Thursday, January 22, 2015

Body over Soul

  I follow several amazing women via Instagram and through blogger, who are these amazing fitness queens. These women are incrediably dedicated to getting up early every morning and lifting, running,swimming,biking, and doing instanity. One lady runs 20 plus miles every single morning! And get this- its all on her treadmill and half the time without music or netflix! Its purely insane and AMAZING to me.  I really look up to so many of these ladies. There determination and desire to get their bodies so fit and so perfect! They go to these HUGE lengths to make it happen!!
  I had this thought this morning as I ran a whopping 20 minutes on my tready.  I am very dedicated to running on it 20 minutes a day 6-7 days a week. It has become a habit that I just love and dont wanna break.  It isnt at 5:30 am but at whatever time works best for me, surrounding my work schedule, hubbies schedule, and my kiddos schedule.   So as I am running my little heart out to "Heartland"( on netflix via my awesome little kindle) for my 20 minutes session for sanity, I pondered this. What if everyone in this world was as dedicated to their SOULS as they are to their bodies and to their physical appearance.  What if everyone got up super early or just set a side time for an hour or 20 minutes to feed and work out their soul?  This world would be such a different place. Thats for sure.
 Physical fitness is such an important thing in my life and really it has been since my parents encouraged me at a young age to start sports and took me on family bike rides along with family hikes. Physical fitness is so important! So good for our bodies! But I just can't help but think of where my life would be if only my body was being feed and worked out everyday and not my soul along with it. I would be a complete and udder mess.
  Here is my challenge for you. If you feel that you can find the time to get your work out in every single day and you are disaplined enough to do so, do that samething  with your devotions. 
 "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world , yet lost his soul." Matthew 16:26


Monday, January 5, 2015

Night Shift Dread

Back when I only had one little one on this earth and another little one in my tummy, Jason received his dream job at work. The Pallet Gang opperater. This meant a big pay raise for my honey, but also a switch to night shift. I was cleaning houses part time during the day, and my awesome brother in law had my Logan buddy with him and his 3 littles while I cleaned with my sister in law. This time for me was just awesome. I got quality time with a wise mama, made a little extra money, and had a little mommy break.  With Jason switching to nights, he was able to take over the kiddos duty during the day and then once Pey arrived, he took over the baby duty as well:) This allowed me to keep working, with out having to hire any childcare or having to take a newborn with my to clean other peoples houses!  We loved this shift for a lot of reason but Jason ended up really missing out on a lot of things he just loves! He plays Basketball every monday night with a group of guys, enjoys going to Logans sporting events, and just  likes being available for things at night. We also knew that in the next couple of years, Logan would be in school and that would mean Jason not seeing Logan much at all during the week. So as soon as a job opened on dayshift, he went for it. Of course, during this time, we were praying so much. Jason has never loved where he works but he goes and provides for his family. He has always had pretty steady work, really nice hours, good benefits, and a week schedule. He has rarely ever had to work weekends.  Of this we are so blessed.
 Fast forward to 2015 (Can't believe I am even writing that date) and Jason is back on nights. Only for a month, Lord willing.  There was an issue at work and Jason needed to switch shifts with the opposite main gang opperater on night shift.   As I have this month to myself at nights, which mean bonus mommy duty- doing the morning thing solo and the night thing solo, I decided to just count my blessings. To not complain and to chose to have a positive attitude .
 *I am so thankful that I have a husband that spoils me and that when he is home, he is a part of the kids lives, doing stuff around the house, and really never getting a break.
 *I am so thankful that Jason gets to get a little more sleep this month. Doesn't seem like he would doing night shift but my hubs normally gets up at 3:50 am week days and goes to be 9-9:30pm. Not a lot of sleep and he is tired a lot (NEVER COMPLAINS)
 *I am thankful I will get to read some more and finish up my current netflix obsession  "Blue Bloods"
 *I am thankful for the Lord and his word and his constant encouragement in this Mommyhood Journey
 *I am just thankful Jason has a job!
 * I am thankful for some quiet nights at home. The homebody and introvert that I have become is really loving this after such a busy Christmas season.
 *I am thankful that Logan starts basketball soon and I will get to watch him enjoy the sport that both his daddy and I love.
 * I am thankful for the wisdom that Lord has giving me lately in parenting patience and not taking parenting problems personal!

*I am thankful even when my kids cry before bed because they didn't see daddy hardly at all today. 
*I am thankful that he is so loved❤️
*Basically- I am just thankful ❤️❤️❤️

Friday, January 2, 2015

No list resolution

2015-I can hardly believe it. Does time fly by like crazy to anyone else? For real!!
  I didn't make any lists this year. Might be the first time ever (since I could write of course). I live by lists!! Whether it's to do lists, weekly menus, work schedule, or house projects . Basically, some months it's how I survive!  
  But this whole New Years resolution thing, such a fun and creative idea! A fresh start- day 1 to a 365 day book.  But I have rebelled this year and decided to not make any yearly goals! I'm trying to live more in the "now." I don't wanna have to wait until Jan. 1st to begin any of my achievements and I don't wanna hold a super high standard for myself over this year , if I don't complete my "list." 
  The following is an article I read and sums up a lot of how I feel about it :) Its really, down right fabulous. MUST READ!! I-HAVE-KIDS
 If you are looking for a good list for LIFE: here you go-
December update:
Pey and I got to see the Nutcracker ballet- so fun! We stopped at Krispy Kreme on the way home to spoil the boys!
The kids waiting to open their gifts on Christmas .
My love and I - celebrating our 12th Christmas together ❤️
I flew in Christmas night to surprise the mom and grandparents 
Played lots of games and read 2 books
Got to enjoy a white Christmas 
Hung out with these amazing people! Norma and Jack Canady- aka- the grandparents 
Pretty special people right here!
Did a little skating when I got back! 
The kids loved it so much- they want an ice skating rink in Tillamook :)

Love these blessings
Happy New Year!!!