1. Nothing cuter than a patriotic baby. Grace’s vote, write in for her daddy. With so much anger, hatred and division months before, during and after the election I pray that our nation will unite as one. There is so much to be done and our strength will come in unity. As Kolbe practiced writing today, One Nation, Under God!
2. I used to enjoy setting my clock back, an extra hour of sleep now I just see it as a nasty trick to play on parents, which completely destroys any sort of routine for small children and Grace is no exception. Up at 5:30am and wanting to go to bed at 6:00. Daylight Savings is some kind of cruel trick.
3. I have a rule that when I am putting Grace to bed the boys do not come in the room unless it’s an emergency or something really important. Well, updating me on the score of the football game was deemed reeeeeally important to them. Giving me an update every 5 seconds, exceptions to the rule.
4. Continuing on sleep. Grace finally broke her waking every 2 1/2 hour routine. The night of the election she surprised us and slept for a 9 hour stretch. Now if only I had been sleeping during that time instead of staying up way too late watching the polls close, checking on Grace every 2 hours to make sure she was still breathing and tossing and turning over what the election results may be. Thankfully she has now gone three nights in a row sleeping 9 or more hours, I may have just jinxed myself.
5. Aaron and I went out of our introverted selves and started a couples group. We had our first meeting, our living room packed with 15 people plus babies. I never knew we could fit so many folding chairs in our small space. I only wish I would have taken notes, so many beautiful things said to encourage, inspire and challenge me to live more fully as a wife and mother.
6. I recently received an email asking permission to translate into Slovak an article of mine featured on CatholicMoms.com. Since it is still being read two years later, I thought I would link to it here.
7. Sometimes I find myself getting caught up in the little annoyances or inconveniences of the day and overlooking the blessings. So for the month of November I am choosing gratitude. Each day I am writing down a few things I am thankful for, no repeats allowed. I am not posting it, but just a personal reminder for myself to always give thanks. We are beyond blessed!
Linking up with Kelly. Today I am grateful for Friday and the end of a long work week for my husband.