Claire

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  22. That is too cute Sarah! I'm going to have to start the train tradition with Kole. He would love it. :)

    p.s. Mentioned you in an interview I did for Skinny Mom. The link is on my blog. Hope that's ok. :)

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  23. Your kids are so darn cute.
    Hooray for the long nap!!
    I love seeing how you balance all you have on your plate. It inspires me - and I need it right now! :)

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  25. that was me (above) who deleted my own post. I meant to say that when I read your posts, I am so sad that I waited until I was 36 to have my first baby... you make having a large family look so fabulous!

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