Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Much Needed...

Today was a much needed GREAT day with the girls. We downloaded some new music and danced like crazy. The girls had a beach party when I was in the shower. They took our beach towels, got their swimsuits and sunglasses on, and "laid out" in the bedroom while I got ready...without fighting!! Then we watched my wedding video, Carly's ultrasound video, and just hung out. They even helped clean up while we danced some more.

Days like this are what keep me going after horrible days like yesterday.

James 1:2-4
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Too Little Becomes Too Much

So, I keep thinking lately "Who gets to decide when something is not enough or when something is too much?" It's subjective and very annoying! The two cases that keep coming up:

Having Kids- We have two and people are constantly asking us when we are going to have another one. I think it's partly because some people cannot imagine that we could be happy with two girls (especially Andrew) and we just HAVE to try for a boy. I am perfectly happy (and stressed out :)) with two...

but at what point do people start making the "You're done now, right?" comments and talking rudely behind the parents back about them not getting the concept of birth control. I get so frustrated with people criticizing The Duggars ( if you don't know who they are). Yes,they have a lot of kids, but they also pay for everything outright, homeschool their children, and seem to be a great family. There are people with 6 kids that have better control and better behaved children than others with only 1 child.

Weight- When you are overweight, no one will admit it to you. You know it and they know it, but (thankfully) most people are nice enough not to tell you. Then you lose weight and suddenly people are making snide comments about you, about what you are or aren't eating, how much you exercise,etc...and you still have weight to lose to be considered healthy.

So, this is mostly just a rant that I've been wanting to get off my chest for awhile.

Excuses, Excuses

Ok, before I get on the post I wanted to add, I just have to apologize for my slacking.

I just noticed my layout was a Christmas layout and my last post was on my birthday, in December!

Our new computer started disconnecting any time I try to read anyone's blog or do anything with mine. It's really annoying and I can't figure out why. So, we never sold the old one so I'm forced to use a small screen in order to see around the large gray streak that goes from the top to the bottom.