Friday, November 8, 2013

A Weekly Recap

(what is this even a picture of?  it's the only one on my camera this week)

This was one of those weeks where I felt like "this is the longest week of my life" and "where did this week go" all at once.  Halloween recovery, pre-holiday purges, a little early on-line Christmas shopping, conferences, conferences and more conferences.  I am excited for the weekend...but I also need a good night's rest.  Miss Janey Pants decided that she wanted to stay up late last night-we are doing the two-to-one nap transition thingy, and hence, my brain is buzzing with exhaustion.

I have every intention of participating in Stephanie's November gratitude posts, and I hope it's not too late to start on November 9th.  I feel like a cheater pants, but it's so important to take time to remember that life is good, and better late than never?

I have every intention of a good Christmas toy post also, a few of you have asked if I will do that again this year...and a teenage gift guide written by Abbey and maybe one prompted by Matt and Isaac (because we all know boy's are the most difficult to buy for!) but it will take me a week or two or three to get that together.

Isn't it crazy how overwhelming life can feel when you are tired?

Andrew asked me the other day, "Mom how do you fall asleep at night if you just can't?"

I said, "That almost never happens to me anymore Andrew, but when it does, and when it did when I was little, I would say Hail Mary's and that always works."   It does work-it works for me when my mind goes crazy at night and fills with worries and doubts.  But like I told Andrew-that hardly ever happens anymore because after a day's work, I am out like a light.

Happy Weekend!

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  1. I would also love to see what you would recommend for babies, especially when you have other kids so really they are in need of nothing!

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    1. Rewrapping is what we do around here for babies. That or toys like balls or books that have universal appeal.

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    2. Rewrapping is what we do around here for babies. That or toys like balls or books that have universal appeal.

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  2. I loved your daughters Christmas ideas list last year! I don't even have a teenager but I still thought it was so fun.
    I'm doing November gratitude posts too (also inspired by Stephanie) but it's more like every other day or longer. Just do what you can and enjoy it :)

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  3. Hi Sarah! Life feels super overwhelming right now...sick and prego w/5th, kid up all night with stomach flu, etc...thx for pointing out how a little sleep will make things feel so much better...here's to a good night sleep tonight!!

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  4. Yes, sleep (or lack thereof) makes all the difference. As my mom always told me, "everything looks worse when you are tired." On the rare occasion I can't fall asleep, I say the Lord's Prayer over and over, so soothing, always lulls me to sleep.

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  5. I hear ya, sweet friend. The fall is such a fun time of the year, but it's also super hectic and stressful for moms with kid's school activities and the holidays. The lack of sleep is hard on the body. Taylor, the past two weeks, has only been interested in napping once a day--I was hoping she would still be a twice a day napper for a little longer, but it's not looking that way anymore. :-(

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  6. You're adorable. Good luck with Janey's sleeping!

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  7. I loved Abbey's list last year and I bought some of her suggestions for my girls. I can't wait to see her list again this year.

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  8. When I was little and couldn't sleep my mom always told me to say Hail Mary's. I now tell my daughter the same thing. Funny thing is...It works. I did it the other night. :)

    I am new to your blog. I came over from sweet Erin's blog...Sunny Side Up. I love her house and I love her!

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  9. I cant wait to see your teen post i bought my daughter the wet brush from your post last year and it is a favorite around here. i would love to see what you recommend for preteen boys that is the hardest age for me to buy for

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  10. Excellent advice on the Hail Marys!!!

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  11. That sleep comment couldn't be more true! Just grateful for the cute baby causing the lack of sleep. :) Prayer definitely calms the mind. Just love your posts! Looking forward to the Christmas toys/gift recommendations! Happy weekend!

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  12. I am super looking forward to your Christmas toy list. My boys are 11 and 8 and I am always on the lookout for great stuff for them. We don't really do video games so it is often tough to find good quality stuff but I have used quite a few of you suggestions (marble run, zoobs, kapla blocks, rainbow loom) and they have all been a hit. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  13. Gorgeous picture of "nothing". It says a lot really. Beautiful tree, autumn day, baby swing :)

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