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{sometimes it all falls apart}

yep. sometimes it all falls apart and there is nothing left to do but give in.

the house is a mess.

i have things i have to get done tomorrow and it all starts early.

last night was more of a nap than a night of sleep, making today hard.

today was long. there was some fun connecting time with friends {and a surprised iced mocha treat} that i loved. but it was still just a long day. i don’t even have the energy to type properly {so all lowercase letters it is}!

tonight was long too. homework didn’t get done. cereal was eaten for dinner {outside on a picnic table}. you see the dining room table is currently under siege…my craft supplies have a habit of attacking our home from time to time}. the couch is having its own battle with clean laundry that needs to be folded. the coffee table already lost the battle since folded laundry has now been sitting on it for two days. lets just say the dishes won long ago so we won’t talk about those.

and as for the kids i just wanted them to go to bed. is it just us or does it seem like when you want them to go down the most they have the hardest time falling asleep. blake put up a good fight but is finally asleep. sweet, night-owl, restless paige is finally asleep {in our bed at the moment}. grant drifted off easiest {he tends to go with the flow except for when he is not going with the flow and then i’m really stumped}.

ahhh. can you hear that? it’s my brain trying to rest.


i made a lot of mistakes today.

i didn’t want to be a fire wife tonight…doing this alone. i yelled more than i would like to admit. and i disliked the fact that i was eating my dinner at 8 PM and feeding blake again and trying to convince paige that getting out of bed again would yield terrible consequences. but then i didn’t have the energy to come up with terrible consequences so she landed in my bed so i could just get some peace. and then i didn’t like that i caved. but i did because selfishly i just wanted a minute to be alone.

i realize that even though so many things needed to be done today it’s okay to let it go.

i have to give into the chaos, take care of my babes and head to bed.


after i print a few things and post this and check my phone one more time i will head to bed.

fingers crossed.

here’s hoping “tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it…yet” as my beloved Anne & Miss Stacy would say.



the {HIDING PLACE} and more

favoriteTHINGS Friday
I just finished this amazing book last night.
I have wanted to read it for years but have not gotten around to it (I saw the movie when I was a teenager and have always been fascinated with the story of this brave woman and her family). I love studying history (weird I know) and learning about the ins and outs of certain time periods. For some reason the stories and details of the Holocaust, World War II and Nazi-Germany have always interested me. In light of my desire to know more about this time (especially from a “first-hand” account) it was a simple choice to read this book when my sweet friend Clare recommended it about a year ago. However, I am not a reader.  I would love to be. But I’m just not.  I only read about 2 or 3 books a year (and they are usually some kind of “self-help” or “parenting” or “faith-based” style). Regardless of all that, something in me just had to pick up this book last week. I have felt “under the weather” and going through some personal and family struggles…so I have spent a lot of time in bed. This book has been my constant companion. It has totally re-framed my whole perspective on life and what it truly means to suffer and still look to Jesus for help.  I would recommend this to anyone in the world who wants to be inspired and/or wants to learn more about the heroic ten Boom family of Nazi-Holland. You can learn more about it HERE or just “google it” to see interviews and read more about this extraordinary woman and the ten Boom family.
This may be one of the few times I’ll review a book or two, so here goes. Although you will very rarely find a fictional novel sitting on my nightstand, I do have a few favorites. Anne of Green Gables is at the top of my list (along with the whole series of Anne’s life by L.M. Montgomery). I also love anything by Francine Rivers and was completely captivated by the Help. I do have a few favorite Christian books from the past several years including, One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney have both completely changed my life. I will read them both again and again for years to come.  And, believe it or not, there are a few I’m hoping to read in the near future. Faith Dare by Debbie Alsdorf has been at the top of my list for a while (it is a 30 day challenge of sorts).  And finally, I found the biography A Little Bit Wicked, about the lovely Kristin Chenoweth, at a used bookstore last year and could not pass it up.
I hope you read more than I do! I hope you find these stories and books as entertaining and inspiring as I did. What do you love to read?
I’m linking up HERE to see what others are reading right now!
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